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Happy St Edward’s Day

The College celebrated its patron saint St Edward the Confessor. As the College Chaplain pointed out during Mass, it is quite unusual to find saints among the rich and powerful. As Edwardians, the students were advised to follow his example and walk in the path laid out by the college motto: Virtue and Honour. During Assembly, Headmaster Mr Nollaig Mac An Bhaird had a special mention for a student who had spent his years at the college and was due to start the IB diploma this year. Described by Headmaster as a lovable rogue, Ali Hagagi had a terrible accident and is currently in a coma. Prayers in Arabic and English were offered up in the hope that Ali gets better. The students celebrated the day with special sports sessions organised by Mr Paul Ferrante and his team of dedicated sports teachers. <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7568" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds1-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7569" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds2-225x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="300" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7570" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds4-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7571" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds5-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7572" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-eds6-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7573" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds7-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7574" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds8-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7575" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds9-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7576" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds10-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /> <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7577" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/St-Eds11-225x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="300" /> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/630920747" width="640" height="564" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>
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First Day of College

The College grounds were clothed in a cool, morning breeze. Silence reigned, broken only by the soft whispering: the le<img class="size-medium wp-image-7337 alignright" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/IMG_20210929_075942-300x236.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="236" />aves and trees, you see, were gossiping, eagerly anticipating The Great Return. For this morning, the boys came back to College. They trickled in at first, in ones, sometimes in twos. Occasionally you got siblings with an older brother showing the ropes to a younger child. Parents gathered outside the school gates. All anxious. All eager. All proud of their children and happy to be back into the winter routine. The amount of preparation has been staggering. It's simple to say 'restrictions', quite another to implement them while making sure that the full benefits of the educational process are there for the students. Education is not just the learning parts of academia; that's the simple bit. Education is learning about problems and solving them, knowing when to lead and when to follow, feeling responsible for the welfare of your fellow humans. That's the tough part. That's the part many opt never to learn. That's where <a href="http://www.stedwards.edu.mt">St Edward's College</a> excels. <img class="size-medium wp-image-7338 alignleft" src="https://stedwards.edu.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/IMG_20210929_082553-300x152.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="152" />For some it was the very first day: students at post Secondary level, studying for the IB diploma mainly since the kinder pupils started yesterday. For others it was the first day in Big School. After an eight-year journey through kinder and junior school, these students entered middle school. No longer children yet not yet adults, this transitional time is a sensitive one for them and for their parents. We are well aware of that at College which is why we work closely with the parents. We encourage dialogue since parents may feel isolated when facing a problem: it is more than likely that the teachers would have encountered that problem several times before. So, at the start of the new scholastic year, St Edward's College would like to wish all students, pupils, teachers, staff and parents a productive and successful year. <div style="padding: 56.25% 0 0 0"><iframe style="width: 100%;height: 100%" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/617727650?h=ffb6618ed6&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></div>
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Summer Schoolers learn to put out fires

<code></code> <div style="padding: 75% 0 0 0"><iframe style="width: 100%;height: 100%" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/594525128?badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479&h=c31e5c6fef" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></div> As a continuation of the Health and Safety theme, the children were visited by the Civil Protection Department who presented one of the fire engines. The firefighters talked about safety measures and made sure that children remember 112 as an emergency number. For the youngest children, it was a very exciting visit as they could become like one of their favourite characters - Fireman Sam. The best part of the day was learning how to handle the fire hose and sitting behind the wheel of the fire engine.
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Former Headmaster makes significant donation to College

Former Prep School Headmaster Mr Richard Bonello this week presented headmaster Mr Nollaig Mac An Bhaird and head of Junior School Ms Louise Mallia, with a watercolour study. The study was carried out for a sculptural piece, a statue of the Blessed Virgin, currently gracing the gardens around the Junior School. <strong>‘Strict but fair’</strong> Mr Bonello joined the staff at St Edward’s College in 1968 after returning from the UK where he had been in charge of boarders St Peter’s School in Bournemouth. In 1975 he was appointed as the first headmaster of the Prep School, nowadays known as the Junior School. Mr Bonello retired in 1998 after over 30 years of service to the college and its generations of students. The service Mr Bonello gave was complete to the extent that he lived on the college grounds. Teachers who are still employed at the college recall that Mr Bonello had a reputation among the students for being ‘strict but fair ’ and that his professional standards had always been very high. [playlist type="video" ids="6671"] <strong>Significant artwork</strong> On presenting the watercolour, Mr Bonello recalled that the current location of the statue is, in fact, its second home. Originally the statue had been placed on the verandah, a place which Mr Bonello said that the staff all felt was not entirely fitting. It was eventually moved to the garden. Ms Blanche Caruana, one of the teachers who remember Mr Bonello well, said that “Inside this statue is a tube, containing the names of all the students and teachers who were at college in the Junior school at the time.  The Statue and the watercolour are both by a famous Maltese sculptor in Malta.   Victor Diacono. Victor Diacono is the brother of the bursar we used to have at college, Salvu Diacono”. [gallery columns="2" ids="6675,6681,6676,6677,6672,6673,6674,6678,6679,6680,6685,6686,6687,6688,6690,6691,6693"] <strong>Memory Lane</strong> Headmaster Mr Nollaig Mac an Bhaird thanked Mr Bonello for his generosity. Recalling his appointment as the first headmaster of the Prep School, Mr Mac an Bhaird presented Mr Bonello with a framed original letter of his appointment to the historic post. The actual presentation was carried out by Mr Frank Baldacchino, a former pupil of Mr Bonello’s, who is now a teacher in the Junior School. [playlist type="video" ids="6682"]
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