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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 Skolasajf 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 and their hours of operation are listed on the application form. 

 

How will I know that the applications are available?
The general public will be notified via:

·         Printed adverts in the local newspapers

·         Press releases in the printed and broadcast media

·         The FES FB page and website

·         The FES newsletter

·         An email sent to clients via the FES system

·         An email sent to all State Primary Schools


How can I apply?
Interested parents/guardians can apply either through the online portal​, or in person
at the One Stop Shop in Floriana and in all the servizz.gov hubs.

Servizz.gov Hubs:

servizz.gov - Birgu
Kumpless Aċċess, Triq San Dwardu, Birgu, BRG 9032 

servizz.gov - Birkirkara
30, Ċentru Ċiviku, Livell 1, Triq Tumas Fenech, Birkirkara, BKR 2524

servizz.gov - Fgura
Triq il-Kampanella, Fgura, FGR 1693

servizz.gov - Ħal Lija
Triq il-Kbira, Ħal Lija, LJA 1509

servizz.gov - Ħal Luqa
89, Triq Pawlu Magri, Ħal Luqa, LQA 1470

servizz.gov - Ħal Qormi
Triq l-Oratorju, Ħal Qormi, QRM 1042
 

servizz.gov - Ħamrun
1, Triq l-Iskola, Ħamrun, HMR 1782
 

servizz.gov - Ħaż-Żebbuġ
Bini tal-Gvern, Blokk 1, Flat 2, Triq Sciortino, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, ZBG 1964
 

servizz.gov - Mosta
Ċentru Ċiviku, Triq il-Parroċċa, il-Mosta, MST 9059

servizz.gov - Msida
174/175, Triq il-Wied, l-Imsida MSD 9029

servizz.gov - Naxxar
Ċentru Ċiviku, Vjal il-21 ta’ Settembru, Naxxar, NXR 1018

servizz.gov - Qawra
Kumpless Aċċess, Triq il-Frejgatina, Il-Qawra, SPB 1273

servizz.gov - Rabat
Ċentru Ċiviku, Triq San Kataldu, Rabat, RBT 1528
 

servizz.gov - Raħal Ġdid (Kunsill Lokali)
Kunsill Lokali, Ġnien Pawlu Boffa, Triq il-Knisja, Raħal Ġdid, PLA 1075
 

servizz.gov - Raħal Ġdid (Ċentru Ċiviku)
5, Ċentru Ċiviku, Pjazza Antoine de Paule, Raħal Ġdid, PLA 1266

servizz.gov - San Ġwann
c/o Għassa tal-Pulizija, Triq in-Naxxar, San Ġwann, SGN 9029
 

servizz.gov - Sliema
101, Triq Sir Adrian Dingli, Tas-Sliema, SLM 1905

servizz.gov - Valletta
Kumpless Aċċess, 72, Triq Melita, Valletta, VLT 1120
 

servizz.gov - Ħaż-Żabbar
Ċentru Ċiviku, Triq il-Kunvent, Żabbar, ZBR 1351

servizz.gov - Żejtun
9, Triq il-Madonna tal-Ħniena, Żejtun, ZTN 2201

servizz.gov - 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, should the 15th of August fall on a weekday, the service will not be offered on the day.


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 the child in his individual needs. The service of a child support worker is provided if there is  the Statementing Report Number at application level, and the subsequent presentation of the Statementing Report, the Individual Educational Programme (IEP), and the Psychological Report. The Centre Coordinator will contact the parents for a copy of such documents prior to the start of Skolasajf
. 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 has 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 have to be presented to the Centre Coordinator before commencement of service.

 

Are there any other fees?
There is an hourly fee if child/ren are booked for the 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 FES Head Office 
whether such transfer can be affected or not. It is  recommended  that children are retained in one centre since 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 difference of two (2) years
per class.

What activities will my child/ren be doing?
The Skolasajf Programme includes a variety of centres-based activities, all tailored according to the age group of the children. Staff members in all the centres follow a detailed Programme Manual of activities, which span a number of learning domains such as arts and crafts, science experiments, story-telling, and games.

Physical activity will also form part of the daily schedule as children engage in a sports and games programme. The centre-based programme will be complemented by other activities thanks to the participation of partners, which may be online or within the centre. Visitors at the centres can only be confirmed later nearer to the commencement date, depending on the circumstances, and abiding by guidelines issued by the Health Authorities.

 

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 o
Skolasajf. However, it can be used to pay forthe extra hours of service offered in the morning or in the afternoon, before the core hours. Any remaining balance has 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 the case of centres that do not reach the required quota of registrations, FES retains the right not to open these centres. In such case, FES offers free transport to the nearest Skolasajf centre in a nearby locality.

 

When will I know when FES decides which centres will not open for Skolasajf?
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.