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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...

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...

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Educate Together Welcomes News on New Schools

Educate Together welcomes today’s announcement from the Department of Education and Skills that 42 new schools are to be sanctioned in the...


Enrolment Caps Lifted on Five Educate Together Schools in Tramore, New Ross, Trim, Tuam and Castlebar

Following a constructive meeting between Educate Together and the Department of Education last week concerning the enrolment restrictions...

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Nuala Finnegan RIP

Educate Together has noted with great sadness the passing of Nuala...


Brian Ruane, RIP

Educate Together would like to offer its sincere condolences to the...

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