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


6jan - 10febjan 62:30 pmfeb 10After school Club: Chess
6jan - 10febjan 62:30 pmfeb 10After school School: Art
7jan - 11febjan 72:30 pmfeb 11After School Club: Lego
8jan - 18marjan 88:50 ammar 18Ukulele
8jan - 12febjan 82:30 pmfeb 12After School Club: Yoga
9jan - 13febjan 92:30 pmfeb 13After School Club: Drama
14jan - 25febjan 1410:30 amfeb 25Rugby
23jan - 5marjan 2312:00 pmmar 54th Class Swimming
27jan - 31jan 278:45 amjan 31Student of the Week & Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine
31jan8:50 amAssembly: Senior Infants - Aileen


1feb6:00 pm- 7:00 pmPeace Proms 4th Class
3feb - 7feb 38:45 amfeb 7Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine & Student of the Week
7feb8:50 amAssembly: Junior Infants - Fionnuala
7feb7:30 pmPTA Event: * Friday Night Out *
10feb - 14feb 108:45 amfeb 14Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine & Student of the Week
14feb8:50 amAssembly: Junior Infants - Aisling
17feb - 21feb 178:45 amfeb 21Midterm Break February 2020
24feb - 28feb 248:45 amfeb 28Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine & Student of the Week
28feb8:50 amAssembly: 2nd Class - Martin


3mar11:30 amChess Tournament
6mar8:50 amAssembly: 2nd Class - Jonathan
13mar8:45 amAssembly: 4th Class - Niall
16mar - 17mar 168:45 ammar 17St. Patrick’s Day (School Closed)
20mar8:50 amAssembly: 3rd Class - Maria
27mar8:50 amAssembly: 4th Class - Fiona