Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, on Saturday 24th November, from 10:30 to 3:30

Tá sceitimíní áthais ar an bPDST fáilte a chur romhaibh chuig ár gcéad siompóisiam teanga. The PDST are excited to invite you to our very first language symposium, a sypmosium where we will explore both first and second language instruction in the primary school. Join us as we delve into and unpack the underlying themes of the Primary Language Curriculum; themes such as play, transfer of skills and oral interactions. Our discussions will lead us to envision what a highly effective language classroom looks like in the context of our new language curriculum.

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Places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment Ag tnúth go mór le sibh a fheiceáil Dé Sathairn 24 Samhain!



Now in its fourth year, Educate Together’s annual Ethical Education Conference is an established event in the education calendar and one not to be missed! This year's conference theme is Education for Sustainability and will be held in two fantastic Dublin city centre locations: Science Gallery Dublin (Friday 23) and The Alex (Saturday 24).

Join us for: 

  • TeachMeet
  • Panel Discussion: How can we educate for a more sustainable enviornment?
  • Keynote Address by Dr. Charlotte Holland (DCU)
  • Workshops 
  • StudentMeet
  • Education Exhibitors 
  • Lunch, tea/ coffee breaks and lots of networking opportunities! 
Buy your tickets now!
Click on the title of this article to get details of dates and bookings.

This practical workshop will introduce participants to the key concepts, approaches and skills required to successfully introduce and grow Olympic Handball as part of a schools PE programme.  The workshop will be accompanied by a six week scheme of work, documents providing an overview of the rules, guidelines for schools, methods for tactics / technique and an explanation of the skills involved.

With  Leaving Certificate Physical Education now introduced in 64 schools nationwide, the time has come to begin the planning and preparation process for the subject’s implementation in your school.  With a view to being ready for the roll out in September 2020, this workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the specification, outline the key considerations for the teacher and student as well as the digital technology requirements. The workshop will be a mix of theory and practical, with time spent using some of the apps central to the teaching and learning in Leaving Cert PE.

Participants are asked to bring a tablet or Ipad with them on the evening and a printed copy of the LCPE Specification which can be downloaded at

LC PE dates
Please book your place via the link on the PEAI website (, Facebook or Twitter pages. Places are limited so please book early

Introduce your students to Global Citizenship!
Funded by Irish Aid's WorldWise Global Schools, there will be workshops on different locations:

Drumcondra Education Centre, 21st November
Dublin West Education Centre, 3rd December
Athlone Education Centre, 11th December
Blackrock Education Centre, 22nd January

Further details 

Public talk by Dr John Sharry at 7pm on Wednesday , November 21st in the DLR County Council Assembly Hall on Marine Road in Dun Laoghaire.

A healthy parent-child relationship is the greatest protective factor to support better outcomes for children and young people so DLR Children & Young People’s Services Committee is keen to support services to empower parents to easily access evidence-informed parenting advice and a range of supports in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

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Also this event offers the opportunity to statutory, community and voluntary services working with parents in the area to showcase their service/parenting programmes, and so several stands will be available for services to place information materials on, and to speak with parents at the break. You are therefore warmly welcome to book a place yourself if you intend to bring information on your service to distribute to parents.



Children's and Young People's Services Committee (CYPSC)
Tusla Child and Family Services
102 Patrick Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Twitter: @CypscDlr 

The theme of the Conference is Applied Linguistics and Language Strategies: Practices and Policies in DCU.

With the publication of Ireland’s long awaited language strategy Languages Connect in December 2017, the Irish government has put forward an action plan for languages other than Irish or English in education, thereby formally recognising them as integral to the economic, social and cultural development of Ireland. In light of this development, this year’s theme reflects a new era in language learning and use, and the policies and practices implicated.

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Harbour book 157 smallBlackrock Education Centre has published a new book, written by Dr Séamus Cannon with Gráinne O'Malley and Colin Scudds.
You'd be Filled with Wonder tells the story of the 200 year old Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  This is a story of shipwrecks, forgotten heroes, prison ships & tordepoes! Above all it is a human story of poverty, hardship and true determination. 
Sure to appeal to people of all ages.
The cost is €9 and can be purchased in local shops or through our publishing website,

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