Educate Together is the patron body of RETNS and over 84 primary schools and 14 secondary schools in Ireland that are run according to the Educate Together Charter. It is an independent NGO that runs schools that guarantee equality of access and esteem to children “irrespective of their social, cultural or religious background”, are learner centred in their approach to education and are run as participatory democracies, with respectful partnership between parents, pupils and staff. It was established over 40 years ago with the setting up of the Dalkey School in 1978. Our own school began in 1992.
Principals: Emer O’Neill & Caoimhe O’Neill
Encore believes every child can shine on stage. They have specialised classes in dance, singing and drama among other things. There are 3 age ranges in our school for Encore classes, JI and SI have a class once a week from 1:30-2:30 and then there is a class for 1st to 3rd and another class for 4th to 6th on at 2:30-3:30. All students gets the chance to perform in their End of Year Show in The Mill Theatre Dundrum. Class size is small so get your future star’s name down quickly!
The Half Two Club is a flexible service which operates in term time, Monday – Thursday from 2.30pm – 3.30pm. Located in the school library, it provides an opportunity for children in classes 1st to 6th to do homework, read, play board games, and enjoy quiet activities. Click to find out more: Half-Two Club Information
Help my kid learn
This website is packed full of ideas to help your child learn every day!
Rachel's Music Centre
Rachel runs a music school in RETNS after 2:30 each afternoon and on Saturdays. It is open to children and adults. Lessons can be in Piano, Violin, Clarinet, Flute, Drums, Guitar and Singing. Click on the button below to find out more.
RETNS Kid's Blog
The Children at RETNS have their own website. Items they want to upload can be drawings, fan reviews, book review, jokes, Stories, basically anything once it is suitable for a kid’s blog.
Maeve, our principal has her own blog where she informs us of content not normally found on our main site. She brings a unique perspective to modern issues like positive aging and mental health awareness.