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Recently a set of books in Maltese were donated to the Maltese Language School of Adelaide. On the 23rd of July 2010 the students and teachers of the school invited Father Gabriel Micallef OFM, the Maltese Chaplain for South Australia, to present the teaching material during the first lesson of Term 3.
The author of these books of prose and poetry is Monsignor Anton Saliba from Sannat Gozo and were sent by Anthony Stivala. These books will be displayed in the school library of the Maltese school at the Maltese Cultural Centre, Beverley. These books will be used by teachers and students of the school and by other members of the Maltese community.
The principal of the school, Frank Scicluna, explained how these books were sent from Malta through the generosity of Anthony Stivala, Mgr. Saliba and George Caruana of Torrensville, South Australia. Their intention is to assist teachers and students of the school in their learning and teaching of the Maltese Language and Culture in Australia.
During his short address Father Micallef congratulated the sterling work the Maltese school is contributing among the Maltese community of South Australia to preserve the Maltese language among the present and future generations.
Fr. Micallef then presented the books to the school on behalf of Mgr. Saliba. Father Gabriel had the privilege of meeting Mgr. Saliba during his visit to Malta in April of this year.
The Maltese Language School of Adelaide is affiliated with the Ethnic Schools Board and the Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia and also a member of the Federation of Maltese Language Schools Inc. (Australia). The Maltese school was established in February 1982.
The students and teachers together with Father Gabriel Micallef during the presentation of the books at the Maltese Cultural Centre, Beverley.