About Us

Our school’s vision can be summed up in three words: Happy, Safe, Learn. Since the school opened in 2008, we have strived to make sure that everyone within our community feels part of that vision. We believe that everyone – that is all children, all families and all staff – have the right to be happy, be safe and be able to learn.

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Our Ethos

Educate Together is the representative organisation for primary & secondary equality-based schools in Ireland. It is an independent NGO that runs and supports schools that guarantee equality of access and esteem to children “irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background.”

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Mission Statement

As a school, we strive everyday to have a happy, safe school for everybody. By cherishing difference, respecting ourselves and others and living the ethos of Educate Together, we support each other to become the best we can be at school and in life.

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Welcome to Carlow Educate Together NS

Learn Together to Live Together

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of Carlow Educate Together National School. Since opening in 2008, the school has grown to become one of the most innovative schools in the country. We are well known for our friendly welcome and we'd love to meet you should you want to come and visit. You can always send me an email at simon@carloweducatetogether.ie and I'll be happy to chat.
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  • Carlow Educate Together National School Bestfield, Athy Road, Carlow Town Tel: 059-9137541
  • Opening Hours

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  • 8:50am to 2:30pm
    Office open 8:45am to 3pm

Did you know?

Carlow Educate Together NS was the:

  • 1st school in Europe to have a Smartphone app
  • 1st school in Ireland to give parents the option of sending absence note to school electronically
  • 1st school in Ireland to keep electronic records of attendance
  • One of the 1st schools in Ireland to have a Facebook page
  • One of the 1st schools in Ireland to use Twitter to communicate
  • 1st school in Ireland to organise an electronic sign up for Parent Teacher Meetings
  • One of the first schools in Ireland to accept electronic transfer of money for school payments
  • 1st school in Ireland to have an electronic application form for jobs
  • 1st school in Ireland to live stream a lesson from a classroom

Latest News

Carlow Educate Together National School added 3 new photos.

Last week's Students of the Week and Golden Rules Champions from Junior Assembly. Sorry for the delay in posting them!
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Last weeks Students of the Week and Golden Rules Champions from Junior Assembly. Sorry for the delay in posting them!

Carlow Educate Together National School added 7 new photos.

Very proud of our wonderful 4th class who were superstars in Limerick today. A big thanks to Susanne and Marlene for looking after the pupils so well and to the parents who gave up their full day to join them and mind them so well. There'll be lots of tired heads tonight!
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Very proud of our wonderful 4th class who were superstars in Limerick today. A big thanks to Susanne and Marlene for looking after the pupils so well and to the parents who gave up their full day to join them and mind them so well. Therell be lots of tired heads tonight!

Kasia Stelmach, Judit Liszkai and 23 others like this

Rhonda SmithWell done 4th Class. All your hard work paid off. 😁

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Debbie Gibney ByrneWell done

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Parents coffee morning is back tomorrow (Friday) in the parents room after drop off. ☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Parents coffee morning is back tomorrow (Friday) in the parents room after drop off. ☕️