SfidaSTEM – It’s Easter Time!!

SfidaSTEM – It’s Easter Time!!

SfidaSTEM aims to engage primary students in critical thinking and creativity through theme based STEM activities. SfidaSTEM challenges are launched on the first Friday of the month on the Primary Science Malta Facebook group and also uploaded on the schools’ MS Teams.

Attached please find SfidaSTEM – It’s Easter Time! Challenges for Year 1 to Year 6 students, as follows:

  • Category 1: Year 1 and Year 2 – Save the Egg
  • Category 2: Year 3 and Year 4 – Eggy Zipline
  • Category 3: Year 5 and Year 6 – Egg Toothpick Tower

Students are highly encouraged to share photos/videos of SfidaSTEM activity results on our Facebook group Primary Science Malta.

Skola Sajf 2021

The FES would like to inform you that the applications for Skolasajf 2021 are now open. Applications are open till 2nd May (end of day). We are only accepting applications online via this link: http://services.fes.gov.mt

In case of difficulty the parents can go to any Servizz.gov hubs. An agent from Servizz.gov will always be ready to help them submit the application. Moreover a video has been set up for the parents to guide them step by step how to set up a profile and apply for the service. This is the link for the video: https://fes.gov.mt/en/Pages/Skolasajf/how_to_apply.aspx

Due to the current situation with COVID 19, we are not accepting any payments. The parents who successfully submit their application will be notified in due course when they can proceed with the payment.

May I remind you that Skolasajf 2021 will commence on Monday 12th July till 3rd September 2021.

Digital Detox Challenge – BeSmartOnline

Dear Parents / Guardians

The BeSmartOnline! team brings together FSWS (Foundation for Social Welfare Services), the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes within the Ministry for Education and the Cyber Crime Unit within the Malta Police Force.

The aim of this initiative is to create awareness about the safe use of the internet and to provide support to children, parents/carers and educators.

This initiative has become even more important since children are spending much more time online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore being exposed to online risks. The BeSmartOnline! team will be launching a #DigitalDetoxChallenge with the aim of encouraging children and young people to engage in offline activities so as to promote an online/offline balance.

The #DigitalDetoxChallenge will be launched on the 31st of March for a period of 7 weeks. Every week a new task will be posted on the BeSmartOnline! social media platforms (facebook and Instagram). Each task will focus on promoting offline games, critical thinking, creating positive content, respect and physical activity.

Through this Challenge, children and young people will be encouraged to be creative and to use their imagination, things that may not be given a priority when there is too much screen time. This challenge also aims to support families in promoting an online/offline balance.

We will keep you informed.

Mgarr Primary School Administration