Liam O’Neill, president of the GAA, will be the guest of honour at the An Foras Pátrúnachta Conference which will be held in the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin, this Saturday, March 1st 2014.
An Foras Pátrúnachta, the largest patron of Irish medium schools, has been in operation for the past 20 years and there are currently 67 schools under its patronage.‘Cúram, Cothú agus Ceannaireacht’ will be the theme of this year’s conference.
Anti-bullying measures, the responsibilities of the board of management, legal questions, school ethos, technology and more will be covered on the day.
An Irish language version of a multidenominational handbook for schools will be launched and the winners of the An Foras Pátrúnachta Art Competition will also be announced, a competition which was launched earlier this year.
This event gives principals, chairpersons, teachers, members of boards of management and those working in the Irish medium sector an opportunity to come together and discuss important issues.
Eileen Flynn (education expert), Antoin Delap (solicitor), Terry Allen (education advisor) and Keith Young (technology expert) will each make presentations and be available to answer questions.
Delegates will have the opportunity to look at exhibition stands from Foras na Gaeilge, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, TG4, Allianz, O2, Rith 2014, TEG and more.
Caoimhín Ó hEaghra, General Secretary of An Foras Pátrúnachta said “I am looking forward to Saturday’s conference. We have excellent guest speakers who will share the latest and most important information with schools on education, law technology, bord of management organisation and promoting the ethos of the school.
“Boards and Principals have a responsibility to be up to date on the implications of the many changes which have taken place in the education sector over the past few years.
“The Conference is a excellent opportunity for delegates to get new information and to make links with other schools under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta.”
Tickets cost €30 and can be booked by calling 01 6294110 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org