This year, the National Literacy Agency will be organising again free of charge Family Writing activities, in Maltese and English, for children and their families. These activities offer families a positive experience of the writing process in a fun and relaxed setting. In the present circumstances, the National Literacy Agency, in collaboration with Heritage Malta, is organising an online Family Writing Activity about the ‘Ġgantija Temples’. This online event will be delivered in Maltese.
Families who wish to participate are to apply as follows:
Families who wish to participate in this activity are asked to fill in an online form, by clicking on the link provided above, by not later than Friday 21st January 2022. Applications will be processed on a first come first served basis.
For more information about this activity, kindly contact us on 2598 2997 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
From the 30th November 2021, the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability started offering several self-paced and blended learning courses as part of its learning provision. These courses are brought together by professionals and adult learning educators shifting the method of learning from in-class or educator-directed to digital and educator-supported.
What is Learning Box?
Through self-paced and blended courses, adult learners can further their education, upskill, or reskill according to their needs. Learning box aims to provide immersive and engaging digital educational opportunities accessible at any time to adult learners. Furthermore, ensuring high quality standards education in the provision of adult education and focusing on reaching more adult learners including working adults for upskilling and reskilling purposes.
As was the case in 1993 and 2003, Malta will once again be hosting the Games for the Small States of Europe (GSSE) in June 2023. Ahead of this prestigious event, the Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC), in collaboration with the MFED Centre for Physical Education and Sport, will be organising a design competition among students aged between 10 and 18.
Participants are welcome to submit their designs for the official mascot and/or the official logo of the event.
Winning entries will be displayed prominently both during the run up to the Games and also during the event itself.
The official mascot and logo will be displayed on all official social media, correspondence, media releases, merchandise, advertising items, etc.
It is strongly recommended to refer to previous mascots and logos of GSSE editions in order to clearly understand and meet the expectations of this event
Friendship Cards are a new educational tool thought to improve the lives of whoever makes use of them. The cards have been developed by Relationships are Forever Foundation, with the intention of helping children and youth develop their abilities to build strong relationships with their families, friends and others that they will come across during the course of their lives.
The first edition of Friendship Cards is focused on Resolving Conflicts. These cards aim to help students to:
Feel comfortable in saying how you feel, talking with each other and finding out what caused the disagreement;
Realise that you may have said or done something wrong;
Focus on taking positive steps and avoiding hurtful behaviour so that you can make up and be good friends again.
Courses for Educators and Parents/Guardians
The Foundation is organising a series of courses for Educators, Youth Workers, and Families (MQF Level 3) which will enable participants to learn how to use the friendship cards, as well as receive a resource pack.
Year 2 and Year 6 students at Dingli Primary School participated in a first-hand learning experience of hand-picking olives, from the school garden. The students were actively engaged and embraced this activity whole-heartedly.
Olives picked off the tree contain a very bitter compound called oleuropein. Harvested olives must be ‘cured’ to remove the bitterness and make them palatable. The EkoSkola students soaked the olives in water and changed the water for ten days. After curing, the olives were placed in a finish brine, which is a salt solution that adds the characteristic flavours. The olives were then placed in airtight jars, brought to school by the students. The olives now need to be stored for about a year.
The students also harvested lemons and pomegranates from the school garden. They decided to sell the olive jars, lemons and pomegranates to members of staff as a fundraiser.
Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is an international programme (run by FEE and represented locally by Nature Trust – FEE Malta) designed specifically for upper primary, secondary and post-secondary students. The main aim is to empower young people to take a stand on environmental issues they feel strong about and to give them a platform to articulate these issues through the media of writing, photography or video. Schools from primary, secondary and post secondary sectors are invited to participate. An information session / teacher training session will be held online on Thursday 2nd December 2021 from 10am – 11am. For those who cannot attend, the session will be recorded. Kindly register through the link below to show your interest: Register Here.
National Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care Services (0-3 years)
The Ministry for Education (MFED) considers the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), as the most important time in the life of children, a period which directly impacts on how a child approaches future learning and social-emotional challenges. MFED has signalled ECEC as one of the priorities and drivers in its ongoing efforts to achieve the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). After a thorough consultation with all major stakeholders, the Ministry has launched the new national standards, Early Childhood Education and Care Services (0-3 Years) in October 2021. These standards are intended to apply equally to childcare ECEC services operating both in the public and private sectors.
Early Childhood Education and Care (0-7) National Policy Framework for Malta and Gozo
In October 2021, the Ministry for Education (MFED) published the Early Childhood Education and Care (0-7) National Policy Framework for Malta and Gozo. This document identifies five primary goals in achieving the national vision in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) where the focus is for young children’s development to be maximised.
You may view the policy documents by clicking on the following link: