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News from ceist 30 April 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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CEIST May Seminars

Joining the Dots Facilitators Day

Joining the Dots is a school based programme in spiritual reflection and renewal for staff in faith based schools.

The programme involves approx. 90 minutes one evening a week for five weeks. There are no fees, no travel and no exams! Such is the uptake of the programme nationally, that CEIST is offering a day for facilitators of Joining the Dots in the Sheraton Hotel on May 8th 2013, free of charge!

If you are interested in training as a facilitator or if you simply wish to familiarise yourself further with the programme then May 8th is the ideal opportunity. Given the emphasis on the distinctiveness of the various education sectors there is an increasing need to provide for and enrich Christian Leadership in our schools.

Chairpersons' Day

In light of the onerous responsibilities on Boards of Management, the Trustees have engaged Brian M. Matthews of Millett and Matthews Solicitors who will present “A Survival Guide for Boards of Management of CEIST schools”, in an interactive and engaging manner, by way of professional assistance to you in your role as Chairperson.

You are invited to a Trustee Professional Support Day on Saturday, 18th May, in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. This is an important opportunity for our Chairs to appraise themselves and their Board of Management of Trustee matters and concerns which we will endeavour to profile.

In addition, it affords our Chairpersons the opportunity to meet with Chairpersons from other CEIST schools and to share ideas, discuss pertinent issues and ask questions. Click here for further information. We would be delighted if you could join us for either of these seminars.  Please confirm your attendance by calling us on 01-6510350 or e-mail info@ceist.ie.

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The Friends of Nano Movement

In collaboration with the Presentation Sisters, The Friends of Nano Movement (Northern Province)

Invites all Friends of Nano & Associates in the Northern Province to a day of reflection for Friends & Associates
at the extended and newly-refurbished Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois.

Click here to download flyer with full details of the event.

Lasco Maths Challenge 2013

Thousands of primary and post-primary pupils from schools all over Ireland, UK and abroad participated in the LASCO Maths Challenge event, raising more than £13,000 this year for LASCO.

LASCO is the Latin American Street Children Organisation who raise money to fund projects that provide Education and Healthcare to the impoverished street children of South America.

Click here for report on the 2013 Maths Challenge event and winners that we were delighted to note included a CEIST school, Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.

Well done to Joshua Laycock - Dragon's Den Final Contestant

Congratulations to Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown, Carlow student, Joshua Laycock who was one of the final contestants in this year's Junior Dragon's Den.

Joshua appeared on the RTE1 Junior Dragon's Den programme last Sunday night and while unsuccessful in his bid to to get a bursurary award from the Dragon's to develop his product, he gave a very good presentation and obviously has a bright future ahead of him!

Click here to view further information on Joshua and his company.

Send your news to CEIST!

We are always looking to profile good news from our schools such as student achievements, teamwork, raising money for charities, etc. 

You may also wish to publicise an upcoming event or send in a photo.

We welcome all news items big or small, just pop an email to jwoods@ceist.ie or phone 086-0437146.

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You can also follow the latest updates from the Trust on Twitter, our twitter handle is @ceist1 or www.twitter.com/ceist1 

We would be delighted if you added your twitter profile to our growing list of followers.

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