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Malta Academy

Welcome to the AX Seashells Resort at Suncrest – a hotel in which you can watch the sunrise from the comfort of your bed while sipping your morning coffee. Catch the best sea views on the island from a leading 4-star Qawra accommodation. 

The Suncrest Hotel is in on the north coast of Malta overlooking the clear Mediterranean Sea. Qawra is only 10 minutes away on foot from Bugibba and St. Paul’s Bay, where one can find grocery stores, pharmacies, souvenir shops, restaurants, Internet cafes and a cinema. The beautiful sandy beaches of Malta`s north coast are only a few minutes drive away, while the capital Valletta and the shopping centres of Sliema are within approximately half an hour away. The hotel is also conveniently located next to various bus stops, which allows full mobility to the entire island.

Quick Facts

Location: Situated in Qawra a few minutes away from Bugibba & St Pauls Bay

Dates: 27th of June to the 9th of August

Ages: 12 – 17

Facilities: Based at a leading 4-star Hotel in Qawra students are typically placed in a mix of twin or triple rooms with other students of the same gender. All rooms are served with an ensuite bathroom, ample storage space and flat screen tv’s. Also available will be a dedicated restaurant and games areas.

Emergency Number: +356 9946 7078

Accommodation

Based at a leading 4-star Hotel in Qawra students are typically placed in a mix of twin or triple rooms with other students of the same gender. All rooms are served with an ensuite bathroom, ample storage space and flat screen tv’s. The hotel also has its own restaurants and social spaces for games and relaxing.

Specialised Courses Include

  • Coding & Gaming
  • Multi Activity
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving

Malta Facilities

Classrooms

All Classrooms are based on site at the hotel and equipped with free wifi, projectors & pc’s. There is a maximum of 12 students in each General English class.

Dining Hall

The dining hall called It-Tokk that will be used for Breakfast and dinner is located on the lower ground floor by the deck and swimming pool area. Both these meals will be a buffet service. 

Lunch is served in a different restaurant at the Hotel and consist of both hot and cold dishes. We can cater for gluten or wheat free, celiac and vegetarian diets. It is important that any dietary requests are made known to us in advance of arrival.

 

Internet Facilities

Wifi is available throughout.

Mobile Phones

Students can bring their mobile phones but must not use them in class or activities unless directed to.

Shops

The area the hotel is situated in has numerous shops and small grocers that students can buy day to day necessities from.

The Academy Office

Someone will be available on site to assist the students at all times.

Swimming Pool

There are both indoor and outdoor swimming pools that may be used at the hotel.

Laundry

On a specific day each week personal laundry will be collected and washed. It will be returned to the hotel the next day to be collected by the students.

Cleaning

Rooms and communal areas are cleaned every other day, linen and towels are changed at least once a week.

Towels

Bed linen and towels are provided. Students should bring their own beach towels.

Safe

There is one safe per room available for free that students can share.

Keys

Room keys

Night Security

There is a supervisor at this centre who is on duty 24/7. They will be carrying out spot checks but also be available should the students need anything.

Welfare and Medical

 A number of residence staff live in at the hotel and are responsible for the students welfare.  They will assist with waking them up each day, making sure they eat well and are happy and participating. The students can talk to their team about any problems they may have. Doctors can be called on site if a student isn’t feeling well at an extra charge and students are taken to a clinic/hospital by the Welfare team if it is something more serious. It is important that the student has Insurance or a European Health card as otherwise they will have to pay at the clinic/hospital.

Mornings

Each weekday morning students will have lessons from 9:00am until 12:30pm. There will be three hours of lessons with two breaks: one for 10 minutes and one for 20 minutes. There will be a snack and drink provided during the 20-minute break.

Afternoons

Each afternoon EC Academy students will take part in their chosen specialist course.

The choice of courses available is: Sailing, Multi Activities, Diving & Coding and Gaming It is possible to change course from week to week but it must be confirmed by the agent or parent through Admissions at Head Office by 3pm on the Friday before the Monday of each week.

We cannot do course changes from day to day or mid-week except for proven medical reasons.

Malta Specialist Courses

Multi Activities

Students on this programme will do a variety of sports and excursions each afternoon. Below is an example of the sports and activities offered over the course of one week.

See sample programme

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8.45-9.00 Assembly Full-day Excursion Full-day Excursion
9.00-10.00 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
10.00-0.10 Break
10.10-1.10 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
11.10-1.30 Break
11.30-2.30 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
  Lunch
Afternoon Treasure Hunt and Swimming Team games and swimming Half-day Excursion Art and team games Mini Olympics and drama
  Dinner
Evening Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

Sailing

This programme gives students the opportunity to take advantage of fully qualified and experienced instructors – accredited by the Malta Young Sailors Club in Malta. The students set sail on the crystal clear Mediterranean sea from the sea-side town of St Pauls Bay. Students learn basic nautical skills and may sail a variety of boats. Buoyancy aids are provided. Students will be awarded with a certificate or higher depending on their level, duration and boats used.

See sample programme

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8.45-9.00 Assembly Full-day Excursion Full-day Excursion
9.00-10.00 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
10.00-0.10 Break
10.10-1.10 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
11.10-1.30 Break
11.30-2.30 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
  Lunch
Afternoon Level Assessment, Knot Practice and Sailing Rigging Theory, background and sailing Half-day Excursion Launching and landing the boat Practise new sailing techniques and manoeuvres
  Dinner
Evening Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

Diving

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. During the course, students will make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of a local PADI Instructor (instructor to student ratio is up to 1:3). The students will dive four times a week, each session lasting four hours. Malta is constantly rated one of the best diving locations in the Mediterranean, with crystal blue waters and lots of sites near the shoreline.

 

See sample programme

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8.45-9.00 Assembly Full-day Excursion Full-day Excursion
9.00-10.00 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
10.00-0.10 Break
10.10-1.10 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
11.10-1.30 Break
11.30-2.30 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
  Lunch
Afternoon Basic Scuba Principles Confined Water Dive Confined Water Dive Open Water Dive Open Water Dive
  Dinner
Evening Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

 

Coding and Gaming

In Malta the programme is brought to students by PWC. Students will use games like Fortnite, Overwatch, Minecraft or League of Legends to further their understanding of the industry. These sessions will unleash students’ creative potential, enabling them to develop new ideas for the challenges they face everyday. They will be introduced to different creative thinking and idea generation techniques and shown how to use these to identify, analyse and take advantage of opportunities.

See sample programme

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8.45-9.00 Assembly Full-day Excursion Full-day Excursion
9.00-10.00 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
10.00-0.10 Break
10.10-1.10 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
11.10-1.30 Break
11.30-2.30 Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
  Lunch
Afternoon Gaming 101Improve gaming Skills Half-day Excursion Design Graphic & Animation Project Presentation
  Dinner
Evening Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour Whole school activity hour

This is a sample programme and activities, content and days may change according to the actual programme on-site.

The Meal Plan

Breakfast

Breakfast includes a lavish continental and English buffet spread, along with Teas, Coffees, Juices and more

Lunch

All our lunches offer a varied and balanced diet with options and preferences for all students.

Students are offered lunch either whilst out on activity or at the School between Monday to Friday. At school students are offered a variety of either hot or cold lunches depending on the day. The options may include fresh salads, cold pastas, chicken, different bread varieties and more.

Packed lunches are usually offered on the weekends when student will be out for the full day.

Dinner

Three-course style buffets meal with a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Water will be available with dinner.

Dietary Requirements

Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability and a weekly fee.

Water

Temperatures in Malta during summer are quite high; therefore students need to drink plenty of water. Whilst water is provided during meals and at school, students will be expected to buy bottled water at other times. It is important to take this into account when evaluating the amount of pocket money needed.

07.30-.8.30 BREAKFAST
10.30-10.50 MORNING SNACK (Monday to Friday)
12.30-13.15 LUNCH*
17.30-18.45 DINNER*
(At weekends this is 18.30 - 19.15 as they are returning from excursions)
22.00-23.00 EVENING SNACK

*Lunch/Dinner times can vary depending on the activity/excursions

See sample programme

 WEEK 1 27 JUN - 3 JUL

 SATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
June 27June 28June 29June 30July 1July 2July 3
 MorningDepartures/Arrivals or Esplora Science Centre & BeachDepartures/Arrivals or South of Malta TourTests/LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 AfternoonDepartures/Arrivals or Esplora Science Centre & BeachDepartures/Arrivals or South of Malta Tour

Harbour Cruise

 

Sandy Beach

 

Valletta & Malta Experience

Visit to Wied Iz-Zurrieq

National Aquarium
 EveningOrientation/Movie Night

Sunset Cruise

Foam Party

Beach BBQInternational Night PartyCinema, BugibbaLaser Tag & Shopping

 

 WEEK 2

4 JUL - 10 JUL

 SATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
July 4July 5July 6July 7July 8July 9July 10
 MorningDepartures/Arrivals or North of Malta TourDepartures/Arrivals or Gozo Hop On Hop OffLessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 AfternoonDepartures/Arrivals or North of Malta TourDepartures/Arrivals or Gozo Hop On Hop Off

Water Park

 

Bowling

 

Comino

Sliema Beach & Shopping

Visit of Mdina & Crafts Village
 EveningSaturday Night Party

Sports Night

White Neon Party

Go Karting Grand PrixIn-House ActivityInternational Night PartyMaltese Night

 

 WEEK 3 11 JUL - 17 JUL SATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
July 11July 12July 13July 14July 15July 16July 17
 MorningDepartures/Arrivals or Esplora Science Centre & BeachDepartures/Arrivals or South of Malta TourTests/LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 AfternoonDepartures/Arrivals or Esplora Science Centre & BeachDepartures/Arrivals or South of Malta Tour

Harbour Cruise

 

Sandy Beach

 

Valletta & Malta Experience

Visit to Wied Iz-Zurrieq

National Aquarium
 EveningOrientation/Movie Night

Sunset Cruise

Foam Party

Beach BBQInternational Night PartyCinema, BugibbaLaser Tag & Shopping

 

 WEEK 4 18 JUL - 24 JUL SATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
July 18July 19July 20July 21July 22July 23July 24
 MorningDepartures/Arrivals or North of Malta TourDepartures/Arrivals or Gozo Hop On Hop OffLessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 AfternoonDepartures/Arrivals or North of Malta TourDepartures/Arrivals or Gozo Hop On Hop Off

Water Park

 

Bowling

 

Comino

Sliema Beach & Shopping

Visit of Mdina & Crafts Village
 EveningSaturday Night Party

Sports Night

White Neon Party

Go Karting Grand PrixIn-House ActivityInternational Night PartyMaltese Night

 

 WEEK 5

25 JUL - 31 JUL

 SATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
July 25July 26July 27July 28July 29July 30July 31
 MorningDepartures/Arrivals or Esplora Science Centre & BeachDepartures/Arrivals or South of Malta TourTests/LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 AfternoonDepartures/Arrivals or Esplora Science Centre & BeachDepartures/Arrivals or South of Malta Tour

Harbour Cruise

 

Sandy Beach

 

Valletta & Malta Experience

Visit to Wied Iz-Zurrieq

National Aquarium
 EveningOrientation/Movie Night

Sunset Cruise

Foam Party

Beach BBQInternational Night PartyCinema, BugibbaLaser Tag & Shopping

 

 WEEK 6

1 AUG - 7 AUG

 SATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
August 1August 2August 3August 4August 5 August 6August 7
 MorningDepartures/Arrivals or North of Malta TourDepartures/Arrivals or Gozo Hop On Hop OffLessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons
 AfternoonDepartures/Arrivals or North of Malta TourDepartures/Arrivals or Gozo Hop On Hop Off

Water Park

 

Bowling

 

Comino

Sliema Beach & Shopping

Visit of Mdina & Crafts Village
 EveningSaturday Night Party

Sports Night

White Neon Party

Go Karting Grand PrixIn-House ActivityInternational Night PartyMaltese Night

  

Please note that since this is a sample programme activities and days may change according to numbers or supplier availability