Our school was founded in 2007 and is now located in Esker Lane, Lucan. We cater for pupils in Lucan and its environs. We operate under a charter which guarantees children and parents of all faiths, and none, equal respect in the operation and governing of education. Our Curriculum emphasises literacy, numeracy and language. It responds to changing needs in science and technology, social personal and health education, and citizenship.
Esker Educate Together National School aspires to create a happy, safe, inclusive and nurturing environment where each child is provided with the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential.
Esker Educate Together National School (EETNS) is a child-centred, co-educational, multi-denominational, democratically-run primary school under the patronage of Educate Together. As a National School we follow the curriculum guidelines of the Department of Education and Skills. We endeavour to work co-operatively with all members of the school community to provide a holistic education. We are committed to delivering an excellent education to our pupils, which focuses on children’s learning. Esker ETNS strives to be a learning community where children and adults appreciate the value of education and work towards becoming a community of life-long learners. The uniqueness of each individual is celebrated and each member of the school community, child and adult, is treated with dignity and respect. Children are encouraged to develop attitudes which will enable them to become respectful, responsible, considerate, open-minded and imaginative members of society.
How We Arrived In Esker Lane
Our wonderful school was founded in September 2007. It emerged from a local need for a new school, in the rapidly growing area of Lucan. The school was founded by Colette Kavanagh, Jane McCarthy(Board of Management), Paul Rowe (Educate Together’s CEO) and Amy Mulvihill (Regional Development Officer) in the summer of 2007. Tom Costelloe joined quickly thereafter and brought with him his exceptional dedication and support. The school opened on the 5th September 2007 with 77 pupils and 9 teachers. However it continued continued to grow and grow into the school of over 400 pupils you see today. Over the course of our first 7 years, we spent time in Adamstown Castle ETNS, St. John the Evangelist NS, Lucan East ETNS and our temporary home in Adamstown. We were so warmly welcomed by these other schools and made great friends at each stage, but it was time for a change! Having worked tirelessly up until that point to get a new building and after much speculation, a new school site was located. Surveys were undertaken, architectural plans were drawn up and approved. It was all starting to take shape! The first sod was turned in early 2014, with the building ready for occupation as the school year commenced in September 2014. The first few months were taken to settle in and adjust to the new school environment: The bright and airy classrooms, a spacious hall in which to house our wonderful assemblies, two fantastic yards and beautiful, mature trees all around the site that made it feel like we were always here. Now in 2019 we are well and truly at home in Esker Lane with more plans on the way to extend our fantastic school and redevelop the school yard. We have seen many changes over the years and had wonderful additions such as our School Garden made by our parents gardening group and the installation of our Book of Climate Bells by the artist Viviven Roche. We have even had the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins come to our school to celebrate our ten year anniversary and unveil our Book of Climate Bells.
What is an Educate Together National School?
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