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Seonaid Dunne

Dear all, I'm just writing a quick note to say thank you and farewell.  After three happy years here, I am leaving Educate Together to work with AHEAD on the Willing Able Mentoring project. I'll be liaising with employers to create opportunities for graduates with disabilities and I'm incredibly excited about the new challenges the role will bring. But I'm also very sad to be leaving Educate...

Fun Day in the Portobello sunshine!

Luke, Communications Officer

The Portobello Educate Together school start-up group held their third annual Fun Day this week.  A few photos are attached, plenty more will be going up on the group's website and Facebook page this week. Particular thanks to Dermot and The Shamrogues for the music, Asumpta and her team of face painters, the balloon modellers, Deirdre, Rose & Niamh at the information stand, Steve for his...

Back to School 2012: A Great Day for Educate Together!

Paul Rowe, CEO

It’s that time of the year again! Welcome back to the new school year! This year, more than 2,000 junior infants will be starting at an Educate Together school and the total number of children in our schools will exceed 16,000. We all hope that they and their parents will have a wonderful, inspiring and happy time in our schools. Things are happening very quickly these days so please would all...

Another big week!

Paul Rowe, CEO

From Paul, CEO - An Ambassador in Esker Australian Ambassador and his wife visited Esker ETNS toured the school and raised their first Green Flag. Esker was the first emergency school that Educate Together opened in 2007 to provide a school for children who would otherwise have been left on the side of the road in Lucan that year. It is now in temporary accommodation in the Adamstown development...

Graduation is a special time..

Paul Rowe, CEO

The last few weeks of the summer term are always hectic. It is a period of intense activity in schools and also in the national office. In the midst of all this mayhem, one of the most pleasant tasks is when we get the opportunity to speak at a graduation ceremony for children leaving our primary schools. Here is a sample of this things that I say when called to such an event: "In the office...

Time to combat homophobic & transphobic bullying

Paul Rowe, CEO

Today (May 17th) is International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), and this year’s theme is ‘Combating Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying in Our Schools’. The day aims to promote the ideals of a world without homophobia and transphobia in which everyone can freely live their sexual orientation and the gender identity they wish to live in. This is an important event to mark on the school calendar...

Join me on the Great Ireland Run!

Paul Rowe, CEO

From Paul, CEO -  This is just a quick note to say that I am doing the Great Ireland Run tomorrow to raise funds for Educate Together. We all have to do our bit and Educate Together needs resources to open five more schools this year, continue to give quality support to children in its schools and ramp up its programme for its first second-level schools. Building a network of inspirational...

Educate Together at the Áras

Paul Rowe, CEO

From Paul, CEO Yesterday I had the honour of taking a delegation from Educate Together to the official Presidential reception for St. Patricks ‘s Day at Áras an Uachtaráin. It was a slow morning, picking a tie and not finding the shamrock I thought I had planted some years ago. It wasn’t a bad day for a Paddies’ day until the first thunderstorm of the year rocked the house and hail rattled hard...

Lucan Time Bank

Paul Rowe, CEO

From Paul, CEO -  I attended the launch of the Lucan Time Bank in Adamstown Community College last Saturday. I had been invited to speak at the launch. The other speakers were the South Dublin County Council official in charge of the project, the May of the South Dublin County and Tom Moriarity, Prinicpal of Adamstown Castle ETNS.  All the Lucan ETNS were represented at the event. I met up with...

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