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Arrival and First Day - Day Programme


Emergency Number

(For use outside of office hours only)

24 hours: (+356) 9946 7078
Transport Emergency: (+356) 9924 8774


EC Malta, St. Julian's
St. Martin's College, Swatar Road, Swatar

EC staff

The Day Programme can be booked with or without activities. For the day programme students who book activities, a private EC bus service takes students to and from activities. The students who do not join activities will be dropped off at the EC adult centre in St. Julian's after lunch, where they can meet their parents.

After lunch, students who have booked 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. Day programme students will also attend evening and weekend activities, unless parental permission to miss such activities is provided in writing.

First Day

The first day at school is very important. Please make sure that you are at EC Malta, the adult school, at 7.15am. The address is: EC Malta, Marguerite Mangion Street, St. Julian's. Students must be punctual. Students will then either have lessons at EC Malta, or at St. Martin's College. If students have lessons at St. Martin's College, they will be taken there on the private EC school bus.

Welcome Pack

On the first day, students will receive a Welcome Pack containing an activity programme, timetable and a welcome letter which includes QR codes to access a virtual student handbook and an EC bus stop map.

Placement Test

When students arrive at their school they take a placement test, which assesses their grammar, understanding of set texts, vocabulary, free expression and listening skills. The test takes about 1.5 hours to complete, and the purpose of it is to help the academic Coordinator and the team place students in the right class at the right level. This will maximise the benefits of the student's time at EC and help teachers plan their lessons according to the student's linguistic needs. Whilst the test is being marked, students are given a Welcome Talk.The talk provides more information about the school, the activity programme, general information about Malta, and how to get by on a day-to-day basis. Test scores are assessed and students are placed in class by the start of the second.