Seminar for members in Community and Comprehensive Schools and Community Colleges

The ASTI is holding a seminar for members in Community and Comprehensive Schools and Community Colleges to up-date them on recent developments and to engage with members as to how we can best represent their interests.

We are inviting you to attend the seminar scheduled for 12th November 2011 from 10 am to 1pm:

Venue: ASTI House, Winetavern Street, Dublin 8


10.00 – 10.30                     


10.35 – 10.45                     

Welcome address: ASTI President, Mr. Brendan Broderick

10.45 – 11.05                     

Community schools and colleges: The preferred model for the future.

Structures for ASTI engagement with the trustees of these schools pre and post – establishment - Maire Mulcahy, Assistant General Secretary, ASTI

Building ASTI membership in these schools - Kieran Christie Honorary National Organiser                                        

11.05 – 11.25                     

What characterises ASTI involvement  in these schools?

  • Promoting and protecting members’ interests
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Relationship with employer
  • Vindicating rights

Maire Mulcahy, Assistant General Secretary, ASTI

11.25 – 12.05                                    

An employer’s perspective: Dr. Marie Griffin, CEO, Co. Dublin VEC

  • Permanency
  • Job Security
  • Accessing teacher  positions

12.15 – 12.40

How members can engage with the ASTI;Top 3 demands: Mr. Desmond O’Toole, Executive Officer, Organisation and Development

12.40 – 1pm                                       

Election of area representatives:

Election of Chairperson of Community and  Comprehensive Advisory Committee.




Please note that the seminar will be limited to 60 persons so places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Please confirm attendance Maelíosa Murphy by email  maeliosa(at) or by telephone at 01 6040175.

If you are unable to attend, the members in your school may nominate a replacement.

Expenses in accordance with ASTI rules will be provided.