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  • Projects
    of networking for high end research collaborations Read more Irish and Chinese governments to co finance new building for UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland In Projects By Super User Mar 8 2014 Sino Irish co financing of a new flagship building for the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland Read more The Research and Development of Teaching Materials In Projects By Super User Mar 7 2014 In 2012 the Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn T D launched a new Transition Unit in Chinese developed jointly by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland University College Dublin Read more Irish Secondary School Teachers Training Programme by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland In Projects By Super User Mar 6 2014 There is a bright future and vast scope for the development of Chinese education in Ireland Since the inception of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland in 2006 with support from the Hanban Headquarters the efforts made by the UCD CII have resulted in over a hundred secondary schools launching Chinese courses with about 5000 secondary school students studying Chinese Read more Chinese a Curricular Subject for Irish Post Primary Schools In Projects By

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  • Loreto Secondary School Bray
    Catholic second level school In addition to offering the standard Leaving and Junior Certificate programmes Loreto Bray also offers the Transition Year Programme and an enhanced Leaving Certificate Programme called the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Loreto Bray also offers a wide range of extracurricular programmes to its students In the area of sport students have the opportunity to participate in hockey basketball badminton table tennis soccer Gaelic football rugby and other sports Drama debating French German and Spanish Language Societies and a Peace Justice Group are among the other activities available in the school During the school year 2006 2007 the school Principal in consultation with a number of staff members explored the option of offering a programme of Chinese Studies to students in Loreto Bray Ambassador Zhang Xinsen was contacted by letter at the Chinese Embassy seeking support and guidance on how best to introduce a Chinese studies programme into the school A representative of the Ambassador responded to the school s letter and suggested contact be made with the Confucius Institute for Ireland The school was also informed of the recently established links between the Confucius Institute and University College Dublin UCD Following talks with the UCD Confucius Institute Loreto Bray was delighted to introduce a Confucius Institute funded programme of Chinese studies into the school The programme started in September of the school year 2007 2008 and was offered to first year students It was intended that the Chinese Studies Programme would continue throughout the six years the girls spent in second level school It was further intended that the students would at the end of the six years have achieved a reasonable level of proficiency in the Chinese language The Confucius Classroom programme stated aim of developing Chinese teaching and learning in local secondary schools

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  • Loreto College Foxrock
    College Foxrock is a voluntary Catholic Secondary School under the direction of the Loreto Sisters IBVM The school which wasopened in 1941 at the request of the Archbishop of Dublin Most Reverend John Charles McQuaid is situated on the N11 in the parish of Foxrock The school is a fee paying Secondary Day School and is run by the Board of Management which was first set up in 1990 The school celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1991 The main aim of the school is to be a centre of Christian Education which cares for the faith and personal development of each student The school strives for excellence in providing a holistic education i e religious academic cultural physical psychological and social The school has maintained the educational tradition begun by Mary Ward 1585 1645 foundress of the I B V M and has been enriched by it During the school year 2009 2010 the school Principal explored the option of offering a programme of Chinese Studies to students in Loreto College Foxrock Ms Mannion met with Dr Liming Wang seeking support and guidance on how best to introduce a Chinese studies programme into the school During the year in addition

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  • Clongowes Wood College S.J.
    a Jesuit boarding school for boys It is located in a rural setting west of Dublin and has approximately 450 students all of whom are boarders The school s mission is to educate its students according to the best traditions and highest standards of Jesuit schooling and the values of the Gospel It offers a diverse range of activities to its pupils so that the education of the whole person might be achieved in some measure Clongowes is very much at the forefront of Irish education and has become the boarding school of choice In 2009 some 37 of our students received 500 or more CAO points out of a possible total of 600 A remarkable feat in view of our open admissions policy and the fact that in some subjects the percentages of students awarded a Leaving Certificate grade A nationally is in the low single digits The College embraces an open non academic bursary programme for those from a lower socio economic background All of our students go on to attend universities at home or abroad The school provides leaders at all levels of society The College Library is named after our most famous alumnus James Joyce Following initial contact by John Conway with the Confucius Institute UCD during the Autumn Winter of 2007 and a visit to Clongowes by a delegation from the Confucius Institute by Dr Liming Wang Dr Lan Li and Ms Angie Bailey a one day Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture was held here in Clongowes in December 2007 The participants were Transition Year Humanities students and such was the success of the day that an Introduction to Chinese Culture and Language course was run here in Clongowes from January 2008 until May 2009 involving 1st year 2nd year and 4th year students

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  • Belvedere College S.J.
    November 0001 Hits 2136 Category Confucius Classroom Confucius Classroon at Belvedere College S J since 2011 The College is a Catholic school under the trusteeship of the Society of Jesus Set in the centre of Dublin city it continues today a tradition of over 170 years in the Jesuit approach to education Belvedere has dedicated teachers who are committed to high academic standards The College provides a rich and diverse curriculum catering for the needs of each individual student It strives for excellence also in areas of sport and culture social concern and spiritual values wherein students are encouraged and challenged to realise their full potential as human beings The mission of the Belvedere Community Jesuits Board Staff Parents Present Students and Past Pupils is to ensure that graduates of the College by their relationship with Jesus Christ and through living gospel values shall be persons for others in leadership and example in the pursuit of a just world Belvedere College seeks to develop within each student a positive self image a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility to their community both the community that is our school and the community within which each student lives Our relationship

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  • Blackrock College
    Members Contact 30 Nov Written by Super User Published 30 November 0001 Hits 2287 Category Confucius Classroom Confucius Classroom at Blackrock College since 2011 Blackrock is a living thriving institution Consequently hand in hand with our willingness to learn and benefit from the past is a quest to embrace change and to move forward The modern world is not a static one We recognise that our response must be simultaneously proactive and reactive in order to provide the boys with the skills knowledge values and adaptability they will need to take their place in society We measure the success of Blackrock by the contribution we make to the development in each student of a sharp sense of justice a desire for a more caring and compassionate society independence of mind honesty in communication and respect for the dignity of all The boarding school located in Williamstown Castle is home to one hundred boys from all year groups Boarders are and always have been unique members of the Blackrock community Their experience of the school is by its nature a very comprehensive one Traditionally the bond between boarders and Blackrock has been particularly strong During the school year 2009 2010 the

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  • Jesus and Mary College
    Classroom Confucius Classroom at Jesus and Mary College since 2014 Jesus and Mary College is a Catholic Community in keeping with the educational philosophy of St Claudine Thevenet and the sacred ethos of the school We are committed to providing a quality education in pursuit of excellence Jesus and Mary College endeavour to provide a teaching and learning environment which encourages the school community to develop to its full potential cognisant of all its talents and skills They aim to work together in a safe respectful caring and just environment We value the principles of mutual respect equality and tolerance encouraging positive self image confidence and pride in all achievements Jesus and Mary College has fostered an excellent working relationship with the Confucius Institute Our programme commenced in 2012 and we look forward to bolstering our friendship with a successful application to become a Confucius classroom We wish for our common interests in culture language and education to extend well into the decades ahead Our Chinese department consists of a growing number of enthusiastic teachers Together our department structures planning by holding weekly meetings to discuss the success of our Chinese programme and to discuss areas where we wish to improve We endeavour to reflect upon using the strengths of the school to best enhance the Chinese experience for the students Our teachers have collaborated to produce a broad and ambitious Chinese Short Course to be included in the new JCSA programme which begins in August 2014 In 2013 Jesus and Mary College hosted a Chinese classroom as part of our Open Evening We felt this was essential to promote our affinity with Chinese to the public Music crafts and dress were included in this very popular attraction The feedback received from parents in the local community was highly encouraging

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  • Galway Education Centre
    Members Contact 30 Nov Written by Super User Published 30 November 0001 Hits 1698 Category Confucius Classroom Confucius Classroom at Galway Eduacation Centre since 2014 The Galway Education Centre has over 20 years experience of International cooperative programmes and provides training programmes for teachers in County Galway and throughout Ireland Global partners of the Galway Education Centre include the UCD Confucius Institute National Flight Academy Florida TEQ Games Universal Studios Office of EU Commissioner for Research and Science British Science Association Emory University Atlanta and Indiana University In addition the centre has working partnerships with Medtronic Philanthropy USA SAP in France HP Boston Scientific and LEGO Education in Denmark For over 15 years the centre has become one of the leading examples in relation to organising cooperative programmes between educational institutes and entrepreneurs In December 2012 the UCD CII regional centre in the Galway Education Centre was launched officially Mr Ciaran Cannon Jr Minister of Education in Ireland and Mr Xiaochuang Wu first secretary of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland attended the event Since then the Galway Education Centre cooperated with the UCD CII and developed the training programs for Irish teachers At the end of 2013 there are 11

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