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.


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.


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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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
  • Contact Us

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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

Latest News

Here's a sample of some of the amazing digital project homework completed by our students. Alicja 3rd class
vimeo.com/321933776This is "Alicja My Hobby School Project" by Dkphoto on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Well done Alicja. Such a great school project/homework.

Amazing😍lovley girl,beautiful hobby🐎❤

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Art on the Barrow with Cliona's 5th class and Bridget Flannery ...

Really proud of our pupils who went out to protest against Climate Change. We're also grateful to the other schools who came to show their support. ...


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well don LUCY! :) xxx

Huge congratulations to CETNS. It's wonderful to know our world will be in the hands of these fantastic kids. Well done to Simon for organising everything.

Well Done!!!

You know your doing a good job at parenting/teaching, when out youngest generation is already fighting for there rights! :D

I've seen smarter cabinets at ikea i love it :) what great kids standing up for the future of their planet. well done

Well done to all involved. Such an important message to get out there. 👍🏻

Well done! Excellent to see kids with such understanding and confidence, and to be part of a school that encourages it ❤️

Well done

Fantastic to see young people standing up for what is right and delighted to see the school supporting their critical thinking.

Well done to everyone involved 🙂👏👏👏🌍

Well done!!

Fab to see the nxt generation taking a stance on their future 🌏🌎🌍 And well done to all at Carlow Educate Together and Simon for encouraging it too 💖

Well done to everyone

Great too see our youth caring so much well done all involved

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