Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Region 8 Annual Retirement dinner

Region 8 will be hosting our annual end of year dinner to celebrate our retirees on Thursday 15th June in Clontarf Castle.

This is always a wonderful event where we celebrate the end of another successful school year and toast our lucky colleagues who are about to embark on a much deserved retirement.

If you are able to attend please complete the booking form below


Joint Region 8 & 9 Meeting

Tómas O'Ruairc made a presentation to members in the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley on Tuesday 16th May.

Tómas outlined the work of the Teaching Council and in particular discussed the issues around PME registration, Cosán development, Fitness to Teach procedures and the continuum of teacher education.

It was a really interesting meeting and alot of valuable insights, discussion and information was gained by all in attendance

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Regional Meeting 4th May - Wellbeing guidelines

Region 8 steering committee are delighted to announce that there will be a presentation relating to the newly published Wellbeing Guidelines for school leaders on Thursday 4th May.
Click on this link for the Wellbeing Guidelines

Date: Thursday, 4th May
Location: Clontarf Castle Hotel
Time: Tea, Coffee & Scones from 4pm, Meeting to start at 4.30pm

Aoife Walsh from NCCA/JCT will make a presentation to clarify the implications for schools in implementing the new Wellbeing requirements from Sept 2017.

We look forward to meeting you there.

Other Dates for your diary:

Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council will be presenting to Regions 8 & 9 on the recent developments concerning "Fitness to Teach" as part of the Code for Professional Conduct for Teachers.
This meeting will take place in the Clarion Liffey Valley Hotel at 2pm on Tuesday 16th May.

Our Annual Retirement Dinner will be taking place on Thursday 15th June in Clontarf Castle Hotel.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Technology Speed Dating!

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed to Thursday 5th October 2017.
The form below will accept registration for this re-scheduled event.

NAPD Region 8 are delighted to host 'Innovate My School' for a technology speed-dating event.

Thursday 4th May
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Tea/Coffee & Scones available from 4pm, meeting to follow at 4.30pm.

This event will offer school leaders an opportunity to discover what the latest innovations are available to schools.
This is especially relevant as all schools are able to avail of the ICT grants over the next 3 years.

There is a minimum requirement of 20 participating schools in order to make the event viable, please register your attendance below.



Friday, 3 March 2017

Workshop on Curriculum Planning

NAPD Region 8 are delighted to host Audrey Doyle and Donal O'Mahony from JCT on Monday 20th March.

Location: Clontarf Castle Hotel
Time: 4pm (Tea/Coffee and Scones) Meeting to begin at 4.30pm

Audrey and Donal will be presenting a workshop around Curriculum Planning and timetabling for 40 and 60 minute classes.

Patricia Hayden (Principal, St Joseph's SS Rush) will then make a presentation about running a 1-hour class timetable.

Ref: Circular Letter 0024/2016

Click here for presentation

Curriculum Planning Tool

Friday, 14 October 2016

Region 8 AGM

Region 8 NAPD held their annual AGM in the Clontarf Castle on Tuesday 27th September.

Clive Byrne, NAPD Director spoke to members about current issues.

Pat McKenna, ChildWatch.ie, addressed the members on key issues around digital security.
It was a really useful presentation and highlighted the risks involved in putting digital images on the Internet.

We look forward to seeing Region 8 members at the Annual Conference in Galway.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Prof Philip Nolan

Professor Philip Nolan (President of Maynooth University) will speak to NAPD members from both Dublin regions on Tuesday 1st March.

The meeting will take place in the Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley.
Lunch at 1pm followed by the presentation at 2pm.

Prof Nolan will be speaking about changes to CAO requirements for students, Unversity entry changes etc.

We are delighted to be holding a joint meeting with Region 9 so that all Dublin colleagues will have an opportunity to meet.

Looking forward to welcoming you on Tuesday.