Tuesday, 12 March 2019

NAPD Pre-Retirement Seminar for Principals and Deputy Principals

For those Principals and/or Deputies who might be considering their retirement prospects during the present school year or indeed in the near future.


NAPD Pre-Retirement Seminar for Principals

and Deputy Principals


Education Centre, Athlone

Monday 8th April 2019     2pm – 4.00pm




2:00 p.m.      Welcome and Introductions                       Ciarán  McCormack, (Chair, NAPD-R) 

                                                                                   Clive Byrne (Director)


2:05 p.m.      President Active Retirement Ireland            Kay Murphy


2:20 p.m.      Tax efficient drawdown of 

                      retirement benefits                                  Conor Johnston, Cornmarket


3:00 p.m.      Pensions; your Retirement                         DES Pensions Section Spokesperson on

Voluntary Secondary & C & C Pensions.


DES Pensions Section Spokesperson on

  ETB Pensions.                                                               

3:45 p.m.      Tea/coffee


If you wish to book a place at the seminar please send an email to napdr@napd.ie giving your name and school.  Please use a personal rather than a school email address.

NOTE: Colleagues who have previously indicated an interest in this seminar should also book a place by replying.

Please reply by 2 p.m. on Monday April 1st 2019

Friday, 1 March 2019

Region 5 Meeting - Thursday March 7th - Forensic Psychologist - Maureen Griffin

The next meeting of NAPD Region 5 will take place on Thursday 7th March.

Venue: Hotel Kilkenny
Time: 3pm
Presentation:   Dr. Maureen Griffin, B.A. M.A. Ph.D, Forensic Psychologist Director MGMS Training Limited

Dr. Maureen Griffin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. holds an honours degree in Applied Psychology, a Masters in Forensic Psychology and a Ph.D. in Applied (Forensic) Psychology (specifically in the area of Sex Offender Assessment). Maureen has delivered lectures in the areas of abnormal psychology, mental health and crime, sexual offenders, online internet solicitation and risk assessment on Forensic Psychology, Criminal Behaviour & Criminalistics courses in Universities across Ireland. Maureen has also delivered guest lectures on Detective and Sergeant Training Courses in An Garda Síochána and on National and International Military Police Courses with the Irish Defence Forces. Maureen is Director of MGMS Training Limited and has visited over 750 schools (primary & post primary) and organisations across Ireland speaking with students, staff, BOM members and parents regarding issues around social media, cyber-bullying and internet and mobile phone safety. Maureen has also delivered presentations around social media for the HSE, Brothers of Charity, NEPS, Gardaí and the NAPD. Maureen has presented at the ILSA Conference, CESIT Conference, PDA Conference, 4th Biennial Child Protection & Welfare Social Work Conference, UCC, Guidance Counsellors Conference UCC and Youth Mental Health Conferences across Ireland. 

Light lunch and refreshments will be available from 2pm.  

Please confirm your attendance or otherwise in advance. 

Friday, 18 January 2019

NAPD R5 Function for our recent Retirees - Feb 14th Kilkenny

Dear colleague,

Please be advised that our next regional meeting will take place on Thursday 14th February at 4.30 pm and not January 31st as previously agreed (clashing with ETBI conference).  This is our function for retired members of NAPD and in that regard I would if you know of any retired members locally please let me know asap.  The meeting will be held in St. Kieran's Kilkenny once more and again a huge thanks to Adrian for facilitating us there.

Our speaker on the day will be MR. Shay Bannon:

4.30 Title for presentation:

Insight into Health,Safety and Welfare issues affecting schools. 

Following this presentations will be made to retired members of our region.  

We will reconvene for a meal thereafter at a venue which will be announced closer to the time.

Darius Delahunty
Deputy Principal
Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir

Monday, 17 December 2018

Merry Christmas from Region 5!

NAPD Region 5 wishes all Principals and Deputy Principals a very restful Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!

Save the Date: January 24th - Our annual retirement Function! Details to follow!

Monday, 19 November 2018

NAPD R5 Meeting - Thursday 29th November 2018

Dear Colleague,

Following on from feedback at the last regional meeting and a request that was made to secure a speaker regarding Child Protection Inspections please note the following:

Thursday November 29th Hotel Kilkenny 

Mr Ger Power, Post Primary Inspectorate 

will present 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections

Once again, a light lunch will be available for member attending from 2pm with the presentation scheduled to begin at 3pm.   

An agenda will issue closer to the date.  If there are any issues you would like addressed at this meeting please email me asap.

Darius Delahuty