About Our School

Our new journey…………….
Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School, will open it’s doors to our new students on 27th August 2018.
This is a very exciting time for us.
Along with a balanced Academic curriculum we will also be involved in different projects and programmes as we grow.
We are to partner with Bridge21 from Trinity College in the areas of Teaching and Learning.
We will work through the Practice of Restorative Justice in our school as part of our Code of Behaviour.
The school aims to be an Arts Rich school working in partnership with the Gaiety School of Acting on a project around Inclusiveness and Empathy using Drama, Storytelling and Costume design.
Through funding from Digital Excellence for schools, we are to develop Technology and Digital Innovation through a cluster we have formed with three other schools. In this STEM space, we will establish Maker Spaces, Cross curricular Teaching and Learning, Inter-schools collaboration, a shared learning platform and possible showcases. Our plan is to develop ‘Student Digital Leaders’.
We are partnering with ‘Localise’ a Community Volunteering organisation who develop and run programmes around volunteering and ‘giving back to the community’.
Sport will form an important part of our Wellbeing curriculum and we are in the happy position to be able to have access to the Liam Rogers Community Centre next door to the school to use their Sports hall and dance studio for our activities.
Through all of these initiatives, the student is at the heart of the planning, Learning and Teaching. There will be emphasis on Wellbeing, development of skills, Inclusion and Equality, Gender balance, Respect and Democracy.
We look forward to our new journey together with Students, Parents, Teachers, Staff, Board of Management and the Community.



We delighted to announce that Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School will open in temporary accommodation in the Riasc Centre, Feltrim Road, Kinsealy County Dublin. The school opening, initially due in 2017, was postponed due to the difficulties in sourcing adequate accommodation. More information regarding the Riasc Centre can be found at www.theriasccentre.com.

Says Aoife Kelly-Gibson, Principal of Malahide Portmarnock ETSS:
“I am delighted to be in a position to announce the temporary location for Malahide Portmarnock ETSS. It’s been a long road to this point but now that we have a base we can continue to establish what I believe will be a fantastic school and a great asset to the community it serves. I look forward to welcoming our new teachers, our parents and most of all, our brand new students who will be joining us on this exciting journey.”

Says Gerry McKevitt, school manager of Malahide Portmarnock ETSS:
“I would like to commend Aoife and the school community of Malahide Portmarnock ETSS for their patience and resilience during the last year while we sought accommodation for the school. We are grateful to the management and staff at the Riasc Centre for their co-operation.

Malahide Portmarnock ETSS will open to First Years starting secondary school in 2018.

NB: Interested parents and students are requested to only contact the Principal secretary@mpetss.ie regarding the school as The Riasc Centre is not in a position to answer questions about the school or conduct visits.

Educate Together will open four new second-level schools in Dublin South City, Limerick City, Firhouse and Malahide Portmarnock in 2018. The organisation will also open at least one new national school in Dublin South City in September.

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Meet The Principal

We are pleased to announce that Aoife Kelly Gibson has been appointed as principal of Malahide / Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School.

Originally from Malahide, Aoife brings with her over twenty years of experience in second-level and further education.

Aoife began her teaching career in Pobalscoil Neasain, Baldoyle, where she taught French for six years. She then joined CDETB and has worked there for eighteen years. During this time, Aoife has worked in Coláiste Dhúlaigh, Coolock; Ringsend College, Ringsend.

Aoife is currently the Principal in Larkin Community College in Dublin, a progressive second level school with a co educational setting and diverse cultural and religious mix.

The student voice is integral to Aoife’s vision of education. Her aim is to provide a setting where students develop not only in their academic ability but also their life skills. She sees her role as encouraging students to become participants in their learning journey and enabling them to apply critical thinking, entrepreneurial and innovative skills in preparation for their future.

Aoife envisages Malahide/Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School as fostering a collaborative and inclusive atmosphere between students, parents, staff and the Board of Management. Within this vision is a dynamic Junior and Senior cycle. Aoife has been an advocate of extra curricular activity through arts education, theatre, citizenship and sport. She feels that allowing students to explore and develop all of their skills in many different areas has an overall positive effect on their progression.

Aoife says ‘ I am delighted to take up the position as the first Principal in Malahide/Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School. I look forward to meeting students, parents, staff and other stakeholders and beginning our new journey together. This school is the culmination of dedicated work on the part of parents and Educate Together to provide a new educational experience for young people in the area’


Enrolment 2018-19

2018 Enrolment / Admissions


Enrolment /Admissions for the 2018/19 academic have closed.

For late applications please email info@mpetss.ie.