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News from ceist 20 October 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.

CEIST Fifth Annual Education Conference 2010 Review

The Fifth Annual CEIST Education Conference was held in the Killahsee House Hotel, Naas on the 30th September and 1st of October. The theme for this year's conference was "Meeting the Tide" and the CEIST Education Office was greatly encouraged with the number of School Principals, Deputy Principals and Chairpersons of our Boards of Management who attended this year's conference, which proved to be our biggest attendance to date.

Our Conference provides us with the wonderful opportunity to refresh our thinking and gives us the language for our vision. In addition, it also provides on opportunity for our school leaders to network and share ideas. It thankfully proved to be an enjoyable and benefical conference, with inspiring key note speakers and some very useful workshops from our presenters.

CEIST would like to very much thank our keynote speakers and workshop presenters for their time and energy given to the conference.

We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to the three excellent school choirs who particpated at the conference.

The three schools were from Ard Scoil na Tríonóide Choir, Athy, Presentation Secondary School Choir, Kildare Town, and St. Mary's College Choir, Naas.


St. Leo's College Carlow Students Working on Niall Mellon Township Trust in South Africa

Four Students from St. Leo's College Carlow are going to South Africa in 2011 with the Niall Mellon Township Trust to help build houses and have the daunting task of raising €20,000.

The four Students, Sarah and Emma Nolan, Niamh Smith, Kerrie Dreelan have already come up with some ideas such as a children's zombie walk at Halloween followed by a disco.

A bank account has been set up at Ulster Bank A/C no. 48766016 sort code 98-54-00 and any donations will be gratefully received.

Spirituality MATTERS

A lecture series in Contemporary Spirituality will take place on Tuesday evenings starting November 9th and running until December 7th 2010.

The lectures will take place in Woodlock Hall, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin.

Click here for more information.

Gaisce awards

An Gaisce - the Irish President's National Challenge Award - aims to support the development of young people, social fabric and the growth of active citizenship.

The President's Award, represents an invitation from the President of Ireland to young people aged fifteen to twenty-five to go that extra mile for themselves, for each other, and/or the community.

It's not a competition, which means that everyone is a potential winner. The award is about agreeing a specific challenge and following it through. 

St. Mary's Secondary School, Ballina recently won a silver Gaisce award.

Click here for more details on the award. 

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