Prize Day 2019

Brian Vassallo | Admin, Classes, Events, KG1A, KG1C, KG2R, News, Y1, Y2, Y3D, Y3J, Y4.1, Y4.2, Y5.1, Y5.2, Y6

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.

E-Twinning at Mariam Albatool School

Brian Vassallo | Events, KG2R, News, Y3D

Today we had a surprise visit from Dr.Rose-anne Camilleri and Ms. Antoinella Giles representing eTwinning Malta where the children of Year 3D and KG2R were given prizes for their participation in eTwinning day celebration (9th of May). Year 3D also took part in the eTwinning spring competition. Both classes are active participants in the eTwinning online platform.

eTwinning is an international online platform where educators and their students come together by sharing learning online through eTwinning interactive website. eTwinning is also part of Erasmus+ where ongoing educational opportunities for educators and their learners are always available.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Doris Schembri and Ms Romina Bugeja for their excellent job in providing the children with such excellent opportunities. #etwinningmalta

E-twinning Project

Brian Vassallo | Y3D

Year 3D are participating in an eTwinning project entitled ReLiSh (Read, Listen, Share) where various countries are taking part during book week.  In this instance we read a story in Maltese called ‘Ninu, il-Pustier’ by Doris Schembri and listened to the French story ‘Roule Galette’.  Mr Kenneth Busuttil and Mr Kamel both interacted with the enthusiastic students during the session.

Future Classrooms

Brian Vassallo | Events, Y3D, Y3J


Children in Year 3 participated in an activity named “Future Classrooms” in which they themselves had to use the tablet, together with Lego cubes to make a moving robot. After doing so, the children used the tablet to code the robot. Each group worked on a different project and shared their work with their others. They enjoyed it a lot.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Jessica Muscat and Ms Doris Schembri for their dedication and enthusiasm towards motivating the students to complete their project. A big WELL DONE !

More or Less Theatre performances at MABS

Brian Vassallo | Classes, Events, KG1A, KG1C, KG2R, Y1, Y2, Y3D, Y3J, Y4.1, Y4.2, Y5.1, Y5.2, Y6

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.

Safety at Home

Brian Vassallo | News, Y3D, Y3J

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 !

Visit by the dentist !

Brian Vassallo | Events, Y3D, Y3J, Y4.1, Y4.2, Y5.1, Y5.2, Y6

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 !

Trobbija tan-Nahal

Brian Vassallo | Y2, Y3D, Y3J

Rapprezentanti mid-Dipartiment tal-Agrikoltura ghamlu prezentazjoni lill-istudenti tat-tieni u tat-tielet sena dwar it- trobbija tan nahal u l-importanza taghhom fl-ambjent Malti. Kienet idea tal-istudenti tat-tielet sena wara li qraw il-ktieb “Ghand tan-Nahal” ta’ Clare Azzopardi u Rachel Portelli. L-Amministrazjoni tal-iskola tixtieq tirringraza lil Ms Maria Dolores Schembri, lil Ms Jessica Muscat u lis- Sur David Tedesco tal-interess li wrew u l-impenn li hadu biex it-tfal ikollom nofs-ta-nhar ta’ taghlim prattiku fuq dan id-delizju hekk interessanti.

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E-twinning Projects- Ms Doris Schembri

Brian Vassallo | Y3D, Y5.1, Y5.2, Y6

Last year Ms Doris Schembri together with Year 5 students participated in two e-twinning projects with French partners “Knowing Vincent” about Vincent van Gogh and “Painting with Scissors – Henri Matisse”. The students were awarded both the National and European e-twinning quality labels for their projects. The school administration congratulates Ms Doris and Year 5 students for this outstanding achievement.