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Principal appointed for new Educate Together school in Castlebar

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Achill native Sarah Calvey is to be the principal of Castlebar’s first Educate Together NS.

Local Girl Guide groups to tackle body image issues

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A programme tackling poor body image among young girls is to be rolled out across Girl Guide groups in Mayo.

Mayo’s First Educate Together school to open in September

Newtownwhite NS at Ballysakerry, between Ballina and Killala, is to become the first Educate Together school in the county this September.

Diabetes awareness event in Castlebar

People in Mayo are being encouraged to get diabetes aware at a roadshow event at Staunton’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Castlebar, on Wednesday (April 30).

Parents in Ballina and Westport look for Educate Together patronage

This week saw the results of a the Primary School Patronage Survey in 38 areas across the country. Two of the 38 areas surveyed were in Mayo — Ballina and Westport. The survey results showed the majority of parents in Ballina and Westport seeking alternate provision of school patronage indicated Educate Together as their first preference.

Special Olympics table tennis event a big success for Mayo athletes

Special Olympics athletes showed off their table tennis talents at the Regional event held in GMIT, Castlebar recently. Over 60 athletes from Mayo, Galway and Roscommon, Longford competed on the day. Players battled in out over singles and doubles competition throughout the day.

Castlebar parental survey results show support for diversity of school type

Educate Together has welcomed the release of the results of the parental survey of primary school preference in Castlebar. Results show positive levels of support from Castlebar parents on having the choice of an Educate Together school in their community. In addition to Castlebar the pilot survey was also conducted in Whitehall (Dublin), Trim, Tramore, and Arklow during October and November.

Castlebar school could see Catholic church divested of its patronage to offer choice

Following the news this week that parents of pre-school and primary school children in Castlebar are being asked to participate in an online survey about the possible change of patronage of schools, Mayo VEC has come forward with details of a possible alternative to the Catholic Church patronage model.

Indoor Bocce event held in Galway

Over 100 Special Olympics athletes from across Connaught and Westmeath competed at a two-day Bocce event, hosted in the Kingfisher gym, NUI Galway on the weekend of June 16 and 17.

Three Mayo towns to pilot greater school diversity

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn has outlined a process by which primary schools under denominational patronage, typically a Catholic Bishop, can be divested to another patron, such as Educate Together, to provide greater diversity of schools. The process includes a parental survey to ascertain the views of parents in the areas where these changes are to be considered. It will be piloted in 44 areas across the country, including Ballina, Castlebar and Westport, driven by the Department of Education and Skills. This process is expected to happen during October and November this year.


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