Financial Literacy Challenge in the Primary Schools

The Home Economics Seminar Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Malta Bankers’ Association is cordially inviting pupils to take part in the Financial Literacy Challenge 2022 entitled Young Chef Challenge in preparation for the European Money Week and Global Money Week that will be held between Monday 21st and Friday 25th March 2022.

The themes for this year are:

• European Money Week – Supercharging Financial Skills
• Global Money Week – Build your Future, be Smart about Money

Both themes capture the importance of thinking about one’s own future when making financial decisions.

Target audience: Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils in State and Non-State Schools. Interested pupils can participate on an individual or a group basis.
Description of activity: This challenge aims to promote awareness related to financial capabilities. The participants will create a healthy, low-cost food item with emphasis on the following areas: seasonality, sustainability and local.
Prizes: A certificate of participation will be presented to each participant. Prizes sponsored by the Malta Bankers’ Association will be awarded to the participants placing first and second for each category (individual or group basis).
Application registration deadline: Monday 28th February 2022. Only one application per student/group may be submitted.

Any queries can be addressed to home_economics@ilearn.edu.mt.

Competition – Design a Logo for the Games for Small States of Europe

As was the case in 1993 and 2003, Malta will once again be hosting the Games for the Small States of Europe (GSSE) in June 2023. Ahead of this prestigious event, the Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC), in collaboration with the MFED Centre for Physical Education and Sport, will be organising a design competition among students aged between 10 and 18.

  • Participants are welcome to submit their designs for the official mascot and/or the official logo of the event.
  • Winning entries will be displayed prominently both during the run up to the Games and also during the event itself.
  • The official mascot and logo will be displayed on all official social media, correspondence, media releases, merchandise, advertising items, etc.
  • It is strongly recommended to refer to previous mascots and logos of GSSE editions in order to clearly understand and meet the expectations of this event

Terms and Conditions of the Competition can be downloaded here: Terms and Conditions

Water – Be the Change Campaign Comic Competition for Primary Schools

The ‘Water – Be the Change’ campaign announces Comic Competition for Schools. This scholastic year the “Water – Be the Change” campaign being implemented by the Energy Water Agency will be launching an exciting opportunity for schools to demonstrate their artistic talents. Create a published comic and be in for a chance to win great prizes which can help your school use water more sustainably!

What’s it all about?

“Water – Be the Change” is a National Water Conservation Campaign which seeks to spread awareness about water conservation and the importance of minimising water use in our day-to-day activities. Currently, a typical Maltese person uses an average of around 110 litres of water per day. A very small amount of this is used for drinking and cooking while most of it is used for cleaning, washing and flushing. Most of the time our daily activities can be done in a more sustainable manner by utilising far less water. This campaign will seek to help children learn more about what they can do – while also informing others.

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Students from St. Nicholas College are the winners of the Virtual Science Quest 2021

We are pleased to announce that two students from our College – Keona Bonavia from Dingli Primary School, and Jansen Bugeja from Mgarr Primary School, have placed first in their respective categories (Year 4 and Year 5 respectively). Congratulations to our students for their great achievement!

Competition Results: X’tixtieq issir la tikber?

More than 600 boys and girls participated in the competition ‘X’tixtieq issir la tikber?’ organised by the Office of the Principal Permanent Secretary in collaboration with the National School Support Services.  The prize giving ceremony was organised on Saturday, 29th May. All submissions to the competition are being exhibited in a careers exhibition, in the subterran of Castille. The exhibition will remain open until Friday, 5th June. The opening hours are between 10.00am and 6.00pm. Entrance is free of charge from Merchant’s Street.

Rabat Middle School Students Place 3rd in Online Science Safari 2021

Students from St. Nicholas College, Rabat Middle School, participated in the yearly Science Safari organised by the Science Centre in Pembroke. Over 350 students from all over Malta were included in this event. We are pleased to announce that Team 505, consisting of Amy Smith, Faith Bondin, and Julienne Portelli (Year 8) placed third in this competition. Well done to all our students at Rabat Middle School!

Click on the following video to watch the announcement of the winning teams:

Science Safari 2021 – Results

National Innovation Challenge for Students aged 12-16 Years

The Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE), in collaboration with the HSBC Foundation, are organising the National Innovation Challenge: Building a Financially Capable Generation. The purpose of this event is to create an innovative environment, as the students will be faced with a financial challenge, to which they have to come up with a solution. They will then present their ideas through a presentation and video to a judging panel.

The event will be held on the 24th of April, from 9:00 – 15:00 on ZOOM online platform, and is open to students aged 12-16 Years. Students are encouraged to form groups of 5-10 members, and can register either individually or as a whole team:

Registration form per student by 21st April 2021: https://jayemalta.org/r/NICsignup
One registration form per team by 22nd April 2021: https://jayemalta.org/r/NICTeamSignUp

More information about the National Innovation Challenge, including a list of FAQ’s, can be found here:

Information about the National Innovation Challenge

Kompetizzjoni – Inħobb Immur l-Iskola Anke waqt il-Covid

Fi Frar li għadda, il-Kulleġġ San Nikola nhieda kompetizzjoni bl-isem ‘Inħobb Immur l-Iskola Anke Waqt il-Covid’. It-tfal tal-Ħames sena kellhom iċ-ċans li jibgħatu tpinġijiet u vidjows ta’mhux aktar minn 10 sekondi dwar din it-tema. Ħawnhekk tistaw issibu xi whud mix-xogħlijiet li ħejjew it-tfal tal-Kulleġġ. Grazzi lill-istudenti u lill-għalliema li ħadu sehem!

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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 https://primarymaths.skola.edu.mt/matemtikka-award/