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CEIST Inaugural Conference for Student Leaders

The inaugural CEIST Student Leadership conference was launched today by Bishop Denis Nulty of the Kildare and Leighlin Diocese in St. Leo’s College, Carlow.

CEIST recognises that the students in its schools today will be the leaders of tomorrow and is committed to playing a part in preparing them for that role.

The conference will be held in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra on Tuesday March 24th. Each of the CEIST 110 schools will be asked to nominate three student leaders to attend the event. They will have a chance to meet with one another, to explore the possibilities of leadership as well as the values associated with being a good leader.

Students who have displayed leadership in their own schools will also have an opportunity to share their experiences.

Speaking at the launch Bishop Nulty spoke of the importance of fostering leadership in our young people and commended the initiative.

Dr. Marie Griffin, CEO also noted that as a Patron and Trust Body it had a responsibility in this regards as the students in all the CEIST schools today will be the leaders of tomorrow. She said CEIST were committed to playing a part in preparing students for leadership.

At the launch it was fitting that students from five CEIST schools were represented. The schools and students in question were:

  • St. Leo’s College, Carlow : Sarah Nolan, Catherine Byrne and Roisin Byrne.
  • Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise: Eadah Hogan and Paula Hennessy
  • Ard Scoil na Troinoide, Athy: Ellen Purcell, Eve Murphy and Aaron Web.
  • Presentation College, Carlow: Stefan Comerford, Dermot McGuill and Victoria Vilcauskyie
  • Coláiste Iosagáin, Portarlington: Amy Murphy and Naoise O’Dea.

Our Twitter handle for the student leaders conference is #cslconf15

Pictured above are students from five CEIST schools with Bishop Denis Nulty at the student leadership launch in St Leo's College, Carlow. 

Pictured above with students are Justin Brown, CEIST Faith Leadership and Governance Co-ordinator, Bishop Denis Nulty, Fr. John Cummins, Dr. Marie Griffin, CEIST CEO and Maeve Mahon, CEIST Director. 

Pictured above with students are (back row, LtoR) Margaret Farrell, Teacher in St Leo's College, Justin Brown, CEIST, John McCormack, Principal, Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy, Bishop Denis Nulty, Robert Norton, Meitheal, Sinead Holloway, Teacher in Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington. Front Row (LtorR) Fr. John Cummins, Claire Ryan (Principal, St Leo's College, Carlow), Dr. Marie Griffin, CEO, CEIST and Maeve Mahon, CEIST Director.