The PPDS, LDS, SLSS and a number of other primary and post-primary support services have now merged, to provide a cross-sectoral support service for schools and teachers, entitled the Professional Development Service for Teachers. The resources and materials on this website will continue to be available, both through this website ( and through the PDST website (

Ádh mór don scoil bhliain romhainn.

new_icons_64.gifPlanning Day 2010-2011     

The Department of Education and Science has confirmed that schools may, with Board of Management approval, close for one day during the 2010-2011 school year for planning purposes.

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The PPDS works in collaboration with Dublin West Education Centre to create, develop and support communities of learners among primary teachers called Teacher Professional Communities (TPCs). The purpose of the TPC is to ‘enable the collective development of new knowledge, skills and competencies, new resources and new shared identities and motivation to work together for change’ (Fullan).


History TPC in Mayo 

Project content

The teachers involved in the TPC selected topics which reflected the history of their immediate localarea. These topics span in time from the Bronze Age (2000BC) to the War of Independence (1921), covering significant events throughout this period of time and looking at the life of ordinary people in the locality. The projects are presented in a range of media, which are in Power Point, Video and Audio format.


Select a title to download and view the project



 The Great Famine Our Local Area
 Our town since 1890 doc review_of_enrolment 39.50 Kb