NOTICEBOARD

POSITIVE PARENTING POLICY

The Department of Family Studies was entrusted by the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity to draft a policy  on positive parenting. The draft policy, entitled A Positive Parenting Policy for Malta 2014-2018: Draft Copy for Public Consultation was launched at the bilateral seminar Investing in Parents, Investing in Children held on the 10th of October 2014 at Aula Magna, Valletta Campus. A child and parent-friendly version of the policy was also published. Click here to view photos of the seminar.
Please click here for the English version of the policy and here for the Maltese version of the policy.
Please click here for the English version of the child- and parent-friendly version of the policy and here for the Maltese version of the child- and parent-version of the policy.
Interested stakeholders as well as members of the general public including parents and children are invited to send feedback on the policy and/or their proposals to the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity via e-mail on positiveparentingpolicy@gov.mt or by post to ‘The Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity, Palazzo Ferreria, Republic Street, Valletta, Malta’.

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ĊAQLAQ
Help us show support to this worthy initiative! ĊAQLAQ is a non-profit educational awareness campaign that has toured over 45 primary schools across Malta & Gozo! This young motivated team is driven to spread the message to our youth about how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle! Show you support by liking and sharing their page: https://www.facebook.com/caqlaq

Our School Motto!

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BeeBot

The children have been learning to create simple programs to make BeeBot reach a destination.  First, the children were introduced to directional language using vocabulary like ‘forwards’, ‘backwards’ and ‘turn right/left’.  Then under the supervision of the IT Teacher, each child programmed the BeeBot to the target colour.

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Irriċikla għall-Istrina

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photo taken from timesofmalta.com

Our school participated in the GreenPak fourth edition of  Irriċikla għall-Istrina campaign and out of a 100 participating  schools we placed 7th .  A big thank you to all the students who collected plastic bottle caps and brought them to school.  Alayah and Amber Borg, twin sisters, were sent to represent the school since they collected the greatest amount of bottle caps.

Gymstars Outing

On 25 November ’14 Year 1 children went to the first outing at the Gymstars.  The first part of the session included light physical exercises and later more energetic physical activity.

Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of children.

Ms Diane Galea
Year 1.1

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Our school paricipated in l-Istrina

Our students were invited to take part in the opening dance of l-Istrina.  And it seems that those who did enjoyed every moment.

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Fieldwork in Valletta

On the 5th of December 2014, Year 6 students went to Valletta to do the Social Studies fieldwork. They visited several  interesting places and because they had certain tasks to perform they could interact with their environment.

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Snow Experiment – Kinder 2.3-Ms. C. Wood

Today Monday the 24th of November we did a snow experiment in my class. First we talked about whether we had ever seen snow. One boy Aiden said that he did when he was on holiday in Italy. We talked about how we thought it would feel, if it would be cold or warm. We also discussed what clothes we wear when it snows and what we could do with the snow, such as build a snowman or make snowballs. We also discussed what the colour of snow is.

We put Bicarbonate of Soda in a big bowl and then we added Shaving Foam which the children said their dads use to shave their beard. We mixed it all together. Each of the children took their turn to feel and smell it. They said it smelled nice (The shaving foam). After each child made a small snowball. They all enjoyed playing with it.

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Water bottle fountain Science Experiment

This experiment allows children to see that air takes up room and is always present even though we can’t see it.

We began by blowing up a balloon and asking the children what they thought was in the balloon. Some of the children did say that air was in the balloon. We let the balloon go and we talked about what happened.

We took an empty water bottle and asked the children what was in the bottle.  The balloon was blown up again and placed over the bottle. The children were asked why the balloon wasn’t going down when we did that. They came up with some answers so we explained that the bottle was full of air as well so the air in the balloon had nowhere to escape.

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I took another empty bottle and poked a small hole just big enough for a straw to go through it. I sealed it with Blue Tac. We explained to the children what we were doing.

Then we asked the children what they thought would happen if we poured water in the bottle level with the very top of the straw. The children said that water will come out but they saw that the water didn’t go out. We told them that we would have to pour more water over the level of the straw for that to happen and we showed them what we meant.

Then we blew up the balloon again and put it over the top of the bottle. They were amazed when they saw the water coming out of the straw like a fountain. They also noticed that the balloon was going down as the water was coming out of the straw. We talked about why that was happening and that the air in the balloon pushed down on the water and forced it up the straw.

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They enjoyed this experiment so much that we had to do it over and over again!!!

Fun Run

Our students participated in the Fun Run organized by St. Theresa Secondary School.  They had fun and were the first to complete the Run.  The photos clearly show what a great time they had.  But the best part is that their donations went to the Community Chest Fund.

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Students Council

During these last couple of weeks students have been preparing for the Students Council elections.  During PSD sessions students were given lessons on the democratic process of electing members of this Council.  Each prospective candidate prepared a poster to advertise the qualities that he or she had to persuade friends to vote for him or her.  These posters were exhibited in the school foyer.

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On Tuesday 25th November, an election was held and a member from each class in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 was elected.  These students will form the  Council and under the guidance of  Ms. Audrey Bezzina and Ms.  Annabelle Azzopardi they will meet to discuss matters that will benefit all students.

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