Author: Erica Zammit

Social Innovation Challenge

Social Innovation Challenge Well done to SMC level 11 students who represented our college in the 6th Social Innovation Challenge sponsored by Microsoft. They came up with the exceptional concept of creating an app to promote inclusion and diversity in schools. The team members were highly praised by the judging panel and their mentor, Ms Eleanor Abela SMC Careers Adviser, for their attention to detail, focus and level of commitment during the challenge.
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SMC L11 School Leaving Ceremony

SMC L11 School Leaving Ceremony Our graduation ceremony for the Level 11 students was an emotional and lovely event that was enjoyed by all. The night started with Holy Mass, kindly celebrated by Fr Lawrence Essery. This was followed by the certificate and prize giving ceremony in which we celebrated our students’ successes and achievements.  This is the time when the attributes and qualities of our students are highlighted and rewarded. Prizes and certificates were presented by Ms Bernie Mizzi, CHSMC Director. We enjoyed the speeches given by our students, namely Michael Spiteri Staines, Annah Chapelle Paleologo, Philip Azzopardi and Krista Muscat along with the delightful performances of  Aleksa Andrejevic, Franky Attard, Saskia Cassingena, Anne Grima and Cristina Hili with their impressive performances. We would like to thank all staff, parents and students who attended, as well as all those who helped in the organisation of such a memorable event. Finally, we must express our appreciation and awe at yet another wonderful performance by our Level 11  students in their  interpretation of 'Macbeth' in the ACCS film project ‘Scorpion Mind’. A truly professional production! Towards the end of the evening, student Amy Mallia’s photo presentation provided moments of nostalgia to all present. We wish our students success and happiness in whatever path they choose to follow.
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Level 4 Festival

Level 4 Festival The String Opera ‘The Legend of the Blue Lady’ Kreattiv project 2018 Level 4 pupils performed in a children’s opera based on the ‘Legend of the Blue Lady.’ This was the first time such an opera was staged in Malta. Pupils performed together with Francesca Aquilina, Clare Ghigo and Jeremy Grech, who formed part of the creative team of singers and performers. A string quartet, made up of musicians from the Youth Section of the National Orchestra, provided the music. Pupils were involved in the initial phases of the writing of the opera to the final phases of the production, including scenery and lighting. The music was written by Tom Armitage while the libretto was written by Malcolm Galea. The opera formed part of a project for Kreattiv which was funded by the Arts Council Malta. This project was done in collaboration with SOPA. This performance was indeed spectacular! Well done to all and we hope to see more in the coming years.  
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Langfest at SMC

Langfest Once again, the month of May saw St Martin's College celebrating Langfest: our annual celebration of international languages and cultures. Emotions ran high in our trademark multi-language quiz which was as hotly contested as ever. The international food fair held at the end of the week was also hugely successful, both in terms of the wonderful array of homemade contributions from volunteer students and their parents as well as the number of students eager to sample the variety of treats on offer. As well as providing students with a taste of international cultures, this event also raised a total of €470 towards Dr Klown's work with hospitalised children. We thank parents and students alike for making this initiative such a big success.
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Finnish Delegation visit St Martin’s College

Finnish Delegation visit St Martin's College A Finnish Delegation from Apollon School in Helsinki, Finland paid a visit to St Martin's College were they tapped into areas of future collaboration with our school community. The representatives also observed a number of lessons to better understand our learning practices. During their visit they spoke with several staff members and observed and participated in many lessons including PSHE, Drama, Mathematics, Art, Biology, English and Graphical Communications. They valued the level of interaction between our students, and positively commented on their debating skills. The Delegation was also positively impressed by the different talents they observed during the Rock the House talent show. We thank them for their positive feedback and we look forward to future collaborations. Over the past three years, two sixth form teachers and members of the Senior Management team visited Apollon School in Helsinki. This visit is a result of three years of collaboration.
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