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Formentera Council unlocks €95,500 for textbooks and other student aid

di--ptic-xarxes1The Formentera Council's education office reports that a new round of aid is being made available to students in higher ed programmes off the island and primary and secondary pupils in Formentera schools.

Applications can be submitted in person at the Citizen's Information Office (OAC) or other official points, or online, on the Virtual Citizen's Information Office (OVAC). The application period starts today and all forms must by received by July 5. Application forms and all the related information about the financial aid is available on the CiF website. Questions can also be submitted via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Insularity assistance
Money is available to offset the impacts of living on an island (commonly termed “double” and “triple insularity”) for residents enrolled in higher, technical and continuing education as well as art programmes which are held off the island during the 2018-2019 school year.

From a total provision of €38,000, grants of €150 are available to students attending classes on Eivissa or who are enrolled in distance learning programmes at other universities, while higher ed students in institutions outside the Pityuses can request grants of €450.

Complete details about this assistance are available at: http://conselldeformentera.cat/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6354%3A2019-05-27-10-55-27&catid=351%3Aeducacio-cultura-i-patrimoni&Itemid=437&lang=ca
 
Money for higher education
Another assistance package is aimed at helping local students bolster their educational curriculum and, more generally, ensuring equal access to the right to education and access to officially recognised higher education programmes across Spain.

The Council will distribute €12,500 in ten €1,250 grants.

Visit the following link for complete information about this grant: http://conselldeformentera.cat/images/stories/tauler_danuncis/educacio_cultura_i_patrimoni/2019/ANUNCI_ATORGAMENT_DEF.pdf

Funding for text books
Money has also been set aside to help students purchase textbooks during the 2018-2019 school year. This assistance can be requested not only by primary and secondary schools on the island with textbook reuse programmes, but by pupils enrolled in such programmes, too. Other eligible candidates are members of large or single-parent families residing on Formentera.

The Council has assigned €45,000 to textbook assistance. Schools will get €50 for every child in primary and €70 for pupils in secondary education. For large and single-parent families, the aid covers 100 per cent of costs.

For complete details about this assistance, visit the following link: http://conselldeformentera.cat/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6352%3A2019-05-27-08-01-01&catid=351%3Aeducacio-cultura-i-patrimoni&Itemid=437&lang=ca

May 27, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Early registration at school of music and dance

foto escola md1The culture and education departments of the Formentera Council report that early registration is now open for the Escola de Música i Dansa. New and returning students have until June 24 to sign up to reserve a spot.

The process can be completed online at the OVAC or in person—at the Citizen Information Office (OAC) or, next Thursday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, directly at the school. Administrators will contact applicants by calling the phone number provided at the time of application, either to finalise enrolment or to schedule entrance exams.

Course offering:

Music (accredited; 8 and up):

Clarinette
Flute
Guitar
Piano
Trumpet

Music (non-accredited; all ages):

Traditional Music (castañuelas, tambor and flute)
Musical Band
Choir
Initiation to Music (5, 6 and 7 years old)
Brass Band Workshops (flute, saxophone, clarinette, trumpet and trombone)

Dance (accredited; 8 and up):

Classical and Danza Española

Dance (non-accredited; all ages):

Flamenco
Modern Dance
Classical (adults)
Initiation to Dance (3-7 years old)

May 16, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Formentera celebrates International Dance Day

festa-dia-de-la-dansa-1-The education office of the Formentera Council reports that yesterday, Monday April 29 at 6.00pm, the local school of music and dance celebrated International Dance Day in the interpretative centre at Can Marroig.

An audience of roughly one hundred enjoyed music and dance performances by 48 island youth specialising in guitar, music for beginners (five to seven years old), accredited dance and modern dance. Material spanned a breadth of styles, from Tchaikovsky's “Swan Lake” and Shakira's “La, la, la”.


April 30, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Officials sit down to negotiate new technical training programmes

foto-reunio---mn-fp1CiF first councillor Jaume Ferrer was joined by Susana Labrador, the administration's deputy first councillor and education and culture chief, together with two Govern balear officials—education and universities minister Martí March and the director general of technical schools and teacher training, Maria Alorda—in inaugurating the committee charged with negotiating new professional development modules for islanders and how best to support them.

The idea is that the committee—or “Mesa de Negociació”, which welcomed other attendees too, such as voices from high school IES Marc Ferrer and the island's social and economic sectors—was to chart the course of continuing education on Formentera. Councillor Labrador hailed the committee's formation, pointing out that “professional development, together with improved conditions for local students who study on Eivissa and must commute to class, is at the centre of a longstanding appeal by islanders”. The Mesa's next gathering is planned for September.

Sant Ferran school
Minister March announced the construction contracts for the Sant Ferran nursery and primary school rebuild would be signed this Wednesday, and primed islanders for the “imminent start” of work. It is hoped that children will be able to put the new buildings to test for the 2020-2021 academic calendar.

Funding for the €6.9-million project to build the escola and escoleta will be split between the Balearic ministry of education and the Formentera Council. The Palma ministry has promised to put up €5.8 million for the early-learning and primary schools and the Formentera administration will pay another one million for the escoleta.


May 6, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

'Learn to love, learn to trust'

grup de suport cartell 2maig191On Thursday May 2 at 6.00pm, the Sala d'Actes (next to Sant Francesc library) will host the psychologist Pepa Horno for a talk called “Learn to love, learn to trust”. Organised by the CiF social welfare office, the free event is part of the activities programme for the “Family Support Group” (Grup de Suport Familiar) and is included in the programme of a CEP-sponsored initiative known as the Escola de Pares i Mares.

Members of the audience will hear about how families and educators involved in raising children can work towards emotional “self-regulating”. Horno described the goal as building on children's and teens' emotional strength by moving away from fear and showing them how to recognise their emotions, creating a solid affective network they can rely on when scared or sad.


April 30, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

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