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Recent News

Khanacademy.org is an innovative website for students and teachers that can be integrated into the classroom.
 

The second Primary East teachMeet  take place in St. Peters Primary School, Bray, at 7;30 on 15th May 2014.  
 
Admission is free but tickets must be booked for the night at http://url.ie/obvg.

 

A Teachmeet is an informal but  organised meeting where participants are offered a variety of nano (2 minute) or macro (7 minute) presentations on any aspect of education in this case, primary education.

 

Participants can be actively involved as presenters, or can simply relax and listen to all that will be on offer! All presentations are delivered by those currently working in education – teachers, principals, SNAs.

 

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Booking for Summer courses opens at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 6th of May.  These bookings can only be made online by the individual teacher.   From Tuesday they will be available by clicking here or the Course Booking System link on the upper left-hand corner of this page.
 
Please note that your booking is on an automated system, protected by your password.  Blackrock Education Centre staff cannot book courses on your behalf..
 
Booking courses online can be done in minutes, once a teacher has registered on Blackrock Education Centre.  If you wish to speed up the process, ensure that you are registered and have your username and password on hand.
Registration can be done at any time and takes about...

The Annual General Meeting of Blackrock Education Centre will take place on Tuesday, 25th March, 2014.  All local teachers and education partners are invited to attend.  
Light refreshments will be served.
Venue: Blackrock Education Centre
Time: 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm
 
 

Starting on Monday, 3rd March, 2014, resurfacing works will take place on the avenue from the entrance at Kill Avenue beside the Church to just before the turn into the Blackrock Education Centre. 
The section of roadway will be closed for 6 working days.  All traffic will have to use the entrance by the Media Cube which is near the fire station.
When you enter the grounds, please follow the road  right around the full inner perimeter of the college, pass the college buildings and carparks - then you will be able to get to the Centre entrance and carpark..
 

A unique event for primary teachers will take place in St. Patrick’s NS, Glencullen on 6th March 2014 at 7:30 p.m. TeachMeets are opportunities for inspirational educators to meet and share good practice, practical ideas and personal insights into primary education!

 
Has your school registered for the Write a Book Project this year?
Please bring in your class books to Blackrock Education Centre on Thursday, 6th February, 2014 between 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm.
WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT BOOKS FROM SCHOOLS WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED..  

Blackrock Education Centre is currently looking for experienced Learning Support teachers interested in further training with a view to supporting local teachers as mentor and tutor. 
Also, the DES funds a number of places on Post Graduate Learning Support Programmes every year.

Parents who completed their SpeakEasy course received their certification this week in the Centre.  This Speak Easy Plus course is designed to provide parents with the information, confidence and skills to talk about growing up and relationships and sexuality to their children, teenagers and young adults. with intellectual disabilities.

Have you ever wished you’d read Ulysses - that you got past chapter 3? You’ve probably tried it a few times and given up in frustration. While it  has a reputation for being difficult, Ulysses rewards persistence and is worth the effort for the lifelong enjoyment it affords.