The Department of Education and Skills has announced that the communities in Citywest-Saggart and Blanchardstown West have chosen Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB to be the patron of their new post-primary schools which are set to open in September 2020. DDLETB expects that the Principals of both schools will be appointed early in 2020 to lead the new schools.
Paddy Lavelle, Chief Executive of DDLETB said, “This is a fantastic development for the communities in Citywest-Saggart and Blanchardstown. The new schools will join the 29 other Community Colleges under our patronage. We see the results of this campaign as a welcome endorsement, from parents and families, for ETB run schools and the Community College model. We are also delighted to see that the ETB sector has been selected as the patron for the new post-primary schools due to open in Enfield, Co. Meath and Greystones. Co. Wicklow.
“Parents clearly supported our vision for child-centred, multidenominational, publicly-accountable schools which strive to provide high-quality education for all learners. They give equal opportunities to all children,” added Mr Lavelle.” The new schools will be technologically advanced using the latest Information and communication technologies. These new schools will further embed our presence on the educational landscape in Dublin,” said Adrian Flynn, Director of Schools with DDLETB.” “Our vision is to continue to develop teaching and learning communities that lead educational thinking both nationally and internationally. We are now taking this message to Donabate, Newcastle-Rathcoole-Saggart and Sallynoggin-Killiney-Cherrywood for our 2020 primary patronage campaign” added Flynn.
Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB has more than 100 years’ experience as an educational patron in Ireland. Our schools form an essential part of life and living throughout their local communities. They are inclusive and enable young people to meet their full potential in society.