Feature 28 January 2010 | Catholic Schools Week 2010

26 Jan 2010

See video introducing Catholic Schools Partnership, and resources for schools for Catholic Schools Week 2010, which will be celebrated by the Church in Ireland, North and South, from 31 January to 6 February.





Seachtain na Scoileanna Caitliceacha 2010



Cardinal Brady talks about Catholic education and Catholic Schools Week


Details of Catholic Schools Week 2010 and the launch event

28 January 2010| Address of Cardinal Seán Brady at the launch of Catholic Schools Week 2010 …

28 January 2010| Address by Fr Michael Drumm, Executive Chairperson, at the launch of Catholic Schools Partnership …

28 January 2010 | Press release – Cardinal Brady launches Catholic Schools Week 2010 and inaugurates the new Catholic Schools Partnership …

26 January 2010 | Media Notice regarding Catholic Schools Week 2010 and the inauguration of the new Catholic Schools Partnership …

audio_iconAudio highlights from the launch event …

Catholic Schools Partnership

26 January 2010 | Video interview – Fr Michael Drumm, Executive Chairperson of the Catholic Schools Partnership, talks about Catholic education and outlines the objectives of the Catholic Schools Partnership:


See full list of members of the Catholic Schools Partnership …

Introduction to Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week gives us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous contribution that our Catholic primary and post-primary schools make not just to Irish society, but to the mission of the Church. Last year marked a very successful beginning of an all-Ireland celebration of Catholic Schools Week and we hope this year to build on that foundation and continue to create a space where we can proudly articulate and celebrate our ethos and identity.

candles_imageThis year the theme for the week is ‘Catholic Schools – A Light for Every Generation’. Catholic schools are committed to the education and formation of the young person in every aspect of their lives. Thus Catholic schools are light for parents, pupils, staff and society in every generation. In selecting this theme we are clearly connecting the vision of Catholic education with the mission of the Gospel, to bring the light of Christ to the world and to allow that light to shine through and in all that we do in our work in Catholic schools. This theme reminds us that we are constantly challenged to let that light shine for the present generation and this will remain part of our task for future generations. It also allows us to remember with great gratitude all those who through their work in establishing schools and places of education brought the light of Christ to many generations of Irish people in the past.

download_resourcesResources for Catholic Schools Week 2010

The resources in this pack are intended for all those working in partnership with the school community. The resources, which have been produced for primary and post-primary schools in English, Irish and Polish language versions, are designed to be used with:

  • Students in the classroom
  • Staff members
  • Parents
  • Members of Boards of Management/Governors
  • The wider parish community

We hope that you find the resources included in this pack helpful as you celebrate Catholic Schools Week this year.

Future dates for Catholic Schools Weeks

Catholic Schools Week begins the last Sunday in January.

  • 2011: January 30 – February 5
  • 2012: January 29 – February 4

Read more about the Episcopal Commission for Education …