Welcome to MAPSSS
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Maltese Association of Parents of State School Students.
As parents we understand that it is our duty to contribute to our children’s education, that our children’s’ education is not something external to us and that the success of our children in the educational sector can only come with an integrated approach where parents, policymakers and educational institutions are all working together to reach a common goal. Hence our motto “Further Together“. Working alongside each other we can make a difference and we can achieve more for our children in the long term. This is also the reason why we chose the coloured jigsaw puzzle as our logo, as we see MAPSSS as one of the integral components necessary in the local educational set-up.
Research has proved that parental involvement is of paramount importance in education and this reality is recognised internationally. With MAPSSS we intend to do our part in the local scenario.
This presents us with several challenges ahead of us. But we are all cognisant of the fact that we live in a globalised world and that our children need to fare well in their education in order to have a competitive edge. We need to be there for them. And we need to do it in an organised and efficient manner in order to be effective. MAPSSS cannot be successful without your contribution as a parent. As parents, we can all somehow contribute in a way or another.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Parental Involvement in Education
Much research exists about the importance of parent involvement in education. The research overwhelmingly indicates that parent involvement not only positively affects student achievement, it contributes to higher quality education and better performance of schools overall.