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  • Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! | Octubre 2015

    Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! - Octubre 2015

    La edición de Octubre 2015 de la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! ya está aquí. Nuestros artículos para este mes:

    Presentación del Editor

    Transición hacia una nueva estructura, por Guillermo Bravo

    Uno de los objetivos trazados junto al cumpleaños numero 10 de Joomla! era implementar una nueva estructura de gobierno organizacional, un esfuerzo que tomó prácticamente un año para aunar visiones respecto a la nueva estructura de liderazgo que tendría nuestra...

  • Joomla Community Magazine | October 2015

    Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) - October 2015 issue

    The October 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

    Editors Introduction

    Joomla in Transition, by Alice Grevet

    A fitting milestone for the Joomla project as it turns 10 is the process of implementing its new structure for governance.

  • Joomla! 3.4.4 Released

    Joomla! 3.4.4 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla This release fixes a low level security issue. We strongly encourage you update your sites.

    What's in 3.4.4

    Version 3.4.4 also addresses a few issues:

    • Further en-GB language cleanup
    • Fixes for MSSQL and PostgresSQL Joomla installations
    • jQuery, HTML5Shiv and CodeMirror updates
    • Finished implementing the Joomla codestyle rules

    Thanks to the hard work of 36 different volunteer contributors more than 500 code commits, addressing over 245 issues, were made for the 3.4.4 release. See the list of fixed GitHub issues for details of the tracker items fixed.

    Security Issues Fixed

    For known issues with the 3.4.4 release, see the Version 3.4.4 FAQ in the documentation site.

    The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla development at the Joomla Developer Network.

  • It's Here! A Belated Birthday Gift for Joomla!

    We are happy to announce the launch of the upgraded joomla.org website. Over the past two weeks we’ve been hard at work to upgrade joomla.org to the latest version.

  • Joomla Community Magazine | September 2015

    Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) - September 2015 issue

    The September 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

    Editors Introduction

    Happy 10th Birthday Joomla!, by Alice Grevet

    Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Dear Joomla! Happy 10th Birthday to you!



We need your support to support you
Our President David Hegarty sent out the following letter to our Schools in 2014 and it indicates a movement towards a more engaged National representative organisation and how future funding is to be organised.

Dear Chairperson,

As you are probably aware, the CSPA has been working for a number of years now with the NPCpp (National Parents Council – post primary) to develop a structure for representing all Parents in a more ‘professional’ capacity – akin to the way teachers are represented by their Unions, Principals are represented by the NAPD, and Boards of School Management are represented by the JMB.


The CSPA (The Congress of Catholic Schools Parent associations) is your voluntary representative organisation and has four parents sitting as Directors of the NPCpp representing Parents interests in a voluntary capacity on the National stage.  The commitments necessary to represent parents nationally in a voluntary capacity in no longer tenable in todays’ society, and hence the need to adequately fund NPCpp in the same manner that school management and teachers are funded.


In this regard, your school would have received a request to affiliate to the NPCpp on the basis of a single €1 per child per year basis.  Notwithstanding the significant demands on the finances of our schools, it is our parents who provide significant additional financial support to our schools.   The addition of a single fundraising event by your school of a ‘non-uniform’ day for €1 per student would serve to provide the necessary support required.


The initiative to ‘professionalise’ the way parents are represented has the support of all other representative organisations for Management, Principals and Teachers. To further this support, the Minister for education and his Department have written to state that “Where a school’s parents association is affiliated to the National Parents Council Post Primary, the school management authorities in those schools may meet the cost of affiliation fees paid on behalf of the parents association in their school to the National Parents Council Post Primary. While any such payment is at the discretion of the school authorities, the Department would consider the payment of this affiliation fee is an appropriate charge on school funds”.


School’s management is represented by way of an annual levy by their professional representative body (JMB) and that payment is also deemed to be “…..an appropriate charge on school fund”.  All we are asking for is to be able to represent its parent nationally in the same way as all our other Education Partners.


All Parents need adequate support, and we are appealing to your committee to request that your Board of Management sanction the provision of funds. Enclosed, please find other support documentation outlining the case for Parents.


With warmest regards,


David Hegarty – President - CSPA