Visit by Police Force (Year 2)

Brian Vassallo | Events

On Thursday 18th February 2016, members from the police force visited Mariam Albatool School. They gave an interesting exhibition with police cars and motorcycles and explained the functions of the police force for the protection of citizens. The activity was organized by year 2 class teachers Ms Doris Schembri and Ms Monique Mizzi. Children from both classes had the opportunity to explore both vehicles and ask questions to the CMRU policemen who were so kind as to satisfy the children’s curiosity. This activity was part of our theme occupations.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Doris and Ms Monique for their excellent coordination.

Below are photos of the activity.

Visit by Representative of the Malta Chess Federation (Secondary Level)

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On Wednesday 17th February 2016, Mr Ronnie Sammut from the Malta Chess Federation visited Mariam Albatool School with the objective of exploring new avenues for cooperation between the Maltese Federation and Mariam Albatool School. The visit was organized by Mr Brian Vassallo (Assistant Head of School) with the close collaboration of Mr Dylan Sultana. Mr Sammut was greeted by the Head of School who gave him a brief introduction about the school and its functions. Then Mr Sammut was invited to interact with students who have been introduced to chess earlier on last year. Mr Sammut made use of a chess program and the interactive whiteboard to deliver an informative and interesting presentation of the history of chess and also the various opportunities which are currently available for both students and adults.

The session was attended by Mr Vassallo (Assistant Head), Mr Dylan Sultana (English Teacher and chess club coordinator) and Dr Adel Radwan (Chemistry teacher). These two teachers were invited by Mr Sammut for additional lectures in chess so that they would be able to pass on this knowledge and skills onto the students. Most students who took the opportunity to ask numerous questions ranging from explanation of moves to various rating systems.

The school administration would like to thank Mr Ronnie Sammut for sharing his precious time with our students.

Below are photos of the activity.

Playmobil Funpark

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On Wednesday 3rd February 2016 all four kindergarten classes from Mariam Albatool School together with a number of mothers went to the playmobil funpark.

At the park children had the opportunity to play with a variety of toys while parents interacted with teachers. Both parents and teachers were offered complimentary teas and coffees. After the play activities, the children were given a catalogue, a toy, a colouring page and a playmobil sticker. After the activity, parents were reminded that the next event will be held during the fourth week of May. The school administration would like to thank all kindergarten teachers, their assistants and parents for organising the activity.

Well done to all!

Below are some photos taken during the activity.

Phantom of the Opera (Form 3)

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Upon finishing reading Phantom of the Opera, year 9 students under the guidance of Mr Dylan Sultana (English Language teacher) came up with the idea of extending their learning experience by building upon a particular character by the name of Raoul De Chagny.

Raoul came from a noble French family. Such families had coats of arms, which identified them before surnames were used.Each was unique and contained symbols which represented the family. It was embroidered on coats which were worn over knights’ metal armour to protect them from the heat of the sun. These became a mark of nobility. So students created a coat of arms pertaining to themselves. Each had to choose 3 words that represent their character and a distinctive design was chosen to further elaborate their coat of arms. The students came up with the design and choice of vocabulary on their own. The end result is as shown in the photographs.

A big well done to Mr Dylan and all Year 9 students!

PULSE visit to our school

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On Monday 1st February 2016, three representatives from pulse paid a cordial visit to Mariam Albatool School.

Sabrina Abugrin, Bashir Wakiel (two of the school’s past students) and Gabriel Mifsud (General secretary- Kunsill Studenti MCAST) spoke about their experiences of student activism at MCAST and Junior College.

Pulse was established on March 19th, 1997 and is an active student organization that functions on behalf of students. As an organization, Pulse does its utmost to enhance and defend students’ rights, represent students and offer them adequate services.

Sabrina Abugrin spoke about how Pulse helped her throughout the Summer period by giving her the necessary support in virtue of her admission to Junior College. She also related how Pulse was able to extend its support to all students and the community at large. She also cited one particular circumstance when the group took an active stand in favour of the Muslim community about the lack of space during Friday prayers.

Mr Wakiel and Mr Mifsud gave an account of the activities which are currently being planned by KSM to further help the students. They finally expressed their gratitude towards the administration of Mariam Albatool School for the opportunity given to them to promote Pulse activities. They ended up their presentation by wishing all students success in forthcoming examinations.The school administration congratulated the students and urged them to pursue such activities and to further develop their roles in future.

Below are photos taken during the activity.

Guidance and Counselling Professional from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School

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On Friday 29th January 2016, a guidance and counselling professional from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School visited Mariam Albatool School and gave an interesting presentation on the services offered by the school. Giovanni Curmi higher Secondary School is a post-secondary state school offering academic courses at advanced, intermediate, and ordinary level. The school offers courses suited to the individual needs of the student. Every year the school prepares hundreds of students to further their studies at various tertiary educational institutions or to pursue a career. Most of the students achieve excellent results in external examinations. The guidance and counselling unit gears its efforts to mould the character of young men and women and equips them to face the challenges of the new millennium.

Baking Bread Activity

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On Friday, 29th of January two KG 1 teachers, Ms Amber Micallef and Ms Romina Bugeja organized a Baking Bread Activity.

To suppliment the activity a professional baker was invited in class and spent the day with the children. The baker helped children understand the process of baking bread which links up with the book “The Little Red Hen” which the class is currently reading. Each child had the opportunity to roll their own dough of bread, bake it and afterwards eat it. The children loved this activity and were very excited to meet a real baker who was dressed in uniform throughout the whole day.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Romina and Ms Amber for their professional approach in dealing with the topic.

Well done!

Below are photos of the event.

St. Martin’s College visit

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On Wednesday 20th January 2016, staff from the senior administration team of St Martin’s College visited Mariam Albatool School in order to deliver an interesting and informative presentation about the facilities offered to sixth form students.

The team consisted of Mr Anthony Abela (Senior Leader- Sixth Form), Ms Eleanor Abela (Career Advisor) and Ms Rita Samut Administrative Coordinator. They were greeted by the assistant head of school (Mr Brian Vassallo) who ushered the guests to the Year 11 class. The speakers delivered a powerpoint presentation in a friendly and professional manner.

Afterwards Mr Abela, explained the admission requirements of the college and gave examples of the flexibility offered at the college. Then Ms Eleanor Abela gave various insights into various career paths which students can follow upon successful completion of courses. Later Ms Samut gave an overview of the extra curricular activities offered at the college. The students were then given opportunity to ask a number of questions to the presenters.

Below are photos commemorating the occasion.

Students at ITS

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On Thursday 14th January 2016, Year 11 students from Mariam Albatool visited the Institute of Tourism studies in St Julian’s.

The students were accompanied by Ms Lina Ghirxi, the Maltese Language teacher. The students had an overview of the courses offered by the institute. After the presentation, the students had the opportunity to visit the institutes facilities and ask questions on the various career opportunities which are available to students. The students also had the opportunity to have some hands on experience on the kind of work performed by students at the institute.