Competition – Design a Logo for the Games for Small States of Europe

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

Terms and Conditions of the Competition can be downloaded here: Terms and Conditions

Water – Be the Change Campaign Comic Competition for Primary Schools

The ‘Water – Be the Change’ campaign announces Comic Competition for Schools. This scholastic year the “Water – Be the Change” campaign being implemented by the Energy Water Agency will be launching an exciting opportunity for schools to demonstrate their artistic talents. Create a published comic and be in for a chance to win great prizes which can help your school use water more sustainably!

What’s it all about?

“Water – Be the Change” is a National Water Conservation Campaign which seeks to spread awareness about water conservation and the importance of minimising water use in our day-to-day activities. Currently, a typical Maltese person uses an average of around 110 litres of water per day. A very small amount of this is used for drinking and cooking while most of it is used for cleaning, washing and flushing. Most of the time our daily activities can be done in a more sustainable manner by utilising far less water. This campaign will seek to help children learn more about what they can do – while also informing others.

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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.