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We are pleased to say that we will be going live with our Summer Courses on Friday 5th May from 5.00pm - 5.30pm.  Booking will be online only by logging in to your account on this site. Fees, if applicable, can be paid online using credit card. Carvery lunch and free parking provided to participants attending Blackrock Education Centre.


17LC 07 001 - Summer Course: Aistear – Play, Literacy and Numeracy (Infants)

Summer Course (DES Rule 58)



17LC 07 002 - Summer Course: Aistear – Play, Literacy and Numeracy (Infants)

Summer Course (DES Rule 58)...

Calling all gardeners to revive our Meitheal in Marian’s Wood.
On March 18th, from 12.00 till 3.00, Paddy Madden will lead us in an assault on the briars and undergrowth that have been encroaching in the wood. Bring along cutting implements (secateurs, loppers, slashers) as well as spades to dig out the briars and other undesirables.
We’ll also be planting snowdrops, so bring a trowel. We’ll have sandwiches and tea/coffee for all (so please! let us know if you are coming).
We haven’t forgotten the rugby. You’ll be home in good time for the Ireland match at 5.00!
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Seamus Cannon and Paddy Madden

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...

The National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT), a cross-sectoral support service for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) under the remit of the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills, from time to time, have  opportunities for the position of local facilitators and associates.
An associate is a registered teacher, who is engaged to work in a part-time capacity (20 days) with NIPT to complement and extend the capacity of the service.  Local facilitators may engage in similar work for up to 6 days a year.
Those seeking further information should contact NIPT directly