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Limerick & Antrim Students are Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to Emily Duffy, a 6th year student at Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. spirit community
Limerick and Lucia Quinnly Mee, a 6th year student at Cross & Passion College, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim who were named the All - Ireland Youth Volunteers of the Year at the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards Ceremony on 23rd March.
Each receives €1,000, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their school and a trip to the USA in May.
The Awards are jointly sponsored by Pramerica, NAPD and GTCNI.
For details see


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Mentors needed for New Deputy Principals   mentor

NAPD is looking for up to 30 experienced Post-Primary Deputy Principals
(or Principals with at least 3 years' experience as Deputy Principals) to train as
Mentors and to work with newly appointed Deputy Principals in 2017.
We will offer you two days of quality CPD training in June 2017.  
For Application Form, click below.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 24th March.
Application Date extended to Friday, 21st April



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
3 Wednesday, 29 March  3.00  Mullingar Paark Hotel
5  Tuesday, 2 March 3.00   Langtons Hotel, Kilkenny
8  Thursday, 4th May  4.00  Clontarf Castle
9  Tuesday, 16th May 2.00  Clarion Liffey Valley




Programme for Aspiring Leaders

The Department of Education & Skills and the Centre for School Leadership have announced a new Post-Graduate Diploma in School Leadership (PDSL) for aspiring school leaders which will be jointly awarded by UL, NUIG, UCD with additional academic support by WIT.
Applications are also invited for posts as Tutors on the new course.
For details click below 

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