Principal Appointed for New Citywest ETNS

Educate Together is delighted to announce the appointment of Caitríona Hand as Principal of the recently established Citywest Educate Together National School. Caitríona, who is currently a School Principal in Co. Westmeath, has extensive experience in leading and developing a school community, having spent over six years as Deputy Principal of Newbridge Educate Together NS in Kildare prior to her appointment as Principal.

Speaking of her appointment, Caitríona commented:

I am honoured to be the first Principal of Citywest ETNS. Enrolment is strong and there is a great sense of community and positivity about our new school. Citywest parents have worked tirelessly to get an Educate Together school opened in the area and I am looking forward to working with them in developing this child-centred, multi-denominational school.

The school will open under the patronage of Educate Together on 29th August 2012 and will be located on Fortunestown Lane, Citywest.

There has been a campaign to open an Educate Together school in Citywest for a number of years. Educate Together has opened a large number of schools in North and West Dublin in recent years.

Educate Together works hard to ensure that the very best facilities are provided for its schools. Speaking about the Citywest school, Amy Mulvihill, school manager said:

We are delighted that the accommodation bring provided by the Department of Education and Skills for Citywest ETNS is of a high standard and will allow for bright, welcoming classrooms and the use of the latest educational technology.

Principal Appointed for New Citywest ETNS

The new school in Citywest will be one of five schools Educate Together will open this year.

Educate Together schools have been a popular choice for parents since the first school opened in 1978. Since then, Educate Together schools have brought innovation to Irish primary education, promoting the active involvement of parents and pupils in the educational process. EducateTogether’s ethical curriculum Learn Together, which complements the national primary curriculum, is praised by educationalists at home and abroad.

The Educate Together school network now stands at 60 schools across the country – and will be 65 by September. The long-term aim of Educate Together is to give every parent in Ireland a choice of school type for their children’s education. The new Educate Together school in Citywest ETNS now makes this choice a reality for parents in Dublin 24.

Citywest ETNS has a limited number of places for the coming school year. Interested parents should contact Caitríona at