Operation Wallacea – Transylvania

Operation Wallacea is an organisation that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programmes that operate in remote locations across the world. These expeditions are designed with specific wildlife conservation aims in mind – from identifying areas needing protection, through to implementing and assessing conservation management programmes.

A group of 8 students spend two weeks in Transylvannia in July, spending a week each in two remote picturesque Saxon village in the foothills of the Carpathians to carry out research in the surrounding valleys related to large mammals, small mammals and herpetofauna, birds, bats, plants butterflies and farms. The students will also complete a Transylvanian ecology course comprising the following lectures:

  • Transylvanian landscapes (Saxon history, management and threats to the landscape and farming strategies,
  • Sampling techniques (the types of survey methods employed and how certain species can act as indicators),
  • Biodiversity in Tarnava Mare (biodiversity and endemism in general terms and specific to the region),
  • Classification focusing on the mammals and herpetofauna of the region ( amphibians and snakes of Europe, bears, wolves and cats),
    Bird diversity and classification, and conservation strategies in Transylvania ( habitats and bird directives, ecotourism and traditional products).

Discover Educard – a JAYE company

What is Educard? Educard is a children’s educational game which targets children aged between 5 and 7 years. At Educard, our aim is to help visual learners read and understand basic subjects like Maltese, English, Mathematics and Science. Each card has been designed...

Reopening of Church Schools – Statement by the Secretariat for Catholic Education

Read the full statement issued by the Secretariat for Catholic Education regarding the reopening of Church Schools: 34 FTUH SKEJJEL TAL-KNISJA MT Parents/guardians are encouraged to follow the guidelines communicated by the College.


YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH IS A PRIORITY STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARIAT FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND THE CHURCH SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION The Secretariat for Catholic Education and the Church Schools Association (CSA) are concerned about several issues raised in the white...

An Easter message and e-card from Fr Jimmy Bartolo sj

Our Rector, Fr Jimmy Bartolo sj, shares a special Easter message for all, from the Jesuit Community's Garden. Click here to watch it You can also view his e-card below: ** A reminder about the EASTER VIGIL ** The event will be live streamed from the St Aloysius Chapel...

NEW VACANCY: Assistant Head – St Aloysius College Sixth Form

For more information about this post, click the link below: AssistantHeadSixthForm2021Final.

Juvenes Translatores translation contest: Sixth Form students get special mention

Juvenes Translatores is an annual contest aiming to promote multilingualism and provide an introduction to translation for students attending colleges around Europe. Following their successful participation in last November's edition, three of our Sixth Form students...

Behind the scenes of this year’s edition of the Sixth Form’s Soirée

In the run-up to this year's edition of the popular Sixth Form Soirée, meet the Committee who is working (read: dancing, singing, writing, painting, and so much more) hard to put on a memorable show ('Bringing Back Footloose: A Drive-In Experience' - sounds exciting,...

Marking the start of Lent at St Aloysius College

Both live and online Ash Wednesday celebrations were organised by the respective Chaplaincy teams and staff from our three schools, marking a special and spiritual start to the Lenten period. PRIMARY SCHOOL Two celebrations were organised (8am for p3-p6 and 9.30am...

Support book collection project for libraries in Tanzania

Mr Laurence Zerafa, the brother of Mr Anthony Zerafa who was teaching Physics in Sixth Form until his retirement last June 2020, is a librarian who spent time doing voluntary work in Tanzania. He is back in Malta and now has a mega project going, collecting books for...


The Secretariat for Catholic Education (SfCE) in consultation with the Church Schools Association (CSA) has taken note of the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases reported by Public Health Authorities, reaching a significant peak today 6th January 2021. The number of...