Our Ethos

Navan Educate Together is a National School funded by the Department of Education and Skills.  It is also a member of the Educate Together organisation and therefore follows and supports its ethos.

At Navan Educate Together we strive to create a happy, safe, inclusive and nurturing environment in which all children are provided the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to delivering an excellent education to our pupils which focuses on children’s learning and we aim to provide a learning environment that encourages and promotes the holistic development of each and every child attending our school.  The uniqueness of each individual is celebrated and each member of the school community is treated with dignity and respect.  We aspire to create an inclusive atmosphere which values each member of the school community for the contribution they make to school life.  Children are encouraged to develop attitudes which will enable them to become respectful, responsible, considerate, open-minded and imaginative members of society.

Our School is :

  • Equality based i.e. all children having equal rights of access to the school, and children of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds being equally respected.
  • Co-educational and committed to encouraging all children to explore their full range of abilities and opportunities.
  • Child-centred in our approach to education.
  • Democratically run with active participation by parents in the daily life of the school, whilst positively affirming the professional role of the teachers.

Rather than the religious instruction programmes taught in denominational schools, Navan Educate Together teaches the Learn Together Ethical Education Curriculum.  This curriculum has four strands :

  • Moral and Spiritual – The general aim of the strand is to help develop in children a critical knowledge, understanding and awareness of right and wrong and a heightened awareness of social, ethical and moral standards through reflecting on the meaning and purposes of life. The strand should encourage and develop the individual on the journey to inner discovery and empower the child to make informed moral decisions.
  • Equality and Justice – The general aim of this strand is to develop in children a critical knowledge, understanding and awareness of issues relating to human rights, equality, culture and diversity, social justice and social inclusiveness and to empower them to make a difference.
  • Belief Systems – The general aim of this strand is to develop in children a critical knowledge, understanding and awareness of the teachings of religious and non-theistic belief systems and how these systems relate to our shared human experience. The emphasis will be placed on an exploration of the infinite variety and richness of humankind through nurturing a respect for a person’s right to hold and practice individual belief systems and through creating spaces where values can be articulated and critically examined.
  • Ethics and the Environment – The aim of this strand is to develop in children a knowledge, appreciation and respect for their environment and to empower them to take an active role in its stewardship.

If you would like to know more about Educate Together, please go to www.educatetogether.ie

Upcoming Events

May
23
Thu
9:30 am P.T.A. MEETING
P.T.A. MEETING
May 23 @ 9:30 am
The P.T.A. will hold a meeting on the 23rd of May. Time to be confirmed.  All are welcome to attend.
May
31
Fri
all-day TUCK SHOP
TUCK SHOP
May 31 all-day
The P.T.A. will be holding the end of month tuck shop on Friday 31st May.  Please send in your fluffy light delicious buns, exceedingly good tray bakes and any other fab treats you may have in ...
Jun
18
Tue
all-day 6TH CLASS GRADUATION
6TH CLASS GRADUATION
Jun 18 all-day
The 6th Class Graduation Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 18th June.  Further details to follow.
10:00 am SWIMMING
SWIMMING
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am
Children from Senior Infants, Second & Fourth Class will go swimming this year. The swimming lessons will take place on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June at 10.00am. The cost of the lessons is €7.50 per child ...
Jun
19
Wed
all-day RAINBOW ROOMS END OF YEAR CONCERT
RAINBOW ROOMS END OF YEAR CONCERT
Jun 19 all-day
The classes from the Rainbow Rooms will perform their end of year concert on Wednesday 19th June.  Time and more details to follow.
10:00 am SWIMMING
SWIMMING
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am
Children from Senior Infants, Second & Fourth Class will go swimming this year. The swimming lessons will take place on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June at 10.00am. The cost of the lessons is €7.50 per child ...
Jun
20
Thu
all-day END OF YEAR CONCERT
END OF YEAR CONCERT
Jun 20 all-day
The classes from Junior Infants to 6th Class will perform their end of year concert on Thursday 20th June.  Time and more details to follow.
9:30 am P.T.A. MEETING
P.T.A. MEETING
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am
The P.T.A. will hold a meeting on the 2oth of June. Time to be confirmed.  All are welcome to attend.
Jun
21
Fri
all-day TUCK SHOP
TUCK SHOP
Jun 21 all-day
The P.T.A. will be holding the final tuck shop of the year on Friday 21st June.  Please send in your fluffy light delicious buns, exceedingly good tray bakes and any other fab treats you may have ...
12:00 pm FUN DAY
FUN DAY
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The P.T.A. will hold a Fun Day on Friday 21st June for the whole school community. Please come along and join in the fun.

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