A Professional Development Session was held after school hours from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. on the 27th February 2014 at the Gozo College Boys’ Secondary for Kindergarten Assistants, and their LSAs. It focused on the Learning Outcomes of the Kinder Pupils according to the National Curriculum Framework. It was animated by Prof. Valerie Sollars, Dean of the Faculty of Education, at the University of Malta. The Educational Officers of the Early Years also attended.
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Deadline for applications is on 17th March 2014 at 12pm.
ERASMUS+ Information Session
Dr Frank Fabri A/Director, Curriculum Management announces that
The Equal Partners Foundation is a parent-run, non-profit organisation working with children and youths having intellectual disabilities and/or learning difficulties. The aim of the Foundation is to support persons with disabilities to have a more independent life within a more inclusive society.
Seminars on Positive Behaviour in Children and Youths will be held on five consecutive: Mondays from the 24th February till the 24th March 2014 from 6.00 pm till 8.30 pm. The Seminars will be given by Dr Agius Ferrante and she will be tackling various behavioural issues in children and youths.
Below please find the course description and the poster so as to encourage any interested parties. The whole certified cost will be at €100.
Bookings, on firstname.lastname@example.org are open till the 19th February 2014.
An Introduction to working with Challenging Behaviour
“Our job is not to fix people, but to design effective environments” (Horner 2007)
Lectures will be around: Understanding challenging behaviour
- Identify behaviours and the functions they serve
- Understand how emotions affect behaviour
- Identifying challenging behaviours
- Understand the role labelling plays in the life of a child who challenges
What is behaviour?
Emotions and behaviour
What is challenging behaviour?
What behaviours are challenging?
Who displays challenging behaviour?
Social model of disability
A historical context
Five facts every family should know
An end of Term College of Heads’ Gathering, including Christmas Drink, is going to be held at the Education Office at 1.30pm on Friday 20th. December 2013. All Heads of Schools are invited to attend.
The First Lady, Mrs Margaret Abela, will be visiting GC Girls’ Secondary School on Tuesday 17th December re-BOV Piggy Bank Campaign 2013:
School Visits Programme BOV Piggy Bank Campaign 2013
Head of School welcomes Mrs Abela
Mrs Abela escorted to the courtyard or hall
Message from the Head of School
Presentation of bouquet to Mrs Abela
Message from the Principal
Messages from the BOV representative ( if in attendance)
Message from Mrs Abela
Play or activity organised by school – maximum duration 15 minutes
Mrs Abela visits classes
Informal talks at Head of School office – approx. 10 mins
Light refreshments offered
Mass will be held at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary on Thursday 12th December 2013 at 9.30a.m. The First Lady Mrs G Abela will be attending. Fifteen students from each school are invited to attend accompanied by a teacher.
Parents and Educators are especially invited to attend this conference on Monday 9th December 2013 at the Centre of the Gozo Association for the Deaf, Saint Domenica Street Victoria, Gozo (near Manresa House).
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Monday, 9th December 2013
Centre of the Gozo Association for the Deaf, Victoria, Gozo (next to Manresa Hse.)
||Mr Joseph M. Camilleri, Chairperson KNPD
||Presentation of Theme
|Ms Mary Rose Attard, Co-ordinator for Disability in Gozo
||Ms Anwuarite Micallef, Ms Bryanna Saliba andMs Gail Bugeja.
||Concluding Speeches H.E. Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo
||The Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment.The Hon. Franco Mercieca, Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing.The Hon. Anton Refalo, Minister for Gozo
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 10 December 2013 at Gozo College Boys’ Secondary from 9.30am till 2.30pm.