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

Verżjoni bil-Malti aktar l-isfel.

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 nla@ilearn.edu.mt. 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 nla@ilearn.edu.mt. 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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The Hill We Climb

Yesterday marked a historic day for America and the entire world, with the swearing in a of a new president and the first ever African-American, Asian-American woman vice-president, at a time in which the COVID -19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world.

Beyond partisan politics, beyond democrats or republicans, beyond black or white, during the inauguration ceremony there was a particularly poignant moment which marks the challenge not just for America, but for each and every human being. It was the moment 22-year old Amanda Gorman recited her poem – The Hill We Climb.

Touching and particularly relevant, the poem sends a strong message of hope as the world grows complacent and takes democracy for granted, while far right movements and extremist groups become more appealing. The urgency of Gorman’s message becomes even more real if anyone, upon reading this post, dismisses it as irrelevant, or does not understand the implications. We owe this to our children “because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation” and that “our blunders become their burdens”.

Listen to Amanda Gorman here and read her inspiring story here.

And remember that even in the darkest moments, “there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it”.

We owe it to our children.

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DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Dare to be Different, one of the Erasmus+ projects in which our school has been involved, has just come to an end.

When we first started working on this project almost two and a half years ago we embarked on a project that would see five organisations from Serbia, Greece, Turkey and Malta, coming together for a common cause – using drama techniques to support the teaching and learning processes, diversity and intercultural education in our schools. Little did we know how enriching this journey would be. The formal partnership between the institutions quickly developed into a solid commitment to network, support, learn and grow together in years to come. In the process, sincere and long-lasting friendships have developed between the individuals involved – a true celebration of the Erasmus spirit which characterised this project from the word go.

The intangible results of this project are balanced by a collection of lesson plans and scripts that the teachers involved have created over the duration of this project. Drama is fun and with just some effort, can bring to life an otherwise boring lesson or meeting… And if you are having fun, then it is more likely for the message to be assimilated and taken on board.

This collection of work can be downloaded here:

Dare to be Different – A Collection of Plays for Enhancing Diversity, Cultural Awareness and Social Responsibility in Theatre Work with School Children

Lesson Plans – A Bunch of Colourful Activities

And if you want to learn more about the project, we invite you to visit the project’s dedicated website here.

School Council Elections 2021 – 2022

Your Participation Matters

School Council Elections in all State Schools will be held in January/February 2021. The results of these elections will determine the composition of the School Council for the period between January 2021 and December 2022.

School Councils in Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools are made up of a President, the Head of School who is the secretary/treasurer, three parents and three educators. Both parents and educators are elected, the former by parents/guardians of students and the latter by the school’s educators. The role of these Councils is not limited to fund raising and similar activities.

School Councils have to:

• administer the School Council funds
• discuss ways and means to increase parental involvement
• discuss the curriculum and the educational services offered by the school
• make suggestions to the Directorates of Education
• discuss the school amenities and environment and propose ways to improve them
• discuss any problems related to the students’ well-being.

Parents are encouraged to use their right to contest and to vote in the forthcoming School Council Elections.

Important Dates:

11th January 2021: Opening of Nominations
17th January 2021: Closure of Nominations
1st February – 6th February 2021: Voting online at schoolcouncilelections.edu.mt

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