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News from ceist 26 February 2010
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.

Peer to Peer Pastoral Care, Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support

Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath have kindly shared with us the following article on Threads - Peer to Peer Pastoral Care, Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support in the school.

Threads originated as a pro-active response to suicide prevention in the school community in September 2005 after the death of one of the students. It is a form of peer to peer ministry – one branch of the overall Pastoral Care System in Eureka Secondary School.


Changing Boundaries: Spirituality and Education

This conference brings together academics and practitioners to consider how the boundaries between spirituality and religion have changed and the implications of this change for educational goals.

Click here to download more information.

The Annual Cardinal Newman/ Maynooth Lecture



Date: Wednesday, 3rd March, 7.30 pm

Venue: Renehan Hall, St Patrick's College, Maynooth

Response: Professor Tom Collins, Vice President for External Affairs/Dean of Teaching and Learning, NUI Maynooth. All welcome.

Áine Hyland is a well known Irish educator, a former Professor of Education and later vice President of University College Cork.

In her distinguished career in education she has been, inter alia, a founder of the Dalkey schools project, a founder of the Educate Together movement, and chair of the Points Commission.

Invitation to lecture by Dr David Paton: ‘Reducing teenage pregnancy and sexual activity: What works and what doesn’t’

The Law Reform Commission has recently recommended that contraception be made available to minors without the permission of their parents.

The theory is that this will help reduce teenage pregnancy.

But is this true? The British experience would suggest it is not.

The Iona Institute has therefore invited a leading expert on this topic, Professor David Paton of the University of Nottingham, to present what the evidence really has to say in this area.

Click here for more details on lecture.

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