The Challenger Programme was set up by Northside Partnership in 1995. It provides structured supports for students and their parents from 6th class to 6th year to help students:

  • Transfer from 6th class into secondary school 
  • Prepare for their Junior Certificate 
  • Complete their Leaving Certificate

Every year we provide support to a total of 200 students from our five partner schools. As students complete their secondary education we are able to offer 40 new students a place on the programme each year. Challenger parents are offered a further education programme together with the supports provided to their children.

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News & Events

Challenger Students Meet Children's Author

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Neighbours Join Us for Kish House Open Day & Opening Ceremony

Lorcan o hObain, Rachel Batty & Jamie Johnson cut the ribbon to open Kish House

On Thursday, 22nd September we were joined by many of our new neighbours in our Kish House offices for a wonderful Open Day and Official Opening...