It's not the 'end of' at all though. It might not matter to you that your child goes to a school run by a particular religious group, but it definitely matters that most parents have no option other than to use these schools.I'm not Catholic/Christian. Herself is pretty much a non-believer.
My son is in second year at a Catholic school.
He's getting a good education.
I think it matters more to the parents than it does to the children.It's not the 'end of' at all though. It might not matter to you that your child goes to a school run by a particular religious group, but it definitely matters that most parents have no option other than to use these schools.
completely avoids the central issue.The Forward Planning Section of the Department has carried out a study of
the country to identify the areas where, due to demographic changes, there
may be a requirement for significant additional school provision at both
primary and post-primary levels over the coming years. This study has been
conducted using data from the Central Statistics Office, the General
Register Office and the Department of Social & Family Affairs in addition
to recent schools' enrolment data. The study indicates that the
requirement for additional primary provision in years 2010, 2011 and 2012
is likely to be greatest in more than 40 selected locations across the
country based on significant changes to the demographics of those areas.
The Dublin 8 area is not included in these locations.
In September 2008, the Minister announced a review of the procedures for
the establishment of new primary schools under the Commission on School
Accommodation. It is expected that this review will be completed and
revised arrangements will be in place within a two year time frame.
In the interim it is not proposed to recognise any new primary schools,
in areas where the increases in pupil numbers cannot be catered for in or
A preliminary examination of primary school enrolments in the Dublin 8
area indicates a decline in excess of 100 pupils between the 2008 and 2009
school year. Consistent with the position on the recognition of new
schools and taking the enrolment situation in the Dublin 8 area into
consideration, my Department is not, therefore, considering providing
extra accommodation in that area at this time.
Batt O?Keeffe, T.D.
Minister for Education and Science
Can't see the numbers justifying a new school in D8 any time soon by the Dept's criteria, which as you can see from the above are very basic and very rigid.
Apparently not. They are all pretty much full up at this stage. I don't think there are really any failing schools in the area ...Can't see the numbers justifying a new school in D8 any time soon by the Dept's criteria, which as you can see from the above are very basic and very rigid.
The Parents above would be better off trying to take over a 'failing' school and premises (like what happened with Educate Together in Kilbarrack apparentley) and move ahead from there rather than starting from scratch, there must be grossly under enroled schools in the south inner city?.
A very sorry dilemma to be in. What's the BoM make up of Edu Together schools? is it all parents?Apparently not. They are all pretty much full up at this stage. I don't think there are really any failing schools in the area ...
The real push with this thing is trying to get the Multi-D school on the South Circular (Griffith Barracks) to expand to a 16 classroom school. The Board Of Management there are refusing point blank to consider this. This is in spite of the fact that there is a giant waiting list for places. I can't help thinking it's a case of "we're all right Jack, our kids are in school here already, and we don't care too much about the rest of you". Ultimately they are shooting themselves in the foot because in order to ever get funding to get out of prefabs they are going to have to expand anyway since the Dept want to fund 16-classroom schools and don't want to fund 8-classroom ones.
I'm not 100% sure. But the funny thing is, Griffith Barracks is not an Educate Together school ... even though everyone assumes it is, and refers to it as such. However, they are probably about to become one .. the patrons of the school are voting on coming under the patronage of ET soon. That may make some difference as they may come under pressure from the ET body to expand ....A very sorry dilemma to be in. What's the BoM make up of Edu Together schools? is it all parents?
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