The Happy School
Gozo College Rabat Primary is one of the eleven primary state schools that are found on the island of Gozo. Situated in the heart of the capital town of the island Victoria, it hosts over 350 pupils between the ages of 3 to 11. Lelio Spiteri is the head of school. He is assisted by two assistant heads, Silvio Grima and Helga Vella. This is the school’s senior management team, the SMT. The Gozo College Rabat Primary School is the biggest primary school in Gozo. The school’s motto is We're a Happy School. There are 22 classes in all. The school staff amounts to 47 people. Children are so different, yet they are all talented with imagination, creativity and enthusiasm. Each child has his/her own character, his/her own history. Thus inclusion is the order of the day where each and every child is considered unique and where special attention is given to his/her particular needs. Inclusion is endorsed through differentiated teaching and learning, the provision of complementary education, the sterling work done by the Learning Support Assistants and the setting up of the Nurture Group and Klabb 3 – 16. The school’s aim is to provide our children with the best holistic education, education which goes beyond the parameters of academic subjects and which caters for the social, emotional, behavioural and spiritual aspect of our clients. Children are not numbers but human beings.
The school provides opportunities and organizes activities which help children develop their personal and social skills and thus increasing their self esteem. Children are encouraged to actively engage in school life. They are protagonists not spectators.
The school is fully aware that close cooperation between the school and the wider community is a step in the right direction. Parents are informed regularly of what goes on in school through the school blog. They are encouraged to participate in school activities. They play an important role in the School Council. The School Council meets once a month to discuss, evaluate and propose. Parental meetings are held once monthly. Although Parents Day is held twice annually yet parents are free to come to school and discuss issues with the SMT and teachers whenever the need arises. The school tries to keep close links with the local community.
Although the school building is old, dating back to 1856, it’s the school ethos that counts. We all strive to do the best!
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Lelio Spiteri13 February 2015
Carmen Scerri12 February 2015
Emma Morgan12 February 2015