Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 23rd September 2015
Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick.

A Phríomhoide / Leas-Phríomhoide, a Chara

I trust you enjoyed some time off during the Summer period, and I hope you took a break from the very busy and ever-demanding role you fulfil for your school community.

Please note that bookings for NAPD Conference 2015, which will take place in Galway again this October, are significantly higher than any year to datePlease book a place as soon as possible if you intend going. Details of this are available on

Our Annual General Meeting 2015 will take place on Wednesday, 23rd September in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick.  There will be lunch available from 12:45 pm and the meeting will commence at 2.00 pm.  I am delighted to inform you that Mr. Sean O' Gallagher, Deputy Director of PDST, will also attend and provide an update for members on the supports and services that PDST Technology in Education provides to schools.  Sean is an excellent speaker and we are very fortunate that he has accepted our invitation to address us.
Our AGM will take place at 3.00 pm.

Agenda for Meeting

   Chairpersons Report
   Treasurer's Report
   Meeting of Sectors
   Proposal of Sectorial representatives for Steering Committee
   Election of Officers

A meeting of the regions Steering Committee will take place after the AGM.  Click Here to Register.  
May I take this opportunity to wish you a very successful year in 2015/2016, and I look forward to meeting you on 23rd September, in Adare.

Le meas,
Donncha Ó Treasaigh

Monday, 24 August 2015

Keynote Speaker for NAPD Region 6 AGM

We are delighted to announce that Mr. Sean Gallagher of PDST Technology in Education has agreed to address our members at its annual general meeting in Adare, on 23rd September. 
Lunch will be available from 12:45pm. 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Suggestions for the year ahead!

The Regional Steering Committee of NAPD would like your input into the scheduling of speakers on topics/issues to support you in your busy role.
Please fill in this survey (one question only!!) and we will do all that is possible to source experts and experienced speakers/presenters in the areas that are suggested.

We have several options of presenters as a back-up, but your input would be appreciated also.

Please complete the survey by clicking on this link – CLICK HERE -

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

NAPD Region 6 AGM 2015

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NAPD Region 6 will take place in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick on Wednesday, 23rd September. 
Lunch will be available from 12:45 pm on the day. 

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Centre for School Leadership

Centre for School Leadership Update

Centre for School Leadership (CSL)

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) at second level, and the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) at primary level have entered into a partnership with the Department of Education and Skills to establish the Centre for School Leadership. The CSL will offer a range of supports for aspiring, newly appointed and serving school leaders.

Ms Mary Nihill is the Director and Ms Máire Ní Bhróithe is the Deputy Director for post-primary. Ms Anna-Mai Rooney is the Deputy Director Primary.

Intersting Article in Irish Times

Leaving Cert: Will CAO points go up or down for the course you want?

In 2014 there was a surge in applications for computer science degrees. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The question uppermost in the minds of most Leaving Cert students – and their parents – since the results came out on Wednesday is whether their results will secure them a course from their top choices.


The AGM will be held in the Woodlands Hotel Adare in September