Online German Activity for Year 5 up to Year 10

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, is organising an online German activity – Frohe Weihnachten! / Merry Christmas!

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 students to explore Christmas celebrations 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 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 3rd December 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/Pages/German-Event-2021-2022.aspx

or contact Ms Erica Kawka Armeni on erica.kawka.armeni@ilearn.edu.mt.

Malta Junior Science Olympiad 2021

Heads of School are kindly informed that the Science Centre (Pembroke) within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (DLAP) is organising the 8th edition of the Malta Junior Science Olympiad (MJSO). The MJSO will be held at Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, on Saturday 20th November 2021.

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Thematic STEM Debate

The Science Centre (Pembroke) within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is launching the 3rd edition of the Thematic STEM Debate which has been extended to the Primary Sector. The aim of this initiative is to engage students to become active critical thinkers and skilled debaters. Through active participation in the debate, students will:


• Examine ideas, reports, audio-visual material and policies;
• Verify the value of evidence for concepts;
• Recognize strengths and weaknesses of arguments;
• Engage with opposing views and speak strategically.

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EMBED Awards 2020/21

With the schools’ closure because of the extraordinary Covid-19 circumstances during this scholastic year, digital education has been taken to a new unprecedented level as many educators have found technologies helpful. Embed Awards aims to celebrate this wonderful work. Initiatives are to be submitted using the online form: http://bit.do/embed2021. This year, all submissions are going to be showcased on our website; plus all winner submissions will be showcased during the event. Further to this a digital certificate of participation is going to be immediately sent to all participants.

Students from St. Nicholas College are the winners of the Virtual Science Quest 2021

We are pleased to announce that two students from our College – Keona Bonavia from Dingli Primary School, and Jansen Bugeja from Mgarr Primary School, have placed first in their respective categories (Year 4 and Year 5 respectively). Congratulations to our students for their great achievement!

Competition Results: X’tixtieq issir la tikber?

More than 600 boys and girls participated in the competition ‘X’tixtieq issir la tikber?’ organised by the Office of the Principal Permanent Secretary in collaboration with the National School Support Services.  The prize giving ceremony was organised on Saturday, 29th May. All submissions to the competition are being exhibited in a careers exhibition, in the subterran of Castille. The exhibition will remain open until Friday, 5th June. The opening hours are between 10.00am and 6.00pm. Entrance is free of charge from Merchant’s Street.

eTwinning Celebration at Dingli Secondary School

Dingli Secondary school students who participated in the eTwinning project Think, Act, Inspire! were presented a token for winning the Term 2 Internet Safety Competition by eTwinning Malta as well a certificate of participation for successfully completing their 8 month long project as part of their PSCD work. 

eTwinning projects are rewarding in themselves, equipping students with 21st century skills to help students succeed in today’s world. 

This project was co-ordinated by Ms. Melanie Cini HoD PSCD, with the full support of Mr. Michael Merieca Head of School.

Rabat Middle School Students Place 3rd in Online Science Safari 2021

Students from St. Nicholas College, Rabat Middle School, participated in the yearly Science Safari organised by the Science Centre in Pembroke. Over 350 students from all over Malta were included in this event. We are pleased to announce that Team 505, consisting of Amy Smith, Faith Bondin, and Julienne Portelli (Year 8) placed third in this competition. Well done to all our students at Rabat Middle School!

Click on the following video to watch the announcement of the winning teams:

Science Safari 2021 – Results

National Innovation Challenge for Students aged 12-16 Years

The Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE), in collaboration with the HSBC Foundation, are organising the National Innovation Challenge: Building a Financially Capable Generation. The purpose of this event is to create an innovative environment, as the students will be faced with a financial challenge, to which they have to come up with a solution. They will then present their ideas through a presentation and video to a judging panel.

The event will be held on the 24th of April, from 9:00 – 15:00 on ZOOM online platform, and is open to students aged 12-16 Years. Students are encouraged to form groups of 5-10 members, and can register either individually or as a whole team:

Registration form per student by 21st April 2021: https://jayemalta.org/r/NICsignup
One registration form per team by 22nd April 2021: https://jayemalta.org/r/NICTeamSignUp

More information about the National Innovation Challenge, including a list of FAQ’s, can be found here:

Information about the National Innovation Challenge