Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, gave an address today, 4 March, at the Catholic Principals’ Association Annual Conference in Waterfront Hall, Belfast. He was joined at the event by Minister of Education in Northern Ireland, John O’Dowd MLA, who opened the event, and key note speaker, Dr Thomas H. Groome, senior Professor of Theology and Religious Education at the Institute of Pastoral Ministry and Religious Education and Boston College, USA.
The event was well attended by principles and students alike and included performances by the choirs of St Marys High School, Downpatrick and Hollybush Primary School, Derry. Archbishop Eamon Martin reflected on the key role of the students at the event, saying: ‘The presence of senior students at the Catholic Principals’ Association Conference makes a huge difference. It grounds us.’
Catholic Principles’ Association aims to support school leaders in the promotion of the Catholic ethos in their schools, solidarity among the Catholic family of schools and quality education for all. For more information on the Catholic Principals’ Association visit www.cpani.net.
Photograph by Stephen Latimer Photography.