Terms & Conditions

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The following terms and conditions apply to all bookings with Coláiste Chonnacht. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions. It will be necessary to check our website for updates.

The primary aim of our courses is to enable the students to achieve real progress in Irish in an atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment. However, there are a few rules which have to be strictly, though fairly, enforced and we wish these to be brought to the students and parent’s attention before coming to the college, since contravention of any of these will result in expulsion from the course and forfeiture of fees.

 

Covid19 Response Plan

In these unprecedented times, please be aware that our Covid19 Response Plan will be subject to change before the commencement of our Summer courses. However, we do envisage that students will have to complete and return a Covid19 Declaration Form prior to travelling to our college. In some cases, additional medical documentation may also be required.

  1. Coláiste Chonnacht reserve the right to deny registration to applicants who do not successfully comply with the requirements of the Covid19 Response Plan.
  2. Coláiste Chonnacht reserves the right to deny registration of applicants suffering from serious illness or underlying health conditions. This is in the best interest and safety of the applicant student and other students.
  3. Coláiste Chonnacht reserves the right to deny registration and/ or cancel course(s) based on national or local restrictions due to Covid19.
  4. Where an individual application or a course is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund minus an admin fee of €50, as per our cancellation policy.
  5. Course places are reserved on a ‘first come first served’ basis. In the event that course numbers are required to be reduced due to Covid19 guidance or for any other reason we will do this on a ’last in first out’ basis.
  6. Student cancellations due to Covid19 symptoms will be fully refunded, subject to the provision of medical documentation, less an administration fee of €50.

 

Enrollment / Application

  • Applications will only be accepted upon receipt of a deposit payment of €250 to cover the booking deposit of €200 and a non-refundable administration fee of €50. Payments received via our website will be subject to a €4.50 online booking fee.
  • Confirmation of online applications will be made via email. Student places are not secured until student has received a Coláiste Chonnacht College Number.
  • The college reserves the right to cancel any application where relevant medical, dietary or gender specific information is not fully disclosed regarding a student.
  • In cases where courses are fully subscribed, the applicant will be placed on a waiting list and notified via email.

 

Course Fees

Fees for attendance on Summer 2021 courses are available on our website.

  • A booking deposit payment of €250 is required to secure places on all courses. Booking deposit breakdown:
    • Booking deposit - €200
    • Administration fee - €50
    • Deposit payments via our website are subject to €4.50 online fee.
  • Course fees do not include travel to/from Coláiste Chonnacht, course hoodies, shop, and any day trips during the course.
  • There is a €40 per student sibling discount attending Coláiste Chonnacht in the same calendar year.
  • There is a €75 past pupil discount on Course C and D only for past pupils of Coláiste Chonnacht. Scholarships & Part Scholarships are only valid for the for the current year’s courses.
  • The value of any scholarship will be credited off the balance due, once Coláiste Chonnacht receive written confirmation of the scholarship.

 

Cancellation Policy

Course fees are comprised of preparation costs that are incurred in advance of courses and delivery costs that are incurred during courses. The preparation costs, or administration fee, covers those costs incurred by the college for the planning and coordination of summer courses. This administration fee is applied to each booking and is non-refundable for all registered bookings.

  • At least four weeks’ notice in writing of any cancellation must be given. Refund of fees will only be considered on medical grounds and such applications for refunds must be accompanied by a medical certificate. An administration fee of €50 is non-refundable in all cases.
  • An administration fee of €50 will apply to all cancellations.
  • No refunds will be made in the case of non-completion of course or in cases of dismissal from the course.

 

Special College Rules

The primary aim of our courses is to enable the students to achieve real progress in Irish in an atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment. However, there are a few rules which have to be strictly, though fairly, enforced and we wish these to be brought to the students and parent’s attention before coming to the college, since contravention of any of these will result in expulsion from the course and forfeiture of fees.

  1. Students must speak Irish throughout the course.
  2. Smoking is strictly forbidden.
  3. Entry into licensed premises or the consumption or possession of alcoholic drink or drugs at any time during the course is strictly forbidden.
  4. Students are not allowed to leave the jurisdiction of the college without special permission.
  5. Students may not be absent from guesthouses after 10pm without special permission.
  6. Serious company keeping is not allowed and it is left to the discretion of the Principal to deal with this sensibly in the best interest of students, parents and the college.
  7. Misbehaviour, verbal or physical intimidation, intentional or otherwise will not be tolerated. Students who cause serious disruption or who refuse to accept normal discipline will be expelled from the course.

 

Mobile Phone Policy

  • Students are permitted to bring a mobile phone for contact with home. Coláiste Chonnacht and / or the host family accept no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to mobile phones brought by students.
  • Mobile phones are not permitted on the college campus and will be stored by the Bean an Tí.
  • Students will be granted restricted access to their mobile phone at night following evening activities for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Mobile phones are only to be used for contact with home at the designated time. Accessing social media is not permitted.
  • Any special exceptions to this must be arranged with the course principal in advance.
  • Students will not be given access to internet or wi-fi services in the host accommodation.
  • Digital photography is not permitted at any stage during the course. Laptops, tablets, gaming devices, etc. are strictly forbidden and will be confiscated.

Infringements of the mobile phone policy will be dealt with by the course principal under the Special College Rules.

 

Photography / Digital Images

Coláiste Chonnacht may take photographs of students engaged in activities and events. Photographs/digital images may be published on our website, social media or course-related publications. Student names will not appear in captions to any pictures published on our website or social media accounts. Students and or parents / guardians may contact Coláiste Chonnacht to remove their image from the website and social media accounts.

 

Medical Illness / Allergies

Students who have a medical illness / allergy or have special dietary requirements must inform the college in writing upon application. Detailed information regarding the student’s needs must be provided in advance of the course.

All medical expenses are the responsibility of the parent / guardian. Parents are advised that it is in their interest to have Personal Accident Insurance.

 

Optional extras

Students may avail of the following optional extras during our courses (subject to availability):

  • Day trip to Aran Islands;
  • Outdoor Laser Tag;
  • Water sports (Windsurfing, Kayaking and Paddle-boarding);

While we hope to be in a position to offer the above activities, please note that some may not go ahead.