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Mount Mercy College Cork to launch Catholic Schools Week 2016

You or a representative are invited to attend the launch of Catholic Schools Week 2016.  Catholic Schools Week will run from Sunday 31 January to Saturday 6 February 2016, and is an all-Ireland annual event which invites Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to the ethos of Catholic education.  The theme for […]

CPSMA expresses concern regarding proposals by the Minister for Education & Skills on religious education

In response to the announcement by the Minister for Education & Skills Jan O’Sullivan, Father Tom Deenihan, General Secretary of the Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA), said that while he was surprised by the Minister’s announcement regarding Rules 68 and 69, he could understand the rationale behind such a decision in some circumstances. Father […]

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Bishops’ Council for Education statement concerning the autonomy of schools

Faith schools exist because many parents wish to have their children educated in accordance with their religious convictions.  If the ethos of faith schools is undermined then the rights of such parents are compromised.  The Bishops’ Council for Education supports the need to update and revise the 165 rules contained in Rules for National Schools.  […]

Statement from the Bishops’ Council for Education concerning the autonomy of schools

Faith schools exist because many parents wish to have their children educated in accordance with their religious convictions.  If the ethos of faith schools is undermined then the rights of such parents are compromised.  The Bishops’ Council for Education supports the need to update and revise the 165 rules contained in Rules for National Schools.  […]

Ireland needs an education system inspired by a passion for education – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

 “Parents who do not wish their children to attend religious education have a right to see their wish respected” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin SCHOOLS MASS 2015: Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin “The future of education in Ireland is under constant review.  It is not simply a question of adapting […]

CPSMA encourages participation in NCCA consultation

  Father Tom Deenihan, the General Secretary of CPSMA, said this afternoon that CPSMA would participate fully in the NCCA consultation in relation to Education about religions and beliefs and Ethics.   Father Deenihan said that it was important to note that this was the beginning of a consultation process and that no recommendations had yet […]

Bishops’ Council for Education encourages participation in NCCA consultation

  At its meeting today in Maynooth, the Council for Education of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference noted the launch of the consultation process by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) on Education about Religions & Beliefs & Ethics. Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry and chair of the Council for Education said, […]

Launch of Catholic Primary Schools in a Changing Ireland: Sharing Good Practice on the Inclusion of all Pupils

  Catholic Primary Schools in a Changing Ireland: Sharing Good Practice on the Inclusion of all Pupils is a resource for Catholic schools in developing policies and in sharing best practice.  Part 1 deals with foundational issues while Part 2 gives concrete examples of good practices. It is published in response to the report Forum […]

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Catholic Schools Week 2015

Resources for Catholic Schools Week 2015

Catholic Education at second-level in the Republic of Ireland, Looking to the future

All stakeholders in post-primary education are invited to engage in a conversation on the important issues raised in this text

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