Mathematics Activities for Gifted and Talented Students (Year 10)

The Science Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is organising four Mathematics Activities for Gifted and Talented Students. These activities target students who have an interest and keen aptitude in Mathematics. The four after school activities will be held between 16.00 and 18.00 at the Digital Literacy Unit, Joseph Abela Scolaro Street,Ħamrun. Each activity is held on a Friday with a repeat session on the following Monday on the dates indicated below:

Heads of Schools are kindly requested to nominate not more than three Year 10 students. Please register the names of the students who will be participating in the four activities, via the link Gifted and Talented, by not later than Friday 25th November 2022. Kindly note that a limited number of participants will be accepted. Students who attend all four sessions during this scholastic year, will be awarded a certificate of participation. For further information kindly contact Ms Mariella Galea, Education Officer Mathematics (Secondary) mariella.galea@ilearn.edu.mt

FES announces longer opening hours at Childcare Centres

The Foundation for Educational Services (FES) is now  offering longer hours of service in its childcare centres. Parents are now choosing their hours of service between 6am and 6pm on weekdays, from Monday to Friday. This extended service is being offered in the centres at Birgu, Birkirkara, Naxxar, Pembroke,  Ħaż Żebbuġ, and Qawra.

Parents interested in using this service are encouraged to contact FES, or any of the chosen centres,  or visit the service.gov hubs, for more information.

Queries to FES can be asked via 22586829 or via email to fes.gov.mt.

Birgu – Tel. 2180 9285

B’Kara -Tel. 2598 5561

Naxxar -Tel. 2598 6820

Pembroke -Tel. 2137 6644

Ħaż Żebbuġ -Tel. 2598 7681  

Qawra – Tel. 2598 6996

SWISH – Wheelchair Basketball & Frame Football for Secondary School Students

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ and the Maltese Olympic Committee, in collaboration with the Physical Education Department within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes and Frame Football Malta, are offering Inclusive Sports Training sessions called Swish for Years 9, 10 & 11. Qualified coaches from the Malta Olympic Committee and Frame Football Malta will run a practice session through which students will be given the opportunity to experience a different dimension of sport. After each practice session, students will also benefit from a life skills session focusing on inclusion delivered by a youth worker from Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. All necessary equipment will be available to each school before the practice sessions.

Schools are to appoint a contact person (details to be included in the booking form). Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will communicate with the indicated person to make the necessary arrangements. Sessions will be delivered between Tuesday and Friday and are 80 minutes long (2 consecutive lessons). Tuesdays and Thursdays will be dedicated to wheelchair basketball, while Wednesdays and Fridays for frame football. Schools can also avail of multiple sessions, for different groups of students, on the same day or different sessions on different days. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and bookings are to be made through the following link.

Aġenzija Żgħażagħ will be in touch with the link person three days before the booked date to re-confirm all the arrangements. Further information about the sessions can be found on the Information Leaflet.

Junior Science Club 2022 – 2023

The Science Centre, Pembroke within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is currently launching the 8th edition of the Junior Science Club. This after-school programme has been extended further and will be held in eleven different localities in collaboration with Għarb, Ħ’Attard, Ħal Lija, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, Marsaxlokk, Naxxar, Pembroke, Victoria, Żabbar, Żejtun and Żurrieq and Local Councils. The Junior Science Club aims to provide young students (ages 7 to 11) opportunities to experience science investigations and practical science-related activities that extend their learning beyond the classroom environment. During the sessions, the students practise science-related process skills and nurture problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and self-appraisal skills and competences. A pilot Junior Science Club for Early Years children (ages 3 to 6) and their parents/guardians will be held in collaboration with Victoria Local Council. The aim of the pilot Junior Science Club in the Early Years is to provide children and their caregivers the opportunity to spend quality time together doing hands-on science. The Junior Science Club will run on a weekly basis from the end of October 2022 till the end of May 2023 as per schedule below.

Further details about the specific Junior Science Club within different localities and relevant application forms, can be obtained from the respective Local Council and from the Junior Science Club Facebook page. Applications will be received on a first come first served basis. A maximum of 20 students per club are accepted.

Seminar għall-Għalliema: Il-Proċess tal-Kitba

Id-Dipartiment tal-Malti fi ħdan id-Direttorat għall-Programmi ta’ Tagħlim u Assessjar flimkien mal-Għaqda tal-Għalliema tal-Malti jistiednu lil dawk kollha li jgħallmu l-Malti għal seminar dwar il-proċess tal-kitba. L-għalliema se jkollhom l-opportunità li jisimgħu taħdita dwar dan il-qasam u jieħdu sehem f’diskussjoni.

Data: Id-19 ta’ Novembru 2022

Ħin: Mid-9 ta’ filgħodu sa nofsinhar

Post: Iċ-Ċentru għall-Konferenzi, Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan, Santa Venera

Dawk kollha interessati għandhom jirreġistraw billi jimlew din il-formola https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv1nQVSJtgzGMxpi5lsJ742e6BSEswe2-OLIYK6m5N1h7nxw/viewform u jibagħtu l-ħlas tagħhom kif indikat fuqha.Għal aktar informazzjoni tista’ tħalli messaġġ fuq il-paġna ta’ Facebook tal-Għaqda Għalliema tal-Malti fuq https://www.facebook.com/ghghmlt/.

Book Champion School Awards

The Literacy and Information Support Unit within the National Literacy Agency in collaboration with the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes organised the Book Champion Schools Awards as part of the World Book Day 2022 celebrations.
Eighty-four state and non-state primary, middle and secondary schools received the Book Champion Schools Awards. Winners in each category, (Gold, Silver and Bronze) were awarded a certificate and a book voucher.

Various schools across our College have participated and received the Book Champion School Awards. These are: Baħrija, Dingli, Mġarr, Mtarfa and Rabat Primaries; and Dingli Secondary. Well done to all the participants !

Symposium for Colleges organised by the Institute for Education

Conference Details

The Institute for Education (IfE) in collaboration with the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation (MEYR) are pleased to invite state school educators to the Symposium for Colleges which will be held on Friday 2nd December 2022 at the Institute for Education, Pembroke from 08:00 to 15:15.

The Symposium is an opportunity for Senior Management Team members and Educators to present their recent research and projects, create synergies and network. Presentations highlight research or projects carried out within Colleges currently or within the last two years.

The registration for the Symposium for Colleges is open to educators from State Schools. Registrations are being accepted via the Head of College Network (College Principals). Please consult with your Head of College Network (College Principals) should you be interested in attending. Participation is free of charge. Registration is limited to 10 educators per State College. The first 10 registrations per State College will be accepted. The event will also be streamed online. Kindly contact your Head of College Network (College Principals) for the details on how to access the event online.

Click here to view and download the Book of Abstracts.

Click here to follow the Institute for Education’s Facebook Page for compelling updates and event promotion

A Bilingual Glossary of Mathematics Terms

The consultation document A Bilingual Glossary of Mathematics Terms (Glossarju Bilingwi ta’ Termini tal-Matematika) which was published by the National Literacy Agency within the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, provides words and expressions that can be used as part of bilingual communication of Mathematics at the Early and Junior Years of education (ages 3 – 11 years). The resource has been developed keeping in mind already existing classroom practices and provides a bank of words and expressions in English and Maltese.

The glossary was compiled by Prof. Marie Therese Farrugia (Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malta), Mr David Muscat and Dr Lara Ann Vella (National Literacy Agency) and Ms Melanie Casha Sammut (Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes, MEYR). The document can be accessed here:

Termini tal-Matematika

The consultation process has been extended to the 18th of November 2022. Feedback can be sent using this form:

Feedback Form

Fondazzjoni Sagħtar bi ktieb ġdid tal-komiks

Bi pjaċir inħabbru pubblikazzjoni ġdida! “L-Għalliema u l-Istudenti tal-Kulleġġ San Xi Ħadd” hu ktieb tal-komiks miktub u mpenġi minn Dean Fenech. L-iskola tista’ tkun post ta’ tagħlim, xogħol iebes u dixxiplina, iżda tista’ tkun ukoll post ta’ divertiment u ħafna daħk… mhux biss għall-istudenti iżda wkoll għall-għalliema. U hekk ħa ssibu fil-Kulleġġ San Xi Ħadd.

Il-komik ser ikun għall-bejgħ għall-ewwel darba mill-istand ta’ Fondazzjoni Sagħtar fil-Malta Comic Con bejn id-29 u t-30 ta’ Ottubru 2022. Il-komik jinxtara wkoll mis-sit tal-Fondazzjoni: saghtar.org.mt/hanut.

Colour today with a book! Save the date and visit the Malta Book Festival 2022

Illustrated by Gattaldo and animated by Turi Animation Studio, the 2022 Malta Book Festival artwork brings to life Arnold, whose encounter with a book gives him a new perspective and persuade him to lose himself in the stories within the book.

In the video animation, in order to strike a balance between staying as close as possible to the artistic vision of Gattaldo whilst coming up with movements to make the character come to life, the frame-by-frame hand-drawn animation method was used. The illustrations created by Gattaldo were used as main references, and new poses were recreated to create a sense of motion. The video animation was produced by Chris Spiteri, a 28-year-old animator and artist from Malta working at Turi Animation Studio. Currently, Chris is working together with Turi to bring Id-Denfil back to life.

Read more: https://ktieb.org.mt/news/colour-today-with-a-book-save-the-date-and-visit-the-malta-book-festival-2022/