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Job Opportunity with Music Generation

Established in 2010, Music Generation’s ambition is to transform the lives of children and young people through local access to high-quality, subsidised performance music education. Music Generation has recently embarked on a new phase of expansion into 9 new areas of the country, building towards nationwide rollout by 2022.

This new role at the Music Generation National Development Office presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional who combines strong expertise in music development and management with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, initiative, and determination for results.

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Arts in Education Portal National Day Programme Saturday 21st April 2018 Maynooth University

The Arts in Education Portal National Day is funded by the Department of Education and Skills with additional support from Creative Ireland.

The Portal’s aim is to continue building a community of practice within arts and education, and providing a space where both artists and teachers can be supported and inspired.

Please see PDF attached for full Programme.

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Schools Excellence Fund - Creative Clusters

Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (ATECI).

What is a Creative Cluster?

A Creative Cluster will typically consist of between three and five schools collaborating on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative arts and creative learning project which supports them to address a common issue or challenge. For more information please refer to Guidelines:

(This is a DES link and safe to open)

Applications can be submitted by the deadline of 11 May 2018 to the Education Centre, Tralee FAO Máire Vieux. Detailed information on Creative Clusters and how to apply can be found at:


If my school has applied to the Arts Council to be a Creative School can we also apply to the Creative Clusters initiative?

You are eligible to apply to both initiatives; however, in the event that your application to Creative Schools is successful you will not be eligible to also participate in the Creative Cluster Initiative. This is in order to ensure that as broad a range of schools as possible receive support to develop their capacity in the area of the arts and creativity.

Is there a connection between Creative Schools and Creative Clusters?

Yes. Creative Schools and Creative Clusters are both important initiatives of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme.

Health & Well Being for Teaching Principals

A Collaboration between PDST Leadership and Health & Wellbeing Teams

Facilitators: Margaret Foley and Laura Horgan

Date: Friday, May 4th 2018
4 -6 p.m.
The Education Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry.      

This workshop aims to provide practical tools and strategies which will support Teaching Principals in their role as school leaders. It will incorporate ideas on how best to manage themselves in an increasingly challenging work environment, while balancing this with the primary function of providing quality teaching and learning in the classroom.                          

It will offer practical advice on:

  • time management
  • prioritising
  • distributing responsibility

Physical Literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills - Day 2



If you have any queries about your online booking or updating your school roll number, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This seminar is limited to two teachers per school registering on the PDST online booking system.

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When you visit the site for the first time you will be asked to register (green highlighted box) this involves entering your surname, date of birth (follow the order for the DOB using the drop down menu, click on month, then year, then date) and Teaching Council number. The site will cross-reference your details with the Teaching Council register. If a teacher tries to log in with different details (e.g. use of maiden name instead of marriage name; Irish version of a surname), the system will not recognise it as it is not compatible with the details on the Teaching Council register.  Please ensure that the details you enter are exactly as they appear on the register.  You can consult the Teaching Council Register at : to search for your exact details.

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