Adrian Flynn DDLETB Teacher Induction

DDLETB Second Level Teacher Induction 2019

Adrian Flynn DDLETB Teacher Induction

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board Teacher Induction Programme 2019 concluded this week with a record number of participants. Newly-appointed teachers, from across our 29 post-primary schools, collaborated during a workshop on Technology-Enhanced Learning and Human Resources delivered by Sam Conroy and Hazel Brown.

In wrapping up the event, Director of Schools Adrian Flynn wished all attendees the very best in the careers and encouraged them to look out for one another and ensure their well-being was a priority for them as it is for all in DDLETB. Adrian went on to thank the teacher volunteers who led the Programme including Mick Mooney and Nicola McKitterick (St. Finian’s CC), Deborah Galbraith (CP Setanta), and Joanne McKeever and Paddy McGill (Grange CC). David McGuinness was thanked for his coordination of the Programme.

We are honoured to have such talented and enthusiastic teachers working across our second-level schools.


Child-Protection Guidelines & The Magenta Principles For Teachers

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB is committed to the highest standards in education. As part of that committment, on Tuesday evening, we welcomed over 100 newly-appointed teachers to our Head Office for the first session of our Teacher Induction Programme 2019-2020. Teachers were presented with Child-Protection Guidelines and Teaching & Learning innovation The Magenta Principles.

Special thanks to Director of Schools Adrian Flynn and the Teacher Induction Programme Co-ordination Team for facilitating.

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Support DDLETB To Become Patron Of New Post Primary Schools

Update: Voting Is Now Closed. Thank You For Your Support!


We are delighted to announce that the Department of Education and Skills have launched the patronage campaigns for new post-primary schools in Blanchardstown, Citywest/Saggart and Goatstown/Stillorgan. It is a major priority for DDLETB to add these schools to the 29 post-primary schools that we are the patron of across Dublin.

Our vision is to bring multidenominational, co-educational, community-focused, technologically-advanced education campuses to every new and developing community in the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire region.


How can you help?

Send a link to the Department’s website to any parents of 2nd-6thclass living in:

  • Blanchardstown (Dublin 15 from Blanchardstown Village to Ongar/Littlepace including Huntstown, Hartstown, Coolmine and Roselawn).
  • Citywest/Saggart (From Tallaght to Citywest, Saggart, Newcastle, and Rathcoole).
  • Goatstown and Stillorgan

Tell them to support a DDLETB Community College!

In addition, please share the attached image on your social media pages with the link in the post too. If you are in one of our schools and have access to the school’s social media account, please share a post and tag your parents’ association, community groups, local politicians or anyone else that will help spread the message.

Please visit to vote

Thank you!

DDLETB Explore Initiative

DDLETB Explore Initiative

Congratulations to all of the participants who recently completed their training. It was piloted by DDLETB Blanchardstown and Fingal Adult Education Service in conjunction with Dublin Regional Skills from 27th May to 5th July 2019.

What Is The Explore Initiative?

Companies from across the Fingal area were approached with a view to releasing some of their employees to undertake a course to improve their digital skills. The participants came from a cross-section of the manufacturing sector to include the food sector, pharmaceutical, chemical, tool and sign fabrication.

This was the first time most of the participants had engaged in an educational initiative since leaving school and the aim was to help them see how different and how positive the Adult Education experience could be.

The training ran over a series of six day-long training sessions, with two of those sessions being offsite.

Prior to engaging in the Explore Initiative participants completed a self-assessment of their IT skills and they then completed the same assessment post engagement.

All participants were extremely happy and the confidence they gained in their IT skills was evident when showcasing their projects. The employers and managers were extremely impressed with the programme and the outcome. Having a laptop to continue their practice at home and in work reaped huge benefits for the participants and enabled them to become confident in their new skills and work on their projects.

Congratulations to all the participants on their hardwork and the skills they gained through the program.

The Explore Initiative Team

Congratulations to the tutors, organisers and support staff who worked with the participants on this great program.

Sharon Hennessy – Adult Education Officer

Nuala Nedjati – Workplace Education Co-ordinator

Christina Keating – Co-ordinator and tutor

Grace Corrigan – Tutor

Helen Wylie – Tutor

Phil Allen – Health and Wellbeing/ILPs

Career Guidance – Eoin McCabe

Admin – Catherine Leonard

Explore Initiative

DDLETB - Sportivate Program

Sportivate – Learning Through Activity & Sport

Sportivate: Learning through activity & sport

If you love sport and keeping active and are looking for training in this area, consider the DDLETB Sportivate program.

Skills & Topics include:
Athletics Leader, Workshop, I.T. Skills, GAA, Disability Inclusion, Workshop, Rock Climbing, Badminton, Martial Arts, Workshop, Life Saving, Food & Nutrition, Cricket Workshop, Health Related
Fitness, Taste of Sailing, Communications, Outdoor Activities, Workshop, Work Experience, Sports First Aid, Wheelchair Rugby, Soccer – PDP 1

Contact: Máirín Uí Riain, DDLETB Youth Sports Officer, Brookfield Youth & Community Centre Dublin 24.

t: 086 4177709

TRAINING ALLOWANCE AVAILABLE (terms & conditions apply)
Use the Keyword SPORTIVATE

Sign up for this FREE program of education if you are:
• Aged 18 – 25
• Enjoy keeping active
• Have completed your junior certificate or similar
• looking for some coaching qualifications to give your career a kick-start (level 4 Sport & Recreation)


Sportivate 2019 Flyer


Defence Forces Employment Scheme Graduation

Warmest congratulations to DDLETB Training Centre Baldoyle’s DF Employment Support Scheme learners who graduated today in Gormanston Army Camp.

The young people have graduated from a special Defence Forces employment scheme aimed at helping participants improve their chances of getting a job.

young people have graduated from a special Defence Forces employment scheme aimed at helping participants improve their chances of getting a job

Pictured with the DF ESS learners are dignitaries from the Department of Defence &  Defence Forces, DF Members of the 27th Inf Bn Gormanston, representatives from the DEASP & Hi-Tech along with Paddy Lavelle, DDLETB CEO.


Congratulations To Leaving Cert Class Of 2019 From DDLETB

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB congratulates all of our learners on their wonderful results in the Leaving Cert 2019. Well done students and teachers on all of your hard work throughout the year.


DDLETB is the patron of 29 second-level Community Colleges:


Adamstown Community College
Adamstown, Co. Dublin

Ardgillan Community College
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Balbriggan Community College
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Castleknock Community College
Dublin 15

Coláiste Pobail Setanta
Phibblestown, Dublin 15

Collinstown Park Community College
Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Deansrath Community College
Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Donabate Community College
Co. Dublin

Fingal Community College
Swords Co. Dublin

Firhouse Community College
Dublin 24

Grange Community College
Donaghmede, Dublin 13

Greenhills College
Dublin 12

Griffeen Community College
Lucan, Co. Dublin

Kingswood Community College
Kingswood, Dublin 24

Kishoge Community College
Co. Dublin

Lucan Community College
Co. Dublin

Lusk Community College
Co. Dublin

Luttrellstown Community College
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Mount Seskin Community College
Tallaght, Dublin 24

Riversdale Community College
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Skerries Community College
Co. Dublin

St. Finian’s Community College
Swords, Co. Dublin

St. Kevin’s Community College
Clondalkin, Dublin 22

St. MacDara’s Community College
Templeogue, Dublin 6W

Swords Community College
C/O St. Finian’s Community College
Castlefarm, Swords, Co. Dublin


Cluain Dolcáin, Baile Átha Cliath 22

Coláiste Cois Life
Leamhcán, Co. Átha Cliath   

Coláiste de hÍde
Tamhlacht, Baile Átha Cliath 24

Gaelcholáiste Reachrann
Domhnach Míde, Baile Átha Cliath 13

Reflection On The First Year Of Coláiste na Tulchann

We are delighted to have a bi-lingual guest post from Evelyn Ni Raghailll of Coláiste na Tulchann, the Aonad in Luttrellstown CC. The school is celebrating the end of their first year. 

Learn achieve succeed – Ag foghlaim go rathúil chun go n-éireoidh linn

Mar a deir an seanfhocal – Tús maith, leath na hoibre. Fíoraíodh fís faoi dheireadh ag tús na scoilbhliana seo agus tar éis obair chrua an phobail anseo i mBÁC15 tá oideachas ar fáil trí mheán na Gaeilge ar leac an dorais. Níl CNT ar an bhfód ach le bliain anuas agus tionchar suntasach le brath ní amháin i measc phobal na máthairscoile, Coláiste Pobail Bhaile Lotrail, ach i measc an phobail anseo i mBÁC15.

Mar chuid den chomhoibriú leis an mháthairscoil d’fhreastail daltaí na chéad bhliana ar an nGaeltacht agus cuireadh foireann iománaíochta chun páirce den chéad uair. Sciob daltaí Choláiste na Tulchann gradaim sa treodóireacht, sa rugbaí agus imríonn siad tionchar ar choistí éagsúla na scoile. Ghlacamar páirt i gcuriarracht Comhrá18, comórtais agus imeachtaí Sheachtain na Gaeilge agus ba é an chéad uair gur ghlac scoil iomlán páirt ar an ardán ag Scléip’19 ! Thapaíomar deiseanna chun nascadh leis an bpobal Gaelach anseo i mBÁC15, le leabharlann Bhaile Bhláinséir áit a d’fhreastalaíomar ar cheardlanna agus scéalaíocht i gcaitheamh na bliana. Bímid ag déanamh cumarsáide go rialta ar na meáin thraidisiúnta (agallaimh raidió ar PhoenixFM agus Raidió na Life) agus ag giolcaireacht ar na meáin shóisialta (an leanann sibh muid ar @tulchann go fóill?).

Tá meitheal de mhúinteoirí tiomanta a mhúineann a n-ábhair trí Ghaeilge ag baint leasa as an teicneolaíocht agus na modheolaíochtaí is nuálaí. Oibríonn na daltaí go crua mar ambasadóirí na scoile agus táimid fíor-bhródúil as a ndilseacht agus a ndíograis. Fáilteoimid roimh an dara cóhort ag deireadh an tsamhraidh seo chugainn. Fáiltímid roimh dheiseanna nascanna a chruthú le Gaelcholáistí eile an DDLETB, idir mhúinteoirí agus dhaltaí. Le chéile, is féidir linn.

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow – Coláiste na Tulchann is nearing the end of its first year as part of the vibrant, innovative learning community that is Luttrellstown Community College, providing a comprehensive curriculum as Gaeilge to the community of Dublin 15. Coláiste na Tulchann has made its mark both in the mainstream school and the wider community.

Coláiste na Tulchann initiated a joint school trip to the Gaeltacht including students from the mainstream school and fielded a hurling team for the first time. Students from Coláiste na Tulchann ran away with awards in orienteering, rugby and they play important roles on various school committees, e.g. Student Council and Green Schools. We participated in the successful world record attempt at the longest Comhrá18 as Gaeilge, the events of Seachtain na Gaeilge and for the first time in the history of Scléip, an entire school was represented on stage in one act. We took every chance to engage with the community here in Dublin 15 – the team at Blanchardstown library organises regular literary events as Gaeilge. Keep an eye and ear out for us on social media as we have been doing radio interviews on PhoenixFM and Raidio Na Life and celebrating our achievements on Twitter – please follow us on @tulchann! In September we welcome the second cohort of students and are looking to create links with other Gaelcholáistí, both teachers and students, in the DDLETB family. Is féidir linn.

Sitting Pretty Furniture Design & Making Exhibition

Sitting Pretty is a showcase of work of past and present students of Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute’s Furniture Design & Making course. The exhibition is currently running in the impressive Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire and continues until June 23rd.

The show was officially opened on May 23 by a Cathaoirleach Ossian Smyth, and celebrates 10 years of furniture making and musical instrument making and design at DFEI. It is well worth a visit to see how wood has been transformed into stunning artefacts.

Bill Vernon, Marketing and Product Development Specialist, Dave Tracey, Joinery Works Manager at John Sisk & Son. An Cathaoirleach Ossian Smyth, Eoghan O'Murchadha Principal of DFEi

Bill Vernon, Marketing and Product Development Specialist, Dave Tracey, Joinery Works Manager at John Sisk & Son. An Cathaoirleach Ossian Smyth, Eoghan O’Murchadha Principal of DFEi

Lots of Opportunities in Irish Design

Two special guests on the night of the opening were Bill Vernon, Marketing and Product Development Specialist and Dave Tracey, Joinery Works Manager at John Sisk & Son.  Both men have a vast depth of knowledge of the furniture making and manufacturing industry from all corners of the world. Their message can only inspire those embarking on a career in this area. There are plenty of opportunities for Irish design and craftsmanship and apprenticeships as an option for young people can be the start of a fulfilling and exciting career.

Paddy Lavelle - Sitting Pretty Exhibition

DDLETB CEO, Paddy Lavelle admires a piece of furniture.


Dara Howlett - Funirture Design

Dara Howlett – Furniture Design


Daragh Hickey - Instrument Making

Daragh Hickey – Instrument Making Graduate

You can find out more about this course here –