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News from ceist 29 June 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.

CEIST Restructuring

Following the Strategic Review of our first five years as a Trust, the Trustees are re-structuring the CEIST office to a reduced and more cost-effective model.

In late March, we successfully moved Offices from the Maynooth Business Campus to new offices in the vacated Presentation Secondary School, Kildare Town.

Both the Faith Development and School Support Departments are closing, and a new Department entitled “Faith Leadership & Governance” is being created, with a reduction in numbers from the existing seven, down to four personnel. The Finance Department will be reduced from two to one.

In this time of changes, staff has had time to review their particular circumstances, with the result that a lot of those whom you have come to know and trust, will not be with us when we start the new academic year.

The Trust has been most fortunate to have such very fine people give of their gifts and talents so generously in our initial five years of formation. We have been truly blessed.

Overseeing such a radical overhaul of a structure is challenging and demanding of every aspect of one’s being. We are experiencing what the congregations themselves have gone through, in the “letting go”…a demanding and painful experience.

Yet, I am confident that the next five years will bring even greater gifts and September will see new beginnings for all of us. I hope you will bear with us through all of these changes and that your loyalty will remain steadfast.

I look forward to meeting each of you on Sept. 27th and 28th, at the CEIST Annual Conference in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone and in the meantime, I wish each of you a restful and restorative break over the summer.

Le gach dea guí agus beannacht.

Anne Kelleher, CEO.

Social Justice Ireland Public Policy Conference

Social Justice Ireland's annual Public Policy Conference takes place on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The conference will be held in Croke Park Conference Centre from 9.30am to 4.45pm and will address the question: Does the European Social Model have a Future?

The politicians taking part in the Round-Table are:

  • Damien English TD, Fine Gael
  • Joanna Tuffy TD, Labour
  • Michael McGrath TD, Fianna Fail
  • Pearse Doherty, TD, Sinn Fein
  • Catherine Murphy, TD, Technical Group.

The conference fee is €75 (€50 for SJI members) and this includes lunch, coffees/teas and a copy of the book containing the papers of the conference which will be published to coincide with the conference.

Click here for full details of the conference.

Energy Watch IT Newsletter

Click here to view the June edition of the Energy Watch IT Newsletter, which provides some useful ideas for creating IT energy efficiencies and savings.

Cnoc Mhuire, Granard, Sports School of the Year 2012

Congratulations to Cnoc Mhuire, Granard, Co. Longford who were selected as Sports School of the Year in Co. Longford 2012.

The U16 Boys’ Football Team and their Coach, Mr. Plunkett deserve great praise also as they were selected Juvenile Team of the Year 2012.

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