CPR 4 Schools (Post Primary)

Sadly, in Ireland every year 5000 people die from sudden Cardiac Arrest, over 70% of these cardiac arrests happen in the home in front of a loved one. By starting CPR, you can double the person’s chances of survival. If we train all post primary school students annually over the next number of years, everyone will have learned CPR in Ireland. This simple programme can really make the difference between life and death.

What happens at the workshop?

  • Our expert CPR 4 Schools team will deliver a two-hour workshop
  • By the end of the course, teachers will learn how to perform CPR
  • Teachers will develop skills to pass on this curriculum based programme to their students in just 40 minutes

What happens after the workshop?

  • Following completion of the workshop, teachers receive unique log in details to an online portal on our website
  • Lessons plans, instruction training videos, certificates are available online
  • Schools receive a kit for students to practice the skill of CPR on manikins

How much does this cost?

  • This is all free of charge to the school.
  • This programme would cost over €1,000 per school class, with this programme an entire school can receive this lifesaving skill for free.

*Please note that there is no cost to the schools for these workshops or kits. Currently, this programme is only available to Post Primary schools, and two teachers must attend from each school*

 What is the feedback so far?

  • Teachers who have attended the workshop commented that they could not believe how easy this course was to roll out to students.
  • Over 11,000 students and teachers across Ireland have taken part in the programme.
  • 130 schools are running this programme
  • 250 teachers from all subjects

Additional Infomation leaflet

 Workshop Details:
Monaghan Education Centre

Monday 13th November 2017

7 – 9pm

To register two teachers from your school please complete the attached Teacher Nomination Form and return to Monaghan Education Centre. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Invitation to Primary Schools (School Placement)

Dear Principal,

As you will be aware many schools in our catchment area accept student teachers for school placement (teaching practice).  Monaghan Education Centre in conjunction with D.C.U. Institute of Education (formally St Patrick’s Training College) are trying to put in place supports for Principals and teachers to enable then assist the student teachers.  We are organising three workshops over the course of the current academic year.  Details are included in the accompanying flyers.  I hope your school can avail of this support by attending the workshops.  Book your place by contacting Monaghan Education Centre.

Workshop 1: School Placement – A Whole School Approach
Monaghan Education Centre: Mon, 13th Nov 2017  4 – 6pm

Workshop 2: Practical ways to assist Student Teachers on Placement
Monaghan Education Centre: Mon, 19th Feb 2018  4 – 6pm

Workshop 3: Reflect and Review: Improving and Developing
Monaghan Education Centre: Mon, 28th May 2018  4 – 6pm

To book your place at these workshop please contact the centre at 047 74000 or email info@metc.ie 

Teachers’ Conferences in October

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LAI – Literacy Association

5th – 6th October, Marino Institute of Education



FTA – French Teachers’ Association

6th – 7th October, UCC



PPMTA – Music Teachers’ Association

6th – 8th October, Mullingar Park Hotel



ATHE – Home Economics’ Teachers

13th – 14th October, Athlone Springs Hotel



HTAI – History Teachers’ Association

13th – 14th October, Brehon Hotel, Killarney



PEAI – PE Teachers’ Association

13th – 14th October, Portlaoise



ATS – Spanish Teachers’ Association

14th October, Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley



INOTE – English Teachers’ Association

14th October, Hotel Kilkenny



SCA – School Chaplains’ Association

20th – 21st October 2017, Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick



TTA – Technoteachers Association

20th – 21st October 2017, Westgrove Hotel, Clane



ACT – CSPE Teachers

21st October, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick



BSTAI – Business Studies Teachers’ Association

21st October, Lyrath Convention Centre, Kilkenny





Engineers Week: 24th Feb – 2nd March 2018

Save the date! Engineers Week 2018 takes place from 24th February to 2nd March

RDS Primary Science Fair 2018 – Call for Entries

The Call for Entries for the RDS Primary Science Fair 2018 is now open and will close on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The Fair will take place in three locations in 2018:

  • RDS Primary Science Fair Dublin – January 11-13, 2018
  • RDS Primary Science Fair Limerick – January 18-20, 2018
  • RDS Primary Science Fair Belfast – June 6 & 7, 2018

Full details, including an information booklet and the online form, are available at www.rds.ie/primarysciencefair

The RDS Primary Science Fair is a non-competitive exhibition which showcases primary school STEM-related class projects and provides opportunities for students to explore other schools’ projects and explain their class projects to their peers. The RDS Primary Science Fair Limerick and Belfast will also feature an exciting educational entertainment programme for children, families and teachers including large-scale science shows and interactive exhibits.

If you have any questions you can give me or my colleague Emma Tallon a call anytime on 01 240 7990 (ROI) or 0345 2661897 (NI). We look forward to seeing you at the RDS Primary Science Fair 2018!

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