New Primary School for Stillorgan/ Goatstown in 2016

25/02/2016
 
New Primary School for Stillorgan/ Goatstown in 2016
 Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB invites parents/ guardians of prospective pupils to express their interest in the Community National School (CNS) model under the patronage of Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB for their new Primary School.
 
Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB has confirmed it will apply for patronage of the new Primary School in Stillorgan/ Goatstown, announced by the Department of Education and Skills, as part of the Departments patronage process.
 
The educational patron is calling on parents to express their interest in the CNS model under the patronage of the ETB and is holding a Public Information Meeting 7.30pm, on Tuesday 15th March 2016 in Stillorgan College of Further Education. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
 
The Department of Education and Skills has designated Stillorgan/ Goatstown as one of three priority school planning areas requiring a new Primary School.
 
Under the patronage of Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB, Community National Schools are multi-belief and co-educational schools with a community based ethos of inclusivity and the highest educational standards.  Central to our ethos is Excellence in Education. Our schools strive to utilize teaching methodologies and resources which ensure that the children are educated for life in the 21st Century.
 
If you want your new Primary School to be under the patronage of Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB as a Community National School you need to let us know! Complete an Expression of Interest form as soon as possible.  The closing date for submitting an Expression of Interest form to Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB is Wednesday 23rd March 2016.  You can download the form here.
 
Paddy Lavelle, Chief Executive Officer, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB, urged interested parents to express their interest to the ETB and to make their views known within the community.
 
“Our blueprint for this new Primary School is based on our depth of experience in establishing and managing state-of-the-art schools and colleges throughout County Dublin. We were the first ETB to open a Community National School in Ireland and now we have 6 under our remit.”
 
“Most importantly, community based school development must center around the future education needs of our young people.  Our schools are inclusive, co-educational and multi-belief and offer a high quality educational experience that reflects modern day needs and changes in society.”
 
“Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB’s extensive and proven track record and its ability to meet the changing needs and requirements of the community is widely recognised.  We will apply this extensive experience and expertise in quality education provision as patrons of the new Primary School in Stillorgan/ Goatstown.”
 
Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB is the local statutory education authority for Dublin County with a heritage of over 80 years in Irish education.  ETB run schools, colleges and training centres are leaders in modern day education and innovators in providing for the educational needs of young people as full members of their community and society.
 
Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB are the patron and managing authority for 6 Community National Schools (Primary), 27 Community Colleges (Second level), 11 Youthreach Centres, 9 Further Education Colleges, 3 Training Centres and multiple Adult Education Centres. Our schools and centres reach from Balbriggan in North County Dublin to Dún Laoghaire in South County Dublin and Lucan in West County Dublin.