2020 Dublin Teenager Programme - Manual for parents and students - Frances King School of English
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eb site 2 3 W Visit our Frances King Frances King School Schoolof of English English Frances King School of English was established ebook in 1973. King Frances We are a busy School private was of English language school established Fac based in South Kensington, with expertise in many in 1973 in the UK and we now have over 40 years’ Join us on 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 high-quality London courses and experience for courses all our and a Irish a fantastic students. perience for all our students. Please see fantastic ex- Please our Contents see our for website website morefor more information: www. information: The Centre Twitter on francesking.co.uk www.francesking.com Location........................................................... Page 4 FrancesKing Frances Kingis ison onFacebook. Facebook.Why Follow us Arrival and Departure....................................... Page 4 Why not look us not look us up and upjoin andourjoin 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 King 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 to 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 Welcome 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 Frances 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- programme. 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
44 5 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- Arrivalare 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. yearsKens- ago. occupant, ceive sure you. Ifand that your youtoneed 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 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or and collected each day by a every other day. Students will The campus itself is arranged email email@example.com, 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
6 7 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 Teaching smoking in their host family of staff who can help students firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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 Lunch 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 2.00 Afternoon activities: visits, walks, workshops and team games. Activities 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 7.00 family. Programme Manager, Activity Maroutian Socialise in Dalkey Village with other students excursion 10.00pm Leaders and Teachers. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
8 9 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 Sports 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.
10 11 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. help.
School Grounds USEFUL Frances King - Dalkey MAPS 1. Reception 2. Classrooms 3. Canteen and recreation rooms 4. Sports hall 5. Basketball court 6. Hockey/Football pitch 3 6 1 2 4 5 E E NU AV TO RE LO Map of Dalkey Map of Dublin Portmarnock Championship Golf Course Ulverton Road Ha rbo M50 ur Ro Dollymount Beach Royal Canal ad Hy Royal Dublin Phoenix de Croke Park Golf Course Church R d Lo Dublin Zoo Park r GAA Stadium Ro Dublin ad Co et oA r rig River Liffey Rd Frances King - Merrion Square Frances King - Dalkey ven Christchurch Leslie Aven Cathedral Mayfair DART ue train line LUAS DALKEY Grand Canal tram line 2 VILLAGE 4 ue oad Cas nhi ll R tle R oa 6W 6 Bar d Co liem Dun Laoghaire Ro ore harbour ck Ro fort a Avenue A d ve Sorrento Hillside Roa Dalkey Station d Dal key 30 mins to Dublin city centre County Dublin Dalkey Park Ar de Frances King - Dalkey ev Cunningham Road in Ro a d County
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