St Louis Secondary School Dundalk Summer Newsletter

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St Louis Secondary School Dundalk celebrating some of the work, successes and achievements of our students and staff since Jan. 2015

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Dominican Griffith Ave., Bringing Their Oratory to New Life

After working hard all through this academic year the students art work has finally come to its fruition. Working whenever they had free time and including after school on a Friday afternoon the school is  proud of their achievements. We hope students and teachers enjoy the tranquillity of our blossom tree. 

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Our students names are Jan Rosales, Hazel Escabarte, Kate Bruton, Rebecca Mulvey, Natalie Chizaza, Caitlin Cooney and Noreen Brizuela

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And the Principal Olive Laffoy is picture with Chaplain: Gearoid McCartney

Maynooth University Certificate Programme in Restorative Practices and Mediation


This Mediation and Restorative Practices programme has been planned with a special emphasis for those who work within the justice system. At level 8 on the National Framework this course is designed to equip the participants with the knowledge and skills to use Restorative Practice in their work.

Topics covered will include:

  • Mediation, theory and practice
  • Restorative Practice theory
  • Restorative approaches to dialogue, culture and change
  • Practical applications of theory
  • Input from practitioners in the field
  • Different applications of Restorative Practice
  • Restorative Circles.

Assessment will be by keeping a Learning Journal, Assignments (Essay, Article Review & Process Recording) and a Proposal for a Restorative Project in an organisation or community.

The course will take place in Maynooth University during

  • Three days in the summer of 2015 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 18th 19th and 20th August 2015
  • Six Saturdays scheduled during the year on the first Saturday of every month,  5th September, 3rd October, 7th November, 2015, the 6th February, 5th March, 2nd April 2016
  • Finishing with three days, 5th, 6th and 7th July 2016

Cost €1,250

This programme is delivered through the Edward M Kennedy Institute in partnership with the School of Adult Education.

Applications to:

RE and Chaplains Clusters 2015


The recent round of RE and Chaplains Cluster Meetings concluded in Avila
Retreat Centre this week.  If you were unable to attend and would like the
resources and receive any further e-mail updates, please forward your e-mail
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Interested in bringing Minecraft to your School? Join a Pilot Scheme


CultureTECH are bringing Minecraft to all secondary schools in Northern Ireland for free. Teachers who are interested in joining a pilot scheme here in the Republic, should contact Niall O'Connor in Le Chéile Secondary School, Tyrrelstown at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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