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.

Year 6 Technology Project

Brian Vassallo | Events, News, Y6

The year 6 class has participated in a technological project which was part of an entrepreneurship programme sponsored by the Education Department. The project was carried out in collaboration with MEDE and Easy Peasy company which has provided the tools and human resources for its implementation.The kids have been assigned a stand at the Robotics fair at the MFCC in Ta Qali where they presented their product and sold it. It was an excellent opportunity for the kids to acquire different skills in the technological sector. After sessions of brainstorming and research to choose the right product, the class decided that they would design keychains, magnets and mini robots. Finally they had an exhibition with their work at the MRO where they could sell their products and talk about their project.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Diana Salerno for her constant commitment towards the welfare of our students.

Attached herewith please find photos of the activity .

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.

Maltese Sign Language Activity

Brian Vassallo | Events, News, Y2, Y6

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).

Below are some photos taken during the activity.

You matter no matter what!

Brian Vassallo | Admin, News, Y4.1, Y4.2, Y5.1, Y5.2, Y6

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.

Invitation from Birgu Primary School

Brian Vassallo | Events, News, Y4.1, Y4.2, Y5.1, Y5.2, Y6

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.

Kenneth Busuttil

Kap tal-iskola

Mariam Albatool School

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 !

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.