Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

Introducing StudentLife Careers , a new initiative available to teachers and students with the support of the National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD)

Introducing StudentLife Careers , a new initiative available to teachers and students in their own classrooms in self-directed career planning with the support of the National Association of Principals & Deputy Principals (NAPD) The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, T.D., recently launched StudentLife Careers at Northern Trust in Dublin. With […]

NAPD Further Education and Training Committee Symposium 2nd April 2019

NAPD Further Education and Training Symposium 2019 “Towards the FET College of the Future” Symposium Chair – Mr John Walshe   9:00    Registration 9:30    Conference Opening Mr Kieran Golden, President of NAPD Dr Rory O’Sullivan, Chair of NAPD FET Committee 10:00  Session 1 – An Irish Perspective Ms Carol Hanney, Chief Executive, City of Dublin […]

New Research Report – 76% of students want a continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate

76% of students want a continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate, according to new research report   But 78% of principals, deputy principals and teachers do not support the practice of a teacher correcting their own students’ exams Only 4% of students feel the Leaving Certificate is fair and is an accurate assessment of their […]

‘Online shaming’ the latest topic to be tackled by Tabú, the probing TG4 documentary series

‘Online shaming’ the latest topic to be tackled by Tabú, the probing TG4 documentary series   Episode 6 in Tabú airs on Wednesday 12th December at 9.30pm on TG4 and features range of personal stories from those who have been ‘shamed’ online A range of cyber-security experts and commentators also take part What happens when […]

Recruitment Opportunity: Deputy Director, NAPD

A recruitment opportunity has arisen within NAPD of a New Deputy Director (The Deputy Director will be appointed for five years on secondment) and we are currently inviting applications. Application forms and a full job description below. The position of Deputy Director of NAPD is a key leadership position in the work of the Association. […]

DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Policy

FAO NAPD Members The policy comes into effect on 1st November 2018 for fully paid up NAPD members.  You can check your status on your personal profile when you log into the members section of the NAPD website. For members who renew their membership after that date the policy comes into effect two (2) weeks […]

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 […]