Learn together to live together
Newbridge Educate Together is a child centred and co-educational primary school. We operate under the patronage of Educate Together. The Educate Together model is founded on a legal commitment to parents, staff and children to run schools based on equality and respect.
Enshrined in the Educate Together Charter is an obligation to put our students at the centre of everything we do.
All children have equal access to the school and no one religion or worldview is given priority over another within the school.
All children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and are provided with equal opportunities regardless of their gender or identity.
Our child-centred approach means that we put children at the heart of all policies and practices and involve them in decision-making where appropriate.
We run schools on a democratic basis, encouraging active participation by parents and students in the daily life of the school whilst positively affirming the professional role of the teachers.
“There can be no doubt that, as a society, we have travelled far from the Ireland of 1978 when the Educate Together movement first took root. Today, that pioneering vision has taken its rightful place in our education system, growing, flourishing and enabling a further generation of citizens to benefit from the generous and participative ethos which defines Educate Together.”
Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland
Ethical Education is a key component of the Educate Together model; it’s a curriculum that is living in Ireland’s equality-based schools and it seeks to offer students the opportunity to meaningfully and critically reflect upon the world around them.
Ethical Education focuses on questions of equality, justice, sustainability and active citizenship. Educate Together teachers teach Ethical Education as an independent subject at primary (Learn Together)