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Leader Quarterly Issue 1, Now Online

2016 - September Quarterly edition of LEADER, now available to members online.

Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards 2017

The 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards programme has been
The programme, which is jointly sponsored by Pramerica, NAPD and GCTNI, honours and rewards post-primary students for voluntary work in their communities through an exciting initiative which provides recognition and financial rewards to the 20 finalists.
This year, applications must be submitted online for judging by the Principals / Deputy Principals before 4pm on Friday, 11 November 2016.

For further details and online application form   click here


Leaving Cert. Points Statistics 2004 - 2016

The  table below shows the percentage of students who obtained lc stats
various ranges of points in 2016 and in previous years.
NB:  Table does not include Maths Bonus





International superpowers in education?


International superpowers in education?  Shanghai, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Finland of course.  Heard about the the next rising star? The Basque government, with a high degree of autonomy from the Spanish central government, has invested heavily in education.  If the Basque region were ranked as a country, only Denmark and Austria would have higher levels of per-pupil spending in Europe.  It has the hallmarks of many high achievers - with a strong sense of identity and ambition, emerging from conflict and with a need to compete with much bigger neighbours.

Full Article,,

Leader Preview Articles - Graham Powell and Mike Hughes

Learning and Teaching 

NAPD Learning & Teaching Workshops conducted by Graham Powell and Mike Hughes in the current academic year have engaged in the region of 250 teachers from almost 60 schools with ideas around creating more effective learning experiences in our classrooms.  Barry O’Callaghan has written a full report for the Leader, but here we want to give you a flavour of the positive feedback which the workshops received from the participants


Feedback has been hugely positive and it reflects both the need and demand for high quality CPD.  

Read more: Leader Preview Articles - Graham Powell and Mike Hughes


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