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CEIST Enewsletter
News from ceist 29 November 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 Training - School Financial Management

The Board of CEIST are holding information workshops on financial responsibilities of the Board of Management’s Finance Sub-Committees.

In recent years, the Trustees have become increasingly concerned at the escalation in numbers of Boards of Management having difficulty fulfilling their obligation in matters of finance.

It is our wish to assist and inform all the new Finance Sub-Committees of their obligations in relation to financial best practice.


Presentation Secondary School Thurles Cookery Evening

Congratulations to Presentation Thurles on hosting their first ever Cookery Evening on Thursday, 28th November.

A well known and highly regarded local chef, Siobhan Power gave the presentation focusing on favourite family dishes and some Christmas treats. The event catered for all tastes and all ages.

The event was being held to raise funds to support the school Astro-Turf Project.

CEIST Annual Statistical Returns Submission

It is very encouraging to see so many of our schools who have taken time out of their busy schedule to access our e-portal and complete the online statistical returns form for submission to CEIST.

We would be very grateful if the remaining schools who have yet to access the e-portal or complete the online form in full would do so at their earliest convenience.

Please email jwoods@ceist.ie or contact by phone on 086-0437146 if any issues are encountered accessing the e-portal or completing the form. 

Summer Works Scheme 2014

Funding from the Summer Works Scheme 2014 will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades, structural improvements; works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings.

It is up to schools to identify the most urgently required projects to be funded from the Summer Works Scheme.

Each school can apply for one small scale project and will be responsible for the completion of those works.

Schools are required to seek Trustee approval before submitting their applications to the DES. Click here for details.

Cycle Against Suicide

Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire programme.

The main objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.

Click here to download the latest cycle against suicide newsletter.

Energy Wise!

Click here to view the November newsletter from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which details energy tips and various competitions, workshops, etc. for schools.

Sr. Fidelis Purcell on RTE's iWitness

Sr. Fidelis Purcell made a contribution to RTE's programme, iWitness on Tuesday night 26th November.

Sr. Fidelis is Chairperson of the Boards of Management of two CEIST Schools, Presentation Secondary School, Thurles and Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry.

Click here to listen to Sr. Fidelis on the RTE Player.

Profile Your School On Our E-News!

As usual we encourage our schools to profile their good news or upcoming events on our e-news.

We are especially interested in hearing from schools who have not featured much up to now. 

All news big or small is welcome, please send to John Woods, jwoods@ceist.ie / 086-0437146.

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