• Govt takes heed of teachers school concerns and unveils new plans

    Govt takes heed of teachers school concerns and unveils new plans0

    The Gibraltar Government has taken on board the concerns raised by Gibraltar NASUWT, the teachers’ union, over its proposals for St Martin’s, Bishops Fitzgerald and Governor’s Meadow schools, and yesterday presented altered plans for their construction. These schools will now all be rebuilt as per the new plans outlined by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, Minister

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  • Cortes announces new counsellors for schools

    Cortes announces new counsellors for schools0

    Four new counsellors will be joining local schools to help students facing mental health issues, Minister for Education Dr John Cortes said yesterday. Dr Cortes made the announcement as he opened a training seminar titled “Mental Health, Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Special and Additional Needs” at the University of Gibraltar. While the actual details

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  • Prior Park’s computer focus will benefit other schools

    Prior Park’s computer focus will benefit other schools0

    Prior Park School Gibraltar will invest £150,000 on a new Creative Computer Lab and Make Space with “state of the art” equipment it will share with other schools. These facilities will be used not only for teaching but also in the co-curricular programme enjoyed by all students at the school. This will also be available

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  • Govt stands by school plan, insists teachers are being heard

    Govt stands by school plan, insists teachers are being heard0

    The Gibraltar Government yesterday stood by its plans for two new secondary schools, insisting it was engaged in constructive dialogue with teachers despite differences of opinion, and accusing the GSD of trying to “hijack” the debate for political gain. The government was reacting to GSD claims that it was ignoring the views of teachers, particularly

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  • Early mental health support can bring economic benefits

    Early mental health support can bring economic benefits0

    Offering youngsters mental health counselling in primary school could help to prevent pupils from skipping school, cut crime and lead to higher employment, according to a report. It concludes that early help, such as one-to-one mental health support, can help boost the life chances of children and bring economic benefits. The study, by Pro Bono

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  • Casais wins £52m contract for two new schools

    Casais wins £52m contract for two new schools0

    The Gibraltar Government has awarded Casais the contract to build the two new comprehensive schools at a sum of more than £52 million. According to the Government, this follows a competitive bid process at which four contractors presented proposals. The new Bayside and Westside Schools will be built at Waterport, to a design by GC

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