Monday, May 31, 2021

Launch of AT in Primary Education Course

Dear Colleague,


Monaghan Education Centre have worked closely with Enable Ireland in the development of their new online AT in Primary Education Course.

The course is now live and can be a learning resource for teachers, parents, and SNAs.


I have attached details on how to access the course.



We are delighted to confirm that we launched our AT in Primary Education Course yesterday, as planned. Further details can be found here:


. Of particular note is that this course is available to parents as well as Teachers and Special Needs Assistants.


Thank you for supporting us in the development of this course. We will be working over the summer to develop further modules for launch in September.




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West Cork Education Centre,
The Square,
Co. Cork
Phone: +353 (23) 8856756 / 8856757
Fax: +353 (23) 8856752

Friday, May 28, 2021

Autism Community of Practice

This Community of Practice (CoP) will provide a forum for teachers, SNAs, parents and other practitioners to explore autism and related topics. The CoP is a support network to provide opportunity to learn from each other in terms of research, policy and practice related to autism. 

A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email. 

Registration for Parents: Parents will have to register an account on before booking their place. The parents can choose the 'Parent' option as their registration type when registering.

Date – Thursday 10th of June 2021

Time – 7pm to 8pm

Speakers – Dr Susan Crawford, Dr Mary Houser, Libby Conroy, Sophie Cole.

Cost – Free.

Location – Online Via Zoom.

Bilingual art-based workshop (English and Irish) with Claire Hurley

It is a series of four online bilingual art-based workshops aimed at participants aged 9-13.  They will take place on Wednesday afternoons (4-6pm) and Saturday mornings (10am-12pm) over two weeks, June 9th-19th.

Dates: Wed 9th, Sat 12th, Wed 16th, Sat 19th of June. Participants must be available for all four sessions

During these workshops we will gently reflect on what positive personal experiences may have come out of this unprecedented time of lockdown in Ireland.  Open to boys and girls, the workshops will be bilingual in nature, incorporating Irish words and phrases as much as possible. Descriptions of art materials, some instructions and prompts will be given in Irish, as well as English – to allow for inclusivity.  Participants will be encouraged to use any Irish they have, even one or two words.


– We will use recycled materials that can be found around the home, as much as possible. E.g. newspaper, old magazines, envelopes, cardboard, Easter egg foil, sweet wrappers, glue, scissors etc.

– An additional ‘Fancy Materials Pack’ will be posted out to participants containing extra fancy papers, wool, string and wire, sparkly bits and beads; so everyone can participate without having to purchase extra supplies.

Booking is essential and is done through Eventbrite:

Please register your child for all four dates.

Thanks and kind regards,


Dolores Ní Chathasaigh

Leabharlannaí Feidhmiúcháin | Leabharlann Chontae Chorcaí

Comhairle Contae Chorcaí | Halla an Chontae | Corcaigh | T12 R2NC | Éire

T +353-(0)21 – 428 5609 |

Tairseach na gcustaiméirí:

Friday, May 21, 2021

School Fitness Ireland - Message to Parents

School Fitness Ireland's 2021 Multi Activity Summer Camp!

School Fitness Ireland is trusted by over 300 schools nationwide down to our sheer passion for delivering high quality physical education through fun and fitness

Our camps are designed to improve mobility, balance, co-ordination, flexibility and strength through various fun and popular activities

Like our programmes, our camps are developed by professional coaches using the best equipment under the correct insurance 
All of our fantastic coaches are Garda vetted AND COVID-19 protocol-trained
Don't miss out, Summer camp places are limited! 

For further information and to book visit
School Fitness Ireland
Co. Cork.
P67 AN29
© 2021 School Fitness Ireland

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Céilí in the Kitchen - Cruinniú na nÓg

Céilí in the Kitchen is back again this year to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg. On the 12th of June we're calling on children to gather their families together and have a Céilí in the Kitchen. Anyone can have a Céilí in the Kitchen no matter where you are in the world. Whether you live in Ireland or elsewhere, the city or the countryside, all you need is a kitchen, your family and get ready to have lots of fun!


JOIN CÉILÍ CLUB every MONDAY - THURSDAY 5pm or watch on Playback!


In the meantime, starting today the 17th May, we'll be preparing you with all the tips and tricks to need for your party piece at your own céilí. Join us live at 5pm Monday - Thursday for the next 4 weeks where we'll be teaching you Irish dance steps, songs, drumming, storytelling techniques, lilting, rapping, Irish folklore and traditions and all round Céilí craic! You won't want to miss it. The classes are 20 - 30 minutes long but don't worry if you can't make the live daily class. We'll be recording them and uploading to for you to watch back in your own time. 



Meeting ID: 872 7114 3632
Passcode: ceiliclub

Mondays - Dance & Irish Traditions with Edwina Guckian
Tuesdays - Storytelling & Folklore with Clare Murphy
Wednesdays - Songs & Folklore with Cathy Jordan
Thursdays - Drumming & Céilí craic with Peter Crann

But what is a Céilí in the Kitchen? Years ago, family, friends and neighbours would visit your house and all gather together in the kitchen. They would bring their instruments, dancing shoes and some treats to share with everyone. Gathering around the fire they would tell their news to each other, play music, sing songs, share stories and poems and do lots of dancing, young and old all together. This would go on until the early hours of the morning and was always great fun. That's how everyone learned the songs, steps, stories and tunes. They were passed on from one generation to the next at the céilí in the kitchen.


1.6 million children and their families from across the world took part in Céilí in the Kitchen last year. We hope even more will this year! EVERYONE is welcome to take part.


For more info visit:


Watch the promo video HERE:


Project Producer:

Edwina Guckian

Áirc Damhsa Culture Club

086 1649989

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Cook along with Glena Casey

 Dear All,

Please see below flyer for the next in the series of the very popular Cook Along Zoom sessions with Glena Casey, trained Ballymaloe chef.

Please circulate this to all the families in your school so that they can enjoy this baking treat.
To book a place, please visit

Kind regards,
Chrissie, West Cork Education Centre,

Monday, May 17, 2021

Seachtain na nÓg


Bandon Grammar

Na Leabhráin Eolais seo ar fáil in oifig Ghaelscoil Chionn tSáile. Cuir glaoch má tá cóip crua ag teastáil uait.

Hard copies of this info leaflet available in Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile office. Call the school if you'd like one.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Techkidz Summer Camps - Kinsale

The Techkidz Summer Tech Camp will take place in the Scoil Naomh Eltin - 5th to 9th  July, 10.00am to 12.30pm.


This year is our 21st year running our Multi Activity Technology Camps and we will be teaching Coding, Minecraft, Robotics, Animation, HTML, Word, Roblox, Scratch, Python, Web Design and much more.


All children will learn to improve their basic computer skills and will also get to make their our famous Techkidz Badge, T Shirt and Ruler.


Children will be introduced to Coding and Programming and will have lots of fun creating Animations & Websites and learning Robotics and Computer Languages.


Our Camps are for children of ALL abilities aged 7 to 13 years.

 For more information or to book online –