About the Department of Education

1. Is it necessary to register my child with the Department of Education?
Yes, it is recommended to register with the Department of Education from grade 1-9.  Further education institutions such as mainstream high schools will not always accept students who are not previously registered with the Department of Education as Homeschoolers.

2. Will Clonard register my child with the Department of Education?
No, parents are required to do this themselves.

3. How do I register with the Department of Education?
You complete the relevant provincial registration forms that are included in your Clonard pack. Make a copy of the forms and then submit them via registered post or courier to the address provided in the information letter on the subject that Clonard includes in each pack. Registration with the DoE can be a slow process so we recommend that you start with the Clonard work and then begin your registration.  Our programme is well-known to the department officials and we are in line with the National Curriculum Statement so there should not be a problem registering your child as a homeschooler with the DoE. You can read more about DoE registration in our blog post about the topic.