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News from ceist 28 September 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.

Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise official opening of new school

The official opening of Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise took place on Friday, 23rd September 2011.

The school was built for the Department of Education & Skills under the Public Private Partnership Scheme.

The single-sex girls school, built to accommodate 850 students, shares a 30 acre campus with the new Christian Brothers' boys' secondary school, also built for 850 students. Together they share a very large common gymnasium which is situated between the two schools.

The school was officially opened by Ms. Anne Kelleher, CEO of CEIST and was blessed by Monsignor John Byrne, P.P. Portlaoise.


CEIST Sixth Annual Education Conference 2011

The Sixth Annual CEIST Education Conference will be held in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Thursday, 29th September, 2011 & Friday, 30th September, 2011. The theme for this year's conference is “For Everything there is a Season” Ecclesiastes 3:1

The CEIST Annual Education Conference provides an opportunity for our School Principals, Deputy Principals and Schools Boards of Management Chairpersons to network and share ideas and best practice.

Click here for detailed information on our conference.

Mercy Ballymahon Students Achieve Top Junior Cert Results

Frances Nally, a student of Mercy Secondary School Ballymahon was one of 15 students in the country who received top results in the Junior Certificate 2011. Frances received 12 As.

Congratulations also to Ciaran Wadd, who received 11 As. The School is extremely proud of their results. Frances and Ciaran are now both in Transition Year.

Hospice Coffee Morning in Mercy Secondary School, Beaumont.

Transition Year Students in Mercy Secondary School, Beaumont, Dublin organised a very successful coffee morning to raise funds for the Hospice organisation.

The students were delighted that Sr Stella could join them for the morning.

National Careersportal.ie Careers Investigation Competition

Presentation Secondary School, Thurles 5th Year students Aimee Quinn and Breda Graham have been shortlisted for the National CareersPortal.ie Careers Investigation Competition 2011.

Their projects on the careers of a Veterinary Surgeon and Radio Broadcaster respectively were selected from over 1,000 entries. Former competition winner Maeve Curley (Leaving Cert 2011) has also been invited to speak at the 2011 Competition Awards ceremony.

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The publication date for our next issue is Monday 31st October, 2011.

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