Guardianship Services

Students from abroad, attending schools in Ireland, need to have a nominated guardian, for the duration of their school stay. A guardian is an adult living in Ireland who represents the student’s parents, acting on their behalf, continually looking out for the student’s best interests, in normal times and if the unexpected should arise. For students who do not have a suitable local family member or friend to take on this responsibility, Rockbrook International has the expertise and experience to fulfil this important role, whether the student is in a day-school (perhaps staying with a host family) or in a boarding school.

Our Guardianship Packages

We offer two programmes, the Classic and the Complete.

They can be for a SEMESTER or for a FULL ACADEMIC YEAR.

Please email us at info@rockbrookinternational.com for a personalized price quotation.

Complete

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Host Family

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Saturday English classes

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Saturday excursion

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Mid-term excursions x 4

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School uniform

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School books

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Airport transfers x 4

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Visit to Visa Office (non-EU only)

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Proactive & continuous mentoring

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24/7 Emergency Support

Classic (15+ years only)

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Host Family placement

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Mentoring by appointment

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24/7 Emergency Support

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Airport transfers x2

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Visit to Visa Office (non-EU only)

* This package is also suitable for boarding school students (at a lower rate due to reduced host family costs). Please contact the office for an exact price for your choice of boarding school.

Guardianship Contingency Fund (Obligatory):

We set up a Guardianship Contingency Fund for each student, managed by Rockbrook International, to meet unplanned expenses that may arise. For students on the Classic Prograame the fund is €1,500 (which can be used for school books, uniforms, and so on), and for the Complete it’s €1,000. Any funds not used will be returned at the end of the stay.

Programme Duration (including holidays):

Academic Year:

40 weeks (end of August to end of May)

1st Semester:

17 weeks (end of August to Christmas)

2nd Semester:

21 weeks (January to end of May)

All Students must return home for the Christmas holidays (2 weeks)
All EU students must return home for the Easter holidays (2 weeks)

Procedure for students requiring a visa

  1. When we receive the completed application form, signed and dated, we can begin the enrolment process.
  2. We also require a simple character reference from the previous school or from a similar independent authority, with evidence of the student’s ability to follow an Irish school programme successfully.
  3. Please send us confirmation of your place in the Irish school.
  4. When we agree to assume the role of guardian we send you an invoice.
  5. Please contact your local visa office to find out the specific requirements for applying for a student visa for Ireland.
  6. If the visa application has not been completed with the help of the school, on receipt of the guardianship fee we can issue a formal acceptance letter which is typically required.
  7. Private Health Insurance is needed for the duration of the guardianship.
  8. Please inform Rockbrook when the visa is obtained and the school place confirmed.
  9. Please consult with Rockbrook before booking flights. Flight arrivals should be at a reasonable time.

Procedure for students not requiring a visa

  1. When we receive the completed application form, signed and dated, we can begin the enrolment process.
  2. We also require a simple character reference from the previous school or from a similar independent authority, with evidence of the student’s ability to follow an Irish school programme successfully.
  3. Please send us confirmation of your place in the Irish school.
  4. When we agree to assume the role of guardian we send you an invoice.
  5. Private Health Insurance is needed for the duration of the guardianship.
  6. Please consult with Rockbrook before booking flights. Flight arrivals should be at a reasonable time.

    Payment Method

    Rockbrook International

    Edmondstown Road,
    Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, IRELAND
    Eircode: D16P897

    IBAN: IE 11 AIBK 933295 35648456
    SWIFT: AIBKIE2D

    IMPORTANT: When making the bank transfer put the name of the student on the transfer so we know who the transfer is from.