Transition from Kg2 to Year 1

Brian Vassallo | أحداث, KG2R, Y1

As an educator, I am very aware of the importance of a smooth transition and its benefits. I know that the smoother the transition, the less time children need to settle nicely in their new setting. Efficient transitions increase time for learning.

Today, thanks to Ms. Juanita for accepting my request to visit her in class, we started the process of transitioning from KG to primary. 

The KG2 students and I prepared a hand outline on a coloured paper and every child wrote his/her name. Children were informed that they are to meet their next scholastic year teachers and they were very excited.

We went upstairs to Ms. Juanita’s class. We found Ms. Juanita, Ms. Souad and the outgoing Year 1 students waiting for us.  The teachers welcomed each and every student with a smile, asked their names, praised and displayed their work and gave time to the children to introduce themselves and their likings. 

The KG2 students listened to the current Year 1 students explain all they need to know about Year 1. The students mentioned the activities they loved doing most – like painting, role play, science and much more.  They were proudly displaying the things they enjoyed most, such as the toys they have in class. This was time were students from both classes actively participated and learnt from each other.

I would personally like to thank Ms. Juanita, Ms. Suoad and our school SMT member Ms. Debbie Atanasio for this visit and the genuine interest shown during the process. Thank you all.

REGISTRATIONS for Scholastic Year 2019-2020

Brian Vassallo | الادارة, التعاميم

IMPORTANT NOTICE School Registration 2019-20 Circular 24.2018/9
Kindly be advised that school registration for scholastic year 2019-20 IS NOW OPEN, priority registration for current students and their siblings will end on Friday 5th of JuLY 2019. No guarantee of registration is given after this date as intake of new students will commence immediately after. Kindly be advised that no class is allowed to exceed the permissable no. of students as per the Education Department regulations. Also the coming scholastic year will foresee a slight change in the no. of classes per level. Please be informed that a deposit of two hundred euro (€200) which will eventually be deducted from the payment of the first term of scholastic year 2019-20 is required upon registration, this will confirm the new scholastic year registration. The remaining payment to complete the payment of the first term is to be effected by July 30th 2019. Failing to pay the full payment of the first term by the due date may jeopardise the registration of the child notwithstanding the deposit paid.
Students with outstanding debt for scholastic year 2018-19 will not be allowed to register for the new scholastic year if the outstanding debt is not fully settled. ONLY upon effecting full payment of any outstanding debt may a parent register for the next year. May we once again remind you that registration for scholastic year 2019-20 is not automatic and is based upon full payment of any outstanding debt and payment of the deposit of the first term fees. Late registrations are subject to availability of places in respective classes and new students may replace current students who have failed to effect payment.
We appreciate your cooperation and assistance to enhance the smooth running of your child’s/children’s education at the school while thanking you in advance and best regards.
The School Administration

PS. SCHOOL FEES:
Registration deposit €200 (to be deducted from first term payment)
Registration fee for new child €300 required for every new student
Kindergarten fee €1350 annually or €450 per term
Primary fee €1650 annually or €550 per term

Prize Day 2019

Brian Vassallo | الادارة, الطبقات, أحداث, KG1A, KG1C, KG2R, أخبار, Y1, Y2, Y3D, Y3J, Y4.1, Y4.2, Y5.1, Y5.2, Y6

Wednesday 12th June marked the 21st Prize day at Mariam Albatool School. For the past weeks educators, together with students worked exceptionally hard for to be able to produce a fantastic performance on the evening.

It started with all students singing the school’s anthem under the direction of Ms Stephania Farrugia Frantz.

Then Kindergarten classes proceeded to perform their prepared items. A word of thanks goes to Ms Amber Micallef, Ms Yvonne Busuttil, Ms Sharone Micallef , Ms Claudette Hidayyatullah, Ms Romina Spiteri, Ms Myriam Darmanin and Mr Ahmed Alalo.

Then, Mr Kenneth Busuttil (HoS) delivered his speech where he praised all educators for their continuous efforts during the whole scholastic year. He made particular reference to the excellent work done by the assistant head (Mr Brian Vassallo) and by Ms Deborah Atanasiso (SMT Member). He also mentioned the excellent report the school received this year by the QAD department within the Ministry of Education and Employment.

Then, it was the turn of years 1s year 2s and year 3 students to have their performance. Particular word of thanks go to Ms Juanita Sultana, Ms Souad Elghazzawi, Mr David Tedesco, Ms Clare Suleiman, Ms Jessica Muscat and Ms Doris Schembri.

After this years 3, 4, 5 and 6 performed The Lion King. This was coordinated by Ms Stephania Farrugia Frantz who authored all musical arrangements, Ms Daniela Spiteri who designed the choreography, Ms Diana Salerno who wrote the Maltese lyrics and Ms Asmaa Saleh who coordinated the Arabic songs. Ms Debbie Atanasio, Ms Souad Elghazzawi, Mr Kamal Leghbali, Mr Wessim Amhamed, Ms Christine Refalo and Ms AnnMarie Azzopardi effectively. coordinated the children as they performed on stage. Ms Doris Schembri and Ms Jessica Muscat coordinated at the backstage. Ms Samah Shurrab set up the backdrop of the stage together Ms Simone Palmier Arab and Ms Joanne Micallef. The play was the culmination of the whole evening.

During the intermission, Magreb prayers were performed.

Then the evening proceeded by a speech delivered by Mr Muammed ElSaadi, who thanked all those who contributed for the continued success of the school. He particularly thanked the school administration, all educators, Mr Alfred Scicluna and the ancillary staff of school Ms Samira nd Ms Nuzha. After the speech, the evening proceeded by the award giving ceremony where all students were presented with certificates. Special awards were given to students who distinguished themselves.

Next a special award was given to Ms Simone Palmier Arab (executive secretary) and Ms Joanne Micallef (administrative secretary) for their continuous efforts toward the welfare of the school and its students. Then a bouquet of flowers was presented to Ms Maria Camilleri, ex Head and cofounder of the school.

The ceremony was attended by the Board of Trustees of the School and the Oversight Committee from Ministry of Education and Employment.

The School administration would like to thank all educators, parents and students for the continued successes of Mariam Albatool School.

Wednesday 12th June marked the 21st Prize day at Mariam Albatool School. For the past weeks educators, together with students worked exceptionally hard for to be able to produce a fantastic performance on the evening.

It started with all students singing the school’s anthem under the direction of Ms Stephania Farrugia Frantz.

Then Kindergarten classes proceeded to perform their prepared items. A word of thanks goes to Ms Amber Micallef, Ms Yvonne Busuttil, Ms Sharone Micallef , Ms Claudette Hidayyatullah, Ms Romina Spiteri, Ms Myriam Darmanin and Mr Ahmed Alalo.

Then, Mr Kenneth Busuttil (HoS) delivered his speech where he praised all educators for their continuous efforts during the whole scholastic year. He made particular reference to the excellent work done by the assistant head (Mr Brian Vassallo) and by Ms Deborah Atanasiso (SMT Member). He also mentioned the excellent report the school received this year by the QAD department within the Ministry of Education and Employment.

Then, it was the turn of years 1s year 2s and year 3 students to have their performance. Particular word of thanks go to Ms Souad Elgazzawi, Ms Juanita Sultana, Mr David Tedesco, Ms Clare Suleiman, Ms Jessica Muscat and Ms Doris Schembri.

After this years 4, 5 and 6 performed The Lion King. This was coordinated by Ms Stephania Farrugia Frantz who authored all musical arrangements, Ms Daniela Spiteri who designed the choreography, Ms Diana Salerno who wrote the Maltese lyrics and Ms Asmaa Saleh who coordinated the Arabic songs. Ms Debbie Atanasio, Ms Souad Elghazzawi, Mr Kamal Leghbali, Mr Wessim Amhamed, Ms Christine Refalo and Ms AnnMarie Azzopardi effectively coordinated the children as they performed on stage. Ms Samah Shurrab set up the backdrop of the stage together Ms Simone Palmier Arab and Ms Joanne Micallef. The play was the culmination of the whole evening.

During the intermission, Magreb prayers were performed.

Then the evening proceeded by a speech delivered by Mr Muammed ElSaadi, who thanked all those who contributed for the continued success of the school. He particularly thanked the school administration, all educators, Mr Alfred Scicluna and the ancillary staff of school Ms Samira nd Ms Nuzha. After the speech, the evening proceeded by the award giving ceremony where all students were presented with certificates. Special awards were given to students who distinguished themselves.

Next a special award was given to Ms Simone Palmier Arab (executive secretary) and Ms Joanne Micallef (administrative secretary) for their continuous efforts toward the welfare of the school and its students. Then a bouquet of flowers was presented to Ms Maria Camilleri, ex Head and cofounder of the school.

The ceremony was attended by the Board of Trustees of the School and the Oversight Committee from Ministry of Education and Employment.

E-Twinning at Mariam Albatool School

Brian Vassallo | أحداث, KG2R, أخبار, Y3D

Today we had a surprise visit from Dr.Rose-anne Camilleri and Ms. Antoinella Giles representing eTwinning Malta where the children of Year 3D and KG2R were given prizes for their participation in eTwinning day celebration (9th of May). Year 3D also took part in the eTwinning spring competition. Both classes are active participants in the eTwinning online platform.

eTwinning is an international online platform where educators and their students come together by sharing learning online through eTwinning interactive website. eTwinning is also part of Erasmus+ where ongoing educational opportunities for educators and their learners are always available.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Doris Schembri and Ms Romina Bugeja for their excellent job in providing the children with such excellent opportunities. #etwinningmalta

Celebrating Iftar

Brian Vassallo | الادارة, أحداث, أخبار

On Friday 24th May 2019 the Muslin Community in Malta celebrated the breaking of the fast (Iftar) and invited a number distinguished guests to join in the celebration. The President of Malta His Excellency Dr George Vella and his wife were the guests of honour. The community was also honoured by His Excellency the Libyan Ambassador Mr Saadun Suayeh. The ceremony was also attended by members of the clergy, academics from the University of Malta and high officials from the Ministry of Education and Employment. Also present in the celebration were the Administration of Mariam Albatool School -Mr Kenneth Busittil (HoS), Mr Brian Vassallo (AHoS) and Ms Deborah Atanasio (SMT), together with other members of staff. Ms Maria Camilleri, former Head of School was also honouring us with her presence. During his speech Mr Muhammad ElSadi spoke about the obligation for Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan and the benefits which emanate from this noble act.

The Muslim community would like to thank all those who participated in the activity. Particular thanks goes to Mr Alfred Scicluna for being the backbone of the whole organization behind the activity.

Below are some photos commemorating the activity.

E-twinning Project

Brian Vassallo | Y3D

Year 3D are participating in an eTwinning project entitled ReLiSh (Read, Listen, Share) where various countries are taking part during book week.  In this instance we read a story in Maltese called ‘Ninu, il-Pustier’ by Doris Schembri and listened to the French story ‘Roule Galette’.  Mr Kenneth Busuttil and Mr Kamel both interacted with the enthusiastic students during the session.

Future Classrooms

Brian Vassallo | أحداث, Y3D, Y3J


Children in Year 3 participated in an activity named “Future Classrooms” in which they themselves had to use the tablet, together with Lego cubes to make a moving robot. After doing so, the children used the tablet to code the robot. Each group worked on a different project and shared their work with their others. They enjoyed it a lot.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Jessica Muscat and Ms Doris Schembri for their dedication and enthusiasm towards motivating the students to complete their project. A big WELL DONE !

Year 6 Technology Project

Brian Vassallo | أحداث, أخبار, Y6

The year 6 class has participated in a technological project which was part of an entrepreneurship programme sponsored by the Education Department. The project was carried out in collaboration with MEDE and Easy Peasy company which has provided the tools and human resources for its implementation.The kids have been assigned a stand at the Robotics fair at the MFCC in Ta Qali where they presented their product and sold it. It was an excellent opportunity for the kids to acquire different skills in the technological sector. After sessions of brainstorming and research to choose the right product, the class decided that they would design keychains, magnets and mini robots. Finally they had an exhibition with their work at the MRO where they could sell their products and talk about their project.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Diana Salerno for her constant commitment towards the welfare of our students.

Attached herewith please find photos of the activity .

Visit by San Lawrenz Primary School

Brian Vassallo | الادارة, أحداث, Y3J, Y4.1, Y4.2

It was a real pleasure for us to be visited by staff and students from San Lawrenz Primary School, Gozo, During their visit the team of educators together with Mr Saviour Tabone (Head of School) were toured round the Mosque assisted by Ms Simone Palmier Arab who gave an interesting presentation about the value of fasting during the month of Ramadan. Then Mr Brian Vassallo (Assistant Head) gave an overview of the school and its functions. Later the whole group was provided with the opportunity to visit the classes and interact with students and teachers. They were later joined by Mr Kenneth Busuttil (HoS-MABS) who presented the Holy Qur’an (in Maltese) to Mr Tabone. Then, they visited Imam Muhammad ElSaadi’s office who greeted them heartily and expressed his wish for greater cooperation in the very near future. A big well doe to all for the excellent organization of the activity.