Educate Together will soon apply for patronage of a brand new second-level school to serve Goatstown / Stillorgan / Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown to open in 2020. To get involved with this campaign, sign up to the mailing list below and we’ll keep you up-to-date on when voting opens and other campaign news.
Why choose Educate Together?
There are a lot of reasons to choose Educate Together as a second-level school patron: at primary level Educate Together has forty years experience of providing an education based on human rights and that welcomes all children regardless of religious, social or cultural background. Educate Together has established a tradition of democracy, inclusion and equality that benefits pupils, parents and teachers alike.
Educate Together second-level schools continue in this vein, with innovative teaching methods, an inclusive, student-centred ethos and a move away from ‘teaching to the test’ so that all aspects of student well-being is considered.
What happens next?
In the coming months, the Department of Education and Skills (DES) will invite applications for patronage of a brand new second-level school in the area. Educate Together will apply for patronage of the school. Following this, the DES will open its dedicated Online Patronage Process System website for parents and carers residing in the designated Goatstown / Stillorgan / Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown catchment area. If you’re a parent or carer of a child in primary school and living in this area, you can vote for your patron of choice. The DES will collate the results and award patronage according to parental preference It’s that simple!
What you can do
As soon as voting opens, we will send you the relevant web link to vote – sign up to the mailing list below!