Read at Home

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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 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 or call on 2598 3304.

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Erasmus+ Accreditation

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.

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Football Skills Challenge Activities/Sfidi Kalċistiċi ta’ ‘Bil-Qari u l-Kitba Niskorja’

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In the second and third term of scholastic year 2020-2021, the National Literacy Agency Sports Literacy Leaders will deliver more football skills challenges activities during after-school hours and in the school holidays.

The Agency encourages parents/guardians whose children were born in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 to ask their children to take part in this activity. Once they apply, parents/guardians will be given a specific date, time and location for their child to complete the challenge.

All participants will be awarded a book, a certificate of accomplishment and other tokens. Participants who complete the activity successfully will be awarded two books and a ball signed by ex-footballers of the Maltese national team. The Agency will be adhering to the health and safety measures issued by the Public Health Authorities throughout the activities.

Parents/guardians who are interested may apply by filling in the attached form and sending it to The closing date for applications is Friday, 26th March 2021.

Further information on this initiative may be obtained from the Facebook page ‘Footballers Read and Write Programme / Bil-Qari u l-Kitba Niskorja’ or by calling on 2598 3324.

Fit-tieni u t-tielet term tas-sena skolastika 2020-21, il-Promoturi tal-Qari permezz tal-Isport tal-Aġenzija Nazzjonali tal-Litteriżmu se jkomplu jagħmlu l-isfidi kalċistiċi wara l-ħin tal-iskola u fil-vaganzi tal-iskola.
Għal dan il-għan, l-Aġenzija qiegħda tilqa’ talbiet mingħand ġenituri/kustodji ta’ tfal, li twieldu fis-snin 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 u 2013 li wliedhom jixtiequ jipparteċipaw f’din l-attività. Ftit jiem wara li japplikaw, il-ġenituri/kustodji jingħataw data, ħin (wara nofsinhar) u post biex uliedhom jagħmlu l-isfida.

Kull min jipparteċipa jingħata ktieb, ċertifikat iffirmat minn ex plejers tat-tim nazzjonali Malti u tifkiriet tal-okkażjoni. Dawk it-tfal li jirnexxilhom jegħlbu l-isfidi jingħataw żewġ kotba u ballun iffirmat mill-istess promoturi. L-Aġenzija, fit-twettiq ta’ din l-attività, timxi mal-istruzzjonijiet ta’ saħħa u sigurtà mogħtija mis-Supretendenza tas-Saħħa Pubblika.

Il-ġenituri/kustodji ta’ tfal li huma interessati jistgħu japplikaw billi jimlew il-formola mehmuża u jibagħtuha lil L-applikazzjonijiet jintlaqgħu sa mhux iktar tard minn nhar il-Ġimgħa, 26 ta’ Marzu 2021.

Min ikun jixtieq iktar tagħrif fuq din l-inizjattiva, jista’ jżur il-paġna ta’ Facebook ‘Bil-Qari u l-Kitba Niskorja / Footballers Read and Write Programme’ jew iċempel 2598 3324.

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Primary Science Webinars

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is launching a series of Primary Science webinars for parents/guardians of students in the primary years. The aim of these webinars is to address key areas vis-à-vis Primary Science and highlight the importance of promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) from an early age.

The Primary Science webinars are coordinated by the Primary Science Team within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes, as per schedule below. Interested parents are kindly requested to download the file below for more details.

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