Minister of Interior Patrice Cellario, accompanied by Director of Education, Youth and Sport Isabelle Bonnal, was at François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré (FANB) Primary School on the Rocher this morning as Year 2 pupils headed back to school after the holidays.
“The first day of the new school year is an important event and I wanted to be here to welcome the new headmistress and the pupils at François d’Assise – Nicolas Barré Primary School,” said the Minister.
The three Year 2 classes were greeted at 9.30 am by new headmistress Nathalie Damasco, who taught at Condamine Primary School last year.
FANB Primary School has 360 pupils representing 40 different nationalities.
Today sees 5,745 pupils return to school in the Principality: 4,489 to state-run schools and 1,256 to private schools operating under contract. They will be supervised by 858 staff, including 514 teachers.