17,000 students in 60 Church schools ready for a new scholastic year

D5W_2231 17/09/2019 12:04:55 Furjana

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

In the coming days, some 17,000 students and over 2,500 educators will start a new scholastic year within the 60 Church schools around Malta and Gozo.

In a press release, issued by the Archdiocese of Malta, the Secretariat for Catholic Education stated that it received 3,700 applications for 1,585 vacancies within its schools.

A number of maintenance and renovation projects during Summer, have been made, allowing for a more welcoming and modernised environment for the students.

St. Joseph’s Sliema and Stella Maris College in Gżira are also being infrastructural extended.

Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi met with the educators that will be joining the current teaching staff at these schools in a seminar organised by the same Secretariat.

During his speech he highlighted the fact that Church school education has to be sustained with evangelical values. He also mentioned the importance for church school students to be educated to develop a social conscience, as well as an inclusive and helpful mentality.