Today it was Mr Kenneth’s Birthday !
As a school we decided to give a great surprise to Mr Kenneth Busuttil – our Head of School. During the assembly the whole school sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY and later the whole school staff were summoned in the staff room where Mr Kenneth was given a small gift to commemorate this occasion and as a thanks giving gesture for all the work he does for our school and for each individual member of the staff. Mr Busuttil gave a short speech and later distributed the cake made specifically for the occasion.
Least we did know that Mr Kenneth himself had also prepared to entertain all the staff by preparing pasta dishes with pesto which he himself cooked with the assistance of some parents.
Once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR KENNETH !
On 4th December 2015, Ms Marvic Francalanza from United World Colleges visited Mariam Albatool School to deliver a presentation about scholarships with United World Colleges. This is a group of colleges around the world which hosts students from a number of countries. The scholarships are offered for those students who demonstrate a strong will to study abroad. The colleges offer a number of courses at International level whose completion lead to entry in University courses.
The presentation was followed by a number of questions from the students.
On Thursday 3rd December 2015 the school organised an activity in aid of the President’s Community Chest Fund. The activity was organised by a number of teachers and parents who gathered their energy to promote various activities such as Chess tournament, Playstation tournament, face painting, dancing competition and drawing activities with large chalk. There has also been fundraising activities such as the selling of delicacies, books and crafts which were handmade by the students themselves.
The Chess tournament was won by Taha Benoun and Sara Moustafa placed second. Mr Kenneth Busuttil, the Head of School together with Mr Muhammed El Saadi presented the prize to the winners. The combined effort of the students, teachers and parents on this wonderful day led to a grand sum of 773 Euro which will be given to the Community Chest Fund and to be presented to her Excellency The President of The Republic of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.
The School administration would like to thank all parents, teachers and students who participated actively in the activity.
A BIG WELL DONE TO ALL !
On Thursday 12th November 2015, Professor Sandro Caruana (Dean) and Dr Duncan Mercieca (Vice Dean) visited Mariam Albatool School.
They were greeted by the Head of School, Mr Kenneth Busuttil who gave an overview of the school and its curriculum. Together they discussed the development of the school’s existing cooperation with the Faculty of Education and the challenges which both Faculty and school are experiencing. Then, future projects were discussed in the light of the upcoming developments within the global sphere of Education.
The visitors were then accompanied for a tour round the school. They visited classes and took the opportunity to interact with children, teachers and classroom assistants. Professor Caruana and Dr Mercieca commented positively the school’s high level of organization and promised further cooperation.
The school administration would like to thank Professsor Caruana and Dr Mercieca for accepting to visit the school.
On Tuesday 10th November Ms Pauline Bartolo, a counsellor from Junior College visited Mariam Albatool School.
She was greeted by assistant head of school Mr Brian Vassallo who invited her to deliver a presentation for Form 5 students. The presentation consisted of an explanation of courses which are offered by the Junior College together with counselling servs. Later, Ms Bartolo had a short meeting with Imam Mohammed El Sadi and Mr Kenneth Busuttil the Head of School.
On behalf of the students we would like to thank Ms Bartolo for her important contribution. Thank you
On Wednesday the 21st of October 2015, Mariam Albatool school had the honour to be visited by Mr Edgar Preca.
Mr Preca, who is the husband of H.E. The President of The Republic of Malta Ms Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is acting as an ambassador for the Community Chest Fund. Mr Preca gave an inspiring speech where he eloquently highlighted the need to be sensitive to the needs of others. He congratulated the efforts of the school administration and its staff in theirefforts to raise funds for this cause. Mr Preca also addressed the students where he explained the need to read books and urged the students to be in constant communication with their parents and their teacher and to relate to them anything which they may feel uncomfortable at.
He also presented books to Mr Kenneth Busuttil the Head of School. Then the Head of School reciprocated the speech by stressing that the school has always been on the forefront of every activity which promotes dignity to the human person. Later Mr Preca visited the classes and complimented the school at the high level of teaching and learning evident in the classrooms.
He thanked the school for the excellent organization of the event and promised close collaboration in the future. It was a real honour to host Mr Preca and his staff at Mariam Albatool School.
On Wednesday 10th June 2015 the School Administration organised the annual Farewell Evening for Form Five students.
The ceremony started with the Head of School delivering his speech commending the sterling work performed of the teachers and praising the efforts of the students. Then a speech followed by Mr Kamal Leghbali, member of the Board of Trustees and parent. Then Mr Muhammed El Saadi delivered his speech praising the efforts of the school administration, teachers, parents and students. He also urged students to ‘keep the banner of Mariam Albatool School as high as possible’.
During the ceremony gifts were presented to the students by the Head, Mr Kenneth Busuttil and the Assistant Head, Mr Brian Vassallo with the collaboration of Ms Debbie Atanasio (SMT). Then, the parents committee were presented with their well deserved mementos.
Then, the Head of School was presented with a Thank You gift commemorating his first year as Head of Mariam Albatool School. During the presentation Mr Kenneth was praised for putting his skills and abilities at the service of the school, administration, teachers, parents and students.
Below are photos commemorating the activity.
On Wednesday 22nd April 2015, students from Mariam Albatool school participated in the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science) study.
TIMSS is one of the studies established by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) aimed at comparing students’ educational achievement in Mathematics and Science in different Educational system.
The head of school, Mr Kenneth Busuttil presented certificates to the students and thanked them for their participation.
This International study was coordinated by Mr Brian Vassallo (Assistant Head) and administered by Ms Deborah Atanasio (Serior Management Team) member.
Attached are photos commemorating the activity.
On Friday 17th April 2015 year 10 students from Mariam Albatool participated in the Careers and Education fair. The fair was organised by Global college Malta, near Smart City Malta. The event was sponsored by Global College Education Malta.
During the event the students participated in a tailor made seminar in which a speaker specializing in career opportunities was provided in order to detail to students the various opportunities which exist into the various sectors of education.
The seminar was addressed by the the Hon Minister Jose’ Herrera, Parliament Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth.
Later, the students had the opportunity to visit the stands, set up for the purpose of the fair and also to be interviewed by crew television personnel.
The school administration would like to thank Ms Ruth Gatt for her coordination on behalf of Global College Malta.
Particular thanks go to Mr Kenneth Busuttil, Head of School for supporting the activity, Mr Brian Vassallo (Asst Hd of School) for coordination the activity in the nick of time, and Ms Debbie Atanasio (SMT) for supporting the logistics of the activity and taking the pictures below.
A big well done to all.