The Spring edition of the Educate Together Newsletter is here! A very special welcome back to all the students and staff who returned to Educate Together school buildings this week. Here’s to a happy and safe school term. This newsletter is your chance to catch up on all things Educate Together. Enjoy!

New schools for Wexford and Dublin
Educate Together is delighted to have been awarded patronage of a new primary school to open in Sallynoggin / Killiney tin Dublin his September. Educate Together will also open two new second-level schools in Gorey in Wexford and in Blackrock in Dublin.

Ethical Education Seminar Series
Our online seminar series has got off to a flying start! Covering issues around equality, belief systems and sustainability, they are aimed at teachers but open to all to attend. The seminars explore classroom practice with plenty of opportunities for discussion. Register online.

Book launch: save the date! 
Educate Together will launch Áine Hyland’s book, ‘A Brave New Vision for Education in Ireland’ on Tuesday 27th April. The book documents the first ten years of the Dalkey School Project, Ireland’s first Educate Together school. More details to come soon!

Single-use plastic: teacher resource packs
Educate Together is delighted to launch teacher resource packs on the detrimental effects of single-use plastic. These primary and second-level resource packs include worksheets and easy-to-use classroom materials. View and download the lessons here.

New Education Officer Susana Núñez
Educate Together has appointed Susana Núñez as our new Education Officer. Susana has over twenty years’ experience in developing education programmes in post-primary, further education, community and youth sectors. Welcome to the team, Susana! Read more.

 

Drogheda ETSS to stay at its current site
Educate Together is delighted to confirm that Drogheda Educate Together Secondary School will stay on its current site on Mill Road for the 2021/2022 school year. This is particularly welcome news for students in the school and their families. Read more.

Educate Together debates
Our Second-level Principals Network has put together the first-ever Educate Together All-Ireland Debating Competition. This is a truly national event involving 19 schools (from Cork to Galway, Limerick to Dublin, Wicklow to Drogheda). Read more.

Calling for increased DEIS supports
Educate Together has welcomed a recent increase in supports for DEIS schools. Such supports are badly needed, as school closures have particularly negative impacts for children living in or at risk of poverty. More supports are needed, however, for vulnerable students in non-DEIS schools. Read more.

Updates from our schools

Mullingar ETNS book cover challenge
Classics from the world of literature are on display in this impressive viral video from the staff and students of Mullingar ETNS in celebration of World Book Day. Read more.

Raising butterflies during lockdown
Fantastic footage from a Harcourt Terrace ETNS project put in which students had the chance to raise caterpillars and release the butterflies. Watch the video. 

“We’re bowled over by the enthusiasm of our teaching staff who are logged on and eager to learn in order to be able to support students who most need it.”
Sandra Irwin-Gowran on Educate Together’s exciting new Nurture Project

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