WHAT IS AN EDUCATE TOGETHER SCHOOL?
Educate Together Schools embody the primary principle of the multi-denominational movement, that children of all ethnicities, belief systems and backgrounds be 'educated together' in an atmosphere of equality, mutual understanding and respect.
Since the Dalkey School Project first opened in 1978, our network has grown to 81 schools nationwide. These include 77 primary-level schools and 4 second-level schools. Information on Educate Together's second-level schools can be found here: www.educatetogether.ie/our-schools/second-level
Taking inspiration from and developing an understanding of the great outdoors is a strong theme in RVETNS.
Termly celebrations, Forest School, our Biodiversity Garden and research project with Trinity College Dublin fuel our passion and motivate our learning about science, nature and the environment.
Currently our staff is made up of Principal Margaret Burke, Deputy Principal/Class Teacher Rebecca Byrne, Class Teachers Róisín Dexter, Rachel Scolard, Aoife de Búrca, Alison Herlihy, Andrew Hopkins and Mairéad Dorney, SNA's Lisa Greene, Noeleen Kearney, Emma Duggan, Patricia May and Ellen O'Grady, and secretary, Audrey Priestley.
We currently have Junior Infants to Second Class, and will be adding a new stream each year up to Sixth Class.
Board of Management
The board of management of Riverview ETNS is composed of eight members, as laid out by the governance manual for primary schools.
The Board of Management meets at least six times per year, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the running of the school, and has a very important oversight role for child protection.
Current members of the Board of Management at Riverview are: Joan Ward, chairperson, Nikki Murphy, patron nominee, Margaret Burke, principal, Rebecca Byrne, teacher nominee, Ciara Tuç, parent nominee, Mark McGrath, parent nominee, Ciara Fagan, community representative and Ross O'Mullane, community representative.