Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
05 July, 2023

How We Help Expat Children Adjust to Their New School

How We Help Expat Children Adjust to Their New School | NAIS Dublin - How We Help Expat Children Adjust to Their New School
Starting at a new school is a significant change for any child. For expat children who may also be adjusting to a new country and culture, this transition can be particularly challenging. At NAIS Dublin, we are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible.

Language Support

Our school recognizes that many expat children might not have English as their first language. That's why we have a robust English as an Additional Language (EAL) program in place. Our EAL teachers work closely with students to help them improve their English language skills, not only helping them academically but also aiding them in their day-to-day communication.

Cultural Adaptation

Understanding and adapting to a new culture can be difficult for children and adults alike. At NAIS Dublin, we encourage cultural exchange and understanding through various programs and activities. We have a very active PTA that help our school celebrate international events, and students are encouraged to share their cultures and traditions. This fosters a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment where all cultures are celebrated and respected.

Integration Programs

We believe that integration is key to helping expat children adjust to their new school. Therefore, we offer a variety of programs to help students feel a part of the school community. These include buddy systems, where new students are paired with existing students who can guide them through their first few weeks, and a range of extracurricular activities that cater to diverse interests, helping students to make new friends with similar hobbies.

Academic Support

In addition to social integration, academic success is a critical aspect of a student's experience. We offer additional academic support to ensure that students who have moved from different educational systems don't fall behind. Our teachers are experienced in handling diverse classrooms and are well-equipped to cater to the individual needs of students. In conclusion, at NAIS Dublin, we are dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing environment for all students. We understand the unique challenges that expat children face when moving to a new school in a new country, and we are here to support them every step of the way.

Are you an expat parent considering an international school for your child in Dublin? Contact us today to learn more about how Nord Anglia International School Dublin can support your child's transition and growth. We're ready to welcome your family into our vibrant, diverse community.

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These articles are part of our ongoing commitment to provide valuable resources to the expat community. We understand the unique challenges you face and are here to support you every step of the way. Remember, at NAIS, we're more than just a school - we're a community.