DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY EDUCATION

Procedures through which services are provided to citizens/businesses

General information about All-Day Schools

All-Day Compulsory Primary Schools

Timetable
The All-Day Compulsory Primary Schools function on four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) from 07:45 until 16:00 and one day (Wednesday) from 07:45 until 13:05.

Feeding children at All-Day Compulsory Primary Schools
During the four days with afternoon lessons, pupils are provided with a meal. The daily menu has been suggested by expert nutritionists and meals are served in an appropriate place which serves as a dining room. The cost of meals is covered by the parents. The monthly cost per student is estimated at approximately 43. However, there are provisions to cover part or all of the cost of meals for poor children (470 per student per year).

More information about All-Day Compulsory Primary Schools can be found on the website of Primary Education.


All-Day Voluntary Primary Schools, Pre-Primary Schools and Special Schools

Timetable
All-Day Voluntary Primary Schools, Pre-Primary Schools and Special Schools operate from the first week of October until the last week of May. The All-Day Voluntary Schools function from 13:05 until 16:00. Children's participation is optional. However, attendance for those children who decide to participate is compulsory until 15:05.

Feeding children at All-Day Voluntary Primary Schools, Pre-Primary Schools and Special Schools
The expenses for the pupils meals and all necessary arrangements for the provision and preparation of meals are undertaken by the parents. The set menu and lunch arrangements are agreed by the Ministry of Education and Culture according to the relevant circulars of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The Ministry subsidizes the meals of a limited number of pupils in financial need with the amount of 257 per student per year.

More information about All-Day Voluntary Primary Schools, Pre-Primary Schools and Special Schools can be found on the website of Primary Education.

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