Parents in two areas in Cork and Dublin can now #VoteEducateTogether in an Online Patronage Process Survey hosted by the Department of Education and Skills. The data gathered will be used to decide the patronage of new primary schools opening in 2020. The schools will serve the following areas:
- Carrigaline, Co. Cork
Carrigaline will receive a brand new 16 classroom school. View the catchment area published by the Department of Education and Skills here.
- Sallynoggin/Killiney/DLR/Cherrywood, Co. Dublin
The proposed 16-classroom school to open in 2020 is one of three schools that will open in the area – one per year up to 2022. The catchment area is available here.
Parents and carers of children aged 0-5 who want to vote for Educate Together should visit the Department of Education and Skills Online Patronage Process Survey website here .
With just over three weeks to go before the deadline, campaigners are determined to bring Educate Together national schools to their communities. Says Gregg McDonald of the Sallynoggin/Killiney/DLR/Cherrywood Educate Together National School campaign group:
‘The ethos of Educate Together schools most closely aligns with our family values of inclusion and diversity. I’m really looking forward to working towards bringing an Educate Together primary school to my community.’
Says Niall Wall, Regional Development Officer at Educate Together who is helping co-ordinate the Carrigaline campaign:
‘We’re hoping that a new Educate Together national school for Carrigaline will alleviate some of the pressure felt by Carrigaline ETNS as places there are in extremely high demand. Undoubtedly the fantastic reputation of Educate Together in town will be a boon to the campaign and the enthusiasm of our campaigners is palpable.’
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 and Educate Together schools are in huge demand nationwide.