Events

President Higgins addressing the 2016 Educate Together AGM in Donabate Portrane Educate Together NS

Annual General Meetings (AGMs)

Educate Together is a democratic organisation whose policy direction is set by its membership. The organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in a member school each year. The event is an opportunity for members (Educate Together Boards) to shape the policies of Educate Together for the coming year.

AGM 2019

Educate Together’s 20th Annual General Meeting will be held in Stepaside ETNS on 30 March. Should you have any queries in relation to the AGM, please contact agm@educatetogether.ie

TeachMeets

An Educate Together TeachMeet is where teachers give a five-minute presentation on an idea or resource that they found beneficial in teaching Ethical Education. These events include a mix of primary and second-level teachers. The great thing about an Educate Together TeachMeet is the variety of approaches and ideas that are shared by other teachers. Teachers, find out more about TeachMeets here and keep an eye on the Education and Support Newsletter for updates on upcoming TeachMeets.

One Day Together

Once a year we hold a national fundraising day – One Day Together – and ask the Educate Together community to come together, dig a little deeper and chat a little louder, to help us achieve our goal of providing inclusive, equality-based education to all families in Ireland who want it. Schools, start-up groups, alumni and families up and down the country mark the day with celebrations and fundraisers, all in aid of our charity Educate Together.

General Members’ Meetings (GMM)

Educate Together’s General Members’ Meetings (GMMs) are organised by the national office and give members the opportunity to contribute directly and help direct policy development on key educational and organisational issues.

Ethical Education events

Educate Together hosts annual events each year around a different theme relevant to the Ethical Education curriculum. In recent years, Ethical Education conferences have provided opportunities and a forum for educators and students to come together to exchange innovative teaching and learning practices, as well as to hear from leading experts in the field of the conference’s topic.

Student events

Educate Together is committed to placing students at the centre of the educational process. Below you’ll find information on student-led events in our network of schools.

Ethical Education Art Competition 2019

2019 saw Educate Together’s first ever second-level art competition and exhibition. As well as creating an opportunity for our students to engage creatively with their Ethical Education curriculum, this competition was run to find nine student-created images which could be made into posters representing each strand of the curriculum and hung in every existing and future Educate Together second-level school! See the fab artwork here!

StudentMeet 2019

Educate Together’s StudentMeet is a key part of any Ethical Education event. Students are provided with a forum to speak about and share the creative initiatives they have introduced into their schools with their peers from other Educate Together schools. The whole concept is based on a TeachMeet, where teachers present in short, snappy segments on classroom approaches and resources, with the entire session interspersed with games and raffles.

Global Student Showcase 2019

The Global Citizenship Education Student Showcase is an annual initiative led by students from Educate Together’s second-level schools. The showcase provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the work they are undertaking in the area of Development Education and Global Citizenship