50 Measures for the Safe Opening of Primary Schools

The Ministry for Education has taken 50 new measures to ensure that the both students and educators return to schools in the safest possible way. An independent risk assessment of each school is underway to ensure that all protocols are being adhered to.

Click on the following link to watch a short video about the measures being taken:

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50 measures

New Guidelines for Childcare Centres Issued by the office of the Deputy PM

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:


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Collection of Books and Copybooks due to the Covid-19 Outbreak

Screen Shot 2020-04-29 at 11.53.56In 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

Frequently Asked Questions about the Covid-19 Situation in Malta

Screen Shot 2020-04-03 at 13.09.31The 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.



Online Reading / eBook Websites and Resources

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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

List of Educational Websites by Heath Schembri

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Educator Heath Schembri has kindly compiled another list of websites which can be used during this time of schools lockdown, this time focusing on creative activities using movies. Resources, quizzes, worksheets, vocabulary lists, discussion questions and comprehension texts. Feel free to share:

1. http://teachwithmovies.org/
2. https://moviesheets.com/
3. https://www.eflmagazine.com/movies-lesson-plans/
4. https://lessonsonmovies.com/
5. https://busyteacher.org/classroom_activit…/movie-worksheets/
6. https://eslflow.com/teaching-language-with-movies.html
7. https://docacademy.org
8. https://www.owlteacher.com/teach-with-movies.html
9. https://frankwbaker.com/…/motion-pictures-online-film-less…/
10. http://film-english.com/
11. http://people.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/
12. https://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-works…/search/movie
13. https://study.com/…/movie-lesson-plans-classroom-resources.…
14. https://dinus.ac.id/repository/…/film+review+lesson+plan.pdf
15. http://www.teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts
16. https://www.esolcourses.com/cinema/vocabulary.html
17. https://www.intofilm.org/resources
18. http://www.eslkidz.com/films–movies–cartoons.html
19. https://www.educatall.com/page/1138/Movies.html
20. https://heartlandfilm.org/…/upl…/TeachingwithMoviesguide.pdf

Free Digital Resources from Twinkl

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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