The Education Secretariat supports Catholic schools, parents and parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Current Issues

Panel 2014

There are 14 teachers on the Supplementary Panel. Details have been emailed to schools that notified the Education Secretariat of permanent vacancies.

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Revised Application Form for Garda Vetting

On March 31st 2014 the Minister for Justice and Equality implemented an administrative filter to be applied to all Garda Vetting applications. The purpose of this filter is to allow a more balanced, relevant and proportionate approach to Garda Vetting. This means that only certain convictions will be disclosed through the Garda Vetting process. In line with this administrative filter a revised Garda Vetting form must now be used for all future vetting applications. It is appreciated that there are a number of ‘old format’ vetting forms in circulation, however applications in ‘old format’ cannot be submitted after 23rd June.

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Substance Abuse - Programmes for Confirmation classes

The Irish Bishops' Drugs Initiative has prepared a number of programmes as part of its pastoral response to substance abuse. These programmes are offered to parishes and schools around the time of Confirmation.

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Masters in Religious Education

This Masters Programme is jointly hosted by the Mater Dei Institute of Education and St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, both colleges of DCU, the awarding body. The programme focuses on RE and Catechetics in respect of the child of primary school age.

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Masters in Christian Leadership in Education

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and Marino Institute of Education, Dublin offer a Masters in Christian Leadership in Education taught on both campuses.

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Finance - Statement of Receipts and Payments

The Statement of Receipts and Payments from 1 September 2012 - 31 August 2013 inclusive is set out as an Excel Spreadsheet. The form together with the accompanying guidelines should be sent to your accountant.

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