Mini Stay – Tailor-Made Programs
- Art & Cultural Programme for Primary School Kids
- Mukogawa Girls High School Choir visit to Ireland
- Sapporo Nishi High School Programme at Athy College, Kildare
- Girls Junior + Senior High School from Tokyo attended a Programme at St. Brigid’s College, Kilkenny.
Art & Culture Program For Primary School Children 2014
Japanese Girls Junior High Schools Choir Programme
EES arranged this Japanese High School Choirs performance tour to Ireland, which culminated in their winning of The Lady Dorothy Mayer Memorial Trophy at the Cork International Choral Festival.
High School Program At Athy College
Equinox Education Services Ltd established and facilitated the first Sister-School programme between a Japanese High School in Hokkaido and an Irish Secondary school. Students from Sapporo Nishi High School travelled to Athy College in Kildare for a tailor-made, two-week programme. Students took English and cultural lessons in the mornings and attended regular classes with their Irish peers each afternoon. The Japanese visitors stayed with local host families and took many cultural trips. The programme was a huge success and was repeated for the three successive years.
Japanese High School With Irish High School Cultural Exchange Program
St. Brigid’s College, Kilkenny in unique cultural exchange programme with Girls High School from Toyko in Japan. Transition year students from St. Brigid’s College, Callan had the pleasure of hosting 58 students of equivalent ages from Junior and Senior Girls High School from Tokyo in Japan in a carefully planned, one-week cultural exchange programme, which centred around sharing studies, activities and values from their respective cultures. Despite the unfortunate timing of Storm Ophelia coinciding with the exchange, the groups were undeterred from fulfilling a very comprehensive schedule, which also included excursion trips to Dublin and Kilkenny, where they had an audience with the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Michael Doyle. At the school, the Japanese girls were fully immersed into the curriculum by taking part in classes and activities to gain a greater understanding of studying and conversing in English. In return the Japanese students imparted many aspects of their culture including calligraphy, origami, choral recitals and Japanese games. Speaking at the closing ceremony Principal (otherwise known as a Kōchō sensei in Japan) of Junior and Senior Girls High School from Tokyo expressed his sincere gratitude to Ms. Mary O’Keefe, Principal St. Brigid’s College, her colleagues and the wonderful local host families for the “unforgettable experience that the school had afforded his students”. As a testament to the success of the programme, Mr. Yamamoto confirmed that the programme would be repeated at St. Brigid’s College again in consecutive years.
Malaysia – Ireland (Academic Experience Program)
Equinox Education Services was delighted to cooperate with MyStudy from Malaysia to facilitate a tailor-made 4 week high school immersion programme for 12 students from Malaysia. The programme was hosted by St. Leos College and Knockbeg College both located in Carlow. The students spent 4 wonderful weeks with local host families while experience school life with their Irish peers. We went on a full day excursion each Saturday to various cultural destinations in Ireland as well as experiencing all aspects of life in Ireland.
- Due to the prevailing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, class-based* lessons are strictly restricted to 7 students in total, who will be socially-distanced and be required observe health and safety protocols in compliance with both the building’s and Equinox’s own Fáilte Ireland accredited COVID-19 Safety Charter.
- On-Line group lessons are also available on request*.
*In the event of additional Level 5 restrictions at this time ALL classes will be taught online for the duration of the lockdown.
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