The present school was officially opened and blessed on 13 March 1964. The school was closed again in 1978 and was turned into a hostel.
The inhabitants of San Lawrenz were not happy with this decision. During this time the children of San Lawrenz had to attend Gharb Primary School.
The school was reopened inSeptember 1987 for the kindergarten classonly. The school continued to increase a class each year untill 1992 the school was complete.
This school is still functioning today and bears the name of Dun Salv Portelli, the first parish priest.