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Review of CEIST Education Conference 2016

The Eleventh Annual Education Conference was held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Thursday, 29th & Friday, 30th September, 2016. The theme for the conference was "Living the Message of Mercy in Catholic Schools".

The CEIST Team were greatly encouraged with the number of School Principals, Deputy Principals and Chairpersons of our Boards of Management who attended this year's conference. 

There was a great sense of community at the conference and our Principals, Deputy Principals and School Board of Management Chairpersons availed of the opportunity to network and share ideas with each other.

We received very positive feedback about our keynote speakers, Dr. Amalee Meehan, Mr. John O'Roarke, Fr. Thomás Surlis and indeed for all of our workshops.

Pictured above Fr. Thomás Surlis, Dr. Amalee Meehan and Mr. John O'Roarke who delivered the keynote address at the CEIST Conference. 

CEIST would like to very much thank our Keynote and workshop presenters for their time and energy given to the conference.

CEIST also are very grateful to Dr Martin Fitzgerald for his very engaging presentation, "Personality and Leadership", which he presented to all towards the end of the conference on Friday. 

School Choirs

We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to the three excellent school choirs who particpated at the conference.

The three schools who participated were Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny, Our Lady's Secondary School, Belmullet, and Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon.  

The three school choirs were superb and really energised everybody at the conference and were a credit to their schools.

Pictured above are the highly acclaimed school choir, Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny with their teacher, Ms Veronica McCarron performing at the CEIST Conference. 

Pictured above are the Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon School Choir with left to right, Sr. Canice Hanrahan, CEIST Director, Roger Corcoran, School Deputy Pricipal, Dr. Marie Griffin, CEO, CEIST, Dr. Amalee Meehan, CEIST, Catherine McCormack, CEIST, Eilis Casey, School Principal, Bernadette McKeown, CEIST and Bernard Keeley, Chairperson, CEIST Board of Directors. The choir provided a real treat for all with their splendid mixture of song and dance. 

CEIST are also very grateful to the exhibitors that displayed their products. 

Conference Photo Gallery

The following are a collection of photos that were taken at the conference. 

The following presentations were kindly made available from the presenters for download. 

Workshop Presentations

Current Issues in Catholic Secondary Schools, Ian O'Herihly

A Case Study Investigating the Role of Two New Trusts in Developing the Catholic Ethos of Voluntary Second-Level Schools

 

Current Research on Catholic Schools - Terry O'Reilly

 

Current Research on Catholic Schools - Seamus Lynch