The Ninth Annual Education Conference was held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Thursday, 25th & Friday, 26th September, 2014. The theme for this year’s conference was Living the message of Pope Francis in CEIST 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. Ninety Eight of our one hundred and ten schools were represented at the conference which proved to be the highest school representation to date.
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 speaker, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and indeed for all of our four workshops.
CEIST would like to very much thank our workshop presenters for their time and energy given to the conference. CEIST also are very grateful to Dr Clare Maloney for her closing address, Stories for Leaders.
We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to the two excellent school choirs who particpated at the conference.
The two schools who participated were Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane, Co. Cork, and Presentation Secondary School, Currylea, Tuam, Co. Galway. Both choirs were superb and really energised everybody at the conference and were a credit to the schools.
CEIST are also very grateful to the many exhibitors that displayed their products and indeed this year so great was the demand for exhibitor space that we unfortunately could not accomodate all requests.
Archbishop Eamon Martin Conference Address
Conference Photo Gallery