CEIST Education Conference 2008

The Third Annual Education Conference for Principals and Deputy Principals of CEIST was held recently in the Fels Point Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

CEIST would like to offer sincere thanks to our keynote speakers and workshop presenters. Many thanks to all who attended and your active participation ensured to the success of the conference.

The Conference Programme and Presentations along with feedback from our evaluation sheets distributed at the conference can be downloaded or in some cases requested via e-mail by using links below.

CEIST Conference Programme 2008

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Bishop Donal Murray Conference Speech

Bishop Donal Murray 63.00 kB

Health and Safety Awareness – An Introduction for Principals and Deputy Principals (Shay Bannon)

Health and Safety Awareness (Shay Bannon) 311.07 kB

‘Gatekeeper to the fold: difficult job, dangerous language’ : Mr Ned Prendergast, Director of Faith Development, CEIST.

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‘Recruitment and Employment Legislation as it obtains to Education’ : Mr. Hugh Millar, Crowley Millar Solicitors.

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E-Portal: An Online Presence for Staff and Students


We have compiled a summary from evaluation sheets returned by attendees. Many thanks to all of you who completed as this feedback will be invaluable in planning future conference programmes. If you would like to view Principals feedback from the conference please click here to request via email.

Congratulations to Ms. Margaret Burke, Deputy Principal of Mount St. Michael Secondary School in Claremorris who won a Laptop for the school in our raffle, which was generously provided by Serco.

CEIST Conference 2008

Pictured left to right are Mr. William Butler, Deputy Principal of Our Lady’s Templemore, Ms. Sandra Campion, Deputy Principal Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise and Mr. Luke Glynn, Deputy Principal, Presentation College Athenry.


Bishop Donal Murray giving his address to the conference


Pictured left to right, Ms. Marie-Therese Kilmartin, Principal of Coláiste Bríde, Clondalkin with Ms. Anne Kelleher, CEO of CEIST.


Mr. Damien Kennedy, School Relationship Co-ordinator CEIST with Ms. Mary Sweeney, Principal of Méan Scoil Mhuire, Newtownsmith, Galway.


Ms. Anne Kelleher with guest speaker Dame Geraldine Keegan.


Ms. Mary Ryan, Deputy Principal in Presentation School, Loughboy, Kilkenny, Ms. Margaret Farrell, Faith Development Co-ordinator, CEIST and Sr. Síor Cosgrave, Principal in St. Mary’s College Arklow.


Mr. Martin Gleeson, Deputy Principal Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington with Mr. Michael Nolan, Principal Killina Presentation Secondary School.


Ms. Margaret Burke, Deputy Principal Mount St. Michael Claremorris with Ms. Josephine Moran, Deputy Principal Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet.