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FAQ's - Skolasajf


What is 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 sent via emailto all primary school children attending State Schools. Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit the Foundation for Educational Services’ Facebook Page or 
website 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​, at the One Stop Shop in Floriana and in all the hubs. Hubs: - Birgu
Kumpless Aċċess, Triq San Dwardu, Birgu, BRG 9032 - Birkirkara
30, Ċentru Ċiviku, Livell 1, Triq Tumas Fenech, Birkirkara, BKR 2524 - Fgura
Triq il-Kampanella, Fgura, FGR 1693 - Ħal Lija
Triq il-Kbira, Ħal Lija, LJA 1509 - Ħal Luqa
89, Triq Pawlu Magri, Ħal Luqa, LQA 1470 - Ħal Qormi
Triq l-Oratorju, Ħal Qormi, QRM 1042 - Ħamrun
1, Triq l-Iskola, Ħamrun, HMR 1782 - Ħaż-Żebbuġ
Bini tal-Gvern, Blokk 1, Flat 2, Triq Sciortino, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, ZBG 1964 - Mosta
Ċentru Ċiviku, Triq il-Parroċċa, il-Mosta, MST 9059 - Msida
174/175, Triq il-Wied, l-Imsida MSD 9029 - Naxxar
Ċentru Ċiviku, Vjal il-21 ta’ Settembru, Naxxar, NXR 1018 - Qawra
Kumpless Aċċess, Triq il-Frejgatina, Il-Qawra, SPB 1273 - Rabat
Ċentru Ċiviku, Triq San Kataldu, Rabat, RBT 1528 - Raħal Ġdid (Kunsill Lokali)
Kunsill Lokali, Ġnien Pawlu Boffa, Triq il-Knisja, Raħal Ġdid, PLA 1075 - Raħal Ġdid (Ċentru Ċiviku)
5, Ċentru Ċiviku, Pjazza Antoine de Paule, Raħal Ġdid, PLA 1266 - San Ġwann
c/o Għassa tal-Pulizija, Triq in-Naxxar, San Ġwann, SGN 9029 - Sliema
101, Triq Sir Adrian Dingli, Tas-Sliema, SLM 1905 - Valletta
Kumpless Aċċess, 72, Triq Melita, Valletta, VLT 1120 - Ħaż-Żabbar
Ċentru Ċiviku, Triq il-Kunvent, Żabbar, ZBR 1351 - Żejtun
9, Triq il-Madonna tal-Ħniena, Żejtun, ZTN 2201 - Żurrieq
1, Triq Dun Ġużepp Zammit, Żurrieq, ZRQ 1103

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 till 31st May 2021. 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.

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) years 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, organised in collaboration with a number of stakeholders. Each activity is tailored according to the age group of the children.

What is the theme for Skola Sajf 2121?
The theme for Skolasajf 2021 is ‘An ‘I’ in every Winner’. 

Can the remaining balance of payment made during Klabb 3-16 in winter be carried forward to Skolasajf?
The remaining balance cannot be used to pay for the registration fee oSkolasajf. However,  it can be used during the extra hours of service in the afternoon. Balance needs to be used within a year of payment. ​ 

Will Skolasajf be following any measures related to COVID 19?
Skolasajf will be following the guidelines according to the specific setup of the Kindergarten and Primary school respectively and in line with other guidelines as issued from time to time by the Public Health Authorities.

Does Skolasajf organise transport?
The FES organises transport through MFED for children attending Resource Centres. In case of centres who do not reach the required quota, FES retains the right not to open the centre. In such case, transport is also organised for parents who opt to send their children to another centre.

When will I know when FES decides which centres will not open for Skolasajf?
The FES decides which centres will not open for Skolasajf based on the number of registrations received for each centre. Parents will be notified of such decision after the closing date of the registrations.