OUR SCHOOL VISION
At Riverview Educate Together National School, every child is valued for their uniqueness. We strive to build in children the skills to live happily in a diverse world, and they are encouraged to find and express their voices while respecting the voices of others. We foster in children a sense of joy, enthusiasm and purpose in their learning.
As a school community, we build joyous celebrations to mark the passing of the seasons; leaf raking in the autumn, making and hanging bird feeders in winter to mark the darkest day, potato planting in springtime and a picnic in the park for summer.
We look to opening children’s hearts to the wonder of life within themselves and to opening their eyes to life all around them.
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 and Alison Herlihy, SNA's Lisa Greene, Noeleen Kearney & Emma Duggan, and secretary, Audrey Priestley.
We currently have Junior Infants to First Class, and will be adding a new stream each year up to Sixth Class.