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NEW!! Seventh Annual Research Conference 2018 - Call for Papers and Presentations

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Click here to download the Application and Submission Details for the Seventh Annual Education Research Conference. 


NEW!! Arts in Education Portal National Day, Saturday 21st April 2018 - Full Programme Announced

The Arts in Education Portal are pleased to announce a full programme of presentations and workshops for the Arts in Education Portal National Day, Saturday 21st April 2018. The programme was selected following a call for submissions in December 2017 and reflects a broad range of projects, approaches and art forms from within the arts and education sectors; both practical and theoretical.

The day will culminate in a special performance by members of the Irish Youth Training Choir, conducted by Eunan McDonald.

For more information please visit: 



NEW!! Schools Excellence Fund - Creative Clusters

Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher/Education Centres. A Creative Cluster will typically consist of between three and five schools collaborating on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative arts and creative learning project which supports them to address a common issue or challenge. Please note that applications have to be submitted to the local full-time Teacher/Education Centre by the deadline of 11th May 2018. Detailed information on Creative Clusters and how to apply can be found via: 


Q. If my school has applied to the Arts Council to be a Creative School can we also apply to the Creative Clusters initiative?  

You are eligible to apply to both initiatives, however, in the event that your application to Creative Schools is successful you will not be eligible to also participate in the Creative Cluster Initiative. This is in order to ensure that as broad a range of schools as possible receive support to develop their capacity in the area of the arts and creativity.  

Q. Is there a connection between Creative Schools and Creative Clusters? 

Yes. Creative Schools and Creative Clusters are both important initiatives of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. We anticipate that there may be opportunities for schools in both pilot initiatives to come together to share learning and best practice and that across Ireland a community of schools can connect, grow and support other schools on their journey.


NEW!! Application Invitation for Instructional Leadership Facilitator (Primary Sector)


Click here to view the Instructional Leadership Information Sheet.

Click here to view the Guidelines for Applicants.

Click here to download the Instructional Leadership Facilitator Application Form.


Please return completed application by:

Post: Margaret Maxwell, Director, Kilkenny Education Centre, Seville Lodge, Callan Road, Kilkenny.


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Health and Safety Authority (HSA) 'Under the Sink' Safety Resource for Primary Schools

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A new Health and Safety Authority (HSA) safety resource for Primary schools entitled Under the Sink is now available to download on the HSA website.

This ready to use resource is designed to raise awareness amongst younger children of the dangers of household chemicals. Under the Sink is a short, clear, online presentation, designed for use on classroom whiteboards and comes with useful teacher guidelines, including a lesson plan and suggestions for follow up cross-curricular activities. While the resource is most closely linked to the SPHE curriculum objectives for First and Second classes, with a little adaption, it links with curriculum objectives at other class levels and can also be used by teachers of Infant or Senior classes as an awareness-raising tool. This resource is also available as Gaeilge.

Under the Sink Presentation

Under the Sink Teacher Guidelines

Under the Sink Presentation (as Gaeilge)

Under the Sink Teacher Guidelines (as Gaeilge)


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Upcoming Courses

PDST Post Primary PE Teach Meet and Resource Exchange
08-05-2018 7:00 pm
Category:  PDST Post Primary Courses
Gaeilge (Primary)
09-05-2018 5:00 pm
Category:  NQT Workshops
Child Protection and Safety (Cross-Sectoral)
09-05-2018 5:00 pm
Category:  NQT Workshops
Beyond Test Scores: Developing Learners for Life
09-05-2018 7:00 pm
Category:  Primary
Gaeilge (Primary)
10-05-2018 5:00 pm
Category:  NQT Workshops

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