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.

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Remembering David Byrne, a beloved teacher, colleague and friend

Sad passing of a beloved teacher, colleague and friend David Byrne (1962-2019)

It is with deep sadness that we lost our dear friend, colleague, year head and teacher David Byrne on September 12th after a brief illness. David began his teaching career in Dundrum College where he worked for 10 years before taking the opportunity to work for the European Schools in Brussels. He remained with the European Schools for a further 10 years where he embraced his love of history, geography and travel.

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In 2009, David joined the teaching staff of Lucan Community College where he would become one of the most highly and affectionately regarded members of our staff. An invigorating presence, David took up the pastoral role of year head as well as a teacher of economics, history and geography. David’s passion for teaching was built on his deep knowledge of the world, acquired through his love of both history and geography.

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He was also a truly committed year head for all in his care. David was a devoted sportsperson, as a player of both rugby and soccer, as well as a coach of both junior and senior rugby teams in the college. David was also instrumental in organising various charity fundraising events for Irish and global charities here in the college through our ‘jersey day’ events.

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David was a true gentleman, scholar and humanitarian. He will be sorely missed by every member of our school community.

Ar dheis Dé do raibh a anam dilis.

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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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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

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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.

e: Sportivatesd@ddletb.ie
t: 086 4177709

TRAINING ALLOWANCE AVAILABLE (terms & conditions apply)
Register now on WWW.FETCHCOURSES.IE
Use the Keyword SPORTIVATE

THIS IS A FULL-TIME COURSE SEPTEMBER 2019 – MAY 2020
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)

 

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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.

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.
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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.