Reviżjoni tas-Sillabi tas-SEC – Revision of SEC Syllabi

Il-Bord tal-MATSEC ħareġ lista ta’ tibdiliet fis-sillabi tas-SEC 2022 u SEC 2023 li jirriflettu proċeduri tal-operat tal-iskejjel differenti minħabba l-pandemija. Il-lista bil-bidliet tista’ tiġi aċċessata permezz tal-holqa https://www.um.edu.mt/matsec/officialcommunication. Aktar dettalji jistgħu jinstabu fis-sillabi tas-suġġett rispettiv.

The MATSEC Examinations Board has issued a list with changes in the SEC 2022 and SEC 2023 syllabi to reflect  the different operating procedures in schools because of the pandemic. The list with changes can be accessed through https://www.um.edu.mt/matsec/officialcommunication. More details can be found in the respective subject syllabi.

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Dingli Primary School embarks on Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park Boundary Wall Project

Dingli Primary is currently participating in the Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park boundary wall project. This project consists of the embellishment of the perimeter wall of the park with indigenous plant and shrub species. 

The present boundary wall is being demolished and an environmentally sensitive boundary wall is being constructed. The new wall shall include a 1km long stretch of low level 5 course wall using weathered recycled limestone. It will also consist of 2 metre long planters where indigenous coastal shrubs from the Xrobb l-Għaġin peninsula shall be planted. 

Dingli Primary is one of 50 schools that has adopted a number of cuttings for propagation. Year 5 EkoSkola members have planted the cuttings and seeds and once they grow,  they will be planting them into the large planters making up the boundary wall. 

Esplora mill-Iskola: Online Sessions for Primary Schools

Esplora Interactive Science Centre is pleased to offer online sessions for Early years and Primary school students. Due to the current pandemic, unfortunately school children cannot visit the Interactive Science Centre physically this year. To overcome this situation and offer an Esplora experience to school children, Esplora is now offering various sessions adapted to be held online with schools through Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Esplora mill-iskola sessions will be offered free of charge and upon confirmation through booking. These are offered on a first come first served basis for all schools on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Moreover, they are age-appropriate and with an approximate duration of 30 mins. Educators can refer to the information below, to be able to place a booking: esplora.org.mt.

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World Science Week 2021: Celebrating Women in Space

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The United Nations General Assembly declared that WSW will be held each year from October 4th -10th. These dates commemorate two important milestones in space exploration namely:

  • 4th October 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration.
  • 10th October 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

The selected theme for 2021 is Women in Space aiming to inspire young females around the world to pursue STEM studies and future careers in the space industry. The theme also celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to science and the space sector. All Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools are encouraged to participate in World Space Week Malta Event (WSWME) by working on any project work that can be conducted both physically and or in digital format preferably relating to the theme above. Teachers can review the suggested list of films below (some of which relate to this year’s theme among many others) that can guide students in their project work/research. The IMDb rating and main elements outlined in each film are also provided: Continue reading

World Book Day 2021

The National Literacy Agency, through its Literacy and Information Support Unit, will be celebrating World Book Day during the week starting from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd April 2021. To celebrate this annual event, the Literacy and Information Support Unit is organising the following competitions for Middle and Secondary school students:

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Kompetizzjoni: Inħobb Nattendi l-Iskola anki waqt il-Covid

Kompetizzjoni ghat-tfal tal-ħames sena ta’ San Nikola – Biex innessu ftit mid-dwejjaq ta’ bħalissa, l-Kulleġġ San Nikola qiegħed jistieden lill-istudenti kollha tal-Ħames Sena biex ikunu kreattivi u joħolqu proġett żgħir bit-tema: Inħobb nattendi l-iskola anki waqt il-Covid. Tistgħu tpinġu; toħolqu posters; tikkrejaw vidjow oriġinali b’xi kant jew reċtar bl-istess tema; basta mhux itwal minn 10 sekondi. Data tal-għeluq: 26 ta’ Frar 2021. L-affarijiet jittelgħu hawn: https://tinyurl.com/4byuj24u.

Segwu aktar updejts ta’din il-kompetizzjoni billi iżżuru il-paġna tal-Kulleġġ San Nikola fuq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stnicholasmalta.

Activity for Students in Collaboration with German Embassy – Es war einmal … / Once upon a time …

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, is organising an online German activity – Es war einmal … / Once upon a time …Students in Year 5 and Year 6 as well as students learning German in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 are invited to participate in this online activity. This is a great opportunity for our students to enter the world of Fairy Tales and Legends in German Speaking Countries and find creative ways to describe them.

All participants will get a certificate of participation and a pack of resources will be given to all schools. The two schools (Primary and Secondary) with most entries will get an extra pack of resources. Interested teachers are kindly requested to send the students’ videos, photos or presentations by Friday 2nd April 2021 to Ms Erica Kawka Armeni on erica.kawka.armeni@ilearn.edu.mt. Collaborative work is also encouraged.

For further information please either access the following link: https://education.gov.mt/en/foreignlanguages/german/Documents/German%20Event%202021/Guidelines.pdf., or contact Ms. Erica Kawka Armeni on erica.kawka.armeni@ilearn.edu.mt.

Primary Science Webinars

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is launching a series of Primary Science webinars for parents/guardians of students in the primary years. The aim of the Primary Science webinars is to:


• Provide an overview of Primary Science across the primary years.
• Highlight the importance of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from an early age.
• Address key areas vis-à-vis Primary Science, specific to the age category.
• Provide exemplars of doing inquiry-based Science in the primary using everyday resources.

Details of the Primary Science webinars can be accessed on the Primary Science website.
Participation in these educational webinars is on a voluntary basis. Interested applicants are kindly requested to register their participation through the following LINK. Registration will be open until a day before the date of each particular webinar.


Any queries can be forwarded to Ms Isabel Zerafa on isabel.zerafa@ilearn.edu.mt.