In Ireland, there are no school districts and you can apply to send your children to any school you like. 96% of primary (elementary) schools in Ireland are religious, with 90% of them being Catholic, although they do also receive government funding based mostly on the number of students they have. Our children go to the largest primary school in Youghal, which is Catholic, but very accommodating to non-Catholics. We have appreciated the academic strength and moral awareness of the school, and their willingness to work with different convictions. Jessica has been volunteering on the Parent’s Association for a few years, and also helping to teach cooking classes in the school. Recently, Seth was nominated to be one of two parent representatives on the school’s Board of Management. Last night he was elected on to the Board. We are surprised, but thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the community.