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Welcome to Carlow Educate 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.

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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Gary’s 6th class were exploring the topic The Circle in Maths this week. They were tasked with working in small groups to make their own compass to try and draw perfect circles using them. ... See MoreSee Less

Gary’s 6th class were exploring the topic The Circle in Maths this week. They were tasked with working in small groups to make their own compass to try and draw perfect circles using them.Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we were chosen as the 2024 National winners of the Biodiversity in Schools Nature Hero Award. We have won €10,000 to invest into our school garden. Thank you to Biodiversity in Schools and Glenveagh Homes. Well done to all the students, staff, local expert Greenside Up and parents who helped us along the way. ... See MoreSee Less

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we were chosen as the 2024 National winners of the Biodiversity in Schools Nature Hero Award. We have won €10,000 to invest into our school garden. Thank you to Biodiversity in Schools and Glenveagh Homes. Well done to all the students, staff, local expert Greenside Up  and parents who helped us along the way.Image attachmentImage attachment

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A video featuring the work of our pupils and school community will be published on YouTube here: youtu.be/1r3EleU3T6Q

A fantastic achievement, well done!

Congratulations! We are one of the Cork winners & know how much is involved!! Well done to everyone involved

Thrilled for you all! Well done 👏👏👏

Amazing work everyone 🏆💚🏆💚

Congratulations from all of us in Carlow Tidy Towns on your well deserved award on biodiversity. It was a pleasure visiting your school outdoor biodiversity projects, last month many thanks to Solomon for showing me around. Continued success with all your future plans.

Congratulations everyone. This is a super achievement. Well deserved for all your hard work 🏆

Fantastic news and well deserved 👏

Congratulations everyone on their hard work 🥳

Congratulations and well done

Congratulations to everyone involved, great achievement!

Congratulations well done 👏

Phenomenal!! Well done from Waterford Educate together national school. 🎉🎉

I read about it in an email to schools this morning, so delighted for you and never was a prize more deserved! It was my pleasure to see last Summer, on a teachers’ course, just a fraction of what you do. Keep up the good work!

Congratulations & Best of Luck 👍🐹💥🎉🎊👌

Congratulations well done 👏

Well done everyone, what an amazing achievement 👏

Congratulations, well done

Amazing. Well done to everyone 👏🏻

Congratulations 🎊

Congratulations 🎉

That’s super cool you guys, well done

How wonderful a prize.Weĺl done

Well done!

Well done!!!

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Bike week activities

We had lots of cycling activities in school during the week. Our bike bus on Friday was great fun, there were cycles down the Barrow Track for some of our senior classes, our senior infants did some excellent skills training every day on the school grounds before venturing out to cycle through the Teagasc Farm. Our integrated classes were cycling every day and are now whizzing around the basketball courts on their bikes. Thanks to everyone who helped out and to parents for bringing in bikes and helmets. A big thanks to Jason from CyclingSafety.ie who provided bikes and lessons for our 5th classes.
Thanks again to County Carlow Sports Partnership for the funding to facilitate these events.
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Bike week activities

We had lots of cycling activities in school during the week. Our bike bus on Friday was great fun, there were cycles down the Barrow Track for some of our senior classes, our senior infants did some excellent skills training every day on the school grounds before venturing out to cycle through the Teagasc Farm. Our integrated classes were cycling every day and are now whizzing around the basketball courts on their bikes. Thanks to everyone who helped out and to parents for bringing in bikes and helmets. A big thanks to Jason from CyclingSafety.ie who provided bikes and lessons for our 5th classes. 
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6 days ago
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Thanks to everyone who came along on our school bike bus this morning. It's a healthy and fun way to start the school day and reduces the amount of traffic around our town. We cycled from Woodies all around the town collecting children (and parents) en route. The kids did a great job cycling in such a big group - thanks to all the staff and parents who helped. Thanks to County Carlow Sports Partnership for their help in funding our activities this #BikeWeek2024 ... See MoreSee Less

After a week of practice. Both of our Senior Infant classes went on a cycle to Oak Park. Thanks to Mark’s 5th class for keeping an eye on us and to Teagasc for allowing us access a part of the road. ... See MoreSee Less

After a week of practice. Both of our Senior Infant classes went on a cycle to Oak Park. Thanks to Mark’s 5th class for keeping an eye on us and to Teagasc for allowing us access a part of the road.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Finally some outdoor learning in the 🌞 for 3rd class.... Bird watching, mini beast hunting and wildflower investigations (and appreciation). ... See MoreSee Less

Finally some outdoor learning in the 🌞 for 3rd class.... Bird watching, mini beast hunting and wildflower investigations (and appreciation).Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

BAKE SALE TOMORROW (Friday 17th)
1pm - 2:15pm

Our 6th class students are hosting a bake sale fundraiser with the help of some of the Parents Association tomorrow. Donations of baked goods gladly accepted.

So if you’re a student bring in some pocket money, or if you’re a parent and want a quick treat before or after collecting your child, or maybe you’re an incoming parent of a junior infant visiting tomorrow, please pop in and get some treats.
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BAKE SALE TOMORROW (Friday 17th)
1pm - 2:15pm

Our 6th class students are hosting a bake sale fundraiser with the help of some of the Parents Association tomorrow. Donations of baked goods gladly accepted.

So if you’re a student bring in some pocket money, or if you’re a parent and want a quick treat before or after collecting your child, or maybe you’re an incoming parent of a junior infant visiting tomorrow, please pop in and get some treats.

We are delighted to welcome Katie Butler to our school. Katie will be covering Emily's maternity leave, together with Erin. We will all really miss Emily, but are looking forward to a term of fun and sunshine (hopefully!). ... See MoreSee Less

We are delighted to welcome Katie Butler to our school. Katie will be covering Emilys maternity leave, together with Erin. We will all really miss Emily, but are looking forward to a term of fun and sunshine (hopefully!).Image attachmentImage attachment

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Eoin’s class have had a wheelie great start to Bike Week 2024! 🚴🏻‍♂️💨

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Eoin’s class have had a wheelie great start to Bike Week 2024! 🚴🏻‍♂️💨

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BAKE SALE

There will be a bake sale fundraiser this Friday in the school hall. 6th class are organising some fundraisers over the coming weeks to help reduce the cost of their annual school tour which, as many things in recent times, has risen in price. The bake sale is their first idea of a fundraiser.

We are looking for pupils and/or their parents to help us out by baking some good to be sold on the day to help raise funds to reduce the cost for them. So if there are some avid bakers in the house we’d love for you to get baking and donate some goods for our sale on Friday.

If you’d like to bake and donate some goodies please drop them to the hall on Friday morning or email Gary in advance on gary@carloweducatetogether.ie

6th class would appreciate your support or donations of baked goods on the day. Thank you.
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BAKE SALE

There will be a bake sale fundraiser this Friday in the school hall. 6th class are organising some fundraisers over the coming weeks to help reduce the cost of their annual school tour which, as many things in recent times, has risen in price. The bake sale is their first idea of a fundraiser. 

We are looking for pupils and/or their parents to help us out by baking some good to be sold on the day to help raise funds to reduce the cost for them. So if there are some avid bakers in the house we’d love for you to get baking and donate some goods for our sale on Friday. 

If you’d like to bake and donate some goodies please drop them to the hall on Friday morning or email Gary in advance on gary@carloweducatetogether.ie

6th class would appreciate your support or donations of baked goods on the day. Thank you.Image attachment

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Carmela Keogh Colin Keogh Mark Campion

Cserni Timea Rose Cook Lia De Lancey Geraldine Nangle

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Caroline and Eimears class learned learned about different types of house. They made their own dream homes for project homework. What an amazing job they did. ... See MoreSee Less

Caroline and Eimears class learned learned about different types of house. They made their own dream homes for project homework. What an amazing job they did.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Good job guys! These are amazing!

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Today is Rhonda's last day working in our school. We are so sorry to see her go. Rhonda has been a part of our school for 12 years and we are so grateful to her for all she has done over the years. She helped set up and run so many things in our school such as the library and the school food provision that make all the difference to the school day. We wish you all the very best, Rhonda. Thank you ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Today is Rhondas last day working in our school. We are so sorry to see her go. Rhonda has been a part of our school for 12 years and we are so grateful to her for all she has done over the years. She helped set up and run so many things in our school such as the library and the school food provision that make all the difference to the school day. We wish you all the very best, Rhonda. Thank you ❤️

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Mia will miss you so much,over the years mia often mentioned you at home, thankyou for being so kind and caring towards her and everyone, you will be missed

Best of luck Rhonda, you are part of the tapestry in Educate Together and will be missed 🫶

Rhonda you have been such a great friend to us since meeting you when the girls were waiting outside to start junior infants. You always have been so kind and supportive. Then along came Danny and he adores u and breakfast club! Thank you for the endless bowls of cereals and mountains of toast. You will be so missed. Enjoy your next adventure Rhonda from Maria, JJ, Summer, Joey and Danny xxx

All the best Rhonda in your future adventures

Ahh best of luck Rhonda u will be missed Danté often spoke about u and how well you looked after him with little treats . U done so much for the school and children thank you enjoy ure next adventure.

She will be missed. Danny says goodbye and best of luck..

Mark and Lily send kisses and wish you a best of luck....

Best of luck in your next big adventure xx

Joey sends you hugs Rhonda he says you are always so kind. Best of luck 🥰

Best wishes Rhonda 🥰

Best wishes Rhonda ❤️

All the best to you Rhonda, Antonia loved you so much! She's sending her kisses 😘

Thanks everyone. ❤️

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On Tuesday 14th May we will say bon voyage to Rhonda. Rhonda has been a member of the carlow etns family since 2012 and has had many roles, from parent to chairperson of parents council to head of our school kitchen. Over the years Rhonda has contributed so much to our school community, from book fairs, open days, fundraisers, graduation gowns and countless other events. We will miss your smile and infectious enthusiasm. Best of luck in the future. Don't be a stranger xx ... See MoreSee Less

On Tuesday 14th May we will say bon voyage to Rhonda.  Rhonda has been a member of the carlow etns family since 2012 and has had many roles, from parent to chairperson of parents council to head of our school kitchen.  Over the years Rhonda has contributed so much to our school community,  from book fairs, open days, fundraisers, graduation gowns and countless other events.  We will miss your smile and infectious enthusiasm.  Best of luck in the future.  Dont be a stranger xx

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All the best Rhonda in your next ventures; thanks for all your help and support over the past 10 years. ❤️

Best of luck Rhonda. All the best for the future. Remember you were one of the first people we met there when Cathal started in Junior infants x

Best if luck on your new adventure, you will be missed by all

Best of luck Rhonda and thank you for doing so much for the school. X

Ah, you will be really missed Rhonda, best wishes with whatever you do next 😀

Best of luck for the future Rhonda, thanks for always making myself and my kids feel so welcome.

Wow Ronda has been a staple in the school. Best of luck Romda you'll be missed ♥️

Best of luck Rhonda it was a pleasure to have met you👍

Wishing you all the best Rhonda

Good luck on your future endeavors Rhonda from Kathy, Ava and Jack.

One of Kyrias best experiences in etns was Rhonda's cookery club...she loved it...best of luck Rhonda 🥰

Best of luck Rhonda, you will be greatly missed! ❤️💐 Thank you for all that you did for the school over the years xxx

Thanks so much for everything Rhonda. Best wishes for the future. You will be greatly missed

Rhonda you are a firm favourite in this house with all three...you will be missed so much in the dchool. Best of luck and take care 🥰

Best of luck, Rhonda! I loved working with you when I was on placement there. You’ll be greatly missed by everyone ❤️

Best of luck Rhonda

Best of luck Rhonda x and thank you x

Best of luck Rhonda, I🍀🌷🥲

You will be so missed Rhonda! Thank you so much for everything.

You will be misses Rhonda

Best wishes Rhonda ❤️ x

Oh Rhonda, bon voyage . You will be missed lots.

U will be missed ❤️

Oh no, I'm pretty sure you will be missed so much. All the best in your new chapter of your life....

Rhonda my son Abdullah is no longer in carlow educate Together but the only thing he ever misses is the food you made!

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4th class had a great day yesterday in Carlow College learning how to weave willow and lots about the Middle Ages and Vikings. Thank you to the Heritage Council of Ireland for inviting us. ... See MoreSee Less

4th class had a great day yesterday in Carlow College learning how to weave willow and lots about the Middle Ages and Vikings. Thank you to the Heritage Council of Ireland for inviting us.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Medieval Drama!
The children wrote, directed and starred in their own medieval plays today during history class. The black plague took anyone who wasn’t already victim to medieval style punishment! 🎭🏰🗡️🐀
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Medieval Drama! 
The children wrote, directed and starred in their own medieval plays today during history class. The black plague took anyone who wasn’t already victim to medieval style punishment! 🎭🏰🗡️🐀Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

We learned all about the importance of dandelions for our pollinators this week. We also made dandelion honey. If you like marmalade you’ll love this recipe. We used Dee Sewell’s recipe from Greenside Up ... See MoreSee Less

We learned all about the importance of dandelions for our pollinators this week. We also made dandelion honey. If you like marmalade you’ll love this recipe. We used Dee Sewell’s recipe from Greenside UpImage attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Aw, delighted you found it and hope everyone enjoyed it ☺️

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We had a fantastic day in Carlow College with Heritage for Schools and the Heritage council. We learned about swallows, explored medieval artefacts and learned about bees. ... See MoreSee Less

We had a fantastic day in Carlow College with Heritage for Schools and the Heritage council. We learned about swallows, explored medieval artefacts and learned about bees.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

Eimear and Caroline s class had a brilliant time at the Heritage Day in St. Patricks College. The sun may not have been shinning, but it is always warm enough for icecream. ... See MoreSee Less

Eimear and Caroline s class had a brilliant time at the Heritage Day in St. Patricks College. The sun may not have been shinning, but it is always warm enough for icecream.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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We are going to take part in No Mow May. We will leave our wildflowers to grow to help the pollinators. Biodiversity in Schools ... See MoreSee Less

We are going to take part in No Mow May. We will leave our wildflowers to grow to help the pollinators. Biodiversity in SchoolsImage attachment

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Eimear and Caroline s class had a fun day at The Lidl Farm today. They learned loads and especially enjoyed the train ride through the distribution centre. ... See MoreSee Less

Eimear and Caroline s class had a fun day at The Lidl Farm today. They learned loads and especially enjoyed the train ride through the distribution centre.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

MAY MID-TERM CAMP
Only 15 spaces left!

Gary, Laura and Eoin are running a camp for children from Junior Infants to 6th Class during the May mid-term break.
The camp will run from Tueday the 7th to Friday the 10th of May.
Children at the camp will receive a snack and hot lunch each day.
To sign your child/children up, please fill in the form below:
forms.gle/fYuQWWbs73VW5uFGA

If you've any queries, please email carlowcamps@gmail.com
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MAY MID-TERM CAMP
Only 15 spaces left!

Gary, Laura and Eoin are running a camp for children from Junior Infants to 6th Class during the May mid-term break.
The camp will run from Tueday the 7th to Friday the 10th of May.
Children at the camp will receive a snack and hot lunch each day.
To sign your child/children up, please fill in the form below:
https://forms.gle/fYuQWWbs73VW5uFGA

If youve any queries, please email carlowcamps@gmail.com
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