Category Archives: General

Concession for the lease of tuck shop at Gozo College Secondary School

Please note that the below mentioned tender has been published.

MEDE/MPU35/17 Concession for the lease of tuck shop at Gozo College Secondary School Victoria for scholastic year 2017/2018

All documentation with regards to the published tenders may be accessed through the procurement website  http://www.etenders.gov.mt/   Upon accessing the site kindly fill in the already provided name in the search field, and the relevant tender information will appear straight away.

 

GOZO LIVE GOZO COLLEGE WRITING COMPETITION AWARD EVENT

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 gozolive2018@gmail.com.

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2017

World Book and Copyright Day is an opportunity to highlight the power of books to promote our vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens.

It is said that how a society treats its most vulnerable is a measure of its humanity. When we apply this measure to the availability of books to those with visual impairments and those with learning or physical disabilities (with different causes), we are confronted with what can only be described as a ‘book famine’.

According to the World Blind Union approximately one in every 200 people on Earth—39 million of us—cannot see. Another 246 million have severely reduced vision. These ‘visually impaired persons’ or ‘persons with a print disability’ can access an estimated 10% of all written information and literary works that sighted people can read.

Poorly designed or inaccessible books also limit reading and comprehension of those who have learning disabilities. According to the International Dyslexia Association, 3-5 percent of the school population requires special accommodations and support.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Sustainable Development Goals mark a paradigm shift in recognizing the right of disabled people to access books, knowledge and cultural life on an equal basis as others.

With the framework of the convention, UNESCO is working to promote a better understanding of issues related to disability and to mobilize support for the recognition of the dignity, rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities and of the benefits of their integration in society.

This is the spirit guiding Conakry, Guinea, which has been designated World Book Capital 2017, in recognition of its programme to promote reading among youth and underprivileged sections of the population.

With Conarky, and our international partners, the International Publishers Association and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, let us join together to celebrate books as the desire to share ideas and knowledge, to inspire understanding, tolerance and inclusive societies.

This is UNESCO’s message on World Book and Copyright Day.

 

ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS TIME-TABLE

Timetable for Annual Examinations for Primary Schools (Years 4, 5 & 6)

Click here – Timetable DCM 096 

Timetable for Annual Examinations for Middle School (Years 7 & 8)

Click here – Timetable Middle Schools

Timetable for Annual Examinations for Secondary School (Year 9, 10 & 11)

Click here – Timetable Secondary Schools

Practical Guidelines on the Development of Pre-writing and Writing skills

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The Literacy Department within the Gozo College in collaboration with the Occupational Therapy Department of the Gozo General  Hospital organised  two parental meetings aimed at K1 parents of students attending the Gozo College schools and Gozo church schools.  Ms. Elaine Ciantar, Head of Department Literacy and Ms. Theresien Mizzi, Occupational Therapist shared with parents practical activities they can develop with their children at home to help them enhance their gross motor and fine motor skills in preparation for the development of writing.

A selection of resources currently available in the Kindergarten classes of the Gozo College were also shown to parents.  These resources are being shared amongst the Kindergarten classes through a rotation system and they allow for a hands-on approach to teach pre-writing skills.  The College embarked on a multisensory approach to develop pre-writing skills in the Kindergarten classes where students are being exposed to different forms and textures for that special tactile input.

A booklet  (Activities for the development of pre writing and writing skills) summarising the practical activities which can be done at home was given to parents through the individual schools.

Reading stars/ Brillantini tal-qari campaign

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Layshia-Rose Camilleri, a Year 2 student from the Gozo College Qala Primary is the first student from the Gozo College Primary schools to be awarded the title of Reading Star.  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. 

Layshia- Rose was nominated by her teacher, Ms. Tracy Vella Haber and she was ‘caught reading’ while her peers were doing some class work with the teacher.  Layshia-Rose fosters a love for reading and she takes every opportunity to stop and read.  She was awarded a letter of achievement and a book voucher sponsored by Merlin Library. 

More nominations are welcome.  We look forward to catch more reading stars and promote more students as reading role models. 

 

Meeting between the Gozo College, Gozo Tourism Association and the Gozo Business Chamber

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On the 1st of March the Gozo College has hosted a meeting between the Gozo Business Chamber and the Gozo Tourism Association.  The aim of this meeting was to provide information about the various initiatives that the Gozo College is taking towards career development for Gozitan students such as the Career Orientation Visits, the Career Exposure Experience and the introduction of VET subjects and On-Site lessons at MCAST/ITS – Gozo Campus.  The Gozo Business Chamber and Gozo Tourism Association have pledged their support towards such initiatives in order to encourage more Gozitan students take the vocational route. During this meeting, the Minister for Education and Employment, Hon. Evarist Bartolo encouraged all parties to work together in order to safeguard the future of the Gozitan industry.