GUARDIANSHIP


Educational Guardianship Programme

HEBE Adventures offers a full Guardianship Programme for International Students attending school in Ireland.

We offer a premium, personal service – and our number one priority is your child's welfare and safety.

You can find out more about our safeguarding measures here: Children First.

Each student is assigned a host family who they will stay with during exeat weekends and school holidays. Students are carefully matched to a family with a child/children of similar age and interests. You will be introduced to your child's host family online prior to arriving in Ireland and in person when you are bringing your son or daughter to school at the start of term.

guardianship student host family home

Our Guardianship programme includes:

  • School Placement
  • Provision of a suitable Host Family
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Airport Transfers
  • Ongoing support to the student via phone and personal visits
  • Purchase of school books, uniform etc.
  • Attendance at parent-teacher meetings
  • Use of our online platform to manage and view all aspect of the trip
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A Home From Home

Central to all our offerings is our host family network. We have over 600 friendly and caring host families, who will provide a “home from home” for the duration of their stay. You can find out more about our host families here: Host Family Experience.

Great care is taken to match students to a host family, with children of a similar age and interests.

All our host families are police vetted and personally vetted by us.

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A Home From Home

Central to all our offerings is our host family network. We have over 600 friendly and caring host families, who will provide a “home from home” for the duration of their stay. You can find out more about our host families here: Host Family Experience.

Great care is taken to match students to a host family, with children of a similar age and interests.

All our host families are police vetted and personally vetted by us.

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A Home From Home

Central to all our offerings is our host family network. We have over 600 friendly and caring host families, who will provide a “home from home” for the duration of their stay. You can find out more about our host families here: Host Family Experience.

Great care is taken to match students to a host family, with children of a similar age and interests.

All our host families are police vetted and personally vetted by us.

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A Home From Home

Central to all our offerings is our host family network. We have over 600 friendly and caring host families, who will provide a “home from home” for the duration of their stay. You can find out more about our host families here: Host Family Experience.

Great care is taken to match students to a host family, with children of a similar age and interests.

All our host families are police vetted and personally vetted by us.

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Testimonials

“My daughter enjoyed 2 weeks with a great host family near to Dublin, they were so kind and made her feel at home. I highly recommend HEBE Adventures, Clare knows perfectly what the families wants and she makes it possible. Thanks Clare.”

“Jorge, my 15 year-old son had a great experience at McGovern’s family last summer. Angela, her husband and kids looked after Jorge in all possible ways making him feel comfortable. They took him to a soccer game, Dublin shopping, etc and Jorge started to be more confident with his English speaking skills. I am really grateful to the camp organization and family, still in contact with them and planning a visit for this coming summer.”

“Becoming a host family is something we hadn’t thought of in the past so when HEBE Adventures set up – we thought why not give this a try – we contacted the fab Clare who was very helpful as we were a bit nervous. Our household is busy with 4 children and we were not sure if this is something we could do, but at the same time we wanted to open our home to kids to help them gain experience with an Irish family and to encourage them to speak English.

With Clare’s guidance and help this is definitely one of the best experiences we have had – it has been brilliant – we provide term cover and it’s lovely to see the boys wanting to come back to us after each visit. We have brought them to GAA matches, horse riding, swimming, bowling – they take part in everything we do and really fit in with the family – and it’s lovely to sit at meal time and listen to the craic and their stories – fantastic experience to date and highly recommend Clare and HEBE Adventures!”

“We wanted to really really really thank you for welcoming Harold in your family for the last three months. He’s had a very pleasant experience. We really want to thank you and Tom, Killian Oisin and Shane. Clare thank you very much for remaining available for the whole stay. This is very valuable as well.”

“Thank you for taking care of my son….Alejandro came home very happy, with lots of stories and has a great memory of your family. Thanks for everything.”

“I’ve sent my son to Ireland with HEBE Adventures and it works great. 100% recommended. Clare, the manager, is very kind and always willing to help. Having someone like that close to your child is imperative.”

“Clare Davitt has been the Guardian for my son Nicolas during his academic year in Ireland. She has been of great help for him to feel comfortable and safe. She has been worrying about every possible aspect of his stay at school and taken such good care of him during weekends and breaks.

I am really grateful for helping my son enjoy this year and for making me feel so confident that he was being taken care. We could not have had a better Guardian.”

“It was my first time hosting and I was not sure what to expect. It was a very enjoyable experience for me. Mateo was a super student to have a first time hosting experience with. He was very easy going and flexible.

My youngest son was initially very shy and awkward with Mateo but after I had a chat with him, he became less awkward and I think he began to bond better with Mateo and they began to get on quite well.

This was a good experience for my son also. I hope Mateo had a good time and has as fond memories of his time with us as we have with him.”

“My kids did HEBE’s Virtual Host Family Experience and it was great! They were able to “live” with their Irish family, listen to their chat, discover all about their family, see their home, learn some techniques of Gaelic Football, do some Tik-Toks, make biscuits…. all in English!! A fantastic opportunity to interact, practice all they learn at school, learn new words and expression in the best way – using them. Very recommendable!
The kids were able to connect be themselves without my help, so I got some time out – the Irish parent supervised the activities And the family was fantastic, super friendly.”

“Mis hijos han hecho la Experiencia Virtual con Familia Anfitriona HEBE y ha sido maravilloso.. Han podido “vivir” unos momentos con una familia nativa inglesa, escuchar sus presentaciones, ver su casa y compartir aprendiendo fútbol gaélico, haciendo tic tocs y haciendo galletas…todo en ingles!! Una oportunidad para interactuar, poner en practica lo aprendido en el cole y aprender nuevas palabras y expresiones de la forma que mas se nos quedan en la cabeza.. Con la experiencia!!! Super recomendable!! Ademas ellos solo se conectaban a la videoconferencia así que no necesitan tiempo de los padres, los padres irlandeses los cuidan! “

guardianship online management

Information when you need it -myHEBE™

Our online platform complements our guardianship service and offers an easy, secure way to share all key information relating to your child’s trip, eg: host family contact details, flight details, school reports etc. in a secure platform.

Some of the Schools we work with

 

Clongowes Wood College

County Kildare, Ireland


Clongowes Wood College

Sligo Grammar School

County Sligo, Ireland


Sligo Grammar School

The Kings Hostpital School

County Dublin, Ireland


The kings Hospital School

Cistercian College

County Tipperary, Ireland


Cistercian College

Naas Comunity College

County Kildare, Ireland


Naas Comunity College

Scoil Phádraig Claonadh

County Kildare, Ireland


Scoil Phádraig Claonadh

For a comprehensive listing of all the boarding schools in Ireland click on the following link: List of Boarding Schools in Ireland


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