Laura Vicuna School as it is known today was primarily a convent for the Salesian nuns known as the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. The School first opened its doors to students in October 1970 when it was decided by the Gozo Salesian nuns that part of the convent would be used as a school. Consecutively a class was added each year until 1978 when the school started offering classes from Kindergarten to Year 6. Since then the Gozo Salesian community has been educating children from all over Gozo.
Over the years, students have pursued their studies to Secondary School level and beyond, to take their place in the workplace, the academic world and society itself. We as Salesians take great pride in what they have achieved.
The school ethos, in line with Don Bosco’s teachings, nurtures the holistic development of the person. This in itself is deeply rooted in our Roman Catholic belief that each of us is loved by God and therefore worthy of respect. We therefore strive and commit ourselves so that every child that attends our school enjoys the process of education and can benefit from this experience all throughout life.
At Laura Vicuna School we aim to educate the children for life in a happy environment based on reciprocal love and in the spirit of Don Bosco’s Preventive System of Religion, Reason and Loving Kindness.
Our School Motto is “Age Quod Agis” in Latin which means "Do Whatever You’re Doing Well". This was Laura Vicuña’s life passport.