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Inspiring Initiatives!

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. This month read all about Letterkenny Educate Together National School’s ‘Operation Transformation’, Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy’s ‘Mobile Free Zones’ and Bremore Educate...

School News

January has been a busy month for our network of schools—from record participation in the BT Young Scientist Awards and RDS Primary Science Fair to a letter writing campaign to the Minister of Education. Catch up on these stories and more using the links below:   BT Young Scientist Awards & RDS Primary Science Fair We had students from two of our schools participate in the BT Young Scientist...

A Tenner on the 10th!

Development & Fundraising

How far can €10 go? Breakfast in a nice cafe? Perhaps a tasty take-out lunch? Maybe a glass of wine or two at dinner? However we spend it, we can probably all agree that it rarely feels like it goes very far… But what about when people come together? Say hundreds or even thousands of us decide to each commit to putting €10 into a charitable fund? Suddenly, this seemingly ineffectual amount has...

Gender Stereotyping: How You Can Help!

Orla Sadlier, Development & Fundraising Assistant

From curbing an individual’s potential to legitimizing sexual violence, gender stereotypes impact all of our lives in very real and destructive ways. Find out how Educate Together is working to dismantle these barriers to gender equality and what you can do to help. As the issue of sexual harassment continues to dominate the news cycle, accompanied by what has thus far been a remarkable...

Brain Food: Recipes for Subversion

From the late nineteenth century up until women won the right to vote in 1920, cook books were frequently employed by American campaigners for women’s suffrage as a means of fundraising. The cook book, given its association with domesticity and caregiving, may appear a quite unlikely vehicle for what was at the time a radical cause but that was exactly the point! Exploiting the correlation...

A Fiver on the Fifth!

How far can €5 go? A coffee and a pastry on the way to work? A takeaway sandwich at lunchtime? A quick snack for the commute home? However you spend it, chances are it rarely feels like it goes very far…   But what about when people come together? Say hundreds or even thousands of us decide to each commit to putting €5 into a charitable fund? Suddenly, this seemingly ineffectual amount has the...

Why I belive Gender Matters.

Stan Hollywood, 2nd Year Student & Student Council Member at Celbridge CS

  We spoke to a number of our students at this years Ethical Education Conference about why gender matters to them. Among them was second year student and Student Council member from Celbridge Community School, Stan Hollywood, who had just written an essay on the topic and kindly agreed to share it with us. From the Bible to FIFA's 'Player of the Year', Stan tells us why he believes gender...

Gender Matters…a lot

Sandra Irwin-Gowran, Education and Support Manager, Educate Together

Last year, my daughter started in Junior Infants in a co-educational school. Of the intake that year there were only five boys in a class of 26 children. When she told me one day of the upcoming elections to the schools’ Green Committee I naturally expected an equivalent gender breakdown amongst the number of ‘would be’ candidates from her class. I was astounded that three out of the five boys...

Making Ends Meet: Why Does Educate Together Need to Fundraise?

Did you know: Educate Together, Ireland’s equality-based school provider, is, in fact, an Irish charity. Surprised? You’re not alone..  What comes to mind when we think of ‘charity’? Maybe it’s services for vulnerable people like those experiencing homelessness, maybe it’s advocacy groups supporting people affected by particular health issues, or possibly organisations that raise funds to offer...

2016 In Review: Onwards and Upwards!

Paul Rowe, CEO, Educate Together

Thank you to all our supporters, staff, parents and pupils for a wonderful 2016! I hope you have a super winter break with family and friends and that 2017 will be another great year. 2016 saw Educate Together pupil numbers exceed 23,000 pupils for the first time and the total of our schools in Ireland reach 90. With your support we are playing our part in making equality-based schools available...

Latest News

‘Empowering Pupils’: An Taoiseach Visits Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School in South County Dublin yesterday to mark International Democracy...

15/09/2018

Two New Educate Together Schools Open in England in 2018

Educate Together would like to congratulate our colleagues at the Educate Together Academy Trust on the successful openings of two new...

14/09/2018
Network News

Sod Turned On State-Of-The-Art New School Building For Belmayne ETNS

There was great excitement this week in Belmayne when Richard Bruton...

21/06/2018

Deputy Principal of Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School Announced

Educate Together is delighted to announce that Frank Milling has been...

29/05/2018
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