On the morning of 30th November, the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail TD, his private secretary Mr Brian Prunty and Mr. John Hayes, deputy principal of Kildare Town Community School, visited UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland (CII) and was greeted by CII Director Professor Liming Wang.
Professor Liming Wang first announced the good news that the application for Confucius Classroom in Kildare Town Community School has been successfully approved by Hanban. Professor Wang explained the application process and referred it as a record-breaking achievement being the one and only Confucius Classroom approved by Hanban in 2018.
The Ceann Comhairle spoke of the significance of the Confucius Classroom in Kildare Town Community School. It will play an important role in promoting Chinese language and culture for students and the general County Kildare community. He is looking forward to seeing deeper communication and stronger friendship between Ireland and China.
Later in the meeting, both sides discussed details of the official launch of the Confucius Classroom, curriculum in relation to short course, transition year and leaving cert, and improvements on facility and faculty, etc.