Benchmark Guidelines

BM Guidelines for students and Parents Maltese

Poeżiji mit-tfal għat-tfal:

Kemm nieħu gost waqt il-brejk tal-iskola
Dak il-ħin ngħidu xi ħames ċajtiet
Wara dawk nilagħbu goff bejnietna
U naqilgħu xi żewġ għajtiet.
Len Abela Vassallo Yr 6

Qabel nidħlu l-iskola,
Dejjem ngħidu tliet ċajtiet.
Nitgħallmu fuq in-nannakola
Imbagħad naqilgħu xi ċewġ għajtiet.
Sephora Vella Yr 6

Meta mmur l-iskola, taqbadni s-sogħla
Meta ngħidu xi tliet ċajtiet,
Jien nifraħ u ngħola
Il-qanpiena ddoqq, u nidħlu qisna xi ħutiet.
Andy Portelli Yr 6

A new School Council

Mtarfa Primary is proud to announce the members for the new School Council.  The members representing the parents are Ms Joanne Mamo (mother of Cody in Year 4), Mr Antoine Vella (father of Kewell in Yr 2) and Ms Natasha Borg (mother of Thea in Kg 2).  Members representing the staff are Mr Kenneth Micallef (Year 4 teacher), Ms Diana Mifsud (Kindergarten Assistant KG 1.2) and Ms Doreen Grech (LSA in Yr 6).  The council’s President is Mr Peter Cordina while the secretary/treasurer is the Head of School, Ms Joanne Mifsud.

Looking forward to work together as a dynamic team for the benefit of our students.

All the Best!!

On behalf of all the staff, the School Council, the Student Council and the EkoSkola Committee, I wish you all a Blessed Christmas filled with the true joy that can only be achieved through Christ, who is the real reason for the season.  May you have a Prosperous New Year 2013.

Happy Greetings to all of you.

Joanne Mifsud

Acting Head

Congratulations to the new Student Council!

On Tuesday 23rd October, 2012, students at our school have elected the members of the new Student Council. The elected council will serve for two years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014.
Students eligible to vote were from Year 2 to Year 6. However children in Year 5 did not participate in the voting process as only 1 child contested, and thus was automatically elected.
There were 19 candidates for 7 to be elected. 2 children were elected from Year 6, 1 child from Year 5, 2 children from Year 4, 1 child from Year 3 and 1 child from Year 2.
The elected Student Council members are:
Jacob Catania and Gabriel Gatt (Year 6)
Elaine Sciberras (Year 5)
Nathan Bajada and Natalia Fenech (Year 4)
Sharona Galea (Year 3)
Loel Abela Vassallo (Year 2)

Congratulations to these children! A word of thanks goes to all the other children who participated and were ready to give a service to their peers.

The Student Council will meet in the coming days to discuss the new roles within the council.

Well done to all!

Joanne Mifsud
Acting Head

Farewell Fr Reuben

On behalf of all stakeholders within our school, we would like to bid you farewell and may God bless you as you start your pastoral care in Cospicua.  You will be deeply missed by all, especially by the children.  We thank you for having been of service to the school community and for having helped us get to know the Lord more closely.

We also look forward to welcome Fr Denis Schembri, the new Parish Priest, to start working together in the pastoral activities that the school will be holding in the coming scholastic year.

God bless you

Joanne Mifsud

Acting Head

obo students, staff and parents

Il-Kulleġġ San Nikola jiġi t-tieni fil-Proġett ta’ l-Imprenditorija

Il-Kulleġġ San Nikola li tiegħu l-iskola tagħna tagħmel parti, għandu l-unur jgħid li ġie t-tieni fil-proġetti kollha ta’ l-Imprenditorija li għalihom daħlu entitajiet differenti mill-kamp edukattiv, kummerċjali u oħrajn.  Dan il-proġett kien immirat lejn taħriġ lill-għalliema u lill-istudenti.  Fil-fatt saru sessjonijiet wara l-ħin għall-għalliema u għandi l-pjaċir ngħid li Ms Yvonne Vassallo, Kindergarten Assistant, kienet fost dawk li attendew.  Barra minn hekk, il-klassi tar-raba’ sena tas-Sur Micallef, ħadu taħriġ dwar din it-tema u għamlu proġett sabiħ ħafna dwar il-komunita’ ta’ l-Imtarfa.

Grazzi lill-Prinċipal tal-kulleġġ, is-Sur Sammut, u lill-kumitat li ħadem be sħiħ f’din l-inizzjattiva.

L-Esperjenza Tagħna fil-Kunsill Skolastiku

Għaddiet sena mill-bidu ta’dan il-Kunsill Skolastiku. Sena impenjattiva u mimlija b’attivitajiet.  Kellna l-ħarġa ta Jum l-Omm , il-Maratona ta’ l-iSports, Santa’s Town u ż-żewġ fieri tal-ktieb. Hawn bis-sehem tagħna bħala Kunsill Skolastiku u bl-għajnuna tagħkom il-ġenituri, nistgħu inkunu ta’ għajnuna biex dawn l-attivitajiet ikunu ta’ suċċess. Kull wieħed u waħda minna jieħu gost li l-iskola fejn jattendu uliedna tkun attiva , ħajja u tifjorixxi.

Qabel dħalna għal dan ir-rwol fil-Kunsill Skolastiku, tħossok li ma tkunx taf fhiex ser tidħol u forsi taqta’ ftit qalbek. Iżda llum bl-esperjenza ta’ din is-sena fil-Kunsill, tibda tara l-affarijiet minn lenti differenti u tħossok  aktar qrib ta dak li qed isir fl-iskola u toffri għajnuna għall- ġid ta uliedna. Kellna ukoll l-opportunita  li niltaqgħu ma’ l-għola awtoritajiet tal-pajjiż mill-qrib meta dawn ġew iżuru l-iskola tagħna.

Għalhekk inħeġġu biex  dawk kollha li lesti jagħtu sehemhom jagħmlu dan għaliex nassigurawkom li wara jkollkom sodisfazzjon.

Grazzi,

Joanne, Daniela u Antoine

Ġenituri fi ħdan il-Kunsill Skolastiku

Kreattiv Project

As a Student Council we went to visit the paintings that were brought to us from the Fine Arts Museum. There were six paintings in all. Some of them were painted in oil and some of them were painted in water-colours

The paintings were painted by artists from Malta and by artists from abroad.

Maria Pia Micallef

Student Council President

LAND AND SEA

We are pleased to introduce you to the works of art that will visit our school next week.  For this reason we encourage you to read the following info and come prepared for this event.

LAND AND SEA

Kreattiv Project

The six paintings that will visit our school are all images that show the important relationship that exists between people, the land and the sea.  The paintings show scenes around harbours or peaceful images of the Mediterranean Sea.  All the paintings were produced between the late 19th century and the 1950s.  Five of them show Maltese scenes while the sixth is a picture of a boat in Amalfi (Italy) by an Italian painter.  Below are some factual details and ideas.  Unfortunately, very little factual information is available about some of the artists and works in this collection.

Anton Inglott (1915-1945)

Entrance to Quarantine Harbour and Msida from St Venera  (Inv No 1121-22)

Early 20th century

Water Colours

Msida Harbour

Citations:

Anton Inglott 1915-1945: his life and works / Emmanuel Fiorentino. – San Gwann: PEG, 2002

Anton Inglott 1915-1945 / Friends of the Cathedral Museum. – Mdina: The Friends of the Cathedral Museum,1988

Descriptive Note:

The Maltese painter Anton Inglott was born in Hamrun (Malta), in 1915. He was one of the significant figures of 20th century Maltese painting. In 1930 he joined the newly found School of Art in Valletta, headed by the successful Maltese painter Edward Caruana Dingli (1876- 1950). In 1938 he won the bursary from the Government to study in Rome at the Accademia di Belle Arti, a destination of several young Maltese artists of that period, and he became a student of the Neapolitan artist Carlo Siviero (1882- 1953). He was inspired by the symbolists, and also by the Novecentist`s emphasis on using monumentality in their works. The Roman tonalisti`s resort to austere greyish tones must have also impressed him. In May 1940, on Italy`s entry in World War II, along with some other Maltese artists residing or studying in Rome, Anton Inglott returned to Malta. Four years later, in 1944 he married Mary Pitre de Martino and the following year, in 1945 he suffered from an aggravating illness and passed away at the young age of 35. His works included landscapes, portraits, still-life`s and caricatures and also a unique set of war drawings expressing solidarity with the sufferings of humanity. His sacred paintings, imbued with mysticism and spirituality, are probably what he is mostly known for. He has been categorized among those artists who are ‘inherently religious’.

 Giovanni Anastasio

Amalfi (In No 4433-4)

1921

Oil on canvas

Oil Painting

Sailboats

Marine painting

Amalfi

Property of Capr. Gollcher

This oil painting shows a colourful sailing boat on the ground near the sea at Amalfi in Italy.  The Amalfi coast is well-known for its beautiful coastal scenery and is located in the southern Campania region of Italy.

 Luigi Maria Galea (1847-1917)

Fort St Elmo by moonlight

Late 19th century

Oil on Canvas

Luigi Maria Galea was a Maltese painter specialising in landscapes and seascapes.  This small painting is interesting because of its unusual lighting (it shows the sea and land painting at night time) and also because it shows the entrance to the Grand Harbour as it appeared to sailors coming to Malta over a hundred years ago.

Hugo Carbonaro

Marsa Creek

1950s

Oil on Board

Purchased

Brought from Auberge d’Italie on 8th August 1979

Exhibited at Biennale di Venezia 1958

Hugo Carbonaro was an important painter associated with the development of modern art in Malta in the 1950s.  His son, Pawl Carbonaro, also became a painter and is one of the most important artists in Malta today (he lives in Gozo).  This image of a tug boat in Marsa is interesting because it shows an industrial landscape, not a typical idyllic scene we might associate with landscape painting.  It was exhibited in the famous Biennale di Venezia in 1958.  The Biennale di Venezia takes place in Venice every two years and shows the work of the most famous contemporary artists from around the world.  Malta participated in this exhibition only twice: in 1958 and in 1999.  The painting shows us a general ‘impression’ of the scene (the painter does not show every single detail).

David Rose

Malta looking towards Gozo

1907

Watercolour

This small watercolour by a British painter depicts the simplicity and bareness of the Maltese landscape surrounded by the sea.  No houses, people or human activities are visible.

Giuseppe Briffa 1901-1986

Around Gozo (1938)

Oil on Canvas

Double Landscape – Views of Gozo. Most probably depicting the Way to Sannat, in Gozo.

Citations for Sources:

The Joseph Briffa bequest (1987) and other works at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Malta / Dennis Vella. – St Venera : Heritage Malta ; Midsea Books ; 2006

Guzeppi Briffa, pittur Karkariz : 100 sena minn twelidu / migbur minn Philip Xuereb. – B’Kara : Il-Kunsill Lokali, 2001

Sacred art in Malta, 1890-1960 / edited by Gino Gauci ; the contributors, Peter Serracino Inglott, Lino Borg, Antonio Espinosa Rodriguez. – Valletta, Malta : Said International, 1990

 

Giuseppe Briffa painted many views of Gozo and also became well-known for his paintings in several Maltese and Gozitan churches.