An Inspiring, Educational & Interactive Event for Teachers, Parents & Children

Welcome to ‘The School Expo 2018’

Welcome to ‘The School Expo 2018’ on Saturday March 10th at the RDS. An exciting new event bringing all involved in Education in Ireland together. Listen to our incredible Main Stage Speakers, attend our Workshop/Demo Stage, get the Children involved & engaged in our new Interactive Zone & speak to and gather information from a variety of Leading Educational Exhibitors. Parents/Guardians, Teachers & Children, The School Expo 2018 RDS is an event not to be missed.

Main Stage

  • Mindfulness Matters

    Derval Dunford
    “A solid foundation for the future of children!”

  • CyberSafe Ireland

    Cliona Curley
    “Empowering Children to be Smarter & Safer Online”

  • Zeeko

    Dr. Marina Everri
    “Digital Behaviour of 6-16 Year Olds”

  • Play Therapy Ireland

    Yvonne Power
    “Emotional Literacy, Behavioural & Mental Health Concerns”

  • Barnardos Ireland

    June Tinsley
    “The Future of Education in Ireland for Children”

  • Wicklow Sudbury School

    Bernard Moran
    “Democratic Education In Ireland – A Case Study”

Workshop Stage

  • Eimear Scannell

    Willow Park Junior School
    “STEAM in Primary Education – A Case Study”

  • Le Cheile Secondary School

    Eoin Walshe
    “Digital Revolution & Flipped Classroom – A Case Study”

  • Courageous Kids

    Sarah Murphy
    “Cultivating the Strengths of Courage, Kindness and Resilience in Children – Practical Tips for Parents & Teachers”

  • Kids Cook Cookery School

    Lisa Halpenny
    “Interactive Cooking Demonstration”

  • Junior Einsteins Science Club

    Annika Fuchs
    “An Interactive Science Demo/Experiments”

  • Wellbeing Matters

    Claire Healy
    “How can we empower kids to cope better with bullying?
    Guidelines for parents & teachers”


Barnardos Ireland

Barnardos, Ireland’s largest children’s charity, works with over 15,000 children and families annually to transform children’s lives through our 40 services through individual and group work. Read More

Cheeky Monkey Bookshop

Cheeky Monkey Bookshop was set up by Elaine Hoysted, an Usborne Books at Home & School Independent Organiser. With access to over 3000+ Usborne titles, Cheeky Monkey Bookshop provides books for ages 0-14+. Read More

Sensational Kids

Sensational Kids is an award winning, innovative social enterprise established in 2007. CEO, Karen Leigh is the founding member of Sensational Kids. Read More

International School Dublin

The International School of Dublin (ISD) meets a need for educational diversity in Ireland. At present their students are aged 3-12 and represent over 20 different nationalities. Read More


Komeer is a secure two way messaging service that saves schools up to 85% on their communication costs, makes parents lives easier and provides a 24/7 Child Safety Alerts service. Read More

Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland

ISTI is an association of experienced Speech and Language Therapists practicing independently in Ireland. Read More

Eimear Scannell Willow Park Junior

Eimear Scannell has been teaching S.T.E.A.M. subjects for over 15 years and currently coordinates and delivers the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum at Willow Park Junior School. Read More

Kids Cook Cookery School

Kids Cook is a cookery School designed for Kids! They learn to cook at Kids Cook!! Providing cooking and baking lessons, camps and courses for children of all ages. Read More

Junior Einsteins Science Club

Junior Einsteins Science Club are an innovative initiative passionate about bringing a love of science and learning to primary school aged children.Read More

Wellbeing Matters

Wellbeing Matters was set up by Claire Healy, an anti-bullying consultant and a counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working with children and families.Read More

Cyber Safe Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2015, that works to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible mannerRead More

Big Bear Planetariums

Big Bear planetariums makes learning astronomy and science a fun and enjoyable experience by nurturing inquisitive minds with the right stuff. Discover the many fascinating facts about our Universe and learn from our fully qualified Astro Officers.Read More

Le Cheile Secondary School

Le Cheile Secondary School in Tyrrelstown is a relatively new school that have fully embraced technology. There are iPads in the place of books and YouTube is streamed in place of a blackboard.Read More


Kyle Petrie established eSafety in 2005 to work in primary and post primary schools providing education and awareness to parents, teachers & students on issues surrounding the internet and available technologies.Read More

Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness Matters has been blazing a trail in Irish education since 2011 providing innovative and creative courses and resources for teachers and children.Read More

Wicklow Sudbury School

Ireland’s first Democratic School. Decisions are made at the school meeting which is held twice a week and where everyone, no matter their age or role, has an equal vote.Read More

Play Therapy Ireland

Play Therapy Ireland (PTI) is the foremost and largest professional organisation governing therapeutic play, play therapy and filial play in IrelandRead More

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy is a life coach and founder of which is an organisation which aims to develop courage, kindness and resilience in children through coaching, workshops and programmesRead More

Meningitis Ireland

Meningitis Research Foundation are a non-government funded, national charity that works to promote awareness of meningitis amongst both the general public and health professionals.Read More

BigBoy Beanbags

As seen on BBC’s Dragons Den, Bigboy Beanbags now available in Irleand! The ultimate in luxury lounging, our breathable canvas fabric, keeps you coolRead More


General Admission
Kids go FREE

RDS Hall 3
Saturday 10th March
9am - 5pm


The Team

Gary Coyne

Gary is the founder and CEO of The School Expo. A finalist in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur and then accepted onto Enterprise Ireland’s prestigious New Frontiers Programme. He then relocated to Galway when he was accepted onto Startx6, a 6 month Startup accelerator programme. Gary is passionate about providing a platform to bring people together.

Philip Ryan

Philip comes to the team with a degree in Commerce from NUIG. Whilst at NUIG he led a team that won the Business Society’s Entrepreneurial Challenge & represented the Irish Universities Hockey Team. He has worked with AIB as product advisor for loans & regulations. Most recently Philip co-founded Nomad Mobile Cafe. Teaming up with childhood friend Gary, Philip has a keen interest in health, wellbeing and the positive impact of mindfulness.

Georgina Lawless
Event & Project Coordinator

Georgina comes to The School Expo team with an extensive background in Advertising, Digital Marketing & Project/Event Management. With previous experience in Early Education for Parents & Children, making the transition to The School Expo team was an easy one!

The School Expo 2018 is a brand new one day event for everyone involved in education in Ireland.

Our team at The School Expo are excited to be bringing you the only event of the year focused on everything associated with school and education in Ireland, all in the RDS, all on Saturday March 10th 2018.
Whether you are a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, School or educational based company, The School Expo has something for you.
With a huge variety of speakers covering a wide range of educational issues, exhibitors and leading educational figures,
The School Expo 2018 is an event not to be missed.

Speaking Opportunities

Exhibitor Opportunities