After-school class El Faro

 

Description of service

El Faro has been set up with the collaboration between the EUIPO and the European School, in order to offer parents working at the European Office and European School's staff an alternative for the care of their children during working hours, once the European School’s timetable has ended. 

Timetable

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: from 16:15 to 18:30
  • Wednesday and Friday: from 13:00 to 18:30

Children can stay in the after-school class El Faro until 18:30 and can be picked up by parents or authorised persons at any time during the afternoon.

Within this schedule, the division of the day, and the activities to be carried out, depend on whether it is a long or short day.

Enrolment

A) AGE CONDITIONS

El Faro after-school class is available for pupils from:

  • Early Education (nursery)
  • Primary
  • 1º and 2º of Secondary

B) ENROLMENT DEADLINES:

RENEWALS:
  • From June 1st to June 20th. This date must be met without fail. The enterprise in charge of the service will inform the parents about the renewal period via email, through an online form, along with the direct debit document.
NEW ENROLMENTS:
  • From June 1st to June 30th. 

However, pupils may be enrolled throughout the school year depending on the number of  places available.

Pupils will not be listed as enrolled, nor will they be able to attend the after-school class El Faro until they have received confirmation of their registration from the service via email.

C) RULES OF PROCEDURE

Before enrolling at “El Faro”, parents or legal tutors must read carefully the REGULATIONS

D) ENROLMENT FORMS

Pupils whose parents work for EUIPO:

Documents available on the INTRANET of the EUIPO


Pupils whose parents work for other European Institutions:

Please contact the Coordinator, Désirée Vázquez, preferably via email at ali.elfaro @ partner.eursc.eu


Pupils whose parents work for the European School of Alicante:

Documents available on the INTRANET of the School (Sharepoint) or contact the Coordinator, Désirée Vázquez, preferably via email at ali.elfaro @ partner.eursc.eu


Pupils will not be listed as enrolled, nor will they be able to attend the after-school class El Faro until they have received confirmation of their registration from the service via email.

Contact

For information on enrolments and daily notifications for the El Faro after-school class, please contact the Coordinator, Désirée Vázquez, preferably via email at ali.elfaro @ partner.eursc.eu.  

Please contact by phone (+34) 965 26 04 56, ONLY IN COORDINATION TIMES:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: from 12:00 to 16:00

Wednesday and Friday:  from 11:00 to 17:30


LAST-MINUTE COMMUNICATIONS:

Please contact by phone (+34) 696.41.81.75 DURING THE FOLLOWING HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: from 16:15 to 18:30

Wednesday and Friday: from 13:00 to 18:30

Organization of the days

The after-school class team intends to make the stay at El Faro a fun and rewarding time. Therefore, they plan many workshops, games and activities, they organize excursions and parties and look after the children and help them during their stay in the El Faro after-school class.

The long days (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) start the same way for all pupils: they first receive a snack. Then, according to age, the youngest children do some craft work, play games, read stories, dance..., while those in Primary and Secondary are encouraged by the monitors to do their homework and then enjoy some leisure time (craft work, free play, supervised games, reading, etc...).

The time for homework and reading is conceived, not as an extension of the school day, but as a time to study, according to each pupil’s responsibility. The role of the monitors in this regard is to provide children with the adequate environment, assistance and support to carry out their work and, most importantly, to help them develop a sense of responsibility and teach them that there is a time for obligations and a time for fun.

Wednesdays and Fridays are short school days, so the El Faro after-school service starts with lunch. The monitors actively participate in this daily activity of the pupils, supervising them, so that the time spent eating and snacking can be used to improve the children's eating habits and encourage appropriate behaviour.

During the school year there are workshops or excursions and the days before each activity, pupils work on the corresponding theme. There are approximately eight workshops or excursions, all organized on Wednesdays. Workshops or excursions are included in the fees for those pupils who are normally enrolled for Wednesdays as well. The workshops are held inside the school. For excursions, a form is sent to parents or guardians with the registration deadline to register students and authorise their departure.

After lunch, the pupils who have extracurricular activities leave with the monitors of the company that manages these activities, while those who do not, stay in the El Faro after-school class. Once the extracurricular activities are over, the pupils return to the El Faro after-school class. These days are mainly intended for leisure and sports activities, offering the possibility of enjoying the fresh air and outdoor activities, but also to finish any craft work.

The extracurricular activities are managed by an external service and are fully compatible with our after-school service El Faro.