Mata sa Rang (Maths Recovery) for Primary Schools 2018/2019

In response to demand, Maths Recovery (Ireland) in conjunction with Monaghan Education Centre invites primary schools who are interested in having teachers trained in Mata sa Rang to apply for inclusion in this programme.

The overall aim of this project is to train teachers in the approaches drawn from the Maths Recovery Programme in order to support in-class approaches to numeracy. In 2018/19, there will be two modules available.

Module 1: The content of this module will be broadly aimed at first class (much of the content is applicable to Infants or second class: Number Words and Numerals; Structuring Number; Early Addition & Subtraction).

Module 2: The content of this module will be broadly aimed at third class (much of the content is applicable to second or fourth class: Conceptual Place Value; Addition & Subtraction to 100 and beyond; Multiplication & Division).

In order to participate in this project schools are requested to commit to the following:

  • Support the teacher to practice instruction/assessments
  • Pay costs of core text and content booklet, print materials, CD, tutor costs, refreshments and support (€200 per teacher) payable to Monaghan Education Centre. Costs will be payable on confirmation of your teacher/s place. See list below of materials included in the cost.

Participating teachers will be expected to:

  • Attend and participate in all training; complete school-based tasks; and complete a reflective journal/brief report.

Training will take place in Monaghan Education Centre and will be over 15 hours, delivered as five 3-hour sessions out of school time. A certificate of completion will be awarded.

If you need clarity on any aspect of the proposed project, please contact me in the centre.

Pack Contents

Application Form (Closing date extended to Friday 21st December 2018)


CRAFTed learning skills for life Programme 2019 (Primary)

Application Deadline 23rd November 2018

CRAFTed learning skills for life

Are you a primary school teacher that would like to engage a professional craftsperson in a Visual Arts Project? The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Monaghan Education Centre have funded residencies available through the CRAFTed Programme, apply now through Monaghan Education Centre.

The CRAFTed programme gives primary school children and teachers an exciting opportunity to stretch, bend and extend their creative margins and learn the skills of various craft disciplines by working with professional craftspeople. Following the success of the CRAFTed programme last year, the 2018 programme involved 77 schools nationwide, including 77 teachers, 70 trained craftspeople and over 2,000 children. Students all over Ireland developed skills by exploring textiles, silver smiting, ceramics, woodwork, animation, willow weaving and fashion design to name a few, all explored through the wider curriculum.

The CRAFTed programme for 2019 is currently being developed.  Primary schools interested in learning more about participating in the programme are encouraged to visit the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s education website and to contact Monaghan Education Centre for information on CRAFTed and an application form.

Deadline for applications 23rd November 2018

To find out more click on the following links:

CRAFTed Schools Information Pack-2019

Crafted Booklet

CRAFTed Applcation Form (Application Deadline 23rd November 2018

CRAFTed is delivered in partnership with the Association of Teachers’ Education Centres of Ireland (ATECI).

To find out more

More Info

About CRAFTed

The Design and Crafts Council of Irelands CRAFTed Programme gives Primary School children and teachers an exciting opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills by working with professional craftspeople in the classroom.

For Teachers

CRAFTed supports teachers in the delivery of the Visual Arts (VA) curriculum and investigates how craft processes can contribute to learning in other subject areas such as Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum.

For Students

CRAFTed provides access to highly skilled craftspeople and gives both teachers and students the opportunity to explore new materials such as clay, fiber and metals.






Digital Learning Framework Seminars

Primary & Post Primary Seminars: Using the Digital Learning Framework (DLF)  to embed Digital Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

Please note: These seminar days are for Primary and Post-Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

The purpose of this seminar is to support and inform school leaders and digital learning teams in applying the new Digital Learning Framework to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

The seminar will:

  • empower and enable school leaders and digital learning teams to effectively embed the use of digital technologies in schools, emphasising a constructivist pedagogical orientation.
  • explore, through the use of the six step process and the sharing of good practice, how the DLF can support the embedding of digital technologies in the school context.
  • raise awareness of the supports PDST and PDST Technology in Education can offer in embedding digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

Seminars can be booked at 

NIPT – NQT Workshops & Droichead Clusters

Registration is now open for the NQT Induction Workshops & Droichead Clusters. Please complete and return the Registration Form 2018-2019

Once you have submitted your registration you can book each workshop/cluster at 

For more information on the NIPT click HERE