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Why are Parents being asked to make these decisions?
The landscape of the Irish Primary Education system is changing. These changes are taking place in reflection of the recommendations from the Report on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector from the Department of Education.
You as a parent have an important decision to make that will shape and influence the Irish Education System for future generations. We ask you to choose an Irish-Medium School / a Gaelscoil, under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta.
An Foras Pátrúnachta is the largest patron body of Irish-Medium schools / Gaelscoileanna in Ireland. It supports, promotes and nurtures the internationally recognised Immersion Education System. An Foras Pátrúnachta is the only patron body that offers a choice to parents with regards to ethos. There are three types of ethos in the 67 schools under An Foras Pátrúnachta at present; Catholic, Interdenominational and Multidenominational. By choosing a Gaelscoil your child will receive all the benefits of the primary education system in Ireland along with the added reward of receiving the gift of another language. It’s an easy and simple choice to make where your child will reap the rewards of Irish-Medium education for the rest of their lives. It’s an easy and simple choice to make where your child will reap the rewards of Irish-Medium education for the rest of their lives.
Over the coming weeks, you will be asked by the Department of Education & Skills to complete an online questionnaire.
You will be asked your views on the following:
Would you prefer an Irish or an English Medium School?
What patron would you prefer for the new school(s) in your area?
What ethos would you prefer for the new school(s) in your area?