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Primary Newsletter - June 2019

Clare Education Centre Newsletter - Primary

Newsletter - 7 June 2019

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Summer Courses 

Limited spaces available on Clare Education Centre Summer Courses 2019
Limited spaces available on summer courses, see below.  Please see flyer attached with details of our Summer Courses.  

Clare Education Centre Summer Courses - 1st July to 5th July 2019

  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Ennis N.S - This Course is FULL
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Tulla N.S - Register HERE
  • Science, Clare Education Centre - Register HERE 
  • Mindfulness in the Classroom - This Course is FULL
  • Skills and Strategies in Grouped Reading Instruction; a guide to Literacy Lift Off and Guided Reading, St Tola's NS - Register HERE
  • Aistear - Kilkee National School - Register HERE
  • Yoga, Games and Integrated approach to Physical Education - This Course is FULL
  • SALF- Assessment for Learning - A Practical Approach, Inch NS - Register HERE 
  • The Story of Ennis, Ennis NS - Register HERE
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - St. Senan's N.S, Kilrush - Register HERE 
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Miltown Malbay N.S - Register HERE
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Barefield N.S - This Course is FULL
  • Tablets to Support Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Clare Education Centre - This Course is FULL
  • Creative Craft Skills, To Enhance Delivery of the Visual Arts Curriculum, Clare Education Centre  - This Course is FULL
  • Restorative Practices - This Course is FULL
  • PDST Physical Literacy Summer Course - Move Well, Move Often, Scoil Chriost Ri - Register HERE 
  • A Field and workshop application of digital imaging using Loophead's coast (July)  - This Course is FULL
  • Tin Whistle, Ennis N.S - Register HERE 

Clare Education Centre Summer Courses - 19th August to 23rd August 2019

  • Teacher and Artist partnership as a CPD Model, Clare Education Centre - Register HERE
  • Team Maths, Clare Education Centre - Register HERE
  • Weaving Well-being, Tulla N.S - Register HERE
  • A Field and workshop application of digital imaging using Loophead's coast (August), Loophead - Register HERE
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Clare Education Centre (AUGUST) - Register HERE
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Scoil na Mainistreach Quin - Register HERE
  • Activating Artistry and Creativity in Language Learning, Clare Education Centre - Register HERE

PDST Tánaiste, Leadership Summer Course - 1st to 5th July 2019 at Clare Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST.  The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal role.  The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.  Register HERE.

DCU Summer School - open schooling approaches to inquiry learning in science as part of the European H2020 project - July 8th – July 12th 2019
Venue: NG22 Marconi Building, School of Physical Sciences, Glasnevin, DCU
Date: July 8th – July 12th 2019
Course Facilitators: Dr. Eilish McLoughlin, Dr. James Lovatt and Dr. Theresa Tallon
Approved by the Department of Education for EPV Days
Description: Summer Course for Primary and Post Primary level teachers, now open for
This course will provide primary and second level teachers with the knowledge, skills,
and resources to support the adoption of open schooling approaches to inquiry learning
in science as part of the European H2020 project, Open Schools for Open Societies
See flyer attached with all information.  

Out & About in the Burren - 1st to 5th July 2019
Venue: Hyland's Burren Hotel, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Experience the unique environment of the Burren Region.  See flyer attached with all details.  

The Year Round Organic School Garden (For Wildlife and Wellbeing) - Monday July 1st to Friday July 5th - Cost: €80
Venue: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scariff Co. Clare

This course demonstrates how to plan and  create an organic school garden. It shows how to develop various habitats and increase biodiversity in the school grounds.  We will look at an established school garden, and also audit, plan and design a garden for a new location. We will look at the cross curricular potential that a school garden offers and how it integrates with SESE, SPHE, Art, Languages, History and Maths.  See flyer attached.  REGISTER HERE

Gaelic Games Made Easy - Mon. Aug 19th to Fri. Aug. 23rd 
A fun filled Gaelic Games course which covers all aspects of gaelic games, will run from Mon. Aug 19th to Fri. Aug. 23rd at Barefield N.S. Demonstrations on indoor athletics activities and disability inclusion games also included. Contact Peadar McMahon , Barefield N.S. (087) 6173217 or Joe Garry (086) 8383102.

My Learner ID via Mayo Education Centre
‘My Learner ID’ aims to nurture the ‘who’ and ‘how’ of all learners ensuring the development of confident learners for life. Use of ‘My LID’ supports learner wellbeing, authentic assessment practices & school self-evaluation. ‘My LID’ is part of each child’s assessment record – balancing STen Scores in creating a holistic profile of ‘who’ each learner is and ‘how’ s/he learns best. This online course introduces you to ‘My Learner ID’ and invites you, the teacher, to complete the programme for yourself. You may choose to specialise within a class level and can choose from first class to sixth class. A key goal in completing the programme is that you will be able to implement ‘My Learner ID’ in your classroom with confidence.  Register here.  

First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course

First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course - 17th, 18th and 19th June 2019 (Monday to Wednesday - 9am to 3pm) - COST: €100
First Aid Responder (FAR) three-day certified course is the NEW Health and Safety Authority standard for first aid at work. It is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency first aid should the need arise.
PHECC First Aid Responder course takes place over 3 days in Clare Education Centre.  
From 1st Septemer 2017 this course replaces the FETAC Occupational First-Aid Course.
On completion of the First Aid Responder Course participants will possess the following general skills. The ability to: 

  • deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services.
  • provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
  • provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home and recreational settings.
  • display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations. 


Coaching Skills for School Leaders - QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Life and Workplace Coaching (Specialising in Educational Leadership Coaching)  

The Clare Education Centre in association with CoachAcademy PLUS is delighted to offer this Coaching Skills for School Leaders - QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Life and Workplace Coaching (Specialising in Educational Leadership Coaching).  
This unique training programme is designed for School Principals, Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals and Aspiring School Leaders.  This Programme will run from October 2019 to May 2020 over 24 Tuesdays and 4 Saturdays at the Clare Education Centre.  Places are limited.  Closing date for receipt of Application Forms is June 21 - click here for application form.  A detailed course description can be downloaded HERE.   If you have any questions or need further information about this Coach Training Programme for School Leaders please contact Noel Brosnan on 086 8063792 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nurture Group Theory and Practice Course

NURTURE GROUP THEORY AND PRACTICE COURSE - Thursdays, 17th October, 24th October and 14th November 2019 (4.30pm to 8.30pm)  COST: €150
Flyer attached.  This course is suitable for: those who wish to set up and run a nurture group; those who wish to support pupils who need to ‘settle to learn’; those who wish to support at risk children and teachers and SNAs who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have SEBD and attachment difficulties.  Click here for more information and to register.  

Nigeria Through our Lens: A Free resource for all pupils in Fifth Classes in Co Clare

Nigeria Through our Lens: A Free resource for all pupils in Fifth Classes in Co Clare
The Association of the Nigerian Community in Clare have launched their booklet “Nigeria Through Our Lens” which will be given to every pupil in Fifth Class in Co Clare.  The aim of the booklet is to provide children with an overview of the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria and an understanding of the richness of its diversity, history, culture and lifestyle. Books can be collected from Clare Education Centre. Please call in and take as many as you need.   

July provision

July provision, Ennis area
July Provision required for 6 year old boy in Ennis.  If interested please contact Emma 089 245 2322.


LÁMH - MODULE ONE SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE (ONE DAY COURSE) - Saturday, 7th September 2019 (9.30am to 4pm) COST: €60
6 places left!!  This course is for staff members and professionals who have started to work in an environment where Lámh is used and covers 100 Lámh signs and how to support a Lámh user.  Click here to register.  

LÁMH - MODULE ONE ADD-ON WORKSHOP FOR COMMUNICATION PARTNERS OF CHILDREN USING LÁMH - Wednesday, 18th and 25th September 2019 (6.30pm to 8.30pm) COST: €60
5 places left!!  Course Overview: Communication partners of children who use Lámh and who have completed Module One can attend this practical workshop that looks at encouraging Lámh use as well as adding to their Lámh sign vocabulary.  For more information and to register click here.  

EMOTIONAL HEALTH, WELL-BEING AND MINDFULNESS FOR RETIRED TEACHERS- 30th September, 7th, 14th and 21st October 2019 (10am to 12pm) COST:  €40
Register here for this Emotional Health, Well-being and Mindfulness for Retired Teachers 4 week course.

School leadership is a hugely demanding job with on-going change a fact of everyday life. People in leadership are conscious of huge expectations on them and searching for ways to manage stress and share the burden of leadership.  We are also in a transition period as we move from hierarchical models to more participative, collaborative, team-based models that enable, empower and develop people.  In this workshop, we want to look at a practical framework for thinking about how we can be effective around change, at how we can handle conflict and some of the destructive dynamics around leaders, and at ways to survive and stay in good shape as leaders.  Register here.  

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