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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...

On Milestones and Teamwork

Emer, Head of Education and Network Development

Plans come to fruition as Educate Together and Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB sign the model agreement for Kishoge Community College What a week! In the space of 7 days, we have signed the Model Agreement for Kishoge Community College, held the first Interim Board of Management meeting for Ballymakenny College, and seen the planning permission for that fantastic school building passed by Drogheda...

Lighting a Fire Conference

Fionnuala Ward, Education Officer

Does our arts education fairly reflect the latest research? How can Ireland’s cultural institutions build on the ambitions of the Arts In Education Charter? What have we learnt from the work of these institutions over their many years of practice? The Lighting a Fire Conference took place on Friday April 19th in the National Gallery of Ireland. Educate Together was represented at the conference...

Sligo School project Symposium: Democracy and School

Luke, Communications Officer

On the 18th of May the fourth annual symposium of Sligo School Project will be held. The symposia of Sligo School Project are unique in the educational sector in Ireland. We bring together various status groups, parents, teachers, researchers and school management for a day of reflection and discussion.  Our topic this year is Democracy and School. As in recent years we have invited guest...

Great news!! Results of surveys of parental preference are in..

Paul Rowe, CEO

Results of surveys of parental preference are in… In a nutshell: new schools! 43 areas surveyed. 25 Educate Together schools recommended. In 15 areas, demand for change judged to be insufficient to recommend a new school. Educate Together was the alternative school of choice in all areas we contested (39) save one. This is a great testament to the outstanding work of the teachers and volunteers...


Luke, Communications Officer

  A big thank you to everyone who took part in One Day Together. Whether you organised an event, sponsored someone, made a donation or got a free pizza, every bit helps us to: support our schools to provide a truly child-centred education, open more schools to give balance to the system and choice to parents and, develop a second-level education that is fit for purpose in today's rapidly-...

The countdown to One Day Together is on!

Luke, Communications Officer

We are 15,353 pupils,65 schools,918 teachers & 250+ SNAs. Help keep us going &growing.Donate to #onedaytogether — Educate Together (@EducateTogether) March 22, 2013 A big thank you to everyone who took part in One Day Together. Whether you organised an event, sponsored someone, made a donation or got a free pizza, every bit helps us to: support our schools to provide a truly...

Doodle for Google: Vote for Jude!

Luke, Communications Officer

Vote for Jude!Doodle for Google competition  Carrigaline Educate Together National School 5th Class Student Jude O’Brien Ford aged 11 has reached the final 75 in the Google drawing competition that was open to all students attending a school in the Republic of Ireland. He is one of 15 in the Group 3 category. Winners of this stage are decided by public votes. The school are looking for support...

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