Author Archives: GET2LS

Some Thoughts On Inequality

Two years ago I wrote about my concerns that my son, who has Prader-Willi syndrome and Autism, would not be able to find a suitable second level place in Galway when the time came for him to leave the wonderful … Continue reading →...

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Petition to the Minister

  As you may know, the Galway Educate Together Second-Level School Start up Group (GET2LS) has been actively campaigning for 5 years.  During that time we have held multiple meetings with successive Ministers for Education, officials from the D...

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GET2LS AGM 2016

GET2LS will be holding its 2016 Annual General Meeting at 8pm on Friday, May 20th in Galway Educate Together, N.S, Newcastle. If you have already filled out an expression of interest form, are a parent of a child attending an … Continue readin...

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The GET2LS Campaign – Pre-Election Update

Last November, the Minister for Education and Skills announced a new school building program to cover the period 2016 – 2021. Despite extensive campaigning by GET2LS this list did not provide for a new second-level school for Galway. Following ...

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What’s Next For GET2LS & How You Can Help

The Minister for Education and Skills recently announced a new schools building program to cover 2016 – 2021.  No new second level school for Galway was included on this list. This is despite that fact that an independent demographic study &he...

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Disappointing Day for GET2LS

Disappointing day for GET2LS, we were very hopeful that we would be included in the following announcement. Thirty Galway schools included in new school building programme The very hard working committee have put a huge amount of time and energy &hel...

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Multi-denominational Understanding and Respect

School Stories are a series of tales from parents and others involved in the school system, highlighting some of the joys and difficulties encountered while trying to get our children educated.  My introduction to Educate Together came two years ...

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Getting The Bus

School Stories are a series of tales from parents and others involved in the school system, highlighting some of the joys and difficulties encountered while trying to get our children educated.  We moved to County Galway in 2005 when our son was ...

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No Child An Outsider

School Stories are a series of tales from parents and others involved in the school system, highlighting some of the joys and difficulties encountered while trying to get our children educated.  My eldest son is in 6th class. We have applied to 5...

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School Stories: Some Thoughts on Equality

School Stories are a series of tales from parents and others involved in the school system, highlighting some of the joys and difficulties encountered while trying to get our children educated.  My introduction to Educate Together came almost 7 y...

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