Parent's guide

Useful information for summer 2017


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alt de imagen Once the course is booked, you'll receive a confirmation letter, the enrolment receipt, followed by the course guide with precise and detailed information on timetables, dates, maps indicating how to get to each centre, lists of recommended clothes and materials to take, the medical record form you'll have to complete, etc. This brochure contains part of this general information.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

All the students receive 24-hour personal attention; this makes them feel at home, enjoying all our programmed activities with great self-confidence. We have a group of professionals dedicated to the exclusive task of looking after the children and making them feel at home.

For each 10-12 students we assign a designated teacher, a room instructor and assistant, all of them supervised by an activity supervisor, a head of instructors, a director of studies and the school principal. These are highly qualified, experienced and sensitive personnel who attend to each student's individual needs. The instructors are in charge of the well-being of the students during leisure activities, during lunch and dinner breaks, swimming pool or beach activities and during the night.

HEALTH

The importance of medical assistance is constantly emphasised in our programmes. Each centre has an infirmary for minor first aid services and is in contact with local medical centres and hospitals. All our students are covered by an accident insurance and a civil responsibility insurance policy.

DINING

We offer a varied and nutritionally balanced menu. We serve four daily self-service meals; students are free to have more than one helping. We also offer special catering for some evening parties or special occasions. On excursion days, we have complete packed lunches. We can cater for a range of dietary requirements - from vegetarian to gluten intolerance - and our chefs are always happy to respond. Please notify the school principal in advance so we can arrange the most appropriate menu.

DUTIES

The students must learn to make their own bed and have a tidy and clean bedroom. Each morning there's a room inspection to make sure that the students have completed their morning duties. Personal hygiene is very important: a shower is compulsory every morning and after sports activities. Monitors carry out periodical inspections on personal hygiene. Duties are small responsibilities or assignments for each student; they are aimed at encouraging the smooth working of our schools and to help children take on daily routine and assignments.

LAUNDRY

We have a professional laundry service at our disposal which collects clothes during the course and returns them clean and folded in an individual bag. We highly recommend putting small name tags on clothes. The laundry service is available for students who are staying more than a week.

TRANSFER SERVICE

English Summer S.A. offers a transfer service for those families who can't travel to our schools. We recommend you to call us for more information.

TELEPHONE-FAX-E-MAILS-MOBILES

We encourage contact with family and friends during their stay with us, we have a controlled telephone and mobile system which they can make use of. To avoid possible interruptions in class or sports activities, we distribute phone to a limited timetable. We also recommend parents to restrict calls to emergencies only, preferring correspondence by fax or e-mail, which is delivered to the students. We bet they´d love to receive a letter!

BANK

In order to make sure that students don't need to carry money during their stay, we dispose of a personal account system applied to telephone calls, purchases in our bar and shop and "pocket money" for excursions. This way they learn to administrate their expenses.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

All the school attends Sunday mass, but those families who prefer their children not to attend stay at the school under supervision of their instructor and do different activities.

BIRTHDAYS

Those students who celebrate their Birthday with us with have a very special "Happy Birthday" party and they'll receive our most sincere congratulations.

FIRST DAY - CHECK IN

Once you arrive at the school, you'll be handed a programme indicating where to park the car and which table to go to meet your instructor, who will explain step by step what you have to do.

END OF TERM PARTY - CHECK OUT

On the last day, when parents come to pick up their children, we have an end of term party: We recommend that parents take the children's luggage or, if the party has already started, to collect it after the ceremony. The ceremony lasts one hour approximately; starting with the Olympic Game closure parade and the handing out of sport trophies and medals. Later, we hand over the diplomas, certificates and results of each class. And finally, we'll sing the end of term song and have a farewell appetizer.


LIST OF USEFUL THINGS TO BRING

CLOTHES (tagged)

  • A pair of shoes and trainers
  • A track suit for gym class
  • T-shirts and shorts for a week
  • Underwear for 5 days and 2 pyjamas
  • Socks: 6 sport pairs and 2 normal pairs
  • Trousers or jeans
  • Your best clothes for the gala party

SWIM WEAR

  • Swimming towels,
  • 2 hand towels and a bath towel or bathrobe
  • Two swimsuits
  • Some flip flops for showers and the beach

WASH BAG

  • Soap, Shampoo, sponge
  • Anti-parasite Shampoo or lotion (as a preventive measure)
  • Comb or brush, toothpaste and perfume
  • Anti-mosquito lotion and sun cream

SCHOOL MATERIAL

  • An English/Spanish dictionary (if you have one)
  • Pencil case with personal material: colours, scissors...
  • A box to store your arts & crafts material (it can be a shoe box) in courses for older children this is not necessary

IMPORTANT MATERIAL

  • If you wear glasses, have an emergency pair available
  • 4 tagged laundry bags
  • Children with bed-wetting symptoms should bring a mattress protector
  • Optional: tennis, badminton or Ping-Pong racquets, battery torch and simple camera

THINGS WE'LL GIVE YOU

  • School T-shirt and sport team T-shirt
  • School notebook
  • Olympic Participation medal
  • an envelope with complete personal report and documents

THINGS YOU CANNOT BRING WITH YOU

  • Matches, lighters, fireworks, pocket knives, etc.
  • Alcohol and cigarettes
  • Valuable objects; Game boy, PSP…

DOCUMENTATION YOU WILL NEED

  • You'll need to bring your complete and signed medical report
  • You'll also need your National Health Service card (please bring original, not photocopies)
  • Private insurance (if you have one)


If you still have any questions get in contact with our reservations team who will be happy to help.


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