PDST are offering new RSE full-day seminars this term. The focus of the seminar will be primarily on teaching the sensitive elements of RSE from Infants to Sixth class, in the context of Social, Personal and Health Education. The course will be experiential and practical in its approach. 


 The seminar will include:

  • An overview of RSE as a core component of SPHE

  • The role and function of an RSE policy

  •  Methodologies for teaching RSE 

  •  Creating a safe classroom environment


 Participants are asked to bring along their own copies of the four RSE books entitled “Resource Materials for Relationships & Sexuality Education”, which are available to download from http://www.pdst.ie/node/811  or purchase from https://www.laoisedcentre.ie/pdstpublications/


 One or two teachers per school are invited to attend this seminar. The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required. The groups will be limited to 24 participants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


Register to attend this seminar at www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking


 Or click on this link: https://pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=RSE&subject=Health%20%26%20Wellbeing&ec_name=All&sector=Primary




Event Date 02-05-2019 9:15 am
Event End Date 02-05-2019 3:15 pm
Capacity 24
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre


Date / Time:  Thurs 9th May from 4pm-5.30pm

Facilitator:  Paul Brerton

Science Culture Ireland is holding a free information evening for primary teachers and principals on how to make teaching Science so much easier for both teacher and the student.

The workshop will show how to save time, reduce stress and increase confidence in teaching Science.  All this while raising the quality of your science lessons.

It also easily links all strands of the science curriculum together and makes better sense of abstract topics such as magnetism, gravity, sound, electricity, solids liquids and gases in a fun and interesting way.

This workshop will give you a clear understanding on how nature works and how to apply it to your existing lesson. The approach is a “one size fits all” super tool that will not require any major changes, but will change your understanding of science and the natural world.

Event Date 09-05-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 09-05-2019 5:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 21
Cut off date 08-05-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Date:         Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (NO sub cover provided)

Time:         10am-3pm

Venue:        Kildare Education Centre

Facilitators: Terry Callaghan and Ciara Hogan

As part of the National Literacy Strategy, NEPS have developed a new on-line resource for use by teachers in Irish primary schools.
The Balanced Approach to Literacy Development in the Early Years draws on international research, evidence based practice and samples of that practice in Irish primary schools to give a coherent and comprehensive guide to teachers. It is also aligned with the new Primary Language Curriculum.
This is a resource that can be used by class teachers working with children from Junior Infants to First Class. It may also be helpful to schools who have identified the need to improve reading standards as part of the school-self-evaluation process.   Some schools may also like to use the resource to support the work of a professional learning community focusing on literacy.
This resource contains:
 - Suggestions for developing practice
 - Supporting resources and materials
 - 32 short video clips of best practice in action showing teachers and children in Irish classrooms
 - Summary of research evidence practice in action

Event Date 22-05-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 22-05-2019 3:00 pm
Capacity 24
Registered 3
Cut off date 20-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre
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