After school centres

After-school centres are intended for children in the 1st to 4th grade and are operated in all primary schools in Hafnarfjörður. The role of after-school centres is to offer diverse leisure activities for students after the traditional school day. The work is based on choice, group work, workshops and outdoor activities. In addition, we offer afternoon snacks during the middle of the day. The aim of the after-school centres is that each child can flourish and develop in an environment characterised by warmth, security and respect.

After-school centres are open after school until 17:00 every weekday. They are open on joint staff planning days and weekdays during Easter and Christmas holiday.

Registration

Registration is done electronically through „Mínar síður“ (My Pages). Applications received before June 15th will have priority during admittance, applications received after that time will not be processed until August.

When a child receives a notification of a stay at an after-school centre, the parent will get an e-mail at the address stated. The parent will have to reply and accept within three days from receiving the e-mail. If this e-mail is not accepted, the stay will not be active. After the deadline, the parent will have to contact the relevant after-school centre for assistance.

Cancellations and amendments

The stays are based on semesters. Cancellations for spring semester must be notified before December 15th, otherwise the application will be extended until and through June.

Should parents wish to amend the registration for the fall semester, they can do so from September 1st to September 15th, with the amendment taking effect on October 1st.

For amending spring semester, they can do so from January 1st to January 15th, with the amendment taking effect on February 1st.

Cancellations for spring semester must be notified to the Head of Department with the relevant after-school centre before December 15th, otherwise the application will be extended until and through June.

Rate lists for after-school centres can be found on the Hafnarfjörður website.

Parents can choose the number of days they want to buy for the child. Payments are on a daily basis, but not on an hourly basis. Included in the rate is an afternoon snack, stay and extended attendance on days that are open all day.

Winter holidays for schools and special days

The after-school centres are closed on red calendar days and during the winter holiday of primary schools Also, the after-school centres have two joint staff planning days annually. They are open all day on schools' joint staff planning days and weekdays during Easter and Christmas holiday. Special applications for stays during these days are necessary, through the Vala after-school system. The Head of Department will send further details ahead of time to parents regarding applications for these days.