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Employee Assistance Service (EAS) Digital Wellbeing Series and Digital Gym

26th January 2021 | News, What's New

In conjunction with the Department of Education, Spectrum are launching  Digital Wellbeing Series and Digital Gym for the school community. This service is coming online from February 1st, and will be streamed through the Wellbeing Together Online Portal (Desktop version). Please see below, reminder details on how to sign up or log in to the Wellbeing […]Read More →

Partial School Reopening and Return to School Document Repository

17th January 2021 | News, What's New

The most recent letter from the Minister of Education in relation to interim measures for a  partial reopening of school and all other education circulars, information notes, guidance and declaration forms relating to the return to school in September 2020 for primary and special education are available together at the following link https://www.cpsma.ie/return to school […]Read More →

DES Statement – 14 January, 2021 – Statement from Ministers Foley and Madigan on planning for return of in-person learning at primary level

14th January 2021 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and skills have issued the following Statement from Ministers Foley and Madigan on planning for return of in-person learning at primary level. https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2021-press-releases/PR21-01-14.html Engagement with the Department of Education is ongoing to address the concerns of stakeholders, with a view to reopening special schools and special classes as soon as possible. […]Read More →

Reopening of Special Schools and Special Classes Deferred

8th January 2021 | News, What's New

The Minister for Education has confirmed that special schools and special classes in mainstream schools will not reopen from Monday the 11th of January 2020. We will update you as more information becomes available. The full Department of Education press release is available here https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2021-press-releases/PR21-01-07.htmlRead More →

Press Release – Ministers Foley and Madigan provide further detail of in-school and remote learning provision during the periods of School Closure

7th January 2021 | News, What's New

Press Release – Ministers Foley and Madigan provide further detail of in-school and remote learning provision during the periods of School Closure  Read More →

Supporting Pupils with Distance Learning

6th January 2021 | News, What's New

  Supporting Pupils with Distance Learning Please find below information which may be of benefit to schools to support distance learning with pupils during the most recent Covid-19 school building closure   Communication Platforms to Support Distance Learning https://www.pdst.ie/DistanceLearning PDST has curated a page with information on various digital platforms in one location, which schools […]Read More →

December Newsletter

14th December 2020 | News, What's New

The CPSMA December Newsletter includes the following topics: Click here to View/ Download CPSMA Training Supplementary Redeployment Panel for 2021/22 school year Child Protection Communication/Teaching & Learning Platform Recording and reporting COVID-19 primary pupil related absences Student placement update Ventilation in schools Collaboration with parents in primary schools CPSMA COVID-19 resources Information on copyright Arrangements […]Read More →

Primary School’s Grant Schedule 2020/2021

10th December 2020 | News, What's New

Please click on the image to download the Primary School’s Grant Schedule 2020/2021Read More →

Guidance Regarding Motion Picture Licensing

9th December 2020 | News, What's New

Motion Picture Licensing When a motion picture (including videos, DVDs, downloads from the internet etc.) is shown in a school a motion picture licence may be required. For example if the school shows motion pictures for entertainment purposes it will be necessary to obtain a public performance licence from the Motion Picture Licensing Company (www.mplc.ie) […]Read More →

Celebration of St Colmcille

27th November 2020 | News, What's New

The 7th of December 2020 marks the beginning of a year of celebrations to mark the life and legacy of St Colmcille/Columba, 1500 years after his birth at Gartan in Co Donegal. The Colmcille 1500 Committee of the Raphoe Diocese invites schools in Ireland, Scotland and beyond , especially those named after St Colmcille/Columba, to […]Read More →

Board of Management Training Webinars

24th November 2020 | News, What's New

CPSMA has prepared a number of training webinars to support Boards of Management in their important role. At a time when face to face training is not possible, we hope that this series of webinars will be of assistance to you. The first three webinars are available below :              […]Read More →

Catholic Schools Partnership Prayer Resource for Boards

13th November 2020 | News, What's New

CSP Note to Boards CSP Prayer Resource 2020Read More →

Uses of 72 Hours by SNA-Circular 71/2011

12th November 2020 | News, What's New

Please click here to view letter received from the Department of Education and Skills (DES) In relation to the use of the 72 hours by SNAs under the provisions of DES Circular 71/2011, the content of which you will note.Read More →

Admission Policy Guidance Notes and Templates

21st October 2020 | News, What's New

Guidance Note on the use of CPSMA template Admission Documents Final   Template Letter of offer of admission Junior Infants. inc Acceptance Form Template Letter of offer of admission inc Acceptance Form Other Template Letter of non offer of admission Other Template Letter of non offer of admission Junior Infants Template Application for Admission Other […]Read More →

Newsletter No 61 – October 2020

20th October 2020 | News, What's New

CPSMA Newsletter no 61 October 2020 is available for Download here See below list of contents covered in this months publication CPSMA COVID – 19  Documents School Admissions Appeals under Section 29 of the Education Act 1998 Renewal of CPSMA Membership Recruitment Parental leave/Carer’s leave Board Meetings Substitutes Transition Year Students Student Teacher School Placements […]Read More →

CPSMA School Pathway for Covid-19 Webinar Segments

28th September 2020 | News, What's New

CPSMA School Pathway for Covid-19 Webinar Segments       ​ Segment 1 – Operation of Schools Pathway for Covid-19 from public health perspective (Main Presentation)   Segment 2 – HSE recognition of school efforts to ensure safe reopening for the current school year    Segment 3 – Arrangements for communication from the HSE to the […]Read More →

DE Schools Public Health Pathway Documents

25th September 2020 | News, What's New

The Department of Education has published a number of documents relating to the Public Health Pathway for Covid-19 in schools, including Cover Letter Schools Communication Pack English Cover Letter Schools Communication Pack Gaeilge COVID19 Schools Community Testing Pathway FAQ for Schools Cosan Tastala COVID19 do Phobail Scoile Ceisteanna Coitianta Do Scoileanna Copy of Schools Community […]Read More →

Schools Pathway for Covid-19: a webinar hosted by CPSMA

21st September 2020 | News, What's New

On Thursday 17th September 2020, CPSMA hosted a webinar with Dr. Kevin Kelleher, Assistant National Director of Public Health, HSE, and a member of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) and Dr. Abigail Collins, Consultant in Public Health Medicine with HSE. The objective of the webinar was to provide our members with an insight into the operation […]Read More →

Updated – Reopening Our Schools FAQs 11.09.2020

11th September 2020 | News, What's New

Please see below updated FAQs on Reopening Our Schools – 11.09.2020 Reopening our schools FAQs Published 11_09_2020Read More →

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