10 Years of WETNS

WETNS 10th Anniversary Celebration

20 Sep 2013

We had a fantastic celebration last Friday night at the Grand Hotel. There were wonderful speakers, lively discussion and beautiful music. A great time was had by all! Sincere thanks are in order for the many parent, teacher & student volunteers who helped make the evening a success!

Celebrating 10 Years of Wicklow Educating Together

20 Sep 2013

Friday 20th September at the Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town

Wicklow Educate Together National School is 10 years young! To mark the occasion, the school is planning a celebration and reflection of Educating in Ireland in the 21st Century taking place on Friday, 20th September starting at 7PM with a reception at the Grand Hotel in Wicklow Town.

The organizers have prepared an outstanding line up of top-class speakers and entertainment. Presenters scheduled for the night include, Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland and Mary O’Rourke, Former TD and Senator. Colm is the founder and former Director of One in Four, the leading national non-governmental organisation that supports women and men who have experienced sexual violence. Colm has a long-standing interest in the education sector and was a founding member of Gorey Educate Together National School. He served for seven years as the chairperson of the board of management at the school. He is also a past-parent at Wicklow ETNS. He has served as a member of the Seanad Éireann and is also the author of the best-selling memoir, Beyond Belief. Mary O'Rourke is a vastly experienced legislator who has served as Tanaiste, Minister of Education, Health, Public Enterprise and Leader of the Seanad. In addition, she penned the best-selling autobiography Just Mary. Mary also serves on the Board of Directors at Educate Together.

The distinguished hosts for the evening will be RTE’s Eileen Whelan and Mick Peelo.

The evening will move into céilí mode with live music by Mo Hat Mo Gheansaí, fresh from The Electric Picnic, and special guests.  Please come along and join us for this outstanding occasion. Entry is free of charge. Adults only please. RSVP to events [at] wicklowetns [dot] com.
 

Mary O'RourkeMary O'Rourke is a vastly experienced legislator who has served as TD for Longford-Westmeath, Tanaiste, Minister of Education, Health, Public Enterprise and Leader of the Seanad. In addition, she penned the best-selling memoir, Just Mary. Mary also serves on the Board of Directors at Educate Together.

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Colm O’Gorman is Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland.He previously worked as a psychotherapist and is the founder and former Director of One in Four, the leading national non-governmental organisation that supports women and men who have experienced sexual violence. Colm has a long-standing interest in the education sector and was a founding member of Gorey Educate Together National School. He served for seven years as the chairperson of the board of management at the school. He is also a past-parent at Wicklow ETNS; both of his children attended the school prior to the establishment of Gorey ETNS. He served as a member of the Seanad Éireann and is also the author of the best-selling memoir, Beyond Belief.
Eileen Whelan is Wicklow Town resident and an RTÉ news presenter and journalist covering the weekday daytime new broadcast and weekend bulletins. She has a niece and nephew attending WETNS.

MICK PEELO1 Beyond Belief

Mick Peelo is a presenter and reporter for RTÉ. In addition to being the host of RTÉ's longest-running documentary series, Would You Believe?, Mick has worked across a broad range of other programming for the network including many award- winning shows as My Father's House and Cardinal Secrets. Mick is based in Ashford and two of his four children have attended WETNS

 

RTÉ COMES TO WETNS

19 Sep 2013

Great excitement when the RTÉ cameras came to town to film the choir in fine voice for our upcoming 10th birthday party in the Grand Hotel.  The footage appeared on the News2day programme and covered the choir singing beautifully accompanied by past pupils and a number of short vox pops with children on what attending WETNS means to them.

Save the Date!

24 Jun 2013

Contact events [at] wicklowetns [dot] com for more information

10th Anniversary Logo Competition

21 Mar 2013

Thank you to all the pupils in WETNS who entered our 10th anniversary logo competition.  Below are the winning entries from each year group with Jack Bourne from 3rd Class desiging the winning logo that will be used throughout the year.  Jack's design has already been reproduced on a banner which fronted our Paddy's Day Parade (see Events section for pics of Parade) and the banner can be viewed on the front of Marine House from next week.  Well done to all of you!