World Children’s Day

Brian Vassallo | KG2C

To celebrate World Children’s day, in Kg2C, first we had a story telling session using the book Handa’s Surprise.

Then I explained to the children in an age appropriate way about their basic rights such as right to have food, shelter, medicine, education, etc…

After we had a matching worksheet where the children had to match the animal with the fruit; as told in the story.

After that we made a fruit salad on a stick and to make it more fun, I provided the children with whipped cream to dip the fruits in it.#wcd2019.

Prize Day 2019

Brian Vassallo | Admin, Classes, Events, KG1A, KG2C, KG2R, News, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6D

Wednesday 12th June marked the 21st Prize day at Mariam Albatool School. For the past weeks educators, together with students worked exceptionally hard for to be able to produce a fantastic performance on the evening.

It started with all students singing the school’s anthem under the direction of Ms Stephania Farrugia Frantz.

Then Kindergarten classes proceeded to perform their prepared items. A word of thanks goes to Ms Amber Micallef, Ms Yvonne Busuttil, Ms Sharone Micallef , Ms Claudette Hidayyatullah, Ms Romina Spiteri, Ms Myriam Darmanin and Mr Ahmed Alalo.

Then, Mr Kenneth Busuttil (HoS) delivered his speech where he praised all educators for their continuous efforts during the whole scholastic year. He made particular reference to the excellent work done by the assistant head (Mr Brian Vassallo) and by Ms Deborah Atanasiso (SMT Member). He also mentioned the excellent report the school received this year by the QAD department within the Ministry of Education and Employment.

Then, it was the turn of years 1s year 2s and year 3 students to have their performance. Particular word of thanks go to Ms Juanita Sultana, Ms Souad Elghazzawi, Mr David Tedesco, Ms Clare Suleiman, Ms Jessica Muscat and Ms Doris Schembri.

After this years 3, 4, 5 and 6 performed The Lion King. This was coordinated by Ms Stephania Farrugia Frantz who authored all musical arrangements, Ms Daniela Spiteri who designed the choreography, Ms Diana Salerno who wrote the Maltese lyrics and Ms Asmaa Saleh who coordinated the Arabic songs. Ms Debbie Atanasio, Ms Souad Elghazzawi, Mr Kamal Leghbali, Mr Wessim Amhamed, Ms Christine Refalo and Ms AnnMarie Azzopardi effectively. coordinated the children as they performed on stage. Ms Doris Schembri and Ms Jessica Muscat coordinated at the backstage. Ms Samah Shurrab set up the backdrop of the stage together Ms Simone Palmier Arab and Ms Joanne Micallef. The play was the culmination of the whole evening.

During the intermission, Magreb prayers were performed.

Then the evening proceeded by a speech delivered by Mr Muammed ElSaadi, who thanked all those who contributed for the continued success of the school. He particularly thanked the school administration, all educators, Mr Alfred Scicluna and the ancillary staff of school Ms Samira nd Ms Nuzha. After the speech, the evening proceeded by the award giving ceremony where all students were presented with certificates. Special awards were given to students who distinguished themselves.

Next a special award was given to Ms Simone Palmier Arab (executive secretary) and Ms Joanne Micallef (administrative secretary) for their continuous efforts toward the welfare of the school and its students. Then a bouquet of flowers was presented to Ms Maria Camilleri, ex Head and cofounder of the school.

The ceremony was attended by the Board of Trustees of the School and the Oversight Committee from Ministry of Education and Employment.

The School administration would like to thank all educators, parents and students for the continued successes of Mariam Albatool School.

Wednesday 12th June marked the 21st Prize day at Mariam Albatool School. For the past weeks educators, together with students worked exceptionally hard for to be able to produce a fantastic performance on the evening.

It started with all students singing the school’s anthem under the direction of Ms Stephania Farrugia Frantz.

Then Kindergarten classes proceeded to perform their prepared items. A word of thanks goes to Ms Amber Micallef, Ms Yvonne Busuttil, Ms Sharone Micallef , Ms Claudette Hidayyatullah, Ms Romina Spiteri, Ms Myriam Darmanin and Mr Ahmed Alalo.

Then, Mr Kenneth Busuttil (HoS) delivered his speech where he praised all educators for their continuous efforts during the whole scholastic year. He made particular reference to the excellent work done by the assistant head (Mr Brian Vassallo) and by Ms Deborah Atanasiso (SMT Member). He also mentioned the excellent report the school received this year by the QAD department within the Ministry of Education and Employment.

Then, it was the turn of years 1s year 2s and year 3 students to have their performance. Particular word of thanks go to Ms Souad Elgazzawi, Ms Juanita Sultana, Mr David Tedesco, Ms Clare Suleiman, Ms Jessica Muscat and Ms Doris Schembri.

After this years 4, 5 and 6 performed The Lion King. This was coordinated by Ms Stephania Farrugia Frantz who authored all musical arrangements, Ms Daniela Spiteri who designed the choreography, Ms Diana Salerno who wrote the Maltese lyrics and Ms Asmaa Saleh who coordinated the Arabic songs. Ms Debbie Atanasio, Ms Souad Elghazzawi, Mr Kamal Leghbali, Mr Wessim Amhamed, Ms Christine Refalo and Ms AnnMarie Azzopardi effectively coordinated the children as they performed on stage. Ms Samah Shurrab set up the backdrop of the stage together Ms Simone Palmier Arab and Ms Joanne Micallef. The play was the culmination of the whole evening.

During the intermission, Magreb prayers were performed.

Then the evening proceeded by a speech delivered by Mr Muammed ElSaadi, who thanked all those who contributed for the continued success of the school. He particularly thanked the school administration, all educators, Mr Alfred Scicluna and the ancillary staff of school Ms Samira nd Ms Nuzha. After the speech, the evening proceeded by the award giving ceremony where all students were presented with certificates. Special awards were given to students who distinguished themselves.

Next a special award was given to Ms Simone Palmier Arab (executive secretary) and Ms Joanne Micallef (administrative secretary) for their continuous efforts toward the welfare of the school and its students. Then a bouquet of flowers was presented to Ms Maria Camilleri, ex Head and cofounder of the school.

The ceremony was attended by the Board of Trustees of the School and the Oversight Committee from Ministry of Education and Employment.

More or Less Theatre performances at MABS

Brian Vassallo | Classes, Events, KG1A, KG2C, KG2R, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6D

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 !

Below are photos taken during the event.

Kindergarten Open Day

Brian Vassallo | KG1A, KG2C, KG2R

On Wednesday, 28th of November, the KG Team at Mariam Albatool opened its doors to welcome parents of Kindergarten students. Parents responded positively to this occasion as their presence, participation and positive feedback was highly noted and appreciated.

On that day, all of the Kindergarten students along with their parents met up at the school Hall for the activities. Mr.Kenneth Busuttil opened the day with a brief speech were he  expressed his satisfaction towards the positive feedback gather by the school reviewers during the review process held a few weeks before.

He also mentioned that the safety of the students is a priority and that the school grounds project will be starting soon. Following Mr. Kenneth Busuttil’s speech, Ms.Doris Schembri, yr 3 teacher and Early years co-coordinator spoke about the Learning Outcomes and the importance of implementing the framework in our school. She also praised the importance of the project approach that the Kindergarten team are implementing within their planning.

Ms.Romina, KG2 Educator, opened the activity with warming up activities such as nursery rhyme linked to the current topic ‘Pets’.  She proceeded by presenting a power point that Ms.Amber had prepared to help the children understand more about the different characteristics that pets possess. Ms.Romina mentioned the importance of taking good care of animals by providing them with proper food, drink and shelter. The importance of caring for them when they are unwell and giving them love and attention was also emphasized. This session was closed with a song linked to the theme.

Ms Claudette, KG 1 Educator, read the book titled; “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell, to the children. She mentioned how a boy wanted a pet but the zoo kept sending him strange animals that he could not keep at home. At last, the zoo sent him the right pet! Children loved guessing what is hidden under each pop up box when a new animal was sent to the boy.

Ms.Claudette also got some pets for a ‘show and tell’ activity. The children’s attention was captivated by the snake and together with Ms.Amber’s assistance, the children touched the snake and took a closer look at it.

Lastly, Ms.Romina handed out a printed card which showcased different exotic as well as domesticated animals to all the students. Ms. Amber who prepared all the resources had two separate boxes set, one for pets and one for wild animals. The children were asked to put the flashcard of their animal in the appropriate box.  This showed that the children understood what the book was about i.e. that some animals are to be free and wild while some others can be kept as pets.

While activities were taking place, Ms.Joanne Micallef displayed a selection of books, that parents could purchase. Parents were served some refreshments.

Meanwhile, the staff, parents and students had the opportunity to meet  the Hon Minister of Education -Mr Evarist Bartolo  and the Permanent Secretary for Education- Mr Francis Fabri.  After the short break, twelve tuff trays were presented to the children, each containing unique messy materials were the children were left free to explore and have fun together with their parents. Everything ran smoothly and the children were at peace throughout the whole activity. This was a target that us educators were satisfied that we managed to reach since the sole purpose for this event was for the parents to spend time with their children in order to bond even more with them which would serve as a pleasant memory for all of them.

A big word of  thanks goes to the parents who attended the activity, to the little students who are our pride and joy, to Mr.Kenneth, Mr.Brian and Ms.Doris who are aware of the positive impact that such open days have on the overall children’s development  and well . Particular thanks goes to all KGE’s (Ms Romina, Ms Amber, and Ms Claudette),  all LSEs (Ms Yvonne, Ms Megan and Ms Sharone) for their work and dedication. Also a work of thanks goes to Ms.Joanne for the book sale, to Ms.Jolene from Little scribblers for the messy play and to Mr.Alfred Scicluna for the refreshments.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.