Message from Head of School

Brian Vassallo | Admin, Events, News

Dear Parents,

First and foremost, I hope that you and your loved ones are fine and in the best of health.

Your concerns right now are entirely valid and understandable. Kindly rest assured that new topics will be revised as soon as school re-opens and if possible, these will also be revised next scholastic year. It is our duty to make sure that students do not miss on having a proper education.

In the meantime, you are encouraged to keep contact with your teacher/s and please do not hesitate to keep in touch whenever this is needed.

Thank you for your attention. Stay safe and stay at home!

Kind regards,

Mr Kenneth Busuttil

Head of School

Message from Head of School re Covid 19 and school work.

Brian Vassallo | Admin, Events, News

Dear parents and guardians,
First and foremost, I hope that you are fine and in the best of health. In view of the current COVID-19 situation, all educators at Mariam Albatool were asked to keep in contact with students and parents, by means of digital online tools such as emails, tablets, class Facebook pages and groups.

As you know, our school is not operating physically but we want to ensure that our students are benefitting from online teaching resources. Unfortunately, we do not know when the school will open its doors again, so we want to make sure that teaching and learning still takes place in an effective and efficient manner.

If there are any questions or concerns, kindly address them directly to our staff via MABS email addresses.
Enquiries regarding our educators’ email addresses can be made through the school’s secretaries’ emails on albatool@melita.com; s.palmier@mariamalbatool.com or j.micallef@mariamalbatool.com .


Do not hesitate to contact me directly on k.busuttil@mariamalbatool.com for further clarifications. Thank you once again for your continued support and efforts. Please follow the
instructions given by the Maltese health authorities and stay safe!
Kind regards to you and your families.

Mr Kenneth Busuttil
Head of School

Pjan ta’ Azzjoni favur il-Malti

Brian Vassallo | Events, KG2R, News

Inkomplu bi Pjan ta’ Azzjoni effettiv favur il-Lingwa Maltija.
L-Istorja ta’ Biskuttinu.
Fil-klassi ta Ms Romina it tfal semghu u komplew istorja, kienu kapaci jaghmlu l-istorja f’ sekwenza bl uzu ta’ stampi segwiti minn movimenti fizici, u wara ghamlu biskuttinu billi wahhlu l ghajnejn u l buttuni. L- Amministrazjoni tixtieq tirringrazja lil Ms Romina, Ms Yvonne u Ms Ingrid tad-dedikazzjoni kbira taghhom favur it-tfal.

Visit by Mr Stephen Cachia (Director General) and Ms Jane Farrugia Buhagia (EO Migrant Learning)

Brian Vassallo | Events, News

Today, our school was visited by Mr Stephen Cachia (Director General) and Ms Jane Farrugia Buhagiar (EO Migrant Learning). The Head of School, Mr Kenneth Busuttil welcomed the visitors in his office and together with the SMT discussed a number of important issues concerning the school and its future development.

Later, the visitors were toured around the classrooms where they heaped praise at the high level of organisation and conducive learning environment of the school. They also praised the efforts of teachers and learning suppoort educators and urged them to keep up the excellent job.

Later they visited our migrant class and commented positively on the effective incluision of migrant learners. Mr Cachia and Ms Farrugia Buhagiar thanked the school administration for their sustained efforts towards high quality teaching and learning. They also iterated their support and commitment towards future collaboration.

The school administration would like to thank Mr Cachia and Ms Farrugia Buhagiar for their visit and for pledging extended support and copperation.

Guide-Dog Event

Brian Vassallo | News, Y1

Today we had two special guests at school. We had the pleasure of having Mr Natalino Cristiano and his dog, Glen, for a visit. Mr Cristiano is blind and Glen is his guide-dog. Mr Cristiano gave an interesting and informative talk to the children about his experiences and about the importance and the work of his guide-dog. He spoke about the special training guide-dogs must do in order to be the ‘eyes’ of their owners. He also explained how we, the general public, need to react if we come across a guide-dog and its owner walking in the street. The rule is to NEVER touch the dog because the guide-dog is on duty doing its work!! Touching the dog might distract it from doing its job properly and the owner might get hurt. For this reason the children were not allowed to touch the guide-dog. The children were very interested with what they learnt and Mr Cristiano expertly answered many of their questions. To conclude the session Mr Cristiano and Glen demonstrated how they cross the street and how to get up and down the pavement. We were all impressed by the performance!! Special thanks also go to Mrs Cristiano who drove Mr Cristiano and Glen to school.

This event was planned to link to Science since we are currently exploring the Five Senses (Sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch). It also links to Maths as we have talked about Directions (left, right, forward). And finally, it links to PSD (Personal and Social Development) during which we learn to respect everyone, even people who are ‘different’.  Today’s event was definitely an enriching experience for all of us!!

Taħriġ il-fehem

Brian Vassallo | News, Y4

Sabiex inkomplu naħdmu fuq il-ħiliet li għandhom x’jaqsmu mat-taħriġ il-fehem tal-Malti, aħna

qegħdin nippreparaw attivitajiet interessanti għat-tfal għaliex indunajna li t-tfal, b’mod ġenerali fl-iskola tagħna jħarsu lejn il-Malti b’mod xettiku ħafna, u kultant jaqtgħu qalbhom minn dan is-suġġett.

Bħala għalliema tas-sitt sena, jiena għamilt attivita’ fejn estendejt it-taħriġ il-fehem li nagħmlu kull ġimgħa u għaqqadtha mal-kitba kreattiva. Din il-ġimgħa bdejna nitkellmu dwar l-annimali, kemm dawk domestiċi u oħrajn li jgħixu ġo foresta. It-tfal kellhom silta fuq hekk u wara kellhom jirrispondu xi mistoqsijiet ukoll. Wara li qrajna u ddiskutejna s-silta u l-mistoqsijiet flimkien, infurmajt lit-tfal li waqt il-lezzjoni tal-kitba, huma kienu se jiktbu djalogu. Jiena stajt nagħżel titlu li rrid imma biex inkompli nqajjem interess fit-tfal u nara kem veru fehmu is-silta dwar l-annimali
għidtilhom li d-djalogu li kienu se jiktbu kien se jkun djalogu bejn żewġ annimali. It-tfal għamlu dan id-djalogu mingħajr ebda’ diffikulta. Jiena stajt ninnota li huma ħadu xi idejat li konnha ltqajna magħhom fis-silta tat-taħriġ il-fehem. Għaldaqstant jiena stajt nikkonkludi li t-tfal fiehmu is-silta
dwar l-annimali.

L-istess tfal ħarġu b’idea li nagħmlu mima ta’ dan id-djalogu. Intużaw il-maskri tal-annimali wkollu l-lezzjoni kienet tassew interessanti. It-tfal kollha pparteċipaw u għamlu sforz kbir biex id-djalogu u l-mima jkunu oriġinali.

Curious and Courageous Activity

Brian Vassallo | Events, News, Y1, Y2, Y3

As part of the Culture Pass Scheme, a story animator from “Curious and Courageous- Lingnin Stories” produced a performance for years 1, 2 and 3 at our school. These activity sessions encourage reading and promote language and creative thinking.

The story was about the stone statue which in the story wakes up during the night. This statue dates back from the Neolithic period in Malta and it was found in the Hal Saflieni hypogeum. It symbolises the eternal sleep. It is now found in the National Archeology museum in Valletta. With the culture card given to your child last year they can visit it for free. This visit might come in handy for future history lessons your child might be having. Below is a link about this statue. You should ask them about this story…..

https://artsandculture.google.com/…/the-sle…/bgKS7KPNk-UDKw…

The school administration would like to thank all those involved in the activity.