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From the strict one to the one who brought sweets: 8 teachers every Maltese kid had
Nostalgia hitting hard!

Jillian Mallia

With school back in full swing and Halloween and mid-term holidays nearing, we couldn’t help but think back to all our school-day shenanigans, activities and favourite teachers. Here are just some of the teachers we ALL had at school.

1. The fun loving one

There was always that one teacher who was more of a goofball than a serious teacher. He or she would always make lessons fun and interactive, but when it was time to get down to business, it was time for #serjeta.

2. The strict as hell one

No one, and I mean NO ONE, would dare go against this teacher. Only the ballsy kids who were in trouble all the time would attempt to get on this one’s nerves. One look and he or she would have a whole class under control. Superpowers, much?

3. The one who brought sweets

If you were lucky enough you had that one teacher who’d treat you with sweet treats every now and then, especially after some big exam or test, or just to get you in the Friday feel.

4. The one who was always there

No matter what, there was that one teacher who was there to listen to whatever you were going through and would check up on you. We’re grateful to teachers like these who have taught us the valuable lessons of compassion and kindness.

5. The crazy Italian one

O mio dio! There was one in every school (possibly). Some languages were taught by native speakers, and if you happened to be in Italian class, you’d possibly have that Italian lady you’d be too scared to mess with but also loved pulling her leg at the same time? It was a weird relationship, but it worked!

6. The shawty but don’t-mess-with-me one

Lawd have mercy! If you’d be acting all macho or just the teenager you were back in the day, when this teacher walked up, you’d instantly clean up your act and turn into the model student she taught you to be. Because otherwise, it would be a 20 minute lecture on how to be a model citizen (which you’ve heard 16 times this month alone).

7. The scandalous two

Sometimes boredom struck in school, and kids would get all nosy and observant. You’d watch two teachers out walking out for coffee together and automatically: “Illalu, guys! Zgur they’re dating!” Rumours would spread like wildfire among classes like underground contraband and if you were really good at it, it would still be talked about till this day.  

8. The scary headmaster/headmistress

Every school had one of these. No matter how ballsy you were, you would NEVER attempt to take on the big boss of the school. Because let’s face it, was it really worth it? Excuse us while we hide our troublesome selves.

Did you have teachers like these?

29th August 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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