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News from ceist 28 November 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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Training for School Boards of Management

November brings to an end a very busy period for CEIST as it is during this month that training for new School Boards of Management takes place.

CEIST had 33 new Boards taking up office last month. As well as visiting all new Boards at their first meeting, CEIST in conjunction with the JMB also encouraged Board members to participate in Board training, which took place on 15th, 22nd and 29th November at various locations throughout Ireland. A CEIST representative was present at all 9 venues and was involved in the delivery of the training. New Boards from other voluntary secondary schools are also present on the day so each event attracts a large gathering. 

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Hour of Code

The Hour of Code will take place during the week of Dec 8th - 14th in schools all over the world.

Following on from "EU Code week", during which Ireland arranged more coding events than any other country in the EU, this provides an opportunity for teachers and students alike to try coding.

Hadi Partovi, promoting the Hour of Code gave a very clear presentation at the Web Summit in Dublin, a fantastic event dubbed 'the ploughing championship for those interested in IT' - his presentation can be accessed at this link

The aim of Hour of Code is to show that coding is not just for 'geeks and boys' but rather to introduce students, teachers and parents in a fun way to computational thinking.

There are lots of teaching resources accessible once teachers complete the free sign up procedure.

Data Protection in Schools Website

A new website was created for Data Protection in Schools

The website offers sector specific guidance to assist schools in the area of data protection legislation and provides examples, model polices, codes of practice and useful links to other resources. 

Catholic Schools Week

The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2014 is: ‘Catholic Schools – Centres of Faith and Learning’.

CSW 2014 will begin on Sunday January 26 2014 and end on February 2 2014. 

Click here to view resources for CSW 2014.

Coláiste Bríde Presentation Day Highlights Video

Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin, Dublin (twitter handle @Colaistebride) posted a tweet with video on their Presentation Day highlights last week. 

Click here to view video. 

Mathletes Challenge

Last year 3,000 students spent 1,000,000 minutes learning maths...are you up for the Challenge?

Click here to download flyer for further information. 

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 jwoods@ceist.ie 

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