On behalf of the staff at Mariam Al Batool School, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2014-15 school year. It is with great satisfaction that I write to you as the newly appointed Head of School who will be working along with Mr Brian Vassallo as Assistant Head and Ms Debbie Atanasio as Senior Management Team Member. I would also like to thank the former Head of School, Ms Maria Camilleri, for her sterling work along the years.
As a school, we firmly believe that in order to realise your child’s full potential, academic success alone is not enough. Therefore, we aim to achieve high quality education that also emphasises character formation through which our students can become responsible citizens. We look forward to having a strong working relationship with you as partners who can make a difference in your child’s education. We ask that you support your child’s education by ensuring that he/she:
- attends school daily and arrives on time,
- wears the school uniform and is always neat and clean,
- completes all classwork and homework tasks given by teachers,
- reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy and creativity skills,
- shows respect towards teaching staff and classmates and behaves well,
- shares daily school experiences with you so that you are aware of your child’s school life.
A set of school policies and regulations has been developed in line with our educational vision. These will be handed to you shortly. I believe that a well-functioning school has at its basis a sense of order and discipline and therefore I expect that everyone observes these rules for the wellbeing of your child and other students. In addition, our door is always open and we welcome your involvement. As Head of School, I will be available daily between 9.00 and 10.00 without the need for an appointment. Kindly contact the school secretaries for an appointment outside this time, and if you wish to speak with any member of the teaching staff.
At Mariam Al Batool we follow the syllabi as stipulated by the Maltese education authorities. However, we also do our utmost to provide differentiated teaching to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. As Head of School I am completely satisfied with the staff who will be providing good quality education to your child.
Along with my staff, I will work hard to provide an exciting and enriching opportunity for all our students. Our motto ‘to learn and grow’ creates an opening that invites our students to develop into active participants in tomorrow’s society. Therefore, I warmly invite you to join us in our cause to make a genuine difference in the lives of our students, and through them, on the future of our society. I thank you for your support and wish you and your children a successful school experience.
Mr Kenneth Busuttil
Head of School