Recent News

Blackrock Education Centre will be closed from 5.00 pm on Friday, 21st July, 2017 until 8.30 am on Monday, 14th August, 2017.
The Centre has had a very busy 2016/17 and we are looking forward to the year ahead with great interest.  We hope we can continue to provide services and support to the local Education Community with the help of the many contributors to our work.

It was a great honour for Blackrock Education Centre to host Minister of State for Higher Education, Ms Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD, to officially launch TEST2r on Friday, 16th June, 2017.
The creator of TEST2r, Dr Pauline Cogan, was given deserved accolades for her work and she spoke of the difference this will make to future generations of children in our schools.
TEST2r is a comprehensive assessment tool used to screen and assess the emergent literacy skills which a 5 – 6 year old child should have acquired.  It is an objective measure of a child’s performance based on all of the theories of why children fail to learn. TEST2r...

Blackrock Education Centre is providing a selection of online courses for this Summer that will qualify all Primary Teachers with 3 EPV days when finished. To view all of the online courses please click here.

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)...

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 

The entire nation is invited to take time out and to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ for 20 minutes at 12 noon on Friday April 29th 2016.    

Organised by the JCSP Demonstration Library Project, in collaboration with Poetry Ireland,  the simple but very effective idea is to promote the importance of literacy and reading for pleasure, by having as many people as possible read at the same time on the same day.

Work will be put down, computer screens will be turned off, and everyone will be encouraged to pick up a book, magazine, newspaper, e-book, audio book, etc. and to read quietly, or indeed be read to, for 20 minutes.

The main focus of this national DEAR challenge is to draw attention to the importance...

Temple Carrig School, Greystones will host its inaugural Teach Meet on Wednesday, 27th April at 7.30pm.

A Teach Meet is an evening where teachers can share examples of good practice, irrespective of curriculum or school.  This event is open to educators working in the second level system.
It is hoped to be a fun evening and an opportunity to examine and share some inspiring resources available to all teachers.
Teachers can get further information by clicking here

The inaugural meeting for the Erasmus+ Project STEM: Engineers of the Future took place in Blackrock Education Centre on April 12th/13th.  The project involves schools and education authorities in Sanliurfa (Turkey) and Valdere (Italy); Knocklyon Community School; CESI and Blackrock Education Centre