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Three New Schools Opening Next Week!

Paul, Chief Executive

Intensive work going on all week preparing for the three primary new schools due to open on September 2nd in Portobello (Dublin), Firhouse (Dublin) and Rochestown (Cork). Really hard work done over the summer and a lot more to do next week. Tremendous credit to the effort being put in by volunteers, the recently appointed Principals and teachers and our national office staff. Thanks also to the...

Remembering Seán Murphy

Paul, Chief Executive

Very sad to hear of Seán Murphy's passing away over the weekend. I first met Seán at one of the very earliest meetings for the Lucan Educate Together school.  We had received a request from a residents association and I travelled with Deirdre O'Donoghue, our National Coordinator, to try an find an address in the new suburbs. It was the days of "Lucan Planning" there were no street names or...

CEO Blog: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

Paul, Chief Executive

Once again this year, the sword of Damocles has fallen over a generation of young Irish adults. By now, the Leaving Certificate results have been published, tweeted and texted the world over. There have been whoops of joy and cries of angst as students examined their marks. This is a rite of passage that comes with an almost cathartic sense of relief from students and parents alike. It is time...

CEO Blog: Gender and Schools

Paul, Chief Executive

There was great news this week with the appointment of two more women Supreme Court judges in Ireland. One is Mary Laffoy, the judge who took a strong stand in the early years of the institutional abuse inquiry and resigned when the Department of Education stonewalled the inquiry’s demands for access to documentary evidence. This brings to three the number of female supreme court judges. Today in...

Wicklow ETNS filmakers Fís Film Festival entry!

Luke, Communications Officer

Damien, a teacher at Wicklow Educate Together, recently sent us a link to a video shot by his 3rd class students: I AM RAFAŁ. The class is submitting the video to the Fís Film Festival! Goodluck to everyone involved. What talents!!  

A week of notable moments for the Second-level Programme

Ruth Doggett Second-level Programme Manager

It has been a really busy few weeks here in the Educate Together National Office as we hit major milestones on our journey to open our new second-level schools in September 2014. Today marks a really exciting point as we advertise the position of School Principal for Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 15. We recognise that this is a vitally important position in the leadership of...

Tralee Student Council Newsletter: Hot off the Press!

Maryanne, Tralee Educate Together BOM

Tralee Educate Together NS has produced its third Student Council Newsletter. The 14 Student Council members and 3 Committee members wrote articles for it. They did a great job!  It has been circulated to the school community and is available on the school's website here.  At the moment they are in the process of writing to the Minister for Education asking that an extra hour be allotted to PE...

Ballymakenny College Information Evening

Ruth Doggett, Second-level Programme Manager

The beginnings of a new school community were formed last night as enrolments were launched for Ballymakenny College, Drogheda. After all the hard work and planning, we had the opportunity to tell everyone about the type of educational community we are establishing in Ballymakenny College. We were delighted by the great turn out of interested parents and students, many of whom had been involved...

All Smiles at Family Day in New Educate Together School in Rochestown

Niall Wall, Regional Development Officer - Ireland South

Great fun was had by all at a recent fun-day held at Rochestown Educate Together National School. The day was organised to introduce parents and children to the Principal of the school, Alan Sheehan who has been appointed recently. The new school opens its doors in September and the excitement is building for all the families involved. Said Barra Casey, a parent in the new school,  “It’s a dream...

Summer Course Frenzy!

Fionnuala, Education Officer

It's all hands on deck at the moment with regard to our 4 summer courses. A huge amount of work has gone into writing, developing, producing and promoting these courses and they are fantastic! Genuinely, we've had great feedback on the courses to date and are busy preparing for our annual frenzied onslaught of applications. This year we have tweaked and changed the format of some courses. In...

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