SNMCI Learners Celebrate their Graduation.

The 8th November 2013 saw a wonderful occasion in Dún Laoghaire as 189 Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland students graduated, with Level 7 and Level 8 degrees in Montessori Education. These awards are designed to equip graduates with the skills required to work in Montessori schools, as well as in a variety of special needs settings.

Mr Fergus Finlay, Chief Executive Officer, Barnardos Ireland addressed the graduates stressing the importance of their role in the wider education system. Reflecting on his own personal experience, he noted the uniqueness of Montessori Education and its inclusive approach to children. He also noted that the Government was recognising the importance of early childhood education, and while spending was increasing, it has quite some distance to go, in order to reach the OECD average.

The Director of SNMCI, Ian McKenna, congratulated the graduates on their achievement and urged them to recognise the responsibility which came with their chosen career. He said:

“You are now imparters of knowledge – you will now be sharing your knowledge with children who will look at you as one of their role models. It has been said that children may forget the sums or the spellings, but they will not forget their experience with the teacher. I hope that you leave Saint Nicholas Montessori College inspired to do right by reference to the child.”

He also spoke about the strengths of the college itself, noting that in the past two years, it has substantially strengthened its own capacity, which was critical for its future strategic development. He continued:

“I want Saint Nicholas Montessori College to be synonymous with all that is good about Montessori and early childhood education. Its staff, its programmes and its graduates should be exemplars of best practice.”

In addition to the presentation of parchments, the following awards were made to individual students:

  • Academic achievement in Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education: Ms Christina Devereux
  • Academic achievement in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Montessori Education: Ms Alicia Farrell
  • Academic achievement in Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Montessori Education: Ms Kathleen Nolan
  • Séan Griffin Award for contribution to learning environment in the SNMCI: Ms Wendy Tully

The ceremony was also attended by local representatives, including Deputy Mary Mitchell O’ Connor, T.D. and Councillor Jane Dillon-Byrne, who was representing the Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.



Revised Process for Duplicate Transcripts

Revised Process for Duplicate Transcripts

Arising from a review of key processes, a fee of €20 will be charged for the provision of duplicate transcripts with immediate effect.

This fee (which should be submitted in cheque or bank draft format) must accompany the Duplicate Transcript form, which can be downloaded here.

Requests for Duplicate Transcripts should be sent to:

Examinations Office,
Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland,
16 Adelaide Street,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co Dublin.

More information on transcripts here

Date Published: 13 January 2015

Commencement of Part-time Programme in January 2015 – Last Five Places

Commencement of Part-time Programme in January 2015 – Last Five Places

SNMCI is delighted to announce that delivery of its Level 6 (Higher Certificate in Arts in Early Years Montessori Education) and Level 7 (Bachelor of Arts in Montessori Education) programmes on a part-time basis will commence on 19th January 2015.  These programmes have been designed to meet the needs of the Early Years Sector, but they are also based on the renowned pedagogy of Montessori.  If you are currently working in the sector and are looking to upskill, these programmes will help you on this path.

Five vacancies remain on the programme and if you are interested in pursue this programme, you should contact Mary Scaggs, Admissions Co-ordinator.

Details of the provisional time-table are available here and fee arrangements are available here

Programme details and their content are available here