The theme for this year's Congress is "Sing a New Song!" These words are taken from Psalm 96. Pope Francis encourages teachers to think of new ways to make religious education attractive to students.
A data protection website for schools has been developed by the primary and post-primary management bodies with the assistance of the Department of Education and Skills.
Primary schools are required to complete the Statistics Form for the school year 2014 -2015.
The Statement of Receipts and Payments from 1 September 2013 - 31 August 2014 inclusive is set out as an Excel Spreadsheet. The form together with the accompanying guidelines should be sent to your accountant.
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.