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Parent's Review of Hartstown secondary school in Dublin, Ireland

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Hartstown secondary school

In what town or city is this school located?

Dublin

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

local

What grade levels are represented at this school?

High (Secondary) School

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

walk/ bike

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

Rugby, soccer, hurling, tennis, drama, basketball, chess, art, music and more that I am not sure of.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

They are much happier here than back in SA. The teacher actually teaches, not just expecting to do work. They are not affraid to ask questions as in SA. They are getting higfh marks than in SA and have not once complained about bullying and theft. The year head called me about them, as they were doing so well and he wanted them to try to do Irish (the official second language) as well. They tried it, but have decided to drop it as they do not understand , so will get an exemption.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

There is a parent teacher committee, and anyone can go to the meetings.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

A great school. The best in the area f clonsilla and Blanchardstown. Just enroll early as you will battel to get a place.

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