Carrigaline Educate Together N.S. first opened its doors at a temporary school building based at Carrigaline A.F.C. on the Ballea Road on 1st September 2008.
The establishment of this new school was due to the hard work of the start-up committee – Billy Tague, Fiona Messabih, Dave O’Mahony, Mary O’Mahony, Marie Walsh, Eric Hurley, Ralph Depping and Sue Fiessler – under the guidance of the Educate Together organisation.
The first teachers employed in the school were principal Mel Thornton and deputy principal Christine O’Brien.
Over the first academic year the school grew significantly. The following September, the school moved from the soccer club to Herons Wood. Due to the phenomenal growth and support throughout our years here, the school relocated its senior classes to Portgate Business Park from January 2011.
While the physical conditions may not always have been ideal, the strong spirit and inclusive atmosphere that is so evident within our school today, was nurtured and fostered throughout these years.
During this time also, many people from the school community and the Carrigaline community at large worked tirelessly behind the scenes to secure a final permanent school building. In February 2013, we were all delighted to see that building works had commenced and our new and permanent home was in sight. After much hard work and commitment by all the children, staff, parents, builders and community at large, we were thrilled to finally open our doors at our permanent location in Kilnagleary on September 2nd 2013.
Since then the school has continued to flourish and thrive. From our very humble beginnings in the soccer club of 20 students and 2 teachers we now have over 430 students, 29 teachers and 13 SNAs.