Montessori for Aging and Dementia Two-Day Workshop in Ireland

Montessori for Aging and Dementia

Two-Day Workshop in Ireland

26th and 27th March 2018

Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI) and Association of AMI Teachers of Ireland (AATI) are delighted to announce a two-day workshop on Montessori for Aging and Dementia.

The workshop is led by Jennifer Brush, who is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant.  It will be delivered in Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland’s premises in Dún Laoghaire.

Ian McKenna, Director of SNMCI stated that:

“This is a wonderful opportunity to present Montessori beyond its perceived context of the class room.  The goal of this program is to support people living with dementia by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, and their community.  The Montessori approach enhances quality of life for people living with dementia by creating an environment in which they can thrive.”

He continued:

“I am delighted that SNMCI is working with AATI on this initiative – the fact that we have been able to secure the services of Jennifer, who is one of the globally acknowledged experts in this area, will ensure that all workshop participants will be equipped to bring Montessori in Ireland to a new community.”

A copy of the workshop leaflet is attached.

Date Published: 27th November 2017

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Paul Condell Scholarship

The first Paul Condell scholarship was awarded to Ms Hayley Gilmore this week.  The scheme provides that a Graduate of the Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education programme in Killester College of Further Education can secure advanced entry onto Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI) Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education without incurring programme fees.


Ian McKenna, Director, SNMCI stated:

“I am delighted to announce that the first recipient of the Paul Condell Scholarship is Hayley Gilmore.  Halyley displayed commitment to the vision and ideal of this scheme.  Paul’s core philosophy was that each person has a role to play within society and a key enabler is education.  Paul was committed to inclusive education practice in every sense and I know that Hayley will do justice to the scholarship.”


Ian McKenna went on to say:

“I would like to thank the staff in Killester College of Further Education, where Paul spent many years.  When I first raised this with Rory O’ Sullivan, Principal, I was delighted with the support from Rory and everybody within the college.  I would like to thank in particular Joan Donelan, Career Guidance Counsellor and her colleagues in the Early Years Department, who have encouraged their students to participate in the scheme.”


The Paul Condell Scholarship will be available to the 2018 Level 6 Graduate in Early Childhood Care and Education in Killester College.


Date Published: 3 August 2017