The Education Secretariat supports Catholic schools, parents and parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Current Issues

Panel 2014

1 September 2014

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Statistics Form 2014 - 2015

Primary schools are required to complete the Statistics Form for the school year 2014 -2015.

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Revised Application Form for Garda Vetting

On March 31st 2014 the Minister for Justice and Equality implemented an administrative filter to be applied to all Garda Vetting applications. The purpose of this filter is to allow a more balanced, relevant and proportionate approach to Garda Vetting. This means that only certain convictions will be disclosed through the Garda Vetting process. In line with this administrative filter a revised Garda Vetting form must now be used for all future vetting applications. It is appreciated that there are a number of ‘old format’ vetting forms in circulation, however applications in ‘old format’ cannot be submitted after 23rd June.

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Substance Abuse - Programmes for Confirmation classes

The Irish Bishops' Drugs Initiative has prepared a number of programmes as part of its pastoral response to substance abuse. These programmes are offered to parishes and schools around the time of Confirmation.

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Masters in Religious Education

This Masters Programme is jointly hosted by the Mater Dei Institute of Education and St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, both colleges of DCU, the awarding body. The programme focuses on RE and Catechetics in respect of the child of primary school age.

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Masters in Christian Leadership in Education

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and Marino Institute of Education, Dublin offer a Masters in Christian Leadership in Education taught on both campuses.

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