Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

Statement by Clive Byrne, Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals on Budget 2019

“There are many welcome elements for our education system outlined by Minister Donohoe in his Budget 2019 speech this afternoon, including a €196 million increase in capital spending, contained within the overall increase of 6.7% in spending on education”, Mr. Byrne said.    “New school buildings and the repair and refurbishment of our existing schools […]

RIP John Coolahan

RIP John Coolahan Professor Emeritus, Dublin and Tarbert John Coolahan was a great friend to NAPD. He constantly supported our conferences and symposia as well as contributing to our publications. He made an enormous contribution to Irish Education and will be sorely missed no more so than by his wife Mary and Family. Ar dheis Dé go […]

National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals extends best wishes to all students, teachers and families as state exams begin

 Almost 121,000 students due to take their Leaving and Junior Cert exams  Clive Byrne, Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD), has extended his best wishes to all students starting their Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate State Examinations this morning. “I want to wish every single student the very best of […]

Reforms needed to tackle Leaving Cert anxiety, say principals

Irish Times – 6th June 2018 Reforms needed to tackle Leaving Cert anxiety, say, principals, ‘There’s a reason grown adults still have nightmares about it’ School principals say Leaving Certificate reforms are urgently needed to ease some of the anxiety it is causing among students. The warning comes as almost 121,000 students prepare to begin […]

And they’re off… Over 121,000 Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams today

Irish Independent 6th June 2018 And they’re off… Over 121,000 Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams today Almost 121,000 Leaving and Junior Certificate candidates begin their exams today with the best wishes of the country behind them, including a good luck tweet from Education Minister Richard Bruton. National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals […]

NAPD Learning & Teaching Workshops 2018-2019

Mike Hughes and Graham Powell are back again for another year *** Please note places are limited and will be filled on a first come basis, with a max of 4 participants per school. It is preferable, but not essential, that new schools to the programme include the Principal or Deputy Principal.*** About Graham Powell  […]