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Write A Poem 2013/14 - 08-Oct-2013

Write a Poem

Following the tremendous success of the Write A Poem project and publications over the last five years. Navan Education Centre is running this project again in 2013/14 for both primary and post primary pupils

Primary and Post Primary pupils are invited to compose poems around the chosen theme “Wild Imaginings”. Interested teachers are invited to enter their pupils in this poetry project.

Entry into this competition will cost €30 per class teacher as defray some of the costs of the full colour publication of the award winning poems.

Every pupil in the class can submit individual poems on the theme outlined above.

The class entries will then be submitted to a panel of independent adjudicators who will select the winning poems which will be compiled into a book format and published by Navan Education Centre.

All pupils who enter the competition will receive a certificate for their entry. An Awards ceremony will then be held for the winning poems.

Please return the attached application form by Friday 1st of November to receive your competition pack.
Please note that teachers are advised to take copies of their children’s poems as the original poems will not be returned.

Something Fishy 2013/14 - 08-Oct-2013

Following the huge success of the Something Fishy project last year, Navan Education Centre is inviting schools to participate in supervised field trips to a local river to study wild life and water quality.

Around the country last year, classes visited local rivers with fisheries board officers and conducted numerous experiments, sampling water quality, identifying wildlife and judging the overall health of rivers. The Eastern Regional Fisheries Board is offering the same service to a limited number of schools this year through Navan Education Centre.

Additionally, as we are encouraging teachers to use the web site, www.somethingfishy.ie, we are inviting schools to submit a project related to the ‘conservation’ and ‘fishy’ themes within the web sites eight lessons.

There are eight lessons on the web site that support the SESE programme. Teacher support material and information is available on the site as well as the interactive lessons for children. AND THEY ARE ALL FREE!

You are invited to express your interest in taking part in this exciting programme. To do so please complete the attached form and return to Navan Education centre by Friday 25th October 2013.

Library Service - Membership Renewal 2013-14 - 09-Sep-2013

Library Service
Membership Renewal
September 2013 - August 2014

Dear Principal

Please find attached our Library Newsletter and a Membership Application Form to renew your subscription.

If you would like to renew your subscription or take out a new one, please complete the Membership Application Form, attach a cheque for the annual membership fee of €20 and return to the Centre at the above address.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Opening Hours
Mon-Thur 4-5pm
(or by appointment)

Navan Education Centre
Co Meath

Telephone: 046-9067040
Fax: 046-9067065

Email: info@ecnavan.ie
Website: www.ecnavan.ie


1 Classroom Subjects
(information on subjects -Maths, Irish, Geography, Science, Drama, ICT)

2. Classroom Support
(including thinking skills, teaching strategies, mixed abilities, emotional intelligence, behaviours, motivation)

3. Health/Social Skills
(including loss, low self esteem, anxious, obsessed, bullying, social awareness skills, teaching communication skills)

4. Learning Difficulties
(including Dyslexia, special needs, Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, short term memory, reading difficulties, language disorder, teaching gifted children)

5. Music
(including CDs/tapes)

6. Reading/Writing/Language
(including learning to read with nursery rhymes, comprehension books, phonicability games, literacy challenges, teaching spelling, developing literacy, reading

7. Screening/Assessments
(includes maths tests, English tests, assessment profile, Colour Cards, thinking sets – box cards, rubber printing stamps)

8. Teacher Reference
(handbooks, guides, managing poor performers, ,managing challenging people, promoting staff health, Principal Leadership, Remedial Teacher’s Handbook)

9. Post Primary
(SPHE, Junior Cert School Programme, Food Science)

How do I borrow a book from the Navan Education Centre Library?

 Only members are allowed to borrow books from the Library.
 Opening Hours are Mon-Thur 4-5 pm or by appointment by calling the Centre.
 There are 9 sections with a total of over 600 publications.
 Members may review what’s available from the Library either from
o the Library catalogue at NEC Reception
o Library Listing spreadsheet available from web page www.ecnavan.ie (under About Navan EC\Services\Navan Education Centre Library)
 When you have chosen the book/s you would like to see, make request to NEC Reception. The Library Administrator will then bring the book/s to you at Reception where you can review.
 If you then wish to borrow the book/s from the Centre, you will need to give the Library Administrator your name, school, contact number and confirm that your school is a member.
 The book/s will be recorded on the system as loaned out to you and the Library Administrator will advise you of return date (normally two weeks).
 If the book has not been returned by due date you will be contacted by the Library Administrator.
 If a book is lost by a member, they are liable for cost to replace.
 Suggestions for publications to be added to the Library are most welcome!

Navan Education Centre
Co Meath
Telephone: 046-9067040
Fax: 046-9067065
Email: info@ecnavan.ie


School Name

School Address

Principal Name

Roll No.

Tel No.

No of Teachers

I enclose cheque/postal order for €20.00

Erasmus Ambassadors 2013 - 02-Sep-2013

“I now know about Erasmus and it’s an option.” Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, Co Wicklow, Erasmus Ambassadors 2012
Erasmus is an EU programme that allows students at third-level to spend time studying or on work placement in another EU country. Erasmus Ambassadors can give second-level students a first-hand account the experience and why they should think of following in the footsteps of the 32,000 other Irish students who have spent time abroad on Erasmus.
Erasmus Ambassadors can:
Inform parents and students of the study-abroad option on Careers’ night.
“It adds to the cv and distinguishes you from other students” Loreto Abbey Secondary School Dalkey, 2012
Give a first-hand account to Language students of living and studying in a foreign language
“Through Erasmus you can immerse yourself in the culture and have a better understanding of language”. Scoil Mhuire, Convent of Mercy, Longford, 2012
Be a resource for Transition Year or CSPE projects on a European experience.
“A great experience of another culture and the wide world” Gaelcholáiste Reachrann, Domhnach Míde, Baile Átha Cliath, 2012
How to arrange a visit:
• From September to December 2013, your school may contact Kildare Education Centre (tel: 045-530200 / email: office@eckildare.ie) for contact details of Erasmus Ambassadors in your area.
• The school can then arrange a mutually convenient time and date with the speaker.
• As with other outside visits, the visit by an Erasmus Ambassador should support the work of the curriculum. It is a matter for each school authority to decide on the suitability of any proposed visitors and to determine the suitability of the support materials and resources to be used. At no time should the speaker be left in an unsupervised capacity with the student group and the school should ensure that all appropriate measures are in place to ensure the welfare and protection of its pupils.
This pilot project is organised by the Higher Education Authority (the National Agency for Erasmus), in conjunction with the Department of Education & Skills and the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI).
For more information on Erasmus see: www.eurireland.ie.

Ambasadóirí Erasmus – 2013 - 02-Sep-2013

Ambasadóirí Erasmus – 2013
“Tá eolas agam anois ar Erasmus agus is rogha dom é.” Coláiste Bhríde, Carn an Bhua, Co Chill Mhantáin, Ambasadóirí Erasmus 2012
Clár AE is ea Erasmus a thugann deis do dhaltaí ar an triú leibhéal roinnt ama a chaitheamh ag staidéar nó ar shocrúchán oibre i dtír eile de chuid an AE. Is féidir le hAmbasadóirí Erasmus cuntas ar an láthair a thabhairt do dhaltaí dara leibhéal ar a bheith páirteach i gclár Erasmus agus iad a spreagadh chun dul sna sála ar an 32,000 mac léinn Éireannach a bhfuil am caite thar lear acu ar chlár Erasmus.
Féadfaidh Ambasadóirí Erasmus:
A dtaithí ar staidéar thar lear a roinnt ar dhaltaí agus ar thuismitheoirí Oíche na nGairmeacha.
“Is maith é a bheith ar an CV agus tugann sé tús áite duit ar mhic léinn eile” Meánscoil Mhainistir Loreto, Deilginis, 2012
Cuntas a thabhairt do mhic léinn Teangacha ar a bheith ag maireachtáil trí theanga iasachta.
“Trí chlár Erasmus is féidir leat tú féin a thumadh isteach i gcultúr tír eile agus tuiscint den scoth a fháil ar an teanga.” Scoil Mhuire, Clochar na Trócaire, an Longfort, 2012
Bheith ina n-acmhainn don Idirbhliain nó do thionscadal OSSP ar eispéireas Eorpach.
“Taithí iontach ar chultúr eile agus ar an saol mór” Gaelcholáiste Reachrann, Domhnach Míde, Baile Átha Cliath, 2012
Conas cuairt a shocrú:
• Idir Meán Fómhair agus Nollaig 2013, féadfaidh do scoil teagmháil a dhéanamh le hIonad Oideachais Chill Dara (teil. 045-530200 / r-phost: office@eckildare.ie) chun sonraí teagmhála cainteoirí deonacha i do cheantar a fháil.
• Féadfaidh an scoil am agus dáta a oireann don chainteoir agus don scoil a shocrú ansin.
• Dála aon chuairt sheachtrach eile, níor mhór do chuairt an Ambasadóra Erasmus tacú le hobair an churaclaim. Is faoi gach údarás scoile atá sé cinneadh a dhéanamh ar oiriúnacht aon chuairteora bheartaithe agus ar oiriúnacht na n-ábhar tacaíochta agus na n-acmhainní a bheidh in úsáid. Níor cheart cuairteoir a fhágáil ina aonar nó ina haonar riamh le grúpa daltaí agus ba cheart don scoil féachaint chuige go mbíonn gach beart oiriúnach i bhfeidhm chun leas agus cosaint dhaltaí na scoile a chinntiú.
Is é an tÚdarás um Ardoideachas (an Ghníomhaireacht Náisiúnta um Erasmus), i gcomhar leis an Roinn Oideachais & Scileanna agus Cumann na nIonad Múinteoirí/Oideachais in Éirinn (ATECI), atá ag eagrú an tionscnaimh phíolótaigh seo.
Gheofar eolas breise ar Erasmus ag: www.eurireland.ie.

Tionscnamh Ambasadóirí Erasmus – 2013

National Induction Programme Primary & Post Primary 2013/2014 - 19-Jun-2013

Navan Education Centre is currently taking registration for the 2013/2014 National Induction Programme for Primary & Post Primary teachers.
Our application form is available under courses/downloadable forms on our website. All teachers are asked to register with the centre before August 30th 2013 if possible. Please contact the centre for more details.

Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan | Tel: 046 9067040 | Fax: 046 9067065 | Email: info@ecnavan.ie
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