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Services We Offer

Our main purpose is to support the work of Principals and Deputies in making the CEIST Charter values a lived reality in the schools.

Face to face visits are our main touchstone for this assurance.

We also assist Board of Management in governance issues and appoint the four CEIST representatives to the Board as well as formally appointing the whole Board according to the Education Act and the Articles of Management.

The Faith Leadership and Governance team also supports Boards in the appointment process for Principals and Deputy Principals.

We hope that you will find the following templates for Board of Management Minutes, the Annual Statistics Form and the Annual Report Form useful.

We will be happy to speak with you directly and arrange a visit to meet you in your school.

The following is a list of suggestions for staff seminars, workshops and presentations on offer from the team to CEIST schools. Our motto is: if there is anything you think we can do for you, just try us.

(1) Full staff reflection days, retreat days, time-out days or half days and input of varying length to staff meetings.

Themes we address include the following:

  • Staff affirmation and uplift.
  • Taking a fresh look at ‘faith’ today.
  • What it means to be a ‘Catholic School ‘ in today’s Ireland.
  • Rising to the challenge of being a ‘Faith School’ now.
  • Coping with the variety and range of our own religious views.
  • Catholic imagination and contemporary culture
  • Being a teacher in a Catholic School today.
  • The CEIST Charter and its relevance.
  • Being a Catholic school through the liturgical year.
  • Spirituality as a gift rather than a test.
  • Spirituality as the core of education.
  • The terms of our affiliation as teachers.
  • The seasons of our teaching lives.

(2) Address to parents

  • Parents’ Association
  • Parents’ AGM
  • Parents of First Years

(3) Review of policies (example list below not exhaustive)

Mission Statement; Faith Development Policy; Religious Education Policy; RSE Policy; Pastoral Care Policy.

(4) Support for / visits to Ethos Committees formed by Board or Staff.

(5) Address to student graduation and award nights

(6) Prayer Services
For different times of the liturgical year ( November, Advent, Lent, Easter etc) and for other significant occasions.

(7) Approaches to Prayer

  • Workshops on different approaches to prayer
  • Workshop on Lection Divina