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The opening of an Educate Together school in Castlebar this September moved a step closer this week, when the elected members of the Castlebar Municipal District agreed to a four year and nine month lease of Marsh House to the Department of Education and Skills.
The establishment of an Educate Together second level school in Galway may have taken a significant step forward now that nine Galway West candidates have pledged their support for the opening of such an institution.
Thirty schools across the city and county, including schools in Renmore, Claregalway, Oranmore, Moycullen, and Lackagh, are to get new buildings, while others are to be significantly renovated, under the Government's Five Year Schools Building Programme.
Tuam Educate Together National School welcomed its first intake of nine junior infants this week. The school, based in in the former St Patrick’s CBS on the Dublin Road, is one of three new Educate Together national schools around the country as part of the divestment process.
Educate Together announced on Wednesday evening that its planned new national school for Castlebar would now not be opening, just days before it was due to open for the first time. The educational organisation said up until Wednesday, it was ready to go ahead and open the school in temporary accommodation, but was given an ultimatum by the Department of Education and Skills that it must accept the accommodation in the old national school in the Burren, outside Castlebar, or postpone the opening of the school.
The new Educate Together School in Castlebar, which is due to open on Tuesday September 1, will hopefully still open despite not having a home sorted out just 12 days before it's due to open, according to the group's regional development officer. The new Educate Together school for the town was announced in February of this year and would be the county's second such school after the opening of one in Ballina last year. The school had been given the old Burren National School outside the town as a home, but the building was deemed not up to the required standard by the Educate Together.
Fianna Fáil Councillor Lisa Chambers has called on the Department of Education and Skills to reconsider opening Castlebar Educate Together National School (ETNS) this September. "I was extremely disappointed to learn that Educate Together was written to by the Department of Education and Skills suggesting that the option of location in the old Burren NS should be re-considered, or that the opening should be postponed," said Cllr Chambers
Achill native Sarah Calvey is to be the principal of Castlebar’s first Educate Together NS.
A new multidenominational co-educational primary school will open in Tuam in September.
Galway West TD Derek Nolan has supported calls for a second level Educate Together School in Galway.