Next Saturday 1st of July, the Ministry for Education and Employment will be organising the Ichoose convention.
The ‘I choose’ event is an excellent opportunity for all the students to obtain all the necessary information to be able to plan their career paths and learn more about what courses are available. Career stands including 6th form institutions amongst others will be present on the day. A number of career talks and career games will be taking place all throughout the event. Students can set an appointment for a career session with a career practitioner by calling on 99914356.
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The Kercem Primary School within the Gozo College participated in an Art competition called My Favourite Maltese Butterfly, organized by St Vincent de Paul Long-term Care Facility.
Amy Spiteri, a Yr 5 student was awarded the 3rd prize. She was given a €100 book voucher and the school is to be awarded a €500 to organise an intergenerational activity.
The prize winning ceremony was held on Friday 28th April, 2017 by Hon Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing, marking the European Day for Intergenerational Solidarity and on the occasion of St Vincent de Paul’s Long-term Care Facility’s 125th anniversary.
Before the awards took place, students were divided into groups and several activities were organised for them. One group visited Cat Cafe, where students patted kittens and a short talk by Animal Guardians Malta followed. Another group planted indigenous trees and then Dr Brian Farrugia delivered a short talk. Other students visited some wards.
It was a positive learning experience for all.
An event to celebrate the writing competition and to award prizes will be held at Gozo Middle School (next to Arkadia) on Thursday 8 June at 5.30 pm.
All students who entered, their teachers and parents or other family members are invited to attend. Winners will NOT be announced before this event so please encourage students to make every effort to attend to see if they have won a prize.
Teachers are also reminded of the Gozo Live Gozo College writing participation which closes in October. Now is the time to get some of those entries submitted. Entries to the participation are considered for inclusion in the Young Writers of Gozo book published every year. Rules are available from email@example.com.
On Tuesday 9th May 2017 one hundred and ten students attending Qala Primary School participated in organised activities at Ħondoq Bay. The activities were hands-on and everyone enjoyed learning in the beautiful environment, which this picturesque bay offers. Students in Year 3 and Kinder showed us their artistic skills by using the natural backdrop to inspire them to paint their own seaside picture. Students in Years 1 & 2 enjoyed listening to a story about fish. Apart from participating by predicting what might happen next, they also created the main character in the story – using colourful paper and their cutting skills.
Older students showed everyone that they are growing into responsible citizens who want a cleaner environment for the benefit of everyone’s health. Some of them participated in a clean-up activity. Apart from enjoying themselves using the hand pickers, they provided a cleaner bay for the general public. Although the bay is cleaned on a daily basis, there still is a small number of persons who haven’t learned to clean up behind them.
Ħondoq Bay is the perfect place where one can spot Comino and our Year 4 students had the opportunity to participate in a Social Studies lesson where they managed to talk about the islands and buildings they could spot. They identified the Comino Tower as an old fortification which was used to guard our islands against enemies. These students also participated in a literacy session with a difference. They practised their listening and speaking skills with a native speaker in the outdoors whilst enjoying the light breeze.
Ħondoq is also home to different species of plants, which the Year 5 and Year 6 students had the opportunity to observe in detail. They went for a nature walk and spotted many plants. The questions they had were answered by an expert in the field and they were impressed at the different number of plants they saw, most of which were new for a lot of them.
Kinder students also participated in Maths activities with a beach theme, where they sorted small, big and medium pebbles into colourful pails. Students in Year 1 and Year 2 even tried their adding skills by choosing two numbered pebbles which together made the number 10 and later 20. Of course we couldn’t leave out staying healthy through fun and so one could see a station with colourful Physical Education Equipment, where the students enjoyed the games prepared for them.
Later, the Kinder students were busily investigating their shadows on white paper. They enjoyed moving their hands and seeing their shadows move too. Some older students sprang to action and traced the younger students’ shadows. It was a tough job with all the movement. But it was a job well done and our youngsters then enjoyed filling in their traced shadows using sponges and colours.
Our main aim – that of an enjoyable cross-curricular learning experience for all – was achieved. What a day! The smiles on the children’s faces said it all. This activity will surely go down in our calendar as a yearly event. Well done to all persons involved who contributed in one way or another to make this activity such a success!
L-iskola Primarja tax-Xewkija ppreparat ġimgħa letterarja ma’ żewġ awturi; is-Sur Justin Debono u s-Sinjura Jennifer Peresso li t-tnejn li huma jiffurmaw parti mit-tim tal-litteriżmu tal-Kulleġġ ta’ Għawdex.
F’din il-ġimgħa ż-żewġ awturi żviluppaw attivitajiet varji ta’ litteriżmu b’mod meqjus, mibnija fuq il-kotba li huma kitbu u ddisinjaw. L-istudenti kollha tal-iskola ħadu sehem f’dawn l-attivitajiet. Matul din il-ġimgħa t-tfal ipparteċipaw f’sessjonijiet ta’ qari għall-gost, qari flimkien, kitba kreattiva forma ta’ poeżija kif ukoll f’forma narrattiva u f’sessjonijiet tad-drama u krafts li kollha ġew mibnija fuq storja.
L-istudenti kellhom ukoll l-opportunita` li jesperjenzaw mill-qrib il-proċess meħtieġ biex jinkiteb u jiġi ddisinjat ktieb. Din l-esperjenza hi parti mill-ħidma li l-iskola qed tagħmel biex tħeġġeġ lill-istudenti irawwmu l-imħabba lejn il-qari.
Tristian Saliba, a Year 4 student at Kercem Primary was caught reading in the school playground during break time and was awarded the title of Reading Star. As a prize he was given an achievement letter and a book voucher sponsored by Merlin Library so that he can continue to foster his love for reading.
The Reading Stars campaign was launched by the National Literacy Agency in collaboration with the Department of Curriculum Management, to promote a love for reading anywhere, anytime. Students are promoted as role models when they read in public spaces.
The Literacy Department within the Gozo College is on the lookout to catch more Reading Stars across the College!