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:
In consultation with the Health Authorities, the school will give you the opportunity to collect books, copybooks, files that are needed for the online learning taking place. This exercise in this particular moment should only involve the collection of material necessary for learning and not other things. There will be an individual package with books and copybooks left for you. In the meantime, you will be given a date and time when you are requested to collect books and copybooks. Continue reading
The People and Standards Division, within the office of the Prime Minister, has issued a list of frequently asked questions regarding the current Covid-19 situation. The questions addressed are related to children and schools, telework, quarantine and leave. Please click on the links below in order to access the list of FAQs, both in Maltese as well as in English.
FAQ’s – ENGLISH
MISTOQSIJIET KOMUNI – MALTI
During this time of school closures and home learning, it is important that students still find time to schedule some reading time during the day. Here is a list of educational websites which offer free eBooks for students to explore and read. Simply click on the name of the website in bold and you will be re-directed to the respective resource: Continue reading
Educational Blog ‘Education on a Dime’ has created a list of 100 activities for parents/guardians and students to do at home during this time of school closures. Click on the link below to learn more:
100 Activities for Young Learners
Did you know you can use your school tablet to access the DK Find Out! Digital Encyclopedia to learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more… Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries. Watch the video here:
Twinkl has launched a range of School Closure Home Learning resource packs for distance learning due to school closures caused by the Coronavirus. Designed for LKS2 and UKS2, they offer comprehensive lesson plans in the event of school closures due to COVID-19, meaning that your children can keep learning while they are at home. Encompassing a wide range of worksheets, PowerPoints and cross-curricular activities, they provide a great online learning alternative to being in the classroom; all ready to download and use, again and again. We also offer School Closure Learning Links Interactive PDFs that are perfect for sharing with parents during school closures via your school website, Google Classroom, Seesaw or your Class Dojo. Visit Twinkl by visiting Twinkl Covid-19 Resources
Visit the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Website to access resources for students of all ages during this time of schools lockdown by clicking on the links below:
Middle and Secondary
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the COVID-19 virus, was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organisation Director-General declared that the current outbreak constituted a public health emergency of international concern. This document summarizes WHO’s recommendations for the rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare and community settings, as well as during the handling of cargo; in this context, PPE includes gloves, medical masks, goggles or a face shield, and gowns, as well as for specific procedures, respirators (i.e., N95 or FFP2 standard or equivalent) and aprons.