Hi, my name is Gabriella. I'm from southern Italy but now I'm in Ireland for an exchange semester. I left Italy on August 21st, so I've been living in this enchanting country for over a month already but what makes this adventure extraordinary is the fact that you never stop learning from the first day to the last. I tried to think about the things I learnt the first week of my life as an exchange student and I would like to share with you the five most important.
Sutton Park School
School DescriptionSutton Park School is a private school located on the northside of Dublin, on the stunning peninsula of Howth Head. The school was founded in 1957 by a group of leading local professional and business people as a co-educational and multi-denominational school. It began its first year with approximately forty pupils and has steadily grown and developed over the past fifty years. The school now boasts a modern campus and educates hundreds of students from all over north County Dublin and a wide range of countries from all over the world.
The school strives to provide the maximum educational experience to support academic achievement and personal development, and its mission statement is “We nurture and develop the best qualities in each of our students.” Sutton Park School prepares students for entrance into the best universities in Ireland and abroad and last year 83% of final year students received their first preference university thanks to consistently high examination results. Good communication amongst teachers, parents and students ensure a successful experience for each student.
The heart of Sutton Park School is a large Georgian house with a modern block of 20 classrooms extending from the side and reaching back into the main body of the school. The school library contains over 14,000 books and a bank of modern computers to supplement the considerable research facilities in this building. The school also possesses a fully-equipped art room and design centre with a network of 20 computers all carrying the latest CAD/CAM software. The well-equipped science laboratories contain interactive whiteboards and there are 2 dedicated ICT rooms, newly furnished with the latest computers. Students use iPads and tablets as part of the day-to-day curriculum in all divisions of the school.
Sports and Arts
The school’s sports facilities are also impressive. With a full-size all-weather hockey pitch, a large, multi-purpose sports field for athletics and winter sports, as well as basketball and badminton courts and a large gymnasium, students have everything they need to lead an active lifestyle and achieve sporting success. The school highly values opportunities for musical expression, and its famed choir- which performs and competes publicly several times each year- is one of the school’s most prized extra-curricular traditions.
Approximately one third of all Sutton Park students are originally from other countries, contributing to a fantastically international school community with a characteristically Irish warmth and friendliness at its heart. Sutton Park offers students the chance to make memories and friends for life while receiving a first-class education from one of the top schools in the country.
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Leaving your country and your family to live in a foreign country with complete strangers is a brave choice, but it can also bring something very good to your life. Even though families in Ireland are very different from Italian ones, they are amazing too.
Hi guys! Here I am to tell you all about my experience on the Soft Landing Camp in London. For those who don't know what it is, it's a three-day camp, during which you stay together with all the other Educatius UK exchange students, from all over the world.
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