Breakfast STEM PD 2023

The Science Centre (Pembroke) within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is inviting educators to participate in the 2ndedition of Breakfast STEM PD sessions. These professional development sessions aim to bring together educators and parents/guardians to explore themes relevant to the respective education sector and to provide a networking opportunity. The Breakfast STEM PD sessions are being held as part of X’hemM? Għal Kulħadd (ref. Letter Circular DLAP 017/2023) initiative and will be held at the Science Centre, Pembroke (Malta) and Creative Hub, Għarb (Gozo) between 08:30 a.m. and10:30 a.m. as per information in the table below:

Interested applicants are kindly requested to read through the programme and register their interest to participate on one or more of the dates by accessing the following LINK. Applications will be received on a first come first served basis. The Breakfast STEM PD initiative is supported by Scientix 4.For further clarification kindly contact Ms Melanie Casha Sammut (Primary Mathematics) on or Ms Isabel Zerafa, Education Officer (Primary Science) on

The Language Policy for Junior Years for Malta and Gozo

The Language Policy for the Junior Years in Malta and Gozo was launched on the 10th of January, 2023. The Policy follows on The Language Policy for the Early Years in Malta and Gozo. It offers a clear direction for the use of languages in the Junior Years (ages 7-11) and promotes the teaching and learning of Maltese and English, within a rich, multilingual environment. It also provides recommendations for the agency of children, parents , caregivers, teachers, school management teams, and teacher educators.

The Policy was compiled by Lara Ann Vella, Charles L. Mifsud and David Muscat on the basis of the recommendations presented by the Language Policy in Education ministerial Committee and following wider public consultation. The document can be accessed online following this link:

Language Policy for the Junior Years in Malta – 2023

For any queries please contact Dr Lara Ann Vella on For any information about professional development sessions for educators and parents on The Language Policy in the Junior Years, please contact Dr Lara Ann Vella on or call on 25983328.

Free Online Course: Unlocking the Power of AI in Education

Unlocking the Power of AI is a new EU Code Week MOOC that aims to provide teachers with a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potentials and challenges in education. Through the four modules of the MOOC, we will examine AI resources, tools and technologies that can be safely implemented in your daily teaching practice to enhance teaching and learning. We will explore the use of educational data and how it interacts with teaching and learning. We will reflect on ethical implications of AI’s use in the classroom. At the end of the course, the participants will prepare their own AI-related learning activity, ready to be put into practice. This MOOC will be organized around the concept of blended learning with onsite study-groups working alongside the online course.

Join us and unlock the power of AI together with peers from the EU Code Week community and beyond. Engage in meaningful discussions about the benefits, potentials and risks of the use of AI in the classroom and experiment with new AI tools and resources.

You can follow the course at your own pace. We will open one module at the beginning of each week, but there are only a few deadlines you need to pay attention to (those for the quizzes and/or the peer-review activity).

To enroll in the course, click on the following link: Unlocking the Power of AI in Education | European Schoolnet Academy.

Join us in the Facebook group or share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #UnlockingAI and #CodeWeekUnlockingAI.

Digital Art Competition

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes would like to invite students from all year groups, at state and non-state schools, to participate in a ‘Digital Art Competition’.

The work submitted for the competition should be based on ONE of the following themes:

  • Animals
  • Movement
  • My home town

Forms of Digital Art may include computer graphics, pixel art, digital photography, digital collage, digital painting, stop motion, and animation.

Teachers teaching at Primary or Secondary level are encouraged to collaborate and guide students’ participation.

All entries should be submitted by not later than Friday 24th March 2023, till 16:00.

For further information regarding the competition, kindly contact:

Reading Stars / Brillantini tal-Qari

The National Literacy Agency(NLA)is relaunching the initiative ‘Reading Stars / Brillantini tal-Qari’ to promote a love for reading, anytime and anywhere. The aim of this campaign, which is sponsored by Merlin Library, is to present as role models children and adolescents when they read in their free time in public spaces. Schools and educators who would like to nominate Reading Stars are to ensure that parents fill in the consent form that can be found here:

The Reading Stars will be awarded a voucher sponsored by Merlin Library and a letter of achievement by NLA personnel. This will be done when children whose parents have submitted the consent form are spotted reading by NLA personnel. Emails with photos and personal details of children will not be considered and automatically deleted in line with GDPR measures and the rules of this initiative. Further information can be found on the initiative’s Facebook page:

For further information send an email on or call on 25983328 and follow our Facebook page @readingstarsmalta for further updates and list of winners.

Creative Writing Award Competition for Middle Schools

Malta Live proudly announces its writing competition for the second year running. This is a creative writing award competition in which all students in Middle Schools in Malta are invited to take part. This year, students are asked to write A STORY, ESSAY, POEM OR PLAY with the following theme in mind: THIS IS ME! The rules for the WRITING AWARD COMPETITION are given hereunder.

To be eligible, entries must be

•original works by the entrant,

•in English,

•works of poetry, prose and / or drama,

•related to the theme: THIS IS ME!

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Applications for Out Of Locality Students


We would like to remind parents/guardians from out of locality – not residing in Attard, Bahrija, Dingli, Mgarr, Manikata, Mtarfa and Rabat – that in order for your children to proceed to Yr 7 @ Rabat Middle School, a new application form needs to be filled. Please download the application form, complete it, and scan it with all relevant documents, sending to You may also call 25988006/08 for assistance. Thanks.

College Application Form

Theatre in Education Project: Is-Skiet li Jtarrax

The Drama Unit (MEYR) is presenting a Theatre-in-Education Project called IS-SKIET LI JTARRAX (The Deafening Silence) in conjunction with Teatru Manoel and National School Support Services (Child Safety Service), for pupils of Year 10 (Form 4). This project tackles the theme of Child Abuse, specifically Sexual Abuse. Therefore it is suggested that all classes attending the project are accompanied either by the School Guidance Teachers or the PSCD Teachers. This Theatre-in-Education Project is in Maltese and will be presented at the Teatru Manoel Studio Theatre. Because of the sensitive nature of the topic, only small groups of pupils are accepted and therefore on a first come, first served basis.

Kindly send an email to Teatru Manoel on: or phone on 21246389 to place bookings. Book early so that you won’t be disappointed because numbers are limited.

NWAR: An After-School Family Literacy Intervention Programme

Nwar, a literacy after-school intervention programme for students who are encountering literacy difficulties in Maltese or English. This programme targets the acquisition of basic skills: phonological knowledge, alphabet knowledge, phonic knowledge, reading, spelling, writing and comprehension strategies. Nwar is offered twice a week in the afternoon (either between 16:00 and 17:00 or 17:00-18:00 depending on the availability), face-to-face in the following centres: San Ġwann, Rabat, Birkirkara, Hamrun (School Street), Qormi (St Sebastian), Żurrieq and St Paul’s Bay.

Only students who have difficulties with reading and spelling are eligible, therefore students who have a lack of language exposure and cannot understand and speak the language are not eligible. Applicants will be accepted only after an in-house assessment.

For more information, please consult the relevant letter circular here.

The application can also be found in the link below:

Any queries should be addressed to Ms Marika Farrugia, Senior Manager, Nwar family literacy programme: Telephone: 2598 3323; Email: