Our school is actively involved in a number of Erasmus+ projects. One of these projects is Freedom to Learn 2 which, as suggested by the title, is a continuation of an earlier project. This project has 2 main aims:
It offers an opportunity for our students to focus on the learning process and become independent learners.
It offers the opportunity to embrace the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 goals set by the United Nations to provide for a better future. They are basic gaols which will benefit humankind across board.
You can find more information about the goals on https://sdgs.un.org/. Over the next months we will be supporting various initiatives to promote the SDGs and do our part to reach these goals by 2030.
In the meantime, on 30 April, all children are invited to wear something that is in one way or another related to any one of these goals so that we start creating awareness.
As of Monday 15 March, all teaching and learning will shift online.
Kindly refer to the attached document for detailed information.
Teachers will continue to communicate with parents via Class Dojo. We will also communicate via MySchool. Live online lessons will be held through Microsoft TEAMs as described in the attached documents.
Minn nhar it-Tnejn 15 ta’ Marzu, it-tagħlim kollu ser isir onlajn.
Jekk jogħġobkom araw id-dokument mehmuż għal aktar informazzjoni.
L-għalliema ser ikomplu jikkomunikaw magħkom permezz ta’ Class Dojo. Ser nużaw ukoll MySchool biex nikkomunikaw magħkom. Lezzjonijiet online live ser isiru permezz ta’ Microsoft TEAMs kif spjegat fid-dokument mehmuż.
In view of public demand, the National Literacy Agency is extending the scheme ‘Read at Home’ to all 3 to 16 year-old students. All Primary, Middle and Secondary school students will now have the opportunity to borrow and enjoy reading books at home. In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘Read at Home’ scheme will help students to find even more comfort in books. Every student can borrow up to 6 books, three in Maltese and three in English from age-appropriate catalogues. You can find these catalogues by clicking on this link.
Parents/Legal guardians who would like their children to benefit from this initiative may send the application form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling on 25983304. Books will be posted or delivered free of charge in an appropriate envelope.
Books can be kept up to a maximium of 5 weeks and are to be returned to one of our Book Return Boxes in the same envelope that they were received in. In Malta, the Book Return Box is located outside the National Literacy Agency Building on Joseph Abela Scolaro Street, Ħamrun, ĦMR 1304.
For further information please visit the ‘Aqra Kemm Tiflaħ’ Facebook page or send an email to Ms Marouska Falzon Cutajar on email@example.com or call on 2598 3304.
We are exceptionally pleased to announce that our school has received the Erasmus accreditation for the period 2021-2027.
Erasmus accreditation is a tool for education and training organisations in adult education, vocational education and training (VET), and school education that want to open up to cross-border exchange and cooperation. Award of the Erasmus accreditation confirms that the applicant has set up a plan to implement high quality mobility activities as part of a wider effort to develop their organisation.
Our school’s accreditation proposal, which embodies the school’s vision, has been accepted with flying colours. The professional development of staff is at the core of our vision and this accreditation will provide simplified access to Key Action 1 funding opportunities under the 2021-2027 programme.
We have prioritised 4 broad categories over which the school will be focusing in the next years.
To strengthen the existing professional learning community and educators’ profile through the active involvement of staff members in international projects over a 5-year period.
To further develop active classroom practices that allow learners to benefit from diversity, through reflection and professional dialogue within an intercultural and democratic dimension.
To account for the impact of digital technology and online environments, bridging the gap between in and out of school use of media by empowering educators and developing their digital competences.
To promote higher order and critical thinking skills that help learners engage with relevant issues, to distinguish facts from interpretations and to identify generalisations and stereotyping.
Let’s be clear – this is not something new but rather another step in our continued professional development, with an emphasis on continued. Just for the record our combined qualifications are rather impressive.
The above doesn’t even include the numerous courses that teachers attend on regular basis! And yet, we continuously strive to further our own education, because in so doing, we challenge ourselves and model life-long learning, setting an example to all our students.
This accreditation is an important milestone for our school. We are committed to put our school on the map as a beacon of quality education, a work in progress that constantly aims to further improve the educational experience for all concerned. This accreditation is yet another step in that direction.