FAQs.
Information pack for each course will be available to download from www.spleodar.com 2 weeks prior to each course.

What happens if my student speaks English?
If a student speaks one complete sentence of English they will be dismissed from the course.

Are the houses on the courses mixed?
No, girls and boys are housed separately.

Can friends stay in the same house?
A maximum of three friends can stay in the same house together but not in the same bedroom. This will be organised at the information meeting.

Who washes the students clothes?
Bean an tí will do 2 washes per course. She will wash light clothes – t-shirts, socks and underwear.

When can I visit my student?
 There are two visiting Sundays per course. Dates and times will be given in the information pack.

What is Spleodar’s policy on mobile phones?
Spleodar operate a zero tolerance policy on mobile phones. Contact with your student can be made through the college landline, mobile by post or e-mail. Numbers and addresses will be available in the information pack.

Can I speak directly to my student ?
Yes, however Spleodar recommend that communication by telephone should be kept to a minimum. We recommend that there be no verbal communication with your student for the first three days to enable students to become immersed in the language. Senior staff will be happy to give you a report on your students progress and pass on a message upon request. Hereafter parents may speak to their students but we recommend that this be kept to a minimum. Spleodar cannot facilitate daily phone contact with your student.

 



Do Spleodar organise transport to and from the courses.
Spleodar organise optional private buses to each centre. Timetables and prices will be available in information pack. The bus can be paid for upon arrival at the course centre.

Can my student leave the course for a match, concert etc.?
Spleodar recommend that only in exceptional circumstances should a student leave the course. If it is necessary to leave the course this must be arranged in writing with the course director at the time.

Can I contact the bean an tí or visit her house?
No. All contact must be made through the course phones and e-mail.

Should students bring musical instrument s / sports equipment?
Yes, if they wish to but Spleodar recommend that all musical instruments / sports equipment which the students bring with them on the course be covered under the ‘all risks’ section of home insurance.

What is Spleodar’s policy on multi media devices ?(e.g. i-pods / i-pads)
Spleodar operates a zero tolerance policy on the above items.

Do Spleodar provide opportunities for students to use Irish during the year?
Spleodar run weekly youth clubs from September – March