Annual Examinations Timetable for Middle and Secondary Schools

The annual examinations for both Middle and Secondary Schools will be held from the 8th of June till the 24th of June 2021 (both days inclusive). Click on the following links to access the full timetable for Middle (Years 7-8) and Secondary School Students (Year 9 – Year 11):

Middle School Timetable

Secondary School Timetable

Skola Sajf 2021 Applications Open for Registration

The Foundation for Educational Services would like to inform all parents/guardians that the application of Skolasajf 2021 is open till 2nd May 2021. Opening of Skolasajf will be subject to the advice and recommendations of the Public Health Authorities with regards to the COVID 19 pandemic situation.

FEE – €25 (Per Child) + Extra Hours @ 80c to the hour

Due to the current situation of COVID-19, we are not accepting immediate payment. You will be notified by email when you will be able to proceed with the payment. You may apply online through the link: In case of difficulty to apply online you can either visit a hub or visit this link . You may find a video which will show you step by step how to set up a profile and apply for the service of Skolasajf.

Skolasajf for children from Year 1 and over will start on Monday 12th July 2021 Kinder 1 and Kinder 2 will start on Tuesday 13th July 202. Guided by the main theme ‘An I in every Winner’, children will be invited to spend their summer holidays on a journey to discover friendship, skills, and experiences. The service will run for eight weeks (12th July till 3rd September 2021) from Monday to Friday, with a core service from 08:30 till 12:30 hours. An extended service for working parents is also offered in selected centres, from 07:00 till 08:30 and 12:30 till 17:30 hours.

World Book Day Celebrations at Baħrija Primary School

Year 4 students at Baħrija Primary School engaged in a number on fun activities in order to celebrate World Book Day. First, they used their LearnPad tablets to listed and work on an online comprehension task. This was followed by a cooking activity, where our young chefs prepared a tasty, healthy fruit salad (related to the story ‘4 frottiet imorru l-bahar’). Click on the video link below to learn more:

Earth Day Celebrations at Mgarr Primary School

Mgarr Primary School celebrated Earth Day throughout the whole week. A special assembly was organised, and students wore blue, green and yellow – the colours of Mother Earth. New seedlings were planted, and students brainstormed ideas in order to see how they can help our Earth to flourish! Take a look at the video below to watch a medley of Earth Day Activities at Mgarr Primary School.

Secondary School Certificate and Profile: Information for Schools and Parents/Guardians

Due to the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the operation of schools and other providers of educational activities, the entries in the Secondary School Certificate and Profile (SSC&P) to be awarded to current Year 11 students are to be completed by following the directions given here:

For scholastic year 2019/20 (when current Year 11 students were in Year 10:

a. Formal education:
i. Teacher assessment marks based on marks entered up till March 2020;
ii. Exam marks based on marks obtained in the half-yearly exams held in February/March 2020.
iii. With regard to State schools, if any 2019/20 assessment and/or exam marks are still not inputted, the Year 10 teachers are asked to forward these marks to the school’s clerical staff for inputting in the SSC&P Excel sheet provided by SIS for checking purposes in late May.
b. Non-formal and Informal education entries based on participation in school activities and out-of-school educational activities up till March 2020.
c. Personal qualities, Attendance and Behaviour entries based on reported personal qualities, attendance and behaviour up till March 2020.

For scholastic year 2020/21:

a. Formal education (in-person school attendance and participation in online lessons):
i. Teacher assessment marks entered as per usual practice;
ii. Exam marks based on annual/mock exams held in March/April/May 2021.
b. Formal education (vulnerable students with a medical certificate):
i. Teacher assessment marks entered as per usual practice;
ii. Exam marks for students who were not able to sit for the Year 11 annual exams will be based on an elaboration of results obtained in the Year 9 Annual exams and the Year 10 Half-yearly exams. This exercise will be carried out by EAU with the resultant marks being sent to school for inputting in MySchool.
c. Non-formal and Informal education, where held and whether in person or online, are to be inputted as per usual practice. These entries will be inputted for information purposes only as no marks will be allocated or deducted for non-formal/informal education activities held during the Covid-19 pandemic.
d. Personal qualities, Attendance and Behaviour entries to be based on in-person school attendance and/or virtual school attendance.

Students not deemed as ‘vulnerable’ and who did not sit for the Year 11 annual exams in 2021 will be marked as ‘Absent’ in the SSC&P.

Earth Day Activities at Attard Primary School

Our Kindergarten Students at Attard Primary School engaged in all sorts of fun activities in order to celebrate Earth Day. In this video you can watch them experiment with and mixing colours in order to create the ‘colours of the Earth’, making sculptures made play-dough made with flour and water, and many more crafting activities. Well done to the students and their educators!

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 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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – World Book Day Activities at Baħrija Primary School

For the World Book Day, the Kindergarten Students at Baħrija Primary School focused on the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. After reading the story, the children engaged in a number of activities, including sensory play on the school grounds, craft activities, fine motor skills activities and even matching games. Watch this short video of our Baħrija Kindergarten students during their World Book Day activities !