Anton Cassar Primary
Over thirty years ago, schooling was given in three separate locations, namely in a part leased from the Friars College in St. Anthony Street, in a house in Hamri Street as well as in a large building known as the old school in the same street, now occupied by foreign residents. The present school was inaugurated in September 1965 and is visible by all visitors to Gozo proceeding up the road from Mgarr Harbour. The present school was built on a wide open area and in subsequent years, parts of it were taken over by the then Posts Department, now Maltapost, the
Art School and the Works Department. It still boasts a large yard and garden and is in the process of enclosing its staircases for better security and safety considerations. Recently a remote operated iron gate was installed from funds raised by the School Council.On the 27th January 2000 the Ghajnsielem Primary School was named after Anton Cassar, the first
head teacher the new school had.
Great efforts are expanded in extra curricular activities such as the Christmas Concert, Sports, Carnival, Talents' Day and in the Prize Giving Ceremony. Another activity embarked upon is that dealing with the twinning with another school. Through this activity, pupils from another school are invited to Ghajnsielem Primary School to share in a
program of activities. A similar program is then held in a reciprocal village and this fosters new acquaintances, friendship and helps in the broadening of mentalities. At present the school welcomes over two hundred and thirty pupils, has a head teacher, eight teachers, three instructors and ten Kindergarten Assistants.
Ghajnsielem Primary C School
Anton Cassar Primary C
J. F. De Chambray Street
Ghajnsielem GSM 102
Tel: (356) 2155 3548; Fax: (356) 2155 3548
Camilleri School of Fine Arts
The Wistin Camilleri of Fine Arts
at Ghajnsielem, formerly the Gozo School of Art, was officially opened by
the President of the Republic His Ex. Dr. Vincent Tabone on the 27th
The then main aims: to determine
and promote the Arts of
Gozo, guide the direction of the style one wanted
to develop and serve towards the interest of the artist in that it world
commercially exploit their products, are still valid today.
The School, open to both local and foreigners, is
at present offering courses in Basic Design for beginners, paintings,
paintings in Oils and other Media for Advanced students, History of Art,
Pyrography, Clay Modeling and Casting, Wood Carving, Gilding, Pottery and
Ceramics, Stained Glass, Silver Filigree and Lace making.
The School, now known as the
Gozo Centre for Art and Crafts is continuously thriving to
promote art, crafts and artisans on the island. Proof of
this is the continuous encouragement we get from the
Department of Further Studies and Adult Education regarding
the numerous courses organized in the various disciplines of
Art and Crafts. The Ministry for Gozo decided to boost
further this school by extended to it a Crafts Development
Center. This will serve as an Incubation Center for local
crafts and artisans. This measure will definitely help the
industry itself as well as giving the necessary training one
needs in marketing so as to enter in the trade field.
Wistin Camilleri School of Fine Arts
J.F De Chambray Street, Ghajsielem, GSM 102, Gozo, Malta.
Tel: (+356) 2155 1493 - (+356) 215518 78
Fax: (+356) 2156 4558