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Leader Bulletin February 2017

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Standard School Year Breaks

DES Circular 09/2017 gives details of the agreed Standard Breaks at schoolbreaks2017-2020

Christmas, Easter and Mid-Term for next three school years 2017 / 2020


DEIS Plan 2017 Launched

The Minister for Education & Skills launched the DEIS Plan 2017 on DES
Monday, 13 February.
The Plan identifies over 100 actions to tackle educational disadvantage.   These include

  • Mandatory book Rental Scheme from September 2017
  • Access to a dedicated Career Guidance Counsellor
  • Establishment of a DEIS Development Unit within the Department
  • Appointment of an additional 10 NEPS Psychologists

 For full details of the Plan click here

NAPD Regional Meetings 2017


Region Date Time Venue
1 Thurs / Friday 9/10 March   Farnham Estate, Cavan
2 Wednesday, 15 March  3.00 Ard Rí Hotel, Tuam
5  Tuesday, 2 March 3.00   Langtons Hotel, Kilkenny




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