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CEIST Enewsletter
News from ceist 30 January 2011
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.

News Update From CEIST Education Office

This is our first e-newsletter edition for 2011 and we would like to wish all members of the CEIST community a very happy new year and best wishes in your endeavours during 2011.

CEIST have a number of initiatives lined up for this year. A day with Fr. Liam Lawton is scheduled for early March and CEIST invites all of you to a day of Story, Song and Prayerful Optimism.

The CEIST Faith Development Team is holding their second Holy Week Retreat starting on the night of Palm Sunday 17th April 2011 and running until lunch time Tuesday 19th April 2011. All members of the CEIST community are very welcome to attend this retreat.

CEIST invites our School Board of Management Chairpersons to a Trustee support day on the 9th April and the venue will be announced on our next e-newsletter or shortly on the CEIST website. The CEIST Education Conference will be held in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on the 29th and 30th of September 2011. 

We look forward to working with you during the coming year. The CEIST office always welcomes your feedback and contributions i.e. new ideas, suggestions or news articles, photos, etc, for profiling via the CEIST website and members' area.


A two-day workshop on Holistic Leadership Styles and Practices is being held in All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on 2nd and 3rd of March 2011.

For more information on the workshop go to the All Hallows website www.allhallows.ie

Listowel Monument Honours Presentation Nuns

The Bishop of Kerry, Dr Bill Murphy, has unveiled a monument to mark the contribution of the Presentation nuns to the town of Listowel, over 160 years.

The Catholic Ireland website contains more information on the event. 

Back to Basics: A Skills Based Approach to Teaching About Global Issues

An exciting education conference is taking place in Athlone on Saturday February 5th 2011. Entitled 'Getting Back to Basics - A skills based approach to teaching about global issues, the seminar aims to 'get back to basics' in considering the skills students need to develop during transition year.

Click here to download flyer on the event. 

Concern Creative Writing Competition 2011

Concern has developed a Creative Writing Competition for second level schools, which it hopes will raise awareness of development issues and harness the goodwill of students.

The closing date for entries is March 27th, 2011.

Click here for further information. 

Famous science commentator to speak at conference in Tullamore

The Atlantic Corridor STEM Conference, which focuses on how science, technology, engineering and maths are taught in our schools and colleges, will take place on March 10th 2011 with a keynote speaker of international quality.

Dr. Ben Goldacre M.D. is an author of the Guardian newspaper’s weekly column called Bad Science.

In its third year, the conference gives industry professionals such as teachers, lecturers and anyone connected to the education sector the opportunity to examine the quality in the way in which certain subjects are taught in our schools and colleges.

Click here for further information.

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