Training for School Boards of Management

November sees the end of a very busy period for CEIST as it during this month that training for new 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.

Members of a Board are asked to attend one session on a Saturday and a location convenient for them. The training begins at 9.15am and ends with lunch at 2.

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.

During each session there is an ethos ‘break out’ segment where CEIST have an opportunity to meet Boards from our own schools.

We are very impressed and thankful for the commitment and enthusiastic response from the numerous volunteers who attended these seminars and serve on our Boards.

Pictured above at the inaugural Board of Management meeting of Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy are Back Row (LtoR) Fiona Rainsford, Sylvia Aspil, Sr, Bernadette Sheerin, RSM, Dympna McWey, Jackie Cooper and Rita Rigney. Front Row (LtoR) John McCauley, Vincent Gorman, Johnny McCormack and Justin Brown (CEIST).