An Foras Pátrúnachta is in a position to bring current Irish-medium schools of other patrons under our patronage so that they may benefit from operating under an Irish-medium patron.
It is also essential we use this opportunity to establish Irish-medium schools where no current or insufficent provision exists so that parents can access Irish-medium education if they choose to do so.
PRESCHOOL PARENTS: DO YOU WANT A GAELSCOIL FOR YOUR CHILD? HAVE YOUR SAY!
A SURVEY has been sent by the Department of Education to parents of children in preschools in 16 areas in the country to see if parents are happy with the choice of schools available to them.
They will be asked questions such as:
– Are you happy with choice of schools in your area?
– Would you choose a multi-denominational school for your child?
– Would you choose an Irish-medium multi-denominational school for your child?
We ask parents to complete these forms (provided by preschools via City and County Childcare Committees) and return them to their preschool to ensure your desire for Irish-medium education can be provided for.