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Celebrations

Communion Preparation
First Holy Communion is a milestone event - find out how you can held your child prepare for this important sacrement.

Celebrations

Beauty Tips for Debs
Your Debs is coming up and you will want to look your best. Just follow the pampering programme and make-up tips provided by Tara Murphy, Beauty Consultant and Owner of Invogue Beauty Saloon and you will be ready to dazzle.

Celebrations

Debs Cost
The Debs has become a mini industry with female debutantes spending as much as €1,000. It can of course be celebrated just as well on a much smaller budget Here on Schooldays.ie we hope to help you with some of the practical preparation for the big day. We've done some checking around on your behalf to find out what average costs for this year's Debs might be and this is what we’ve found out.

Celebrations

Debs Homepage
Starting point for all matters Debs related in Ireland

Celebrations

Debs Homepage
Starting point for all matters Debs related in Ireland

Celebrations

Debs Homepage
Starting point for all matters Debs related in Ireland

Celebrations

Debs Homepage
Starting point for all matters Debs related in Ireland

Celebrations

Home Party Checklist
Planning a home birthday party - our party checklist will make sure you forget nothing.

Celebrations

Making the grade at the Debs
Article by Kate Holmquist, reproduced courtesy of Irish Times

Celebrations

Party Venue Checklist
Holding a Birthday Party away from home for your girls birthday party or boys birthday.. Our Party Venue checklist will ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Celebrations

Tips for Debs Committee
Planning a Debs can be a daunting task for any Debs Committee. Our Tips will help ensure that a good night is had by all.

Celebrations

Communion Preparation
First Holy Communion is a milestone event - find out how you can held your child prepare for this important sacrement.

Celebrations

Beauty Tips for Debs
Your Debs is coming up and you will want to look your best. Just follow the pampering programme and make-up tips provided by Tara Murphy, Beauty Consultant and Owner of Invogue Beauty Saloon and you will be ready to dazzle.

Celebrations

Debs Cost
The Debs has become a mini industry with female debutantes spending as much as €1,000. It can of course be celebrated just as well on a much smaller budget Here on Schooldays.ie we hope to help you with some of the practical preparation for the big day. We've done some checking around on your behalf to find out what average costs for this year's Debs might be and this is what we’ve found out.

Celebrations

Debs Homepage
Starting point for all matters Debs related in Ireland

Celebrations

Home Party Checklist
Planning a home birthday party - our party checklist will make sure you forget nothing.

Celebrations

Party Venue Checklist
Holding a Birthday Party away from home. Our Party Venue checklist will ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Celebrations

Tips for Debs Committee
Planning a Debs can be a daunting task for any Debs Committee. Our Tips will help ensure that a good night is had by all.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Choosing a Summer Camp - The Questions to Ask
We all want our children to have happy, enjoyable summer experiences that are appropriate for their needs and interests. A good camp experience can offer your child the opportunity to try new activities, to learn new skills, to make friends and to gain a sense of independence. Where do you begin when choosing a summer camp?

Extra-Curricular Activities

Choosing an Instrument
Choosing an Instrument for your child - read about Valerie Milazzo's eight steps to help in choosing an instrument.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Homesickness
Have you a child going away on a residential camp for the first time? Check out some of the following tips to help your child overcome homesickness .

Extra-Curricular Activities

Is my child ready to start an instrument
How do you know when your child is ready to learn a musical instrument? Read some top tips from the BBC's Parents Music Room

Extra-Curricular Activities

Why Play Hockey
The sport offers a lifetime of both sporting and social opportunites for plays. FInd out more...

Extra-Curricular Activities

Choosing an Instrument
Choosing an Instrument for your child - read about Valerie Milazzo's eight steps to help in choosing an instrument.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Homesickness
Have you a child going away on a residential camp for the first time? Check out some of the following tips to help your child overcome homesickness .

Extra-Curricular Activities

Is my child ready to start an instrument
How do you know when your child is ready to learn a musical instrument? Read some top tips from the BBC's Parents Music Room

News

2008 Building Projects Programme
2008 School Building Projects programme

News

56 Schools Architectural Planning
05 April, 2007 - Minister Hanafin announces 56 schools to start architectural planning for building and modernisation works. 44 primary schools and 12 post primary schools have been given the go ahead to proceed with major works such as new school building projects, extensions or refurbishment. 

News

Back-to-school survey Bank-of-Ireland 2008
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

News

Careers Portal
Career Guidance Website

News

Careers Portal
Career Guidance Website

News

DTO Survey
The Dublin Transportation Office has written to 1,000 schools in the Greater Dublin area seeking their assistance in partaking in a public survey to try and identify the reasons for the huge growth in the number of children now being driven to school.

News

Irish Times - Their freedom your fears
Irish Times article on keeping your kids safe during the summer

News

Irish Times - Their freedom your fears
Irish Times article on keeping your kids safe during the summer

News

NEWB leaflet
The Minister for Education and Science, Ms Mary Hanafin, T.D., launched the National Educational Welfare Board’s new information leaflet for parents on the importance of school attendance and education. Entitled “Don’t Let Your Child Miss Out!” the full colour English / Irish leaflet has been posted to over 405,000 households and over 4,000 schools.

News

New Primary School Builidng Projects - Nov 2006
Review details of the 54 primary schools involved.

News

Find Primary Schools in Ireland by Map
Listing of primary schools in Ireland and useful information by Map

News

School Inspection Reports in Ireland
Listing of 650+ schools on which Department of Education Assessments have been done

News

Find Secondary Schools in Ireland by Map
Listing of secondary schools in Ireland and useful information by Map

News

Find Secondary Schools in Ireland by Category / County
Information about secondary schools in Ireland

News

School Inspection Reports in Ireland
Listing of 650+ schools on which Department of Education Assessments have been done

Parental Advice

Dealing with Abusive text messges
The recent phenomenon of bullying by abusive text messages presents a particular difficulty for parents.

Parental Advice

Choosing a Pre-School or Montessori
Montessor schools and Playschools can differ somewhat in approach therefore careful consideration needs to be given to choosing the right pre-school for your child.

Parental Advice

Effects of Bullying
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parental Advice

Stress Busting Ideas for Exam Students
The exam alarm clock is on countdown to June with five intensive months stretching ahead for this year's leaving certificate students. What can your teenager do to keep focussed and perform when it comes to the crunch in June!

Parental Advice

Stay Ahead of Exam Stress
The exam alarm clock is on countdown to June with lots of study ahead for this year's leaving certificate students. What can your teenager do to keep focussed and perform when it comes to the crunch in June?

Parental Advice

Home Education
Many people are unaware of it, but home education is a legal and constitutional right. Learn more about Home Education from Kim Pierce of the Home Education Network.

Parental Advice

If the School does not respond
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parental Advice

Day of the Interview
Tips on how to deal with the Interview

Parental Advice

Is my child bullying others?
Young people who bully are as much in need of support as their victims. Parents can play an important role in helping their children understand the effects of bullying behaviour on others.

Parental Advice

Is your teenager being bullied
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parental Advice

Making the Most of Parent Teacher Meetings
Whether your child is in Primary or Secondary School, the Parent Teacher Meeting is an important time to meet with your child’s teacher(s) in a one to one setting. Advice from Guidance Counsellor Margaret Wilson on how to make the most of the Parent Teacher Meetings.

Parental Advice

Parents Survival Tips to Exam Stress
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parental Advice

Stop Bullying before it starts
There is a great deal that we as parents can do to lessen the likelihood of our teenager being bullied. Confident young people are more likely to stand up for themselves if they are bullied.

Parental Advice

Top Tips for Success at Interview
Michele Hynes provides school leavers with some tips for that all important first interview – these are also applicable to students looking for summer or part-time work.

Parental Advice

Teen Summer Jobs
Have you a teenager hoping to work this summer – make sure they, and you, know their employment rights .

Parental Advice

What to tell children if they are being buillied
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parental Advice

What to tell children if they are being buillied
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parental Advice

Tips to Beat Stress
parental resources

Parental Advice

TV-Addict
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parental Advice

Pursuing Bullying Complaints at Primary Level
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parental Advice

Choosing a Pre-School or Montessori
Montessor schools and Playschools can differ somewhat in approach therefore careful consideration needs to be given to choosing the right pre-school for your child.

Parental Advice

Home Education
Many people are unaware of it, but home education is a legal and constitutional right. Learn more about Home Education from Kim Pierce of the Home Education Network.

Parental Advice

Making the Most of Parent Teacher Meetings
Whether your child is in Primary or Secondary School, the Parent Teacher Meeting is an important time to meet with your child’s teacher(s) in a one to one setting. Advice from Guidance Counsellor Margaret Wilson on how to make the most of the Parent Teacher Meetings.

Parental Advice

Teen Summer Jobs
Have you a teenager hoping to work this summer – make sure they, and you, know their employment rights .

Parents Association

Holding an AGM
Find out more about the purpose of a Parents Association AGM & what should be on the Agenda.

Parents Association

how to organise a fundraising event
Guidlelines for Parents Associations on how to organise fundraising events.

Parents Association

NPC Workshops
Details of NPC Workshops for Parents Associations

Parents Association

Parents Association Fundraising Survey Results
Parents Association Fundraising Survey Results

Parents Association

PA Survey Results Autumn 2007
Parents Association Fundraising Survey Detailed Results

Parents Association

Role of the Parents Association
Helping Parents Associations understand more about their role.

Parents Association

Sponsored Cycle
How to organise a sponsored cycle to raise funds for your school

Parents Association

Holding an AGM
Find out more about the purpose of a Parents Association AGM & what should be on the Agenda.

Parents Association

how to organise a fundraising event
Guidlelines for Parents Associations on how to organise fundraising events.

Parents Association

Role of the Parents Association
Helping Parents Associations understand more about their role.

Post Primary Curriculum

The Established Leaving Certificate
Most Senior Cycle students in Ireland choose the established Leaving Certificate which is a two year programme with a range of distinct subjects. Subject details and the marking system are set out in this article.

Post Primary Curriculum

Exemption from Irish
The Department of Education and Science allows students in Ireland to apply to be excused from studying Irish in post-primary school. The circumstances in which a student will be given this exemption are set out in this article.

Post Primary Curriculum

New School Inspection Reports Jan 08
School Inspection Reports 2008

Post Primary Curriculum

The Junior Certificate Programme
The Junior Certificate Examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools. The Junior cycle caters for students for 13-15 and students normally sit the exam at the age of 14-15. Find out more about the Junior Cert curriculum.

Post Primary Curriculum

Subject Choice
Advice on choosing the leaving certificate subjects

Post Primary Curriculum

Subject Choice Part 2
Leaving Certificate Subjject Choice

Post Primary Curriculum

The Leaving Certificate Applied
The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct, self-contained two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life. Find out more about the course structure and assessment.

Post Primary Curriculum

The Transition Year Curriculum
Transition year is a one=year school-based programme between Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. It is designed to act as a bridge betweent he two by facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependent learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent self-direct learning require for the Senior Cycle. Find out more about the curriculum and asssessment.

Post Primary Curriculum

The Established Leaving Certificate
Most Senior Cycle students in Ireland choose the established Leaving Certificate which is a two year programme with a range of distinct subjects. Subject details and the marking system are set out in this article.

Post Primary Curriculum

Exemption from Irish
The Department of Education and Science allows students in Ireland to apply to be excused from studying Irish in post-primary school. The circumstances in which a student will be given this exemption are set out in this article.

Post Primary Curriculum

The Junior Certificate Programme
The Junior Certificate Examination is held at the end of the Junior Cycle in post-primary schools. The Junior cycle caters for students for 13-15 and students normally sit the exam at the age of 14-15. Find out more about the Junior Cert curriculum.

Post Primary Curriculum

The Leaving Certificate Applied
The Leaving Certificate Applied is a distinct, self-contained two-year Leaving Certificate programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working life. Find out more about the course structure and assessment.

Post Primary Curriculum

The Transition Year Curriculum
Transition year is a one=year school-based programme between Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. It is designed to act as a bridge betweent he two by facilitating the smooth transition from the more dependent learning of the Junior Cycle to the more independent self-direct learning require for the Senior Cycle. Find out more about the curriculum and asssessment.

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Better Bedtimes
Helping you get your child into the bedtime routine

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Post-Primary School Transport Scheme
Information on the Post-Primary School Transport Scheme operated by the Department of Education.

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

School Inpsection Reports
What are School Inspection Reports and where can you review them?

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Find a Secondary School in Ireland by County
Listing of all the secondary schools, their enrollment figures and other useful information

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Starting Second Level School in Ireland
Some information from the Dept of Education on starting Second level school in Ireland

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Transition from Primary School to Secondary School
Advice on helping your child to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Transitioning to Secondary School
Transitioning to Secondary School

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Types of Post Primary School
Brief details on the different types of Post Primary Schools in Ireland.

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Find a Secondary School in Ireland by County
Listing of all the schools, their enrollment figures and other useful information

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Choosing a Post-Primary School
Some factors you may wish to reflect on when choosing a school.

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Post-Primary School Transport Scheme
Information on the Post-Primary School Transport Scheme operated by the Department of Education.

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Secondary Schools in Ireland by County
Listing of all the schools, their enrollment figures and other useful information

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Starting Second Level School in Ireland
Some information from the Dept of Education on starting Second level school in Ireland

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Transition from Primary School to Secondary School
Advice on helping your child to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Types of Post Primary School
Brief details on the different types of Post Primary Schools in Ireland.

Post Primary Education Structures in Ireland

Choosing a Post-Primary School
Some factors you may wish to reflect on when choosing a school.

Primary Curriculum

The Curriculum in National Schools
Some information on the 1999 Primary School Curriculum.

Primary Curriculum

Helping your child to learn before they go to school
There's lots you can do to help your child learn before they go to school....read some guidelines provided by the Department of Education.

Primary Curriculum

Helping Your Child to Learn When They Go to School
Research emphasise a number of important things that you as parents can do to help your children to do well in school - find out more.

Primary Curriculum

Homework
Helping with Homework

Primary Curriculum

How can you support the implemention of the curriculum in your child's school
Parents can make a big contribution to the education of their children in school which is why they have been given a distrinct role in supporting the implementaiton of the ciurriculum. Find out more about that role.

Primary Curriculum

Primary School Homework - how to help
How can you help your primary school child with their homework. The key according to 'The 'Parents' Guide to the Primary School Years' is to establish a routine and stick to it, with no or few exceptions to the rule.

Primary Curriculum

Standardised Testing and STen Scores Contd
NCCA Information Leaflets for Parents on Standardised Tests - Part 2

Primary Curriculum

Standardised Testing and STen Scores
NCCA Information Leaflets for Parents on Standardised Tests

Primary Curriculum

The Curriculum in National Schools
Some information on the 1999 Primary School Curriculum.

Primary Curriculum

Helping your child to learn before they go to school
There's lots you can do to help your child learn before they go to school....read some guidelines provided by the Department of Education.

Primary Curriculum

Helping Your Child to Learn When They Go to School
Research emphasise a number of important things that you as parents can do to help your children to do well in school - find out more.

Primary Curriculum

How can you support the implemention of the curriculum in your child's school
Parents can make a big contribution to the education of their children in school which is why they have been given a distrinct role in supporting the implementaiton of the ciurriculum. Find out more about that role.

Primary Curriculum

Primary School Homework - how to help
How can you help your primary school child with their homework. The key according to 'The 'Parents' Guide to the Primary School Years' is to establish a routine and stick to it, with no or few exceptions to the rule.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

After school care in Ireland -
Details of after-school care options and childcare centre in Ireland

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Alcohol & Teens
Communicating with your teen about alcohol.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Audit of School Enrolments
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Better Bedtimes
Helping you get your child into the bedtime routine

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Challenging Behaviour Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Challenging Behaviour Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

EA - School Enrolment
Employment Authority Paper on School Enrolment

Primary Education structures in Ireland

First Day At School
Preparing for that all important milestone - your child's first day at school.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Happier Homework Video
How to help your child establish a good homework routine

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Home Alone Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

How do I look?
Learn how to be a strong role model for your teen as they grow into a self-aware young adult - why it’s important to be sensitive and supportive of your teen’s need to experiment with the way they look and dresstent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

How do I look?
Learn how to be a strong role model for your teen as they grow into a self-aware young adult - why it’s important to be sensitive and supportive of your teen’s need to experiment with the way they look and dresstent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

I don't like my child Video
If you find yourself not liking your child, there may be a number of common reasons behind this

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Internet Safety Kids Video
Talking to your children about being safe online

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Internet Safety Teens Video
Talking to your teenagers about being safe online

Primary Education structures in Ireland

My Angry Teenager
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

New Boards of Management
Dept of Educ Circular letter on Election of new Boards of Management for National Schools

Primary Education structures in Ireland

New Boards of Management
Dept of Educ Circular letter on Election of new Boards of Management for National Schools

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Better Bedtimes
Helping you get your child into the bedtime routine

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Responsible Child Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Starting School
Preparing for that all important milestone - your child's first day at school.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Parenting your exam student
Practical Tips for parenting your exam student.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Potty Training Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Primary School Boards of Management
Information on the Functions and Activities of Primary School Boards of Management

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Primary School Transport Scheme
Information on the Primary School Transport Scheme provided by the Department of Education & Science.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Primary Schools in Ireland by County
Listing of all the schools, their enrollment figures and other useful information

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Primary Schools in Ireland Special Schools
Listing of special schools, their enrollment figures and other useful information

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Local schools
Listing of primary schools in Ireland and useful information

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Raising Confident Children Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Responsible Child Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

School Attendance
Information on the legislation covering school attendance.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Book List
Listing of primary schools in Ireland and useful information

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Sibling Rivalry Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Starting School
Preparing for that all important milestone - your child's first day at school.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Temper Tantrums Video
How to help your child become responsible, confident and competent

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Types of Primary School
The national school system was established in 1831. Information on the types of Primary Schools available throughout Ireland

Primary Education structures in Ireland

First Day At School
Preparing for that all important milestone - your child's first day at school.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Primary School Boards of Management
Information on the Functions and Activities of Primary School Boards of Management

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Primary Schools in Ireland by County
Listing of all the schools, their enrollment figures and other useful information

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Primary Schools in Ireland -
Listing of primary schools in Ireland and useful information

Primary Education structures in Ireland

School Attendance
Information on the legislation covering school attendance.

Primary Education structures in Ireland

Types of Primary School
The national school system was established in 1831. Information on the types of Primary Schools available throughout Ireland

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

About Educate Together Schools
Answers to many of the questions you may have about Educate Together Schools

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Bia Kid Food Tips
How do you maximise your child’s ability to concentrate and have a good flow of energy both mentally and physically, throughout the schoolday? Give them foods that allow for a slow release of energy.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Colds and Kids
Find out why your child gets colds and how you should treat them..

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Dental Visit
Experts say that getting an early start on dental care can be the most effective way to make sure a child's teeth have a healthy start. Find out how to protect your children's teeth.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Halloween Healthy Eating
Tips on how to eat healthily at halloween

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Healthy Eating
Tips and Advice on Healthy lunches for school going children.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Parents of Shy Children
Advice for parents and teachers of shy children from Shyness Expert Lurie Adelman

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

School Bugs
Advice on steps you can take to reduce the risk of your child succumbing to school bugs.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

School Health Services in Primary Schools
The Health Service Executive (HSE) Areas have assumed responsibility for former health boards services including school health services. Information on the dental, aural and optical services that HSE areas are obliged to provide.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Shyness in Teenagers
Answers to many of the questions you may have about your shy teenager.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

How to Stop your Child Whining
A school-age child who whines can be a serious nuisance and may earn a reputation as a complainer at school. Ending the habit isn't easy. Tips on how to tind the patience and resolution to help your child by reminding yourself how important it is for him to behave in likeable and effective ways.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Talk about sex 12 - 16 yrs
Advice on the best way to initiate a conversation about sex with your child.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Talk about sex 6 - 12 yrs
Advice on how do you handle the birds-and-bees speech responsibly

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Nail Biting
Children bite their nails for many reasons -- out of curiosity or boredom, to relieve stress, to pass the time, or from force of habit. Nail biting is the most common of the so-called "nervous habits, Advice on how parents can work towards breaking this habit.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Bia Kid Food Tips
How do you maximise your child’s ability to concentrate and have a good flow of energy both mentally and physically, throughout the schoolday? Give them foods that allow for a slow release of energy.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Colds and Kids
Find out why your child gets colds and how you should treat them..

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Dental Visit
Experts say that getting an early start on dental care can be the most effective way to make sure a child's teeth have a healthy start. Find out how to protect your children's teeth.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Halloween Healthy Eating
Tips on how to eat healthily at halloween

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Healthy Eating
Tips and Advice on Health lunches for school going children.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

School Bugs
Advice on steps you can take to reduce the risk of your child succumbing to school bugs.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

School Health Services in Primary Schools
The Health Service Executive (HSE) Areas have assumed responsibility for former health boards services including school health services. Information on the dental, aural and optical services that HSE areas are obliged to provide.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Shyness in Teenagers
Answers to many of the questions you may have about your shy teenager.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

How to Stop your Child Whining
A school-age child who whines can be a serious nuisance and may earn a reputation as a complainer at school. Ending the habit isn't easy. Tips on how to tind the patience and resolution to help your child by reminding yourself how important it is for him to behave in likeable and effective ways.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Talk about sex 12 - 16 yrs
Advice on the best way to initiate a conversation about sex with your child.

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Talk about sex 6 - 12 yrs
Advice on how do you handle the birds-and-bees speech responsibly

Your Child's Health & Behaviour

Nail Biting
Children bite their nails for many reasons -- out of curiosity or boredom, to relieve stress, to pass the time, or from force of habit. Nail biting is the most common of the so-called "nervous habits, Advice on how parents can work towards breaking this habit.

10 common summer kid's illnesses to watch out for
Worried about your kids getting sick this summer. Read about these ten common summer illnesses to watch out for - and how to avoid them

5 fun apps for kids and parents to play this summer
Best apps for family fun this summer. Whether you or your little ones are travelling, or stuck inside this summer, here are our favorite apps to keep everyone tolerable on the school holidays.

Tips on cooking with kids
Want to get your kids into the kitchen but need some help in order to avoid running into problems? Here are our top eight tips on cooking with kids

Action Plan on Bullying 2013
Action Plan on Bullying launched by Minister for Education in January 2013

Active Listening
Some experts in the field actually rate listening as the most important parenting skill of all.

Afterschool Dance classes by types of Dance
Different types of dance classes for kids

Afterschool Music Classes by instrument
Details of afterschool music classes by instrument

Are Protein Shakes Safe for Teens?
Confused about the recent supplement and protein powder craze among young, body conscious teens? Here we explain why it is an unsafe practice for the under 18s -

Au Pair visa requirements for Ireland
If you are an au pair from outside the EU or are looking to hire a nn EU au pair, check out our information.

Avoca Tours
Avoca Tours

Baby Travel Shop Competition
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Back to School Time for your Teenager!
Whenever any young person has a long break from school, it can seem like an uphill struggle to get them back into a school routine.

Back to School with Kellogg’s – A Top Class Start!
As families start to prepare to go back to school and get organised for the new school year, the role of breakfast becomes increasingly important

Bedwetting and Kids
Bed wetting and Kids: Bed time accidents can be the bane of a parents life, and make your child feel ashamed. Here’s our guide with how to deal with those little nocturnal accidents.

Being fair to your au air
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Bike week activities in June
Bike Week is here! Check out ur guide on all the fun activities to do with the kids!

Book Splits Competition
Book Splits Competition 2014 - Discover BookSplits - the simple solution to heavy schoolbooks. Protect your health and reduce the weight of heavy schoolbags INSTANTLY by using BookSplits.


Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Can a childminder drive my car? What are the rules?
Can a childminder/nanny drive my car?

Career Guidance
OCareer Guidance Resources for parents and students

Caring for your colicky baby
Caring for a new baby is hard enough as it is, but a baby with colic makes it even tougher. Read our helpful tips on soothing your colicky baby.

Castletown House
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Castlewarden Montessori
Castlewarden Montessori and playschool provide a child centred environment that fosters a love of life and leaning

Celebrating Leaving Certificate Results? Here’s our guide for parents and school leavers.
Leaving Cert Results Party Night - Advice for Teens and Anxious Parents.

Census 2011 for schools
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Census 2011 for schools
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Children Absorb Your Stress
It is a scientifically proven fact that children absorb your stress – the role played byYOUR stress, as a parent or teacher.

Christ Church Poster Competition
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Classic Novels for teens to read this summer
Looking for some classic novels to share with your teens this summer? Here's our list of the classic novels best read as a teen, that may just help them with their homework(shhh)

ClayWorks Competition
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Clorks
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Cobb BBQ Competition 2014
Win a Cobb BQQ

College Entry Requirements
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Complaint about bullying by a teacher
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Conflict & Children’s Difficult Behaviour
Diffusing conflict with your children

Coping with kid's Food intolerances and Allergies
Kid's allergies: If yu are trying to juggle yur child's food allergies in the kitchen, read our guide on coping in the kitchen

Cow and Gate Growing Up Milk
Ensuring your toddler gets the best nutrition

Cow and Gate Growing Up Milk
Ensuring your toddler gets the best nutrition

Craft Quarter Kids Competition
Volve Ocean Race, Craft Quarter Kids Competition

Crooked Hat Performing Arts Summer Camp
Crooked Hat Performing Arts Summer Camp

Curfews and Teenagers
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Cyber safety for younger children
We need to talk with our children/teenagers about being safe online

Dealing with Head Lice
Head lice love childrens scalps, and are highly contagious. If you think your child has been infested read our guide on symptoms and treatments.

Helping Your Child To Develop their Language Skills
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Disappointed Leaving Certificate Student
How to support a disappointed Leaving Cert student

Disney Prince of Persia Competition
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Disney Sorcerers Apprentice Competition
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Disney Film Up Competition
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Dream Ireland Competition
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

dStudios Mid Term Offer
dStudios Mid Term Offer

dStudios Mid Term Offer
dStudios Mid Term Offer

Early Childhood Care and Education programme explained
Here we answer all of your questions regarding the Early Childhood Care and Education programme -

Earth's Edge school's expeditions
Earth's Edge is Ireland’s only fully licensed adventure travel company that specialises in schools expeditions

5% off school books at EasonSchoolShop.com
Get up to 5 off school books at EasonSchoolShop.com

Easy Daysies®  Competition 2014
Easy Daysies Competition

Easy Daysies
Easy Daysies educational resource supplier

Eating Disorders & Exams
Exams cause a very natural level of stress for the majority of people in schools, colleges and workplaces around the country every year. For some, however, the exam period can be a very particular trigger for the development or possible intensifying of eating disordered behaviour.

Education & School News Feed for Ireland
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Irish Education News Archive
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Education News
Education and Parenting news stories of interest to parents and teachers around Ireland

Emmas Page
Emmas test page

End of Exam Leaving Cert Parties - Advice on partying for teens, and Parents!
As nightclubs host 'controversial' Leaving Cert parties, billing them as 'exam blow-outs', chances are you may be worries about your teen this weekend. Here's our advice to excited and relieved teens and their anxious parents!

Express IT Back to School Special for Teachers
Back to School Special for Teachers

Family Hostelling - a great value Family Break
Clever parents who backpacked around the world are now returning to hostels with their families because they know that their kids will love the adventure and the spirit of hostelling.

FamilyMatters.ie Course Schedule
FamilyMatters.ie Course Schedule

Farm Restaurants, Dublin
FARM restaurants are Irish owned, family run restaurants in the heart of Dublin

Father's Day ideas for teens and adults
Fathers day June 15th!Have you made plans to spend time with your dad?If not here's some of our great ideas to do with daddy.

First Aid and childminding
Do you know how to stop a child from choking or how to perform CPR on an infant? Childminders are required to have First aid training in Ireland ... read more

Fluffy's Xmas Factor
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Food additives and E numbers: Understanding food labeling
Worried abouit what's on your food label? By educating yourself on E numbers and food additives you can make a difference on food purchases for your family.

Food allergies and food intolerances explained
Worried that your child may have a food allergy or intolerance?The following article provides thge important differences between the two, as well as how to recognise and test for both.

Footee the newest and coolest school tour
Bring your class on a school trip to footee - dublin's coolest school tour

Force of Nature Events
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Fun in the garden this summer with the kids
Fun in the garden ideas for kids. Ideas and games for kids in the garden

Fundraising for Schools
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Fussy Eaters - How to help your kids through the fussy phase
Have a fussy eater causing war at mealtimes?Yu are not alone!Here are some handy tips and tricks to help restore calm at the family dinner table?

Galway Bay Hotel
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Gen Election 2011
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Getting fit with the kids
Making time to get to the gym can be tough when you have a host of little ones to take to football practice and swimming lessons and manage to get a meal on the table at the same time. Get fit as a family instead and never feel guilty for skipping the gym again! Here are our tips -

Giddy Studies
Giddy Studios is a haven for the perfect birthday party.

Glenroe Farm School Tours
Glenroe Farm perfect for an educational and fun school outing

Guide on finding a special school in Ireland
If you're searching for a school that caters for special needs, read our guide on special needs primary education in Ireland

Guide to School Books, Stationery and Supplies
Seven tipsfrom Easonschoolbooks.com for stocking up your child’s schoolbag which will ensure you’re too cool for school!

Guide to staying safe during the all important Sixth year post Leaving Cert holiday
Going on a sixth year holiday or have a child jetting off to the sun? Read our guide on staying safe on the big party trip abroad.

Halloween and keeping your pets safe
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Hay Fever in children
Hay fever in children can be upsetting for both parents and children. Find out how to deal with your little one’s seasonal sneezing.

Healthy Teen Eating Habits
Having trouble with a fast food loving, soft drink guzzling teen? Here are our top tips to help encourage your teen towards healthier eating habits

Hearing and Vision Testing in Schools
At primary level, the HSE carries out hearing and vision examinations to ensure your child is developing normally

Heinz - Grow Your Own
Just Imagine it. You and the kids in the garden growing tomatoes. Heinz Tomatoes

Helping your child behave in a restaurant
what can you do to help to keep your child calm and well behaved in a restaurant?

History websites and apps to help the kids out with their homework
Want to get the kids interested in history? Or feel that they need a little help with their history homework? Here are our top website and app recommendations for the little ones

Home April 2010 backup
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Home aug 2010
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Home 2010 May 2010 (test)
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Home 2010 May 2010 (test)
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Homework - how much time
How much time should your child spend doing homework

Home
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

How can I get the best value for money in school uniforms this year
Get the best value for your money this year on school uniforms with our guide on great (and budget) places to shop for your back-to school angels

How Child-Safe Is Your Home?
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

How much should I pay a babysitter
How much should you pay a babysitter?

How much should I pay a childminder?
Hiring a childminder?Childcare costs vary around Ireland, but there are some agreed rates between childminders and parents. How much should you pay?

How to deal with Sibling Rivalry
Understanding and dealing with sibling rivalry

How to deal with Teenage Acne
Dealing with teenage acne? Not fun for anyone, but before you face the mirror have a look at our guide in dealing with the most despised teenage ailment.

How to get the best deals on school books this year
Looking for the best deals in schoolbooks this year? Here at Schooldays we've put together a list of all the best school book suppliers in Dublin and around Ireland. Compare prices with top retailers or find books in our dedicated second-hand forum

How to have a low cost family holiday
ur top tips for keeping your family holiday low cost.

How to raise issues with parents as a childminder
If a problem arises with a child in your care, how do you deal with it? Read our tips with how to raise issues with parents.

Irish Greyhound Board School Tours
School Tours with a difference – At the dogs!


Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Immunisation schedule for children
Schedule of childrens vaccinations from birth to 14 years.

Importance of breakfast
Skipping breakfast can be just as bad for kids as it is for adults. A proper breakfast is an important meal as it hels kids concentrate, gives them more energy and helps avoid hunger throughout the day.

Improve Your Childs Confidence and Be Streetwise
Improve Your Childs Confidence and Be Streetwise

Instructions to the babysitter
So you're off for your night on the town, but who is going to mind the kids? Here's our guide to get the most from your babysitter and peace of mind for you.

Irish apps and websites for kids
Its common knowledge that we aren’t all fantastic irish speakers and lots of kids struggle with the subject at school. However, this doesn’t have to be the case! Here’s some websites and apps to help the kids out at an early age

IT courses for kids - the benefits
Top reasons to enrol your kids in IT courses - now!

Junior Certificate 2013
Our Junior certificate section provides a range of useful information including information on important dates to remember and links to a wide range of resources including revision supports and useful organisations

Junior Certificate 2012
Our Junior certificate section provides a range of useful information including information on important dates to remember and links to a wide range of resources including revision supports and useful organisations

Junior Certificate 2014
Our Junior certificate section provides a range of useful information including information on important dates to remember and links to a wide range of resources including revision supports and useful organisations

Preparing for the Junior Cert Results - Tips for Parents
Is your teen expecting their Junior Certificate Results? Here’s our advice for parents.

Junior Chief Transition Year Courses
Junior Chef are running 5 day Transition Year Courses

Junior Einsteins Science Club
Junior Einsteins Science Club teaches children core aspects of Biology, Chemistry & Physics through experiments, practical ‘make and do’, worksheets and instruction for primary school aged children.

Keeping kids safe in the sun
With temperatures set to rise into the high twenties this week, we must not forget to protect ourselves and our kids from the heat and sun. Here are our tips for keeping safe in the glorious weather

Keeping your teens safe online
We need to talk with our teenagers about being safe online

Kenmare Bay Holiday Homes
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort
family breaks

Getting Your Child to Dress Themselves Quickly
Getting Your Child to Dress Themselves Quickly

Kids Inc. Contact Details
Kids Inc. Contact Details

Kids Inc. Contact Details
Kids Inc. Contact Details

Kids party food ideas
How to plan kids food.

Kids Stealing - why they do it and how to deal with it
Children and stealing here we answer the all important questions such as why they do it and how to deal with it

Knights of St Columbanus Dublin Primary Schools Art Competition
The Order of Knights of St. Columbanus are running a student art competition for Holy Week this year.

La Jolie Ronde’s series of French & Spanish “Theme Days” Resources
La Jolie Ronde’s series of French & Spanish “Theme Days” Resources

Laya Healthcare Money Samart Competition
Get Smart and Win a €300 Eason Ireland voucher with Laya Healthcare

Leaving Certificate 2013
Our Leaving certificate section provides a range of useful information on this year's leaving certificate programme including important dates to remember, links to a wide range of resources including revision supports and useful organisations.

Leaving Certificate 2013
Our Leaving certificate section provides a range of useful information on this year's leaving certificate programme including important dates to remember, links to a wide range of resources including revision supports and useful organisations.

Leaving Certificate Subject Choices
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Lenrec
clothing and textile collection by lenrec

Little Folk
first holy communion wear, Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Living Gifts Competition
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Local ChildMinding
Childminders in Ireland local

Loftus Hall School Tours
Bring your class on a school tour to Loftus Hall in Wexford

Lunch box ideas for kids
Back to school but what to feed the kids? Here are schooldays.ie top healthy and tasty lunch boxes ideas.

Fathers day gift ideas for kids
Make Father's Day special with some of these great homemade gift ideas from the kids

Martial Arts - Deciding on the best form for your child
Having trouble deciding on the right form of martial arts for your child? Here we give a brief description of some of the most popular forms, so as you and your child can make an informed decision

Maxi Zoo - Toys aren't just for Kids!
Toys for Pets from Maxi Zoo

McWilliam Park Hotel Competition
Win a Family Break at the McWilliam Park Hotel

The McWilliam Park Hotel
family breaks at the McWilliam Park Hotel

Meningitis - The facts
Meningitis is a potentially fatal disease and for this reason it is important to be aware of its signs and symptoms. Here we outline the facts relating to meningitis so as you can protect your family against the disease -

Mid Term Getaways - Egypt
Find out the best destinations for all the family during the halloween break.

Mid term getaways family holidays
Find out the best destinations for all the family during the Halloween break

Mid term getaways The Algarve
Find out the best destinations for all the family during the halloween break

Mid Term Getaways The Balearic Islands
Find out the best destinations for all the family during the Halloween break

Mid Term Getaways The Canary Islands
Find out the best destinations for all the family during the halloween break

Mid term getaways
Find out the best destinations for all the family during the halloween break.

Mid-Term ‘Mayhem’ – February 19/20th
Mid-Term ‘Mayhem’ – February 19/20th

NameLabels.ie
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Narnia Nursery School
About Narnia Nursery School and Aslan Afterschool

National Aquatic Centre Birthday Parties
Birthday Parties are back at AquaZone at the National Aquatic Cebtre

National Aquatic Centre School Tours
The NationalAquatic Centre is one of the most exciting attractions for Schools and Clubs throughout the year

National Wax Museum Plus Competition
National Wax Museum Plus Competition to win a class tour

Navigating Halloween with Food Allergies
For parents of kids with food allergies scary can take on a different meaning when it comes to trick or treating.

New Guidelines on Managing Health & Safety in Schools 2014
Minister launches new Guidelines on Managing Safety and Health in Primary Schools

New Schools Announced 2011
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Newgrange Farm School Tours in Meath
Bring your class on a school tour to Newgrange Farm in Meath

Nicki Test 1
Nicki's page to test schooldays

Northern Ireland Tourist Board
Visit Northern Ireland

Order your UPC Horizon bundle now from as little as €35 per month
Horizon TV is a revolutionary new way of experiencing TV with UPC

Overweight Children - Advice for Parents
If you are worried about your child being overweight then here is our guide to understanding the issue and treating it with the right care.

Paper Mate's Leaving Certificate
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parent School Feedback and Secondary School Profiling
parent feedback on primary and secondary schools in Ireland

Parent School Feedback Survey Questions
Parent School Feedback Survey Questions

Parent School Feedback Survey Results layout
Layout of School Feedback survey results on Schooldays.ie

Parental Separation – What Can Be Done For The Children?
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Parenting at Christmas Time
Parenting at Christmas can be a very stressful and challenging experience

Parenting Your Exam Student
Practical Tips for parenting your exam student. How do we as parents keep calm and ensure the home environment is good for our students?

Make PA Announcements to Parents
Parents Association

pdf's
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Performing Arts and Kids
Think your kid may be struggling to cope with shyness or lack of confidence? Find out why performing arts classes might help

Performing Arts teaches kids confidence
Expressive arts education mean's children gain confidence, stretch imagination, learn new skills and most importantly have fun.

Pinatas Pinatas
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Pirates Village Liffey Valley & Swords
Pirates Village is an adventure play-zone with pirate themed, custom-made inflatable. Now in two great locations, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre & Swords

Platform Ireland
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Pocket Money
Should you give your children Pocket Money or just buy whatever they ask for

national Guidelines on promoting positive mental health and suicide prevention in post-primary schools
The Guidelines provide a framework, with information for schools and agencies supporting schools, on how to address issues of mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

Potty Training
The process of potty training

Powerleague Competition 2014
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Pre-School-Inspection Reports
Over 2,500 Pre-School Insepction Reports available on Pobal.ie

Preparing for your Debs
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Prevent the risk of Lyme disease this summer
Lyme disease is a tick borne bacterial disease that is on the increase in Ireland. Read our guide on preventing and treating this disease often associated with chronic fatigue.

Primary Irish Resources
Resources to help with Primary Level Irish in Ireland

Primary Irish Resources
Resources to help with Primary Level Irish in Ireland

Primary Irish Resources
Resources to help with Primary Level Irish in Ireland

Primary Maths Resources
resources to help with primary level maths in Ireland

Primary Maths Resources
resources to help with primary level maths in Ireland

Primary Maths Resources
resources to help with primary level maths in Ireland

Primary Reading Resources
resources to help with primary level reading in Ireland

Primary Reading Resources
resources to help with primary level reading in Ireland

Primary Writing Resources
Resources to help with Primary Level Writing in Ireland

Primary Writing Resources
Resources to help with Primary Level Writing in Ireland

Primary Writing Resources
Resources to help with Primary Level Writing in Ireland

Data on Schooldays.ie on Progression to College from Schools around Ireland
Progression to colleges from school around Ireland

Rainbusters
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Raising your Concerns with your Child
Concerned your child may be developing and eating disorder - how to raise your concerns

Recovery from an Eating Disorder
Recovering from an eating disorder

Reflective Listening
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Register your Parents Association on Schooldays.ie
Why register your Parents Association on Schooldays.ie

Repeating the Leaving Cert
Thinking about repeating the leaving cert? Here we answer all your questions regarding schools, subjects and motivation -

Reviewing scripts
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

RSA ‘Check it Fits’ Roadshow Coming Up
the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has offered a free expert checking service to parents, guardians and grandparents through their ‘Check it Fits’ Roadshow

Ryco Competition 2014
Win €100 worth of cook covers

Ryco
Ryco school supplier

Safety on Facebook
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Safety on Facebook
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Safety on YouTube
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

School and Office World Competition
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

School Books Rental Scheme for Primary
New School Books Rental Scheme funds now includes all primary schools. See how the book Rental Scheme benefits your child's school and your pocket.

School closure updates, November 2010
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

School closure updates
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

School closure updates
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

School Food Initiatives
Good practice guide for school food initiatives

School Game Playing Day
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

School holidays & Summer camps
School holidays are nearly around the corner. Check out our guides and listings on the best summer camps and activities for all ages in your area.

School openings
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

The Farmyard School Tours
Bring your class on a school tour to The Farmyard in County Clare


Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Schooldays.ie Birthday Organiser
Make sure you don't forget anything - download our Birthday Organiser

Schooldays.ie are recruiting!
Schooldays.ie Telesales Role

School Closures
Schools closed due to weather conditions

School's out Parties!
School's out parties! Ideas for end of year school kid's parties for parents and teachers

School's Summer Holiday Dates
About School summer holidays dates in Ireland

Self defence classes for kids
Ever thought about taking the kids to a self defence class? Here we explain the importance of being able to defend against attack, along with the additional benfits of practicing self defence.

Sending your kids to boarding school. Is boarding school right for your child?
Thinking of sending yur child to boarding school but need more information?Here are some advice to parents on bording school education, as well as some important points to consider.

Separation Anxiety in Children
Most of us remember our first day at school, so here are a few tips to ensure it goes smoothly for you and your child.

Shopping with kids. Tips on how to survive the shops with the children
Is going shopping with the kids traumatic for you? Avoid the stress at the checkout and follow our tips.

Doing Transition Year or skipping ahead?
Not sure whether you want to take part in transition year or simply continue on to fifth year? Here are some important points to consider while making your decision -

Should We Ban Smacking?
So what do I think of the government’s proposal to ban smacking?

Should you discipline other people's children?
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Sibling Rivalry
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Simply Signing Language Programme
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Small Primary Schools Value for Money
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

SchoolDays / iFlow SMS Texting Service for Schools
SMS texting service for Primary & Secondary Schools in Ireland

SMS Texting Service for Schools - Testimonial
SMS texting service for Primary & Secondary Schools in Ireland

SchoolDays / iFlow SMS Texting Service for Schools
SMS texting service for Primary & Secondary Schools in Ireland

SnapChat A parents Guide
Irelands online resource for parents and teachers. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Sneaking superfoods into your kid's diet
Great tricks on how to fill your kids diet with healthy superfoods. The secret to a long healthy life is great nutritous food with plenty of exercise. Children must get nutritous food to set them u for life, and superfoods can help ensure they grow up to be healthy individuals.

Special Education in Irish secondary schools
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Special Education in Irish secondary schools
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Specialist Crafts Competition 2014
Specialist Craft Competition

Specialist Crafts September Competition
Specialist crafts competition

Stall ideas for your school Fair
Check out these stall ideas for your school fair

Starting at University - What to Expect
While the idea of university may seem like a daunting new experience, you’ll soon find you have nothing to worry about. Here are our top tips to keep in mind when starting at university -

The Station House Hotel
family breaks

Statutory Childminders Notification - When, Why and How
All the information you need on Ireland’s Statutory Childminders Notification -


Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Studying Abroad
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Summer BBQs with the kids
BBQs with kids made easier with these handy food ideas and tips!

Sunday Time School Guide- How it was compiled
Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide - How it was compiled

Supporting Parents of Exceptionally Able Kids (SPEAK)
SPEAK is a support group for parents of gifted/exceptionally able children.

Surfdock School Tours including Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding and Wakeboarding
Bring your class on a school trip to Surfdock

Swine Flu 2010
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Swine Flu Press Release 18th August
Swine Flu Press Release on Survey Results to 18th August 2009

Swine Flu Survey Results
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Swine Flu
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Talk about sex 12 - 16yrs contd
Talking to my teenager about sex

Teach Your Child How To Solve Problems
Teach Your Child How To Solve Problems

Teenage Disrespect
So what level of moodiness and attitude should you be willing to accept as a parent from your teenager

Teenage First Crush
How Parents can help with teenager infatuation

Teens & Alcohol
As the parent of teenage girls I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking. However, as I journey through the minefield that is parenting teens, I am more and more convinced that the strength of my relationship with them is ultimately the only real control I have over my teens.

Ten things to do with the kids this bank holiday weekend
Looking for things to do with the kids this bank holiday weekend? Here are ten of our top picks:

Test New Nav
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Test New Nav
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Test New Nav
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Test The Teachers
Good practice guide for school food initiatives

The benefit of Team Sports for Kids
Thinking about after school activities for your kids and wondering which ones to choose? Make yourself aware of the benefits of playing team sports and make sure the kids are involved in at least one on a regular basis.

The Best Classic Summer reads for kids 8 - 12+ years old
Classic Children's Books for reading this summer

The Book Haven School Book Shops
Book Haven School Book Shops contact details

The Debs on a budget how t do it
We believe there is no need to spend half your savings on your Debs night. Even on a strict budget, the night can be a great success. Here are our budget friendly Debs tips for female debutate.

The Drama of Art
Exploration of work by Francis Bacon with experiential workshop

The Gaiety School of Acting Competition 2014
The Gaiety School of Acting Competition

The Importance of cooking with kids
Cooking is a lifelong skill and there is no reason why it should be reserved for adults. Here are some benefits to having your kids help you with the cooking in the kitchen.

The Junior Certificate Night
How to handle Junior Certificate Night

The Junior Certificate - Appeals Process
Junior Certification Results can be appealed - Here’s the info

The Responsible Child
An enabling parent however treats their child with respect and equality and encourages independence

Toddler Temper Tantrums – Practical Parenting Tips
Tips for dealing with Toddler Tantrums

Toolkit for School Travel
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

TOP 10 PARENTING TEENS TIPS
Most of us remember our first day at school, so here are a few tips to ensure it goes smoothly for you and your child.

Top 5 modern summer reads for teens
Stuck for sum reading suggestions for your teenage kids? Here are our top five modern summer reads for teens

Top art and music festivals for all the family this July
Looking for something to do with the family this July? Schooldays.ie put together a list of top family friendly arts and music events around Ireland.

Our Top Ten Child Friendly Restaurants in Dublin
Want to take your kids out for a meal but worried that they'll get fed up and antsy? Do you dread walking into a cafe or restaurant to be greeted with not-so-friendly faces due to your chunky buggy? Worry no more - here are our top ten child friendly restaurants in Dublin -

Top ten Family Beaches in Ireland
Top ten family beaches in Ireland. The Irish Blue Flag Awards have just been announced inspiring us to take a look at the top ten family beaches in Ireland.

Top-ten things to do with kids this August
Top ten things to do with the kids this August

Toy Soldier Factory School Tours and Birthday Parties
The Toy Soldier Factory offers school tours and birthday parties that combine fun and education with a difference all in one location!

Types of Pre-School
Information on Types of Preschool in Ireland

Understanding Standardised Tests or Stens Test
Children have or are undergoing Stens tests right now at the school. Here at Schooldays.ie we provide all information on understanding Stens

Unhappy with outcome of school investigation
Options for parents who are unhappy with the outcome of a school investigation

VSO
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Watch Your Language
Apply For the new series of Watch Your Language!

Water Safety for Children
Kids love to play in and around water and can have great fun doing so - however water can be dangerous. Here are some tips to prevent any unfortunate accidents during play time.

websites and apps to help the kids out with their maths
With schools back and the academic year in full swing, projects and tests may be beginning to crop up. Here are our top website and app picks to help the little ones out with their maths

Westwood Tennis Academy
Westwood Tennis Academy Schedule

What are Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are characterised by a variety of disordered eating behaviours

What causes an Eating Disorder
What causes an Eating Disorder - There is no single cause that can explain why a person develops an eating disorder.....

Working as a Nanny in Ireland
Considering becoming a nanny or thinking about hiring one? There are certain employment obligations with this role, read our advice:

What kids learn from team sports, and it's not all about health
Thinking about afterschool activities for your kids and wondering which ones to choose?Make yourself aware of the benefits of playing team sports and make sure the kids are involved in at least one on a regular basis. Read up on these benefits here

What NOT to say to a person with an Eating Disorder
What NOT to say to a person with an Eating Disorder

What should I expect as a childminder?
Thinking of becoming a childminder or are you a parent hiring a childminder? Read our advice on what conditions bth childminder/parent can exect frm this service before they begin.

Bee Stings
What to do if a bee stings your child

What to feed the kids? Getting to grips with healthy eating
Help! what do I feed my children? If you're in the deluge of information on children's nutrition, then you are not alone.

Worried about your teen this summer? Don't fret..
Worried about you teens this summer? Summer means relaxation and freedom for your teen, but with freedom comes parent worry. Here's our advice.

Leaving Certificate 2014
Our Leaving certificate section provides a range of useful information on this year's leaving certificate programme including important dates to remember, links to a wide range of resources including revision supports and useful organisations.

Laser Tag Party
Online resource for parents and teachers in Ireland. school, parenting, parents, teachers, children

Primary Reading Resources
resources to help with primary level reading in Ireland

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Your Child'sFirst Day at School
Most of us remember our first day at school, so here are a few tips to ensure it goes smoothly for you and your child.

Your rights as a childminder
If you are choosing to become a childminder  then it is worth understanding the role, what you can expect with working with children in your own home, and the experience with working with parents, before you begin.

Build Your Teenager’s Self-Esteem
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