NAPD Region 6

Clare, Limerick and Kerry


Chairperson: Una Griffin

Treasurer: Noel Kelly

Secretary: Jamea O’Shaughnessy

Regional Representative on National Executive: Liam Murphy

Steering Comittee

Steering Committee

Community & Comprehensive:

  • Denis Kerins (P)
  • Elaine O’Donnell (DP)

ETB Sector:

  • Noel Kelly  (P)
  • Kieran Flannery (DP)

Voluntary Secondary Sector:

  • John O’Donovan (P)
  • Marinella Ní Reachtaire (DP)

News from Region 6

Friday, 14 September 2018

Conference 2018

NAPD Conference 2018 – Booking & Full Programme on
Fiche bliain ag fás 
Thursday 18 October Galmont Hotel Galway
10.00 a.m. onwards Registration with Tea & Coffee
Session 1 
11.00 – 1.00 Official Opening of Conference , Mary Keane President, NAPD ,Director’s Report to Conference , Clive Byrne Director, NAPD
Inputs from
  • Thomas Francis Meagher Foundation & Gaisce
  • Report from the ICT Committee
  • Launch of the Legal Fees Indemnity Scheme
  • Keynote Launch of the magenta  -Engagement, depth and challenge in Irish classrooms – Mike Hughes
Session 2 
2.00-3.30 Mary Nihill – Centre for School Leadership
Keynote Karen Edge – Reader in Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education
3.30-4.30 NAPD Regional meetings.
Session 3
4.45. -7.00 Private business session involving Sectoral Meetings & the AGM
Voluntary Secondary , ETB Sector , C&C Sector all sectors to report topics raised and feedback
7.15 Reception for New Members
8.00 onwards Buffet Dinner
Friday 19 October 
Session 4 
9.15-11.00 Presidential Address Mary Keane, President, NAPD Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills
Session 5 
11.15-13.00 Keynote Bridging the Next Digital Divide Stephen Duggan Vice-President – Microsoft
Leading Curricular and Assessment Reform Fiona O’Brien – Junior Cycle for Teachers
Session 6 
2.00 – 4.30:
Workshops’ Selection – Delegates may choose one or two workshops from the list below.
Workshop 1 Reporting and the language of learning – Fiona O’Brien (one 2 hour workshop)
Workshop 2 Fo-choiste Gaeilge – (ceardlann ag rith ar feadh uaire amháin – 1 Hour)
Workshop 3 Further Education and Training Development Workshop (one 2 hour workshop)
Workshop 4 Magenta Principles workshop – Mike Hughes (Two 1 hour workshops)
Workshop 5 The 4 Components of PsyCap – Jacinta Kitt (one 2 hour workshop)
Workshop 6 The Digital Learning Framework – PDST Presenter (Two 1 hour workshops)
Workshop 7 Education Law – Incorporated Law Society speakers (Two 1 hour workshops)
Workshop 8 School Self Evaluation – John Gorman (Two 1 hour workshops)
Workshop 9 Careers’ Portal – Eimear Sinnott (one 1 hour workshop)
Workshop 10 Open Schools for Open Societies Michelle Dunne-(one 1 hour workshop)
President’s Reception followed by Gala Dinner @ 8.00pm

Saturday, 9 September 2017

September 2017 Meeting & AGM

Fáilte romhat ar ais ar scoil!

Congratulations to all newly appointed school leaders, Principals and Deputy Principals – NAPD is delighted to see a considerable increase in new Members to the Association.

We wish you the very best in your busy, challenging, but highly rewarding new roles.

The Regional Steering Committee of NAPD Region 6 would like to invite NAPD Members to attend a lunch and meeting on Tuesday, 26 September in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick.

We are delighted to inform you that Kate O’ Carroll, Senior Inspector with the DES, has accepted our invitation to address Region 6 regarding the area of ‘Looking at our School’.

Looking at Our School
A new edition of School Self-Evaluation (SSE) Update has recently been published.
This issue continues the scenarios of how schools might use Looking at Our School 2016 to help make their SSE process as focused and as manageable as possible.

Region 6 is delighted to confirm that Ms. Kate O’ Carroll, Senior Inspector with the DES, will present to us about making the most of data, using an SSE approach to embed the new resource allocation model and the connection between external evaluation and SSE.

Agenda for Meeting

*   Welcome to newy appointed School Leaders
*   Chairperson’s Report
*   Treasurer’s Report
*   Feedback from Executive Members
*   Conference 2017
*   Meeting of Sectors
*   Election of Officers
*   A.O.B.

When: Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Where: Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick

Time: 12.30 Lunch

Meeting: 14.00 – 15.30

Booking Open to NAPD Members only – Click Here to Book<>

Friday, 9 June 2017

Newly Appointed Deputy Principals

There will be a ‘Welcome Meeting’ for newly appointed Deputy Principals on Monday, 19 June at 5.00 pm in the Woodlands House Hotel with dinner at 6.00 pm.
Attendees will receive an NAPD Welcome pack and details about NAPD including free membership until 1 September 2017.
Information for School Leaders
NAPD Website:
NAPD Conference Booking:

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

NAPD Region 6 Annual Report

Meeting with newly appointed School Leaders – September 2016

In September 2016, the NAPD Region 6 Steering Committee organised a special evening for newly appointed school leaders in the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick. Mr. Jim Twohig, NAPD Region 6 Support Officer, attended this gathering and congratulated and welcomed newly appointed leaders. The Chairperson, Donncha Ó Treasaigh outlined the benefits of becoming a member of NAPD, the value of attending the meetings organised at regional level and provided details on the NAPD national conference and conference website – This was a very enjoyable and beneficial evening with newly appointed school leaders complimenting the format and spirit of their introduction to NAPD.

AGM – 21 September 2016

NAPD Region 6 held its Annual General Meeting in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on 21 September 2016. NAPD Members met for lunch, followed by a presentation from Genevieve Murray ( on Avoiding & Dealing effectively with Conflict. Genevieve’s keynote was particularly impressive and aptly timed to support school leaders in the area of conflict avoidance as opposed to managing it once it happens. Chairperson of Region 6, Donncha Ó Treasaigh gave an account of the activities and meetings of the Region for the previous year. A new Regional Steering Committee was appointed at the end of the meeting.

Christmas Lunch Meeting

The newly elected officers of NAPD Region 6 organised an excellent event to support members on curriculum planning in November. The annual lunch meeting for Region 6 took place on 30 November, 2016. Arising from a survey of Members (during the Regional meeting at Conference 2016, Galway and an on-line survey of Members in Region 6), it was decided to focus on curriculum planning and timetabling with a view to the changes proposed under the new Junior Cycle programme. Liam Murphy, Chairperson of Region 6 and Colin Bergin, Secretary of Region 6 welcomed Fiona O’ Brien from JCT to the meeting. JCT were invited to the meeting to give an input and a very useful and invigorating discussion followed allowing schools to share experience of 45/50/60 minute timetable configurations and ideas relating to managing SLAR meeting requirements.

Meitheal 2017

Our annual Meitheal was one of the most well attended, enjoyable and beneficial overnights ever. We returned to the beautiful Killarney Park Hotel and enjoyed one-another’s company over coffee, the evening meal, breakfast and lunch. Our speakers included the much highly sought after Shane Martin, who gave a most wonderful presentation, and who joined us afterwards for dinner and later in the bar. The event was so successful, that Members of Region 7 chose to join us in our hotel!. Dr. Joe O’ Connell spoke to us on the Friday morning session about having the discussion around the topical issue of the review of Posts of Responsibility. NAPD President, and proud Kerry native, Cathnia Ó Muircheartaigh addressed our members prior to lunch.

JCT Curriculum Planning Event

A workshop was held in the Woodlands Adare on 14 March on the topic of “Curriculum Planning and Timetabling” Alan Mongey gave a comprehensive and practical input on the New Junior Cycle with a particular emphasis on Wellbeing. Much of the content of the presentation dealt with the immediate implications in terms of planning and timetabling. The meeting was attended by over 40 people some from outside Region 6 who were unable to attend similar workshops in their respective regions.
Written by Donncha Ó Treasaigh (former chairperson of NAPD Region 6) and Colin Bergin (Secretary of NAPD Region 6).

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Junior Cycle – Curriculum Change

Curriculum Planning & New Junior Cycle

Keynote given at NAPD Region 6 Christmas Lunch Meeting regarding Curriculum Planning & New Junior Cycle.

Other useful links:

Friday, 14 October 2016

Conference 2016

Delighted to see so many Members from Region 6 at Conference 2016.

Details of Christmas Meeting 2016

A meeting for members of NAPD Region 6 will take place on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 at 12.30 pm in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick.

  • This event will focus on the following;
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Timetabling Configurations
  • General Update from NAPD Executive
  • AOB