Friday, 9 September 2016


Region 7 AGM will be held in Hayfield Manor Hotel at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 20th September. We always have an excellent turnout at the AGM and we hope that this year will be no different. 

Our speaker on the night will be Austin Kenny from Oak Conflict Dynamics who will talk about conflict resolution.  

Tea and coffee will be available after the meeting to give everyone an opportunity to catch up after the summer break. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Upcoming Meeting & Retirement Function

We are looking forward to seeing our Region 7 colleagues at our final meeting of the year. It will take place in Hayfield Manor on Tuesday 17th May at 7:30 pm. 

As this is our final meeting we hope to have retirees from the region present so that we can acknowledge their valuable contribution to the leadership ofteaching and learning in Cork. 

Our Guest speaker is Clive Byrne Director of NAPD who will facilitate a conversation on current issues including recent developments regarding Junior Cycle and reporting on classroom based assessments. 

Full details of this meeting will be issued by post over the coming days.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Regional Conference details

Region 7 annual regional conference will take place on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th & Saturday 5th March in the Plaza Hotel, Killarney. The following speakers will present at the conference:

Dr. Joe O'Connell (Recently retired director of Limerick Education Centre) will present on the topic of 'conflict resolution and having the difficult conversation'.

Tomás O Ruairc (Director of the Teaching Council) will focus on 'the strategy and work of the Teaching Council and how they are likely to relate to and impact on school leadership'.

Tony Hegarty MIAHIP (Psychotherapist and Speaker) will focus on the theme of 'Self Care in Leadership'.

Padraig Flanagan (Vice-President of NAPD) will conduct a Q & A session on current issues. 

Details of the conference along with booking forms and details regarding accommodation in the hotel have been issued to all schools. If you have not received this information please do not hesitate to contact any member of the committee. 

Completed conference registration forms are to be returned to Mr. Kieran Golden, Treasurer, before Thursday 18th February 2016

We look forward to seeing our colleagues in Killarney!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Save the date!!!

NAPD Meitheal will take place in Killarney on March 3rd, 4th & 5th. This seminar affords Principals a 'breather' from the rigours of day-to-day school life which will allow us to focus on various aspects of school leadership ranging from well-being to current educational issues. 

Keep an eye on our blog and our Twitter feed for updates on guest speakers.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Report on December Seminar

Region 7 held our December Seminar on Wednesday 16th December in Hayfield Manor Hotel. It was a very successful event again this year with over 50 members in attendance. 

The seminar began with a talk from Jimmy Barry Murphy who spoke very honestly about the highs and lows of leadership. For some quotes from Jimmy's presentation please check out our Twitter feed on @NAPDRegion7

Sr. Eilish McGrath was our second speaker. She did an excellent session on mindfulness and helped us all to switch off from the pre Christmas stresses!

The presentations were followed by a wonderful meal where colleagues got to catch up with each other in the beautiful surroundings of Hayfield Manor.

Thank you to all who attended. It was wonderful to see so many people take time out of their busy schedules to be there.  

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

One more sleep!!!

Don't forget our Christmas meeting takes place tomorrow. Wednesday 16th December at 2:30 at Hayfield Manor Hotel. Looking forward to seeing all of our Region 7 colleagues!!