Our School was accepted for an Erasmus + project during Scholastic Years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, with four other schools abroad. The project title is LITERACY AT THE CHILDREN’S HEARTS with the project acronym LATCH. The schools participating with us are from: Portlaoise Ireland, Maribor Slovenia, Kopavogur Iceland and Macroom Ireland.

The first meeting was at our school on the 20th October 2017, with our four partners visiting the classes and afterwards meeting together in Sr Antonia’s office in order to plan this year’s work together.

The visitors were very impressed with the school atmosphere and the children’s good behaviour. The children welcomed these visitors with songs and asked questions about their countries.

Ms A. Gauci
Assistant Head

Mobility to Ireland (Portlaoise) – 21st – 25th November 2017

Staff who attended:

Ms Marise Bugeja – Assistant Head & School Project Coordinator

Ms Annabella Gauci – Assistant Head

Ms Sonia Bezzina – Teacher

Ms Alison Axisa – Teacher

Mobility to Slovenia (Maribor) – 19th – 23rd March 2018

Staff who attended:

Sr Antonia Bugeja – Head of School

Ms Marise Bugeja – Assistant Head & School Project Coordinator

Ms Rita Bellizzi – Teacher

Mr Roderick Spiteri – Teacher

Mobility to and Transnational Meeting in Iceland (Kopavogur)

14th – 18th May 2018 and October 2018 respectively

Staff who attended for the Mobility

Ms Marise Bugeja – Assistant Head & School Project Coordinator

Ms Olivia Spiteri – LSE

Ms Christine Zammit – LSE

Staff who attended for the Transnational Meeting:

Ms Marise Bugeja – Assistant Head & School Project Coordinator

Ms Michelle Pace Moore – Teacher

Transnational Meeting in Slovenia – 27th – 31st March 2019

Ms Marise Bugeja – Assistant Head & School Project Coordinator

Ms Sonia Bezzina – Assistant Head

Ms Jacqueline Graham – LSE

Professional development through Erasmus +

Teachers strongly believe in the importance of continuous professional development. One of the ways is through projects funded by the EU such as this Erasmus + project LATCH.

Two members of staff and a Learning Support Educator have recently returned from a trip to Maribor in Slovenia where they were welcomed by the staff and pupils of the OS Borcev za Severno Mejo School. This trip was part of a series of trips to Iceland, Ireland Macroom and Portlaise, and Slovenia in which the Maltese teachers, LSEs and members of staff participated. This time the trip was targeted at evaluating achievements and finalising the programme which will be coming to an end in June with a second visit by the foreign partners to Malta.

Through this programme, which was called LATCH (Literacy at the Children’s Hearts) and which commenced in 2017, all partners worked together on different strategies in implementing literacy. With this project coming to an end in June 2019, Theresa Nuzzo School is already trying to embark on another Erasmus + Project as a continuation of the first, this time acting as coordinators.

Our Staff has also attended the workshop on The Finnish Educational System held at the Dolmen Hotel, Qawra, Malta on 8th March 2018. This workshop was in collaboration with the Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism and Mater Boni Consilii St Joseph School, Paola.

The programme included the following themes:

The project was concluded in Malta in May 2019.

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