“Someone Like Me” Art Competition

Congratulations to:

Killeevan N.S. – Overall Winners & Junior County Winners

Bunscoil Lughaidh Naofa – Senior County Winners


Mata sa Rang (Maths Recovery) for Primary Schools 2018

Dates have now been finalised for the roll out of Mata sa Rang (Maths Recovery) 2018

Module 1 Dates: Tuesday, January 23rd, February 6th & 20th, March 6th & 13th 2018

Module 2 Dates: Thursday, January 25th, February 8th & 22nd, March 8th & 15th 2018

All workshop run from 4pm to 7pm.

Please note there are limited places available so we would recommend early booking. Closing date has been extended to Wednesday 20th December 2017.  To book please download the Application Form and submit with the appropriate Fee see below for full detail.

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, 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 equipment and materials, tutor costs, refreshments and support (€300 per teacher for the full pack[1] or €100 per additional teacher[2]) payable to Monaghan Education Centre on application. It is essential that there is access to adequate materials for participating teachers.

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 be over 15 hours, delivered as five 3-hour sessions out of school time.

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

Closing date to apply extended to Wednesday, December 20th 2017. Download Application Form

[1] One full pack is required for the first participant from each school. A full pack includes core textbook, support booklet, and CD as well as key assessment and instructional resources for participation in this module for each of the areas covered.

[2] Each additional teacher from a school will require a basic pack which includes core textbook, booklet, and CD.

NCCA – Coding in the Primary Classroom

The NCCA is looking for primary teachers who are currently coding in their classrooms. If this is you? Are you interested in sharing your coding work with the NCCA? This is an opportunity to meet teachers from other schools who are also using coding, and to learn from each other. The NCCA will share examples of coding on the website ncca.ie as a support to other schools.

Drawing on the work above, Phase 2 (2018) will involve a network of schools piloting different approaches to integrating coding in the primary curriculum. 

If you are interested in sharing your experiences, let the NCCA know by completing a short survey…http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Primary-Education/Primary_Developments/Coding/

“Tá múinteoirí bunscoile atá ag códú ina seomraí ranga faoi láthair á lorg ag an CNCM. Más tusa atá ann? An bhfuil suim agat do chuid oibre i dtaca le códú a roinnt leis an CNCM? Is deis í seo chun bualadh le múinteoirí ó scoileanna eile a bhfuil códú á úsáid acu freisin, agus chun foghlaim óna chéile. Roinnfidh an CNCM samplaí de chódú ar an suíomh gréasáin ncca.ie mar thacaíocht do scoileanna eile. 

Agus í ag tarraingt ar an obair thuas, beidh gréasán scoileanna agus cineálacha éagsúla cur chuige i leith códú a chomhtháthú i gcuraclam na bunscoile á n-úsáid acu ar bhonn píolótach i gceist le Céim 2 (2018). 

Má tá suim agat d’eispéiris a roinnt, cuir an CNCM ar an eolas faoi ach suirbhé gairid a chomhlánú …http://www.ncca.ie/ga/Curaclam-agus-Meas-nacht/Oideachas-Luath-ige-agus-Bunscoile/Oideachas-Bunscoile/For%C3%A1is_sa_Bhunscola%C3%ADocht/Codu-i-mBunscoileanna/

RDS Primary Science Fair January: 11th – 13th 2018

Click HERE for details.

National Induction Programme for Teachers

Important Information for NQTs regarding their registration requirements for the Teaching Council.

  • An NIPT Workshop is a requirement for NQTs in schools who are completing Probation (Primary or PQE (Post Primary).
  • Workshops are not a requirement for NQTs engaging in the Droichead process.
  • However, NQTs participating in Droichead can count this workshop as an Additional Professional Learning Activity, with the agreement of their Professional Support Team in school.
  • If you are teaching in a school with 24 or more classroom teachers (Primary) , or more than 700 pupils (Post-primary) or in a SEN Setting, your only route of Induction is via the Droichead process.

Registration for 2017-18 is now open click HERE for more information and for scheduled Workshop and Droichead Cluster Meetings.

NEW Online Booking System

Monaghan Education Centre has put in place a new online booking system for our courses.

You may be already entered in the system if you have attended courses run by the centre in the past.

Please register by entering all your details in the Register section. If your teaching council no. or email address is already in the system you will be notified.  If this is the case, please enter your email address in the Forgot Password section and press send. You will receive an email with your new password.

You will then be able to login using your email address and new password and you will be able to view and book courses.

Click here to proceed to system.

If you experience any difficulties please do not hesitate to contact the centre at 047 74000