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Continuing School Administration & CPSMA Guidance on Remote BoM Meetings

2nd April 2020 | News, What's New

CPSMA Guidance Note on Remote Meetings and DES Important Information regarding School Administration Dear Member, Please click here to read  DES information note important information regarding the various school administrative issues during this time.  The information note relates to school buildings, ongoing administration, holding board of management meetings remotely, Section 29 appeals, counting of days […]Read More →

Circular 27/2020 and CPSMA Guidance Note in relation to Temporary assignment arrangements for certain staff in the Education and Training sector

1st April 2020 | News, What's New

Circular 27/2020 CPSMA Guidance Note in relation to Temporary assignment arrangements for certain staff in the education and training sector CPSMA Template letter/email to SNAs re Temporary_ Reassignment under Circular 0027/2020 HSE Temporary Assignment of SNA Briefing Document 0027_2020 DES Updated FAQ Documents on Temporary Re-assignment Arrangements CPSMA_Template_letter/email_for_DES paid Ancillary Staff_re_Temp_Reassignment under Circular 0027/2020 7th […]Read More →

School Meals Scheme Updated Guidance

30th March 2020 | News, What's New

School Meals Scheme Updated Guidance Please find below, the most recent correspondence to schools from the Social Inclusion Unit of the Department of Education and Skills in relation to the School Meals Scheme. All other previous Guidance is below. Dear Principal, The Department has been made aware that issues arose last week in An Post […]Read More →

Supporting Pupils with Distance Learning

20th March 2020 | 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 Covid-19   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 may wish to consider when exploring […]Read More →

Note on Payment of Teachers

13th March 2020 | News, What's New

Payroll Div Arrangements for payment of salary pensionRead More →

Postponed Training and CPSMA AGM

11th March 2020 | News, What's New

  Due to ongoing concerns in relation to the containment of Covid-19, the Board of Directors of CPSMA has taken the decision to suspend all planned training events and our Annual General Meeting  until further notice. We appreciate the inconvenience that this decision will cause, but please be assured that the decision was taken in […]Read More →

Updated letter from CMO to all schools

3rd March 2020 | News, What's New

Dear all,  Further to our correspondence this morning, we would like to direct your attention to an updated letter (see link below) issued to all schools this afternoon by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Tony Holohan, addressing the recent school closure as a result of the confirmed Covid-19 case.  Chief Medical Officer advice for parents […]Read More →

Chief Medical Officer advice to parents and schools

2nd March 2020 | News, What's New

Chief Medical Officer advice to parents and schools. https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html#4    Read More →

Information for schools on the Coronavirus

28th February 2020 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools on Covid-19. This has been provided by the Department of Health and HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team. Public health doctors are available to liaise with schools and advise on precautions if staff and/or students […]Read More →

Vacancy – Education Executive

21st January 2020 | News, What's New

CPSMA wishes to appoint an Education Executive. The appointment will be made by the Board of Directors following an open, public competition. CPSMA is an equal opportunities employer. Please click on the below links for full Job Specification and Application Form. The advertisement can also be viewed on www.educationposts.ie   CPSMA Education Executive – Full […]Read More →

Information Note TTC 001/2019- Changes to the Career Break Scheme for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools – 2019/20 School Year

22nd November 2019 | News, What's New

Information Note TTC 001/2019  titled “Changes to the Career Break Scheme for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools – 2019/20 School Year” has been published on the Department’s websiteRead More →

Board of Governance Calendar 2019-2020

7th November 2019 | News, What's New

Board of Governance CalendarRead More →

Budget 2020 – CPSMA Press Release

9th October 2019 | News, What's New

Paschal still picking the pockets of prudent schools “If Irish Primary Schools had the annual overspend from Health we would have the best primary school system in the world.”   Seamus Mulconry, General Secretary of CPSMA (Catholic Primary School Management Association), welcomed the increased investment by Minister McHugh in the primary sector in particular the […]Read More →

BOM 2019-2023 New Governance Manual & Parent Nomination/Election Templates

30th September 2019 | News, What's New

The new Board of Management 2019-2023 Governance Manual has been issued for the new board term. Template letters for the nomination/election of parent nominees have been updated by CPSMA in line with the new Governance Manual. Links to both are available for members below. Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019-2023 CPSMA Template Letters for nomination/election […]Read More →

Catholic Schools Week 2020

16th September 2019 | News, What's New

Catholic Schools Week 2020 will be held this coming January from Sunday 26 January to Sunday 2 February. There will also be, as is now well established, a November moment. The November and January resources for schools will be available online shortly and can be downloaded from the Catholic Schools Partnership site. Hardcopy Posters and […]Read More →

NABMSE Behaviour Support Training In September.

17th July 2019 | News, What's New

Dear Member NABMSE are organising Behaviour Support training in co-operation with IPPN and NAPD in three venues this September. This training will address and offer practical solutions to the professional, legal and ethical issues in relation to supporting pupils/students who have behaviours of concern. The training will be provided by Martha Mc Ginn of the […]Read More →

Symposium on Small Schools – 26th June 2019

27th June 2019 | News, What's New

CPSMA represented our member schools at the recent Symposium on Small Schools, held on Wednesday 26th June 2019. The Symposium was attended by the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., and also the Minister for Community and Rural Development, Michael Ring T.D. The recent press release from the Department of Education and Skills […]Read More →

Vacancy – Development and Training Executive

20th June 2019 | News, What's New

CPSMA invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of Development and Training Executive. For further information, job specification and method of application please click on the links below: Job specification – Development and Training Executive Application Form – CPSMA Development and Training Executive Closing date and time: 5pm, Monday 8th July, […]Read More →

World Communications Day 2019

30th May 2019 | News, What's New

World Communications Day is a worldwide celebration originally promoted in 1963, during the Second Vatican Council, with the publication of Inter Mirifica (Amongst the Wonderful) on the media of social communications.  WCD is marked annually on the Sunday before Pentecost Sunday, Ascension Sunday, which this year falls on 2 June.  The full text of the […]Read More →

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