Message from Head of School

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Dear Parents,
Hope you and your families are keeping well.
This note is to inform you that the school will remain closed for this scholastic year to combat the spread of Covid-19. The plan right now is to have schools re-opened next September.
Educators at Mariam Albatool will continue delivering their lessons online, as is happening at present. This process will come to an end in June.
Kindly inform the teachers directly if you encounter any difficulties. Students are highly encouraged to do their work and revise regularly because as a general rule, children are not expected to repeat this scholastic year.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.


Kind regards,
Mr Kenneth Busuttil
Head of School

Important Message from the School Administration

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As Salaamu Alaikom wa Rahmatullah,                                                                            circular12/2019-20

Dear Parents’

Following the directive from the Government on 12th March 2020, MARIAM ALBATOOL School closed on Friday 13th March and will remain closed until further notice.

How will we stay in touch while school is closed? Throughout the school closure we will keep in regular contact with parents by email (albatool@melita,com; info@mariamalbatool.com) and by phone, 21664791, 21820644. Mr. Kenneth will be in his office every Tuesday and Ms Debbie every Thursday. The secretaries’ office will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 0900hrs till 1200hrs, while you may contact Mr. Brian on the school’s facebook page ~ Mariam Albatool School or the website:  www.mariamalbatool.com.

How will the school deliver a continued education to my child during closure? Many of you and your children will have received emails from teachers piloting teaching methods, giving instructions and generally setting things up. We are working hard with a common goal that is to ensure that our students continue with their education. Our teachers and Learning Support Educators are constantly providing online lessons while sending and receiving students’ work on their class facebook page and other mediums. Please ensure that your child is daily accessing the class page and is in regular contact with his or her teachers.

Will my school fees be affected? There will be no change to the fees payable for pupils. I am sure you can understand that the closure happened as a result of a  Force Majeure (i.e, circumstances beyond our control). Notwithstanding this our teachers and LSEs are doing their utmost in order that your children continue to receive their education. Therefore kindly take this as a formal reminder that the fees for the third term are now due. It is appreciated that for the safety of all, payment is effected online or deposited at the bank in order that we limit contact (details hereunder). Should this not be possible, you may effect payment at the secretaries’ office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We kindly appreciate that you produce the exact amount as we may not have change. Also kindly observe the distance of at least one metre between one person and the other as recommended by the Health Dept.

We are expecting your total commitment and cooperation and thanking you in advance for your payments. The school is in dire need of the fees and failing to effect payment may inhibit the children’s education. While we appreciate wholeheartedly the ongoing Government’s financial assistance to the school the expenses cannot be covered without your payments and contributions.

In these difficult, anxious and stressful times, Mariam Albatool will be there for you and your children, providing a sense of continuity and stability.

Please try to stay well and stay at home.

Ms. Simone Palmier Arab

for The School Administration

BANK DETAILS:

BANK ACCOUNT NAME: MARIAM ALBATOOL SCHOOL;  

ACCOUNT NO.: 40010083035;

IBAN:             MT07VALL22013000000040010083035

ADDRESS: BANK OF VALLETTA 212/215 MARINA STREET PIETA PTA9041 MALTA

Message from Head of School

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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.

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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

Information Meeting

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It was a pleasure for us to be holding an information meeting this morning at Mariam Albatool School. During the meeting a number important themes were discussed. Mr Brian Vassallo (Assistant Head of School spoke about the changes envisaged in the benchmark examination for the upcoming years. Also, access arrangements for children with special needs were discussed with parents. Then the session proceeded by another presentation by Mr Vassallo who spoke in detail about PIRLS (Progress in International Literacy Survey) -an international test being held next year. Later a questionnaire was distributed to parents as part of an ongoing evaluation which the school administration undergoes to determine the future goals of the school. The session proceeded by a very interesting presentation on the use of tablets by Ms Marthese Borda who is an Education Specialist on the subject. The meeting was coordinated by Ms Debbie Atanasio (Assistant Head of School). Mr Kenneth Busuttil (HoS) attended this informative meeting and answered any queries arising from the floor. Particular thanks go to the parents who expressed their satisfaction at the high level of commitment shown by all staff at Mariam Albatool School. A big well done to all !

REGISTRATIONS for Scholastic Year 2019-2020

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IMPORTANT NOTICE School Registration 2019-20 Circular 24.2018/9
Kindly be advised that school registration for scholastic year 2019-20 IS NOW OPEN, priority registration for current students and their siblings will end on Friday 5th of JuLY 2019. No guarantee of registration is given after this date as intake of new students will commence immediately after. Kindly be advised that no class is allowed to exceed the permissable no. of students as per the Education Department regulations. Also the coming scholastic year will foresee a slight change in the no. of classes per level. Please be informed that a deposit of two hundred euro (€200) which will eventually be deducted from the payment of the first term of scholastic year 2019-20 is required upon registration, this will confirm the new scholastic year registration. The remaining payment to complete the payment of the first term is to be effected by July 30th 2019. Failing to pay the full payment of the first term by the due date may jeopardise the registration of the child notwithstanding the deposit paid.
Students with outstanding debt for scholastic year 2018-19 will not be allowed to register for the new scholastic year if the outstanding debt is not fully settled. ONLY upon effecting full payment of any outstanding debt may a parent register for the next year. May we once again remind you that registration for scholastic year 2019-20 is not automatic and is based upon full payment of any outstanding debt and payment of the deposit of the first term fees. Late registrations are subject to availability of places in respective classes and new students may replace current students who have failed to effect payment.
We appreciate your cooperation and assistance to enhance the smooth running of your child’s/children’s education at the school while thanking you in advance and best regards.
The School Administration

PS. SCHOOL FEES:
Registration deposit €200 (to be deducted from first term payment)
Registration fee for new child €300 required for every new student
Kindergarten fee €1350 annually or €450 per term
Primary fee €1650 annually or €550 per term

Prize Day 2019

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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.

Celebrating Iftar

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On Friday 24th May 2019 the Muslin Community in Malta celebrated the breaking of the fast (Iftar) and invited a number distinguished guests to join in the celebration. The President of Malta His Excellency Dr George Vella and his wife were the guests of honour. The community was also honoured by His Excellency the Libyan Ambassador Mr Saadun Suayeh. The ceremony was also attended by members of the clergy, academics from the University of Malta and high officials from the Ministry of Education and Employment. Also present in the celebration were the Administration of Mariam Albatool School -Mr Kenneth Busittil (HoS), Mr Brian Vassallo (AHoS) and Ms Deborah Atanasio (SMT), together with other members of staff. Ms Maria Camilleri, former Head of School was also honouring us with her presence. During his speech Mr Muhammad ElSadi spoke about the obligation for Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan and the benefits which emanate from this noble act.

The Muslim community would like to thank all those who participated in the activity. Particular thanks goes to Mr Alfred Scicluna for being the backbone of the whole organization behind the activity.

Below are some photos commemorating the activity.

Visit by San Lawrenz Primary School

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It was a real pleasure for us to be visited by staff and students from San Lawrenz Primary School, Gozo, During their visit the team of educators together with Mr Saviour Tabone (Head of School) were toured round the Mosque assisted by Ms Simone Palmier Arab who gave an interesting presentation about the value of fasting during the month of Ramadan. Then Mr Brian Vassallo (Assistant Head) gave an overview of the school and its functions. Later the whole group was provided with the opportunity to visit the classes and interact with students and teachers. They were later joined by Mr Kenneth Busuttil (HoS-MABS) who presented the Holy Qur’an (in Maltese) to Mr Tabone. Then, they visited Imam Muhammad ElSaadi’s office who greeted them heartily and expressed his wish for greater cooperation in the very near future. A big well doe to all for the excellent organization of the activity.