Sessions on Early Language Development for Parents and Guardians

The Language Policy in Education Unit within the National Literacy Agency, in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, will be organising sessions on early language development. These sessions are aimed for parents and guardians whose children are aged 0-3. The sessions, led by Dr Daniela Gatt and by Dr Lara Ann Vella, will be held online 10:00 am to 11:00 am. All sessions will be held in English.

The schedule is as follows:

Participants are invited to register their interest by filling in the following form: An invitation to attend these sessions will be sent the day before each session.

For further information, email Dr Lara Ann Vella on or call on 25983328.

Online Sessions on Indigenous Trees for Years 5-10

Xrobb L-Għaġin Nature Park in collaboration with the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes and Ambjent Malta, is providing online sessions about indigenous trees for Yrs 5 to 10 as part of its Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programme. The sessions are aligned mostly to the learning outcomes of the cross-curricular theme Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and cross-referenced with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They provide opportunities to get acquainted with the local trees and shrubs species, their life cycle and adaptations that help them thrive in the Mediterranean climate. They also aim at understanding the relevance of safeguarding vegetation in relation to environmental matters such as climate change and the urban heat islands effect. To this effect, tree height measurements will be carried out as part of the actions of Xrobb l-Għaġin GLOBE site within the international science education GLOBE programme, targeting to stimulate critical thinking on how trees cool and moisten our air, replenish oxygen and help balance our carbon budget.

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Club 3 – 16 Goes Online

With the closure of the educational institutions, the Klabb 3-16 in the centers too had to be suspended. To make up for this interruption in service, the Foundation for Educational Services is offering service users the possibility of following online activities with the Playworkers of their centers, and live HW assistance with warranted teachers.

Parents / legal guardians who are already registered for the service, and would like their children to follow the online activities, are to contact the Centre Coordinator of their respective center and inform him, so that they will be given a link to access the activities. The same applies for the LIVE online HW assistance.

Parents / legal guardians who are not registered with the service, are encouraged to send an email to to be guided on how to apply for the service.

These two modes of communication are being offered in a bid to maintain contact with the students, and also help them with their academic work. All the services are being offered free of charge, including the HW assistance.

MCAST launches online information sessions for students

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The Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) has launched a series of online information sessions that will allow prospective students and their families to learn more about the College and the courses it offers. These information sessions starting in June will help students understand entry requirements, application process and course-specific information. More than 10 sessions are scheduled throughout June covering information about the courses offered at MCAST’s six institutes. Participants can access the live sessions by clicking on the links available on the MCAST website.

During these sessions, attendees can meet staff members and submit questions in real-time through a group chat. MCAST Principal and CEO Prof Joachim James Calleja said, “We know that students are making important decisions at this time. Through these online information talks, we can meet students informally and pass on practical information about entry requirements, courses and career paths.” The MCAST career guidance service is being offered by phone on 23787135/6 or by contacting career advisers by email on

Useful Links

Prospectus 2020-2021  listing 191 courses starting in October 2020

Information on how to join the live information sessions