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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...

The National Office has moved!

The Educate Together Team

We here at Educate Together would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we are relocating the national office to a building in Dublin city! Hurray!!  As the school community continues to grow rapidly, the national office relocation to Dublin city centre will enhance our ability to provide an excellent service to the expanded network.  So we say goodbye to our current location in...

#BTYSTE - Educate Together's Scientists of Tomorrow!

Luke, Communications Officer

Young scientists from the laboratories and classrooms of three Educate Together schools are making an impact at the 2013 RDS Primary Science Fair this week! The fair, which is part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, aims to encourage and facilitate primary school aged children across the island of Ireland to develop a long term interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...

Educate Together Volunteer Recognition Day

Luke, Communications Officer

Wednesday December 5th was International Volunteer Day. This year, we decided it was time to formally recognise the fantastic work volunteers do for the movement - Educate Together Volunteer Recognition Day was born!  Some time ago, we asked Educate Together schools to nominate volunteers, so we could shine a spotlight on their work! 26 volunteers were nominated, representing schools across the...

National Forum: Educate Together 2020!

Luke, Communications Officer

Attention: Parents, Teachers, Principals, Parent Teacher Associations, Start up Group Members, Board of Management Members… This is a warm invitation to you to come to the next Educate Together National Forum Meeting, where the agenda will focus on Educate Together's Plans for the next 8 years: Educate Together 2020! The National Forum will take place on Saturday December 8th, in the Hilton...

Olivia O'Leary Addresses the Ethos Conference!

Fionnuala, Education Officer

This year the Ethos Conference was held in two locations: Dublin and Limerick. Despite the best efforts of all concerned, the technology, whereby the keynote address was broadcast to the Limerick gathering, let us down somewhat and the audio came and went. But at least we tried!   Our keynote speaker was Olivia O'Leary who gave a truly inspiring speech on the education system and the lack of an...

Schools: Be Winter Ready!

Luke, Communications Officer

Hi all, A handy note from the Department of Education and Skills on schools being "Winter Ready" this Winter!  The was lauched on the 9th November by Mr. Alan Shatter Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence and Mr. Leo Varadkar Minister for Toursim and Transport. The dedicated website provides advice under a range of headings one of which is  "Schools".  Under the heading of...

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