As 2012 kicks off, at St. Catherine’s High School we are busy thinking of how to continue to better the educational journey we offer our students.
Part of the educational journey of every student involves helping children become aware of their involvement in the world, and the role they too can play in making the world a better place.
To this effect, we are currently thinking of ways to help our children become sensitive to the needs of the community they belong to …. whether it is the needs of their fellow friends, their class as a space, their families, their town/village, their country, and their world.
We are thus thinking of how to create a Pastoral Dimension in our Junior School and would like to ask the participation of parents in this regard. Thus, if you have some time and you would like to be part of a working group which serves as a Pastoral Think-Tank on ideas to implement with our children to sensitize them to the community around them, you are kindly requested to send an email to Ms. Sue Mifsud Midolo on firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest to participate in this group.
In the meantime, we will be taking part, together with the Senior School in the School Outreach Programme offered by the Jesuit Refugee Service to bring awareness about refugees in Malta. The Senior students next Tuesday will be having a day with the JRS here at school and are in the process of collecting money to aid the JRS in their work. The Junior School will be organising a similar day in the coming weeks but in the meantime, we are asking students to donate a can of polpa, tuna, vegetables, a cereal box, pasta to aid the JRS as they help refugees in thier day to day wellbeing. Students are to bring these cans, packets, boxes to school by not later than Monday 16th January since we will be presenting them to the JRS on Tuesday 17th January. They are to give the items to their class teachers.
I urge you all to help us educate our children to make this world a better place by being children who are empathic to the needs of others … and thus also learning how to become sensitive leaders of tomorrow!
I thank you for your co-operation!
Ms. Sue Mifsud Midolo
Junior School Director