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xmas book treeIf your school has not registered yet please do so before 10th December.  The exchange of books will take place on Tuesday 5th February, from 3 to 5; once the books have been reviewed and the Merit book chosen they can be returned to Blackrock Education Centre but no later than Friday 15th February!  The Ceremony will take place in the Killiney Fitzpatrick Hotel on Monday 1st April 2019.  The WAB Registration Form can be downloaded from www.writeabookproject.ie or requested from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DroicheadThe National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT) will host a Droichead Information Session in Blackrock Education Centre on Monday 28th January 2019 from 11am - 1pm

This session is aimed at principals who would like to offer the Droichead process and have not yet attended training. It will provide you with information on

  • ·         The Droichead Process
  • ·         Choosing a Professional Support Team (PST)
  • ·         Professional Support Team Training
  • ·         Getting started...

Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided after the session from 1pm - 1.30pm

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If you would like to attend this session, please click here to book a place.  Booking for this event will close on the 16th January 2019

Please note that in order to book this event you have to be registered on our web site. If you are not already registered please register first on https://blackrockec.ie/cb-register.html and complete your profile.   

Assoc for coaching

Blackrock Education Centre are delighted to announce the continuation of the Association for Coaching accredited coaching courses.

  • These courses have been specifically designed for principals, teachers, middle managers, APs, DPs and any professional who is already in, or who aspires to be in, a leadership role
  • The course is accredited through the Association for Coaching (AC) and may be used to progress towards accreditation as AC coach, an internationally recognized award. The course incorporates guidance towards becoming a fully accredited coach
  • Participants experience the practical use of coaching skills to enhance their personal and professional skill set in areas such as:
    • Leadership
    • People management skills
    • Career progression
    • Navigating difficult conversations

The course will run for seven weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm (starting on 15th January and finishing on 5th March).  The cost for this course is €600.00. Once you have a booked a place a member of the team of Kaizen Performance will contact you in regards to payment.  To book please click here.  For any other queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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JJ Ulysses book coverBooking is now open for this successful course Blackrock Education Centre has been running in the past few years.  You don't need to be a teacher or an academic to enjoy this masterpiece of Irish literature!   With Dr Seamus Cannon's guidance you too will be able to know, enjoy and discuss James Joyce's Ulysses.

The course consists of seven sessions:
Tuesday, 20th November 2018: Session to serve as introduction to Homer’s Odyssey and James Joyce and his family
Six monthly sessions: Tuesdays 8th January, 12th February, 12th March, 9th April, 14th May and 11th June 2019

Cost €60, open to all.  Click here to book a place*

* In order to book you need to be registered in our website - if you have any difficulties in doing so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an approach to language learning where subjects are taught through Gaeilge, e.g. Art, PE, Drama, etc.

During this seminar, participants will engage with a range of practical activities and proven methodologies to encourage and support the implementation of CLIL.

Substitute cover will be available for up to two teachers from each school. Book online at  www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age. Young or old. Fit or not.  We know that 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home and the chances of recovery decrease by 10% for every minute that proper care isn’t administered.

Irish Heart Foundation’s CPR 4 Schools programme is an innovative programme designed for post-primary schools. It is quick and easy programme that equips teachers with the skills to deliver the training to their students. Using a train the trainer model Irish Heart Foundation prepares teachers to teach their students.

Read more: CPR 4 Schools - Irish Heart Foundation (11/2/19)


What is Y-PATH PE 4 ME?
Y-PATH (Youth Physical Activity Towards Health) PE 4 ME is a junior cycle post-primary programme which aims to improve physical activity among children and young people through the physical education (PE) module in the school curriculum. The programme is bought to you as a result of a collaboration between the Irish Heart Foundation and Dublin City University.

What is involved in the programme?
The programme is available only to PE teachers. There are two parts to the Y-PATH PE 4 ME programme:
·       A 1-hour online course on the Irish Heart Foundation website www.irishheart.ie which must be completed by teacher before attending the workshop
-      3-hour face to face evening workshop held in Education Centres nationally 
Teachers will then have the ability to implement the Y-PATH PE 4 ME programme into their PE classes. Teachers will be given a Y-PATH resource pack with lesson plans, posters, student journals, as well as access to an online teacher’s portal containing digital resources to assist with lessons. 

Read more: Y-PATH PE 4 Me (25/3/19)

The Induction Workshop Programme is a flexible learning programme, funded by the Department of Education and Skills, and designed to meet the particular professional learning needs of newly qualified teachers (NQTs). The programme, coordinated by the National Induction Programme for Teachers, builds on the learning that took place during initial teacher education. It can be tailored by an NQT to his or her particular circumstances. Subject to an overall minimum of 20 hours of professional learning, NQTs may combine school-based professional learning activities with off-site workshops. Engagement in the Induction Workshop Programme is a requirement for all NQTs not engaging in the Droichead process, who wish to be fully registered with the Teaching Council.

It is essential that every NQT gives Blackrock Education Centre this NQT Induction Workshop Programme Registration Form (2018-2019) before attending his/her first workshop, regardless if you are attending one or 10 workshops.  A welcome pack with all the information you require will be sent to the e-mail address you fill in on this form.

Please check our course section HERE

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