On Monday 1st February 2016, three representatives from pulse paid a cordial visit to Mariam Albatool School.
Sabrina Abugrin, Bashir Wakiel (two of the school’s past students) and Gabriel Mifsud (General secretary- Kunsill Studenti MCAST) spoke about their experiences of student activism at MCAST and Junior College.
Pulse was established on March 19th, 1997 and is an active student organization that functions on behalf of students. As an organization, Pulse does its utmost to enhance and defend students’ rights, represent students and offer them adequate services.
Sabrina Abugrin spoke about how Pulse helped her throughout the Summer period by giving her the necessary support in virtue of her admission to Junior College. She also related how Pulse was able to extend its support to all students and the community at large. She also cited one particular circumstance when the group took an active stand in favour of the Muslim community about the lack of space during Friday prayers.
Mr Wakiel and Mr Mifsud gave an account of the activities which are currently being planned by KSM to further help the students. They finally expressed their gratitude towards the administration of Mariam Albatool School for the opportunity given to them to promote Pulse activities. They ended up their presentation by wishing all students success in forthcoming examinations.The school administration congratulated the students and urged them to pursue such activities and to further develop their roles in future.
Below are photos taken during the activity.
On Friday, 29th of January two KG 1 teachers, Ms Amber Micallef and Ms Romina Bugeja organized a Baking Bread Activity.
To suppliment the activity a professional baker was invited in class and spent the day with the children. The baker helped children understand the process of baking bread which links up with the book “The Little Red Hen” which the class is currently reading. Each child had the opportunity to roll their own dough of bread, bake it and afterwards eat it. The children loved this activity and were very excited to meet a real baker who was dressed in uniform throughout the whole day.
The school administration would like to thank Ms Romina and Ms Amber for their professional approach in dealing with the topic.
Below are photos of the event.
On Wednesday 20th January 2016, staff from the senior administration team of St Martin’s College visited Mariam Albatool School in order to deliver an interesting and informative presentation about the facilities offered to sixth form students.
The team consisted of Mr Anthony Abela (Senior Leader- Sixth Form), Ms Eleanor Abela (Career Advisor) and Ms Rita Samut Administrative Coordinator. They were greeted by the assistant head of school (Mr Brian Vassallo) who ushered the guests to the Year 11 class. The speakers delivered a powerpoint presentation in a friendly and professional manner.
Afterwards Mr Abela, explained the admission requirements of the college and gave examples of the flexibility offered at the college. Then Ms Eleanor Abela gave various insights into various career paths which students can follow upon successful completion of courses. Later Ms Samut gave an overview of the extra curricular activities offered at the college. The students were then given opportunity to ask a number of questions to the presenters.
Below are photos commemorating the occasion.
On Thursday 14th January 2016, Year 11 students from Mariam Albatool visited the Institute of Tourism studies in St Julian’s.
The students were accompanied by Ms Lina Ghirxi, the Maltese Language teacher. The students had an overview of the courses offered by the institute. After the presentation, the students had the opportunity to visit the institutes facilities and ask questions on the various career opportunities which are available to students. The students also had the opportunity to have some hands on experience on the kind of work performed by students at the institute.
On Friday 22nd December 2015 a large group of teachers gathered themselves fora the annual staff lunch as part of the end of semester activities.
This year the lunch took place at Mamma Mia restaurant in Ta Xbiex. The staff also organised a baby shower for Ms Daniela Spiteri who shall be on maternity leave very soon.
Below are photos of the activity.
On Friday 22nd December the school administration organised its third School Development Plan meeting. During the meeting a number of targets were identified which would greatly help in efficiency and effectivity of the school while further developing the skills of our students.
On Friday 22nd December 2015, the school administration with the assistance of Ms Doris Schembri and Ms Natasha Grech organised a seminar on the Learning Outcomes Framework. Ms Mariangela Schembri Meli (EO Early Years) was the guest speaker in the seminar.
She outlined the essential features of the learning outcomes framework and gave practical tips for teacher which they could utilise in their daily lesson planning. She was assisted by Ms Doris Schembri (representing early years teachers) and Ms Natasha Grech (representing secondary school teachers).
The school administration would like to heartily thank Ms Mariangela Schembri Meli for her very informative and interesting presentation.
Below are photos taken during the seminar.
Before the holidays, year 2 Ms Lara went on a Math’s trail around the school. Ms Lara guided the students around the school and several stops were made along the way to examine the environment around them. The students used mathematical concepts and looked out for interesting shapes, symmetries, patterns and other mathematical features of the built environment.
Well done. Keep up the good work !
On Friday 18th December a group of teacher from Mariam Albatool School organised a trip to Sicily. It was a memorable experience for the students who had the opportunity to interact with each other and with their teachers in an informal setting and in a totally relaxed environment.
This exciting activity was organised by Ms Natasha Grech, Mr David Tedesco, Dr Adel Radwan, Mr Dylan Sultana and Ms Siah Bianco. A big well done to all these teachers who sacrificed time from their families to help develop skills for our students. The School Administration appreciates the initiative and heartfully thanks teachers, parents and students who supported the activity.
A BIG WELL DONE TO ALL !
Below are photos taken during the trip.
Particular thanks go to Mr Dylan Sultana for his dedication and enthusiasm to the club.
Well done. Keep up the good work!