Last Friday 5th June saw the re-opening of the childcare centres in Malta and Gozo. This after long-hours of meetings with public health Superintendence and with the partners involved in the childcare centres including the SME Chamber, the Association of Childcare Centres, the Association of Independent Schools, the foundation for educational Services, Jobsplus, the Directorate for Quality and Standards in education, and the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability. The centres were re-opened with very clear guidelines. You can access these guidelines hereunder:
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills in collaboration with the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability is pleased to present a webinar series based on selected topics by EPALE Ambassadors in Malta to support educators and adult learning professionals to harness the potential of education, training and technology. Each webinar will last one hour and include an opportunity for Q&A. Details on how to access each individual session will be sent by email to each registered participant. A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants. Continue reading
COVID-19 has surely shaken up our realities, routines, habits and in some cases our entire existence. It’s creating continuous numerous insecurities in what we believed were our solid grounds (health, work, comforts, etc). It is aggressively challenging our perceptions, beliefs and subsiding our relationships with ourselves, others and the world. Amid the current situation it is normal to be concerned, both as individuals and as Educational Leaders. The Institute of Education is offering the possibility for Educational Leaders to attend a series of on-line seminars to discuss concerns and difficulties arising from this Challenging moment such as: Continue reading
In consultation with the Health Authorities, the school will give you the opportunity to collect books, copybooks, files that are needed for the online learning taking place. This exercise in this particular moment should only involve the collection of material necessary for learning and not other things. There will be an individual package with books and copybooks left for you. In the meantime, you will be given a date and time when you are requested to collect books and copybooks. Continue reading
Mr. Keith Bartolo, Head of College Network at St. Clare College, has forwarded the following presentation which briefly explains the current measures being taken by schools in order to ensure a continuation of the teaching and learning process during the Covid-19 outbreak. Special thanks go to Mr. Bartolo and his team for sharing this resource. Click on the link below to access this presentation:
SNC On-line-Teaching-Information-to-Parents (English)
SNC On-line-Teaching-Information-to-Parents (Malti)
The People and Standards Division, within the office of the Prime Minister, has issued a list of frequently asked questions regarding the current Covid-19 situation. The questions addressed are related to children and schools, telework, quarantine and leave. Please click on the links below in order to access the list of FAQs, both in Maltese as well as in English.
FAQ’s – ENGLISH
MISTOQSIJIET KOMUNI – MALTI
Following the announcement that all schools will remain closed for the rest of the scholastic year 2019/20, please note that:
• All state school annual examinations from year 4 till year 10 have been cancelled.
• The End of Primary Benchmark assessment in Year 6 has been cancelled.
• All students will progress to the next year for scholastic year 2020/21.
• Online teaching is to continue for all years, including the post-secondary level, according to the guidelines issued and which will continue to be issued by the Working Group appointed by the Ministry for Education and Employment. We would like to sincerely thank all schools and educators who are doing excellent work online. Educators who may still be experiencing difficulty in contacting their students online are to liaise with their school or use the support and helpline offered at digitalliteracy.skola.edu.mt. Educational resources are also available at http://www.curriculum.gov.mt. Continue reading
In light with the current COVID-19 situation, please note that deadline to submit School Entry Application Form is extended to Thursday 30th April. Application forms can be accessed by clicking on the following links:
Application form from Year 6 to Year 7 (Primary to Middle School)
Application form from Year 8 to Year 9 (Middle to Secondary School)
This is a time of uncertainty and a lot of children and young people will be feeling anxious and worried about what is going on. This is a normal response to the situation and below we offer some advice about what adults can do to help and support children and young people. There is a lot of information becoming available – this is great but may also be confusing, so we have pulled together some advice and some of our favourite links in to one place. We hope this will be helpful. Given that the situation is changing rapidly at the moment we will make updates from time to time which you will be able to find here: https://emergingminds.org.uk/resources/.
Download the following info-sheet for more tips and ideas of how to cope during this difficult time: Supporting Children and Young Adults with Worries About Covid-19.
Our College PSCD Team – Ms. Speranza Spiteri, Ms. Maria Falzon and Ms. Pauline Gingell – have prepared the following worksheets for Years 3 – 4, which can be carried out at home during this time of school closures. Simply follow the instructions below: Continue reading