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News from ceist 28 March 2013
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.
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Presentation Secondary School, Waterford Opening Ceremony

Presentation Secondary School, Cannon Street, Waterford officially opened their new school building on Friday, 22nd March.

As Mary Ryan, Principal, stated ‘this is indeed a special day in the life of our school. A day that was long awaited and much anticipated has finally arrived, and so we celebrate.

It is important for us as a school community to mark this day and to take time out to reflect on our position right now, at this point in the school’s journey.

The official opening of this new building for a Catholic girls’ school in the 21st century is a rare event.

The completion of this project enables us to maintain and continue a tradition of excellence in education that dates back to 1798.

That was the year in which Presentation sisters established the first Catholic school in the city centre at Jenkin’s Lane.

The campaign to build our new school began 14 years ago, in January 1999.

The then Principal, Sr Fidelis Purcell had a vision for the provision of a secondary school building that would house the entire school population under one roof."


Junior Spider Award for Presentation College Carlow

Congratulations to Presentation College Carlow on winning "Best Web Design" at the Junior Spider Awards held in the RDS on the 5th March.

Hosted by RTE’s Aidan Power the awards recognise and reward primary and post primary students for the innovative ways they use the internet.

The Presentation College Carlow students website was based on the Formula One Technology Challenge Competition, where the school has enjoyed great success in the past winning numerous awards.

Click here to view the award winning website.

Energy Saving in School Newsletters

The following are a collection of energy saving school newsletters with plenty of tips for schools regarding conserving energy and thus reducing costs. 

Energy Saving Schools Newsletter

Energy Watch IT Newsletter

SEAI Energy Wise Newsletter

CEIST Annual School Statistical Returns

We would be very grateful if schools who have not completed in full or have yet to access their statistics form online to please do at your earliest convenience.

The annual school statistics form is crucial to the Trust as it provides much needed information for identifying trends and analysis of data to ensure that appropriate standards are being adhered by our schools.

Please e-mail John Woods (jwoods@ceist.ie) or Ph: 0860437146 if you have any difficulties accessing or completing the online statistical returns.

The World’s Your Oyster

VMM invites you to a highly engaging and interactive Global Awareness /Development Education course.

Examining issues such as: Poverty - Global Conflict - Climate Change - HIV Aids, International Trade and Volunteering

Guest facilitators include people from: Trocaire, Ruhama, Comhlamh, Concern and other major development Organisations.

Click here to download flyer for further information.

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CEIST always invites any news items, photos, event profiles, etc from our CEIST community.

If you have a news snippet big or small please email to jwoods@ceist.ie and it will be profiled on our website and e-newsletter.

The next publication of our e-news is scheduled for Tuesday, 30th April.

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