MHA re-energised with election of new committee

Saturday, 07 December 2013

New-MHA-Committee600MHA Committee 2013/14 (from left) Mr George Portelli, Mr Charles Portelli, Mr Charles Gatt, Mr Joseph Borg, Mr Mario Bonnici, Mr Lewis Zammit and Mrs Agnes CauchiA Special General Meeting was held by the Maltese Historical Association at the Maltese Community Centre in Parkille on Tuesday 3 December.  This was a critical meeting that could have resulted in the winding up of the association if insufficient committee members were elected. The meeting was called as there were no candidates for key committee positions at the Annual General Meeting held in November.

The SGM was well attended and all positions on the committee were filled. The general feeling at the meeting was very positive and encouraging.




2013 Language Immersion Morning

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

LIM2013-P1130811 600Mrs Frances Bonnici leading one of the sessions at the LIM 2013On Saturday 31 August the committee of the Maltese Historical Association hosted the annual Language Immersion Morning (LIM) for the students who are currently studying the Maltese language at the Maltese Community Centre in Parkville. The morning was filled with activities targeted towards the students who were multi-aged, ranging from primary to VCE level.

The theme for the youngest group was 'Ħolm u Fantażija'. The students were encouraged to come dressed as their favourite 'fantasy' character. It was such a delight to see so many of the girls wearing 'fairy' costumes and the boys turning up as Ninja Turtles, skeletons or the Tortoise from the fable the 'The Hare and the Tortoise'.




2012 Language Immersion Morning

Friday, 17 August 2012


On Saturday 11th August, the committee of the Maltese Historical Association held its eighth Language Immersion Morning at the Maltese Community Centre in Parkville starting at 9:00am until 12:30pm. The thirty four students accompanied by three teachers were picked up by a hired coach from Taylors Lakes Secondary College, where they learn Maltese every Saturday. As soon as the students arrived at the Centre, they were greeted by the President of the MHA, Frances Bonnici. Soon after, the students were divided into two groups - primary and secondary levels.

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The secondary students had a ‘hands on’ activity to start off the morning. Mrs Marija Cilia, a committee member of the MHA shared her culinary expertise by demonstrating to the students the way Maltese ‘Imqaret’ are made. Marija brought all the equipment – rolling pins, pasta machines to roll out the dough, bowls etc. and all ingredients. After discussing some health and safety issues with the young people, she then demonstrated how to prepare the dough and the filling. The students were all eyes and ears and carefully watched Marija as she explained the techniques when rolling out the pastry and an easy way to pipe the filling on to the dough.


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