Category Archives: In schools activities

K-9 Police Dog Section activity at the Gozo College Middle School

On Monday 23rd October, the Gozo College Middle school Student Council, invited the K-9 Police Section to perform a show with their service dogs. The dogs were well trained and followed the sergeants’ instructions. The two sergeants that carried out this performance explained to the students the whole process of the training and how these dogs can help them in their daily police work. The students had the opportunity to ask questions about the training of dogs, police service and also had the opportunity to pat the dogs. Students were enthusiastic to have such as event in their school.


Il-mod meqjus kif jiġi żviluppat il-Litteriżmu: Ġimgħa Letterarja fl-iskola tax-Xewkija

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.

Get caught reading! The Reading Stars campaign

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!

Short Golf introductory course and session

On Monday 3rd April 2017, 9 teachers from the Gozo College underwent a Short Golf introductory course given by Chris Smith.

Mr William N. Beck, President of The Malta Golf Association was also present.

The following day, Chris Smith and Tony Howarth delivered Short Golf Sessions in 3 Gozo College primary schools; Xaghra, Sannat and Victoria.

Special thanks to the Malta Golf Association.

Digital Maths Week, 13th – 17th March 2017

  • Pro-bots
  • Bee-bot
  • Classcomm Voting System
  • Constructa-bot
  • Talking Book
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Touchscreen Boards
  • Laptops

Isn’t this a long list?

All these tools have to do with information and communication technology (ICT) and through our Maths Support Teacher we are integrating mathematics and technology.  During this week, all classes from kindergarten to year 6 class are incorporating one or more of the above tools in maths lessons to teach mathematical concepts, that include: angles, money area, perimeter, capacity, sequences, compass direction angles and turns, number recognition, value and 2D-shapes and colours.

Hence, ICT is not replacing but being used to enhance student understanding of basic maths concepts.

But one may ask, “Why taking the trouble of googling the Internet to find out how to use these robots in lessons (not only in mathematics), as if we do not get by if we stave off ICT?”

One must not forget, that the world is changing, and we have to change (evidently, not abandon what we have learnt), rising up to the different opportunities that come in our way and bravely give a chance to our students to at least be aware of diverse methods of learning.  Surely nobody likes spotting one’s country hit rock bottom placing when listed with other countries.

These are only a couple (the list of benefits is much longer) of findings by Becta (2003) that summarised the key benefits of using ICT during lessons: “ICT promotes greater collaboration among students and encourages communication and the sharing of knowledge.  ICT gives rapid and accurate feedbacks to students and this contributes towards positive motivation. It also allows them to focus on strategies and interpretations of answers …”

So, why not using the ICT tools if we have them provided by the Education Division?

To top it off, at Xewkija primary school, TOGETHER we always try to bring learning to LIFE.

Presentation of Christmas Crib Competition Winners

Students from the Gozo College, as well as those attending church schools who participated in the Christmas Crib Competition organized by the Projects and Initiatives Section within the Student Services Department were acknowledged during a brief presentation ceremony on Wednesday 18th January.  Participation certificates were awarded to all those who took part, while winners were presented with book vouchers.  Dr Denise Mifsud praised the students’ work and encouraged such initiatives promoting extra-curricular activities that enhance the students’ holistic development.

Crib Competition
Presentation of Christmas Crib Competition Winners