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  • IB – 50 years of global education, also in Malta

    IB – 50 years of global education, also in Malta

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a not-for-profit educational foundation established in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1968. The founders of IB were looking for a programme of studies that, educational excellence apart, promoted peace in what was...

  • Mcast launches public consultation on its 2019-21 strategic plan

    Mcast launches public consultation on its 2019-21 strategic plan

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently issued for public consultation its strategic plan – an ambitious, seven-pillar policy document intended to guide its investments, academic focus, networking approach and quality...

  • The importance of ethics in the IT profession

    The importance of ethics in the IT profession

    The demand for IT professionals is growing consistently. In 2019, it was estimated that the demand for IT professionals was just under 6.2 million, while there was a supply of just under six million. There has also been a corresponding increase in...

  • Where it’s fun to learn about circuits

    Where it’s fun to learn about circuits

    The theme of the forthcoming session of Kids Dig Science is circuits. Although they are everywhere in phones, washing machines or even in our own bodies, for the lay person they usually remain hidden and unnoticed throughout the day. Kids Dig...

  • Relationships key to successful educational leadership

    Heads of schools recognise that positive relationships between teachers, students and their parents are important for the success of the school, but in the absence of this, the energy of school leaders shifted from teaching and learning – the core...

  • Bishop visits his alma mater

    Bishop visits his alma mater

    Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi recently visited St Paul’s Missionary College, Rabat, the school that he himself used to attend. The visit started with Mass in the Senior School to celebrate the Conversion of St Paul. Concelebrating the Mass...

  • Students learn all about oranges

    Science students at St Margaret College Senior Secondary School Verdala, Cospicua, recently undertook research about oranges. The study was linked with the study unit Body Basic Needs. Oranges contain vitamins A and C, as  well as...

  • Grant opportunity for SciCulture course in Greece

    A call for applications has been issued for a grant to sponsor participation in SciCulture, a new, intensive five-day course in Greece in April that aims to bring together students and professionals from artistic, scientific and entrepreneurial...

  • Course on Malta’s collective memory and identity

    Course on Malta’s collective memory and identity

    University lecturer Charles Xuereb will lead a course of five lectures in Maltese entitled Memorja Kollettiva u Identità f’Eks-Kolonja (collective memory and identity in an ex-colony), organised by the Philosophy Sharing Foundation, at the...

  • Combining PE and Maths may improve pupils’ problem-solving skills – study

    Combining PE and Maths may improve pupils’ problem-solving skills – study

    Physical Education (PE) potentially leads to positive students’ performance and academic achievement in schools. This is indicated by multiple research studies, such as Sibley and Etnier (2003), Bailey et al (2009), Dalziell et al (2015), Bailey...

  • Students learn about Chinese New Year of the Pig

    Students learn about Chinese New Year of the Pig

    In preparation for the Chinese New Year of the Pig, which starts on Tuesday and ends on January 24, 2020, students at our school learnt about the Chinese zodiac, and conducted research on a Chinese poem in both the Chinese and English...

  • Malta hosts first regional leadership seminar for young Med. voices

    Malta hosts first regional leadership seminar for young Med. voices

    Asma, 25, is from Libya; Samir, 31, is from France; Merna, 25, is from Egypt; Mustafa, 24, is from Jordan; and Jasmine, 21, is from Malta. They are five of the 20 outstanding emerging young leaders from the Euro-Med region who recently...

  • Naxxar sixth formers taste the life of MEPs

    Naxxar sixth formers taste the life of MEPs

    A group of 24 students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Naxxar, recently took part in the latest edition of the Euroscola programme at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The participants from Malta and various other countries met...

  • Mcast publishes journal on applied research and practice

    Highlights of vocational and applied research studies carried out last year by the researchers and professionals at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) and the University of Malta have recently been published. The Mcast...

  • ‘Language market’ helps students appreciate countries’ cultures

    ‘Language market’ helps students appreciate countries’ cultures

    The school hall of St Margaret College Middle School, Cospicua, was recently transformed into a colourful ‘language market’ promoting the different cultures of the eight languages taught at the school: Maltese, English, French, Spanish, German,...

  • Junior College Orchestra issues new CD album to mark its 20th anniversary

    Junior College Orchestra issues new CD album to mark its 20th anniversary

    The orchestra of the University of Malta’s G.F. Abela Junior College recently released its second CD album to commemorate the college’s 20th anniversary. The orchestra, which was set up in October 1998, has since performed over 400 concerts...

  • Xjenza Online’s11th edition published

    The 11th edition of the new series of Xjenza Online was recently issued by the Malta Chamber of Scientists. The edition includes articles on the following topics: • The oral health status of the Gozitan community; • Road courtesy: A prerogative of...

  • Learning from the past, for a better future

    Learning from the past, for a better future

    Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, the international day marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It is a day when we remember a world scarred by genocide – not only under Nazi persecution, but...

  • Activities, initiatives to promote digital skills in Malta

    Activities, initiatives to promote digital skills in Malta

    Last year the eSkills Malta Foundation held a range of activities and embarked on various new initiatives to promote the digital skills needed to meet the constant competitive challenges faced by the various sectors of Malta’s economy. One such...

  • Students learn all about porcelain and bone china

    Students learn all about porcelain and bone china

    In the latest in a series of practical projects led by our science teacher Martin Azzopardi, applied science students at St Margaret College Senior Secondary School, Verdala, Cospicua, recently learnt all about porcelain and bone china. We were...