Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Cork Educate Together Secondary School, the first school of its kind outside the Greater Dublin area.

CETSS, is fully resourced by the Department of Education and Skills and is developing the model of 21st century education in Cork. This school is a significant and long-awaited development in the educational history of the Cork region. Like all Educate Together schools, the culture of the school will be based on four pillars

  • Co-educational

  • Multi-denominational & equality-based

  • Democratic

  • Student-centred

Our school is an alternative, grounded not in only in the richness of Irish society and culture, but also in the insights of the best contemporary educational systems world-wide. As such, CETSS will be technology-based, virtually text-book free, genuinely academic by emphasising critical-thinking, as well as being a leader in the promotion of ethical and development education, collaborative-learning, inter-disciplinary learning and the student voice.

We believe that both the insistence on student conformity and unbalanced, rote-learning led curricula are both harmful to young people's personal and academic development, and furthermore, we believe that there is a better way.

In short, we will offer students problems to solve instead of solutions to learn off. CETSS is currently located in temporary accommodation and will relocate to a new purpose-built building in the Douglas/Rochestown area in the near future.

Enrolment for 2020 is now open and 2021 will open on the 9th October. Updates can be found both on this site and on Twitter and Facebook.

Colm O'Connor, Principal.