Kerry Apple Regional Training Centre
Delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to become the Kerry Apple Regional Training Centre for the 2019/20 academic year. We will provide training for teachers in Kerry here in the Education Centre commencing on the 17th of September. Keep an eye on our website in the coming weeks where a full list of training courses will be posted and teachers will be able to register. Mr. Robbie O Connell Principal of St. Brendan’s N.S. Blennerville is the manager and he will work closely with Ms. Roísín Johnston of Holy Cross Mercy Primary School in Killarney in coordinating all the courses. I would like to thank Miriam Walsh of the Cork Regional Apple training Centre for all her support in bringing this application to fruition. #AppleRTC
Farm Safety - Health and Safety Authority
The Health and Safety Authority has developed resources to give farm safety messages to Primary students in 30 minutes. These are available at www.hsa.ie/education under Teacher Supports and Resources. These include a Farm Safety Presentation-primary: a set of seven PowerPoint slides, specifically developed for use in all Primary classes. Teachers can use them with their whiteboards or print off to photocopy. On the Farm videos showcase child safety on the farm from the child’s own perspective. In addition to this, the HSA's dedicated e-learning portal www.hsalearning.ie contains a short interactive course for Primary students called Keep Safe on the Farm (2 x 40 minute online lessons suitable for the whiteboard). A certificate can be downloaded for the class once complete.