Message from Head of School- Mr Kenneth Busuttil

Brian Vassallo | الادارة, التعاميم, أحداث, أخبار

Dear Parents,

with this message I would like to show my heartfelt thanks towards your cooperation and collaboration throughout this extraordinary scholastic year, especially during the last months we worked from home.Kudos to you for the initiative and dedication you showed towards your children. I fully understand the sacrifices you had to make for your children not only because of your belief in them but also because of your honest wish to see them move forward.I wish you all the best for the summer holidays, and please encourage your children to revise and read.God willing, we will be meeting again next September.

Take care and kind regards,

Mr Kenneth Busuttil

Head of School

Parents’ Day June 2020

Brian Vassallo | أخبار

Dear Parents,

Hope that you and your families are doing well.

This note is to inform you that up until the end of June, educators from KG to Year 6 have been asked to make contact with you in order to give feedback on the progress of your child during this scholastic year.At this stage, due to logistic issues, contact is going to be made by the class teachers. For this reason, subject teachers who wish to pass comments about something in particular, will make contact with the class teacher.Regarding mode of delivery, each teacher will use his/her own choice of media, such as by telephone, email, Messenger, Zoom, etc…I would also like to remind you that in the absence of exams, for this year, online lessons will continue up to the end of the scholastic year. In our case, the last day of contact with students is Friday 26th June. During the last week (form the 22nd June to the 26th), teachers will be working on students’ assessments too. Therefore, kindly understand that contact with students will be minimal.Thank you for your attention.

Kind regards,

Mr Kenneth Busuttil

Head of School

Eid El-Fitr Message from Head of School

Brian Vassallo | الادارة, التعاميم, أحداث, أخبار

Dear parents,

First and foremost I hope that you are fine and in the best of health.

I would like to wish a Happy Eid to you and your families. May you all celebrate this lovely and meaningful time with your families and friends.

Please note that there will be no lessons on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May as these are Eid holidays for the children.

Thanks for your attention and may the goodness of Eid al-Fitr remains there to inspire you to live each day of your life with love and care. Eid Mubarak to all!

Kind regards,

Mr Kenneth Busuttil

Head of School

Government subsidy for Mariam Albatool School

Brian Vassallo | الادارة, التعاميم

Dear parents,

I hope that you are fine and in the best of health.

During the past years, the government of Malta has always supported Mariam Albatool School through a financial package every year. As you are all aware, at the moment we are facing an extraordinary time because of the Covid-19 situation and because of these circumstances, our school will also be receiving additional financial aid by the Maltese government. In concrete terms and as recently stated, parental fees will be reduced by 35% .

The government will in turn be subsidising the salaries of every staff member. I fully understand that the current situation is difficult, so much so that I am aware that a number of parents have had a substantial reduction in income. However, with these measures in place and with your contributions, the school will be in a much better position to continue functioning. 

During the holy month of Ramadan, I wish you all the best! May Allah ease your hardships and shower you with loads of peace and prosperity. Have a blessed time and Ramadan Mubarak to all!

Thanks for your attention and cooperation. Please send my best regards to your children and tell them that I am missing them. Remind them to read, study and revise regularly. May Allah guide them and bless them all.

Take care and stay safe!

Mr Kenneth Busuttil

Head of School

Work during Spring Break and Ramadan.

Brian Vassallo | الادارة, التعاميم, أحداث

9th April 2020

Dear Parents,

I hope that you and your families are all well.

I am writing to inform you that given the current circumstances and in light of online teaching, as long as there is agreement between the teacher and the parents, work can be done during the Spring break instead of Ramadan. This is being accepted because the school is physically closed, and worked days during these holidays can be equally compensated during Ramadan.

I emphasise the importance of keeping safe and staying indoors, especially considering the deaths due to Covid-19 that have been reported lately.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Best regards,

Mr Kenneth Busuttil
Head of School

The Rainbow project

Brian Vassallo | Y1

The Rainbow Project

I trust that everyone is in good health and keeping safe! The children of Year 1 wanted to pass on the very important message that to keep our loved ones, our community and ourselves safe we need to STAY AT HOME. The video attached shows the lovely and colourful posters the children made as their contribution to this aim. They are all beautiful in a special and unique way and the children really deserve our praise!!  Well done Year 1, you make us proud!  J

      Message from Head of School

      Brian Vassallo | الادارة, أحداث, أخبار

      Dear Parents,

      First and foremost, I hope that you and your families are well. I still emphasise to stay at home as much as possible. Unfortunately, we are still far away from the closure of this gloomy phase!

      This note is to inform you about these issues:

      (1) End-of-year assessment will include the tasks being done online. For this reason, I encourage all students to participate in these lessons.

      (2) All our teachers are working online. As Head of School, please bear in mind that I cannot oblige teachers to use a specific online platform. The most important thing is that teaching and learning is ongoing and being followed. Everyone has his/her own methods to get the message across.

      I have been receiving messages from various parents – those that feel that they need more work, while others think that the work being given is too much. I recommend that you keep direct contact with the teachers to discuss the specific needs of your children.

      (3) School will be closed for the Spring Break between the 8th and 17th April. During this period, work will not be given. School commences on Monday 20th April.

      (4) Please appreciate that fees need to be collected. It is important to understand that teachers are still doing their job and delivering lessons and therefore the school has to pay the teachers. Unfortunately, the school is not in a position to waive the fees and if the fees are not collected, the future of the school will be at stake.

      Having said that, those parents who had a reduction in their income, are being asked to pay the amount they can afford, and then settle any outstanding debits after the pandemic is over.

      Thank you for your kind attention. Take care and stay safe!

      Best regards,

      Mr Kenneth Busuttil

      Head of School

      Message from Head of School

      Brian Vassallo | الادارة, أحداث, أخبار

      Dear Parents,
      Hope you and your families are keeping well.
      This note is to inform you that the school will remain closed for this scholastic year to combat the spread of Covid-19. The plan right now is to have schools re-opened next September.
      Educators at Mariam Albatool will continue delivering their lessons online, as is happening at present. This process will come to an end in June.
      Kindly inform the teachers directly if you encounter any difficulties. Students are highly encouraged to do their work and revise regularly because as a general rule, children are not expected to repeat this scholastic year.

      Thank you for your attention and cooperation.


      Kind regards,
      Mr Kenneth Busuttil
      Head of School