Campaign for Educate Together secondary

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp TAGSEducate Togetherlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival  A GROUP of parents in Limerick have launched a campaign for an Educate Together secondary school for Limerick.Currently, Limerick has two Educate Together Primary schools – Limerick School Project and Limerick Educate Together National School – but there is no secondary school for parents who wish for their children to continue to be educated under that ethos.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In view of the growing numbers of primary school-aged children, the Department of Education and Skills is currently considering providing space for a new secondary school for Limerick as part of the Southern Environs Local Area Plan 2011-2017.Concerned parents from Limerick School Project and Limerick Educate Together NS are urging all parents with young children to support their initiative by filling out an ‘Expression of Interest’ form to support an additional secondary school.The group hopes that if sufficient numbers of parents express an interest in an Educate Together post-primary school in Limerick, the Department of Education may take their wishes into consideration when making a decision.Spokesperson Janine Nehrig said: “Often, parents are confused about how Educate Together schools differ from other schools. They do not differ with regard to teaching the national curriculum to highest standards but offer additional benefits for children, based on their equality-based and child-centred ethos that emphasises co-educational and democratic values.“These principles of inclusion, acceptance and cooperation are highly valued by parents and children alike as they foster independence and passion in learning. As yet, there is no equivalent second level choice for students who wish to maintain this ethos in their secondary education here in Limerick. Showing your interest in establishing an Educate Together secondary school would give more children in Limerick that choice.”The group has stressed that showing support for the campaign “does not imply any commitment” and will simply show there is demand for another second level school in Limerick.Any parents or guardians interested in supporting the campaign can log and complete a short expression of interest form.For further information, visit the website or contact the parents committee [email protected]center_img Previous articleCraft Hub’s rewards for crowdfundingNext articleWhen Power is in perdition John Keogh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsCampaign for Educate Together secondaryBy John Keogh – July 18, 2015 977 last_img