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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.

Contact Us

Bestfield, Athy Road, Carlow Town,R93 TW74

Tel: 059-9137541

Opening Hours

Classes start from 8:50am to 2:30pm

Office opens from 8:30am to 3pm

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Laura’s Junior Infants had a very special visitor today. One of our junior infant parents came in to read Tri Male Prasiatka in Slovak to the class. It was great to hear the story in another language. She even surprised them with some treats too! ... See MoreSee Less

Laura’s Junior Infants had a very special visitor today. One of our junior infant parents came in to read Tri Male Prasiatka in Slovak to the class. It was great to hear the story in another language. She even surprised them with some treats too!Image attachmentImage attachment

4th class have enjoyed learning lots about the Aztecs this month and created some brilliant projects. ... See MoreSee Less

4th class have enjoyed learning lots about the Aztecs this month and created some brilliant projects.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Awesome work, well done everyone

Well done great work 👏

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4th class enjoyed their snow break today ☃️ ... See MoreSee Less

4th class enjoyed their snow break today ☃️Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Clare’s class are learning about Martin Luther King Junior this week. They completed these water colour portraits during art class. They look even more impressive in person. ... See MoreSee Less

Clare’s class are learning about Martin Luther King Junior this week. They completed these water colour portraits during art class. They look even more impressive in person.

Assembly photos from this week ... See MoreSee Less

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Teresa and Susanne took some very lucky children to visit An Gairdin Beo today. ... See MoreSee Less

Teresa and Susanne took some very lucky children to visit An Gairdin Beo today.Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

From everyone in Carlow Educate Together National School we wish you all the very best over the holiday season. Whatever you're celebrating, whether Christmas or time with your family, keep happy and safe.

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful December. See you all in a couple of weeks!
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From everyone in Carlow Educate Together National School we wish you all the very best over the holiday season. Whatever youre celebrating, whether Christmas or time with your family, keep happy and safe.

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful December. See you all in a couple of weeks!Image attachment

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Very happy Christmas and Happy New year to you all. Thanks for your all hard work. Have a lovely holiday, see you soon....

A very happy holiday to all of you guys too. Thanks so much for all the support throughout the year. You are all amazing ☺

Happy Christmas Simon,Siobhân and teachers🙂

Happy Christmas to all of you! Thank you for everything that you do! 🎅🎄🎁🥂

Happy Christmas and thanks for all you do

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Eoin’s class enjoyed a lovely trip to the Delta Sensory Gardens today! 🐠🔆💚 ... See MoreSee Less

Eoin’s class enjoyed a lovely trip to the Delta Sensory Gardens today! 🐠🔆💚Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Mark's class had a mini-international food day today where lots of the children brought in food that they made at home. We had Makovka - traditional bread rolls from the Czech Republic, Panfried Plantain from the D.R. of Congo, Pandis,pan - a vanilla and chocolate spongecake from Romania, Piragi - pork and pastry rolls from Latvia, crepes from Guadalupe, galettes from the Republic of Congo, Paratha from Morocco, chocolate brownies and rice Krispie buns from Ireland and freshly baked American cookies. It was all polished off with some chocolate rice cakes and more treats.
We also helped make a big pot of vegetarian lentil Dahl and a cucumber, chilli and mint salad.
Thanks to everyone who helped. It was really nice to share our food together - will definitely be doing it again.
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Marks class had a mini-international food day today where lots of the children brought in food that they made at home. We had Makovka - traditional bread rolls from the Czech Republic, Panfried Plantain from the D.R. of Congo, Pandis,pan - a vanilla and chocolate spongecake from Romania, Piragi - pork and pastry rolls from Latvia, crepes from Guadalupe, galettes from the Republic of Congo, Paratha from Morocco, chocolate brownies and rice Krispie buns from Ireland and freshly baked American cookies.  It was all polished off with some chocolate rice cakes and more treats. 
We also helped make a big pot of vegetarian lentil Dahl and a cucumber, chilli and mint salad. 
Thanks to everyone who helped. It was really nice to share our food together - will definitely be doing it again.Image attachmentImage attachment

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All foods look delicious....

And I made my first 2022 batch of mince pies from my home made mincemeat! Happy Christmas everyone!

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On Tuesday a group of our 6th class pupils and some of their former classmates who graduated last year were invited to address the Oireachtas Committee on Children in the Dáil. They spoke to the Committee members about their experiences of living in Carlow town. This was the culmination of a year long action research project on how the children felt things could be improved in Carlow Town to better serve its young people. They categorized their research into 5 areas - Active Travel, Shared Public Spaces, Our Natural Environment, Art and Design of Public Spaces and Prioritising People and gave a detailed presentation to the Committee outlining their findings and recommendations on what they believe needs to change.

The project was a fantastic experience for the children in participatory practice and how they have the right to have their voices heard as members of our society. It was also important to remind the assembled adults, politicians and public representatives of their responsibility to listen and give the children's views due weight when making decisions which affected them.

We had a brilliant day in Dublin and the children can be incredibly proud of everything they have achieved so far. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen - Susanne and Adrian, Muireann Ranta who gave excellent advice on Children's Rights, Clare Breen from the Visual Gallery who first gave us a forum to present our work and all the people involved in the planning of Carlow Town who took the time to listen to us in May.

The presentation is available here for anyone that might be interested in watching - It starts 26 minutes in
media.heanet.ie/page/2b568df6174043a7a103b92ef1da4cee

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On Tuesday a group of our 6th class pupils and some of their former classmates who graduated last year were invited to address the Oireachtas Committee on Children in the Dáil. They spoke to the Committee members about their experiences  of living in Carlow town. This was the culmination of a year long action research project on how the children felt things could be improved in Carlow Town to better serve its young people. They categorized their research into 5 areas - Active Travel, Shared Public Spaces, Our Natural Environment, Art and Design of Public Spaces and Prioritising People and gave a detailed presentation to the Committee outlining their findings and recommendations on what they believe needs to change. 

The project was a fantastic experience for the children in participatory practice and how they have the right to have their voices heard as members of our society. It was also important to remind the assembled adults, politicians and public representatives of their responsibility to listen and give the childrens views due weight when making decisions which affected them.

We had a brilliant day in Dublin and the children can be incredibly proud of everything they have achieved so far. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen - Susanne and Adrian, Muireann Ranta who gave excellent advice on Childrens Rights, Clare Breen from the Visual Gallery who first gave us a forum to present our work and all the people involved in the planning of Carlow Town who took the time to listen to us in May. 

The presentation is available here for anyone that might be interested in watching - It starts 26 minutes in 
https://media.heanet.ie/page/2b568df6174043a7a103b92ef1da4cee

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Congratulations to you all for delivering such an informed presentation of your ideas and recommendations for a greener and more accessible Carlow. We are all waiting now for a similar corresponding response and less kicking of the can down the road. From a child rights perspective, Mark you were brilliant in how you framed the group's presentation and highlighted the legal obligations of involving children in decision-making processes. This is a huge step for children everywhere in showing us all how to use the UNCRC to advocate for the changes we want to see in the world. Please keep us informed of the committee's feedback. And thank you all..... 😎

Well done to all involved in doing this project. Really excellent work done here.

I watched this today and I was absolutely amazed! I couldn't believe how much work the group had done, how prepared they were and how confident and eloquent they were in their delivery! Absolutely outstanding!

Fantastic! Mark suited being up there questioning Jennifer 😅 Let us know when the kids get the answers to their questions regarding funding..

Wow fantastic! Well done to all involved.

Congratulations to all kids...You were amazing, proud of you all....

Absolutely amazing. Well done to all. 💛

Brilliant. Well done Zena. 👏👏

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🪩We had so much fun tonight 🪩 ... See MoreSee Less

🪩We had so much fun tonight 🪩

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It was a lovely night they all were brilliant

It was fantastic Christmas concert...

You were all amazing. 👏

Love this ❤️

Love this 😍

Well done everyone 🤩🤩

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Thank you to our parents council for arranging our wonderful prizes for our Winter Concert and a big thank you to everyone who sponsored a prize. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the concerts.. also a big thank you to ND Clinic - Beauty & Holistic Center and Paul Healy for our calendars ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to our parents council for arranging our wonderful prizes for our Winter Concert and a big thank you to everyone who sponsored a prize. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the concerts.. also a big thank you to ND Clinic - Beauty & Holistic Center  and Paul Healy for our calendarsImage attachment

Today we remember Eric Ene. ... See MoreSee Less

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Eric will forever be missed! Every milestone or new year that passes we will continue to remember him. 💜

Rest in peace beautiful boy. Thoughts with mammy & daddy today. ❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹🙏🏻

Remembering this beautiful little soul and his parents today. Rest in peace little angel.

Beautiful Eric never forgotten. Rest in Peace

♥ may Eric rest in peace. Thoughts are with his family

Rest in peace little boy 💔💔💔💔

Beautiful soul, may rest in peace. ❤️

Rest in peace gorgeous boy 💔🖤

Such a touching and beautiful remembering ❤️ my heart goes to the parents in this emotional time of the year ❤️❤️❤️❤️

May Eric rest in peace 😪

Reast in peace dear Eric! ❤️😢

R.I.P. Eric!😢

R. I. P Eric😢

Very moving ❤

🙏💜

❤️❤️❤️

That's just Heartbreaking Rest in Peace Eric

Beautiful Little Boy 🌈💙

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Eimear and Caroline's class have been busy creating some winter themed art. They also attended an English and Art online workshop today based on the book "Ketchup on your Reindeer" with the author/illustrator Nick Sharratt. They had great fun recreating the characters. ... See MoreSee Less

Eimear and Carolines class have been busy creating some winter themed art. They also attended an English and Art online workshop today based on the book Ketchup on your Reindeer with the author/illustrator Nick Sharratt. They had great fun recreating the characters.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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They are really good..lots of talent evident. Well done everyone.

Thank you for sharing!

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Susanne did some great willow planting weaving with some of the children from Mark's 5th class. They harvested the new-growth willow from our archways and dome and used it to extend and strengthen our structures. We hope to do more willow work over the winter. ... See MoreSee Less

Susanne did some great willow planting  weaving with some of the children from Marks 5th class. They harvested the new-growth willow from our archways and dome and used it to extend and strengthen our structures. We hope to do more willow work over the winter.Image attachmentImage attachment

Another two fantastic projects about Vikings 🗡️ ... See MoreSee Less

Another two fantastic projects about Vikings 🗡️

Just some of the fantastic Viking work completed in Clare’s third class this week. ... See MoreSee Less

Just some of the fantastic Viking work completed in Clare’s third class this week.Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

Lovely assemblies today. Sharon's 4th class and Gillian's Sen Inf performed some lovely poems in Irish for the Siamsa. Well done to all the Students of the Week and Gaeilgeoiri na Seachtaine. ... See MoreSee Less

Lovely assemblies today. Sharons 4th class and Gillians Sen Inf performed some lovely poems in Irish for the Siamsa. Well done to all the Students of the Week and Gaeilgeoiri na Seachtaine.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Outdoor education: Susanne and some students up-cycled this old cable reel to create beautiful new tables for our outdoor classroom. ... See MoreSee Less

Outdoor education: Susanne and some students up-cycled this old cable reel to create beautiful new tables for our outdoor classroom.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Great job 👍

That’s amazing 🤩 ❤️

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Assembly pics

We had lovely assemblies today. The Siamsa was fantastic with great performances by Sive/Angela, Marlena, Caitriona and Mark's classes.
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Assembly pics

We had lovely assemblies today. The Siamsa was fantastic with great performances by Sive/Angela, Marlena, Caitriona and Marks classes.Image attachment

Senior Infants are learning all about the cafe this week.
How to prepare vegetables, follow a recipe, set the table, take orders and design and build a cafe.
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Senior Infants are learning all about the cafe this week. 
How to prepare vegetables, follow a recipe, set the table, take orders and design and build a cafe.Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

Gardening Club: the harvesting is all done, we’ve sown spring veg and cleared and prepared the beds for their winter rest. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents for their tireless work and Dee Sewell for her guidance and knowledge. We’ll be back in the garden again in February and look forward to seeing more joining us. ... See MoreSee Less

Gardening Club: the harvesting is all done, we’ve sown spring veg and cleared and prepared the beds for their winter rest. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents for their tireless work and Dee Sewell for her guidance and knowledge. We’ll be back in the garden again in February and look forward to seeing more joining us.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

We're delighted to welcome @SARI (Sports Against Racism Ireland) to our school today. 5th and 6th class got to take part in their fantastic workshop. Thanks very much to Kerrie, Fayaaz and Dori for their really important work. Kerrie warned us she was the best at being sneaky, she wasn't lying! We learned a lot in a really fun way. ... See MoreSee Less

Were delighted to welcome @SARI (Sports Against Racism Ireland) to our school today. 5th and 6th class got to take part in their fantastic workshop. Thanks very much to Kerrie, Fayaaz and Dori for their really important work. Kerrie warned us she was the best at being sneaky, she wasnt lying! We learned a lot in a really fun way.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

4th class exploding volcanoes for STEAM week #outdoorclassroom ... See MoreSee Less

2nd Class used Autumn leaves to make some crazy hair masks... ... See MoreSee Less

2nd Class used Autumn leaves to make some crazy hair masks...Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
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