If you are experiencing difficulties viewing this email click here to view in your browser
CEIST Enewsletter
News from ceist 28 February 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.
Feature

CEIST Education Office Updates

As outlined in our last e-news, CEIST has a number of exciting events occuring in 2011. The Trustee support day for Chairpersons of CEIST Schools Boards of Management will be held on the 14th May 2011 in the Tullamore Court Hotel with proceedings commencing at 9.30am and finishing at 2pm. The day will include useful support information for our Chairpersons with input from each of the Directors of our Faith Development, School Support and Finance Departments. We hope to announce the keynote speakers on our next e-news edition.

CEIST invites you to two day's of Story, Song and Prayerful Optimism with Fr. Liam Lawton. The CEIST Faith Development Team is also holding it's 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.

The CEIST Education Conference will be held in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, on the 29th and 30th of September 2011. We are very pleased to have as one of our keynote speakers, Abbot Mark Partrick Hederman OSB of Glenstal Abbey. The workshops for the conference along with keynote speakers are being organised at present and details will be published in due course.

Finally the season of Lent is nearly upon us and the CEIST Faith Development team has published the following resources within it's section of the CEIST website, which we trust you will find useful.

Date for Diaries

CEIST Education Conference

Date: 29th and 30th September 2011

Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

Keynote Speaker: Abbot Mark Patrick Hederman, Glenstal Abbey.

Trustee Support Day for Chairpersons of CEIST School Boards of Management

Date: 14th May 2011

Venue: Tullamore Court Hotel

Time: 9.30am - 2pm

Reflecting on Hope - A Day with Liam Lawton

CEIST invites you to a day of Story, Song and Prayerful Optimism.

Click here for more information.

CEIST Holy Week Retreat

The second CEIST Holy Week Retreat will begin on the evening of Palm Sunday - 17th April 2011.

Click here for more details.

School Newsletters

We are receiving an ever increasing number of newsletters, which contain much information on achievements, celebrations and events in our schools.

Newsletters have long been recognised as an efficient mode of communication between the school, homes and the community.

We include for your perusal two super publications recently received from Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee and Our Lady of Mercy Drimnagh, Dublin 12.

Useful Mobile Educational App

Mobile technologies are developing at an astonishing pace at present, none more so than in the field of apps for smartphones.

A quite useful educational app worth downloading on your phone is Dictionary.com, which is a free online dictionary and thesaurus available at the moment, with over one million definitions in its database.

CEIST e-News is the online Newsletter of CEIST. To unsubscribe, click here.