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News from ceist 28 February 2014
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CEIST Holy Week Retreat 2014

We return to the Tearmann Spirituality centre in Glendalough, once again, for our annual CEIST Retreat which will take place at the beginning of Holy Week 2013. The retreat will run from Palm Sunday 13th April to Tuesday 15th April.

For the past four years members of our CEIST School Communities, Chairpersons, Principals and staffs, (past and present) have joined us in the Valley of the Saints, expertly guided by Fr. Michael Rogers and Sr. Breda Ahern CP for these days of pilgrimage.

If you would like to join us for this very special introduction to Holy Week, or for more information, please contact Siobhan Stopes: Email: sstopes@ceist.ie or Tel: 01-6510350. The cost of the retreat, which includes accommodation and all meals is €150.00.

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New MA Programme

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership in Education is an innovative postgraduate programme, leading to a professional qualification.

This programme was originally established by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies of Mary Immaculate College in conjunction with CEIST. 

It is offered on two campuses; Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and Marino Institute of Education, Dublin.

Those taking the Graduate Diploma will take the taught modules and exit after three semesters without completing the dissertation.

Click here to download the brochure.

Network of School Planners Ireland

The Eighth Annual Conference of the Network of School Planners Ireland is taking place on the 1st March in the The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard, Co. Laois.

The theme of the conference is "Wellbeing in The School Community: A Practical Approach to Managing and Change".

Click here to download the conference flyer. 

CESI Conference 2014

The annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland will take place in Galway on February 28th and March 1st, 2014. The theme for this year's conference is "Spark the Imagination".

The CESI conference is a calendar highlight for those who are interested in integrating technology into their teaching and learning and this year promises to uphold the high standard that has been set by previous CESI events.

Click here for further details on the event.

Bullying in the Digital Age – The Challenge for Schools in 2014

One of the key challenges facing school management in 2014 is effectively dealing with bullying in a digital age.

La Touche Training are holding a one day conference that will provide up-to-date knowledge and practical guidance from leading experts who will share the benefit of their expertise and experience in this area.

Click here to download conference brochure.

Energy Savings in Schools

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have published their e-newsletter for Februrary, which as usual provides useful ideas on energy savings for schools.

It also provides information on grants available for schools who wish to make their buildings more energy efficient, click here to view their latest e-zine.

Free Online Maths Resource

A free, interactive online maths resource for students and teachers in Ireland, which includes an option for live one-to-one tutorials has recently been launched. 

The online maths lessons have been developed by Galway company ALISON in partnership with the award-winning tutoring company Maths Doctor from Macmillan Science & Education. 

Click here for more info via the Silicon Republic website. 

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