Language immersion programme in Ireland for the 2021-2022 school year

Novaschool Educational Group presents its language immersion linguistic project in Ireland.

For Novaschool Sunland International, as a British school, learning English plays a key role in our educational project. Therefore, we have developed this programme through our Language Department with the aim of offering a total linguistic immersion so that students can practice and assimilate the language in the most natural way.

Last Monday 15th March, a meeting was held for parents to explain the linguistic immersion programme that will take place during the next school year in Ireland. Ireland is a very welcoming and safe country, ideal for students who want to have their first experience of living abroad.

This programme is aimed at secondary students who have a good level of English and an excellent academic record with all the subjects from the previous year passed:

  • Year 7 students who are interested will be able to leave for up to two months of exchange
  • Year 8 and 9 can choose between a semester or the full school year

Through this project our students live a ‘complete’ experience, at the academic and personal level, that allows them to broaden horizons and mature. They attend official schools with a fully compatible education system which allows them to continue their studies enjoying a total immersion in Irish life and culture.

The program includes staying with families residing near Connaught County schools, having gone through an exhaustive selection process. The stay also includes food, books, uniforms… everything necessary for students to live in the Irish environment.

Here you have the dossier with all the information related to this project.

For any queries you can contact Alfonso Avila, the project coordinator , by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 677 705 280.


Sketchbook Circle 2021

At Novaschool Sunland International we are aware of the importance of being creative in order to adapt to this changing world. One of our main aims is the wellbeing of our teachers, therefore, our projects don’t only involve students, but also staff.

Miss Jenny, our art teacher, has been  participating in a monthly sketchbook exchange with other art teachers since last year. It has proven to be a constant and calming practice, so that she set up a similar exchange among interested colleagues for the remainder of this academic year.

Anyone can join this project, because EVERYONE can draw! Making time for creating is something that many people, ‘arty’ or not, can enjoy and Benefit from – especially during these uncertain times.

Once teachers decide to join in, they commit to it until the end of term. Each month the amount of drawings will differ because anyone can make as much as he/she like. There are no rules about how to fill the pages.

Everyone can create a title page, put a stamp, make a collage, colour, paint, print, stitching etc. The most important thing is to keep the ‘conversation’ going. The process continues throughout the year, at the end of which everyone receives his/her own completed book back to keep.

Teachers should get a small sketchbook, A5 or A6, and start drawing. There is no specific theme but Miss Jenny suggested some prompts as for example moments of peace, coming home, collections, tools and utensils or whatever. At the end of the month all participants will pass their book onto another person.

In the absence of having an introduction workshop, Miss Jenny prepared a ‘welcome pack’ for each participant in order to give additional ideas and share encouragement. We also set up a WhatsApp group to share pictures and snippets of what we are making.

Let’s draw!