The Octopus Project

Brian Vassallo | News, Y1

The Octopus Project

 This week the children of Yr 1 learnt about the letter sound ‘o’. Our theme this month is about Animals and the animal we discussed this week was the octopus. We watched videos and learnt that an octopus has 3 hearts and it also has blue blood!! Octopuses come in different sizes and can change colours to hide away and not get eaten. The children learnt several new words that begin with the letter sound ‘o’. In Crafts we worked on our Octopus Project made out of coloured paper and paper plates. When doing this project the children learnt to listen carefully and to follow instructions. This is very important because the children will learn to pay attention and so they know what to do. This makes them responsible for their learning and independent too. Using the paint brushes, the scissors and glitter glues helps the children to have stronger muscles in their fingers. Strong muscles helps them when they write. The children were very much engaged in the activity as you can see from the photos that are attached. They were very focused on their work and all of them finished their task really well. They are very proud of their work which we displayed in class 🙂   Kindly share photos with your children ….they truly deserve to be praised!!!

Mawra s’ Ghawdex

Brian Vassallo | Events, News, Y2

Mawra fejn tfal taghna tal-Year 2 ltaqghu ma’ tfal ohrajn tal-iskola Primarja ta’ San Lawrenz, Ghawdex.

Esperjenza unika u mill-isbah fejn ghat-tfal ma tezisti l-ebda tip ta’ barriera. Bl-innocenza u bit-tbissima taghhom, it-tfal jghallmuna hafna. Prosit tassew! Bravi hafna!

Grazzi lis-Sur Saviour Tabone, il-kap tal-iskola, u l-istaff kollu tal-iskola tal-istedina u l-ospitalita’ taghhom.

Kenneth Busuttil

Visit by Her Excellency Ms Brigitte Curmi- French Ambassador for Malta

Brian Vassallo | Events, News

Visit by French Ambassador for Malta, Her Excellency Brigette Curmi at Mariam Albatool School.

Today staff and students were honoured by a visit from Her Excellency, Ms Brigitte Curmi – the French Amabassador for Malta. During her visit she was also accompanied by His Excellency the Libyan Ambassador for Malta, Mr Saadun Suayeh together with other distinguished guests.
Ms Curmi was later toured around the school accompanied by Imam Muhammad El Sadi, Dr Mohammed Kablan, Mr Kenneth Busuttil, Mr Brian Vassallo and Ms Deborah Atanasio.

During her visit Ms Curmi expressed her pleasure at being surrounded by such an enthusiastic group of educators and students. She also expressed her sincere gratitude at the warm reception organised by Imam Muhammad El Sadi -Director of the school. Ms Curmi iterated her support to the school and expressed her desire for further collaboration in the near future.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Curmi, Mr Suayeh and the other distinguished guests for visiting Mariam Albatool School.

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Supporting a Sport Activity at Mariam Albatool School

Brian Vassallo | Events, News, Y1, Y2, Y3D, Y4, Y5, Y6

The European Sports Day was successfully organised at Mariam Albatool School with participation of all classes for 90 minutes. Participants ranged from the first grade of primary classes to the sixth grade. All students took turns in the playing stations under the supervision of the PE teacher together with all the teachers.#MaltaESSD19 #BeActive

Vacancy LSE

Brian Vassallo | News

VACANCY – Learning Support Educator

Learning Support Educator

Vacancies have arisen for the posts of Learning Support Educators (SLSE, LSE I, LSE II or LSE III). Candidates must be in possession of qualifications relevant to the post.

Candidates have to sit for an interview and are to produce original documents.

Interested persons are invited to send their c.v. by e-mail to albatool@melita.com or by post to The Head of School, Mariam Albatool School, Islamic Centre, Dom Mintoff Road Paola – PLA 9037. Closing date: Monday 21st October 2019.

Prize Day 2019

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