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Laying of the foundation stone

On Sunday 3rd February 2008 the Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi attended the laying of the foundation stone for a school in Gozo. This was another ambitious project for Gozo, which sees the redevelopment of the present school, Ninu Cremona Lyceum Complex, in Victoria into a modern state-of-the art secondary school for boys.

The project is being carried out by the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo.

The ceremony was opened by a message from the Head of School Dr Francis Abela, followed by another from the Gozo Collage Principal Chev Frank Gatt.The General Manager for the FTS, Mr Charles Farrugia gave another short message. Then Minister for Gozo, Hon.Giovanna Debono and Minister for Education, Youth & Employment, Dr Louis Galea each gave  messages for the occasion. This was followed by the Prime Minister Dr Laurence Gonzi giving another address and then the laying of the foundation stone. Then the Bishop of Gozo, Mario Grech after giving another short message, blessed the stone . Then the  national anthem was sung. 

Present for this ceremony were several distinguished guest amongst whom were the Parliament Speaker Mr Anton Tabone, On. Fredrick Azzopardi MP, On. Dr Justyne Caruana LLD, MP, Permanent Secretary for Gozo Mr Micallef, Permanent Secretary for Education Mr Frans Borg, Director General Directorate for Educational Services Ms Michline Sciberras, Director General ministry for Gozo Mr Mario Calleja, Architect Andrew Ellul , who is responsible for the construction works, Director Customer Services Gozo, Ms Joyce Dimech, College Principal Mr Sandro Spiteri, Mr George Calleja Principal Education Officer, Mr Anton Portelli Education Officer, a number of  Heads of school from Gozo and their students. Most of the staff of Ninu Cremona Lyceum  were also present together with students and the Students Council Several parents attended the ceremony.

Phase One of this new project was started a couple of months ago. The current phase involves demolition of one of the minor school playgrounds, corridor and stairs, excavation works, and the building and finishing of a block that will be the first in a series of another four blocks. Upon completion, the first block will be accessible for the school administration to make use of while works on the other blocks would be underway. The project requires an investment of about 7 million euro ( Lm3m.).

The completed school will have 45 classrooms, 9 Science laboratories, 6 Technology Workshops, 4 Computer labs, art rooms, Food technology labs, Needlework room, Graphical Communications rooms, Chapel, Resource rooms and other modern educational facilities including career guidance rooms, a Library and open spaces that can be used for school and community purposes. The project also includes a seven-a-side football pitch, with a 200-metre athletics track, that will be used mainly by the school during school hours, but will also be available to the community after school hours, complementing the adjacent Sports Complex facilities An underground car park will also be constructed while a new road, connecting Europe Street to Fortunato Mizzi Street, will be constructed in order for school transport to have a more secure and safe bay area.


Ninu Cremona Lyceum Complex to be redevelopment.

During a press conference on the 16th September 2006, Gozo Minister Giovanna Debono announced that our school, the only government school for boys in Gozo, which caters for both the Junior Lyceum and the Secondary school will be redeveloped by the Foundation for Tomorrow's Schools with an investment of around Lm3 million.

The project will be carried out over the next three years, and will consist of 45 classrooms and nine science laboratories, six technology workshops and four computer labs spread over four storeys. The complex will also have a two-storey underground car park accommodating around 700 vehicles.

The project also includes a seven-a-side football pitch, with a 200-metre athletics track, that will be used mainly by the school during school hours, but will also be available to the community after school hours, complementing the adjacent Sports Complex facilities


Proposed Class Room


Proposed Computer Labs


Proposed Food Labs


Proposed Science Labs

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Redevelopment plans pdf