DPETNS first opened its doors in September 2002 to 31 students. It has been a great privilege for me to have been Principal Teacher in the school since the beginning. Today we are a large, thriving school with over 490 students. Our school operates under the Educate Together patronage – we are an equality based, co-educational, child centered and democratically run school. Strong partnership between home and school is the hallmark of our school – we believe that this relationship is essential to ensure the best educational outcomes for our students. We are very proud of our students and aim to help the children to be relaxed but engaged learners and to instill in them a love of learning that will last them a lifetime.
We strive to be an inclusive school where each child is valued and cherished. We aim for highacademic standards for our students but also believe in the importance of providing them with a holistic education and, throughout their years here, the children will enjoy a great variety of different experiences. We are firmly committed to providing the children with social, creative and sporting opportunities in addition to academic opportunities. In DPETNS the children learn and work collaboratively and actively.