Coronavirus Update: Persons who travelled to one of the effected countries


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In lieu of the recent Coronavirus Outbreak in neighbouring countries, The Ministry for Education and the Ministry of Health have issued a set of guidelines for those students/educators/staff that have recently returned from one of the effected countries. The persons who have recently travelled to the countries listed below are asked to stay at home for 14 days and if they develop symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, they need to phone the Disease Prevention and Control Unit (IDCU) within the Superintendence of Public Health, Ministry for Health on Tel. no 21324086 and the unit will guide them accordingly. The countries are: China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, ie. all the north of Italy above Tuscany).

Please refer to the letter circulars issued by the Office of Ms. Maria Mc Namara by clicking on the links below:

Ċirkolari bil-MALTI

Circular in ENGLISH

Press Release – Coronavirus Update as at 25.02.2020

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has now spread to various countries. At this point, there are no COVID- 19 cases in Malta. In view of the current situation, the Health Authorities are expanding their surveillance to cover a wider area of travel to affected areas.

People who have fever, cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of visiting the following countries:

1. China
2. Hong Kong
3. Singapore
4. Japan
5. Iran
6. South Korea
7. Northern part of Italy – Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna

should contact their family doctor and the Health Authorities on 21324086. They are advised to refrain from visiting health centres or the casualty department in the first instance.

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Maths Family Connect

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The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is organizing the second edition of the Maths Family Connect. The Maths Family Connect sessions engage students accompanied by a parent/guardian in exciting hands-on maths learning puzzles, games and activities. The sessions are held in the evening and promote higher-order skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making. Furthermore students are challenged to explore a range of different strategies to solve any encountered difficulties while learning from mistakes. This initiative targets Year 5 and Year 6 students accompanied by a parent/guardian. The sessions will take place as per schedule below: Continue reading

Vacancies – Skola Sajf

The Foundation for Educational Services (FES) has just published a list of vacancies for those interested in working during Skolasajf 2020. These include: Play Workers, Sports Play Workers, Child Support Workers and Play Workers with Extra Responsibilities. Those interested are encouraged to click on the following link in order to apply:

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In addition, the rates of pay are as follows:

Playworkers > €6.59
Sports Playworkers > €6.59
Child Support Workers > €8.00
Playworkers with Extra Responsibilities €8.59

The eTwinning Tree – An initiative between Malta and Slovenia

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To celebrate eTwinning’s 15th anniversary and to implement this year’s Annual theme: Climate Change, eTwinning Malta is participating in an initiative between Malta and Slovenia. eTwinning Malta shall be sponsoring 15 schools from kindergarten up to post-secondary for a tree-planting activity in their school between the 1 st and 31st March 2020 – marking the 15th anniversary of eTwinning. Similar tree-planting activities shall be taking place in Slovenia.

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Road Safety Awareness Month

In January of 2020, all year 4 students at St. Nicholas College were involved in a number of activities to mark the Road Safety Awareness Month. Students were able to use a number of digital devices and technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR) headsets to simulate road safety scenarios, and robotic kits to design and build pelican lights. Continue reading

Influenza/Coronavirus Guidelines from the Ministry of Education

The Ministry for Education, in consultation with the Ministry for Health, has issued the 2020 Health and Safety Guidelines on Influenza and the new Coronavirus infection. There are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Malta. If you require further information on this virus, you can access the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Unit (IDCU) within the Superintendence of Public Health, Ministry for Health website by clicking on the image below or visiting the official website on: Continue reading

Hands-on session for Educators at the Emerging Technologies Lab, MITA

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Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) are inviting all Educators to attend for a hands-on session on Emerging Technologies at MITA Head Office, Blata l-Bajda. This session will be held on Wednesday 15th April 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00. Continue reading