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The Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile

Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned.

The purpose of this full day professional development will be to:
•explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands
•begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum
•consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum

Farm Safety - Schools Out, Five Farm Safety a Big Shout!

Please find a link to the Primary Schools e-learning Leaflet which has Keep Safe Online Courses for Primary Schools
(Keep Safe on the Farm, Keep Safe around Electricity, Keep Safe - Screens and Keypads and Keep Safe at School)

Resources for Gaelscoileanna/ Scoileanna Gaeltacht for the teaching of Irish Language and the teaching of Maths through Irish

Please note you will need Adobe Acrobat to complete the Application Forms

VSO Ireland

VSO Ireland is a development organisation that works through volunteers in 24 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. About a third of Irish VSO volunteers work on education programmes at community, district and national level – they train teachers, develop inspection plans, work up curricula and influence governments to improve schooling for children. Last year, VSO volunteers worked with 140 partners globally to train a total of 78,000 educators and reach 922,000 children and adults.
If you’re feeling stuck in a rut or would like a new challenge overseas, the benefits of volunteering are endless. Not only do you have the opportunity to contribute to sustainable change and better the lives of marginalised children, you can also benefit from skills exchange and leadership opportunities that may not be available to you in Ireland. It’s no wonder so many volunteers extend their placements or are keen to go abroad again with VSO soon after they return home.
All costs, including return flights, accommodation, medical insurance and vaccinations, are covered and an in-country volunteer allowance is also provided. The VSO Ireland team are there to support you each step of the way and ensure you have a truly life-changing experience.
If you’re a Primary Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Inspection Advisor or Education Manager, VSO Ireland wants to hear from you! Visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about current vacancies.


Donegal Education Centre,
Floor 2/3, Pier 1,
Quay Street
Donegal Town
Co. Donegal

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Floor 2/3, Pier 1, Quay Street, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.