The Galway Educate Together Second Level Startup group (GET2LS) will hold a public meeting today at 8pm for parents interested in learning about the Educate Together model, in the context of the current patronage competition for a new school in Galway.
It will take place in ILAS Lifecourse Institute, NUIG campus (near Corrib Village)
The patronage process is currently underway. The next stage is for the Department of Education and Skills (DES) to survey parents of potential students (those due to enter second-level between 2019 and 2023) on their preferences.
The meeting will provide information on the Educate Together ethos and model, and invite parents to complete Expressions of Interest in support of an Educate Together school.
It will be addressed by representatives of Educate Together, including Regional Development Officer Jennifer Buttner.
Local representatives (TDs, Senators, and Councillors) have been invited to attend, and it is expected that several will be in attendance. The MCs for the evening will include pupils currently enrolled in local Educate Together primary-level schools.