SeaGreen, offering premium homes within walking distance of exemplary schools
When you’re thinking of moving with your family, or planning to have children in the future, it’s vital to live in an area that provides easy access to excellent schools. A school within walking distance of home is always preferred, remember the old adage, ‘The best school is the one nearest you!’
The stunning new Greystones housing development, SeaGreen, offers the perfect solution. SeaGreen offers new 3, 4 and 5 bedroom traditional family homes in the middle of what ought to be called The Smartest Town in Ireland, simply because of the wonderful choice of primary and secondary schools available.
SeaGreen adjoins two newly completed primary schools, the GaelScoil and an Educate Together, as well as the newly opened and much-anticipated TempleCarrig Secondary School, all in Blacklion, Greystones. While other exemplary schools such as Loreto Abbey Dalkey, St. Andrew’s College and Blackrock College are only a short DART trip away, starting from Greystones station just 15 minutes’ walk from SeaGreen.
Now that you know how much choice there is for your children’s future in Greystones, it’s time to choose the schools that will best suit your family (and future family)! Below is some information that might help you in your research, as well as the best contact to speak with in each school, if you want to find out more.
GREYSTONES / DELGANY PRIMARY SCHOOLS
St Kevin’s National School is a Catholic primary school for boys and girls from junior Infants up to sixth Class. St. Kevin’s strives to value the contribution of all its students, respects their uniqueness and responds to their individual needs in a caring and supportive way. The Principal is Scott Vance who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012876660.
St Laurence’s National School is also a co-educational primary school that caters to children from junior infants to sixth class. The school aims to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupils in its care. The principal is Catherine Coveney who can be reached at email@example.com or 012876198.
St Brigid’s National School have a mission to provide the highest quality education for all students, in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help students achieve advancement. The principal is Sr. Kathleen who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012876133.
St Patrick’s National School is under the patronage of the Church of Ireland and its characteristic spirit is a reflection of the ethos of the Church, incorporating a balance of faith and culture. The principal is Eileen Jackson who can be reached at email@example.com or 012875684.
Loreto Abbey Dalkey, one of Ireland’s most prestigious girl’s schools is set on visually spectacular grounds. Teachers and staff know each girl individually and strive to provide each one with a rounded education, offering a wide range of curricular and co-curricular choices. The school is only a 20 minute DART ride to Dalkey, from Greystones and lots of children from the school make this commute every day together. The deputy principal is Mr. Bernard O’Boyle who can be reached at 012718904.
Delgany National School is a co-educational school under Church of Ireland Management. There are just over two hundred pupils ranging in age from four to twelve years. There are twelve full time teachers and a number of part time specialist teachers. The school is proud to be recognised for being an active and green school and has also excelled in the National “Discover Primary Science” initiative. The principal is Patricia Conron who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012876904.
GaelScoil Na gCloch Liath is a co-educational, all-Irish, interdenominational primary school set up in 2008 under the patronage of the Foras Pátrúnachta, to cater for the demand for all-Irish primary education in the local area. The school operates under a joint Catholic and Protestant ethos, creating an understanding and acceptance of Catholic and Protestant modes of worship. The principal is Eoghan O’Muirgheasa who can be reached at email@example.com or 012010718.
Educate Together is a multi-denominational primary school in Greystones that welcomes children of all denominations, creeds and nationalities. The principal is Catherine Sadlier who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012871817.
Greystones Community School is a brand new primary provision for the Greystones area that opened its doors for the first time in September 2015, taking in Junior Infants only. However it will soon expand year on year up to 6th class. The school is currently based in temporary accommodation at Greystones Rugby Club but will eventually move to a brand new building. The principal is Rory Kinnane who can be reached at email@example.com or 0874007442.
GREYSTONES / DELGANY SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Temple Carrig Secondary School is proud of its links with the local community and seeks to build on those links. The Board of Management of Temple Carrig Secondary School is also mindful of the Church of Ireland ethos of the School which permeates all aspects of the education of their pupils, however pupils are welcome from widely differing faith traditions and many come from backgrounds of no faith at all. The principal is Alan Cox who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012873610.
St David’s Holy Faith acknowledges that parents and guardians are the primary educators and works in co-operation with the student and the home to help each individual pupil reach his or her potential. They view education as the development of the whole child, not just intellectual development but also the pupil’s physical, social and spiritual development. The principal is Mary O’Doherty who can be reached at email@example.com or 012874800.
Colaiste Chraobh Abhann is a co-educational, multi-denominational second level school that believes in the pursuit of educational excellence in a community where mutual respect prevails. The principal is Shane Eivers who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 012870198.
ON THE DART LINE SCHOOLS
The 8 o’clock DART from Greystones station on any weekday would provide a very interesting social study into teenage behaviour! You’ll notice that groups of school going passengers make very discerning carriage choices as they make their way to their morning classes, so look out for the Willow Park and Blackrock carriage, or the St. Andrews carriage, or the Loreto or Holy Child Dalkey girls all together in another! Taking the DART to school from Greystones for the first time is as simple as the ABCs, just follow someone in a uniform like yours!
Here’s just a short note of two choices from the DART:
St. Andrew’s College is one of Ireland’s most prestigious boy’s schools, with a distinctly international ethos. The school is only a 35 minute DART ride to Blackrock, from Greystones and lots of children from the school make this commute every day together. The principal is Peter Fraser who can be reached at email@example.com or 01 288 2785.
Blackrock College is one of Ireland’s most prestigious boy’s schools, and the Blackrock College Union is famed for its strong support networks for graduate alumni. The school is only a 35 minute DART ride to Blackrock, from Greystones and lots of children from the school make this commute every day together. The principal is Alan McGinty who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 288 8681.
SeaGreen will be launching its new 3 and 4 bedroomed homes in the spring and will provide the perfect new home in the most perfect place to raise a well-educated family! Keep in touch for updates and more information at www.seagreengreystones.ie