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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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

Hi everyone,

We just thought we would let you know what is happening for the Winter concerts.

There will be two performances this year; Both will take place on Wednesday 19th December. This year we are using these concerts as one of our main fundraisers for the school. Each ticket will cost €5 & are available from the office or at the door. Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 27th November 2018.

In order to make sure that every family gets tickets, we are initially selling a maximum of two tickets per family but if you need more, just ask and we should be able to fit you in at a later date.

In order to make sure tickets can be bought safely, please only come to the hatch from 8:45am to 9:30am and 1:15pm to 2:45pm each day.

If you are unable to come to school to purchase tickets don't panic. You can send an envelope with your child's name, number of tickets. Please make sure to clearly mark if you would like Day Tickets or Evening Tickets or Tickets for both on the front of the envelope.

Tickets cost €5 per person (babies are free!)

If you are struggling financially, please do not feel you cannot come to the concert and make sure to let Siobhán know as we will ensure that no family is in a situation where they would miss their child performing.

Like last year there will be two separate sections to the concerts:

Junior Concert = Margaret and Gillian Junior Infants, Gary and Angela/Sinead Senior Infants, Teresa 1stclass, Laura 1stclass, Emily 2nd class and Tricia Integrated class.

Senior Concert = Sharon 2nd/3rd class, Sean 3rd Class, John 4th class, Cliona 5th class, Susie 6th class and Marlena Integrated class

The Junior Day performance will be from 10:30am to 11:45am
The Senior Day performance will be from 12:00pm to 13:15pm.


The the Junior Evening performance will be from 6:15pm to 7:30pm
The Senior Evening performance will be from 8:00pm to 9:15pm.
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More fun for Simon on his second day in Garys class. We made our Mr. Men books and celebrated with Disco Friday!
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