Autumn Courses 2016

TEST 2r Training … New Assessment tool for primary schools 

TEST2r is an Irish developed, Irish normed, Early Screening & Diagnostic test to identify which 5 and 6 year olds (Senior Infants, First Class) may experience literacy difficulties in their school careers.  The test has been validated and is found to be very reliable.  There are Irish norms which will help teachers decide where each child performs in relation to these.  TEST2r will also be able to provide an electronic report, pointers towards intervention and resources for intervention for each child who requires it.  The Test was designed and developed with the help of Irish teachers in Irish schools by Dr Pauline Cogan.  She will engage in face to face training for the administration of TEST2r at Tipperary Education Centre in  Thurles, in September.

Date:  Monday 12th September 

Time: 4.30- 7.00pm 

Venue: Gaelscoil Bhríde, Thurles

Tutor: Pauline Cogan (researcher, project leader and author of TEST 2r)

TEST 2r Course and Training is limited to 25 teachers. Early booking is advised.


 Maths Workshop- Developing problem solving in primary school 

This free 2 hour workshop will focus on developing problem solving skills with pupils in primary schools. The workshop will cover:

Flexible thinking and number sense; Using classroom resources to build number sense; Language and questioning and Growth mindset.

Date: Wednesday 5th October 2016 

Time: 4.00- 6.00pm 

Venue: Gaelscoil Bhríde, Thurles 

This workshop is limited to 30 teachers

Places on the above courses can be booked by emailing : or ringing 086 6008860 

Summer Courses 2016

Summer Courses 2016 at Co. Tipperary Education Centre

Download Application form here: App Form 2016

Completed registration forms must be returned with course fee to:
Michelle Percy, Co. Tipperary Education Centre, St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

1.Course Title: Creating and Using ICT Resources for Literacy (Revised)
Venue: LIT, Thurles
Dates: 4th-8th July Times: 9.30-2.00pm
Tutor(s): John Manley/Tom Percy
Cost: €10
Course Code: 16-TY-01

2.Course Title: Creating and Using ICT Resources for Literacy (Revised)
Venue: St. Mary’s Convent Primary School, Nenagh
Dates: 4th-8t July Times: 9.30- 2.00pm
Tutor(s): Michael Small/ Maurice Ryan
Cost: €10
Course Code: 16-TY-02

3.Course Title: Using ICT for Literacy & Numeracy in the Junior Classroom (Revised)
Venue: L.I.T. Thurles
Dates: 4th- 8th July Times: 9.30- 2.00pm
Tutor(s): Marie Ryan/Eimear McNamara
Cost: €10
Course Code: 16-TY-03

4. Course Title: Creating and Using ICT Resources for Literacy (Revised)
Venue: St. Patrick’s College, Thurles
Dates: 22nd-26th August Times: 9.30- 2.00pm
Tutor(s): Will Carroll/Tom Percy
Cost: €10
Course Code: 16-TY-04

5. Course Title: Active and Inclusive PE for Primary School
Venue: Gaelscoil Bhríde, Thurles
Dates: 4th- 8th July Time: 9.30- 2.00pm
Tutor: Siobhán Ryan
Cost: €25
Course Code: 16-TY-05

6.Course Title :The Power of Personality- Explore classroom dynamics!
Venue: Primary School, Borrisoleigh
Dates: 4th- 8th July Times: 9.30 – 2.00pm
Cost: €25
Tutor(s): Martin Fitzgerald
Course Code: 16- TY- 06
7.Course Title: The Mindful Teacher- the art of stillness in the classroom
Venue: Cabra Wetlands, Thurles
Dates: 4th- 8th July Times: 9.30- 2.00pm
Tutor: Mary-Teresa McCormack
Cost: €25
Course Code: 16-TY-07