Dublin Apple Regional Training Centre Launch At DDLETB Head Office

An Apple Regional Training Centre delivers free courses to teachers to build the skills and confidence to use Apple technology in the classroom.

Teachers in the Dublin area can now benefit from this facility. We would be delighted if you would join us for the launch of the Dublin RTC in Dublin & Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board Head Office. Experience tasters of what is possible with iPad in the following interactive session:

  • Introduction to iPad
  • Get hands on experience with iPad and discover the true potential of this device.
  • Learn from expert educators utilizing this technology in their own classrooms

Please bring:

  • An open mind!
  • Your own iPad with latest version of iOS installed
  • If you do not have an iPad one will be provided for you.

Register at: https://goo.gl/7HvhbF.

Date and Time:
5pm to 7pm
Tuesday 4th December

Dublin & Dun Laoghaire
Education & Training Board
D24 X62W


Deputy Joan Burton At The Launch of PLC D15

Deputy Joan Burton launched PLC D15 today. This is a new suite of courses which will be offered from September 2019 at Riversdale Community College in Blanchardstown. Deputy Burton spoke about how these new courses are “Broadening the educational opportunities for the young people of Dublin15”.

New PLC 15 Courses Starting September 2018

The new courses on offer include Communications, Childcare, Digital Marketing, Child Health and Well Being, Child Development, Special Needs Assisting, Social Studies and Accounting.  If you are interested in doing one of these courses contact plc@riversdalecc.com.

Joan Burton At The Launch of PLC 15

Deputy Joan Burton at the launch of PLC 15.

Dr Fionnuala Anderson At The Launch Of PLC15

Also at the launch was Dr. Fionnuala Anderson, Director of Further Education at DDLETB.



Inspiring words by Dr. Niamh Shaw at the We Love Maths Event

DDL Youthreach Celebrates The Magic Of Maths

There are 11 Youthreach Centres across the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire region and each Centre participated in national Maths Week this year in the last week of October. Teachers and learners looked at how Maths is all around us and how essential numeracy skills are in life, learning and employment in the 21st Century.

To celebrate this, DDLETB held an exhibition of the learners’ work in its Head Office in Tallaght. The ‘We love Maths’ event took place on the morning of Thursday 25th October and to say we were blown away with the quality and variety of maths projects would be an understatement.

Each Youthreach Centre was represented by two or three learners, who showcased their projects on the exhibition stands. Staff from DDLETB and from partner organisations attended the exhibition to see the work and talk to the learners. Learners from each Centre gave a two-minute talk to the audience about what they did for Maths Week.

The overwhelming reaction from everyone who attended was how impressed they were, with the work produced by the students.

Inspiring words by Dr. Niamh Shaw at the We Love Maths Event

Inspiring words by Dr. Niamh Shaw at the We Love Maths Event

The Guest speaker on the morning was Dr Niamh Shaw, aspiring astronaut and one of Ireland’s leading science communicators.

CO Paddy Lavelle said of the event, ‘We are very proud of the hard work and achievements of our learners in Youthreach. Many people don’t have a positive attitude to Maths so the ‘We love Maths Event’ is a wonderful opportunity to showcase how our teachers in Youthreach are making Maths relevant and enjoyable for all our learners. We are also delighted that Dr Niamh Shaw has kindly agreed to be our guest speaker at the event.’

Check out the gallery below to see all of our Youthreach maths students receiving a certificate of excellence from CO Paddy Lavelle,  Director of Further Education and Training, Dr. Fionnuala Anderson and Dr. Niamh Shaw.

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Register Your Interest For A New School In Your Community

Community National School KidsWe are currently seeking expressions of interest from parents or guardians who would like to have a Community National School in their area.

To show your interest, please fill in this short survey form here on the Community National School website.

The results of the survey will be used to provide information to the Department of Education and Skills when they are determining which patron would be most suitable to serve a particular area. We would love for that Patron to be the DDLETB.

Please note that if a Community National School does open in your area, parents/guardians will have to fill in a separate application form for this school as this survey is an expression of interest only.