Vacancy: Primary School Teacher

Brian Vassallo | Admin, News

Mariam Albatool School is inviting applications for the post of Primary School Teacher. Applicants must be in possession of B.Ed (Hons) Primary or MTL or equivalent qualifications. Applicants are to send their c.v. together with photocopies of qualifications to: The Headmaster, Mariam Albatool School, Dom Mintoff Road, Paola, PLA 9037 or by e-mail to info@mariamalbatool.com or albatool@melita.com. Applications are to reach the school by not later than Friday 11th September 2020

Guide-Dog Event

Brian Vassallo | News, Y1- Archive

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!!

Curious and Courageous Activity

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

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.

Year 6 Technology Project

Brian Vassallo | Events- Archive, News, Y6- Archive

The year 6 class has participated in a technological project which was part of an entrepreneurship programme sponsored by the Education Department. The project was carried out in collaboration with MEDE and Easy Peasy company which has provided the tools and human resources for its implementation.The kids have been assigned a stand at the Robotics fair at the MFCC in Ta Qali where they presented their product and sold it. It was an excellent opportunity for the kids to acquire different skills in the technological sector. After sessions of brainstorming and research to choose the right product, the class decided that they would design keychains, magnets and mini robots. Finally they had an exhibition with their work at the MRO where they could sell their products and talk about their project.

The school administration would like to thank Ms Diana Salerno for her constant commitment towards the welfare of our students.

Attached herewith please find photos of the activity .