The Staff


The overall management of the school falls under the responsibility of the Headmistress Sr Giovannita Briffa, who is supported by two Assistant Heads Ms Kathleen Caruana Salafia for the Early Years (Kinder - Year 3) and Ms Giselle Cassar for the Junior Classes (Years 4 - 6). Together with the School Secretary, Ms Marianne Mercieca they make the SMT (School Management Team) and are responsible for decision-making and the well-being of all the stakeholders within the school.


At present the school staff is made up of 4 persons in the administration sector, 15 teachers, 15 LSAs, 2 kinderGarten assistants, a spiritual director, 1 IT technician, 7 employees as part of the domestic staff and 2 persons who take care of the General Maintenance. This totals a staff of around 40 dedicated persons who work hard as a team to ensure that St Francis School B’Kara offers a unique Educational Experience for all students, staff and parents. The Directorate of Services in Education Secretarial for Catholic Education offers the services of various professionals namely, an INCO (Inclusion Coordinator), a counsellor, a social worker and a psychologist who visit the school on a regular basis to ensure that all stakeholders within the school are given support, should they require it.


Headmistress Sr. Giovannita Briffa
Assistant Heads Ms Kathleen Caruana Salafia
Ms Giselle Cassar
Secretary Ms Marianne Mercieca
Teachers Ms Rachel Bugeja
Ms Alexia Calleja
Ms Stephanie Camilleri
Ms Anna Caruana
Ms Suzanne Caruana
Ms Marisianne Debono Marquette
Ms Juana Dimech
Ms Joanne Gatt
Ms Madeline George
Ms Josette Gonzi
Ms Rita Grech
Ms Roana Grixti
Ms Charmaine Portelli
Ms Julie Zahra
Ms Marisa Zerafa
Kindergarten Assistant Ms Graziella Azzopardi
Ms Daniela Micallef
IT Technician Mr Rennie Marquette
LSAs Ms Abigail Attard
Ms Doris Azzopardi
Ms Susan Bonnici
Ms Louise Borg
Ms Bernice Briffa
Ms Antonella Caruana
Ms Marie Claire Caruana
Ms Gretel Casha
Ms Clara Cremona
Ms Helen Cremona
Ms Maria Cuschieri
Ms Isabella Galea
Ms Antoinette Gauci
Ms Gianella Muscat
Ms Maria Xuereb Veneziani
Spiritual Director Fr Tony Briffa (ofm)
Domestic Staff Ms Theresa Abela
Ms Graziella Azzopardi
Ms Josianne Buttigieg
Ms Rita Muscat
Ms Shirley Rita Pisani
Ms Jospehine Portelli
Mr Christopher Piscopo
School Maintenance Mr Leon Aquilina
Mr Vince Briffa