Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

Appointment of New Director, NAPD

Michael Cregan, President of NAPD has announced that following a public competition, Mr Paul Crone, formerly Principal of Old Bawn Community School, Tallaght and currently Director of Schools in City of Dublin ETB has been appointed as Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD). The vacancy arose when the Director, Clive […]

State Examinations Commission Leaving Certificate Oral Language Examinations 2021 Guidance to School Management

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to school management and teachers for the planning, organising, carrying out and recording of the 2021 Leaving Certificate oral interviews. In addition to this school guidance document, there are language-specific sets of instructions for the teachers who will carry out the interviews, which will issue separately. […]

REMINDER Students have only 2days left to record their Leaving Certificate choices on the Candidate Portal

REMINDER Students have only 2days left to record their Leaving Certificate choices on the Candidate Portal.  It is essential that all students complete the registration and subject selection process before the deadline of Tuesday 16 March at 6 pm.  Any student who has registered but not made their subject specific selections should arrange to do […]

#FlagDay2021 Tuesday 16th March

    National Flag Day 2021 Second level schools all around the country will be taking part in the Foundation’s socially distant and virtual Flag Day tomorrow Tuesday 16th March on the eve of St. Patricks Day proudly demonstrating their commitment to active citizenship in their communities and their knowledge of our Flag’s message of peace […]

Compu b Upgrading is more rewarding than ever.

Upgrading is more rewarding than ever. Save up to an additional €10001 off a new classroom iPad bundle. Trade-in your unwanted devices and we’ll double your trade-in value.   Available exclusively at Compu b for a limited time only. Get a new classroom iPad bundle for less Exclusive bundle includes: iPad 10.2-inch Wi-Fi 32GB Rugged […]

Re: FORSA’s recent communication to Special Needs Assistants – Letter to School Managerial Bodies primary and post primary

To: School Managerial Bodies primary and post primary   Re: FORSA’s recent communication to Special Needs Assistants   Dear Colleague in Education, I refer to the recent communication issued by Fórsa entitled “Advice on SNAs carrying out complex care for students”. As this communication has considerable potential to mislead and to cause confusion among schools […]

Report on Welfare Committee meeting – 25th February, 2021

Report on Welfare Committee meeting – 25th February, 2021   Initial contact has been made with Philip Riley and a provisional arrangement has been made for online meeting with him in early March 2001.   Meeting discussed the feedback and responses received from members in relation to issues of concern.   It was agreed that […]

NAPD Preretirement Programme March 2021

NAPD is pleased to announce a comprehensive Preretirement Programme for members considering retirement this year or next year.  The programme offers a holistic approach to this important transition.  An expert team will guide participants through the technical elements of pension application and entitlements, financial planning, taxation and legal issues. In addition, the programme will focus […]

Limited guidance offered to children with intellectual disabilities as they prepare to leave school – TCD research finds

Limited guidance offered to children with intellectual disabilities as they prepare to leave school – TCD research finds Research published by Trinity College Dublin today (Tuesday 23 February 2021), ‘Post-School Transitions for Students with Intellectual Disabilities’ has found that there is limited guidance for children with intellectual disabilities in Ireland as they prepare to leave […]