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Summer Camp Island Day Programme

MALTA



The Day Programme is a great addition to a family holiday. It involves summertime fun by the seaside plus English language learning in a safe and nurturing environment. Each day is filled with great lessons and lots of exciting activities.

Summer Camp Island Day Programme

What's Included

  • General English course - 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)
  • Course materials

  • End of course certificate

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):

    • 5 half-day activities p/w
  • Supervised EC bus to and from all activities (and school when needed)

Dates available

  • 19 June - 25 August 2017

Ages

  • 7 - 13

Emergency Number

  • (+356) 9946 7078 / Transport Emergency: (+356) 9924 8774

This programme does NOT include accommodation. We recommend that parents book accommodation within easy reach of the EC adult centre in St.Julian's.

Getting to school & activities

  • A private EC bus service will take students to and from school and activities. Students will be picked up and dropped off at the EC adult centre in St. Julian's. Parents should ensure that their children are at the adult centre every morning for the bus.

  • The Day Programme can be booked with or without activities. For those students who would like to join activities, a private EC bus service takes students to and from activities. Those students who do not join the activity programme will be dropped off at the EC adult centre after lunch, where they can meet their parents.


Meals

Lunch 
Lunch is served at St. Martin's College from Monday to Friday. Different food stalls will be set up so that students will have a choice of dishes, and each day students can choose to eat from whichever stall they prefer. The options could include fresh salads, pizza, pasta, soup, sushi, and more. Vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options will be available every day.

Dietary Requirements

 If students have specific diet requirements (e.g. Gluten free / vegetarian / Halal), EC must be informed of this prior to the student's arrival.

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

Accommodation


Supervision

EC Social Leaders take care of the students from when the parents drop them off in the morning until they are collected again later in the afternoon. EC Social Leaders undergo vigorous in-house training and are provided at a ratio of 1 social leader per 15 students.


Learning centre

Week 1 - Week 2
EC Malta
St. Julian's
 
Week 3 - Final Week
St. Martin's College
Swatar Road
Swatar

Students attend lessons with other EC students at one of our junior centres; in St. Julian's or at St. Martin’s College. All schools provide a safe and comfortable environment which is highly conducive to English language learning.

Course: General English
20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.

Our teachers make the course interesting and fun with lessons planned around topics designed to stimulate young people.

First Day

On the first Monday of the course, students are picked up by the private EC bus from EC’s Adult Centre in St Julians at 7:15. They will sit for a placement test in order to assess their level of English language proficiency and to place them in the appropriate class for their level.

Students will receive a Welcome Pack at their accommodation if the address is provided to EC prior to student's arrival. Otherwise students will receive their Welcome Pack on the first day of school. The Welcome Pack contains a map, EC emergency numbers, a timetable, safety instructions, an activity programme, school rules and a student card.

After lunch students who have booked to attend the activity programme will be taken directly to afternoon activities. Following the afternoon activity, students will be returned by the private EC bus to join their family. 

After school and a hot lunch, students who are not attending activities will be taken back to the EC adult centre. Alternatively, parents can request for students to skip lunch and be dropped off immediately after lessons.

Attendance

All students must attend school on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed, due to illness, for example. If the student is ill during school hours a member of staff will, if required, accompany him/her to the hospital (out-patients).

Educational materials

Course materials are provided, students should bring their own notebook and pen.

Extra Activity

  • Optional activities include:
  • Diving 4 half-day lessons of PADI Open Water for beginners and PADI Advanced for experienced divers
  • Sicily Trip Full day trip with a guided tour including a visit to Mount Etna, the largest and most active volcano in Europe
  • All extra options substitute other activities


Please view a 3 week sample programme here

Sample Programme
  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S    
M Placement Test & Lessons Valletta & 5D Show                                 
T Themed Lessons Indoor Sports  
W Themed Lessons Splash and Fun Waterpark
T Themed Lessons Arts & Crafts  
F Themed Lessons Beach Club  
S    
S  
M Themed Lessons Surfside Lunch & Swimming  
T Themed Lessons Mdina Treasure Hunt  
W Themed Lessons Arts & Crafts  
T Themed Lessons EC Master Chef  
F Themed Lessons Swimming Pretty Bay  
S Departures

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day


Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Alcohol consumption

No under 18 years old are allowed to drink alcohol.The consumption of alcohol by Young Learners students is not allowed. Students who consume alcohol risk being expelled from EC and repatriated to their home country at their own expense.

Drugs

The consumption and / or possession of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion.

Smoking

The legal age for smoking in Malta is 18 years. Smoking is not permitted during any part of this programme.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is unsatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are given an Initial Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay, such as tuition, accommodation and leisure. The form also allows students the opportunity to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay such that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home country.

Expulsion

EC reserves the right to expel for any of the reasons including but not limited to the circumstances listed below:

  • Possession and / or use of any illegal drugs
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Malicious damage to school property and/or place of accommodation
  • Being a danger to his / her own safety or that of other students
  • Breaking Maltese law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons

In any of the above circumstances the student will be informed that their classes are going to be terminated with immediate effect. Simultaneously EC will inform the student’s agent about the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken. EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for him or her. No refunds will be given to any student who has been expelled.

Course Certificate
Students must attend all lessons and organised activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate.

Discipline
In order to manage student behaviour, EC staff may issue a formal warning, notify parents, ban students from an activity or withhold the End of Course Certificate, if the student misbehaves.