What are the dates for the Funsize Heroes Summer Club?
The Funsize Heroes Summer Club runs from the second week of July to the second week of September with a week off during mid- August.
Where does the Funsize Heroes Summer Club take place?
The Funsize Heroes Summer Club is now in 2 locations. We can be found at the Naxxar Maria Regina College Middle School and the St Ignatius College Handaq Secondary School.
What kind of activities do you offer?
Our activities vary from Sport, Art, Crafts, Drama, Music, Mind Games, Puppet Shows, Messy Play and Waterplay. We also go on Fun outings and have special guests give various workshops. All activities are delivered by professionals according to ages.
How many days a week can my child attend the club?
We offer 3, 4 and 5 day packages.
Do I get to choose the days my child attends the club?
When choosing a 3 or 4 day package, you can choose the days that you prefer.
What are the hours of operation?
Our standard hours are from 8.30a.m. to 1p.m. We also offer extra morning and afternoon hours from 7.30a.m. to 2 p.m.
Can the days chosen at the beginning be changed?
Ideally days are kept the same throughout the whole Summer. Should there be the need to change, you will need to inform the coordinator at least a week before and change will happen at the coordinators discretion and subject to availability.
Will my child get to experience all activities even if they don’t attend every day?
Certain activities will have fixed days and if your child does not attend on those days they might miss them. Most activities have flexible days. The only way to ensure that your child gets to experience all activities is by booking the 5-day package.
What does the package price include?
The package price includes the 8-week programme and all the activities that fall on the days chosen. Outings are not included in this package.
What does a typical day at Funsize Heroes look like?
Children are dropped off between 8.30a.m and 9a.m. Our first session starts at 9a.m. We have a total of 3 sessions with 2 short breaks in between. Pick up is between 12.30p.m. to 1p.m.
Are outings included in the price?
Outings are not included in the price and are paid at a later stage, once registrations close.
Are the Funsize Heroes T-shirts obligatory?
Yes. These help create team spirit and are important when groups are on school outings.
How are classes set?
Classes are set according to the children’s date of birth. All children in the same class are from the same year of birth. Parents can request for one or more friends.
What age groups do you accept?
We accept children between the ages of 3 and 12. All children must be toilet trained.
Do you provide LSEs?
Children with a one-to-one statement obtained by the Education Department qualify for a complimentary LSE for up to 160 hrs. Any additional hours need to be paid by the parent at €8.35/hr.
Who will be responsible for my child?
All our groups will have a group leader who is always with the class. Subject teachers and Coaches will also give sessions to all groups. The group leader is always present, even during sessions led by subject teachers and coaches. Coordinators and Assistant Coordinators are also a point of contact and may be contacted on the provided phone numbers, via email (Funsizeheroes@gmail.com) or via fb private messages.
What is the ratio of adults to children?
The ratio is 1:15. However very often, the children will be with coaches and subject teachers together with their group leader.
Are resources included?
Children will be asked to get a few personal belongings like a pencil case with colours, pencils, scissors, glue, aprons, plates, cutlery, towels and change of clothes. The rest of the resources like for crafts, ingredients for cooking and for science experiments will be provided by the club.
What are pick up cards?
Pick up cards are labels sent by the club to the parents to fill in with the child’s information. This will include; child’s name, group, hours attending, van/no van, persons authorised to pick up child. It is very important that 2 of these are produced by the parents; one to wear and one to attach to bags especially for the younger children.
What are your allergy policies?
Our school is a nut-free school. Parents are to inform the club of any allergy/ intolerance the child might have during registration. This information will be passed on to the group leader who will make sure the child stays safe. If an epipen or medication is required, the club needs to be informed.
What kind of lunch should I send?
It is important to pack a healthy lunch which your child enjoys. Avoid sweets and sugary items. Send a minimum of 2 water bottles – one of which should be frozen. Children are not allowed to share lunches due to allergies.
What kind of bag should I send?
Ideally, one should send a bag which is big enough to hold all of the child’s belongings. Avoid sending more than one bag as these might get lost. A 40cm x 25cm bag is ideal. All belongings should be labelled.
Should I inform the club if my child is going to miss a day?
If you know that your child is going to miss a day or more, please inform the group leader. If the child is sick, a medical certificate is not required but an email to the club should be sent.
Can missed days be replaced?
Missed days cannot be replaced
Is transport available?
Transport is available to all areas given that there are enough children. Vans are available in the morning and at 1p.m. and 2p.m.
Do you offer any other Holiday Clubs?
We offer a one-week Easter Club during the Easter Holidays.