Ireland has mixed gender schools or all boys-/girls-schools.
We also have public and private schools.
Primary School is broken down into the following years
• Junior Infants (age 4 - 6)
• Senior Infants (age 5- 7)
• First Class (age 6 - 8)
• Second Class (age 7 - 9)
• Third Class (age 8 -10)
• Fourth Class (age 9 -11)
• Fifth Class (age 10 -12)
• Sixth Class (age 11-13)
Secondary School is split into 3 phases:
• First Year (age 12 -14)
• Second Year (age 13 -15)
• Third Year (age 14-16)
Transition Year: (also known as TY or Fourth year) (age 15-17)
• Fifth Year (age 15–18)
• Sixth Year (age 16–19)
Secondary School Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday : 8.45am – 4.00pm
Wednesday : 8.45am – 1pm
School uniform must be worn at all times.
Irish schools have a uniform policy, which means every student must wear a uniform when attending school. Every school has a different colour and uniform design. Wearing a school uniform might be something our students aren’t used to before they arrive, yet it is normal in Ireland. Our host families or coordinators will take our students uniform shopping.
Some examples of subjects available – please note every school varies
English, Mathematics, Computers, Keyboard Skills, History, Geography, Science, Materials Tech. (Metal), Material Tech. (Wood), Technical Graphics, Home Economics, German, French, Business Studies, Art, Crafts and Design, Music, SPHE, CSPE, Local Studies, Physical Education, Religious Education, Health Education, Career Guidance.
English, Mathematics, Computers, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Construction Studies, Arts, Crafts and Design, Engineering, Technical Graphics, Social and Scientific, Accounting, German, French, LCVP, Computer Aided Design, Physical Education, Guidance Counselling, Health and Personal Development, Religious Education.