2020 Dublin Teenager Programme - Manual for parents and students - Frances King School of English

2020 Dublin Teenager Programme - Manual for parents and students - Frances King School of English
Dublin Teenager
    Manual for parents
    and students
2020 Dublin Teenager Programme - Manual for parents and students - Frances King School of English
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                                                      Frances   King
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                                          Frances King School of English was established
                 ebook                   in 1973. King
                                        Frances     We are   a busy
                                                         School        private was
                                                                  of English    language     school
              Fac                       based   in  South  Kensington,    with expertise    in many
                                       in 1973 in the UK and we now have over 40 years’
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                                       areas including
                                       experience          General English
                                                      of teaching    English, with
                                                                                Business     English,
                                                                                       expertise  in
                                       exams,    One-to-One,    and   courses    for
                                       many areas including General English, Business families. Over
                                        a year, we
                                       English,      currently
                                                  exams,       teach more
                                                           One-to-One,     andthan   four thousand
                                                                               courses     for
                                         individual  students.  Frances    King   aims
                                        families. Frances King aims to provide enjoyable,to provide
                                          enjoyable, high-quality
                                                        courses and
                                                     experience   for
                                                                      all our
                                                                                and a Irish
                                                                          a fantastic
                                           perience for all our students. Please see
                                             see our for
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                                                          morefor   more information: www.
                                                                information:                                         The Centre
             on                                francesking.co.uk
                                               www.francesking.com                                                   Location........................................................... Page 4
                                                 Frances    Kingis
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                                                                                                                     Arrival and Departure....................................... Page 4
                                                       Why  not look  us
                                                      not look us up and  upjoin
                                                                                                                     The Arrival and Departure Process.................. Page 4
                                                            our group?
                                                           group?                                                    Security............................................................ Page 5
                                                                                                                     School Grounds............................................... Page 5
                                                                                                                     Internet............................................................. Page 5
                                                                                                                     Activity Programme..........................................Page 5
                                                 Welcome to the Dublin Teenager Programme at Loreto Abbey

                                                                                                                     Travelling to and from the School.................... Page 5
                                                 Dalkey in Dublin. I hope you will enjoy your summer with us
                                                                                                                     Host Family...................................................... Page 5
Frances King

                                            Welcome to the London Teenager Programme at Heythrop College.
                                                 and have a great experience at Frances King.
                                            I hope you will enjoy your summer with us and have a great experi-       Laundry............................................................ Page 6
                                                 The aim of Frances King is to provide enjoyable learning

                                            ence at Frances King.                                                    Meals............................................................... Page 6
                                                 experiences of lasting personal value. We try hard to achieve
Welcome to

                                            The aim of Frances King is to provide enjoyable learning experiences     Free time.......................................................... Page 6
                                                 this aim for all our students.
                                            of lasting personal value. We try hard to achieve this aim for all our   Mobile phone................................................... Page 6
                                                 The teenager summer school is located in Loreto Abbey
                                            students.                                                                Frances King Staff............................................Page 6
                           Dalkey, which is 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre. The school is in a picturesque
                          The teenager centre is quite small - up to 85 students in residence - and close per-       Other Key Staff.................................................Page 6
                           setting looking out over the sea in the beautiful coastal village of Dalkey. Dalkey
                          sonal attention to each individual is expected throughout the programme. We want
                                                                                                                     The Programme

                           is one of Dublin’s most affluent areas and is a safe and enjoyable environment for
                          all participants to have the time of their lives - an exciting and enriching experience!
                           students to learn English and experience Irish life and culture while living with a       Example Timetable...........................................Page 7
                          We strongly believe that learning should engage the student’s interests so we offer
                           local host family.                                                                        Teaching........................................................... Page 7

                          special course options - Discover London, Fashion and Style, Sports Fan – which
                           The school has modern teaching facilities and excellent sporting facilities. Our          Activities...........................................................Page 7
                          are linked to the Activities programme. Please be sure to let us know which option
                           teachers and activity leaders have many years experience working with teenage             Example Activity Programme........................... Page 8
                          interests you most as early as possible.
                           students and will help ensure all participants have the time of their lives.
                          The centre is in the heart of London and we intend to use the resources of the capital
                           Dalkey’s proximity to Dublin City Centre ensures students also benefit from all the       School Rules.............................................Page 9
                          fully, whilst taking every precaution to ensure safety and wellbeing throughout the
                           resources and activities the capital city has to offer. We will make every effort to
                          stay. We will make every effort to integrate the different nationalities and help the
                           integrate the different nationalities and help the students make friends with each        What to Bring............................................Page 10
                          students make friends with each other. We want students to leave knowing that they
                           other. We want students to leave knowing that they now have real friends from
                          now have real friends across the world.                                                    What NOT to Bring.................................Page 11
                           across the world.
                          The college is a short distance from our main schools in Kensington and you can ex-
                           The summer centre is 25 minutes from our main school in Merrion Square, Dublin
                          pect the full support of all our staff. The programme is overseen by the Programme         Useful Maps.............................................. back cover
                           and you can expect the full support of our staff. Our Programme Manager, teachers
                          Director (Viv Tolley), Vanessa Cervantes in the Booking Office, the Welfare Officer
                           and activity leaders will all be based at the summer centre for the duration of the
                          (Ruth Tafla), the Academic Manager, Gavin Hards and of course the Centre Manag-
                          ers and staff.
                           We ask you to carefully read this manual. If you have any queries before the
                          We ask you to carefully read this manual. If you have any queries before the course
                           course begins, please contact one of our team. I hope to meet you all, early in
                          begins, please contact one of our team – see below: Frances King Staff.
                           your stay. Best wishes for a wonderful summer!
                          I hope to meet you all, early in your stay. Best wishes for a wonderful summer!
                                                                                                 Anna Maroutian
                                                              General Manager, Frances King School of English
                                                                                           Garth Younghusband
                                                                         Principal, Frances King School of English
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The School
The Centre                                                                                     therefore please take this into
                                                                                               consideration when booking
                                                                                                                                  School Grounds
                                                                                                                                  The school grounds consist of
                                                                                                                                                                        evening activity. After the
                                                                                                                                                                        activity students will return to
                                                                                               the flights. Please contact                                              their homestay with the other
                                                                                                                                  a garden area where students
                                                                                               us in advance if you need to                                             students in the school.
                                                                                                                                  can relax during breaks. There
                                                                                               book airport transfers outside                                           There is a full day coach tour
                                                                                                                                  is also a seating area where
                                                                                               service hours.                                                           every weekend, normally on
                                                                                                                                  students can eat their packed
                                                                                                                                                                        a Saturday. Students must be
       Location                                  Arrival and Departure                         Frances King tries hard to
                                                                                                                                  lunch. All students should
                                                                                                                                                                        at school to meet the Frances
        Location           Heythrop Col-
                                                 Students and  Departure
                                                            asked to arrive on                 follow Irish ‘best practice’ in
                                                                                                                                  bring suitable clothes for
                                                                                                                                                                        King activity leaders at 08.15.
       Loreto Abbey Dalkey                                                                                                        games and exercise.
                             lege is
                                   is aa small Studentsand
                                              Sundays        areleave
                                                                  asked  onto    arrive
                                                                               Saturdays.      child protection, which means                                            The coach will return to the
       striking looking building       set
                              self-contained   on Sundays
                                              This   is to allowandtime leave    on
                                                                            for rooms     to   that we seek to ensure that                                              school at 17.45 and students
       on the picturesque       coastline
                              c a m p u s      Saturdays.       This  is   to
                                              be cleaned and prepared for the  allow           all staff who are meeting,         Internet                              will return to their homestay for
       of Dalkey. The originalwhichAbbey
                                       is part timeoccupant,
                                              next     for roomsand  to be     cleaned
                                                                           to make     sure    collecting and escorting                                                 their evening meal.
                                                                                                                                  There is internet available in
                           opened     as a
                            of the University  and    prepared     for
                                              that our staff are preparedthe   nextto re-      students have had all relevant     the school for all students.
                               school 170
                          of London.
                                                        you. Ifand
                                                       that  your
                                                                         maketo arrive
                                                                    homestay        is
                                                                                               checks and training. Safety is
                                                                                               our first priority.
                                                                                                                                  Internet will be available in         Travelling to and
       The entrance is in beautiful           on a different day, please contact
                                  Today it is
       ington Square near Kensington           prepared
                                              Frances        to receive
                                                           King  or your you. local agent      If you wish to make alternative
                                                                                                                                  most host families but this is
                                                                                                                                  not guaranteed.
                                                                                                                                                                        from the School
       High Street underground    equipped
                                      station.to arrange this.                                 arrangements for arrival and                                             Students will be living in home
                                 with the      We offer a transfer service                     departure from your host                                                 stays, many of them within
       Hyde Park, the           most           fromoffer
                                              We       andatotransfer
                                                                 Dublin service
                                                                             Airport.from      family, please let us know what    Activity Programme                    walking distance of the school.
       great muse-            modern           Please
                                              and     to see
                                                           the the   ‘Enrolment
                                                                 major     airports and        time you expect to arrive so                                             If a host family is not within
                                                                                                                                  In the afternoons all students
       ums of South      equipment            stations. Please information.
                                               Form’     for more     see the ‘Enrol-          that your host family can be       will take part in the activity        walking distance of the school
         e n has
             s i n gexcellent  sporting        Transfers
                                              ment     Form’need     to beinformation.
                                                               for more        arranged        there to meet you.                                                       Frances King will provide
       K             ton                                                                                                          programme. Some activities
       facilities   including  a new           well   in  advance.     Any
                                              Transfers need to be arranged    student                                                                                  a travel card to use public
       and the fash-                                                                                                                                  will take place
       sports building
                    depart-only recently       travelling
                                              well           aloneAny
                                                    in advance.       must      booktrav-
                                                                            student            Students under 14 who have                                               transport.
       ionable                                                                                                                                           on the
       completed.                              an  airport    transfer     through
                                              elling alone must book an airport                not booked accommodation                                                 Students must go to school in
       ment stores of Knightsbridge are                                                                                                                     school
                                               Frances through
                                              transfer      King. ForFrances
                                                                           further King.       with Frances King must be                                                the morning arriving at 08.00
       all within easy walking distance.                                                                                                                    grounds.
       Dalkey village is one of the            information,      please      emailplease       accompanied to the school                                                on the first day and 08.45
                                              For further information,                                                                                      Others
       most sought                             dublin@francesking.com, or                      and collected each day by a                                              every other day. Students will
       The campus itself is arranged email info@francesking.co.uk, or                                                                                       will take
       after areas                             contact your local agent.                       responsible adult of at least                                            go back to their host family
       around an attractive garden with contact your local agent.                                                                                        place in
       of Dublin                                                                               21 years of age. Please aim                                              from school after the afternoon
       trees and lawns. It is a unique,                                                                                                               Dublin city
       to live                                 Please note that is not                         to arrive at 08.45 each day.                                             activities. The host family will
       private and secluded world in the Heathrow Airport and St Pancras                                                          centre. Frances King staff will
       in. This                                always possible         to arrive               Students should be collected                                             bring the student to the school
       centre of Kensington.                  Eurostar     are the closest      and most                                          accompany students on all
       makes it                                or  depart    to/from      the                  at 17.45 each day, from the                                              on their first day showing them
       The Frances King main buildings convenient arrival and departure                                                           these activities.
       a safe and                              accommodation before                            school entrance.                                                         the route to walk or travel to
       are only 10 minutes’ walk away. points. Transfers to and from oth-                                                         If an activity is in Dublin city
       friendly place                          07:00 or after 22:00. Please                                                                                             school. Students will be staying
       Further information about the col- er airports can be arranged but                                                         centre, transport by either
       for students to experience              email dublin@francesking.                                                                                                in host families that are close
       lege can be found on the college the cost is significantly higher. We
       Irish family life and culture.          com before making any travel
                                              therefore recommend that you try
                                                                                               Security                           a coach or a train, will be
                                                                                                                                  arranged by Frances King              to each other and normally go
       website at
       The village itself is central           arrangements.                                   Loreto Abbey Dalkey School                                               to and come back from school
       http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/             to arrive at Heathrow or St Pan-                                                    to bring the students to the
       to the area with the housing                                                            provides a secure environment                                            together.
                                              cras Eurostar if at all possible.                                                   activity and return them to the
       radiating out from the village                                                          for our students. During break
       Due to Heythrop’s great loca-                                                                                              school after the activity. All
       tion in central London, just like in The Arrival and
       and school.                                                                             times from class and at lunch
       Dalkey is only 25 minutes                                                               there are areas within the
                                                                                                                                  costs associated with these           Homestay
       any large city you will experience The
       by train to the city centre.            Departure ArrivalProcess    and                 school grounds for students
                                                                                                                                  activities are included in the
                                                                                                                                                                        Most of our homestays are
       noise such as traffic, trains or Unless a responsible adult                                                                cost of the programme.
                                   our con- Departure                    Process
       Many of the student’s weekly                                                            to relax, socialise together                                             located within walking distance
       people   that
       activities    areplace
                   take  beyondin Dublin       of 21 years or over is                          and eat their packed lunch.                                              or easy travel of the school.
       trol.                                  Unless     a responsible        adult of the
                                                                                         21                                       There will be some activities
       city centre where there is              accompanying          the student,              Frances King staff will be with                                          Our families are carefully
                                              years     or  over   is   accompanying                                              held in the school in the
       an abundance of interesting             student must book a transfer                    the students at all times during                                         chosen to ensure our students
                                              the                                                                                 evenings. Students will walk
       places to visit.                        withstudent,       the service
                                                       our transfer      student whichmust     these break periods.                                                     have an enjoyable stay and
                                              book     a  transfer   with    our  transfer                                        or take the DART to the
       Further information about the           is a professional organisation                                                                                           experience Irish family life and
                            Heythrop College  service      which    is experience.
                                                                         a profession-                                            school from their homestay
       school can be found on the              with many       years                                                                                                    culture while practising their
                            University of     alOur
                                                  organisation      with many years’                                              where they will be met by
       school website                                 transfer company                                                                                                  English. Students will stay in
                            London            experience.       Frances        King    tries                                      Frances King staff for their
       http://www.loretoabbeydalkey.com/       operates from 06:00 to             22:00,
                            Kensington Square hard to follow UK ‘best practice’
                              London W8 5HN
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either a single or shared room
with another student of the
                                    host family or alternatively
                                    to meet with their friends
                                                                          qualities, knowledge and skills.
                                                                          We guarantee that all our staff
                                                                                                                The Programme
same sex and of a different         in the village close to their         will be kind, patient, attentive
nationality. There will never be    host families. This time is not       and caring. Our staff team is
more than 3 students in any         supervised by Frances King            committed to ensuring that your
one host family. Bathrooms          staff as students will socialise in   child has a positive and enjoyable
will be shared.                     groups together and with local        learning experience.
The host family will welcome        children. Members of staff are        Frances King is strongly opposed
the student as a member of          contactable at all times on an        to racism and discrimination
their family and endeavour to       emergency phone number.               based on colour or ancestry. We
help them to have a wonderful                                             practise a policy of zero tolerance
experience. Each family will        Emergency Phone                       for racist language or behaviour.
have their own rules so please      +353 83 4705869                       For all enquiries before the
ensure that you are aware of        (from a non-Irish phone)              programme begins, please
them and adhere to them.            083 4705869 (from an Irish            contact your local agent or the
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO            phone)                                Frances King bookings team.           Example Timetable
SMOKING allowed in the host
families. Any student caught        There will be a local member          Booking and Enquiries:                7.15
                                                                                                                          Wake up, shower and get dressed
smoking in their host family        of staff who can help students        dublin@francesking.com                7.45 am                                                                    Lessons take place from
will be asked to leave the          with any issues they might                                                                                                                             9.00 to 13.00, Monday to
programme immediately.              have. All students must return        Frances King main bookings            7.45                                                                       Friday.
                                                                                                                          Eat breakfast with your host
                                    to their host families by 22.00       Office: dublin@francesking.com        8.15 am                                                                    Students are placed into
                                    each night.                           Tel: +44 20 7870 6533                                                                                                            classes of
Laundry                             Students will also have the                                                 8.15                                                                                          up to 15
                                                                                                                          Go to school
Your host family will wash          telephone number of their host        Frances King 24-hour                  8.45 am                                                                                        students
any clothes you need cleaned        family.                               Emergency number:                                                                                                                     according
once each week.                                                           083 450 2204 (within Ireland)         9.00                                                                                            to their
                                                                                                                          General English classes. There are 2 breaks of 20 minutes.
                                                                          +353 83 450 2204 (overseas)           1.00 pm                                                                                         level of
                                    Mobile Phone                          Please use this number only in a                                                                                                     English.
Meals                               Mobile phones should work             real emergency!                       1.00
The host family                     without problems but please try                                             2.00 pm
accommodation is full-board.        to check in advance that your         For all other enquiries after the
Students will have their            phone will work in Dublin. If not,    course has begun, please call the
                                                                                                                          Afternoon activities: visits, walks, workshops and team games.
breakfast and dinner with their     we’ll try to help. Fairly cheap       main school in Merrion Square,        5.30 pm                                                                    Activities take place every
host family every day. The          phones and Sim cards can be           Dublin                                                                                                           afternoon and one evening
                                                                                                                5.30                                                                       a week. The activities take
host family will also provide       bought locally if necessary.          01 486 6000 (within Ireland)                    Go to homestay
the student with a packed                                                                                       6.00 pm                                                                    place either on
                                                                          +3553 1 486 6000 (overseas)
lunch 6 days a week. One day                                                                                                                                                               the school
at the weekend students will        Frances King Staff                                                          6.00
                                                                                                                          Dinner with host family                                          grounds or
stay in their host family and       The staff at our teenager centre      Other Key Staff                       7.00 pm                                                                    outside.
have their lunch with the host      in Dalkey will consist of the         General Manager: Anna                                                                                            A full day
family.                             Programme Manager, Activity           Maroutian                                       Socialise in Dalkey Village with other students                  excursion
                                    Leaders and Teachers.                 anna.maroutian@francesking.com                                                                                   takes
                                    The staff team for the Teenager       Tel: 083 878 2599                                                                                                place each
Free Time                           Programme has a balance of                                                  10.00 pm Return to homestay                                                weekend (normally
Dalkey is a relatively small        skills, knowledge and personal                                                                                                                         a Saturday).
affluent village on the outskirts                                         Welfare Officer: Ita Hennessey
                                    qualities. All Frances King
of Dublin. It is therefore a safe                                         ita.hennessey@francesking.com         11.00 pm Go to bed
                                    teaching staff have appropriate
environment for students.                                                 Tel: 01-4866000
                                    teaching qualifications and
On a number of evenings             experience.
each week students will have        The Activities Leaders are
free time to spend with their       chosen for their personal
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Example Activity Programme                                                                                                                       School Rules
                                                      Dublin Teenager Activity Programme - WEEK 1

                 Sun 21st June    Mon 22nd June   Tue 23rd June        Wed 24th June           Thu 25th June    Fri 26th June    Sat 27th June

  8.00 - 9.00                                                     Breakfast with host family

                                                                                                                                                 Students are accepted on                    Use bad language or fight      These rules must be
 9.00 - 13.00
                                                                                                                                                 the understanding that they                 with anyone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            obeyed at all times.
                 Free time with                                           Lessons                                                   Full Day
                  host family                                                                                                    at Tayto Park
                                                                                                                                                 understand and obey these               •   Use your mobile phone or
 13.00 - 14.00
                  Lunch with
                                                            PACKED LUNCH AT THE SCHOOL                                          PACKED LUNCH     rules.                                      any handheld equipment         Frances King reserves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the right to cancel a
                  host family
                                                                                                                                                                                             during lessons or activities
                                                                                                                                                 Always...                               •   Break any Irish law            student’s course and
                                                                                                                                                                                         •   Eat chewing gum on school
                                                                                                                                                 •   Carry your Frances King                 grounds                        accommodation in the
                                                                                                                                                     card with you on and off                                               event of misconduct or
 14.00 - 18.00
                                                                                                                                                     campus                              Discipline Procedure               unsatisfactory behaviour.
                 Free time with      Sports
                                                                                                                                                 •   Your host family can keep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Any student whose
                  host family
                                                    Dublinia          Kilmainham Gaol                           Viking Splash
                                                                                                                                                                                         Step 1. Warning, Teacher/
                                                                                                                                    Full Day
                                                                                                                                 at Tayto Park       departure tickets and
                                                                                              Optional: Young
                                                                                             Leader Workshop                                         passport/identity card safe         Activity Leader will talk to the   behaviour puts themselves
                                                                                                                                                     during your stay                    student about their behaviour      or others at risk (e.g. by
 18.00 - 19.00                                                     Dinner with host family
                                                                                                                                                     Be on time for classes,             and remind them of the
                                                                                                                                                                                         expectations of the school.        leaving the school grounds
 19.00 - 20.00                                                           FREETIME
                                                                                                                                                     meals and activities every
                                                                                                                                                     day                                                                    without authorisation,
                                                                                                                                                 •   Take an active part in              Step 2. If the behaviour           smoking in the building,
                                                                                                                                                                                         continues the programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            etc.) will be asked to
 20.00 - 22.00
                                                                                                                                                     lessons and all activities
                 Free time with     Free time       Free time             Free time                Quiz           Free time     Free time with
                                                                                                                                                 •   Treat other students and            manager will talk to
                   host family      in Dalkey       in Dalkey             in Dalkey                Night          in Dalkey      host family
                                                                                                                                                                                         the student about their            leave the programme.
                                                                                                                                                     staff members politely and
The full-day excursion at the weekend takes place with all the students together.                                                                    kindly                              behaviour and the possible         Parents/Guardians
                                                                                                                                                 •   Be careful not to endanger          consequences to follow.            will be responsible for
All activities are carefully assessed beforehand for potential risks. The Activity Leaders follow a                                                  others or yourself                                                     the additional cost of
plan, and we make sure that there is always a good ratio of leaders to students. Students carry                                                  •   Tell an adult if you feel ill, or   Step 3. If behaviour continues
a card with the address of the school and the emergency phone number – just in case. For their                                                       if you feel unhappy for any         or escalates the student’s         transporting the student
own safety, it is very important that students follow the instructions of the Activity Leaders and                                                   reason                              parent or guardian will be         home.
arrive on time at the meeting points.                                                                                                            •   Stay in your room and be            informed.
                                                                                                                                                     quiet after bedtime
                                                                                                                                                 •   Try to speak English     Step 4. If behaviour escalates
                                                                                                                                                                              further or becomes dangerous
                                                                                                                                                 Never...                     then the parent will be
                                                                                                                                                                              contacted and they will need
                                                                                                                                                 • Leave the school grounds   to make arrangements to
                                                                                                                                                   without Frances King staff transport the student home.
                                                                                                                                                   or permission              In situations of sufficient
                                                                                                                                                 • Smoke on school premises, gravity (e.g. breaking a law
                                                                                                                                                   drink, use drugs, steal or or a behaviour which puts
                                                                                                                                                   shoplift                   students at risk) steps 1-3 will
                                                                                                                                                                              be skipped.
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What to bring                                                                                         What NOT to bring

We recommend that                  Clothes and                       Pocket money                      Don’t bring anything
students bring the following
                                   shoes for sports                  For snacks, drinks, little        that you would really                                   HOW TO HAVE
items with them:                                                               souvenirs. €70-         hate to lose – especially
                                   and games                                   €90 per week            anything expensive!                                   A GREAT TIME ON
                                              There will be lots
A basic mobile                                of team games
                                                                               should be more
                                                                               than enough.            Expensive items may                                    THE TEENAGER
phone                                         and sports, so                                           include jewellery, top-of-
         This is recommended                  please bring                                             the-range phones and                                    PROGRAMME
         for safety reasons.
         If a child becomes
                                              clothes for this. We   A dictionary                      computers and designer

         separated from the
                                   know that not everyone loves
                                   to run around, but team
                                                                     or electronic                     clothing.

         group when out            games are a great way to                 translator                 No alcohol or smoking
on a trip, it is very useful for   get to know other kids and                  It’s always useful      is permitted on school
them to be able to call the        have fun. Even if you are not               to be able to find a    grounds. In Ireland, you
leader. Please check with          sporty, please bring some                   word!                   must be over 18 to drink
your phone service provider        clothes that you can wear for                                       alcohol or to smoke.           1. Be open-minded. You will meet many new people and
                                                                                                                                         see many new things. If you keep your mind open and
that your phone will work
in Ireland. If not, we will try
                                   games.                            Your medicine!                    Any student found
                                                                                                                                         are ready to learn about new things, you will be much
                                                                             If you need to            with alcohol on school
to help when you arrive.                                                                               grounds, or found to be           happier than if you reject things because they are new
Cheap(ish) phones can be           A nice warm                               take any form of
                                                                             medicine, bring it        smoking in their host             to you.
bought locally if needed.          sweater                                   and make sure that        family, will be asked to
                                                                                                                                      2. Don’t worry. Our staff are there to help and support
                                             Evenings can be         we know about it.                 leave the programme.
                                                                                                                                         you. If you have a problem, tell one of our staff. Don’t
Clothes for the                              cold, so do bring
                                             something warm to                                         No weapons of any kind
                                                                                                                                         be afraid. They will not be angry with you.
rain                                         wear.                   Electrical Items                  are permitted, obviously.      3. Try to speak English as much as possible. You will
            Summer in                                                Irish mains voltage is 230V.      It is illegal to carry a          meet young people from other nations. You will make
            Dublin may                                               Ireland uses 3-pin plugs. We      knife, even a small               more friends if you try to communicate in English.
            be hot, cold,          Comfortable                       will not be able to provide       pocket knife. Please
                                                                                                                                      4. Behave safely. But if you behave in a way that puts
            mild, dry, wet,                                          adaptors to students. You         note that CS gas and
            stormy, windy –        shoes for walking                 will need an adaptor to use       anti-personnel sprays             yourself or others in danger, you will be asked to leave
sometimes all in the same                    Dublin is an            electrical items – maybe          are also illegal in Ireland.      the programme. So, always follow the instructions of
day! Irish weather is very                   exciting city, and      something like this:                                                your group leaders when out on trips and never leave
unpredictable, so make                       we intend to cover                                        And finally... please don’t       a trip or the school grounds without permission.
sure you have some light                     a lot of ground!                                          bring a bad attitude!
rainwear you can carry with                                                                            Remember that all the          5. Ask questions. If you want to know something, ask!
                                                                                                                                         Questions are where learning starts.
you on trips and put on if the
heavens open.
                                   A spare towel                                                       staff are there to make
                                                                                                       sure you have a good
                                             Your host family
                                                                                                       time, learn English and
                                             will provide towels
                                                                                                       remain safe. If you have
                                             but please bring
                                                                                                       a problem, we want to
                                             one with you.
2020 Dublin Teenager Programme - Manual for parents and students - Frances King School of English
School Grounds
                         Frances King - Dalkey
                         1. Reception
                         2. Classrooms
                         3. Canteen and
                            recreation rooms
                         4. Sports hall
                         5. Basketball court
                         6. Hockey/Football pitch




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