Parental permission


Parental permission for students 15- 17 years 
 
As I am sure you will understand, we take very seriously our responsibilities with regards under-age students.
 
As our students come from all over the world and cultural customs and national laws relating to this issue differ, we have had to take a decision on how to define “under-age”. As the safety and wellbeing of our students has to be the predominant factor in this decision we have decided to define it as someone under 18 years old. This also happens to be a requirement of EAQUALS (Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality Language Services) of which we are a member.
 
I fully understand that in many countries the limit is placed at 16 years and I hope that you, as a parent, will understand our reasons for this decision.
 
As a result I ask you and your son/daughter to sign the permission statement below to enable him/her to participate in the programme organised by us. In order that we can locate your son/daughter at any time, we require that he/she has with them a working mobile phone. Please list the number below. 
 
If you would like to clarify any aspect of this declaration or of our programme please do not hesitate to contact either the agent making the booking with us or any of the reservation staff in the school. 
 
Many thanks for your understanding and assistance in this matter.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Ida Willadsen
Directora, Malaca Instituto

 

Permission statement


(please sign and send this direct to us or via the agent making the booking)
 
 
Name of student.........................................................  Date of birth…………………..  
 
Course.........................................................................  Starting date..............................  
 
Mobile phone (student)  +  .......................................
 
Name of parent/legal guardian...................................Contact tel. no.......................
 
I have read the notes and information on the following pages of this document and agree that my son/daughter may participate on the above mentioned course under these conditions. I have provided full information about any special medical or dietary needs of my son/daughter. I authorise Malaca Instituto staff to take appropriate action in the event of a medical emergency and to administer first aid where the care of a nurse is not available. In the unlikely event that my child should require emergency surgery, I authorise Malaca Instituto staff to sign the consent form on my behalf.
 
Signed (parent).................................................... Date....................................
 
Signed (student)................................................... Date.....................................
 
 
 

 

Conditions relating to under 18 year-old students

In addition to the following rules and conditions, please note the following relating to 15 year olds:
• Accommodation can only be in host families and should be on a full-board basis
• You may wish to book an “Enhanced” Airport Transfer – ask for details
 
1. Going out at night
 
In the south of Spain a “Mediterranean timetable” operates. This means that people of all ages tend to go out much later at night than is the norm in some other countries. It is quite usual for youngsters in the 16-17 year age group to come home after midnight several times a week, especially when they are on vacation, the 15 year olds a little earlier.
 
We ask that our students do not abuse this lifestyle. We also ask our reception staff in Club Hispanico and our host families to let us know if any of our younger students are behaving in a manner inappropriate to a Spanish youngster of the same age. We also ask that our students staying in host families let them know where they are going and when they expect to be home.
 
To provide parents of 15-17 year olds a certain flexibility when choosing the programme format most appropriate to their son/daughter, we offer different accommodation options with differing obligations, especially the strongly recommended home-time (“curfew”): 
 
In host families: 15-17 years: home-time: 23.00 “weekdays”, 24.00 on Friday and Saturday
In Club Hispanico: 16-17 years: 01.00 “weekdays”, 02.00 on Friday and Saturday
 
Please note that we cannot, of course, physically enforce these rules and they are intended only as guidelines. However, abuse of them may result in disciplinary action being taken, which, in serious cases, can result in a student being asked to leave the school with no right to any refund.
 
2. Alcoholic drinks and tobacco
 
The minimum age in Spain  for consuming alcohol or buying tobacco is 18 years. Consumption of these products by students under 18 is therefore prohibited in the school and on school events.
 
When students are out on their own, they are, of course, free to do as they like within Spanish law. However we do draw their attention to the potential dangers of drinking in hot countries.
 
We also draw the students’ attention to the fact that the Spanish police take a tough line with regards the possession and consumption of illegal drugs.
 
3. Attendance and academic rules
 
In order to allow a class to progress at the same rate and to maintain the cohesion, harmony and dynamic of the class group, we ask that all our students follow certain rules. When also taking into account our method of teaching, we feel that the following are especially important:
 
• students must attend all their lessons
• students must be punctual
• each day’s homework assignment must be completed before the beginning of lessons
 
Failure to fulfil these requirements may result in a student being placed in a lower class, not receiving a certificate of attendance and, in extreme cases, the school reserves the right to ask the student to leave without right to a refund of fees.
 
4. Insurance
 
We strongly recommend that our students should consider taking out travel insurance which should cover them for cancellation, personal belongings and medical care.
We can offer a comprehensive insurance package including medical costs, repatriation, luggage, cancellation of course once started, etc. If you are interested please ask us for the full details.




 

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