Bestowed the title Civitas Invicta, as well as Citta Invicta, by Grand Master Jean Parisot de Valette as a result of the city’s resistance towards the Ottoman Empire during the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, Senglea, the smallest town in Malta which in Maltese is translated to L-Isla, is a fortified city built by Grand Master Claude de la Sengle, lying in the south eastern region of the island. It moreover forms part of the Three Cities in the Grand Harbour alongside Bormla (Cospicua) and Birgu (Vittoriosa). During the era of the Knights of St. John, the city, then known as L’Isola di San Giuliano, served as a hunting area. The St. Julian’s chapel was built in 1311, making it the very first construction work to be carried out in Senglea.

The main parish is dedicated to the Nativity of Our Lady, known as il-Bambina, whose feast is celebrated on September 8th. Another feast is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The city is prominent for the statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer (Ir-Redentur tal-Isla).

The first local council election took place on March 3rd 1994 where Stephen Perici was elected as mayor of Senglea. The current mayor is Joseph Casha.

To date, Senglea has a population of almost three thousand inhabitants. It had more than 8,200 people during the early 20th century. Senglea was awarded the European Destinations of Excellence for aquatic tourism in 2010. Maltese veteran actor Charles Thake, known for participating in local television series such as the very first Maltese television series F’Bahar Wiehed during the 1970s, Villa Sunset and Misteri tal-Bombli tal-Fuhhar, was born in Senglea. He died in 2018 at the age of 90.

Commuters can get to Senglea from Valletta via boat services. As part of the Cottonera Waterfront rehabilitation project, there is a bridge interconnecting Senglea and Cottonera.

Local Council
Administrative Office, 2/4, Triq San Ġużepp, Isla ISL1229, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2166 2424/(+356) 2701 3004
Fax: (+356) 2166 2566

Opening hours are not available at the moment.

St Margaret College Isla Primary School

This school wants to create an environment where each child feels like an individual who is cared for, supported and nurtured. The staff at St. Margaret College Senglea Primary are willing to do their utmost when it comes to enhancing their environment and adopting a positive approach toward teaching and learning. Offering education from Kindergarten level up until Year 6 level, this school strives to teach your children with high quality education for them to be able to succeed in their future. The campus operates a strict anti-bullying policy.

Uniforms can be bought from Yorkie Uniforms by visiting the outlet in San Gwann or through their website. Delivery for orders over €75 is complimentary. Circulars might also outline which schools supply these uniforms, these are usually issued to parents at the end of the academic year and can also be found online within websites pertaining to the college.

Head of School: Ms. Anna Napier
Assistant Head of School: Ms. Graziella Vassallo Theuma
Address: 4, Triq il-Habs l-Antik, Isla ISL1031, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2598 5100
Email: [email protected]