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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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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.

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

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

GAELCHOLAISTI

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

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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.

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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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.