Sessjonijiet Virtwali għall-Istudenti tal-Lingwi

Id-Dipartiment tal-Lingwi Barranin se jorganizza serje ta’ sessjonijiet virtwali lil studenti tal-lingwi tas-7 u t-8 Sena li huma nteressati li jużaw il-lingwi b’mod aktar attiv u li lesti li jiskopru dwar lingwi differenti minn dawk li huma familjari magħhom. L-istudenti li għandhom għal qalbhom xi lingwa jew oħra huma għalhekk imħajra li jinagħqdu ma’ studenti li jitgħallmu lingwi differenti u jattendu għal serje ta’ webinars marbutin mal-lingwi. Dawn il-webinars ser jittrattaw aspetti dwar il-lingwa, l-kultura, l-użu u t-tagħlim tal-lingwa u jipproponu attivitajiet li bihom l-istudenti jistgħu jużaw jew ikabbru l-għarfien tagħhom fil-lingwa barranija partikolari li tkun qed tiġi ppreżentata lilhom. Ser ikun hemm sessjonijiet fuq iċ-Ċiniż, il-Franċiż, il- Ġermaniz, l-Għarbi, it-Taljan u l-Ispanjol, kif ukoll xi lingwi oħra li ma’ jiġux mgħallma fl-iskejjel.

Fis-sessjonijiet l-istudenti ser ikollhom ċans jiżviluppaw ħiliet plurilingwi u jieħdu sehem f’attivitajiet diversi permezz tas-sessjonijiet offruti lilhom. Is-sessjonijiet se jsiru kull nhar ta’ Tnejn, jibdew fit-22 ta’ Novembru 2021, bejn l-4:00 u l-5:00, fuq MS Teams. Wieħed mitlub ġentilment japplika hawn: https://forms.office.com/r/APXYrTEjy6. Għal aktar informazzjoni wieħed jista’ jikteb fuq foreignlanguages@ilearn.edu.mt jew iċempel fuq 25982902.

Course for students sitting for Maltese SEC exam on Maltese spelling rules

The National Literacy Agency, within the Ministry for Education, invites students sitting for the Maltese SEC exam in 2022 to attend a short course in Maltese on Maltese spelling rules. This course is aimed at those students who would like to keep up to date with Maltese spelling and grammar rules. Due to the current situation and the containment measures in place, the course will be held online via Microsoft Teams.

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Read me a Book – Recorded Reading for Pleasure for Children Aged 0-9

The virtual video library of the ‘Read me a Book/Aqrali Ktieb’ programme of the National Literacy Agency offers recorded Reading for Pleasure sessions for children aged 0 to 11 years. These sessions are produced in English and Maltese by the reading animators of the Agency. The virtual library of the Agency is accessible to all educators and parents. Applicants may borrow up to two recorded sessions, one in Maltese and another one in English, every day. These clips, which will be provided free of charge, will be time-barred for a limited period (circa 3 hours).

Parents may choose the clips from the catalogues which can be found at: https://education.gov.mt/en/nationalliteracyagency/Pages/Resources/Lets-Read-Together.aspx. To borrow a video clip kindly send an email to kurt.lee.azzopardi.2@ilearn.edu.mt and please provide the following information:

•Title of video clip;

•Age of child (0-3, 3-7 or 7-11);

•Date and Time for viewing.

The viewing times are as follows: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. A link and password will be provided through email by Mr Kurt Azzopardi. For more information please call 2598 2994.

L-Investigaturi tal-Mużika

L-Investigaturi tal-Mużika – part of the MPO’s continuous efforts to bring music closer to younger audiences – is an edutainment series of 15-minutes episodes delving into aspects of orchestral music. 

Introducing Allegra and Strauss, the two inquisitive young investigators seek to discover this genre through a number of set missions forwarded to them by ‘the expert’. Their adventures cover a wide range of subjects: composers, instruments, techniques, and genres amongst others.  

Allegra and Strauss meet The Scientist, who explains to them scientific principals involved in creating and listening to music.

This project is presented in collaboration with The Ministry of Education

MAYA FARRUGIA BEZZINA Allegra
JAYDEN MICALLEF Strauss
MARIA BUCKLE Actress 
MATTHEW MUSCAT DRAGO Video Director
SIMONE SPITERI Author
DANIEL CAUCHI Artistic Director

Resources for PSCD Educators and students on Animal Awareness

The Commissioner for Animal Welfare, Ms. Alison Bezzina, has recorded a 5-minute message (in both Maltese and English) for PSCD Educators to show their students attending Years 4 – 6 during their lessons. The messages can be downloaded here:

Verżjoni bil-Malti

English Version

Furthermore, the Office of the Commissioner for Animal Welfare has published a bilingual publication aimed at Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 to be distributed free to every child in these groups when the video clip is shown in class. Schools are to send an email to george.c.farrugia@gov.mt indicating how many copies of books are required and these
will be delivered to schools for free. Orders need to be sent by Thursday 29th April 2021 with delivery to be expected in May and until stocks last, on a first come first served basis.

Alison Bezzina, Commissioner

Our Online Work – St. Nicholas College Rabat Middle School

Due to the mitigation measures in place to counteract the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic, this scholastic year saw large school gatherings, such as assemblies, being discontinued. In order to keep the channels of communication open, Educators and Senior Leadership Teams at St. Nicholas College, Rabat Middle Schools, used Microsoft Teams to reach all students, their parents/guardians, and all the staff.

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Online Easter Activities for KG, Primary and Middle School Students

We have compiled a list of websites with activities for Kindergarten and Primary School Students, featuring a list of fun activities that can be done with children during the Easter Holidays. Some feature online games, others have printable activities which can be done by students. For younger KG students, there are some fun craft activities, too. Click on the website names below to view access the sites!

Twinkle: Easter Activities For Kids

The Educators’ Spin on it: Activities, Recipes and Printables

Anzuk: Easter Activities for Kindergarten and Primary School Students

DTLK Sites for Kids: List of Activities, Songs, Printables, and links to other sites for Primary Years

Activity Village: Easter Crafts and Printables for Young Learners

Busy Teacher: Activities, Presentations and Printables for Primary Early Middle School Students

ISL Collective: Online Presentations and downloadable worksheets for Upper Primary and Middle School Students

More online work from SNC Attard Primary School – KG 2

During these last couple of weeks Ms. Ruth’s and Ms. Miriam’s students, at St. Nicholas College Attard Primary School, were busy learning from home.  The children carried out various activities which were both fun and educational related to the Dinosaur theme and Easter time.  These included sequence games, colouring eggs with food colouring, following up on a story, ‘What’s inside the Easter Egg?’ and fun with letters.

More Activities at Home for the students of SNC Attard Primary School

At St. Nicholas College, Attard Primary School, children in Kinder 2 had the opportunity to discuss why we are meeting up from home at the moment and not at school!  This discussion took place in Ms. Vanessa’s class as a follow up to a story they had all watched together online.  Pupils in kinder 2 classes experimented with letters, had scavenger hunts at home, prepared some playdough and played together virtually.  Children in Ms. Kim’s class discussed the Easter story and took part in various Easter related activities. Although these activities are related to the Easter topic, children not only learned about the story of Easter, but also numbers and value, colours and colour sorting, all about shapes and also the letters ‘f’ and ‘g’ in  Maltese

Learning from home can be fun too!!! 🙂🙂

Hands-on Maths Activity from Home with Dingli Primary School

The students of Yr 2 at St. Nicholas College, Dingli Primary School, participated in a hands-on Mathematics activity in their homes. They practiced multiples of five using their hands, under the supervision of Ms. Kimberelene, who is working from home with them. The children put paint on their hands and made handprints on a piece of cardboard paper; then they counted and wrote the multiples of 5. The children had fun whilst learning although being stuck at home! Thank you to the parents for their on going support to make online learning possible and FUN!