Schools

New Scheme To Help With School Costs

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme for 2017 is now open for applications. The budget provision for the 2017 scheme is E37.4 million and eligible families will receive a once-off payment to assist them with the extra costs incurred when children start school in September 2017. Balbriggan…


Loreto Swords Teacher Calls It A Day

Loreto College Swords is set to lose three teachers at the end of the school term later this month. One of the teachers, Maura Owens spoke to the County Leader about her time at the Swords school. She said, “I have been here since the school moved out to Swords…


Rush Student Selected For Prestigious Programme

Diana Oprea, a first year Global Business student at Dublin City University from Rush, has been chosen to represent Ireland in Washington DC this summer, as part of the prestigious Washington Ireland Programme (WIP). Diana, a former student at St Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, is one of four DCU…


Erasmus+ Project Visits Malahide School

St Sylvester’s National School, Malahide has been accepted into an Erasmus+ project for the school years 2016/17 and 2017/18. The co-ordinators of the project are Mrs. Averill and Mrs. Kelly and they told the County Leader, “We are delighted to announce that our school has been accepted into an Erasmus+…


Opening Of New Educate Together Senior School Postponed

The opening of the much anticipated Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School, has been postponed until 2018. Educate Together has been working intensively with the Department of Education and Skills in its efforts to source suitable temporary accommodation for the school for September 2017. While efforts to advance plans on…


Loreto Swords Buzzing After Win

A group of students from Loreto College in Swords were jubilant after winning the Overall Junior Award at the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Finals at the Mansion House in Dublin last week. The girls from Loreto won with their ‘Let It Bee’ project, which saw them plant a Wild Flower…


St. Finian’s Community College – Celebrating 60 Years

There was great celebration in St Finian’s Community College last week as pupils, teachers, parents and local politicians gathered to commemorate the school’s Diamond anniversary. A wonderful display of all the events that the school have run over the last 60 years where played on a giant screen and a…


EU School Ambassador Award

Brian Hayes MEP is pictured with students from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, who were presented with an EU School Ambassador Award, along with their teacher, Ms. Anita Irwin. The European Parliament Ambassador School Programme was launched as a pilot in 2015. This year, 24 schools took part in the…