San Ġwann

San Gwann, formerly part of Birkirkara and St. Julian’s, is situated in the central region of Malta. Neighboring towns include Gharghur, Iklin, Msida, Gzira, St. Julian’s, Naxxar, Sliema and Birkirkara. The patron saint Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. Well known sights and zones in San Gwann include the Karin Grech Garden, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church, Tal-Gharghar Chapel and Kappara.

Local Council
Address: 55, Triq R. Caruana Dingli, San Gwann SGN1033, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2137 3777/(+356) 2137 8601
Fax: (+356) 2137 3888

Opening Hours
Winter from 1st October to 14th June from 8:00am to 12:00pm, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Summer from 15th June to 30th September from 8:00am to 1:30pm
Saturday (all year round) – 8:00am to 11:30am

Here are some kindergartens located in the area:

St. Clare College San Gwann Primary School

The kindergarten block, consisting of around nineteen classrooms and fun-filled activities varying on a daily basis, has been part of the St. Clare College San Gwann Primary School in San Gwann since late 2015 as part of a project involving the renovation and construction of schools across the Maltese island. Development began in August 2014. To date, the school has welcomed approximately six hundred students and has seen an increase in foreign students. Moreover, the school has been awarded the green for the seventh consecutive time and works closely with Eko Skola and the LEAF committee. Year 4 to Year 6 students are supplied with tablets as per pilot project. As this school is inclusive, one can find a multi-sensory learning centre catering for autistic pupils.

The kindergarten school uniform consists of a polo shirt, shorts or trousers, slippers and white or grey socks. Uniforms are available at Yorkie Uniforms in San Gwann just a few minutes away from Mater Dei Hospital, or they can be bought online from their website. Delivery for orders exceeding €75 is complimentary. A new uniform is to be proposed for the scholastic year 2020-2021 for students of Kinder 1, Year 1, Year 7 and Year 9 including a polo shirt, t-shirts, shorts, cap and jacket.

A week prior to the commencement of the new scholastic year, a meeting is held in the hall and addressed by the head of school and other staff members, followed by a classroom meeting between the parents, pupils and their assigned teacher.

The academic year begins in late September (or early October) and ends in June, half-days are from 8:15 to 12:00pm.

Activities and special occasions include:

  • Fun sports activities (water games, tug of war, penalty shoot out) for Father’s day, participants include fathers, grandfathers, uncles, stepfathers while bearing in mind only one participant per child is accepted. Mothers are more than welcome to support the participant!
  • Mother’s day lunch
  • San Gwann spring village
  • Prom night for Year 6 pupils at school outdoor area
  • Sports Career Development Program for Year 6 students

Breakfast club students go on the daily walk around the school for twenty minutes before classes start. Breakfast is provided in the kindergarten block for all students.

Want to free up space in your child’s room? Have you any unwanted toys? San Gwann’s breakfast club accepts donations of toys, board games and books as long as they are in good condition to launch a library for children between the ages of three and eleven, as well as to enhance the playing area.

The campus works in conjunction with St. Bernard’s Safety Training Centre to organize a paediatric emergency first aid course for parents and legal guardians. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate of attendance valid for three years. A fee of €25 applies and must be sent with child in a sealed envelope.

The St. Clare College is a few walks away from LIDL and the Karin Grech public area and playing field.

Head of School: Mr. David Mario Caruana
Assistant Heads of School:

  • Mr. Vincent Debono
  • Ms. Mary Pollacco
  • Ms. Frieda Grima
  • Ms. Victoria Spiteri

Address: Vjal ir-Rihan, San Gwann, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2598 4600/(+356) 2589 4620/(+356) 2136 1259
Email: [email protected]

Chiswick House School

This independent school offers holistic learning and development to children starting from 2 years and 1 month all the way to 5 years by means of three programmes, namely the Bumble Bees (2 years and 1 month up to 3 years), Early Years 1 (from 3 years to 4 years) and Early Years 2 (from 4 years to 5 years). The aforementioned programmes emphasize on personal, social and emotional development, problem solving, reasoning & numeracy, communication, language & literacy, harnessing creativity skills, knowledge and understanding of the living and physical world and ultimately physical development.

School hours for these programmes start at 9:00am and end at 1:00pm. Doors open at 8:50am and once more at 12:45pm.

Refer to the following link for the uniform requirements.

Address: 38, Triq Antonio Schembri, San Ġwann SGN4233, Malta
Telephone: (+356) 2137 4396/(+356) 2137 4397
Email: [email protected]

St Francis School

St Francis School is a Church school and entry is by ballot.  The school premises are situated with the Convent of the Fransiscan nuns, situated in the square of the village.  It is a small and welcoming school and entrance is through a separate door from the convent.  The school only caters for Kinder 1 and Kinder 2 (ages 3 – 5 years).  Once they finish their Kinder years they move to St Francis Primary School in Birkirkara.

Address: St Francis Kindergarten School, Franciscan Sisters StreetSan Gwann

Tel: +356 21 383 210