Every year San Andrea organises a Summer School for the months of July and August, providing a fun experience for children aged between 2 and 12 years. It is run by qualified teachers and assistants in order to ensure that the children enjoy themselves in a safe environment, and at the same time benefit from a learning experience.
Erasmus + Project: Earth, Agriculture, Recipes and Technology at Heart
This Erasmus + project comprised of six educational European institutions is coordinated by San Andrea School. It seeks to promote awareness, appreciation and a more sustainable use of Soil. To accomplish this, one will provide the students with hands-on experiences on organic farms, where they meet the professionals in the field and they can discuss various matters, learn from his/her expertise and make an attempt to grow their own crops.
For the project to be effective, one intends to put in place an array of activities that vary in nature to be able to reach around 1600 participants of different ages, academic and creative abilities. These will include cooking, painting, photography, farming, writing, PowerPoint presentations, oral presentations and debates among others. As a result of these diverse approaches one would like to notice a change in the way the younger generation, most especially, perceives soil and learns how to make good use of it. In addition one would like the youth to become responsible consumers and more aware of what is essential to lead a healthy life.
Multipurpose Hall Launch
This project, brought about by the dreams, commitment and contributions of the San Andrea School Community has seen its launch on the 11th December 2016. This state-ofthe-art building will be serving as a hub for sports activities, as well as a much¬needed space for the expressive arts.
The facilities will enhance the sports department’s activities through the practice of basketball, futsal, handball, badminton and volleyball, while offering the possibility to several sports associations to rent it for their specific use.
The Multipurpose Hall has also been fully equipped to handle drama productions, musical theatre performances, dance routines, live-music performances and mimes. It features an 85kVA generator-powered Air¬Conditioning system, a wooden flooring stage, black soft masking (including canopy), LED stage lighting, motorised truss systems, a revolving stage (the only permanent one installed on the island) and will also be featuring a light-cue system (the only one installed in any local performing space). The changing rooms feature a 5-metre floortoceiling mirror, enabling the space to doubleup as a rehearsal room. The stage was also constructed with a second tier providing an onstage balcony big enough for an ensemble, band, orchestra or choir. There is also ample space for an ASM to operate out-of the way of actors and communicate with the rest of the tech crew via talkbacks. An infra-red CCTV stage camera system is envisaged to be installed in the very near future to provide a cutting edge experience for Stage Management.
Successful International Christmas Village Dec 2016
This successful event started off with the inauguration of the Multipurpose Hall followed by Mass, after which visitors were able to experience Christmas as celebrated in different cultures around the world. A range of stalls sold Christmas crafts, food and more, all prepared by the parents of students attending the school. Others stalls hosted traders, who presented a selection of Christmas wares.
There were several activities for families to partake in, including a football tournament in aid of L-Istrina, abseiling and ziplining, billiards, table tennis, air hockey and table soccer in the games room, gaming in the ICT suite and jiu jitsu. Children also tried their hand at crafts or horse riding. A bouncy castle and carousel as well as popcorn and candy floss stall were added to the festive atmosphere. Drama students put up two shows: On the Shoulders of Giants and The Railway Children, while a literary programme was organised by the Maltese department.