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FAQ's - Skolasajf

What is Skolasajf?
Skolasajf is an 8 week programme for children between 3 and 16 years of age, offered during the summer holidays. The service is not offered on public holidays and weekends.

What are the Skola Sajf hours of operation?
The core hours are from 08:30hrs until 12:30hrs. These hours are available at all of our centres around Malta and Gozo. However, there are selected centres around the islands that offer extended hours of service for working parents only, between 07:00hrs – 08:30hrs, and 12:30hrs – 17:30hrs. The centres are listed on the application form. 

How will I know that the applications are available?
Applications will be distributed to all primary school children attending State Schools. Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit the Foundation for Educational Services’ Facebook Page or 
web​site for regular updates. They may also access the application at the website.

How can I apply?
Interested parents/guardians can either apply through the 
online portal​, through any Maltapost branch, at the One Stop Shop in Floriana and in all the regional hubs.

Is there a break during Santa Maria’s week?
Skolasajf will be open throughout Santa Maria week; however, service will not be offered on the 15th August.

My child has an LSE during the scholastic year. Can I still apply?
Yes. Skolasajf is an inclusive summer school. FES provides the service of a child support worker (CSW), who will assist to the child’s individual needs. The service of a child support worker is against the Statementing Report Number at application level and the presentation of the Statementing Report, the Individual Educational Programme (IEP) and the Psychological Report. A copy of such documents is to be handed to the centre coordinator. The allocation of Child Support Workers (CSW) will be at the discretion of FES. Every case will be taken into consideration individually.

How do I inform you that my child needs a CSW?
The Statementing Board Report Number needs to be written down on the application form. Failure to do so may result in the child not being allocated a CSW and/ or termination of service. All the necessary documents will need to be presented to the Centre Coordinator at the start of service.  

Is the fee refundable?
There is a cooling off period is till 31st May 2020. No refunds will be affected after 31st May.

Are there any other fees?
If you book your child/ren for extended hours of service. The service is offered to working parents only, and the fee is of €0.80 to the hour. Some outings may also carry fees for transportation and entry to the venues.

Can I apply in two centres?
Children cannot be registered in more than one centre. However, parents can ask for a transfer. It is at the discretion of the centre whether such transfer can be affected or not. We recommend  that children are enrolled in one centre since we believe that children benefit more if a good relationship with the staff and other children in their centre is established for the whole eight weeks of the Skolasajf programme.

How are children grouped?
Children are grouped according to the date of birth.  For smaller centres, children are grouped up to a maximum of two (2) year groups per class.

What activities will my child/ren be doing?
Children attending the Skolasajf programme engage in a structured programme of activities that range from arts and crafts, games and sports, amateur dramatics, storytelling and singing, and cookery. Such activities are based on the current Skolasjf theme.  There are also a number of educational talks and outings, organised in collaboration with a number of stakeholders. Each activity and outings is tailored according to the age group of the children. Fees for outings which include entrance fees and transport will be borne by parents.

What is the theme for Skola Sajf 2020?
The theme for Skolasajf 2020 is ‘My Planet My Home’.