Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board, working with the Post Primary Parents Action Committee in Citywest, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle, launched their campaign for a new Community College from DDLETB recently. The Government have announced 42 new schools, across the country, up to 2022. Recently, DDLETB concluded their campaign for new primary schools in other parts of Dublin and are now stepping up their work in Citywest and Saggart to deliver a new post-primary school in 2020 working with a large team of committed parents.

“The Department of Education and Skills need to conclude their work on the school patronage process elsewhere before starting up the process in Citywest and Saggart. We expect this to happen closer to April/May,” said David McGuinness Project Officer with DDLETB. “Recently, we shared our ‘expressions of interest’ page in Citywest and Saggart and we were taken aback by the level of support that we received for a publicly-owned and managed secondary school. Parents and Guardians who wish to support our campaign can do so through this link http://www.ddletb.ie/post-primary-patronage/ ,” added David “In addition, parents in Citywest and Saggart are encouraging everyone to follow our facebook and instagram pages so that they can get a real sense of DDLETB’s excellent community colleges throughout Dublin: www.facebook.com/CNSPPAction/ or www.instagram.com/citywestsaggartpostprimary/.

DDLETB, whose Head Office is in Tallaght, have 29 publicly-run Community Colleges throughout Dublin. We are one of the largest providers of post-primary education in the country. Our schools are state-of-the-art, co-educational, inclusive, welcoming, technologically-advanced education campuses,” outlined McGuinness. “Our schools are part of a wider education network where teachers and learners collaborate to improve teaching and learning for all. We pride ourselves on our commitment to Special Educational Needs, Information Technology in Education, promoting the arts and allowing every student to achieve their full potential,” concluded David.