school registrations

Hi all

just wondering if anyone knows if i can register my 10 years old son for public or private school in Malta before we move there or we have to be in the country
I have checked all topics in the forum but nothing in this regard
Thanks for your help

Noah11 :

Hi all

just wondering if anyone knows if i can register my 10 years old son for public or private school in Malta before we move there or we have to be in the country
I have checked all topics in the forum but nothing in this regard
Thanks for your help

Do you know where you will live?

Hi CozoMo
We don't but where we find the right school for my son as we planing to live close to school as much as we can to make it easier for him
we looking for area where different nationalities to make easy transition for him i mean language wise and also school teach in English at least for first year until he catch up Maltese language
Thanks

Noah11 :

Hi all

just wondering if anyone knows if i can register my 10 years old son for public or private school in Malta before we move there or we have to be in the country
I have checked all topics in the forum but nothing in this regard
Thanks for your help

Hey.. again

When it comes to schooling, public or private it is best for one to visit each before the term/semester starts.  It's advised that you should visit the school beforehand.

Each child has different needs and abilities. So what is good for one might not be for the other.

I hope that helps a bit?

SimCityAT
Expat Team

absolutely
Thanks Sim

Noah11 :

Hi CozoMo
We don't but where we find the right school for my son as we planing to live close to school as much as we can to make it easier for him
we looking for area where different nationalities to make easy transition for him i mean language wise and also school teach in English at least for first year until he catch up Maltese language
Thanks

You need to be over here and look at the areas as well as schools especially if you have never been to Malta before, have you considered Gozo?

I love Gozo and always wanted to move there since i saw the pictures and read about it is all what i am looking for except work as you know not too many opportunities there
I know they have some primary schools for my son but can't live without work

Many live on Gozo and commute to Malta everyday for work, the primary schools on Gozo are good.

wow that's long commute i believe. How long usually it takes between ferry and bus or if driving make any different
Any work website for Gozo or all same as Malta? I work in Hospitality management .

Noah11 :

wow that's long commute i believe. How long usually it takes between ferry and bus or if driving make any different
Any work website for Gozo or all same as Malta? I work in Hospitality management .

Have you looked on the jobs section on here?  As regards the time a journey takes it depends where
on Malta you work, you can live on Gozo travel across on the ferry which is about twenty five minutes and there are hotels just the other side if that’s the business you were in before, we also have some nice hotels on Gozo.  Many of the hotels on Malta are in Sliema and St.Juliens which could be more of a problem to travel to everyday, you really need a holiday here first before deciding to live here.

That's the plan for sure we will come and check everything out.Do you know if the school will be open in summer i mean July August for registration and such?
Thanks Mo for your help

School holidays are from the last week in June to the last week in September so would assume  they may be closed most of that time, hopefully someone else can advise you as I have not had anything to do with schools here, good luck.

Thanks Mo
I did e mail some schools to find out

It varies by school as well - some private schools have different terms. Same in all state schools though

Thanks Volcane
I think we will go with public school as i want my son to learn the Maltese language.

Update:
one school so far get back to me st Lawrence Gozo college and requiring the following:

Original and photocopy of learner’s birth certificate.
Original and photocopy of translation of the birth certificate, if it is not in English.
Original and photocopy of ID Card/Blue paper and passports of learner and parents
Original and photocopy of lease agreement / house contract.
Original and photocopy of marriage certificate. (If applicable)
Original and photocopy of a legal document indicating who has the care and custody of the learner, if the learner
is not accompanied by both parents.
Original and photocopy of vaccination record with English translation

Also there are fees for non EU members and open in summer for registration 2 days a week 8-12 Tuesdays and Thursdays

San Lawrentz primary school has a very good reputation, it’s small and it’s where a lot of expats send their children.
The village is nice and surrounded by some lovely countryside with some nice walks, if you chose to live there but work in Malta you would need your own transport as you have to get two buses just to get to Mgarr for the ferry.

my plan to get something in Gozo but if i have to work in Malta i will
Thanks Mo

Noah11 :

my plan to get something in Gozo but if i have to work in Malta i will
Thanks Mo

Another school worth enquiring about is the Happy School in Victoria.

great will check it out
much appreciated

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