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January 2017

Klavaro – learning to touch type

We still remember the nostalgic sound of a typewriter. We used to take courses in order to learn how to use touch typing (ie focusing on the written note without looking at the keyboard layout!!). Nowadays most people do not take such courses….and then they complain because they need to type a few paragraphs, knowing that it will take a long time to type on the computer!

Not knowing what we used to call touch typing, makes the life of a teacher, student or parent quite miserable. Is there a program which might help in this area? Oh yes of course there is. Today we introduce Klavaro. It is available for Windows and Linux.

Klavaro is more than just a free touch typing tutor program. We felt like to do it because we became frustrated with the other options, which relied mostly on some few specific keyboards. Klavaro intends to be keyboard and language independent, saving memory, time and money!

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In addition to the familiar “QWERTY” keyboard layout, it supports six other built-in layouts, or you can use the keyboard editor to create your own. It’s also available for 25 different languages, making this a good choice for users. One can use it for a basic course or else use it for other purposes such as: fluidness test; velocity test; adaptability exercise; progress charts etc….

If one wants to download it, then go here. In this page there is also documentation and a forum, where users can look for further information or try to get an answer for their queries. If in need of graphical tutorials, then go here

You can change your school!

School Council elections in all State School will be held in January 2017. The results of these elections will determine the composition of the School Council for the period between January 2017 and December 2018.

School Councils at the Primary and Secondary Level are made up of a President, the Head of School, three parents and three members of the teaching staff. Both parents and members of the teaching staff are elected, the former by parents/guardians of students
and the latter by the school’s teaching grades, KGAs and LSAs


The role of these Councils is not limited to fund raising and similar activities.
School Councils are entitled to:


i.   administer the funds and assets of the school.
ii. discuss the school environment and the school amenities and propose ways to
ameliorate them.
iii. discuss the curriculum and the educational services offered by the school and make suggestions to the Directorate of Education regarding changes or additions to
iv.  Alert the Minister of Education, or any official nominated by him, to shortcomings existing in the school or other matters related to the school
v. discuss and monitor any environmental problems
vi. discuss any problems related to students’ well-being


Parents are encouraged to use their right of contesting and to vote in the forthcoming School Council elections.

Important Dates:

9th January 2017: Opening of Nominations
18th January 2017: Closure of Nominations
31 st January 2017: (in all State Schools in Malta and Gozo.)
Voting day (you can also send your vote through the post or
with your son/daughter)

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