Operation Wallacea – Transylvania

Operation Wallacea is an organisation that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programmes that operate in remote locations across the world. These expeditions are designed with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind – from identifying areas needing protection, through to implementing and assessing conservation management programmes.

A group of 8 students spend two weeks in Transylvannia in July, spending a week each in two remote picturesque Saxon village in the foothills of the Carpathians to carry out research in the surrounding valleys related to large mammals, small mammals and herpetofauna, birds, bats, plants butterflies and farms. The students will also complete a Transylvanian ecology course comprising the following lectures:

  • Transylvanian landscapes (Saxon history, management and threats to the landscape and farming strategies,
  • Sampling techniques (the types of survey methods employed and how certain species can act as indicators),
  • Biodiversity in Tarnava Mare (biodiversity and endemism in general terms and specific to the region),
  • Classification focusing on the mammals and herpetofauna of the region ( amphibians and snakes of Europe, bears, wolves and cats),
    Bird diversity and classification, and conservation strategies in Transylvania ( habitats and bird directives, ecotourism and traditional products).

Meet EASYBEADS – our Sixth Form’s award-winning JAYE company

Following their success at the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE Malta) finals and awards night, we have touched base with the talented team behind easybeads: How did easybeads come along? What inspired you? Easybeads came about because of...

Update: Ongoing works at Sports Complex

Works are currently underway at the College Sports Grounds. All the surrounding olive trees have recently been transplanted to the Jesuit Retreat House at Mt St Joseph in Mosta, while other trees are in the process of being transplanted within the St Aloysius College...

Fundraising Update: Solidarity with Ukraine

TO ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE PRIMARY SCHOOL, SECONDARY SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM Dear colleagues and parents/guardians, St Aloysius College Malta would like to thank you for your donation during our recent fundraising event for...

Years of Service Awards Ceremony – a special College event

On Wednesday 11th May, our College held the first edition of the special Years of Service Awards Ceremony for members of staff who have generously served at College for more than 25 years. It was a great opportunity to be grateful for all members of staff. We also...

Information Meeting for Prospective Sixth Form Students (scholastic year 2022-23)

**ATTENTION: Prospective Sixth Form Students (2022-23)**   >> ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE SIXTH FORM INFORMATION MEETING <<   Date and time: Thursday 9th June at 9.30 am Venue: Secondary School College Theatre, Birkirkara   * Kindly note the session will be...

REFURBISHMENT OF ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE SPORTS & RECREATIONAL COMPLEX

St Aloysius College, in its efforts to provide its students and its Sports Complex members with the best sport facilities possible, is venturing on a very ambitious project whereby the Sports Complex will be totally refurbished and managed by Vassallo Group Ltd. The...

Update regarding use of masks from May 3 at St Aloysius College

Following the lifting of most of the COVID-19 measures, kindly note that from May 3 the use of masks will not remain compulsory at St Aloysius College.  We do however suggest that students and members of staff use masks according to their discretion, particularly...

NEWS: Implementation phase of the New Sports Complex at St Aloysius College

Following years of hard work and preparations, St Aloysius College and Vassallo Group has just signed a final deed to develop, maintain and manage the St Aloysius College Sports Complex. Moreover, the Vassallo Group will build and manage The Mediterranean College of...

Update regarding the use of masks at St Aloysius College

TO ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF, STUDENTS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF SAC PRIMARY SCHOOL, SECONDARY SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM Below please find our letters regarding the use of masks at St Aloysius College: Dear members of staff, parents/guardians, and students, Throughout the...

An Easter Message from our Rector, Fr Jimmy Bartolo sj

Fr Jimmy Bartolo sj, Rector of our College, shares his traditional Easter message with the St Aloysius College educational community. Dear parents/guardians, students, and members of staff, This Easter, I would like to share some reflections to inspire courage and...