Gozo College Sannat Primary and special unit.

Raod Sannat Gozo Malta

0035621551406

Gc.sannat.pr@gov/mt

Director: Pauline Grech

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T he first Primary School at Sannat opened its doors in the year 1873. Primarily, it was a house located at 86-87 Seguna Street in the area known as the Upper Square. The first headmaster was Mr Peter Paul Zerafa. Till the year 1891, about 85 children attended this school. By 1905, the government had to rent a bigger house in Main Street to accommodate all pupils. However, on October 10, 1942 the school suffered considerable damage during the war. On March 13, 1964, the present school was officially opened by the then Minister of Education Dr Antonio Paris and blessed by His Lordship Mons Giuseppe Pace, Bishop of Gozo.  Today, the school houses 170 pupils in the Primary Section, mainly from Sannat and Munxar, and 15 pupils at the Special Unit which is the only one of its kind in Gozo.. The staff consists of the Head of School, two Assistant Heads, fifteen teachers, nineteen LSA’s, three kindergarten assistants, three CSA’s, one nurse, one clerk and one minor staff. On the school’s premises one can find, a Therapy Gym, a Multisensory Room, a Relaxation Room, Literacy Room, a hall and two spacious playgrounds.

The School Council is an important part of the school set-up. Meetings are held regularly and members are informed about school developments. It has a participatory role in a number of activities organised by the school. Most parents participate actively in the life of the school. Activities, such as Open days, Concerts, Field days and outings are organised purposely for parents and attendance is good.

Worthy of note is the Special Unit within the Gozo College Sannat Primary set up. Apart from providing the perfect set-up for inclusion, it offers its services to the whole Gozo College community on a three-tier basis: the day school programmes, which are subject-based, individual sessions and one-day programmes twice a week

The school also has a Students’ Council and an EkoSkola Committee. Their contribution is of benefit to the school and it is appreciated. They give suggestions and participate in school activities.

Approximately 15% of our student population have specific individual needs, including those of exclusion due to severe disabilities and/or learning difficulties. This percentage includes students of different ethnic groups.