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


GAA - Every Monday
17jan - 28febjan 179:00 amfeb 28Drama for Juniors on Thursday of each week
17jan - 28febjan 179:00 amfeb 28Swimming for 3rd class on Thursday
25feb8:45 amSchool re-opens
26feb8:45 amPTA: Creative Schools Coffee Morning


1mar8:50 amEliya's 3rd Class Assembly
1mar8:00 pmPub Quiz Night
4mar - 8mar 48:30 ammar 8Book Fair 2019
7mar - 11aprmar 711:00 amapr 11Swimming for Second Class on Thursday
8mar8:50 amMark's 2nd Class Assembly
15mar8:50 amSeachtain Na Gaeilge Assembly
18mar8:45 am- 2:25 pmSt Patrick’s Day closure Public Holiday
22mar8:50 amAileen's 2nd Class Assembly
29mar8:50 amEoin's 1st Class Assembly


5apr8:50 amFionnuala's 1st Class Assembly
15apr - 26apr 158:45 amapr 26Spring Holidays (School Closed)
29apr8:45 am- 2:25 pmSchool re-opens