Ballinteer Educate Together National School is an equality based, co-educational, child-centered and democratically-run primary school. We are a Department of Education Primary School under the patronage of Educate Together.
We opened in September 2012 with one Junior Infant class, and each year, we take in two Junior Infant classes until, eventually, we have every class up to sixth. The school operates under Department of Education rules and regulations, follows the National Primary School Curriculum, and is subject to the same level of inspection from the State Inspectorate as all other Primary Schools in the country.
Our ethos is inclusive; and it is our aim to ensure, to the best of our ability and resources, that no child is an outsider. The staff work to educate the children to fulfill their intellectual, creative, social, physical and emotional potential. As well as all the other academic subjects, we teach the ‘Learn Together’ ethical education programme which studies and discusses different religions, beliefs and non-belief systems, values, and ethical and environmental issues. The four main strands of the Learn Together Programme are:
- Moral and Spiritual
- Equality and Justice
- Belief Systems
- Ethics and the Environment
The school is currently and temporarily located on the campus of Notre Dame school in Churchtown, Dublin 14.