ESCI Ignite Your Light- Your Way to Wellness Podcast Series

ESCI Ignite Your Light- Your Way to Wellness Podcast Series


Episode 1 of the ESCI Ignite Your Light- Your Way to Wellness Podcast Series, in conjunction with AnnMarie Ireland of Teacher Breathing Space Ireland is here.

Topic: Celebrating the Value of the role of staff in our schools.
Just Breathe: The power of the Breath. Despite its simplicity it can be quite powerful. Join Ann-Marie to Rest, Restore, Recover and Renew.

Podcast 1



Episode 2 of the ESCI 'Way to Wellness' podcast series includes an interview with Robbie O'Connell, Principal of Blennerville NS.

Come away to a safe space to rest, restore, recover and renew.  Join Ann-Marie for a recovery mindful practice and hear her chat to primary school principal and health promotion advocate Robbie O'Connell about how we can ignite the flame of hope within as we navigate the challenging new terrain in our schools.

Listen to Episode 2 here:

Episode 2


Episode 3 is now available. 

Topic: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Listen here:


Podcast 3

CESC Update October 2020

New Director of CESC 

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Director, Seán Horgan, who has officially taken up his role with effect from Monday, October 5th. Seán began his teaching career in St. Mary’s on the Hill N.S. Knocknaheeny before moving to St. Patrick’s Boys’ N.S. Mallow where he was principal for the past 26 years.

Seán takes up this position at a very uncertain time for all in the greater educational community. All of our events are online for the foreseeable future as we navigate through the challenges of Covid-19. Please find a list of upcoming courses and events on - we strive to constantly update and add to this list to support your needs.



Slán le Niamh

Niamh Ní Mhaoláin’s secondment as Director of CESC (2015 - 2020) has concluded and she has returned to her role as principal of Gaelscoil na Dúglaise. During her tenure she was instrumental in establishing and maintaining links with the greater educational community here in Cork and across Ireland as she progressed many innovative local and national initiatives. Her style of leadership, renowned communication skills and dedication to her work will ensure her mark will be evident for many years into the future. We thank her for her great service and wish her the very best for the future.


CPD Suggestions Survey

The Cork Education Support Centre team are currently planning a range of CPD opportunities for this school year and we would very much appreciate your input.
We have compiled a short survey (less than 2 minutes completion time) which will really assist us in our planning process.


Access Survey Here:


Active School Flag ‘Find Out More’ Webinar



Active School Flag ‘Find Out More’ Webinar



 Monday, October 12th 

 Option 1:  4.30pm – 5.30pm or

 Option 2:  7-8pm



 This webinar is designed for PRIMARY schools that have not previously engaged with the ASF initiative, or that have not renewed their flag in a number of years.



 Topics include:

  • The Benefits and Challenges
  • Explaining the ASF Process
  • Getting Started
  • What the RESEARCH Says


Karen Cotter (National Coordinator ASF)

Dr Jamie Mc Gann (DCU Research Team)


Click on this link to reserve a place:





Supporting Primary Schools with Learners at Very High Risk to Covid-19

Supporting Primary Schools with Learners at Very High Risk to Covid-19

Webinar on October 6th at 4pm.

This webinar presents a repository of available supports for principals, teachers and SETs for the continuity of learning for pupils who are unable to attend school due to their very high risk status to Covid -19
Each of the support services, along with the Education Support Centres of Ireland will present on the afternoon.
The objective of the webinar is to present all of these supports in one place and introduce the point of contact in each group to the schools who have VHR learners aswell as providing information on what schools can expect after requesting support.
The following groups will present: The Inspectorate, PDST, NCSE, NEPS and ESCI.


Register here:


Cork Education Support Centre


Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork



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TEL: +353 21 4255600
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