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Monday, June 30, 2008

CEIST is the new trustee body for the voluntary secondary schools of the Daughters of Charity, the Presentation Sisters, the Sisters of the Christian Retreat, the Sisters of Mercy and the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

Outgoing CEIST School Principals

There have been a number of recent changes in Principal and Deputy Principal positions within our schools. On behalf of CEIST, the Trustees would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the outgoing Principals and Deputy Principals for all their hard work and efforts in managing our schools. We offer you all our best wishes in your future endeavours.

Outgoing Principals (As Of 30/6/2008)

Mr. Michael Duffy (Cnoc Mhuire, Granard), Sr. Mary Glynn (St. Marys College, Ballysdare), Sr. Mary Forde (Mercy College, Sligo), Mr. Jerry Cronin (St. Mary's Secondary, Nenagh), Ms Jean Butler (Presenatation Secondary, Thurles), Ms. Rosemary Mitchell (Rockford Manor, Stillorgan), Ms. Kathleen Feeney (Christ the King, Cork), Mr. Tony Behan (Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee), Mr. Michael Lane (Our Lady of Mercy, Waterford) and Ms. Margaret O'Brien (Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan).

Outgoing Deputy Principals (As Of 30/06/2008)

Ms. Shelia Horan (St. Joseph's Secondary, Castleisland), Ms. Mary Morgan (St. Marys Secondary, Nenagh), Ms. Brid Heneghan (Mount St Michael, Claremorris), Mr. Patrick O'Looney (Mercy College, Woodford), Mr. Matt Quinn (Holy Rosary, Mountbellew), Ms. Martina Creedon (Presentation Secondary, Ballingarry).

IT Bulk Purchasing Quotations

CEIST recently promoted bulk purchasing of IT equipment from CEIST schools and were delighted to see schools achieving "Economies of Scale" Benefits.

If your school is planning on purchasing IT equipment and you wish to request a quote, please click here to send us an email and we can advise on quotes and specifications received.

Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy 150th Celebration

On Wednesday the 24th September, Mercy Day, Coláiste Bríde will officially celebrate 150 years of Mercy Education in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.  

Presentation North Transfer to CEIST

The Education Office of Presentation Northern Province transferred all trustee files on their voluntary secondary schools to CEIST on the 31st May 2008.

Presentation Sisters New Leadership Teams

CEIST would like to congratulate all the Presentation Sisters on their recent elections to the Leadership Teams.

The Presentation Sisters Central Leadership Team recently announced the following new Leadership Teams who will take up office on August 1, 2008, for a period of six years.


Pope Benedict XVI has called for a reawakening of awareness of the tradition and heritage of Gregorian Chant, for centuries considered the most appropriate form of Sacred Music used in the Liturgy of the Catholic Church. 

St. Joseph's Ballybunion Reflecting CEIST Values

St. Joseph's Secondary School, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry recently collected over 2,000 copies and pencils for their counter-parts in a school in Gambia. 

Presentation College Carlow Awards Night

Presentation College Carlow recently held their annual awards ceremony in the school, where staff and students gathered to recognise the student's achievements during the school year.

St. Leo's College Carlow Student Awards

St Leo's College Carlow recently celebrated their annual school awards where over 900 students and teachers attended. 

Nano Nagle Film

A film about Nano Nagle will be shot in Cork and Wicklow this summer.

In the middle of the eighteenth century Nano Nagle set up schools to provide a Catholic education for the poor of Cork city, a dangerous and courageous undertaking during the time of the Penal Laws. Twenty years later, in 1775, she founded a religious congregation, known today as the Presentation Sisters.

The film of her life will be called Nano Nagle, Lady of the Lantern.

IT Equipment Disposal

If you are looking to dispose of IT equipment, why not give it to a charitable organisation who will put them to good use? A number of charities are seeking IT products and examples include; Goal, Oxfam Ireland, Aware, World Vision, Trócaire, Samaritans, Camara, Self Help, RT Centre Ireland.

It is very important to be aware of legislatlon such as data protection and ensuring that all sensitive data has been erased from machines before disposing of them.

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