The Home Economics Seminar Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Malta Bankers’ Association is cordially inviting pupils to take part in the Financial Literacy Challenge 2022 entitled Young Chef Challenge in preparation for the European Money Week and Global Money Week that will be held between Monday 21st and Friday 25th March 2022.
The themes for this year are:
• European Money Week – Supercharging Financial Skills • Global Money Week – Build your Future, be Smart about Money
Both themes capture the importance of thinking about one’s own future when making financial decisions.
Target audience: Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils in State and Non-State Schools. Interested pupils can participate on an individual or a group basis. Description of activity: This challenge aims to promote awareness related to financial capabilities. The participants will create a healthy, low-cost food item with emphasis on the following areas: seasonality, sustainability and local. Prizes: A certificate of participation will be presented to each participant. Prizes sponsored by the Malta Bankers’ Association will be awarded to the participants placing first and second for each category (individual or group basis). Application registration deadline: Monday 28th February 2022. Only one application per student/group may be submitted.
The ‘Water – Be the Change’ campaign announces Comic Competition for Schools. This scholastic year the “Water – Be the Change” campaign being implemented by the Energy Water Agency will be launching an exciting opportunity for schools to demonstrate their artistic talents. Create a published comic and be in for a chance to win great prizes which can help your school use water more sustainably!
What’s it all about?
“Water – Be the Change” is a National Water Conservation Campaign which seeks to spread awareness about water conservation and the importance of minimising water use in our day-to-day activities. Currently, a typical Maltese person uses an average of around 110 litres of water per day. A very small amount of this is used for drinking and cooking while most of it is used for cleaning, washing and flushing. Most of the time our daily activities can be done in a more sustainable manner by utilising far less water. This campaign will seek to help children learn more about what they can do – while also informing others.
The annual examinations for Years 4, 5 and 6 (Primary Schools) will be held from Monday 21st June till Thursday 24th June 2021 (both days inclusive). Below please find the full timetable for all year groups:
The Commissioner for Animal Welfare, Ms. Alison Bezzina, has recorded a 5-minute message (in both Maltese and English) for PSCD Educators to show their students attending Years 4 – 6 during their lessons. The messages can be downloaded here:
Furthermore, the Office of the Commissioner for Animal Welfare has published a bilingual publication aimed at Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 to be distributed free to every child in these groups when the video clip is shown in class. Schools are to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating how many copies of books are required and these will be delivered to schools for free. Orders need to be sent by Thursday 29th April 2021 with delivery to be expected in May and until stocks last, on a first come first served basis.
The United Nations General Assembly declared that WSW will be held each year from October 4th -10th. These dates commemorate two important milestones in space exploration namely:
4th October 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration.
10th October 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
The selected theme for 2021 is Women in Space aiming to inspire young females around the world to pursue STEM studies and future careers in the space industry. The theme also celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to science and the space sector. All Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools are encouraged to participate in World Space Week Malta Event (WSWME) by working on any project work that can be conducted both physically and or in digital format preferably relating to the theme above. Teachers can review the suggested list of films below (some of which relate to this year’s theme among many others) that can guide students in their project work/research. The IMDb rating and main elements outlined in each film are also provided: Continue reading →
The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, is organising an online German activity – Es war einmal … / Once upon a time …Students in Year 5 and Year 6 as well as students learning German in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 are invited to participate in this online activity. This is a great opportunity for our students to enter the world of Fairy Tales and Legends in German Speaking Countries and find creative ways to describe them.
All participants will get a certificate of participation and a pack of resources will be given to all schools. The two schools (Primary and Secondary) with most entries will get an extra pack of resources. Interested teachers are kindly requested to send the students’ videos, photos or presentations by Friday 2nd April 2021 to Ms Erica Kawka Armeni on email@example.com. Collaborative work is also encouraged.
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills would like to invite primary schools to participate in the third edition of the Malta Robo League. This STEM education programme is designed for young children (7 to 11 years).