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Qawra, Malta – The Tower, the Activity Centers and Malta Hotels

One of the historical towns in Malta is the town of Qawra which is one of the top tourist destinations also in Malta. If you plan to visit Malta and stay in this town, then there are numerous Malta hotels that are located in the area to provide you with accommodation. One of the interesting historical sites found in the area which is frequently visited by tourists is the Qawra Tower. The tower is actually a fortification that was built on the Maltese island sometime in 1637 by the Knights of Malta.

Other than the tower, there are numerous getaways that can be found in the area and thus you might need an accommodation in one of the Malta hotels that are found in the area. Among these hotels is the Dolmen Resort Hotel. This Malta hotel does not compromise the quality of the service that the hotel offers to the guests of Malta. The hotel has perfectly incorporated tradition as well as culture of the Maltese people in the fabric of the resort through the Neolithic Dolmen Temple, with its contemporary designs and the commendable services, facilities and cuisines that this Malta hotel offers.

The Dolmen Hotel is located in the northern part of the Island and is an ideal accommodation in Malta. The name of the hotel was taken from the word ‘Dolmen’ which refers to the archeological remains that were found to be situated in the garden of the hotel and in the area wherein which this Malta hotel was built. It is a four star hotel and it has 380 rooms and a number of outdoor facilities such as terraces and gardens. In fact, among the hotels in Malta, the Dolmen Hotel is considered to have one of the biggest hotel complexes in Malta.

The hotel is also a perfect accommodation for Malta holidays and holiday getaways since it is overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the rooms are designed to have balconies where a hotel guest may look at the spectacular view and feel the breeze of the Mediterranean air. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and likewise there is central heating system in this Malta Breaks to suit the climate. Among the nearby activity centers where you can easily go from this Malta hotel are: an 8-kilometer away scuba diving center, a casino less than a kilometer away, a cinema located 2 kilometers away, the Golden Bay Beach and the Mediterranean marine Park which are both 8 kilometers away.

Another great Malta hotel is the Qawra Palace Hotel which is just located in the seafront of Qawra. The hotel is situated near a number of bars and shops and is ideal for couples who wish to stay in hotels in Malta with seafront and informal atmosphere. The hotel is also near the activity centers mentioned above and is 20-kilometer away from the Mellieha Bay. One of the best places inside this Malta hotel is the Caffe Royale which offers a great selection of delicacies, pastries and ice creams which are perfect for summer Malta holidays.

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Education System in Malta

The educational system in Malta is divided into three main branches: Primary Education, which extends from age five till eleven, Secondary Education which stretches from age eleven till sixteen, and Tertiary Education. We have one University, recognized by major foreign Universities. Education is compulsory from age five till sixteen. Parents can opt to send their children to State, Church or Private Schools.

Due to its colonial past, Malta’s state school sector draws its main inspiration from the British educational system. Kindergartens are available free of charge for all students from the age of three upwards. Primary schooling extends from the age of five, which marks the beginning of compulsory attendance, to the age of eleven.

Streaming is practiced during the last two years of primary education. Students sit national examinations at the end of Year 6 and proceed to Junior Lyceums, Area Secondary schools, or ‘opportunity schools’. Depending on their performance at this eleven plus hurdle. While an increasing number of students with special learning needs are being placed in mainstream schools, some still receive their education in special primary and secondary schools.

The school-leaving age was raised to 16 in 1974. At the end of their fifth year of secondary schooling, students sit for a local version of G.S.C.E., called Secondary Education Certificate (SEC). After two years at the sixth form Junior College students sit for another set of ‘Matriculation’ examinations at intermediate and advanced levels. This enables successful students to move on to tertiary education, and particularly to University.

At University level, the international dimension finds scope in the Foundation for International Studies of the University of Malta which organizes international conferences on a variety of subjects. The Foundation has also promoted, through its International Environment Institute, several projects, notably a world-wide network concern d with the Rights of Future Generations (under UNESCO auspices) and a system of protection against natural and technological hazards (under Council of Europe auspices) as well as courses in cultural tourism and diplomatic studies with an innovative anthro pological bias.

If you are going for Malta holidays It must be noted that Education in Malta caters for all sectors of the population, including the handicapped for which a Special Education Section within the Education Department is set up. The Department also offers various ancillary services, e.g. guidan ce and counselling, welfare, psychological, medical, and spiritual, which enhance the quality of education offered.