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Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meetings
Droichead Cluster Meeting 1, which is a compulsory element of Strand B, will take place in Blackrock Education Centre on
Tuesday  04th October from 19.00 - 21.00
From September 2016 NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one Cluster Meeting (2 hour duration) per term while undertaking the process. 
A minimum of 3 Cluster Meetings will be available each year.
All NQTs must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2/3.
To register for these Cluster Meetings please click on the following link:

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Director Blackrock Education Centre.
Please click here or go to downloads above for more information.

It is a Teaching Council registration requirement for all NQTs who have completed their initial teacher education since July 2012 to participate in the NIPT Workshop or Droichead Programme. NQTs have three years from their initial date of registration with the Teaching Council to complete the NIPT workshop programme. 
Blackrock Education Centre’s NIPT NQT workshop series will commence September 6th 2016
 Further information here
Droichead (bridge in Irish) is the enhanced model of induction for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). This will be the recognised route of induction for all new teachers from September...

It was with great regret that we heard of the death of Dóirín Creamer on June 16th. Dóirín had been a great friend to the Centre during her years as a teacher in Loreto Abbey Dalkey and continued to serve on the Centre's Management Committee well into her retirement.
She served as chairperson from 1992 to 1994 and represented the Centre with characteristic style and competence on many an occasion. Charming and courteous with everyone, it was Dóirín who introduced the University of the Third Age (U3A) to the Centre and it was she who presided over it as chair for a number of years.
There was added poignancy to Doirin’s death when her husband Sean died eight days after her. Sean, too, was...