It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Monkstown Educate Together National School website. I hope that you will find it interesting and useful.
Our school is founded on four basic principles: it is equality-based; co-educational; child-centred; and democratically run. These principles are aimed at creating the kind of school environment, which allows for greater partnership in the education of our children. In striving towards this goal, we continue to work closely with the wider school community to provide interesting and beneficial opportunities, which enhance pupils’ learning and overall school experiences, while promoting respect and kindness. Children are also invited to participate through membership of our student council and green team.
We are delighted to respond to any queries you might have, and promise a Céad Míle Fáilte to everyone.
We hope you enjoy exploring our website, and that you find all the information you need.
Le gach dea-mhéin,
Principal, Monkstown Educate Together
Our Ethical Programme
METNS is a happy environment for our students, and all staff are committed to making it a safe, nurturing place where pupils feel included and valued.
We have our own ethical programme which is explored in a number a ways including: weekly assemblies; engagement with different religious and cultural celebrations; opportunities for ethical, moral and spiritual development; and a school-wide focus on specific values each month.
We are committed to our Positive Behaviour Policy and use restorative practice as a means of addressing issues with pupils. We are proactive in teaching about bullying and fostering a spirit of support and respect among our students.
We use several programmes designed to support the development of these values and the creation of solid friendships. Some of these are listed in our Anti-Bullying Policy along with further strategies for supporting vulnerable students.
Our Commitment to the Environment
We have been awarded five Green Flags, and our green school policy is at the heart of how we run our school. Children are encouraged to become actively involved in our green team, and are key to the dissemination of information about green issues to the wider community. We encourage everyone to actively and thoughtfully:
- Reduce, reuse and recycle waste;
- Conserve energy and water;
- Walk, cycle or park-and-stride to school;
- Look after the outdoor environment, and value the biodiversity we encounter there.