About Educate Together

Educate Together is the patron body of the growing network of schools in Ireland that are run according to the Educate Together Charter. It is an independent NGO that runs schools that guarantee equality of access and esteem to children “irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background”, are learner centred in their approach to education and are run as participatory democracies, with respectful partnership between parents, pupils and teachers.

For over 35 years Educate Together has been working to establish inspirational schools for children in Ireland. Schools that teach to the highest quality academic standards through an ethos that guarantees every child equality of esteem, regardless of their social, cultural or religious background. These principles of equality have been the foundation for every Educate Together school that has opened since the Dalkey School Project was established in 1978.

From that first school, which brought new thinking to Irish education, the Educate Together network has grown. Today Educate Together operates 77 primary schools around the country. The growth in the Educate Together school network continues to be driven by parental demand. Demand for places in established Educate Together schools continues to be high while many thousands of parents in other parts of the country have expressed interest in an Educate Together school for their communities. In addition to opening and operating primary schools, Educate Together has campaigned successfully for a new model of second-level education. The first Educate Together second-level schools opened in 2014.

Shellybanks Diary


2oct - 11decoct 28:50 amdec 11Ukulele
4nov - 9decnov 42:30 pmdec 9After school club: Soccer and table tennis
4nov - 9decnov 42:30 pmdec 9After school Club: Enterprise
6nov - 11decnov 62:30 pmdec 11After School Club: German
6nov - 11decnov 62:30 pmdec 11After school Club: Yoga
7nov - 19decnov 78:50 amdec 19Drama lessons
7nov - 12decnov 72:30 pmdec 12After School Club: Coding
11nov - 9decnov 118:45 amdec 9Shoebox Appeal
24nov - 27decnov 248:45 amdec 27Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine & Student of the Week
2dec - 6dec 28:45 amdec 6Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine & Student of the Week
9dec2:30 pm- 3:00 pmEnterprise Market
17dec - 18dec 179:00 amdec 18Winter Shows 2019
20dec12:00 pmWinter Holidays School closes at 12 sharp
23dec - 3jandec 238:45 amjan 3Winter Holidays


6jan8:45 amSchool re-opens 6th January 2020


17feb - 21feb 178:45 amfeb 21Midterm Break February 2020