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Should Children Protest?

Fionnuala Ward, Primary Education Officer

Another Climate Action protest is taking place today under the hashtag of #Fridays4Future. Students from schools all over the country will join their counterparts from countries worldwide to make their frustrations known at the lack of political will to tackle the issue in any substantive way. The protests take the form of children leaving their classrooms to march to government buildings to make...

Pupils' Voices: Studentmeet 2018

Fionnuala Ward

  The crowd jeered and whistled and burst into laughter. A primary school pupil was up at the podium and a photo of the teachers’ toilets had just appeared on the screen behind her. And what toilets they were. There were neatly folded towels front and centre and an aura of taste and discernment pervaded all. The pupil in question was part of a contingent from Canal Way Educate Together,...

Why I Will #VoteEducateTogether For 2019

Olly Hayden, Leixlip Educate Together campaigner

We asked Olly Hayden - a parent in Leixlip - why he will #VoteEducateTogether in the currently Online Patronage Process Survey that is open until Tuesday 15 January 2019.    "Firstly, a little on our background; I moved to Leixlip over 4 years ago with my wife Aileen. We are both originally from the north-west of Ireland (Aileen from Roscommon and I am from Leitrim). We have a little 8 month old...

The Ethical Education Conference 2018: Student Perspective

Sean O'Cleary, a student from Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School, shares his experience of this year's Ethical Education Conference - Educating for a Sustainable Environment.                              On Friday the 25/11/18 the winners of the Project Based Learning week project went to the Educate Together Ethical Education Conference student meet with some of the student council...

Catch Up With the Schools: December 2018

Here at the National Office we are always in awe of the innovative and inspiring work being done by our network of both primary and secondary schools. We were, therefore, very excited to see a number of schools being recognised and rewarded this month for the groundbreaking projects and programmes they've been undertaking. From preserving fisheries to running for the European Parliament, catch...

Le Chéile Educate Together NS Children form Presidential Guard of Honour

Fiona Rock, Le Chéile ETNS Principal

There was great excitement at Le Chéile Educate Togehter NS last week following a phone call from the school’s inspector (on behalf of the office of the Taoiseach) inviting them to take part in the Presidential Inauguration on Sunday last at Dublin Castle. An amazing privilege. Ten children from 5thand 6thclass and two teachers along with Principal, Fiona Rock attended. Names were taken from the...

Democracy in Action!

Democracy and democratic values are a core part of the Educate Together ethos. Educate Together schools are run as participatory democracies, with respectful partnership between parents, pupils and staff. This means that all members of a school community are supported and encouraged to make meaningful contributions to decision-making. October saw not only the International Day of Democracy but...

One Day Together 2018!

Not many people are aware that Educate Together is a charity. Less than 20% of our operating costs are covered by a core grant from the Government and one of the key ways we raise the balance is through fundraising. 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...

Inspiring Initiatives: October 2018

Here in the National Office we are endlessly impressed by the creative, enriching and community-building initiatives undertaken by the dedicated members of our network of schools and we’re certain you will be too.   Heritage Language Initiative at Bremore ETSS Bremore ETSS have been chosen to be part of the Heritage Language Initiative run by the Department of Education. They have been allocated...

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