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

Competition for Primary School Students – Design a Plane!

The Institute of Engineering and Transport within the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is launching a design competition for primary school children in Years 4, 5 and 6.

To participate: Design the colour scheme for the body and wings of a Piper Seneca aeroplane. See below the picture of this plane.

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Code.SprintMT Challenge for Secondary School Students

Code.sprintMT is a competition about problem solving and programming for Computing students from the secondary, post-secondary and undergraduate schools/institutions. Students are given a series of tasks to solve within a time frame using the programming language stipulated by the syllabus. A judging panel will assess the participants’ solutions and a winner and two runners up, are announced. Also, students within the secondary category can achieve an MQF 3 certification. This year, it will be held between the 10th and 24th July 2021. In this 4th edition of code.sprintMT, all certificates issued to participants, finalists and top three will be issued in digital form via blockchain technology.

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Annual Competition: Piggy Bank for Istrina

Although we are still going through a time of uncertainty, preparations for this year’s ‘L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank’ campaign are already under way. Therefore, all children are invited to participate in the drawing competition we are launching in order to select the designs for the piggy banks, which this year will once again be made of recycled cardboard. The theme of the competition, which will pave the way for L-Istrina 2021, is ‘Seeking what unites us’

Children can participate, individually or in groups, by sending their original drawings on A4 white paper by 30th April 2021 to the following address: Kompetizzjoni L-Istrina BOV Piggy Bank, The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, Il-Palazz tal-President, il-Belt Valletta VLT 1115. While no writing should be done on the respective drawing paper, the participant’s name, postal address, school name, telephone number, and email address should be written on a separate sheet of paper.

Anyone who would like more information or have any questions can send an email to or call on 22053317.

Digital Art Exhibition and Competition

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes would like to invite students from all year groups at state and non-state schools to participate in a Digital Art Exhibition and Competition. Class teachers (at Primary level) and Art teachers, Media Literacy teachers and Information Technology teachers (at Secondary level) are encouraged to collaborate and guide students’ participation by choosing ONE of the below as a starting point to develop a digital artwork:

  • Infinity
  • Emotions
  • Colours
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My Mask – I Care Challenge!

In order to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have found ourselves wearing face masks all the time, even if we are, say, alone in the country side. Some people opt to buy disposable face masks, which in turn, can cause problems of their own. On an average day, one may go through 1-3 face masks, thus causing quite a lot of litter! And the worst thing is that some of these masks are ending up improperly discarded and littering our towns and countryside.

To raise awareness about the issue, Dingli Secondary School have issued a Facebook Challenge, in a bid to promote the use of re-usable cloth masks. Just take a picture of yourself wearing a cloth mask, and upload it on Dingli Secondary School’s Facebook Page. (If you’re shy or don’t want to appear on Facebook, just take a pic of your mask). Finally, don’t forget to share the competition post on your Facebook Profile too! (If you’re too young to have a Facebook profile, you can ask your parents or siblings to post the picture and share the post on their own profile).

This competition is open to all College students and staff, Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools.

By participating in this Challenge, you can also win a 10 Euro Voucher from A to Z electronics!

Visit the My Mask – I Care Challenge on Facebook by clicking on this link:

The competion is part of Trash Hack (joint venture Ekoskola/Unesco) and Young reporters for the Environment.

World Science Week 2021: Celebrating Women in Space

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The United Nations General Assembly declared that WSW will be held each year from October 4th -10th. These dates commemorate two important milestones in space exploration namely:

  • 4th October 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration.
  • 10th October 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

The selected theme for 2021 is Women in Space aiming to inspire young females around the world to pursue STEM studies and future careers in the space industry. The theme also celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to science and the space sector. All Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools are encouraged to participate in World Space Week Malta Event (WSWME) by working on any project work that can be conducted both physically and or in digital format preferably relating to the theme above. Teachers can review the suggested list of films below (some of which relate to this year’s theme among many others) that can guide students in their project work/research. The IMDb rating and main elements outlined in each film are also provided: Continue reading

World Book Day 2021

The National Literacy Agency, through its Literacy and Information Support Unit, will be celebrating World Book Day during the week starting from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd April 2021. To celebrate this annual event, the Literacy and Information Support Unit is organising the following competitions for Middle and Secondary school students:

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Kompetizzjoni: Inħobb Nattendi l-Iskola anki waqt il-Covid

Kompetizzjoni ghat-tfal tal-ħames sena ta’ San Nikola – Biex innessu ftit mid-dwejjaq ta’ bħalissa, l-Kulleġġ San Nikola qiegħed jistieden lill-istudenti kollha tal-Ħames Sena biex ikunu kreattivi u joħolqu proġett żgħir bit-tema: Inħobb nattendi l-iskola anki waqt il-Covid. Tistgħu tpinġu; toħolqu posters; tikkrejaw vidjow oriġinali b’xi kant jew reċtar bl-istess tema; basta mhux itwal minn 10 sekondi. Data tal-għeluq: 26 ta’ Frar 2021. L-affarijiet jittelgħu hawn:

Segwu aktar updejts ta’din il-kompetizzjoni billi iżżuru il-paġna tal-Kulleġġ San Nikola fuq Facebook:

Is-Servizz Pubbliku Jiċċelebra il-Jum Dinji tat-Tfal b’Kompetizzjoni

Fl-okkażjoni tal-Jum Dinji tat-Tfal iċċelebrat mill-UNESCO, l-Uffiċċju tas-Segretarju Permanenti Ewlieni qed iniedi kompetizzjoni għall-istudenti tal-iskejjel primarji li qegħdin fir-raba’, fil-ħames u fis-sitt sena, bit-tema ‘X’tixtieq issir la tikber?’

L-għan ta’ din il-kompetizzjoni huwa li t-tfal minn età żgħira jibdew jaħsbu fuq l-aspirazzjonijiet tagħhom, isiru konxji tal-karrieri diversi li joffri s-Servizz Pubbliku u jirriflettu fuq il-potenzjal tagħhom għall-futur. Dan fid-dawl tal-fatt li kull min jixtieq jagħmel differenza fis-soċjetà tagħna għandu jfittex karriera fis-Servizz Pubbliku.

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