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

Current Issues

Main Panel 2015

Circular 05/2015 sets out arrangements for staffing in primary schools for the 2015/16 school year. Friday, 6 March 2015 is the key date for schools to notify the Education Secretariat of any permanent or fixed-term vacancy and to return all redeployment application forms for the Main Panel to the DES. Full details are included in the Circular.

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Ash Wednesday, Lent, St. Patrick's Day, Easter

Resources to support primary and post-primary teachers at this time of the liturgical year.

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Emmanuel Concerts

The Emmanuel Concerts for 2015 took place in the Helix, DCU on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3-5 March. 2,100 secondary school students from 60 Schools from all over the Archdiocese of Dublin performed at these concerts in the Helix.

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Finance - Statement of Receipts and Payments

The Statement of Receipts and Payments from 1 September 2013 - 31 August 2014 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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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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Ember Faith Leadership Programme

What is Ember? The Ember Programme is a faith leadership training programme for students at senior level in secondary schools. The students are trained to become faith leaders in their schools and in some cases they act as mentors for incoming students at Junior Level. This programme is coordinated by the Archdiocese of Dublin Education Secretariat and has been developed in partnership with a number of professionals who engage with young people in a faith capacity. For further information, contact the Post-Primary Diocesan Adviser.

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