St Clare College Girls' Secondary School
(formerly Sir Luiġi Preżiosi Girls' Secondary
School) is situated in Pembroke. It houses a population of around
200 students aged 11-15 who hail from
Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, Gżira, Ibraġġ, Madliena,
Pembroke, San Ġwann, Sliema, St. Andrews, St. Julians, Swatar, Swieqi,
Ta' Ġiorni and Ta' Xbiex.
The school was built by the British in 1908 and until the late 70s
served as a primary school for the children of British services
personnel. It was converted to a secondary school for girls in 1979,
when Rosary Secondary School and St. Louis
Grammar School were amalgamated. In 1995 the Sliema Girls' Secondary
School closed down and was also integrated with the already existing Sir
Luiġi Preziosi Girls' Secondary School.
Ideally situated in pleasant surroundings on the main road leading to
the Salina Coast Road, the school has a beautiful environment and
occupies a fairly large area. It has about 20 spacious and airy
classrooms, a multipurpose hall, two large yards and three smaller ones,
a media room, two computer labs, two science labs, two home economics/food
technology rooms and other special rooms
design and technology, art and
textile studies, all fully equipped with the necessary
teaching aids. There is also a fully equipped library.
In the summer months the school is very popular with foreign students
who come to Malta to learn English.
Message from the Head of School:
I am proud to launch this school website. I am
proud to be Head teacher of my 250 students - all extremely talented in
one way or another and who have so much to give to the ones who touch
their lives or will do so in the future. This
website should keep you more in touch with what is going on at school
and provide our students with information such as important links, notes
and students' work. This should give them a sense
I am proud to lead a team of teachers who are
professionally prepared, vocationally keen and who give not only hours
of non-stop hard work during the school day but also countless
after-school hours of preparation of lessons and organization of
activities. I thank those who made
and will make this website possible.
I hope this website will show who we are - a learning community
living and working together so that through education, we can change the
world for the better.
We welcome any feedback. Join us.
Ms. M. Lapira
The following schools form part of St Clare College: Girls'
Secondary Pembroke; Girls' Junior Lyceum Pembroke; Boys Secondary Gżira; Gżira Primary;
Pembroke Primary; San
Ġwann Primary A, San Ġwann Primary B, Sliema Primary;
"This depiction of Clare of Assisi is also derived from
a famous portrait, by Tiberius of Assisi, which hangs in the Basilica of
Clare. In his portrait, she is seen offering a book (of the Gospels,
presumably), while also clutching the flowers. This book in the context
of Siena College represents knowledge, as it does in "Francis". Clare
offers knowledge and invites the student to learn. The flowers represent
contemplation and beauty. The combination of book and flower, therefore,
represent the beauty of knowledge revealed through reflection."
St. Clare College
Pembroke PBK 1800
Ms. Maria Ciappara
Head of School:
Ms. M. Lapira
Mr. L. Borg
Ms. M. Said