Category Archives: Events

ATQuadKids Event

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On Friday, 24th March, 2017 the second phase of the ATQuadKids was held.

Selected children from each school participated in 4 events;

  • 600 metre Run
  • 60 metre Sprint
  • Standing Broad Jump
  • Shot Put Throw

Students who qualified will be participating in the finals which will be help on the 21st April, 2017 in Malta.

 

Career Exposure Experience

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Between the 13th and the 17th of March, all Year 10 students from the Gozo College Middle School have experienced the world of work during their Career Exposure Experience (CEE). A total of 65 students have been assigned a professional work placement according to their preferences and likings.

From the health sector to the hospitality industry, from the business world to that of ICT, these opportunities are unique as they give each and every student the chance to be self-sufficient and independent. The aim of this activity is to give students the chance to shadow an occupation from first-hand, as well as the process they need to undergo when applying for a job.

We are assured that this experience will prove beneficial for these students, in their path to become an integral part of our working economy. We feel that such an experience is of paramount importance in our student’s holistic development, as it narrows the gap between the work environment and education; linking the classroom with the place of work.

The second edition of the Mathracy Project

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The Gozo College embarked on the second edition of the Mathracy Project for scholastic year 2016 – 2017.  The second edition entitled ‘The Mathracy Project goes Dramatic’ was aimed at year 3 pupils attending state schools in Gozo.  Pupils were engaged in Maths, Literacy and Drama Workshops linked with each other.  The maths support team was responsible of carrying out a maths workshop at the Public Lending Library, linked to literacy and drama as well.

Pupils had a tour round the library where library personnel explained how books were categorised and displayed in different areas of the library. They also explained to the pupils what information they get from the label attached to the spine of each book, such as the book’s name, author and shelf number.  Thanks to all librarians involved, the tour was very informative and pupils used this acquired knowledge to carry out the task which followed.

Pupils were assigned a book treasure hunt around the same library.  They were given clues, to read and comprehend, about four hidden books, follow directions and move accordingly in order to find the respective books.  Pupils were very enthusiastic to find all four books.  All groups managed to find the particular books and thus got 4 numbers which they later used to crack the code and open the lock of a treasure chest.  Once pupils managed to open the treasure chest, they each got a Library detective License Sticker.

The Literacy and Drama activities took place at the halls of the Gozo Ministry.  The Literacy teachers carried out a shared reading session with the book I want a pet by Lauren Child.  The students were actively engaged throughout the reading session and were challenged with high order questions.

Following the shared reading session, the children joined the conscience alley with the drama teachers.  They had to convince the drama teacher which pet is best to solve the dilemma faced by the main character in the story.

The complementary teachers animated the third workshop with the theme ‘Let’s explore a book’ where students were given the opportunity to give a closer look at a chosen book and integrate aspects of grammar with book concepts.

According to feedback gathered from parents, teachers and students, this edition was another success. Both the Maths and Literacy teams deployed at the Gozo College are looking forward for the third and last edition for this scholastic year, taking place in March for Year 1 pupils.

SCIENCE IN THE CITADEL

We are pleased to draw your attention to an exciting new Science engagement and celebration event taking place at the Cittadella Gozo on Saturday 22nd April this year.

Café Scientifique Gozo is working with EcoGozo, Malta Chamber of Scientists, University of Malta, MCAST, Malta Enterprise, the National Aquarium, and Malta Council for Science and Technology (Esplora) to mount a major science showcase event in Victoria.  Modelled on Valletta’s Science in the City, “Science in the Citadel” aims to put on a range of demonstrations, installations, discussions and related artworks, all connected to science, to raise public awareness and engagement and get people talking about science.  As the event, will be in the spectacular newly restored Citadel, there is also the opportunity to marry history with science and tailor some interesting educational activities to this context.

To this end, primary and secondary school students, either individually or in groups, are invited to submit either an A2 poster (kartoncina) or a 3-minute video clip related to the theme Science in the Citadel.  The closing date for submission of work produced by students is Friday 31st March 2017.  Posters must be submitted to the respective schools.  Video clips must be sent directly to Mr Michael Mercieca on michael.mercieca@ilearn.edu.mt or handed to the school SMT on a pen drive.  All work submitted will be exhibited at the Science in the Citadel event.  Participants will be awarded a certificate of participation which will also feature in the students’ SSC&P certificate.

Each participating individual or group of students needs to register their intent to participate by Wednesday 15th March 2017 by completing an online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/lj8snsJCDnnB6Ctz2.

Specifications for exhibits

  • A2 posters (kartoncina)
  • High quality video clips must be presented in one of the following formats:
    • .MPEG4
    • .MP4
    • .AVI
    • .WMV

Foraging Gozo

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The EkoSkola/LEAF committee at Gozo College Middle School this year embarked on an ESD multi programme project in which they reached the aims of their action plan towards responsible food consumption, outdoor learning, appreciation of natural resources and organic waste reduction supported by funding from the EU project We Eat Responsibly and the WasteServ Community Link Project grant.  The Open Day organised on Friday 20th January was the conclusion to lots of preparations, research and activities including a presentation on Maltese wild plants and trees and their uses and benefits by Mr John Michael Mizzi, foraging in a valley lead by Mr Stephen Mifsud, cooking using leaves of wild plants such as nettle, borage, sea beet and fennel and the production of a recipe book full of recipes by Ms Claire Borg using wild plants.  Attendees during the open day witnessed the launch of the recipe book, could taste the food cooked, buy herbed salt and tangerine sugar stored in reused jars and decorated by the students, while watching the students play an interactive game on responsible food consumption and read information on the uses of wild plants and historical related facts which the students themselves researched about.

Inawgurat iċ-Ċentru tal-Litteriżmu Doris Vella

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Nhar is-17 ta’ Jannar 2017, il-Ministru tal-Edukazzjoni u Xogħol l-Onor. Evarist Bartolo fetaħ uffiċjalment iċ-Ċentru tal-Litteriżmu Doris Vella, fil-Kulleġġ ta’ Għawdex.  Il-Kap Eżekuttiv  tal-Aġenzija Nazzjonali tal-Litteriżmu s-Sur David Muscat flimkien mal-Prinċipal tal-Kulleġġ is-Sur Victor Galea u warajh Dr. Denise Mifsud, ħadmu id f’id flimkien biex illum għandna dan iċ-Ċentru. Il-post huwa mgħammar b’riżorsi edukattivi li jistgħu jagħmlu użu minnhom l-għalliema u l-Learning Support Assistants  waqt is-sezzjonijiet ta’ tagħlim fil-klassijiet. F’dan iċ-Ċentru nsibu minjiera ta’ riżorsi bħal kotba kbar għal qari ta’ stejjer, kotba għal qari ggwidat, CD’s b’għanjiet bil-Malti, eċċ.  Iċ-Ċentru tal-Litteriżmu ġie msemmi għal Doris Vella, għalliema li tul ħajjitha ħadmet ħafna biex it-tfal tagħna jitgħallmu jħobbu l-ktieb.  Dan hu l-għan prinċipali ta’ dan iċ-Ċentru, li l-istudenti tagħna jkomplu jtejbu l-ħiliet tagħhom fil-kitba u fil-qari.

Gozo Live Gozo College Writing Event

The 2016 Gozo Live Gozo College Writing Participation concluded with an event at the Secondary School on Friday 9th December.  A large number of students who had entered the participation, their family members and teachers attended.  Selected students were asked to read excerpts from their work.

This year there were a total of 88 entries to the writing participation.  Earlier in the year the creative writing award event was held.

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All students who entered the participation received a certificate, judge’s comments on their entries and a copy of edition 3 of ‘Young Writers of Gozo’. Additional copies of this book are available from the schools. Students who did not attend on Friday can collect their certificates and books from the school.

Two leading publishers also attended the event and held a mini book fair. One of the books on sale was ‘Escape’ the latest book published by 6th Form student Corrine Zahra.

Rules for the 2017 creative writing award competition and the writing participation are now available.  These can be obtained from the schools or from the Gozo Live page on face book or by emailing gozolive2018@gmail.com.

Evening under the Stars at Dwejra, Gozo

The Institute of Space Sciences & Astronomy (ISSA) and the Department of Physics of the University of Malta, in collaboration with The Astronomical Society of Malta and Din l-Art Ħelwa, once again invites the general public to a night under starry skies at one of the few remaining dark sites on our islands: Dwejra in Gozo.

The event will be held on Friday, 30th December at 5:30pm for an overview of the night sky. Astrophysicists and amateur astronomers will be at hand to answer any questions related to astronomy. A telescope will be set up to project live images of celestial objects. In particular, it is expected to obtain some fantastic views of the Orion nebula in all its splendour!
Both adults and especially children and students are welcome to this event. In the event of overcast skies or other unfavourable weather conditions, there will be a line up of astronomy-themed documentaries and talks.
To attend this event, kindly register your name and email address through the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/5DYtjTuhHpnqOIGG2

Space at the tower is limited and acceptance will be on a first-come, first served basis. Kindly note that the “path” up to Dwejra Tower is steep and uneven. It may not be suitable for persons with mobility issues. Also ascending or descending in the dark is potentially hazardous so extreme care should be taken and it is advisable to carry a torch.