Welcome

St. Cecilia’s Kindergarten opened its doors in Attard in 1994. Ten years later, a sister school was opened in Tarxien. Children between the ages of 15 months and 5 years are accepted at the Kindergarten. Every effort is made to foster the confidence and self-expression of the children whilst endeavouring to provide them with an enthusiastic and joyful attitude to obtaining a well-rounded start to their education.

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Childcare

Little children from the age of one to 3 years will be loved and cared for in order to bridge the gap between home and school. The youngsters follow a flexible time-table and spend a varied day enjoying activities including music lessons with singing actions and musical instruments, painting and other basic crafts. They spend time in the school's large paved garden and have access to tricycles and other mobiles. They also enjoy spells of simple story-telling and handling of books for children. All the kids take part in a school concert at Christmas and at the end of the school year. Enjoyable outings are organised for pupils and parents during the year. Children will be looked after carefully at all times. The younger ones will be changed regularly according to their needs to ensure their comfort and enjoyment whilst at school.

Kindergarten

The children between the ages of 3 to 5 years follow a daily time-table of various activities including plenty of arts, crafts and music lessons which include educational songs with actions and simple plays. Story telling is nurtured from this early age. Basic writing and numerical skills are gently introduced to form part of the daily curriculum. These sessions are kept short to maintain the interest and enthusiasm of the children. In the final year at school the young students are introduced to reading. The children encouraged to enjoy their creative lessons as much as possible and are very much involved when practicing regularly for the annual Christmas and Summer term concerts. The school music teacher and the kindergarten assistants train the children regularly in order to ascertain that the children put up a lovely show for their parents and relatives. This is certainly one of the highlights of the school year. Enjoyable outings are also organised for the children and their parents during the school year.

Attard School

This is situated on the perimeter of Attard and Balzan and may be found just behind the Corinthia Hotel. The address is Aquarius, P. P. Rubens Street, Attard. Tel No. 21435120. In order to make an appointment to view the school and meet the Principal and Staff kindly phone the school on this number between 9.00 a.m. and noon.

Tarxien School

This is situated in the heart of the residential area (behind the Local Council) The address is Casa Tagliaferro, 63, Napuljun Caruana Dingli Street, Tarxien. Tel No. 21667585. In order to make an appointment to view the school and meet the Principal and Staff kindly phone the school on this number between 9.00 a.m. and noon.

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Facilities

Both schools in Tarxien and Attard enjoy spacious out-door play areas and both schools have a large Common Room. A stage has been erected in the Tarxien School and this has been in use for several years now. The students of both schools make use of this stage facility during the school concerts. The ambience of the two schools is bright and colourful in order to convey a happy and upbeat atmosphere for the children. The nursery classes are lined with cheerfully designed lino in order to ensure the safety of the children. Each school boasts a piano in the music room and the outdoor play areas are supplied with an adequate number of mobile toys such as tricycles and cars in order to entertain the children during their periods of exercise.

Objectives

St Cecilia's principal objective is to ensure that all children reach their full potential for their age. Our aim is for the children to be able to speak clearly and feel secure in their ability to express themselves easily. Through all the arts, crafts and music lessons on the time-table we help the children to develop an imagination that will stay with them throughout their lives. We also work towards developing a love for books and a good command of the English language. Through the medium of stage performances, the children's self-confidence is enhanced and they are being gently introduced to feel comfortable with public appearances.

Uniform

We have designed a multicoloured uniform for our young students in order to promote a sense of joy and cheerfulness to be associated with their schooling. A bright school jogging-suit and cardigan are worn by the children in winter. In summer similarly bright T-shirt and shorts are recommended. These may be mixed and matched depending on the weather.

Summer School

Summer School is organised for children between the ages of 1 year 3 months and 5 years. This year, Summer School will commence on Monday 9th July in Attard and on Tuesday 10th July in Tarxien and will run for nine weeks until Friday, the 14th September. There will be a break for the week of Santa Maria. Children may attend for four days a week (recommended particularly for newcomers) or alternatively for three days a week.

All the children will be involved in various projects and themes during their arts and crafts sessions. There will also be music sessions with lots of instruments and enjoyable outings will be organised. More information will be given as we work and develop our School plans for the Summer School.

Summer School is organised every year to introduce all new-comers to school before the Scholastic year begins in October. The school hours will run from 8.45 am. to 12.15.pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and supervision will be available on Mondays if this should be requested. Extra hours from 8.00 a.m. till 8.45 a.m. and from 12.15pm till 1.00 pm will also be organised subject to demand.

Our Summer School programme invites children who attend our Nursery – Kindergarten to attend but also opens its doors to children who wish to gain the experience at St Cecilia’s just for Summer School. This eases the children’s introduction to school in a less formal environment. Your child will be more settled and confident when starting school in October thanks to the familiarisation with the staff, routine and the surroundings. A school concert will also be organised towards the end of Summer School.

You may email us through the Contact Link or telephone directly on 79435120 for further details.

Transport

Transport may be made available to most areas of Malta. Demand varies from year to year and this conditions availability. Kindly contact the Principal on 79435120 for further details.

Supervision

Supervision outside school hours is available on demand both on school days and from Monday to Friday during school holidays. The children are kept busy playing, reading, singing and enjoying other activities. This supervision during extra hours can be tailored to suit the schedule of parents.

About Us

St. Cecilia’s Kindergarten opened its doors in Attard in 1994. It is located in a central area of Malta, just off Valletta Road and is situated very close to the Corinthia Palace Hotel. The school is housed in a large detached villa with its own large forecourt and garden which lies in a quiet side road just branching off the main artery of Valletta Road. The school is made up of spacious and airy rooms all situated at ground floor level and surrounded by the garden where the children enjoy their play-time. The curriculum at the Nursery/Kindergarten is based on Arts, Crafts and Music and with a particular emphasis placed on the Creative Arts. Owing to the great demand for expansion, a new school was opened in similarly airy and large premises at Tarxien in 2004. This extension to St Cecilia’s KG caters particularly to children hailing from the South of Malta. The schools in Attard and Tarxien work in tandem and both schools share the same Curriculum, objectives and students from both schools wear the same play-suit. Mrs Josanne Vella Bardon (nee Tagliaferro) has been the Principal at St. Cecilia’s Kindergarten from its inception. At the age of sixteen she was awarded a three year Scholarship to pursue her Musical Studies in London. Josanne played and taught music extensively for several years at a number of local and foreign educational institutions before deciding to start a kindergarten which would engender the social and artistic skills of her young students through her favourite medium – Music! The Staff at St. Cecilia’s KG all share her enthusiasm in giving the young students a healthy and happy school environment which naturally elicits positive attitudes on the part of these young toddlers vis-à-vis their further education.

Schools

The address of St Cecilia’s KG in ATTARD is Aquarius P P Rubens Street Attard.

Tel No. 21435120.

The address of St Cecilia’s Kg in TARXIEN is Casa Tagliaferro 63, Napuljun Caruana Dingli Street Tarxien.

Tel No 21667585.

Mrs. Vella Bardon, the school principal may be contacted during office hours on 79435120.

FAQ

  1. From what age and until what age does the Nursery/KG accept children?
    Children from the age of one year three months (approx when they begin to walk) until the age of 5 Years can attend St. Cecilia’s KG. Children do not need to be potty-trained and nappies will be changed in School.
  2. When can parents apply to register their child?
    Parents may register their children preferably about six to nine months in advance. If some places are still available after that then of course children will continue to be accepted.
  3. What are the school times?
    The normal school hours are from 8.45am until 1.00 pm.However extended school hours are available in the school in Attard from 7.30am until 3pm and in the school at Tarxien from 7.30am until 2.30pm. This may vary in order to accommodate the parents’ requirements.
  4. Is transport available?
    This will depend greatly on the needs of the parents. However we will only organise supervised transport by a member of our staff.
  5. How can one contact the school?
    Parents may arrange an appointment to meet the Principal and view the school at any time of the year by phoning on 21435120 in Attard or on 21667585 at the school in Tarxien. Your child will be welcomed by the children in school and may join in some activity during the visit.

 

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Comenius Project

This is a European Union project which is designed to promote communications between students of European countries and to help European students have a better understanding of their own country as well as the other countries involved in the project. This year our Tarxien School has been taking part in just such a project with two other schools, one in Belgium and the other in Turkey. Obviously, our youngsters cannot travel to these countries but the teachers of the participating institutions have had the opportunity to meet three times in their respective countries. Through this activity, the children in these schools have been made aware of the cultural, gastronomic and geographic features of the other schools participating in the project. Thus our children have been learning all about Belgium and Turkey as well as preparing dances and songs as well as various dishes of these countries. This awareness of the diversity within our Continent helps the children to expand their horizons and understanding of different nationalities.  Of course, our staff also benefit considerably from the interaction with teachers of different nationalities and outlooks.