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As new schools near completion, Govt sets out opening dates

All pupils will be back in school by September 11, the Gibraltar Government said yesterday as it set out school opening dates for the 2019/2020 academic year which commences in a few weeks time.
The majority of schools will open their doors to pupils as from Monday September 2, but those that are subject to a change of location will open on Wednesday September 11, the day after the National Day Holiday.
This follows a Government vow to “revolutionise” educational establishments in Gibraltar by either rebuilding or refurbishing all of them.
The following schools will start opening their doors to pupils as from Monday September 2: the Hebrew School, Notre Dame, St Bernard’s First and Middle schools, St Martin’s , St Mary’s, St Paul’s and St Joseph’s First and Middle schools.
But a host of other schools will open for pupils on Wednesday September 11.
These include Bishop Fitzgerald school at its new, temporary location at the old St Anne’s School, Governor’s Meadow at their new, temporary location at the old Bayside School, St Anne’s School at its new site next to Notre Dame at Laguna Estate, Westside Comprehensive School at its new site at Waterport, Bayside Comprehensive School at its new premises at Waterport and The Gibraltar College at its current location at Line Wall road.
According to the Government schools which have separate school joining days for different school years will contact parents directly in the usual manner.
All these schools will open for teachers as from August 30 but will open to children as from September 11.
This, the Government said, is to allow the finer detail of the moves of the schools, the induction of teachers and support staff and final preparation by staff to receive pupils.
The College opens on September 11, consistent with the Comprehensives, in view of its consortium teaching arrangement with Bayside and Westside, the Government said.

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