Gathering of Principals to Introduce the New Primary Religious Education Curriculum and the New Religious Education Programme, Grow in Love

The formal in-service of the New Primary Religious Education Curriculum will begin with a gathering of principals in three venues in the diocese in November 2015. The option for principals to be accompanied by another member of staff will be offered. These gatherings will be hosted by Bishop Denis as Patron. They will offer the space to update the leadership of our Catholic Schools on the content and methodology of the new Curriculum, the pedagogy and approach of Grow in Love, to listen to the challenges that they experience in their leadership roles and to enable planning for whole-school in-service of the RE Curriculum that will take place from September – December 2016. In order to help with forward planning the dates and venues are as follows:

  • Thursday 5 November – Mount St Anne’s, Killenard
  • Thursday 12 November – Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow
  • Tuesday   17 November – Osprey Hotel, Naas

The day will begin with coffee at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with lunch at 1:30 p.m. Obviously it will be best if principals can attend the venue in their own areas but should that date prove difficult people are free to attend any of the three venues.

Informal In-service Support for Junior and Senior Infant Teachers using the New Grow in Love Religious Education Programme

An informal in-service support session for Junior and Senior Infant Teachers who are using the new Grow in Love Religious Education programme is now available at the request of individual schools. If your school would like to host a 90 minute In-service session please contact Maeve on 059 9164084 or Once a venue has been established other schools in the locality will be invited to attend. The following sessions are now available

October 13 Holy Child School, Naas 2:15p.m. – 3:45p.m.
October 14 Scoil Naofa Clocha Rince NS 2:30p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 15 Carlow Cathedral Parish Centre 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m
October 19 Scoil Naom Eimhín Naofa, Monasterevin 2:30p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 21 Wolfhill NS, Ballyadams 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
October 22 Scoil Naomh Uilig, Newbridge 2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.
November 9 Presentation Primary, Portarlington 2:00p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
November 10 St Anne’s NS, Ardclough 2:30p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 11 Tullow BNS 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
November 16 Daingean NS 2:30p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 18 Emo NS 3.00p.m. – 4.30p.m.
November 23 Rathangan GNS 2:15p.m. – 3:45p.m.
November 24 Scoil Chóca Naofa, Kilcock 2:15p.m. –  3:45p.m.
November 25 Ballybryan NS, Rhode 2:30p.m. – 4:00p.m
November 26 Caragh NS 2:30p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 30 Sallins NS
December 1 Timahoe NS, Stradbally 2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m


More Information / To Book

Maeve Mahon
Faith Development Services

Cathedral Parish Centre,
College Street, Carlow
Tel: 059-9164084