On Thursday 28th March Year 5 students from Mariam Albatool School participated in the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science) test. They were awarded a certificate of participation for their effort. A big well done for our great year 5 students ! Below are photos taken during presentation of certificates.
In my class we use the ‘Project approach’ where the teacher observes the students and their play and then designs and plans activities that interest the students. During the last few weeks the children started to play pretend that they are police officers and thieves so I though of inviting a police officer to come and surprise the students in KG2R. Today on the 1st of April children were playing police and thieves or as they like to say ‘police and bad guys’. All dressed up with hats and masks they were surprised by W PC25 Ms.Charleen Cilia who came in our KG2R class. The children loved the idea of Ms.Cilia visiting us in class and listened attentively to what she had to say. The children shared with her what they already knew about the role of the police officer. She interacted affably with the children who were hooked listening to what she had to say.
Ms.Cilia mentioned the importance of safety and how as a police officer she has to ensure the well being of every citizen especially children who are very much at her heart. She explained that police officers are to see that everyone obeys the rules and that she wants the little students to help her out. She provided a badge to every student who promised her that they will be little police helpers. One of their first role to help out their job is to remember to sit at the back of the car with the seat belts on. Another small job for the little helpers is to remind their parents to never answer their mobile phones when driving. She showed the students a very simple way to remember the 112 and why and when to use it.
The police officer explained through real life examples what is stranger danger. She also showed the students videos showing different roles of her job. She played a youtube song and also some more videos.
Ms.Cilia also called a police sergeant who came in the school yard with a police motorbike and all the students had the opportunity to have a ride and listen to the serine. Ms.Cilia explained that police officers are friends to children and that if there is anything upsetting them they are to trust the police as they will always believe them. Ms.Cilia lleft some educational tokens which will be distributed to the children.
Ms.Cilia mentioned several times how well behaved the students were and that she will revisit us if the nature of the work permits it. The school administration and myself would like to thank the police members who visited us this morning. We are sure that it was an experience never to be forgotten.
Nixtieq nirringrazzja lill-kap tal-iskola Primarja tal-Birgu, tal-istedina taghha biex nattendu u nsegwu l-programm li ppreparaw. Inizjattivi bhal dawn jghinu biex inwaqqghu l-hitan u nibnu l-pontijiet. Bhala edukaturi u kollegi, it-tnejn li ahna nemmnu fil-valuri tat-tolleranza u r-rispett reciproku u kien proprju ghalhekk li ghamilna stqarrija kongjunta fuq dan is-suggett. Grazzi.
Training session conducted by Mr Gaetano Bugeja (Director – Curriculum)
During the session Mr Bugeja gave a captivating account of the necessity to continue cultivating a drive for Formative Assessment. He cited numerous examples as to how a culture of continuous assessment is in fact a reality reflected in the place of work. He clearly explained that what is sowed during the formative years in the kinder and primary sectors is reflected in secondary school, in higher educational institutions and later on at work placements.
He praised teachers at Mariam Albatool School for being at the very forefront to embrace changes in the educational sector.
It was real pleasure having Mr Bugeja supporting the initiatives of the school.
A big THANK YOU goes to the Educators present during the meeting and who participated very actively and whose queries were answered by the speaker.
The School Administration and Staff would like to THANK Mr Bugeja for his constant and relentless support to our school. A BIG WELL Done to all