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DECEMBER 2010

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 09

THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE ONLINE WEEKLY GAZETTE CREATING AN INTERACTIVE COLLEGE COMMUNITY OF INFORMATION & DEVELOPEMENT


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE In this Issue

The Edwardian Gazette Weekly Online College Journal

Chief Editor Mr Chittenden - HM

Message from the Headmaster News from the Library

hm@stedwards.edu.mt

House Shield Points Design, Photography & Advertising M Fenech - Marketing Executive

Sports Department Articles

marketing@stedwards.edu.mt

Notice Board Weekly Calendar Celine Ellis - Secretary hmsec@stedwards.edu.mt

Articles

Junior School Middle & Senior School IB Sixth Form

Martin Bugeja

Events Miscellaneous Front Cover

Weekly Calendar

‘St Edward’s College Façade’ Courtesy of College Archives

ST EDWARD’S COLLEGE BIRGU (CITTA VITTORIOSA) BRG 9039 MALTA, EUROPE www.stedwards.edu.mt

www. gasan mamo .com


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Message from the Headmaster Dear Parents and Community Members This week, I want to focus on an important part of our School Development Plan: International Boarding. Quite simply, the financial boost that international boarding gives to schools in England is very significant indeed. In fact, many of these schools would fail to exist if their boarding component were to cease.

In the context of recruiting boarders, Mr. Thomas and I will be travelling to Tripoli (Libya). You may be aware that this country was the main source for boarders when the College had a boarding component. Many expatriate workers relied heavily on St Edward‟s College for their sons‟ education.

Basically, we are recruiting male boarders from 11 years onwards and females at 6th Form level. At approximately €16,000 per year (including tuition fees), the College offers an extremely good alternative to boarding in England.

Of course, we are encouraging our current students to make boarding a part of their lives also. Currently, we are offering to our present students, boarding on a weekly basis through to the whole of the year.

For further information, please email me hm@stedwards.edu.mt

Best wishes Michael Chittenden Headmaster


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE News from the Library Books for Vouchers I would like to extend my thanks to Agenda for giving us this opportunity to enhance our library. An even bigger thank you goes to all the parents who sent in these vouchers which are given free when buying textbooks and are only redeemable by school representatives. Each voucher is worth 1 euro 16 cents and may not seem much but as you can see from the pictures when you receive 550 of these vouchers it makes a big difference to our Library. The Junior School are particularly happy this year with their brand new set of 35 Geronimo Stilton Books.

Ms Tania Sultana Librarian The photos show the books the Librarian chose from Miller in Luqa on Wednesday 1 December with the „Agenda Books for Schoolsâ€&#x; vouchers.


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE House Shield Points Weekly Updates

2nd

3rd

1st

House Points Updates

CONGREVE

35pts 35pts

Yr 6, 7 & 8 Yr 9, Yr 6

Cross Country Race Inter-house Games (Football, Hockey, Dodge ball)

CAMPBELL

48pts 55pts

Yr 6, 7 & 8 Yr 9, Yr 6

Cross Country Race Inter-house Games (Football, Hockey, Dodge ball)

DUCANE

52pts 60pts

Yr 6, 7 & 8 Yr 9 , Yr 6

Cross Country Race Inter-house Games (Football, Hockey, Dodge ball)


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Sports Department

Dodge Ball

Inter-house Competition House Points Yr 6 1st Ducane 9pts (10sets) 25pts 2nd Campbell 9pts (8sets) 15pts 3rd Congreve 3pts 10pts

Hockey Yr 6

Team A Campbell- Congreve Congreve – Ducane Ducane – Campbell

3-1 2-5 1-3

Team B Campbell- Congreve Congreve – Ducane Ducane – Campbell

2-1 3-0 4-0

Hockey Yr 6 Team A Campbell- Congreve Congreve – Ducane Ducane – Campbell

2-1 0-1 1-0

Team B Campbell- Congreve Congreve – Ducane Ducane – Campbell

1-2 3-0 0-4

House Points Yr 6 1st Campbell 6pts (7 goals) 2nd Congreve 6pts (5 goals) 3rd Ducane 6pts (2 goals)

25pts 15pts 10pts


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Cross Country Yrs 6, 7 & 8

House Points Yrs 6, 7, & 8 Ducane Campbell Congreve

52pts 48pts 35pts

Football Yr 9

Inter-house Competition Yr 9 Results Campbell vs Congreve vs Ducane vs Campbell vs Congreve vs

House Points Yr 9 1st Ducane 25pts nd 2 Campbell 15pts 3rd Congreve 10pts

Congreve Ducane Campbell Congreve Ducane

5-5 0-3 5-4 3-0 0-3


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Articles OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY – (5) A Miscellany of Hazards At College, we continually carry out risk assessments. With over 700 people on our property, the risk of a person being hurt is relatively high. Hence, there is a need to be aware of potential risks and taking the appropriate action. This applies to the home situation as well. Please find below a useful process to make the home environment safer. The Risk Assessment A risk assessment is really a simple exercise, based mainly on common sense. It consists of 4 basic steps that are meant to address any hazards that may be lurking around: 1. Identify the hazard [s] 2. Who are the persons at risk? 3. Evaluate this risk (is it low, medium or high?) 4. Implement adequate risk control measures Obviously, the higher the level of risk, the quicker the action needed to eliminate or at least control it i.e. by bringing the risk down to a low level where harm will seldom occur. In real life, risk elimination (i.e. a zero risk level) is not always possible and so one has to be content with reducing it as much as practically possible.

Martin Bugeja OHS Officer Malta Air Traffic Services


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Notice Board Dropping Students off at College Please do NOT drop your child off at College at the Main Gate. The North and South Gates are to be used. Mr M Chittenden Headmaster

Casual Clothes for JS is Tuesday 21 December Casual Clothes for KG, Middle, senior and 6th Form Wednesday 22 December. 2 Euros if students wish to participate. Proceeds go directly to technology.

Cake Sale in Aid of the Orphaned Rhinos in Zimbabwe Junior School boys: Harry and Ollie P. E., Lucas and William L. G., Tom T. G., Matthew C. and Michael N. are organising a cake sale in the Junior School Grounds on Tuesday 7 December 2010 during small break at 10.00 and big break at 12.15. Any parents who would like to make a cake for this sale are welcome to do so.

Christmas Raffle Update Sale of Raffle tickets in aid of the St Jeanne Antide Foundation is under way. Ms Nora Macelli and Ms Josephine Spiteri from the Foundation will be meeting all students on Monday morning during Assembly. Ms Macelli will address Middle and Senior School students whilst Ms Spiteri will meet the Junior School students. They will be informing students as to how, the much needed proceeds from sale of raffle tickets, will be helping the Foundation. On the same day at 12.20 - 1.00pm ,Ms Macelli will address the Sixth Formers to inform them how they can be of help to the Foundation whilst at the same time making up their CAS hours for their IB course.


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Junior School Save the Orphaned Rhinos A talk and a DVD were organized for the Junior School boys last Thursday. Mr Walter Vella, who has just come from Zimbabwe in Africa, spoke to the boys about his campaign „Save the Orphaned Rhinos‟. Mr Vella is involved in the setting up of a rhino station called “Imire”. The boys are donating 2 Euros and making a collage which will be sent to Africa. Each boy is given a sticker for helping to save the orphaned rhinos. Rhinos are in danger of extinction. Anne Tabone Head of Junior School


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Junior School

This photo shows some of the boys who are contributing their paintings to the collage together with Mr Vella and Mrs Tabone.

Cake Sale in Aid of the Orphaned Rhinos in Zimbabwe Junior School boys: Harry and Ollie P. E., Lucas and William L. G., Tom T. G., Matthew C. and Michael N. are organising a cake sale in the Junior School Grounds on Tuesday 7 December 2010 during small break at 10.00 and big break at 12.15. Any parents who would like to make a cake for this sale are welcome to do so.


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Middle & Senior School Languages Department Every year, the Languages Department organizes a celebration of healthy food. This year‟s event on Thursday 18 November coincided with “La Semaine du Goût” in France. The Middle School students participated in the making of healthy and tasty cakes. 28 students displayed various kinds of home made cakes using their imagination and creativity to make a cake as healthy as possible. Products included: carrot cake, pineapple cake, dark chocolate cake, yogurt cake, cookies and many others. Some students created a chart to promote healthy eating on that day. Each portion of cake was sold for €1. We are proud to announce that €210 worth of cakes were sold. All proceeds went to St Joseph Institute in Zabbar. We would like to thank all the dedicated mothers who joined us in this event and who devoted time to make a cake with their sons. It is important to remember that there are many less fortunate children just round the corner. Giving them something small at Christmas is enough to bring a smile to their face and more importantly to know that another child thought of them. Thanks are extended to the House Tutors, teachers and Senior School students who helped a great deal. Ms Dominique Inglott Head of Languages

Flap-A-Jacks „A Healthy Cake Competition‟ by Luke B. G. Year Please follow this link to read recipe


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE IB Sixth Form

Yr 13 Live-In


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE IB Sixth Form

Yr 13 Live-In


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Events Staff/Student Football Rehearsal Match


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Good relationships are forged between teachers and students both in and out of the classroom. The students certainly had the teachers' measure (11-5) in the latest football match on Wednesday. Good fun, indeed! The official match will be played on 22 December. Last Year‟s Cup Holders are the Teachers

Quote of the Week „A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new. „ Albert Einstein


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Miscellaneous


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE Miscellaneous Christmas Raffle 2010 APPEAL Many Old Edwardians will fondly remember Ms Josephine Spiteri who was a Year 2 class teacher for many years. She is now retired and does voluntary work at the „St Jeanne Antide Foundation‟ in Tarxien. Among the many services offered by this foundation is the Homework Club. Ms Spiteri forms part of the Homework Services Team.. The club is for children and young persons who cannot cope with their school homework because they may not have enough support at home or for some other reason approved by the social worker. One-to-one homework assistance is given to families selected in consultation with the social worker from the Centre. The assistance is tailor-made to the needs of each child. Ms Spiteri told us that the Foundation is always in need of monetary and/or educational resources and we have decided to fund raise for this noble cause. We welcome any gifts you could donate We will use these gifts as prizes for this year’s Christmas Raffle. The nicer the prizes the more tickets we shall sell!!! Please help us help the less fortunate this Christmas Ms Tania Sultana Librarian

Ms Anne Tabone Head of Junior School

The ‘St Jeanne Antide Welfare Campaign’ was officially registered as a Charity on the 24th September, 1974. www.antidemalta.com

For more details please follow this link St

Jeanne Antide Foundation


THE EDWARDIAN GAZETTE This Week at St Edward’s College Monday 6 December

Tuesday 7 December

12.20 -13.00

Presentation to Sixth Formers by Ms Nora Macelli Regarding CAS opportunities at St Jeanne Antide Foundation

9.00-12.30

Cross Country at the Marsa Athletic Stadium

10.00-10.40

Mass in the Chapel for Yr 9 and Yr 10 students

11.00

Public Holiday - Feast of Immaculate Conception

Wednesday 8 December

Thursday 9 December

SMT

8.40

Mass in the Chapel for Junior School

Friday 10 December

Saturday 11 December

Sunday 5 December

Calendar Information Please follow this link for the Advent & Lent Calendar The latest version of the Calendar is on the website. Please do not refer to the College Student diary as it contains errors.

The Edwardian Gazette 9  

A Weekly Online College Journal

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