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Today, many foreign students take a decision to educate in Ireland, where there are located the best private schools offering comfortable conditions for studying to international pupils. Studying in Ireland provides foreign students with excellent skills and knowledge, which increases chances of enrolling in ranking and prestigious universities.

Many features of educational system of Great Britain can be found in Irish system of education. The teachers are engaged with students, increasing their interest in studying and encouraging to achieve ambitious academic results. After graduating school certificates are highly valued abroad, guaranteeing excellent level of knowledge, skills of analyzing information.

Private schools Ireland fees

Main advantage of studying in the best Irish schools is affordable prices if education, comparing to prestigious private schools in Britain.

Private schools in Ireland are very well equipped. The campus territory has everything for comfortable rest and studying. Every foreign student can find the sport activity to his taste, namely:

  • Football
  • Horse riding
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Sailing, etc.

Ranking of private schools in Ireland – TOP-12

  • Alexandra College
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior CertificateLeaving certificate4- 18Day and boarding school450, only girls
  • Belvedere College
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior CertificateLeaving certificate13- 18Day school1 000, only boys
  • Blackrock College
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior CertificateLeaving certificate13- 18Day and boarding school1 025, only boys
  • Castle Park School
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Adapted Irish Primary School curriculum  3- 12Day, mixed studying330
  • Castleknock College
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior Certificate Leaving certificate13- 18Day and boarding school740, only boys
  • Gonzaga College
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior Certificate Leaving certificate13- 18Day school550, only boys
  • International School of Dublin
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Primary Years Program3- 12Day school, mixed studying60
  • King’s Hospital School
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior CertificateLeaving certificate12- 18Day and boarding school730, mixed studying
  • Kylemore College
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior CertificateLeaving certificate12- 18Day school330, mixed studying
  • Loreto College St Stephen’s Green
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior CertificateLeaving certificate13- 18Day school560, only girls
  • Lycee Francais d’Irlande
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumFrench curriculumJunior CertificateBrevetOIB3- 18Day school510, mixed studying
  • Mount Anville Secondary School
Type of programsAge of studentsForm of studyingNumber of students
Irish curriculumJunior CertificateLeaving certificate12- 18Day school675, only girls

How to enroll in the best private school in Ireland?

The foreign student must provide the following documents:

  • A copy of passport
  • Grades for the last 2 academic years
  • International language certificate
  • Recommendation letters from teachers of mathematics and English
  • Application forms
  • Skype interview.

Moreover, it is compulsory to pass school test to determine the knowledge level of Mathematics and English.

Facilities of boarding schools in Ireland

It is worth mentioning the state-of-the-art equipment of Ireland private schools. To student’s attention provided comfortable and spacious campuses, sport infrastructure and classrooms for creativity. In free hours from studying foreign students attend different clubs and circles, developing their abilities and talents.

The school encourages the student participation in various competition, in particular the Duke of Edinburgh Prize and school orchestra review. By participating in such events foreign students develop leadership skills, take responsibility to their  words and actions, feel part of the team.

Comparing analysis of studying in the best private schools in Ireland

Advantages of studying in IrelandDisadvantages of Irish education
Great chance to enter the elite universities in Britain, USA, Switzerland, CanadaExpensive education
High quality of education, adherence to international academic standardsHigh academic load
High level of English knowledgeAdaptation period, change of social environment
New contactsThe difficulty of finding the school for the pupil, it is necessary to apply to qualified specialist

To sum up, the list of advantages significantly outweighs disadvantages of studying in Ireland.

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World Bank Financing Will Strengthen Learning, Access to Education in Cambodia

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The World Bank today approved financing that, along with a grant from the Global Partnership for Education, will provide US$69.25 million in new funding to help Cambodia improve equitable access to basic education and respond rapidly to crises affecting the education system.

The World Bank will provide a US$60 million credit through its International Development Association while the Global Partnership for Education will deliver a grant of US$9.25 million.

The funding will support the five-year General Education Improvement Project (GEIP), which aims to support Cambodia in achieving the vision outlined in its Education Strategic Plan (ESP 2019-2023), which seeks to “establish and develop human resources that are of the very highest quality and are ethically sound in order to develop a knowledge-based society.” To realize this objective, the government of Cambodia has expressed a commitment to address two main challenges: low student learning outcomes and inequitable access to quality basic education, which includes early childhood, primary, and secondary education.

“Cambodia has certainly made great achievements in expanding access to education, but equitable access to education for certain groups of children, such as those living in remote areas, coming from poor families or ethnic minority communities, and those living with disabilities, remains an issue. Further, student learning outcomes have been greatly affected by the prolonged school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said World Bank Country Manager for Cambodia Maryam Salim. “We strongly hope that the project will address these challenges and build back better.”

This funding comes at a crucial time, with the new COVID-19 variant worsening the pandemic’s impact on education systems around the world,” said Global Partnership for Education CEO Alice P. Albright. “We hope these funds will allow Cambodia to continue increasing access to quality education and ensure that the most vulnerable children are in school and learning.”

The project’s key activities will include implementing a school-based management program, providing capacity development to teachers, school leaders, teacher trainers, and educational staff, and improving learning environments. The project calls for construction and rehabilitation of school buildings, science laboratories, teacher training institutions, dormitories for teachers, and special education schools; purchase of education technology equipment; and support for students with disabilities, including disability screening. The project will also include a pilot education technology (EdTech) program for mathematics.

One of the goals of the project is to improve the education sector’s overall performance by building national capacity for education reform programs, revising subsector strategies, piloting continuous professional development, and creating a teaching career pathway. The project will also aim to facilitate the development of the 2024–2028 Education Strategic Plan and hold annual “Best Practice Forums.”

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Naftali Bennett Highlights Tech and Trade, Bridge-Building and Climate Change

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett of Israel used his address to the Davos Agenda 2022 to highlight the role of digital technologies in confronting the Omicron variant and climate change. He also highlighted how regional bridge-building with the United Arab Emirates and neighbouring Arab states has accelerated trade volumes.

Israel was the first country in the Omicron wave to shut its skies for a few weeks to buy time and formulate the best policy response based on analysis of data from its national database and the actions of other countries. “The pandemic is all about data information and gleaning insights from that data”, Bennett said. Israel has developed a “variant radar” of data scientists dedicated to gathering intelligence on emerging variants around the world. “That’s why,” he added, “we reacted to Omicron before it even got its name.”

The pandemic has changed the ways we work, with the world more dependent than ever on remote working. Bennett pointed out that nearly half the global investment in cyber defence in recent years has come from Israel.

Turning to regional bridge-building, he said the Abraham Accords – cooperation agreements signed between Israel, UAE and Bahrain in 2020 – have the potential to greatly accelerate regional trade. Already trade between Israel and UAE has “skyrocketed”, while trade with Egypt remains “tiny”. Bennett views UAE as “a gate to the East” and regards “Africa as a big potential partner for Israel”. He recently met President Sisi of Egypt and King Abdullah of Jordan and said: “I want to inject more content into these relationships.”

His wider strategic aim is to firm up agreement among regional partners who are coming to see Israel as “an anchor of stability in a very tumultuous region.”

The prime minister highlighted how his move to open Israel’s borders to Palestinians is helping tens of thousands from Gaza and the West Bank to make a better living. In his speech, Bennett spoke about joint Israeli-Palestinian industrial zones to allow Palestinians to work in very high-tech sectors. “I believe that through business, through economy, through jobs is the most sustainable way to bring stability,” he said.

Israel has committed to reach net zero on carbon emissions by 2050. Bennett pointed to Israel’s “small carbon footprint”, adding that the country’s unique contribution to fighting climate change is through its high-tech innovation sector. He called on Israel’s cohort of young entrepreneurs to start developing the “technologies that do not yet exist”, which the world needs to deliver net zero by 2050. Israel is already a world leader in climate-relevant technologies such as generating, conserving and recycling freshwater, he said, while noting that the climate crisis gives it the opportunity to grow its capacity in renewable energy and alternative meat products.

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Guterres Calls on Private Sector to Help Developing Countries with Post-Pandemic Recovery

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In a special address at the virtual World Economic Forum Davos Agenda 2022 on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined three urgent areas that need to be addressed for the world to emerge from the ongoing global economic and health crisis and to ensure the UN Sustainable Development Goals are achieved.

“Recovery remains fragile and uneven amid the lingering pandemic, persistent labour market challenges, ongoing supply chain disruptions, rising inflation and looming debt traps,” he said. “To chart a new course, we need all hands on deck, especially the global business community.”

The first area that needs immediate attention is confronting the COVID-19 pandemic with equity and fairness. Citing the World Health Organization’s global target to vaccinate 40% of people in all countries by the end of 2021 and 70% by the middle of 2022, Guterres said the world is nowhere near these targets. “If we fail to vaccinate every person, we give rise to new variants that spread across borders and bring daily life and economies to a grinding halt,” he said.

To ensure vaccine equity, he called on countries and manufacturers to prioritize vaccine supply to the global programme COVAX and to support the local production of tests, vaccines and treatments around the world. He also asked pharmaceutical companies to stand in solidarity with developing countries by sharing licences, know-how and technology to find a way out of the pandemic.

The second challenge is the need to reform the global financial system, especially as low-income countries are at a huge disadvantage and are experiencing their slowest growth in a generation. “The burdens of record inflation, shrinking fiscal space, high interest rates and soaring energy and food prices are hitting every corner of the world and blocking recovery, especially in these low- and middle-income countries,” Guterres said. This is stifling any hope of growth by making it even more difficult for governments to invest in the sustainable and resilient systems.

He urged business leaders to help shape a global financial system that works for all countries. This includes working to restructure the long-term debt architecture, addressing corruption and illicit financial flows, ensuring that tax systems are fair and designed in a way that reduce inequalities, and bringing together governments, businesses, the financial sector and international financial institutions to build up private investment in developing countries.

Supporting climate action in developing countries is the third area that needs immediate attention, especially as global emissions are set to increase by 14% by 2030.

“Even if all developed countries kept their promises to drastically reduce emissions by 2030, global emissions would still be too high to keep the 1.5 degree Celsius goal within reach. We need a 45% reduction in global emissions this decade,” Guterres stressed.

Climate shocks, including extreme weather events, forced 30 million people to flee their homes in 2020 alone – three times more than those displaced by war and violence. And 1 billion children are at an extremely high risk of the impacts of climate change. “Turning this ship around will take immense willpower and ingenuity from governments and businesses alike, in every major-emitting nation,” he said. “We see a clear role for businesses and investors in supporting our net-zero goal.”

This, he said, calls for the creation of coalitions of government, public and private financial institutions, investment funds and companies with the technological know-how to provide targeted financial and technical support for every country that needs assistance.

The World Economic Forum’s Climate Action Platform is helping businesses, governments and NGOs accelerate and scale ambition and partnerships needed to drive a sustainable and inclusive future, and its Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders is engaging policy-makers to help deliver the transition to a net-zero economy.

Guterres concluded by saying that many countries need the support, ideas, financing and voice of the global business community.

“If we fail to provide debt relief and financing to developing countries, we create a lopsided recovery that can send an interconnected global economy into a tailspin,” he said. “If we fail to reduce inequalities, we weigh down economic progress for all people in all countries.”

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