Attivita’ waqt il-European Sports Week fl-iskola Primarja ta’ Ħad-Dingli

NHAR IL-ĠIMGĦA 14 T’OTTUBRU is-Sur Jamie Muscat, għalliem tal-edukazzjoni fiżika, mexxa żewġ sessjonijiet ta’ logħob organizzat fuq it-turf fl-okkażjoni tal-European Sports Week. Iż-żewġ gruppi kienu magħmula mit-tfal tal-ewwel snin tal-primarja u mit-tfal tal-aħħar snin tal-primarja. Dawn ħadu gost jilagħbu diversi logħbiet ippreparati għalihom fi stazzjonijiet differenti taħt il-gwida tas-Sur Jamie u l-għalliema tagħhom. L-entużjażmu tagħhom kien jixhed l-impenn li wrew dawn it-tfal u anke l-gost li ħadu b’din l-esperjenza.

Fl-iskola Primarja ta’ Ħad-Dingli qed nippromwovu l-eżerċizzju fiżiku billi t-tfal mhux biss ikollhom lezzjonijiet ta’ edukazzjoni fiżika mill-għalliem speċjalizzat, iżda anke lezzjonijiet oħra fl-apert flimkien mal-għalliema tagħhom li jsiru fuq bażi regolari – kemm jista’ jkun kuljum. Dan minbarra ż-żewġ brejks li fihom it-tfal ikollhom aċċess għal waħda mill-erba’ btieħi tal-iskola tagħna.

Book Week Activities at Mtarfa Primary School

On the30th of April, the students and educators at Mtarfa Primary School, dropped their usual activities and engaged in run reading sessions and activities together. These included:

  1. A Special Assembly on the importance of readying
  2. Students meeting with Book Authors
  3. A book scavenger hung
  4. A book tasting activity
  5. Virtual Conference with eTwinning Partners about the project, ‘Read, Share and Enjoy’
  6. Various book character dress-up and show and tell activities

Well done to all the students who participated eagerly in the activities prepared by their dedicated educators!

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

Covid 19 – Lockdowns, air, land and sea traffic came almost to a halt, the cities went silent. The world went silent. What was the effect of this sudden change on the environment?

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. Between 1st January and 2nd March of 2020, the European Space Agency observed a marked decline in nitrous oxide emissions from cars, powerplants and factories in the Po Valley in northern Italy. Areas in the North of India such as Jalandhar and the Himalayas became visible again for the first time in decades as air quality improved. Rivers around the world, including the Ganges in India, became cleaner during the first lockdown period in 2020.

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MEDE Launches The Malta VET Awards

The Ministry for Education and Employment is proud to announce the launch of the Malta Vocational Education and Training Awards for the first time.  These awards provide a platform where good practice, innovation and excellence in VET is given a higher profile and improved visibility. The launch of the Malta VET Awards is aligned with the European Vocational Skills Week, organised each year by the European Commission and each Member State. A number of events and initiatives are organised to celebrate vocational skills, give visibility to VET achievements, and also promote VET in general amongst the general public.  The Malta VET Awards also mirror the VET Excellence Awards which are organised at European level each year. Maltese awardees can eventually be nominated for the European awards.

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A Farewell with a Difference from Dingli Primary School

The Scholastic Year 2019 – 2020 was certainly different from any other: the last term students and teachers did not attend school due to the Covid-19 pandemic; all teaching and learning was done online from mid-March onwards. That meant that schools could not organise the usual end-of-year activities to celebrate the achievements of the scholastic year. However, the staff at Dingli Primary School managed to give a final goodbye to their students, by organising a car-cade across the village, passing all the students’ houses. It was a great send-off for everyone and was even featured on national television. Click on the link below to read the article on TVM:

End of Year Car-Cade

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Dingli Primary School Awarded Two Virtual Badges from GLOBE Initiative

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

Dingli Primary School has recently participated in the Virtual Globe Challenge and was awarded two virtual badges – for Collaboration and Data Entry. Well done to our students who still managed to find the time to work on this initiative from home !

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MCAST launches online information sessions for students

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The Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) has launched a series of online information sessions that will allow prospective students and their families to learn more about the College and the courses it offers. These information sessions starting in June will help students understand entry requirements, application process and course-specific information. More than 10 sessions are scheduled throughout June covering information about the courses offered at MCAST’s six institutes. Participants can access the live sessions by clicking on the links available on the MCAST website.

During these sessions, attendees can meet staff members and submit questions in real-time through a group chat. MCAST Principal and CEO Prof Joachim James Calleja said, “We know that students are making important decisions at this time. Through these online information talks, we can meet students informally and pass on practical information about entry requirements, courses and career paths.” The MCAST career guidance service is being offered by phone on 23787135/6 or by contacting career advisers by email on

Useful Links

Prospectus 2020-2021  listing 191 courses starting in October 2020

Information on how to join the live information sessions

New Guidelines for Childcare Centres Issued by the office of the Deputy PM

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:

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EMBED Awards 2020


Every year, the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills organizes Embed Awards to recognise those whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching and learning in the digital age. With schools closure in the present extraordinary Covid-19 circumstances, digital education has been taken to a new unprecedented level as many educators have shifted to remote lessons. This posed new challenges to educators to use online platforms and other tools in their teaching and learning. For this reason, the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills decided to celebrate the good pedagogical practices both before and after the school closure. Educators are invited to submit initiatives based on a number of experiences and activities related to technology-mediated teaching and learning, carried out over a period of time. Continue reading