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: https://www.facebook.com/DingliSecondary/photos/a.150425676364438/473410040732665
The competion is part of Trash Hack (joint venture Ekoskola/Unesco) and Young reporters for the Environment.
As part of the Safer Internet Day Activities held in school during PSCD Lessons, Ms Melanie Cini and her students of St. Nicholas College, Secondary School, Dingli, teamed up with their European Twinning partners of the eTwinning project Think, Act, Inspire! to work on various topics within the PSCD Curriculum. These past few weeks, students worked on various aspects of internet safety in class, online and on Twinspace. In mixed national teams, students created tips and slogans which were then transformed into posters available to be printed and shared in schools.
Students from Rabat Middle School and Dingli Secondary school have made TV Headlines thanks to their participation in the Climate Detectives Project, which is hosted by the European Space Agency. Watch this short clip, produced by One TV, which describes their project as well as their meeting with Minister for Education and Employment, Dr. Owen Bonnici.
St. Nicholas College, Rabat Middle School and Dingli Secondary School participated in the Climate Detectives Project, which is hosted by the European Space Agency. We are pleased to announce that the Maltese Project, coordinated by Ms. Judith Smith (HoD Science) and Ms. Moira Buttigieg (HoD Geography) received a Commended Award out of a total of 450 participating students. Below are the 4 schools who received this prestigious award:
Water Detectives, Malta – The team investigated how changes in climate, mainly rainfall and temperature, are impacting water flow and farming in Qlejgħa Valley, Malta.
Flood and wildfire explorers, Greece – The team investigated the effects of wildfires, deforestation, and increased precipitation on the severity of flash floods.
I.E.S.S. FOR CLIMATE, Italy – The team explored why in recent times sudden and violent whirlwinds are generated in the geographical area of Emilia Romagna, Italy.
Vianu Climate Detectives, Romania – The team investigated whether there is any connection between deforestation and the disappearance of the ‘classical’ four seasons.
Full feedback on all the projects can be found here –https://www.esa.int/Education/Climate_detectives/Final_congratulations_to_the_2019-2020_Climate_Detectives_student_teams.
Martina Muscat, a former Year 11 student attending St. Nicholas College, Dingli Secondary School, achieved perfect results in her MATSEC Examinations. She obtained passes in the following 11 subjects at SEC Level with Grade 1: Art, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Studies, European Studies, French, Italian, Maltese, Mathematics, Physics and Religious Knowledge and Grade 2 in Social Studies. She is also the recipient of the Dom Maurus Caruana Prize, worth €47.00. This prize is awarded annually to the candidate who obtains the highest number of marks in the Religious Knowledge examination at SEC Level. Continue reading
Monday 28th of October marked the second School Exchange Visit for Erasmus – Leadership for Change Project, which is a college-wide initiative in collaboration with European Schoolnet (Brussels), as well as schools from Portugal, Italy, Flanders, and Castilla y León.
Monday 21st of October marked the second School Exchange Visit for Erasmus – Leadership for Change Project, which is a college-wide initiative in collaboration with European Schoolnet (Brussels), as well as schools from Portugal, Italy, Flanders, and Castilla y León.
Parents and Guardians whose children attend Rabat and Dingli schools (both Primary, Middle and Secondary), kindly note that road works are now in progress at George Borg Oliver Street in Rabat. Works commenced on the 21st January (at St. Domenic Church side). For those students making use of public transport (Tal-Linja) in order to attend/return home from school, kindly note changes in Public Transport Bus Journeys for routes 51, 52, 53, 56, 181 and 201.
More information can be obtained from Dingli Local Council Facebook Page.