Our history

Children, parents, teachers, SNAs, secretaries, caretakers, cleaners, coaches, friends… We began our story in 2005 and we have come a long way. On this page, you will find out about our past.

Each and every one of you have created part of the story of this school. You will continue to create the story of this school.

Our story is your story.

 

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2015-2016
Art Week, Science Week, Active School Week, Book Week, Maths Week, not to mention 6th Class’ Battlebox business… We were very busy this year! With 609 pupils, this year marked the largest amount of pupils in our ten year history.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2014-2015
We were very excited to welcome Michael as our new Principal. This same year, we welcomed Anne to our school. Anne shares her studio space in our school as part of the Room 13 initiative. We also held our first Active School Week this year. 586 pupils attended our school in this year.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2013-2014
Sadly, Maurice left our school at the end of the year. We were all very curious to see who our new Principal would be. Santry Sports was a particular highlight this year. 590 pupils came to school with us every day this year.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2012-2013
We were still settling into our new home this year and getting used to all the space! We opened our second class for pupils with special educational needs in Setanta. Our school population grew to 569 pupils by the end of the year.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2011-2012
Finally, after six years, our new school building was completed. We were all very excited to move in and see our new classrooms, huge school hall and our new school yard. Our school now had 509 pupils.

Not only did we get a new building, our new Deputy Principal was Noel. We also opened our first class for pupils with special educational needs called Setanta. A Whole School Inspection was carried out in October. You can read the results of it here. In April, we hosted the Educate Together Annual General Meeting.

We had a very busy year!

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2010-2011
We now had 431 pupils in our school. Our Deputy Principal Fergal left us at the end of this year to become a Principal of his own school!

Construction began on our new school building in Tyrrelstown. At the end of the year, we packed up our school into boxes, locked the doors, turned off the lights and said goodbye to Powerstown Road which had been our home for the past few years.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2009-2010
Our school was still growing and we needed a permanent home. This year, we held a demonstration at the Civic Offices in Blanchardstown to highlight our need. Other events that happened this year include carol singing in the Blanchardstown Centre and an amazing summer fair.

We also had a 6th class for the first time! It was very exciting and emotional for us all to say goodbye to pupils and friends that we had seen grow up with us.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2008-2009
We really enjoyed being together in the one campus during this year. We continued to grow bigger and it was great to see all the new Junior Infants look up to the older children in the school and learn so much from them. A stage at the back of the main building gave us somewhere to practice all our dance moves at break times.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2007-2008
This was the year where we were at last all together! A two storey prefab (which used to be Castleknock Educate Together’s old school) was built beside our original building on Powerstown Road. A new junior yard was built and we even had a school hall where we could have assemblies together.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2006-2007
Our Principal Nicola moved on to another school and Maurice became our new Principal. Our school was growing which meant that we did not have enough room for everyone in Powerstown Road. The Junior and Senior Infants stayed in Powerstown, while a Senior Infant class along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd class took a bus every morning to Blanchardstown. Their school building was in the old Horological Institute. We now had 14 teachers and ten classes.

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.


2005-2006
Our school began in some prefabs in the grounds of Mary Mother of Hope National School in Littlepace. We were small back then, with just our Principal Nicola, Deputy Principal Fergal and four other teachers. We only had three classes in our school this year.

Halfway through the year, we moved to a new prefab building on the Powerstown Road. This made it a lot easier to get to school in the mornings!

To see some pictures from this year and others, visit our Gallery page.