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News from ceist 01 May 2014
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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Trustee Support Day for Chairpersons of CEIST School Boards of Management

In appreciation of the work of our Chairpersons and our commitment to you, we are hosting a seminar for our School Boards of Management Chairpersons. We are very aware of your own busy schedule and commitments and would greatly appreciate if you could make time to be with us. 

We see this as an opportunity to appraise yourself and your Board of Management, of current matters and concerns. In addition, it affords you the opportunity to meet with Chairpersons from other CEIST schools and to share ideas and discuss issues relevant to your Board. We are delighted that Dr. Marie Griffin, CEIST CEO Designate will attend the meeting.

This year we will highlight the complimentary but very different roles of Chairperson and Principal and how people in these roles should work in tandem to lead and manage a school. We are delighted to welcome Brendan Forde who has filled both roles, to present and lead a discussion on this topic.


Master of Arts in Christian Leadership in Education (MACLE)

The MACLE is an innovative postgraduate programme, leading to a professional qualification for school leaders.

It explores key concepts in theology and spirituality as they relate to educational leadership, along with issues of educational policy and management within the context of faith based schools.

The MACLE is a part-time programme over two academic years offered both by Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and Marino Institute of Education, Dublin.

Click HERE to download brochure for further details.

Senior Management Vacancies in CEIST Schools

We have created a new section on our website called Management Posts, which will be used to inform our audience of Senior Management vacancies that have arisen in our schools. 

The website page will display the advertisement as it has appeared in the national press. 

SNA Group Seminars

SNA group Seminars are being offered in Portlaoise and Limerick on Saturday 10th and 24th May. This seminar is intended to provide participants with an introductory understanding of Autism/Asperger's Syndrome.

Participants will learn the characteristics of ASDs, the importance of understanding sensory processing issues and how communication problems can affect a child with an ASD diagnosis.

Participants will also learn about how structured teaching can be used in the classroom setting to enable a child to learn despite the challenges that autism poses for them.

Click here for booking form. 

Developing Parish Seminar 2014

All Hallows College are holding their one day Developing Parish Seminar where they will explore the issues that face us today and to address fundamental questions such as: What role, if any, does Faith have for young people as we attempt to answer these challenging questions and re-imagine who we want to be?

The seminar will be a one day event.  Delivery will consist of talks by guest speakers Gerard Gallagher and Ger Brennan.

There will also be a series of workshops led by people who have practical experience in presenting the materials at the local level. 

Click here to download brochure.


The Trust would be very grateful if our schools could use our CEIST logo on their school letterhead and website.

Please email jwoods@ceist.ie for the relevant logos.

Energy Wise for Schools

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) publish a monthly newsletter that promotes sustainable energy ideas and best practice in primary and secondary schools.

Click here to download SEAI April Newsletter.  

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Please send to jwoods@ceist.ie or contact John Woods on 086-0437146/01-6510433.

The next publication of our e-newsletter will be on Friday 30th May, 2014.

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