DDLETB awarded patronage of two new Community Colleges

DDLETB awarded patronage of two new Community Colleges
Thursday 3rd November, 2016 - Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the patronage of two new post-primary schools in Swords and Lucan.
The Department of Education and Skills has said that each new school will cater for the education of 1,000 pupils from their locally surrounding communities. The planned new schools for Swords and Lucan are scheduled to open in September 2017 and DDLETB expects that the Principals will be appointed in February 2017 to lead the new schools.
Paddy Lavelle, Chief Executive of DDLETB said, “This is a very positive development for Swords and Lucan which have been designated by the Department of Education and Skills as priority areas for modern new second level schools. The new Community Colleges join other recently established DDLETB schools in Kingswood, Kishoge, Lusk, Donabate, Adamstown and Phibblestown bringing the current total number of Community Colleges we are patron of in the Greater Dublin Area to 29.”
“Our Community Colleges are co-educational and multi-denominational schools, with a community based ethos of inclusion and the highest educational standards. The new schools will be technologically advanced using the latest Information and communication technologies. As patron, we will support and encourage the involvement of parents, teachers, community representatives and local primary school interests as the key influencers of the Colleges’ ethos and direction.”
 “Our vision is to actively lead the provision of quality education and training. We seek to put the learner at the heart of everything we do. We believe that lifelong learning is key to personal development and wellbeing, social inclusion and economic prosperity. Our core values include; Equality, Collaboration, Innovation, Professionalism and Integrity.”
“In the case of Lucan, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB will be working with a trustee partner, Scoil Sinéad Ltd. We believe that the new Junior Cycle as it is adopted in these schools will create that inclusive and caring atmosphere, allowing for universal design principles to be applied for all students.”
Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB has a tradition of excellence in post-primary education and more than 100 years’ experience as an educational patron in Ireland.