Church Schools

Church School Admissions 2021-2022

The process of Church Schools Entry in Malta determines the admission of children at Kindergarten 1 and 2, at Year 1 Primary and at Form 1.  This year we also have admission for girls at Year 4 at St Monica Gzira.

Regulations for Church Schools in Gozo will be published at the end of January.

Church Schools Entry is linked to the year of birth.  Application for entry at the different levels proceeds according to the instructions given hereunder.

Application process details

DATES – FILLING OF APPLICATIONS – CRITERIA 1

Due to COVID-19 all the Admissions process will be held online.

APPLICATIONS – FIRST CRITERIA:  MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

Children from Church Homes / Children of Employees in the Same School / Siblings / Transfers /Exempted from attendance / Children from Church Schools without Continuity and Children of Employees in Another School (Para. 1a-1ġ)

  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 and  7786 5241 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m as follows:

    Surnames A to C on Monday, 30 th November.
    Surnames D to M on Tuesday, 1 st December.
    Surnames N to Z on Wednesday, 2 nd December.
    All surnames on Thursday and Friday 3rd and 4th December                                                         

HELPLINE BEFORE THE OPENING OF APPLICATIONS – SERIOUS CASES:

Serious Cases – First Criteria:

Children from Church Homes / Children of Employees in the Same School / Siblings / Transfers /Exempted from attendance / Children from Church Schools without Continuity and Children of Emoloyees in Another School (Para. 1a-1ġ)

  • Parents may phone our support line on 2590 6755/6 from Monday 23 November till Wednesday 25 November between 8:30 a.m and 2:30 a.m for any questions they might have before applying.

 LATE APPLICATIONS MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

  Late Applications of Criteria 1 (Para. 1 a-ġ):

  • online on https://church.mt/applications from Monday 14 December to Friday 18 December, 2020
  • In case of difficulty in filling the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 and 7786 5241 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m.

Documentation Required

Documents to be uploaded with application:

a. Catholics and other Christians are to present the Baptism Certificate.
b. Abstract of Birth Certificate from the Public Registry.
c. 1 passport-size photo of the applicant.
d. When applying parents or guardians will be asked to agree to The Declaration re Data Protection and Privacy. This Declaration may be viewed and/or downloaded here. Parents or guardians will be asked to indicate whether they would like to be notified or not if the Board needs to contact the school of their child.
e. The Declaration Educational Programme, filled by the Head of School, indicating whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE.  This Declaration may be downloaded from www.church.mt   In certain circumstances the Educational Programme Declaration may be sent later. In this case the applicant needs to indicate whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE. If there is a discrepancy between the parents’ declaration and that of the Head of School, the Admissions Board will consider the indications by the Head of School and chances available according to the parents’ indication may be forfeited if they have already occurred. The Educational Programme Declaration signed by the Head of School needs to be sent to Admissions Office not later than two days before the School Registration, for the application to be valid.  If this is not submitted, then the application will be incomplete and hence invalid.
This declaration is not applicable for Kinder 1.
f.The application by one parent, or a representative of the parents, indicates that the parents agree about the application.
ġ. In the case of separated parents when the Courts have decided that the care and custody is joint and both parents have legal rights re the education of their children, both parents need to indicate their consent. In such cases the relative and  most recent legal document that defines the children’s custody and educational responsibility is to be presented. The application is invalid if one parent disagrees or is uninformed and has not given his / her consent. 
  Other Documents required when applying with the following criteria:
g. If applying according to the Criterion for Children from Church Homes: ADeclaration on the appropriate form signed by the Director of the Home to show that the child is a resident in the Church Home.  This Declaration is to be made on the same day of the application. The preferred choice of school is also to be indicated.
The Declaration may be downloaded here
għ.If applying according to the Siblings Criterion:
The Birth Certificate from the Public Registry of the other sibling/s already attending a Church School;
A photocopy of the identity cards of both parents;
and In the case of adopted or fostered children, a certificate from the Agency concerned declaring the adoption or the fostering of the child.
Custody documents when applying for half siblings
h. Applicants with a Statement of Needs that reads “Learner’s needs are to be met by Class Teacher” are to present the Statement of Needs and the most recent psycho-educational report.
ħ. If applying as Serious Case:
i. A written explanation about the case
ii. Relevant certificates including the end-of-year result if available
iii. The Statement of Needs issued by the Statementing Moderating Panel and IEPiiv. When the case has not been concluded with the Statementing Moderating Panel of the Department of Education, a copy of the application to the Statementing Board, or a report by an educational psychologist detailing the needs of the boy/girl, is to be presented
v. The Statement of Needs, for applicants whose statementing is in process, has to be forwarded to the Admissions Office once this is received from the Statementing Board.

DATES – FILLING OF APPLICATIONS – OTHER APPLICANTS

Due to COVID-19 all the Admissions process will be held online.

APPLICATIONS – THIRD CRITERIA: OTHER APPLICANTS MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

  • online on https://church.mt/applications                                                                                             from Friday 29 January to Friday 12 February, 2021
  • Those who require assistance to apply online may phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 and 7786 5241 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m as follows:

    Surnames A to C on Monday, 1st February.
    Surnames D to M on Tuesday, 2nd February.
    Surnames N to Z on Wednesday, 3rd February.
    All surnames on Thursday and Friday 4th till 12th February.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

HELPLINE BEFORE THE OPENING OF APPLICATIONS – SERIOUS CASES:                                                       

  • Parents may phone our support line on 2590 6755/6 from Monday 25 January till Wednesday 27 January between 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m for any questions they might have before applying.

LATE APPLICATIONS- THIRD CRITERIA: OTHER APPLICANTS MAINSTREAM AND SERIOUS CASES

  • online on https://church.mt/applications Monday 22 February to Monday 1 March, 2021
  • In case of difficulty in filling the application online, one can phone on 7999 0224, 7951 5491 u 7786 5241 from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m.                                                

Documentation Required

Documents to be uploaded with application:

a. Catholics and other Christians are to present the Baptism Certificate.
b. Abstract of Birth Certificate from the Public Registry.
c. 1 passport-size photo of the applicant.
d. When applying parents or guardians will be asked to agree to The Declaration re Data Protection and Privacy. This Declaration may be viewed and/or downloaded from www.church.mt. Parents or guardians will be asked to indicate whether they would like to be notified or not if the Board needs to contact the school of their child.
e. The Declaration Educational Programme, filled by the Head of School, indicating whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE.  This Declaration may be downloaded from www.church.mt In certain circumstances the Educational Programme Declaration may be sent later. In this case the applicant needs to indicate whether the student is mainstream, has access arrangements or is supported by an LSE. If there is a discrepancy between the parents’ declaration and that of the Head of School, the Admissions Board will consider the indications by the Head of School and chances available according to the parents’ indication may be forfeited if they have already occurred. The Educational Programme Declaration signed by the Head of School needs to be sent to Admissions Office not later than two days before the School Registration, for the application to be valid.  If this is not submitted, then the application will be incomplete and hence invalid. This declaration is not applicable for Kinder 1.
  f.   The application by one parent, or a representative of the parents, indicates that the parents agree about the application.
  ġ.     In the case of separated parents when the Courts have decided that the care and custody is joint and both parents have legal rights re the education of their children, both parents need to indicate their consent. In such cases the relative and  most recent legal document that defines the children’s custody and educational responsibility is to be presented. The application is invalid if one parent disagrees or is uninformed and has not given his / her consent. 
  Other Documents required when applying with the following criteria:
 g.         If applying according to the Criterion for Children from Church Homes: A Declaration on the appropriate form signed by the Director of the Home to show that the child is a resident in the Church Home.  This Declaration is to be made on the same day of the application. The preferred choice of school is also to be indicated.                                                                                          The Declaration may be downloaded from www.church.mt
għ. If applying according to the Siblings Criterion: The Birth Certificate from the Public Registry of the other sibling/s already attending a Church School;A photocopy of the identity cards of both parents; andIn the case of adopted or fostered children, a certificate from the Agency concerned declaring the adoption or the fostering of the child.Custody documents when applying for half siblings
 h. Applicants with a Statement of Needs that reads “Learner’s needs are to be met by Class Teacher” are to present the Statement of Needs and the most recent psycho-educational report.
 ħ. If applying as Serious Case: A written explanation about the caseRelevant certificates including the end-of-year result if availableThe Statement of Needs issued by the Statementing Moderating Panel and IEPWhen the case has not been concluded with the Statementing Moderating Panel of the Department of Education, a copy of the application to the Statementing Board, or a report by an educational psychologist detailing the needs of the boy/girl, is to be presentedThe Statement of Needs, for applicants whose statementing is in process, has to be forwarded                                                   to the Admissions Office once this is received from the Statementing                 Board.

The fee on application is €20.
The fee for late applications is €25.
A registration fee of €50 is paid on enrollment.

These fees are charged to help cover administrative costs.

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