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Church of Ireland Centre
All Hallows Campus

Newsletter June 2023

This edition of the Church of Ireland Centre Newsletter provides our schools with updates from the centre. We recently welcomed Róisín O’Sullivan as administrative assistant in the centre and thank her for the work she is doing with us.

We appreciate the support our network of schools give our student teachers in providing placement opportunities and mentoring, and the welcome we receive as placement tutors on our visits.

As we say goodbye to our 4th year students we feature some reports written by current students relating to placement and Erasmus experiences. One of our third year students writes about a youth environmental initiative, which received a standing ovation at the Church of Ireland General Synod.

The RE Cert for teachers has again proved popular this year and the three webinars for schools were well received from all parts of the country. As the newsletter is being completed, the video of the Favourite Spot in our Church is being created. Thanks to all schools who took part in this exciting project.  You can also read about Jacqui’s doctoral research listening to children in primary schools.

We include stories from schools – a growing school in Roscommon, a willow project in Co. Wicklow, a new library in Raheny and Erasmus trips for students from Co. Wexford. As ever, thanks to the schools who share these stories. It is important to talk about the wonderful things that go on in our schools.

There is also a reminder of the process for applying for the BEd course in DCU with the specific track through the programme designed to prepare students to teach in Church of Ireland, Methodist, Presbyterian and Society of Friends schools. Please share this information with those who may be considering this career and pathway.

We also provide advance notice of a CPD event in October which should be of interest to schools. More information will follow in September.

We wish you a very happy and restful summer after all the excitement of sports days, school tours and graduation services.