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The Skolasajf service will be returning once again this year, from 12th July till 3rd September, 2021. This year the main theme for Skolasajf will be built upon the slogan An I in every wInner. This slogan aims to punctuate the importance that every individual has his own individual talents which can make him successful in his chosen path. Every person, whether a child and adult, should be encouraged to cultivate their strengths, and to feel good about their abilities. Together we can contribute to be a winning team.

The Skolasajf service is given from State Primary Schools and from the 5 Resource Centres, around Malta and Gozo. It will run for eight weeks from Monday to Friday, from 08:30 till 12:30 hours. An extended service for working parents will also be offered in selected centres, from 07:00 till 08:30 and 12:30 till 17:30 hours. 

of Skolasajf will be staggered over two days, which are the 12th and 13th July 2021.

Children from Year 1 and over will start Skolasajf on Monday 12th July 2021.
Children in Kinder 1 and Kinder 2 will start Skolasajf on Tuesday 13th July 2021.

There will also be daily staggered entry to the centres. This is just one of the guidelines in place issued by the Health Authorities, to help secure health and safety.

The work to make the Skolasajf service run smoothly starts in earnest from months before. In fact, February 2021 saw the opening of the Skolasajf Job Vacancies. The calls are still open and anyone who is interested to apply for any of the various roles can do so via the link . The deadline for each call is listed accordingly.

This link takes the applicant to the FES Recruitment portal, which presents the visitor with a list of all the available roles and the corresponding job descriptions.

Skolasajf workers will be instrumental in the implementation of the Skolasajf Programme. The activities presented in this Programme Manual bring to the attention of the Skolasajf 2021 participants, a number of sub-themes that help explore the main theme ‘An I in every wInner’.

The main theme this year is being complemented by  new Skolasajf logo, which was inspired by the winning design submitted by
Dasa Kitic in the Skolasajf Logo Competition. The competition rewarded the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placed entries with prizes from Robocoach and  Edusell.

The winning entry was based on the concept of a multicolored pinwheel, representing diversity and the contribution that each one of us gives to propel forward our personal and common good.

A pinwheel moves forward thanks to the force of the wind, which is the knowledge that each one of us must cultivate and use to achieve his dreams. Everyone must make sure that the pinwheel continues to spin and turn forward by taking advantage of each opportunity to develop our talents, to grow and learn.

This year the programme will have a number of modifications to help mitigate the conditions brought about by the COVID-19 situation. The measures being taken are in line with the current directives as issued by the Health Authorities. Should these directives change, our service will change accordingly.

The modifications to the programme include the elimination of any outings, concerts, open days, activities of mass groups, mixing between classes, any form of games that include contact between the players, and any visitors to the centres. Students will do activities which are class based and online, taking in consideration social distancing and avoidance of possible times of cross contamination.

FES would also like to bring to the attention of its clients and service users, that all possible health and safety measures will be taken to ensure the wellbeing of children, staff, and guests alike. These include the use of PPE, compulsory temperature readings for anyone entering the centre, advocacy for frequent washing and sanitisation of hands, frequent cleaning and sanitisation of the furniture and premises, and only officially authorised persons will be allowed in the centres.

N.B. While clients are encouraged to apply for the Skolasajf service, it is to be noted that the delivery of the service will depend on the circumstances and on the advice of the Health Authorities, at the time.