Zoom Webinars

zoomFollowing on from our second Zoom Webinar last Friday 1st May, for those of you who could not attend or would like to watch it again, please use this link to find the recording of the webinar: https://youtu.be/EbXCMrrQ1l8 

All information about these webinars and Zoom is available via https://www.ieducate.ie

Teacher Wellbeing

  TeacherWellbeingIn this week's Wellness at Work Newsletter (Issue #7) you will find

    • Music to inspire, uplift and connect
    • Food to nourish your soul
    • Opportunities to move, rest and breathe in new and challenging ways
    • Invitations to share and connect with your PDST colleagues 
    • Books to lose or find yourself in
    • And much, much more...

Remember, you can find all previous editions of the Wellness at Work Newsletter on the PDST Teacher Wellbeing website.

Message from the Director

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this email finds you and all of your families safe and well.

In these unprecedented times, at Blackrock EC, we wish to support your work in your schools in any way we can.

We are currently exploring ways of bringing our courses to you online. Now, more than ever, our provision of local courses, specific to your local need, is of utmost importance to us. Therefore, we would ask that you please take a minute to complete the attached ‘Google Form’ to let us know in what ways you would like us to support your work.

Please follow the link below to complete this short form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l_xmuevo9Nao4Y8VSy9SXetllLCaJA0Db2KBduYERyk/edit

It will take no more than a minute or two to tell us how we can support you. We will do our very best to help in any way we can.

Read more: Message from the Director

Nurture: The Bereavement Box

nurture ukWe are pleased to be able to inform you that NurtureUK have made their valuable resource for children who have been bereaved: ‘The Bereavement Box’ freely available to download from their website via the link below.


Designed originally by Dr Tina Rae for teachers and professionals, this booklet is accessible to parents and carers too.

We hope that you find this resource useful for children and adults alike.

Microsoft DreamSpace/HomeSpace

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We are delighted to let you know that we are continuing our DreamSpace HomeSpace series after the term break and moving to a daily schedule starting on Monday April 20th to support remote learning activities across the education sector. We have specifically developed STEAM content for primary school students (mainly 2nd-6th class) on Mondays & Thursdays and for post primary students on Tuesdays & Fridays to engage with from home. Our Wednesday series is appropriate to students across the age ranges.

Read more: Microsoft DreamSpace/HomeSpace


Due to current circumstances, our telephones may not be attended. Please email the person you want to contact directly (our emails are first name followed by @blackrockec.ie) as all staff will have access to them. If you do not know the name of the person you wish to contact, please use our general address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your email will be distributed accordingly.



Please note that all NIPT events (workshops/cluster meettings) scheduled up to and including May 5th are postponed.

To all NQT teachers: Please note that the Teaching Council has indicated that NQTs will not be disadvantaged by these exceptional circumstances.  
BEC NIPT Administrator will keep you informed of any news from NIPT
For any NIPT queries please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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