Message from Head of School- Mr Kenneth Busuttil

Brian Vassallo | Admin, Circulars, Events, News

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

Eid El-Fitr Message from Head of School

Brian Vassallo | Admin, Circulars, Events, News

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 | Admin, Circulars

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 | Admin, Circulars, Events

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

Important Message from the School Administration

Brian Vassallo | Admin, Circulars, Events, News

As Salaamu Alaikom wa Rahmatullah,                                                                            circular12/2019-20

Dear Parents’

Following the directive from the Government on 12th March 2020, MARIAM ALBATOOL School closed on Friday 13th March and will remain closed until further notice.

How will we stay in touch while school is closed? Throughout the school closure we will keep in regular contact with parents by email (albatool@melita,com; and by phone, 21664791, 21820644. Mr. Kenneth will be in his office every Tuesday and Ms Debbie every Thursday. The secretaries’ office will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 0900hrs till 1200hrs, while you may contact Mr. Brian on the school’s facebook page ~ Mariam Albatool School or the website:

How will the school deliver a continued education to my child during closure? Many of you and your children will have received emails from teachers piloting teaching methods, giving instructions and generally setting things up. We are working hard with a common goal that is to ensure that our students continue with their education. Our teachers and Learning Support Educators are constantly providing online lessons while sending and receiving students’ work on their class facebook page and other mediums. Please ensure that your child is daily accessing the class page and is in regular contact with his or her teachers.

Will my school fees be affected? There will be no change to the fees payable for pupils. I am sure you can understand that the closure happened as a result of a  Force Majeure (i.e, circumstances beyond our control). Notwithstanding this our teachers and LSEs are doing their utmost in order that your children continue to receive their education. Therefore kindly take this as a formal reminder that the fees for the third term are now due. It is appreciated that for the safety of all, payment is effected online or deposited at the bank in order that we limit contact (details hereunder). Should this not be possible, you may effect payment at the secretaries’ office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We kindly appreciate that you produce the exact amount as we may not have change. Also kindly observe the distance of at least one metre between one person and the other as recommended by the Health Dept.

We are expecting your total commitment and cooperation and thanking you in advance for your payments. The school is in dire need of the fees and failing to effect payment may inhibit the children’s education. While we appreciate wholeheartedly the ongoing Government’s financial assistance to the school the expenses cannot be covered without your payments and contributions.

In these difficult, anxious and stressful times, Mariam Albatool will be there for you and your children, providing a sense of continuity and stability.

Please try to stay well and stay at home.

Ms. Simone Palmier Arab

for The School Administration



ACCOUNT NO.: 40010083035;

IBAN:             MT07VALL22013000000040010083035



Brian Vassallo | Admin, Circulars

Learning Support Educators

Vacancies have arisen for the posts of Learning Support Educators (SLSE, LSE I, LSE II or LSE III). Candidates must be in possession of qualifications relevant to the post.

Candidates have to sit for an interview and are to produce original documents.

Interested persons are invited to send their c.v. by e-mail to or by post to The Head of School, Mariam Albatool School, Islamic Centre, Dom Mintoff Road Paola – PLA 9037. Closing date: Wednesday 31st July 2019.

REGISTRATIONS for Scholastic Year 2019-2020

Brian Vassallo | Admin, Circulars

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

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

No School Days

Brian Vassallo | Circulars


Dear Parents’,

Assalamu alaikom


Please be informed that the school will be closed on the following days:

1st FEBRUARY         –           SDP meeting

14th FEBRUARY      –           Teaching staff education course

26th APRIL                –           School Holiday

Thank You

The School Administration


Brian Vassallo | Admin, Circulars


Teacher (Primary)

A Vacancy has arisen for the post of Teacher (Primary). Applicants must preferably possess a degree in Education specializing in Maltese or equivalent.

Candidates have to sit for an interview and are to produce original documents.

Interested persons are invited to send their c.v. by e-mail to or by post to The Head of School, Mariam Albatool School, Islamic Centre, Dom Mintoff Road Paola – PLA 9037. Closing date: 7th February 2019.