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CPSMA June Newsletter 2023 – 73

8th June 2023 | News, What's New

The June CPSMA Newsletter is available now for download here . It features the following topics; CPSMA Membership CPSMA AGM 2023 Schoolbooks Grant Scheme Primary Inspectorate Scheme Employee Assistance Service ( Spectrum Life) Recruitment Standardised Testing and Reports New Boards of Management Scholarship for Remick Masters in Educational Leadership Recent Circulars Oifig CPSMARead More →

CPSMA Welcomes €5 Million Pilot Programme of Counselling and Mental Health Supports for Primary Schools

1st June 2023 | News, What's New

  CPSMA welcomes the establishment of a pilot programme of counselling and mental health supports in a number of primary schools which will commence in September 2023. The pilot, taking place in Cavan, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Monaghan, and Tipperary aims to provide significant counselling and mental health supports for primary school-aged children.   The […]Read More →

CPSMA welcomes Primary Reading and Maths Results

16th May 2023 | News, What's New

  “CPSMA welcomes Minister Foley’s launching of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2021, The National Assessments of Mathematics and English Reading (NAMER) 2021 and the NAMER DEIS reports.   The positive results contained within these reports are particularly impressive as Ireland retained its place among the top performing countries despite the significant […]Read More →

Vacancy – Seconded Position for Education Executive

11th May 2023 | News, What's New

CPSMA is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to join our team of Education Executives on a seconded basis. Please see below Advertisement and Application form.   Education Executive Secondment Ad – Job Description September 2023 Application Form for Education Executive- September 2023Read More →

CPSMA National Art Competition 2023 Winners!

20th April 2023 | News, What's New

Once again the creativity and artistic talent of primary school children has shone through. Thousands of entries from children right across Ireland were submitted in the annual CPSMA National Art Competition. From Kilkenny to Kilalla, from West Cork to Donegal schools gathered the creative talent of the children to produce a wealth of stunning art […]Read More →


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CPSMA will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th April 2023.  During these days our office will be closed . However, If you have a urgent query you can call or text us on our emergency work number 0860358033 and an advisor will contact you.  Our office will be back […]Read More →

CPSMA March 2023 Newsletter

29th March 2023 | News, What's New

CPSMA March 2023 Newsletter is available now for download. Topics covered include New Primary Curriculum Framework Free Primary School Books Scheme Panel Matters Easter Prayer Protected Disclosures Policy Frequently Asked Questions Report of Education Needs for the purpose of Assessment of Need (Disability Act 2005) Health and Safety Inspections in Primary Schools 2023 Summer Programmes […]Read More →

CPSMA Art Competition 2023

23rd March 2023 | News, What's New

    Art Competition Info 2023 Entry_Form Art CompetitionRead More →

Podcast and Supports – Circular 0006/2023 Staffing Arrangements

21st February 2023 | News

As a response to the recent publication of the Staffing Circular 0006/2023, we have developed a podcast in relation to the staffing arrangement considerations for the coming school year. You can access the podcast here In addition, the following supports are also available: Department of Education Circular 0006/2023 and associated documents A 10 minute podcast […]Read More →

Podcast – Completion of Report of Education Need: Considerations for Schools

2nd February 2023 | News, What's New

Guidance on the completion of the Report of Education Need has been published by the Department of Education. To assist schools, we have created a 20 minute podcast on the school’s role in the process. We discuss: – The Assessment of Need process and the new role of the school in it What is expected […]Read More →

University of Notre Dame Emerging Leaders Programme Open for Applications

16th January 2023 | News, What's New

The Emerging Leaders Programme is a one year, part time course run by the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. The focus of the Emerging Leaders Programme is on the areas of instructional leadership, executive management, school culture and integrated leadership. Applications are now open for primary principals, deputy principals and teachers in […]Read More →

CPSMA December 2022 Newsletter

13th December 2022 | News, What's New

The CPSMA December 2022 Newsletter is now available. Click here to download Read More →

Podcast on the Annual Child Safeguarding Statement Review

21st November 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA recently spoke with the Inspectorate in relation to the completion of the annual Child Safeguarding Statement review. The following podcast and additional resources should assist schools in its completion. Podcast (15 mins) CPSMA Child Safeguarding Statement Review Podcast Additional Resources Referenced Additional CPSMA child protection webinars & podcasts for DLP/ DDLP & board members […]Read More →

CPSMA October 2022 Newsletter

27th October 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA October 2022 Newsletter can be downloaded here   It features the following topics School Secretaries Recruitment Substitution POR Guardianship Mí na Samhna Exemption from Irish Ukrainian Students Child Protection Admissions Coiste Gaeilge CPSMA School Building Projects Inspections November CSW resources Board of Management School Self -Evaluation ISSN Climate and Nature Summit 2022 Circulars Employment […]Read More →

November 2022- Catholic Schools Week Resources and Mí na Samhna 2022- Mí na Marbh- Achmainn CSW 2023

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November 2022- Catholic Schools Week Resources–CSW2023 Mí na Samhna 2022- Mí na Marbh- Achmainn CSW 2023Read More →

CPSMA Budget 2023 Statement

28th September 2022 | News

Free Primary Education Now Achievable – CPSMA welcomes budget cash injection for primary  and special schools Catholic Primary School Management Association (CPSMA) welcomes the funding increase of €0.4 billion for primary and special education secured by Minister Foley as a critical cash injection for struggling schools and as a welcome first step on the road […]Read More →

CPSMA Teacher Vacancy Survey Thanks

26th September 2022 | News, What's New

CPSMA would like to thank all our members who contributed to the recent teacher vacancy survey in the past few days. With over 900 surveys completed, the survey paints a comprehensive picture of the current needs schools in relation to staffing. We aim to bring this data to the Department of Education to highlight the […]Read More →

NCCA Posts

15th September 2022 | News, What's New

NCCA is recruiting for 3 Education Officer Posts. Please click on the relevant links below   Geography (primary) and History (primary)  Special Educational Needs (cross-sectoral).Read More →

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