The IPPN, supported by Kildare Education Support Centre, would like to extend an invitation to the next Tánaiste CoP / Primary DEPUTY Principals Support Group Meeting (Online via ZOOM)

Date:          Wednesday 8th December 2021

Time:           4pm-5.30pm

Facilitator:  Maria Tully

Event Date 08-12-2021 4:00 pm
Event End Date 08-12-2021 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 19-11-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 24
Cut off date 07-12-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price FREE
Location ON-LINE

Holiday Stem Activities

This online workshop will demonstrate how Christmas themed STEM activities can support learning, discussion and reflection in the classroom.  

Learn how to: 

·         Design and make Christmas cards that light up with LEDs. 

·         Create a Christmas Animation in Scratch. 

·         Make a Christmas Bauble with the BBC micro:bit. 

Participants will need to be prepared to have their cameras and microphones on to facilitate sharing and collaboration. A second device would be beneficial so you can follow along with the workshop facilitator and fellow participants.  

Tutor:  Niamh Morrin

Event Date 09-12-2021 4:00 pm
Event End Date 09-12-2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-11-2021
Capacity 30
Registered 22
Cut off date 09-12-2021 12:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Location ON-LINE

Kildare Education Support Centre, in collaboration with the IPPN, is offering an online information session for South Kildare Primary Principals. 

The aim of this meeting is to enhance the current provision; to review the need for additional Support Groups and to get your views on the timing, frequency and content of the Support Group/s.

Date:                Monday 13th December 2021 @ 3.30pm

Facilitators:   Bryan Lynch and Eimear Carey

Event Date 13-12-2021 3:30 pm
Event End Date 13-12-2021 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 06-12-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 9
Cut off date 12-12-2021 11:55 pm
Individual Price FREE
Location ON-LINE


Mon 17th & 24th January 2022 from 7pm-9pm

No previous knowledge or experience of SIX BRICKS is required

SIX BRICKS is a pedagogical approach developed by Care for Education in partnership with the LEGO® Foundation.

Six Bricks activities are short, simple exercises, many of which only take a couple of minutes to do. They are not a curriculum but they are designed to support all areas of development in the curriculum. They help to wake up a child’s brain and get them moving, thinking and remembering through playful learning.          

Every child has a set of six bricks, one of each colour (Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Light blue and dark blue). The Teacher, Special Needs Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, etc. can then quickly and easily facilitate an activity at any time. 

Repetition brings about better organization of the brain and the secret of the success of these activities lies in their regular repetition which enables children to consolidate new knowledge. 

Six Bricks activities are in development all the time and there are now hundreds of activities supporting different areas of development/skills e.g. bilateral integration, crossing the mid-line, working memory, inhibitory control, depth perception, numeracy, literacy etc. 

The SIX BRICKS Certificate course covering Levels 1 & 2 is an entry level course. It provides a broad-based knowledge, understanding and live hands-on experience of SIX BRICKS and covers everything participants need to know to feel confident to set up and start using SIX BRICKS in their classrooms or with their groups.

The activities are suitable for all classes across Primary School and can be adapted and scaled up or down depending on the age and stage of the children or groups. 

Training Materials:

1.      Participants will receive a training kit in advance of the course. This will include: a set of SIX BRICKS, laminated two sided Mats - Move and Learn and B Line Mat, 4 x lengths of ribbon, a large foam dice and a peg, a hard copy of a 190-page SIX BRICKS Teachers Activity Book for the SIX BRICKS Mats.

2.      Electronic resources, training manuals etc. will also be provided and participants will have ongoing access post-course to Miriam’s repository of SIX BRICKS resources and support materials.

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Certification: Six Bricks Levels 1 & 2. Full attendance and participation is required to qualify for Certification. Cameras need to be on so that participants can receive guidance and feedback. A laptop is required for the best experience.

Trainer: Miriam O Donoghue, Teacher & Education Consultant. Miriam is currently one of only four SIX BRICKS LEAD TRAINERS in the World endorsed/recognised by Care for Education to deliver training to level 4

Event Date 17-01-2022 7:00 pm
Event End Date 24-01-2022 9:00 pm
Capacity 31
Registered 31
Cut off date 16-01-2022
Individual Price €40.00
Speaker Miriam O Donoghue
Number Hours 4
Location ON-LINE

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration


Monday 17th, 24th & 31st January 2022 from 7pm-9.30pm

Course Fee:  €30.00

Target Group:  Teachers who currently hold or aspire to positions of leadership in post primary schools

This 3-part course will address the following themes:

·        Defining Middle Leadership

·        Models of Leadership and their application

·        Establishing and creating a vision for the role of middle leader

·        Leading teams

·        Planning

·        Managing conflict

·        Preparing for Interviews

The course will have a practical focus and will provide opportunities for participants to engage in discussion and share good practice.

Event Date 17-01-2022 7:00 pm
Event End Date 31-01-2022 9:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registered 3
Cut off date 16-01-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price €30.00
Speaker Harry Freeman, Education Consultant
Number Hours 7.5
Location ON-LINE