Write a book Project 2020

books DaliWelcome to the 35th year of the Write a book Project!

If you decide to participate in the Project please register no later than Friday 6th December. You can download the form from this link.  Once you’re registered I will send you reminders and further updates on the Project. For further information on the Write a book Project please go to www.writeabookproject.ie 

As in the past two years, we are hoping to print again the chosen merits of sixth classes.  Copies of 2018 (at €5) and 2019 (at €10) books are still available – you can buy them online or here, in the Centre (for more than five copies please call Cristina on (01) 236 5013 or choose BEC Publishing from our main telephone number).


Reading Ulysses with Seamus Cannon

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You may have heard of the Reading Ulysses course that we have successfully run in Blackrock Education Centre before.  Well, we are delighted to announce that Dr Seamus Cannon has offered to guide us in the long-life adventure that is to discover what has been described by many critics as ‘one of the greatest novels ever written’ (if not the greatest!!!)

Read more: Reading Ulysses with Seamus Cannon

Stay Safe Primary Workshops

Blackrock Education Centre date: Wednesday 6th November.  For other dates and bookings please check here

staysafePDST are delighted to offer Stay Safe 2-hour workshops this term. This workshop aims to familiarise teachers with the rationale, structure, key messages, and content of the revised Stay Safe Programme. It aims to support and enable teachers to implement the revised programme within the context of the SPHE curriculum and using a cross curricula approach.

Read more: Stay Safe Primary Workshops

Primary RSE Relationships and Sexuality Education Seminar

Blackrock Education Centre dates: Tuesday 5th November or Thursday 21st (You only need to attend one).  For other dates and bookings please check here

RSEPDST are offering new RSE full-day seminars this term. The focus of the seminar will be primarily on teaching the sensitive elements of RSE from Infants to Sixth class, in the context of Social, Personal and Health Education. The course will be experiential and practical in its approach.

Read more: Primary RSE Relationships and Sexuality Education Seminar

8 Week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) starting in January 2020

Mindfulness present moment here now awareness symbol logoFiona Phelan (MSc in Mindfulness UCD) will host an 8 Week MSBR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) programme starting January 6th  2020. This course was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in 1979. There is a fee of €100  (less than half the usual fee for the MBSR programme) for printing, room booking and insurance costs.

Read more: 8 Week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) starting in January 2020

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