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  • College holds cross-curricular maths trail

    College holds cross-curricular maths trail

    The fifth edition of the annual Mathathlon was recently held at the newly built secondary school at Dingli, which forms part of St Nicholas College. During the maths trail, the 150 Year 9 co-ed students at the school were grouped into 20 teams and...

  • Sport education collaboration

    Sport education collaboration

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) is to set up a branch at the National Sports School, Pembroke, and make use of the latter’s facilities to train students on sport-related courses of the Mcast’s Institute of Community...

  • Growing a good crop at St Edward’s

    Growing a good crop at St Edward’s

    As part of hands-on Science and Nature Study, earlier this year Year 1 and 2 boys at St Edward’s College Junior School planted potatoes in the school garden with the help of the school gardener. The boys nurtured the potatoes for a few months and...

  • New BSc in Physics and Geoscience

    A new four-year BSc (Hons) in Physics and Geoscience will be offered as from October by the Department of Geosciences at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science. The programme aims to produce graduates who will be skilled and scientifically...

  • Summer club in Paola

    This year’s summer club at St Joseph, Mater Boni Consilii School, Paola, will run from July 11 to September 7, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 1pm. There is also the option for a flexitime programme from 8am till 1.30pm. The...

  • Maths workbooks for pupils

    Maths workbooks for pupils

    The full series of the Number Wise workbooks have recently been published by Schola Direct. The workbooks have been specifically designed for pupils from Pregrade to Grade 6 to help them apply what they have already learnt and as a guide to...

  • New book on mental health in schools

    A new book entitled Mental Health Promotion in School: Cross Cultural Narratives and Perspectives, edited by Prof. Carmel Cefai and Paul Cooper, has been published by Sense Publishers. The book presents the narratives of children and young people,...

  • School launches recipe book

    A healthy eating recipe book entitled Nibble, Savour and Serve was recently produced by and launched at the National Sport School, Pembroke. The school’s Ekoskola committee devised the book as part of the ‘We eat responsibly’ project it is taking...

  • Ph.D students on the rise

    Ph.D students on the rise

    Seven Ph.D students at the University of Malta, or 25 per cent of all its Ph.D students, graduated from the Faculty of Science, and this year a further six Ph.Ds and up to 46 Master’s students will graduate in science and mathematics. This was...

  • Awards for student entrepreneurs

    Awards for student entrepreneurs

    Two students at the Entrepreneurship Centre of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast), Roberto Tweraser and Sebastian Mizzi, received the Cercle International Diplomatique et Consulare (CIDIC) Award in recognition of their work...

  • A Sports Day with a difference

    A Sports Day with a difference

    This year’s Sports Day at St Thomas More College primary school, Marsascala, were held on the parish church parvis, the local public garden and the car park, instead of in the school ground. The idea was to show the public the importance the...

  • Significant use of German in Malta’s public spaces

    Significant use of German in Malta’s public spaces

    Research conducted by Jeanette Debono for a disseration for the award of BA (Hons) German at the University of Malta shows a significant use of the German language in names of streets, houses and other places in Malta. The dissertation, entitled...

  • University postgraduate prospectus

    The University of Malta has published its prospectus with details of all the postgraduate courses that it is offering this October and the entry requiements for each course. The prospectus also highlights the courses or areas of study eligible for...

  • Preparing student-athletes for transitions

    The National Sport School in Pembroke has been awarded EU funds for a three-year Erasmusplus project called ‘Preparing Student-Athletes for Transitions’. The project is aimed at helping students to prepare mentally and physically to overcome...

  • Coding for children: what is it and why is it so important?

    Coding for children: what is it and why is it so important?

    In recent years many countries have introduced computer coding in the school curriculum. There is a realisation that coding is a skill that our children will need in the new jobs that will be created in our society in future. Children should learn...

  • Street sport in the City

    Street sport in the City

    A group of sports students from the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) set up a temporary footvolley pitch in St George’s Square, Valletta, for a day. This enabled passersby, including tourists and young people, to try out this...

  • Can VET make schools more ‘attractive’ to at-risk learners?

    Can VET make schools more ‘attractive’ to at-risk learners?

    I firmly believe that vocational education and training (VET) has the potential to enable learners who are likely to drop out of school prematurely to eventually succeed at school. It can motivate low achievers, demotivated learners or ‘theory...

  • Creativity diploma course in Gozo

    Creativity diploma course in Gozo

    The University of Malta’s Diploma in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be offered on a part-time basis at its Gozo campus for the first time in October. During the course, run by the Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and...

  • Debate on voting for small parties

    ‘A vote for a small party is a vote wasted’ was the topic discussed at the second debate held recently at the University by the University of Malta Debating Union (MUDU). The debate focused on the role and future of third parties in Malta’s...

  • Presentation of research on LGBT Catholics

    A presentation of PhD research in the anthropology of religion and sexuality with LGBT Catholics in Malta and Palermo will be delivered by Angele Deguara, a senior lecturer at the University’s Junior College, on Tuesday at 6pm in the Faculty of...

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