Eid El-Fitr Message from Head of School

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Dear parents,

First and foremost I hope that you are fine and in the best of health.

I would like to wish a Happy Eid to you and your families. May you all celebrate this lovely and meaningful time with your families and friends.

Please note that there will be no lessons on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May as these are Eid holidays for the children.

Thanks for your attention and may the goodness of Eid al-Fitr remains there to inspire you to live each day of your life with love and care. Eid Mubarak to all!

Kind regards,

Mr Kenneth Busuttil

Head of School

Work during Spring Break and Ramadan.

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9th April 2020

Dear Parents,

I hope that you and your families are all well.

I am writing to inform you that given the current circumstances and in light of online teaching, as long as there is agreement between the teacher and the parents, work can be done during the Spring break instead of Ramadan. This is being accepted because the school is physically closed, and worked days during these holidays can be equally compensated during Ramadan.

I emphasise the importance of keeping safe and staying indoors, especially considering the deaths due to Covid-19 that have been reported lately.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Best regards,

Mr Kenneth Busuttil
Head of School

Message from Head of School

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Dear Parents,

First and foremost, I hope that you and your families are well. I still emphasise to stay at home as much as possible. Unfortunately, we are still far away from the closure of this gloomy phase!

This note is to inform you about these issues:

(1) End-of-year assessment will include the tasks being done online. For this reason, I encourage all students to participate in these lessons.

(2) All our teachers are working online. As Head of School, please bear in mind that I cannot oblige teachers to use a specific online platform. The most important thing is that teaching and learning is ongoing and being followed. Everyone has his/her own methods to get the message across.

I have been receiving messages from various parents – those that feel that they need more work, while others think that the work being given is too much. I recommend that you keep direct contact with the teachers to discuss the specific needs of your children.

(3) School will be closed for the Spring Break between the 8th and 17th April. During this period, work will not be given. School commences on Monday 20th April.

(4) Please appreciate that fees need to be collected. It is important to understand that teachers are still doing their job and delivering lessons and therefore the school has to pay the teachers. Unfortunately, the school is not in a position to waive the fees and if the fees are not collected, the future of the school will be at stake.

Having said that, those parents who had a reduction in their income, are being asked to pay the amount they can afford, and then settle any outstanding debits after the pandemic is over.

Thank you for your kind attention. Take care and stay safe!

Best 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



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Message from Head of School

Brian Vassallo | Admin- Archives, Events- Archive, News-Archives

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- Archives, Events- Archive, News-Archives

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

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

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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.

Indian art at Mariam Albatool School

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Indian Paper Art at Mariam Albatool School
Yesterday at Mariam Albatool School a talented Indian artist by the name of Mr Ram has visitied Mariam Albatool School to deliver a performance in paper art making. Paper craft is the collection of art forms employing paper or card as the primary artistic medium for the creation of one, two or three-dimensional objects. Paper and card stock are the most widely used material in arts and crafts. He constructed a number of beautiful crafts which delighted the children who were enthusiatic to participate along with the artist. Mr Ram will be at Mariam Albatool School today to share his talents again with the parents attending Parents’ Day. A big well done to Mr Ram and the students!

Mawra s’ Ghawdex

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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