Information for Carers and Guardians – Online Teaching in Lieu of Covid-19 Outbreak

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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)

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Covid-19 Situation in Malta

Screen Shot 2020-04-03 at 13.09.31The 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

Annual Examinations and End of Primary Benchmark 2019/20

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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

Extension of Deadline for Skola Sport to 30 April 2020

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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)

Covid-19 Advice for Parents and Carers

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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.

 

PSCD Activities for Years 3 & 4

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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

Online Reading / eBook Websites and Resources

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During this time of school closures and home learning, it is important that students still find time to schedule some reading time during the day. Here is a list of educational websites which offer free eBooks for students to explore and read. Simply click on the name of the website in bold and you will be re-directed to the respective resource: Continue reading

Daily Scheduled Home Activities for Students with ADHD – Additude

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A daily schedule comforts and guides children with ADHD through uncertain times — namely, the coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Use this expert advice to keep your child happily learning and achieving goals while also social distancing and working from home and banding together as a family. The big questions are: What can you do to set up a family plan that fosters more cooperation and less arguing during this unsettled time of COVID-19? How can you devise a plan that you can actually follow and your kids will buy into? We know that kids with ADHD benefit from structure, but what can you realistically pull off? Here is some helpful advice to get you started.

Continue reading this interesting article with resources for students and their parents/guardians on Additude – Inside the ADHD Mind.

PSCD Indoor Challenge

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The PSCD Team at St. Nicholas College have prepared the following activities for Year 5/6 students which can be done at home. Resources were sent by Mr. Camilleri, Educational Officer PSCD, on behalf of Mr. Charles Tabone, PSCD teacher. Click on the link below to download the activity sheet:

PSCD Activity Sheet Years 5/6