HIGH SCHOOL ENROLMENT PROCESS
STEP 1: High School Application Form
We ask students and parents to complete our High School Placement application form. This provides us with detailed information about each student’s background, interests, and learning objectives. At this stage, we also request the student to complete our online English level test.
STEP 2: Introduction
We can meet parents or those representing the parents on Skype for an introductory meeting to review the application and discuss what kind of education the parents want for their child. We hear about the student’s academic history, their learning needs and importantly their strengths and interests so we can begin to build a profile of the student to inform the next stage.
STEP 3: School Selection
Using our knowledge of the schools, we match the student profile with a selection of suitable school options. We provide detailed school profiles and associated school fees to parents for review. We advise and consult the parents throughout this selection process. If families wish to travel to Ireland and visit the schools in person before a decision is made we can set up appointments with the School Principals on their behalf and accompany the families to the schools to make the necessary introductions.
STEP 4: Accommodation Arrangements
We arrange the most suitable accommodation arrangement for visiting students. Students attending a day school can stay with one of our highly experienced host families, who have been inspected and police-vetted. Students attending Boarding School benefit from a full immersive educational experience and we can act as your liaison in this regard.
STEP 5: Application
On behalf of the student, we administer all the paperwork and manage the process from school application until confirmation of placement. Each school has different procedures and we act as the liaison between families and schools to ensure a smooth placement.
STEP 6: Enrolment
Once a student has been enrolled in a school, we advise on subject choices and levels and make other recommendations in terms of English language level or Learning Support. We also ensure the family receives all the information they need (school booklist, uniform list, co-curricular programme, school calendar, school policies etc.) to ensure a seamless educational experience.
Arrival in Ireland
We personally welcome all new students at the airport, where we meet the students for the first time. We bring them to their boarding school or to their host family and make the introductions. A departure transfer service is also provided for students leaving Ireland. We can arrange additional airport transfers should the students wish to travel home throughout the programme.
Upon arrival, we arrange to meet each student for an orientation mee ng within the first week. During this me, we bring students shopping for the school uniform, text books and any other necessary items. We also answer any questions they may have about their first few days in the country.
New students are obliged to meet with us every week for the first four weeks to talk through any questions they want answered and to generally ensure they are settling in well. After this initial period, we meet with students regularly to keep up to date of their progress. These regular meetings give students a dedicated opportunity to talk with an educator about any issues that might be bothering them – inside or outside school. Welfare reports are provided to the families after each of these meetings, to update them on their child.
We will make sure all students have the necessary documents to make their way home and will organise their departure transfer. We are happy to provide any feedback, reports or documentation that you as parents, the student or the school in the home country needs.