The Staff


The overall management of the school falls under the responsibility of the Headmistress Sr Giovannita Briffa, who is supported by three Assistant Heads, Ms Lorraine Vella for Kindergarten (Kinder 1 & 2), Ms Kathleen Caruana Salafia for the Early Years (Years 1, 2 & 3) and Ms Giselle Cassar for the Junior Classes (Years 4, 5 & 6). Together with the School Secretary, Ms Maryanne 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 5 persons in the administration sector, 19 teachers, 23 LSEs, 2 kindergarten Assistants, 2 spiritual directors, 1 IT technician, 8 employees as part of the domestic staff and 2 persons who take care of the General Maintenance. This totals a staff 63 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
Ms Lorraine Vella
Secretary Ms Maryanne Mercieca
Teachers Ms Rachel Bugeja
Ms Alexia Calleja
Ms Juana Camilleri
Mr Joel Cassar
Ms Stephanie Camilleri
Ms Anna Caruana
Ms Suzanne Caruana
Ms Marisianne Debono Marquette
Ms Joanne Gatt
Ms Madeline George
Ms Josette Gonzi
Ms Lydia Grech
Ms Rita Grech
Ms Natalia Grixti
Ms Roana Grixti
Ms Anna Labadie
Ms Charmaine Portelli
Ms Julie Zahra
Ms Marisa Zerafa
Kindergarten Assistants Ms Graziella Azzopardi
Ms Kimblery Aquilina
Ms Daniela Micallef
Ms Maria Pia Vella
IT Technician Mr Rennie Marquette
LSEs Ms Abigail Axiaq
Ms Doris Azzopardi
Ms Susan Bonnici
Ms Louise Borg
Ms Bernice Briffa
Ms Gianella Bugeja Muscat
Ms Michelle Camilleri
Ms Antonella Caruana
Ms Marie Claire Caruana
Ms Rhian Caruana
Ms Gretel Casha
Ms Kathleen Cauchi
Ms Clara Cremona
Ms Helen Cremona
Ms Maria Cuschieri
Ms Suzanne Cutajar
Ms Yanica Debono
Ms Isabella Galea
Ms Antoinette Gauci
Ms Giorgiana Mallia
Ms Caroline Tonna
Ms Marion Vella
Ms Maria Xuereb Veneziani
Spiritual Director Fr Tony Briffa (ofm)
Fr Charles Attard
Domestic Staff Ms Graziella Azzopardi
Ms Josianne Buttigieg
Ms Josephine Cuschieri
Ms Marie Claire Muscat
Ms Rita Muscat
Ms Shirley Rita Pisani
Ms Jospehine Portelli
Mr Christopher Piscopo
School Maintenance Mr Leon Aquilina
Mr Vince Briffa