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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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!

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

ARTista Art Competition for Year 3 to Year 11

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes would like to invite students from Year 3 – Year 11 to participate in the competition ARTista, an art competition launched on World Art Day (15th April 2021), an initiative by the Mikiel Anton Vassalli College (MAVC), Malta School of Art.

The winner of each section will be selected through a fair and impartial process by a panel of judges appointed by the organisers. All decisions by the judging panel are final.

Winners will be announced through a circular mentioning names of winners, class and
respective schools/colleges, as well as by email. The winning works, as well as a selection of other entries, will be exhibited at the Mikiel Anton Vassalli – Malta School of Art, Valletta, later this year. Thus, the art works submitted might need to be delivered at the Malta School of Art at a later date for this exhibition.

Read on to learn more about the competition rules and regulations:

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Kompetizzjoni – Inħobb Immur l-Iskola Anke waqt il-Covid

Fi Frar li għadda, il-Kulleġġ San Nikola nhieda kompetizzjoni bl-isem ‘Inħobb Immur l-Iskola Anke Waqt il-Covid’. It-tfal tal-Ħames sena kellhom iċ-ċans li jibgħatu tpinġijiet u vidjows ta’mhux aktar minn 10 sekondi dwar din it-tema. Ħawnhekk tistaw issibu xi whud mix-xogħlijiet li ħejjew it-tfal tal-Kulleġġ. Grazzi lill-istudenti u lill-għalliema li ħadu sehem!

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SNC Mġarr Primary receives Bronze Award for matemaTIKKA

St. Nicholas College Mgarr Primary School has been awarded the matemaTIKKA Bronze Award with their online activity, Around Malta Digital Scavenger Hunt.

The matemaTIKKA Award scheme held by the Science Centre (Pembroke) aims to promote innovative school/college projects and instantiates to strengthen effective engagement, learning and achievement in Mathematics. Three winning projects were announced during the tikka MATEMATIKA seminar and the project representatives were presented the Award plaques by Ms. Marica Delia – Head, Operational Management – Digital Business Services – COO Office at HSBC Head Quarters Qormi.

matemaTIKKA Awards are sponsored by HSBC Malta Foundation.

Watch a short video about our Project here:

The full list of winning projects can be found here https://primarymaths.skola.edu.mt/matemtikka-award/

My Mask – I Care Campaign at Ħad-Dingli Secondary School

Students at Saint Nicholas College Secondary School Ħad-Dingli have been investigating the effect of Covid-19 on the environment. Lockdowns and teleworking may be having some positive impacts on our environment. On the other hand, the use of disposal PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) has increased, creating a waste problem. At St Nicholas College Secondary School we believe that each and every one of us is responsible for conserving the environment so each and every one of us needs to act and take an active role to protect it. No use pointing fingers at other institutions – we need to take responsibility for our actions. So we decided to take action and promote the use of safe reusable masks both at school and in our community. We decided to encourage students to trash disposable masks and use reusable masks that follow WHO safety criteria. This is how the campaign My Mask – I Care came about.

What does the campaign involve?

· Students researched the impact of Covid 19 on the environment and presented their findings during school assemblies.

· A facebook challenge was created encouraging students, parents and friends to post photos of their reusable masks. The challenge is available on the school facebook page and was shared on the facebook pages of the local councils of Ħad-Dingli and Ħ’Attard in order to spread the message among our community.

· A campaign video was created and submitted for UNESCO and FEE’s Trash Hack campaign.

· Safe reusable masks following WHO’s safety standards are being sewn and will be given to students. This was possible with the collaboration of the local councils of Ħ’Attard and Ħad-Dingli

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