Our Learn Together Program
Ethical Education is taught in place of religious instruction in all Educate Together primary schools. We are particularly proud of our Learn Together program here at GETNS, as it has been developed through consultation and collaboration with the whole school. It is also a flexible program which enables us to add and remove learning content in order to cater for our ever-growing and changing school community and, indeed, our global community.
The Learn Together Program is taught under four strands:
– Moral and Spiritual Development
– Equality and Justice
– Belief Systems
– Ethics and the Environment
During each term, the children are taught across all four learning areas. We take a whole-school approach to this program, meaning that children are learning about the same topics, at a similar time, at appropriate levels. Our Learn Together program is taught in a Year A and Year B format, in line with the Primary School Curriculum, which is also taught over a two year period.
The objective of Ethical Education in our school is to instil in our pupils a sense of self, a sense of community, a sense of belonging and an understanding, respect and appreciation of our global community, environment and belief systems.
Principal Helen McClelland and teacher Aoife O’Sullivan, coordinate the Learn Together program in our school. Please contact the office to make an appointment with them if you would like to discuss any aspect of the program, or if you would like to make a suggestion.
Here are our upcoming topics and values for April, May and June 2022.
|Moral and Spiritual Strand||Inclusion||Kindness||Perseverance/Commitment|
|Justice and Equality Strand||World Autism Awareness Day||Traveler Pride||Whole School Amnesty/Friendship Day|
|Ethics and the Environment Strand||Earth Day||Rewilding Wild Flowers, Bees, Biodiversity||World Bicycle Day/ GETNS Park and Stride|
(Compare and Contrast)
|Humanism- focus on naming ceremonies||Wedding Ceremonies around the world|
Learn Together and SPHE Plan 2020/ 21
|Moral & Spiritual||Sense of Self||Communication & Cooperation||Social Responsibility||
|Disability Awareness||Family Units||Reflection and Silence||GETNS Grandparents Day||Elements of an apology||Forgiveness|
|Justice & Equality||Class rules/code of behaviour||Jealousy & disappointment||Conflict resolution||Homelessness||Martin Luther King Day||Class Nationalities||Challenging Stereotypes||
Autism Awareness Day 2nd
|Animal Welfare-pet care||Feeding the world|
|Ethics & the Environment||Caring for our Local Beach||If the world were a village of 100 people||Freedom vs responsibility||Sustainability at Christmas||Millennium Goals||Natural Disasters||Waste Week||World Health Day||Walking School Bus||Travelling Culture|
|Belief Systems||Rosh Hashanah, Jewish new year||
|Bible stories||Christmas around the wold- choose one place linked to your class nationalities||
-Birth of Guru Gobind Singh
|Chinese New Year 21st||Irish Myths and Legends||Easter/ The Passover||
-May is the month of Mary, Jesus’ Mother
|World Humanist Day June 21st|
*Please take note of the Educate Together Ethical Calendar 2020/21, there might be some important dates you want to mark in your classroom.*