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News from ceist 31 August 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 Seventh Annual Education Conference 2012

The Seventh Annual CEIST Education Conference will be held in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Thursday, 27th September and Friday, 28th September, 2012.

The theme for this year's conference is “Many Desks - One Table".

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. It is also crucial to our efforts to underline the mutual understandings and shared ties that bind us together and create community amongst CEIST schools. 

The first CEIST Education Conference was held at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone in 2006 and we are delighted to note that it has gone from strength to strength each year with last year holding our biggest attendance to date.

We like to involve our schools as much as possbile and this year we have three school choirs performing at the conference, which always greatly adds to the occasion.

We are delighted to have as keynote speakers, Professor Bart McGettrick, Dean of Education at Liverpool Hope University and Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, former President of Our Lady's College, Gort (1980 - 1986) and Chairman of the Council for Education of the Irish Episcopal Conference.

A number of very attractive workshops has been organised over the two day conference, which we hope our Principals, Deputy Principals and Chairpersons will find both informative and enjoyable. 

Please book early with the CEIST office to secure your hotel accomodation for the conference.


Diploma in Catholic Education

Despite the fact that approximately 57% of post-primary schools in Ireland are under Catholic patronage, there is currently no programme dedicated to training post-primary teachers to work in Catholic schools.

The Diploma in Catholic Education offered by St. Patrick's College, Maynooth is an initiative undertaken in partnership with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Click here to download brochure for more information on this initiative.

Induction Day for New Teachers of Religious Education (PDST)

This course introduces the Junior Certificate Religious Education syllabus and explores both content and suitable teaching approaches to select areas of the course. Substitution cover will be provided for a limited number of course participants (25) so early booking is advised.

This induction course targets the needs of teachers of teachers who are new to Junior Certificate Religious Education, those who are returning to teach RE as an exam subject, and those for whom Religious Education is not part of their third level specialism.

Click here for further information.

CROI NUA, a new Programme of Spirituality

All Hallows College are holding an Information Evening about CROí NUA, a new programme of spirituality.

Venue: All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Date: Wednesday 5 September from 7.30 - 9.30pm.

This Information Evening will be presented by the Programme developers, Hilary Musgrave (Celtic Spirit) and Monica Brown (Emmaus Productions Ireland)

Hilary and Monica will demonstrate aspects of the CROí NUA Programme and discuss its objectives and relevancy for our people in these times. The evening will conclude with a Prayer Ritual from the Programme.

Click here for further information.

Killina Presentation Secondary School Deputy Principal Appointment

The Board of Management of Killina Presentation Secondary School, Rahan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly invites applications for the post of Deputy Principal to take effect from 5th November 2012.

Click here to download job advertisement for futher information.

Dublin Pilgrimage for Young Mercy Leaders

From the evening of Tuesday 16th July until the afternoon of Friday 19th July 2013, students from Mercy Secondary Schools will travel to Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland.

These Mercy pilgrims will undertake their journey in the light of the story of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.

Click here to download flyer.

Mercy International Good Cup of Tea

Between 24 September and 12 December (the Season of Mercy), Mercy groups throughout the world are invited to join an international 'Good Cup of Tea' event.

By supporting this event, you are helping Mercy International Association to keep the founding spirit of Catherine alive today.

Click here to download brochure.

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