Hailing from Switzerland, Sarah settled in Malta 3 years ago, together with her husband and their two daughters who are currently enrolled at Santa Klara Primary School in San Giljan. Since 2017 she has been a parents/guardians’ representative within the School Council. Sarah joined MAPSSS executive committee in 2018.
Historian by trade, she obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Her interests are mostly linked to the history of religions and integration processes. Since many years, she has taken an active part in several associations. She is currently employed with a Maltese cooperative specialising in Media and Communication.
Dr Glorianne Borg Axisa
Glorianne graduated with a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Malta, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a Masters Degree in Geography (Melit). She completed her doctoral studies at the Institute of Education, University College London, in Intercultural Education and Geography Education. Glorianne is subject coordinator for Geography, History and Music at the University of Malta Junior College and lectures Geography at the University of Malta Junior College and Geography Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Malta. She contributed in the Learning Outcomes Framework at the Ministry for Education and Employment as a Local Curriculum Expert. Glorianne Borg Axisa was a founder member and president of MAPSSS from 2014 to 2019 (Maltese Association of Parents of State School Students). Glorianne has two children; one in primary and another in secondary.
Christine is married to Joseph and a parent of 6 year old Beatrice, who attends St Paul’s bay primary school within Maria Regina College. She graduated from the University of Malta in Environmental Health and have been working as a food and environment inspector in various parts of the island for the past 18 years. She has also furthered her studies by obtaining a Diploma in Management. In her free time, Christine loves to embroider and put her hands on different crafts.
Anton Vella has been employed with the Ministry for Education and Employment for the past 26 years. He has served in state schools as a Mathematics, Physics and Health and Safety teacher. For the past 8 years he has worked at St Thomas More College Middle School Tarxien as an Assistant Head of School.
Currently, he forms part of the School Council at St Thomas More College Primary School Tarxien where his daughter attends.
Anton has very much at heart students’ wellbeing. He believes this is crucial for students to have a positive educational experience which supports their holistic development and leads them to become responsible and functional citizens.
Bader Zeina is 47 years old. He is a community liaison officer with the Ministry of Education and Employment and does freelance work as interpreter and culture mediator. He is married to Souha Zina and is the father of five children – two girls and three boys – all attending governmental schools: Danyah, Ahmad, Amjad, Janah and Eyed. Bader is a member of interfaith dialogue with President Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society. He can communicate in three languages and is one of the founders of Malta Muslim Council. He is in charge of the Floriana praying place (Ospizu)and is a member of Mriehel secondary School Council.