People from More or Less Theatre company visited our school and performed two shows for all the year groups. The first show was for the children in Years 1-3 and it was called “Il-Babaw”. Other children in Years 4-6 participated in a show which was all about Science.
The school administration would like to thank More or Less Theatre company for their performances which proved to be very professional and educational. Particular thanks go to Ms Jessica Muscat (Year 3 teacher) for her initiative. A big well done to all !
This afternoon I had the opportunity to attend an interesting Sign Language activity organised by our year 2 and year 6 classes.
Ms Maria Galea, a sign language specialist was invited and gave an interactive introduction of the Maltese sign Language to the students. Our students participated actively and by the end of the session students were were able to construct simple sentences using the method presented by the speaker. The school administration would like to thank Ms Galea for her excellent delivery. Particular thanks go to Mr David Tedesco (Year 2 teacher) together with the assistance of Ms Ms Diana Salerno (year 6 teacher) and Ms Souad Elghazzawi (Arabic teacher).
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.
On Friday 29th March, the Student Council attended the launch of the report compiled by the Children’s Hub of the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society. The initiative is called ‘You matter no matter what’ and has given voice to many children around the Maltese islands.
Mariam Albatool School was awarded with a certificate of participation by Her Excellency The President MarieLouise Coleiro Preca and the Director General of the Foundation Dr Ruth Farrugia.
Our school is proud to have taken part in this initiative!
THANK YOU to all students and to Ms Debbie Atanasio for this excellent initiative.
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.
Both Year 3 classes had a Maltese reading book about firefighters and safety. They really liked the book and we, educators thought about organizing an outing to the fire station in Paola in which the pupils could see what the work of a firefighter actually involves. Everyone enjoyed the outing and the firefighters themselves asked us to visit our school for a follow-up activity in which they themselves talked about safety at home. It was a very fruitful experience for the pupils.
The school administration would like to thank Ms Jessica Muscat and Ms Doris Schembri for their dedication towards the holistic development of all pupils under their care. THANK YOU !
On Thursday 24th January 2019, students from years 3,4,5 and 6 were invited for a short talk by a dentist from the Department of Health. The dentist spoke about the importance of taking care of our teeth. He also gave an interesting demonstration on how to brush teeth and keeping them healthy. During the talk the students had the opportunity to participate and ask questions on the topic. A big well done to all students, their teachers and LSEs and also the dentist !