Teach, Inspire and Protect Erasmus + Project at Mgarr Primary School

After three years of hard work, Teach Inspire and Protect Project 2018-2021, an outdoor learning project kindly co-funded by ERASMUS+, comes to an official end on the 25th November 2021 but its impact will last for ever. Thanks to many hard-working people, children today come to school with a beaming face knowing that their learning is going to be fun. Let us walk you through this unforgettable experience to show you how our school was transformed !

This is the second stage of our project which focused on the enhancement of our outdoor spaces making them stimulating and conducive to child-led outdoor learning.

Mġarr Primary School Publishes annual online school magazine

SNC Mgarr Primary School has just published its Annual School Magazine. The magazine includes a host of information about the school’s activities, which were carried out with great determination in spite of the difficulties linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. Achievements during this scholastic year include the Matematikka Award, Book Champions Award, EMBED Award, and of course, the construction of our Outdoor Classroom and Green Wall. Well done to all the work done by the staff, parents and students! Special thanks goes to Ms. Maria Borg Vella for the compilation of the articles.

Click on the following link to view our online magazine!

Mgarr Primary Online Magazine

Green Infrastructure at SNC Mgarr Primary School

Mgarr Primary School has just installed a “living wall”. This includes a timed irrigation system and the school also managed to secure four months free maintenance from supplier – until the plants are flourishing and well established. Staff worked on this project with the gardening section at MFED in order to get the best results possible. This will ensure that project is maintained and well taken care of. Students can experience interactive learning through plant design, fabrication and gain exposure to nature. This encourages environmental perspectives at the school. Stress levels often run high in schools and living walls naturally act as a catalyst to reduce this. Studies show that greenery improves the overall educational experience for children and teachers alike. Living walls also allow students to better understand nature’s role in STEAM fields, all in one place. This is another project funded by GAL Majjistral.

Mgarr Primary School completes the Outdoor Classroom Project

St. Nicholas College, Mgarr Primary School has just inaugurated their own outdoor classroom on the school grounds. The space is being used by all the students from Kinder to Year 6. Outdoor learning provides positive physical and mental health benefits to our learners. Studies show that outdoor learning produces significant improvements in children’s mood and well-being. This project is going to be funded from funds acquired from Gal Majjistral.

Morning Assembly with H.E. Reuben Gauci, High Commissioner for India

The students and educators at St. Nicholas College, Mġarr Primary School held a special assembly where they invited the High Commissioner for India, His Excellency Reuben Gauci Together they discussed the present situation in the country whilst High Commissioner Gauci explained his roles to the pupils. A small prayer was offered to our Indian brothers and sisters who are living quite a difficult time at the moment. The students also prepared letters and drawings to show their solidarity with the children in India, which His Excellency received with huge thanks on behalf of the people of India. The school administration wishes to thank High Commissioner Gauci for taking the time to join the students for the online assembly, and send prayers during these difficult times for India.

Earth Day Celebrations at Mgarr Primary School

Mgarr Primary School celebrated Earth Day throughout the whole week. A special assembly was organised, and students wore blue, green and yellow – the colours of Mother Earth. New seedlings were planted, and students brainstormed ideas in order to see how they can help our Earth to flourish! Take a look at the video below to watch a medley of Earth Day Activities at Mgarr Primary School.

Mgarr Primary School Awarded the eTwinning Schools Award

Mgarr Primary School has just been awarded the eTwinning Schools Award for 2021-2022. Schools are awarded the eTwinning Schools Label when showing evidence of being pioneers and recognised as leaders in the following areas:

  • Digital practice
  • eSafety practice
  • Innovative and creative approaches to pedagogy
  • Promoting the continuous professional development of staff
  • Promoting collaborative learning practices with staff and students

The eTwinning School Award is not only a recognition of the personal success of individual teachers but mostly an acknowledgment of the achievement of the entire eTwinning team in these schools.

For more information about eTwinning Schools, visit: https://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/newsroom/highlights/let-us-introduce-you-to-etwin.htm

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/

Using eBooks at Mgarr Primary School

Reading ebooks has continued at a very satisfactory pace at the Mr. Leondar’s Year 6 Class (SNC Mgarr Primary School). Both Literacy Pro and Octavo are being used. During the Covid pandemic, it was found to be a very efficient and safe process too. Children are responding positively, working the Quiz after completing an eBook and sending messages through the App too.

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