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Schools across the world are turning to mindfulness as an antidote for rising stress, emotional dysregulation and attention deficit. School systems that have adopted mindfulness are learning that students and teachers are happier, more focused, emotionally regulated & less affected by stress. 


This 5 week course will give teachers the space to deepen their own mindfulness practice and learn the ways in which mindfulness can be introduced in the classroom to students of various different ages.


Date/s:    Thurs Oct 12th, 19th, 26th & Nov 9th & 16th 2017       


Time:       5.00 p.m. to 7 p.m. (each evening)


Venue:    Co. Wexford Education Centre


Tutor:      Mark Ralph 



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The School Digital Champion programme is designed to  promote hands-on project based learning and increase the use of digital technology. It provides students with an opportunity to take on a specific challenge which primarily uses digital to solve real issues identified within the school, community or local business setting.


The closing date for receipt of applications to the programme has now been extended to 19th October.


Further details, including the application process can be found at .

The decade 2012-2022 is categorised as the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ as it marks the centenary of a number of important historical events and developments that occurred in the period 1912-1922, and which formed a vital role in the formation of modern Ireland. As part of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ commemorations, schools and students at all levels of primary and post-primary schools across Ireland are invited, in the 2017-18 school year, to enter the fifth annual schools’ history competition. 

All entries should principally focus on the 1912-1922 period, or a part of it. The competition is open to all primary and post-primary schools. The project can be submitted by a class, a group of students, or an individual student. Full details, and the template cover sheet for projects, will be available to download at The closing date will be Friday, 23rd March 2018, and prizes will be awarded in May that year. Additional forms, posters and information sheets will also be available in your local education centres (list available at, while answers to some commonly asked practical questions about submitting projects will be provided on Scoilnet ( early in 2018.

For more information, see

Fresh Film Festival encourages and supports young filmmakers aged 7 to 18 to tell their stories through the medium of moving pictures. The closing date for receipt of entries in Fri 26th Jan 2018. Information, resources and application forms for Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year are available at


PDST has a number of full-time secondment opportunities for teachers in the areas of the Primary Language curriculum and Post-Primary leadership, politics & society and computer science. For more details, see