Our annual conference will be a half-day event held on Saturday November 25th in the Mullingar Park Hotel. It will be a special occasion as An Foras Pátrúnachta marks the beginning of our 25th year with a presentation to each of our 71 schools. We will also capture the event on camera with each Principal, Chairperson & Patron Representative and this will make up an integral part of our book celebrating our anniversary. There will also be a special session for Chairpersons and Patron Representatives focusing on solving challenges relevant to them.
This year’s theme is ‘from bilingualism to multilingualism’. The theme focuses around one of the current demands of us as educators. Ireland needs a multilingual workforce, in view of Brexit more than ever. An Foras Pátrúnachta are industry leaders in education in this area with 100% of our schools already experienced with successfully running the full-immersion education model. We are delighted this international experts will be present and speaking on CLIL (Content & language integrated learning), an extremely successful method used across Europe and beyond for language acquisition in several languages together.
We intend for CLIL to be implemented in our schools in the upcoming years.
Our very successful art competition is back & based on the theme of this years Conference. Click on the image for all information.