Spam Post

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Dear All,

It has been brought to my attention that many of those who used to follow my blog last year received a mail about a new post that appeared on my blog on the 15th October 2012.  Kindly note that that was a spam so please ignore it.  I am no longer using this blog as I am only managing our break clubs’ blog.  Should you wish to follow it kindly subscribe to

http://stcathsbreakclubs.wordpress.com

I thank you for your attention  and I apologise for any inconvenience created.

Regards

Ms Rosienne

 

 

Thank You!!!

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Dear Parents and Junior 2 kids,

I cannot believe the end of this scholastic year has already arrived!  It has been a wonderful year, full of many exciting moments for the kids and for all of us.  It has indeed been a very hectic one too but we’ve supported each other and made sure that each and every child in our care receives the best kind of education possible, that which they all deserve!  We have laughed and cried at different moments during the journey, but I can tell you that I will cherish each and every moment spent with your child.  It has been a pleasure to get to know the children, their likes and dislikes, their interests, their learning styles, their personalities (some of them with very strong personalities too:), and it has also been a pleasure to get to know you as their parents!  I will surely miss them all!

Thank you also for the lovely gifts you gave me yesterday … as I told you, the greatest gift for a teacher is to be trusted with the care, the education of your children, which we tried to do with dedication, hard work and with pleasure too.  However, I do appreciate that you wanted us to be together after the Junior 2 ceremony to show us your appreciation as a group.  It was really nice to see most of you there and your children – a really warm and happy atmosphere that left me very positive feelings.  Thank you wholeheartedly!

I will find the time to put some pictures later on this week as I have a few that I never uploaded.  Enjoy your holidays and I hope you find plenty of time to be together and enjoy having fun with your kids!

Ms Rosienne

PS Don’t forget the READING please:)))

Important points for the Junior 2s

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Dear Parents,
Good evening! I am writing to you with respect to two things, namely:
1.  Holy Communion Mass – all those families who are scheduled. as per the timetable given, to take photos before mass begins, are to access the Church via the Millennium Chapel.  You are to make your way to the Reception of the Millennium Chapel and ask to be shown up to the Church (via the lift) (since the main door of the Church will not be open that early).  Mr. Brian Gauci will be at the Church from 3:30 pm onwards.  Kindly stick to the times given to you so that we can have a smooth running of the process!
2. Meeting with Parents re introduction of the 1-1 Tech Device – the meeting yesterday evening consisted of a discussion with parents about the possibility of introducing a digital device for each child as part of their pedagogical journey at school.  Mr. Chris Demicoli from Smart Technologies explained the reasoning behind this innovative educational strategy and how it has been implemented widely abroad and is now fast gaining ground here in Malta in both state, church and independent schools.  As such the School Administration was thinking of introducing this with the current Junior 2s next year (in October, when they have started the Junior 3s).  This would mean that the parents would finance a tech device (the mention was around a touch screen device suceh as the IPad) for each student and pay it either at one go or have a 3 year lease contract with the company and pay it in instalments.  During the meeting, various questions were raised and answers based on research worldwide as well as local practice were given.  Following a majority vote at the meeting, it was agreed that we would ask Smart Technologies to do the financial workings and come up with a good proposal, following which the School, together with the majority of the parents, would decide upon.
As such, I have requested Mr. Demicoli from Smart Technologies to create a proposal which would explain the cost of the package of the IPad for each student (pls note that the cost includes many things such as the software, the tech support, the insurance, the bandwidth adjustments at school, laptops for the teachers in class etc … so it is not simply a question of buying the IPad, and obviously, the school will not be receiving any commission or so from this project so that costs are kept as low as possible.  On the contrary, should we decide to go ahead with the project, the school is willing to forfeit the school computer fee that the kids pay annually so that we help the parents in the little that we can).  When this proposal is forthcoming, I will send it to all the parents and then organise a second meeting.  However, in the meantime, if parents have questions, concerns etc, pls do not hesitate to email me and I will be more than happy to answer any queries.
I thank you for your collaboration and look forward to seeing you at the Holy Communion celebration on Friday!
Best regards,
Ms. Sue Mifsud Midolo
Junior School Director
Sue Mifsud Midolo, B.A.(Hons), M.A.(Loyola, Chicago),
Junior School Director

Last Day of School

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Dear All,

As you know, Wednesday will be our last day of school.  We will spend the first part of the day in the classroom, having an end of year party and then we will take the children down to the Assembly Hall for the Graduation ceremony.

We kindly choose an item from below and send the following for your child to share with their friends:

  • bottle of water
  • bottle of orange squash (already mixed)
  • plastic cups
  • ham sandwiches
  • cheese sandwiches
  • small cooked pizzas
  • small cheesecakes
  • 1 packet of popcorn
  • 1 pringles
  • 1 packet of snacks
  • some sweets/ goodies

Please only send one item as we only have an hour and it will still be very early for the children to eat a lot of food.  Also make sure your child gets his/ her drink along.

Thank you for your cooperation

Ms Rosienne

 

 

Holy Communion

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Dear Parents,
The Holy Communion celebration and commemoration is fast approaching.  I am writing to you to describe what will happen on the day during mass.
The children will all be seated together (with the Holy Communion children in the front two rows) – this is being done since they have to sing, do some miming together, and recite some prayers during mass and thus, for logistical issues, they have to be grouped together to make sure that the running is smooth and Ms. Silvana and Ms. Maria can co-ordinate this.  The parents of the Holy Communion children will be seated in the front three rows too – but not in the same rows as the children.  The other parents will be seated right behind these parents in stipulated rows.  Other relatives and grandparents have the balcony reserved for them.
Please note that the Church is in a semi-circle shape so all the children can follow perfectly well from whichever location they are seated in – and the same goes for all the parents.
During Holy Communion, the children who will be celebrating their First Holy Communion on that day will be the first to receive Holy Communion, accompanied by their parents.  After these, then the other children will receive the host normally, and after the children, the other parents and then the relatives.
At the end of the mass, the children who have received their First Holy Communion on the day will receive a certificate to commemorate the event.
As you can imagine, there is a lot of preparation under way for this event and both Ms. Silvana and Ms. Maria (the catechist) have been working hard to make this celebration a most memorable one.  As such, on the day, we ask you to co-operate with the teachers to ensure a smooth running of the celebration.
I thank you for your co-operation!
Best regards,
Ms. Sue Mifsud Midolo
Junior School Director
Sue Mifsud Midolo, B.A.(Hons), M.A.(Loyola, Chicago),
Junior School Director

St. Catherine’s High School
11, Suffolk Road,
Pembroke PBK 1901
MALTA

Tel: +356 21378703+356 21376543

Get Well Soon!

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Dear Nedved, Mireille, Maisie, Julia-Jo and Ms Maureen,

We have missed you these past days since you were away from school.  We really hope you are feeling a tiny weeny bit better and that you will soon come back to school.  This picture is for you, we hope it brings a smile on your face!  We love you so much xxxx

Ms Rosienne and your friends of Junior 2

xxxxx

Graduation Day on Wednesday 27th June

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Dear Parents,

As you know we are approaching the end of the year and with it comes the necessary transition to the next level for our children.  To this effect, we will be holding a simple Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday 27th June at 10 am.  Two parents/relatives are invited for this celebratory event, and this will mark the end of the year for the Junior 2s.  Kindly keep this date free and inform the class teachers on who will be attending this ceremony.

On another note, in preparation for next year, I would like to hold an important meeting with all the parents of the current Junior 2 on Tuesday 26th June at 7 pm at school.  I would appreciate if all the parents were present for this meeting since we will discuss some important changes for our children’s pedagogigical journey.

I thank you for your collaboration and look forward to meeting you twice next week!

Best regards,

Ms. Sue Mifsud Midolo

 

 

 

 

Sue Mifsud Midolo, B.A.(Hons), M.A.(Loyola, Chicago),
Junior School Director