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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.

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Broadmeadow Community National School Enrolling For September 2019

Broadmeadow CNS will open its doors in September 2019 making history as the first primary school in Swords under the management of DDLETB. The school will be located on a new site off the Rathbeale Road in temporary accommodation but looks forward to a state of the art building within the next three years. The Community National School is the first Irish State-owned model of education at primary level and is delighted to be joining schools such as Swords Community College, St. Finian’s and Fingal Community College in Swords who are also part of the DDLETB family.
Broadmeadow CNS will open with the motto to “Connect, Create, Explore, Empathise”. The vision of the school is to create a safe, calm and creative environment where the children can express themselves and gain a sense of their own identity. Relationships will be at the centre of Broadmeadow CNS and the principal, Michael Byrne, looks forward to creating links with parents, teachers, students and the local community.
If parents would like more information, they can contact the school on broadmeadowcns@ddletb.ie, 0858707232 or on Facebook and Twitter @broadmeadowcns

Michael Byrne

Principal, Broadmeadow CNS

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, m.sh. 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 – https://www.dfei.ie/craft-design-and-construction/furniture-design-and-making

#LearnAchieveSucceed

 

International Maths Olympiad

Lucan Community College Student To Compete In International Maths Olympiad

Congratulations to Lucan Community College student Alex Hanley who achieved 4th place on the role of honour in the Irish Mathematical Olympiad and qualifies to compete on the Irish team in the International Maths Olympiad in July. What an achievement!

What is IrMO?

The Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO) is a national mathematics contest for secondary school students. Training for this contest takes place at a number of mathematics enrichment centres around the country:

 

NUI Galway

Maynooth University

University College Cork

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

The primary aim of the enrichment classes is to cultivate a love and appreciation for mathematics among talented students – this is achieved by giving such students exposure to deeper, more challenging and more interesting mathematical problems than those encountered on the school syllabus. The performance of students in the IrMO is used to identify a team of up to six students who will represent Ireland at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), a prestigious international mathematics competition.

Well done to Alex and his teachers in Lucan Community College. #LearnAchieveSucceed.

Swords Primary School Principals

Rivervalley CNS and Broadmeadow CNS will open in September 2019

Paddy Lavelle (CE DDLETB) and Adrian P. Flynn (Director of Schools DDLETB) were delighted to announce the appointment of Ms Anne McArdle to the post of Principal in Rivervalley Community National School and Mr Michael Byrne to the post of Principal in Broadmeadow Community National School.
Swords Community School Principals

L-R, Mr Adrian P. Flynn Director of Schools DDLETB, Mr Michael Byrne Principal Broadmeadow CNS, Ms Anne McArdle Principal Rivervalley CNS, and Mr Paddy Lavelle CEO DDLETB

 
“DDLETB have a strong presence in the Swords Community through our existing post-primary schools Fingal Community College, St. Finian’s Community College and Swords Community College. We are grateful to the people of Swords for entrusting the opening of their new primary schools to us. We wish our newly-appointed Principals every success in their roles,” said Paddy Lavelle, CE of Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board.
 
Adrian P. Flynn, Director of Schools with DDLETB, a Swords resident and former Deputy Principal in St. Finian’s Community College went on to say “DDLETB provide the administrative support to schools that ensure our schools can concentrate on what really matters to students and their families which is providing the highest quality teaching and learning experiences. I have enjoyed huge support, through my capacity as a teacher and Deputy Principal in Swords, and I know that the community will rally behind Anne and Michael as they begin the process of starting our new schools to serve the needs of the next generation of Swords families.”
 
Newly-appointed Principal Anne McArdle added “I am honoured to take on this very important role in Rivervalley. I would like to thank Paddy, Adrian and everyone in DDLETB for the support to date. If parents would like more information regarding the opening of Rivervalley Community National School, please contact me via email on rivervalleycns@ddletb.ie.”
 
Michael Byrne concluded by saying “I am delighted to be given this opportunity to contribute to the educational provision in Swords through DDLETB. I am excited about our new school, to be located off the Rathbeale Road on the same campus as Swords Community College, and I encourage parents to contact me via email on broadmeadowCNS@ddletb.ie about our enrolment and further details about the school.”
 
Community National Schools are the state’s response to the increase in diversity in Irish society. The core pillars of this 21st-Century school patronage model are multi-denominational, Community Focused, Equality Based, and Excellence in Education. The Department of Education and Skills held a public consultation in 2018 to determine who the patron of the new schools should be. Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board were selected, ahead of Educate Together, An Foras Pátrúnachta and Scoil Sinead, to open both primary schools in September 2019.
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Design Exhibition At Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute’s Design students will showcase their creative abilities and skills at the annual end of year Design Exhibition which will take place on Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May 2019.

BFEI-Exhibition-Invitation-2019 Design Exhibition

The exhibition will be open from 10.00am until 4.00pm each day and will showcase the work of students from the Interior Design, Landscape Design, Graphic Design and Web Design & Digital Media courses. We are delighted that Deirdre Whelan, renowned Interior Designer and presenter of the television series ‘Home of the Year”, will officially open the Exhibition at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21st May.

An array of projects will be exhibited including the transformation of the Urban Junction building in Blackrock into a Bookshop and Art gallery and some innovative logos and murals for the village of Blackrock designed by the graphic students. Our Landscape students will exhibit a variety of garden ideas. All are welcome to attend!

#LearnAchieveSucceed

DDLETB Youth-Club-Equipment-Grant

Apply Now For Local Youth Club Equipment Grant Scheme

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone TD has recently approved €1m in capital funding for a local youth club equipment scheme for volunteer-led youth clubs and groups.

The scheme has been designed to support youth work activities at a local level, with priority given to clubs/groups catering for young people aged 10-21.  The scheme is open to all local youth clubs/groups that fulfil the eligibility criteria of the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme.

 In this regard, attached please find Local Youth Club Equipment Grant Scheme 2019 application form.

Final LYCES Application form 2019 V1

Completed applications should be returned  no later than 12pm Friday 28thJune 2019 to denisecummins@ddletb.ie.

Post-Primary-School-Testimonial---DDLETB

Voting Starts Soon For A New Post-Primary School In Citywest & Saggart.

Parents in Citywest and Saggart are working with Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB in order to open a new Community College in 2020.

Our Community Colleges put inclusion at the heart of learning where everybody is supported to reach their full potential.

In our classrooms, we promote a Universal Design for Learning where each student’s needs and abilities are considered and planned for. This way, everybody engages with the curriculum at their level of attainment.

In addition to the highest quality teaching and learning in our schools, we also provide the highest-spec shared community facilities that local sports clubs and community groups benefit from.

Take a look at the testimonials below from parents and children on why they are supporting DDLETB for the new post-primary school in Saggart/Citywest.

 Please follow this exciting community-led school project through our campaign facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CNSPPAction/ or our campaign Instagram page www.instagram.com/CitywestSaggartPostPrimary

 

 

Please follow this exciting community-led school project through our campaign facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CNSPPAction/ or our campaign Instagram page www.instagram.com/CitywestSaggartPostPrimary