Schools queries should be directed to the Diocesan Education Office Co-ordinator:
Mr Patrick Kelly
Pastoral Outreach Centre, Árus de Brún, Newtownsmith, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 565066
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Sunday 24 January – Sunday 31 January 2021. This year's theme is ‘Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith and Resilience’. Resources for schools are available at the catholicschools.ie website. A selection of resources is below.
Level 5 restrictions apply until at least the end of January 2021. Click here for current government information.
Schools are currently closed for all students with remote learning in place.
Youthreach services will resume as scheduled.
The resumption of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme is delayed until 1 February.
August 2020: the Government updated its roadmap for return to schools. Download the Covid-19 Schools Response Plan.
Form 1 (Appendix F) – Patron's Declaration is available as a fillable pdf here.
Download the Department of Education & Skill's Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019–2023.
For the Managerial Authorities of Recognised Primary Schools: Circular 0044/2019 on recruitment/promotion and leadership for registered teachers in recognised primary schools.
A series of three videos, each with an accompanying worksheet, has been produced by iCatholic for the Catechetics Council of the Irish Bishops Conference.
VIDEO 1 below and worksheet 1 here.
VIDEO 2 below and worksheet 2 here.
VIDEO 3 below and worksheet 3 here.
The Council for Catechetics has worked with iCatholic to produce three preparation videos for Confirmation.
The first of them can be viewed below, and an accompanying worksheet is here.
Here is the second video, and its accompanying worksheet is here.
The third and final video is below, and the accompanying worksheet is here.
Please let the diocesan office know the date for which Confirmations have been rescheduled in your parish.
The Confirmations booklet is available for download in English here and in Irish here.
If you wish to customise the booklet for your school you can download an editable file in English here and in Irish here.