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News from ceist 31 January 2012
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.

Catholic School Leadership

On Friday January 27th CEIST was joined by ERST in hosting a national seminar under the title: ‘Raising the bar in Catholic School Leadership’ presented by Dr Ron Nuzzi of Notre Dame University in Indiana.

The event took place at Renehan Hall, Maynooth College and more that ninety Chairpersons, Principals, Deputies and other interested parties turned up for what was an exciting presentation by one of the great personalities in Catholic Education in the USA.

What was most rewarding was the clarity Dr. Nuzzi brought to the question of what characterises Catholic School leadership as we move forward into a time when our schools will be more differentiated by their contrast to what other schools have to offer.

Dr. Nuzzi made it clear that the unique Catholic content of what we do comes from theology rather than pedagogy, from what is Catholic about the Church rather than what is Catholic about teaching.

He said that what makes our schools compellingly Catholic relates to how we tap into the great mysteries of our Faith, Incarnation, Trinity, Paschal Mystery and Eucharist.

His advice to the leaders present was: know how your life articulates these four mysteries, the ‘then’ and ‘now’ of them, and the way they relate to your leadership and personal holiness.


New Website for Catholic Schools Partnership

The Catholic Schools Partnership, which is the umbrella body for Catholic Education in Ireland chaired by Fr Michael Drumm, has launched its new website.

The website offers important information and news relevant to anyone concerned with the work of Catholic education especially at primary and post primary level.

Click here to view.

Catholic Schools: Christ's Living Body Active in our World

Maeve Mahon who serves on the Board of Directors for CEIST has written a very interesting article in the February edition of the Intercom magazine titled "Catholic Schools: Christ's Living Body Active in our World".

Click here to view.

St. Raphael's College, Loughrea Win All-Ireland 'A' Volleyball Title

Congratulation to St. Raphael's College, Loughrea Volleyball team who recently won the All-Ireland Senior Boys 'A' Cup in UCD. 

The winning team members were Aidan McDonnell, Josef Lumelay, Cormac Dillon, Jack Davis, Aaron Donoghue, Robbie Thurston, Daniel Sweeney, Shane Caulfield and Jennifer Moret (Coach).

Leading with Soul: Spirituality and Educational Leadership - February 25th 2012

Dr. Margaret Benefiel, is providing a day of discernment and reflection on spirituality and how it integrates with our work as educators.

Margaret offers consultancy and spiritual direction for leaders, principals and teachers, working out of a philosophy of contemplative educational leadership.

Click here to download flyer on the event.

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The publication date for our next issue is Wednesday 29th February, 2012.

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