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CPSMA regret the passing of Reverend Father Gerard McNamara

11th January 2019 | News, What's New

The Board and Secretariat of CPSMA would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of our former General Secretary, Fr Gerard McNamara, who was laid to rest this afternoon. CPSMA extends our sympathies also to the bishops and priests of the Diocese of Limerick, and to the parishioners of Bulgaden-Martinstown parish on […]Read More →

CPSMA represented at Primary Education Forum

20th December 2018 | News, What's New

CPSMA were represented at today’s Primary Education Forum meeting by Education Advisors Fergal Kelly, Paul O’Donnell and Susan Carpenter. The Forum welcomed Minster McHugh’s announcement to re-schedule the introduction of the new Primary Mathematics Curriculum and also, the development of Regulations of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018. Minister McHugh listened to, and demonstrated […]Read More →

CPSMA meeting with Minister McHugh

3rd December 2018 | News, What's New

CPSMA meeting with Minster McHugh – 28th November 2018. On Wednesday 28th November 2018, CPSMA met with Minister McHugh, his advisor and Departmental officials. The meeting was positive. Minister McHugh was well briefed and interested in primary education. He is clearly listening to the concerns of Boards of Management, principals, teachers, parents and pupils. The […]Read More →

Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection Briefing Seminars

27th November 2018 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate have informed us that a series of information sessions on the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model is being organised for school principals at the following Education Centres in January and February 2019.   * Athlone Education Centre:                    Monday, 21st January * Blackrock Education Centre:                Tuesday, 22nd January […]Read More →

Recruitment of Assistant General Secretary

22nd November 2018 | News, Recruitment, What's New

The CPSMA Board of Directors invites applications for Assistant General Secretary. The Assistant General Secretary will assist the General Secretary in leading and developing the Association in order to deliver the strategic objectives of the Association. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive package commensurate with the responsibilities of a member of the senior […]Read More →

Circular 70/2018 – New Leadership & Management Circular

15th November 2018 | News, What's New

The Department of Education and Skills have published circular 70/2018, a new Leadership and Management Circular for primary school. The circular may be accessed by clicking on this link.Read More →

CPSMA submission to NCSE – November 2018

13th November 2018 | News, What's New

CPSMA has recently made a submission to the National Council for Special Education in relation to the powers of the Minister for Education and Skills to compel a school to open a special class. The submission may be accessed by clicking on the link below: CPSMA submission for NCSE – selection of a school for special […]Read More →

04 November, 2018 – DES Update on WBS Building Issues

5th November 2018 | News, What's New

From: https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2018-press-releases/PR18-11-04.html   The Department of Education and Skills has been advised that the implementation of precautionary measures at a total of 22 school buildings remains on schedule for completion this evening. Five teams involving over 250 workers have been on site through the weekend to facilitate the reopening of schools. The implementation of these measures […]Read More →

30 October, 2018 – DES Update on WBS Building Issues

31st October 2018 | News, What's New

From: https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2018-press-releases/PR18-10-30.html   The Department of Education and Skills confirms that onsite work has now commenced on the engineering solutions that will enable the reopening of the ground floors of Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School, St Luke’s National School and Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Lucan after the mid-term break. Work is also commencing at the buildings requiring […]Read More →

29 October, 2018 – DES Update on WBS Building Issues

30th October 2018 | News, What's New

  From: https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2018-press-releases/PR18-10-29A.html   The Department of Education and Skills wishes to provide an update on the programme of structural assessments which have been conducted to date on schools constructed by Western Building Systems. Good progress continues to be made in relation to the programme of structural assessments and the target is to have all […]Read More →

CPSMA Pre Budget 2019 Submission

21st September 2018 | What's New

CPSMA pre budget 2019 SubmissionRead More →

Board of Management Training for Newly Appointed Principals and their Chairpersons – Venue Update

18th September 2018 | What's New

Board of Management Training for Newly Appointed Principals and their Chairpersons – Venue Update      Read More →

Restoration of Capitation Grant Campaign Report

11th September 2018 | News, What's New

Dear Member, As you are aware, CPSMA and the other primary education management bodies have been campaigning over the last number of months, seeking the restoration of the capitation grant to pre-financial crisis levels, i.e. €200 per pupil. The timing of the campaign was to secure political attention to the issue and thereby make it […]Read More →

Vacancy – Secondment position – Schools Management Advisor

13th July 2018 | What's New

CPSMA are currently seeking applications for a seconded Schools Management Advisor.  See below for full details of the post  and Application Form Job desciption – Schools Management Advisor Application Form for Schools Management Advisor                Read More →

Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools on the Island of Ireland

4th July 2018 | News, What's New

Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools on the Island of Ireland https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Recognition-of-Qualifications-web.pdfRead More →

Religious Education and the Framework for Junior Cycle

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Religious Education and the Framework for Junior Cycle https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RE-in-Framework-for-Junior-Cycle-web.pdfRead More →

The Value of Religious Education in our Primary Schools

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The Value of Religious Education in our Primary Schools Response to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) Consultation on a Curriculum in Education about Religions and Beliefs and Ethics https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/The-value-of-RE-in-Primary-Schools_web.pdfRead More →

Religious Education at the heart of our Primary Schools

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Religious Education at the heart of our Primary Schools Response to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) Consultation on Time and Structure in a Primary Curriculum https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/RE-at-the-heart-of-our-Primary-Schools_Web.pdfRead More →

Restoration of Capitation Grants were, yesterday, raised during Leaders’ Questions in Dáil Éireann:

28th June 2018 | News, Press Release, What's New

Restoration of Capitation Grants were, yesterday, raised during Leaders’ Questions in Dáil Éireann: Watch video hereRead More →

Revised Standard Application Forms for Teachers

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Standard-Gaeilge-Application-Form-Teacher-June-2018_NL Standard_Application_Form_Teacher_June-2018_NLRead More →

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