Friendship Cards – Resources and Training Sessions for Educators

Friendship Cards are a new educational tool thought to improve the lives of whoever makes use of them. The cards have been developed by Relationships are Forever Foundation, with the intention of helping children and youth develop their abilities to build strong relationships with their families, friends and others that they will come across during the course of their lives.

The first edition of Friendship Cards is focused on Resolving Conflicts. These cards aim to help students to:

  • Feel comfortable in saying how you feel, talking with each other and finding out what caused the disagreement;
  • Realise that you may have said or done something wrong;
  • Focus on taking positive steps and avoiding hurtful behaviour so that you can make up and be good friends again.

Courses for Educators and Parents/Guardians

The Foundation is organising a series of courses for Educators, Youth Workers, and Families (MQF Level 3) which will enable participants to learn how to use the friendship cards, as well as receive a resource pack.

More information and dates can be accessed here: https://www.friendshipcards.org/availability/

Breakfast STEM PD Sessions for Parents and Guardians

The Science Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is currently launching the 1 st edition of Breakfast STEM PD. These professional development sessions aim to bring together educators and parents/guardians to explore themes relevant to STEM while providing a networking opportunity.

The first Breakfast STEM PD sessions are entitled Science and Maths: It’s all around us! These professional development sessions target educators and parents/guardians of children in the Early Years (0 to 7 years). The sessions will be held on the following dates, as in the table below:

Interested applicants are kindly requested to read through the programme by clicking on this link: Breakfast STEM PD Program Those interested in participating are asked to apply on the following LINK. Applications will be received on a first come first served basis. All COVID-19 measures are adhered to throughout the entire duration of the initiative. For further clarification kindly contact Ms Melanie Casha Sammut (Education Officer, Primary Mathematics) on melanie.casha.sammut@ilearn.edu.mt or Ms Isabel Zerafa (Education Officer, Primary Science) on Isabel.zerafa@ilearn.edu.mt.