NAPD has developed an extremely active Professional Learning Network (PLN) at Regional level, based on the 9 Regions nationwide. NAPD has a dedicated Regions coordinator. You can get more information about your region by following this site and Twitter account - @NAPDRegion4
Region 4 caters for the needs of members in counties Carlow, Kildare, Laois and Wicklow.
You are hereby invited to the first meeting of 2017
/ 2018 school year of Region 4 of the NAPD.
Long established members and newly appointed principals and deputy
principals are equally welcome. This will be an important meeting to meet up
again and establish new contacts. The
meeting of NAPD Region 4 will take place on
Thursday, September 28th
3.30pm in Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co
We hope that you will be able to join us as we prepare
for what is sure to be another challenging and rewarding year. There has been a great deal of change in
recent months and years and this is showing no signs of abating.
We hope to be joined at the meeting by a NAPD
director Clive Byrne or another representative from NAPD head office.
We expect the meeting to finish by 5.00pm. We have
reserved a number of tables for dinner for those who wish to remain and chat
1.Minutes of last AGM
5.Election of Regional
6.Election of Region 4
Steering Committee - A Principal and Deputy Principal from each of the three
sectors, followed by co-options. This Committee meets briefly to agree who
should be Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary
7.Executive Report from
Regional Representative and Director.
2.15 – 4.15 p.m. Curriculum
Planning and Timetabling Workshop
Ms. Clare Ryan and Mr. Leo Hogan
4.45 – 6.45 p.m. Promoting Student Wellbeing and
Implementing Wellbeing Guidelines from September 2017 onwards
Betty Mc Laughlin, Team Leader, Wellbeing, J.C.T.
8.00 p.m. Dinner
and Social Gathering
Saturday, May 6th:
10.00 a.m. Regional Meeting (Report from President
Cathnia and Director, Clive)
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Implications and Issues Arising from
Appointing New Deputy Principals – Panel Discussion, led by colleagues who
have and / or who are extending the school leadership team
Seamus Bennett, Principal, Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington and Ms. Siobhan Mc
Auley, Principal, Maynooth Community College.
Mr. Rob Halford,
Please Confirm if
Attending by Ticking the Appropriate Box and Return this page and a cheque to:
Mr. Brian Doran, Deputy Principal, St. Kevin’s Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow.
Dinner only: €35
Overnight Bed and Breakfast: €95
IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY APPOINTED 1, 2 OR 3 (!) DEPUTIES PRINCIPALS PLEASE BOOK THEM IN ALSO. THIS WILL BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM AND FOR ALL OF US TO GET TOGETHER AND TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER. AN OVERNIGHT STAY IS REALLY RECOMMENDED
The next meeting of NAPD Region 4 will take
place on Thursday, November 24th at 2.30pm in Keadeen Hotel,
Newbridge, Co Kildare.
Many of us met together as a regional group at
the NAPD conference in Galway a few weeks ago.
It was great to have such a large and diverse group chatting professionally
and relatively informally about current issues.
The diversity and breadth of the group are its strengths. It would be great to maintain those numbers
at our next meet and continue to the support and exchange of views that help sustain
use through the school year.
that you will be able to join us as we reflect back on the opening months of
the school year and look forward to the term ahead. We hope to be joined at the meeting by a
representative from NAPD head office.
Details to be confirmed
We expect the meeting to finish shortly after