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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

Schools

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
E. education@galwaydiocese.ie

Contact details for primary schools in the Galway diocese are here. (Last update February 2021.)
Contact details for post-primary schools in the Galway diocese are here.


Click on any heading below to bring you to that section:

• Current Covid-19 information

• Confession and Holy Communion Resources

• Confirmation Resources

• Documents

• Useful websites


CSW2021 imageCatholic Schools Week 2021

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.

CSW2021-Celebrating-CSW2021-in-your-parish.pdf
Celebrating-Catholic-Schools-Week-2021-in-your-parish-IRISH.pdf

CSW2021-Poster-English.pdf
CSW2021-Poster-Irish.pdf
 

Primary

CSW2021-Primary-Flyer-English.pdf
CSW2021-Primary-Flyer-Irish.pdf

CSW2021-Primary-Junior-and-Senior-Infants.pdf
CSW2021-Primary-Junior-and-Senior-Infants-IRISH.pdf

CSW2021-Primary-First-and-Second-Class.pdf
CSW2021-Primary-First-and-Second-Class-IRISH.pdf

CSW2021-Primary-Third-and-Fourth-Class.pdf

CSW2021-Primary-Fifth-and-Sixth-Class.pdf
CSW2021-Primary-Fifth-and-Sixth-Class-IRISH.pdf

 

Post-Primary

CSW2021-Post-Primary-Flyer-English.pdf
CSW2021-Post-Primary-Flyer-Irish.pdf

CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Monday.pdf
CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Monday-IRISH.pdf

CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Tuesday.pdf
CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Tuesday-IRISH.pdf

CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Wednesday.pdf
CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Wednesday-IRISH.pdf

CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Thursday.pdf
CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Thursday-IRISH.pdf

CSW2021-Post-Primary-Resource-Friday.pdf
CSW2021-Post-Primary-Friday-Resource-IRISH.pdf

CSW-2021-Monday-power-point.pptx
CSW2021-Monday-Power-Point-IRISH.pptx

CSW2021-Tuesday-power-point.pptx
CSW2021-Tuesday-Power-Point-IRISH.pptx

CSW2021-Wednesday-power-point.pptx
CSW2021-Wednesday-Power-Point-IRISH.pptx

CSW2021-Thursday-power-point.pptx

CSW2021-Friday-power-point.pptx
CSW2021-Friday-Power-Point-IRISH.pptx


Current Covid-19 information

Level 5 restrictions apply until at least the end of January 2021. Click here for current government information.

schools-closed text on blackboard backgroundSchools 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.

CPSMA Guidance Note on holding face-to-face interviews during the Covid-19 pandemic

CPSMA Guidance Note in relation to conducting interviews using video-conferencing technology


Documents

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.


Confession & Holy Communion Resources

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.


Confirmation Resources

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.


Useful websites
 

Catholic Schools Partnership logowww.catholicschools.ie

 

CPSMA logowww.cpsma.ie

 

Ceist logowww.ceist.ie

 

Le Chéile logolecheiletrust.ie