New dates for choosing a Church School announced

Church Schools

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Secretariat for Catholic Education announced new dates when the choice of a church school will be held, for the academic year starting in September 2020.The choice of school exercise will be transmitted live on the Archdiocese of Malta website

In a statement issued on Monday, the Secretariat for Catholic Education said that since people cannot be present due to the coronavirus restrictions, a notary will be present to certify the entire process.

During the choice of school exercise, parents will be called one by one according to the choice of school ballot results which have already been published. It is obligatory that parents are available to answer their phones, in the same way, that they were obliged to be present at the hall where the choice of school used to be held.

It was explained that the Church Schools Admissions Office will first call on the mother’s mobile. If no one replies, the office will call on the father’s mobile and if there again no one replies, another call will be made on the landline of the child’s residence. If nobody replies to all the calls, the process will continue and the office will call the next person in line. If anyone returns the call to the admissions office, he/she will be able to choose a school from those which are left but will not be able to cancel choices already made. The phone numbers that will be used are the ones indicated on the Church schools application form and those given by parents to the office when contacted.

The Secretariat for Catholic Education said that the Heads of Church schools are preparing presentations with the relevant information on the school for parents. This information will be available on the Church Schools page at or may be sent by email or by post.

At least two days before the choice of school, the number of places available in each school will be made public. Parents are encouraged to decide which school they will be sending their child before the choice of school date.

Dates & Times Choice of School Year

  • Tuesday 12th May, 9:30am Form 1 Girls
  • Friday 15th May, 9:30am Form 1 Boys
  • Tuesday 19th May, 9:30am Year 1 Girls
  • Friday 22th May, 9:30am Year 1 Boys
  • Tuesday 26th May, 9:30am Kinder 2 Girls
  • Friday 29th May, 9:30am Kinder 2 Boys
  • Friday 29th May, 11:30am Kinder 1 Boys
  • Friday 29th May, 12:30am Kinder 1 Girls

More information and in case of any changes, parents will be informed through an announcement on the Church schools page at