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New Digital Strategy Plan for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/06/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersNew Digital Strategy Plan for Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., today launched the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 Action Plan 2017.

The Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 sets out a clear vision to ... click to read full post & comments


Back To School Clothing Allowance Increases

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/06/2017.
Tags: ParentingBack To School Clothing Allowance Increases


In his one of his last acts as Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar has announced a significant increase in the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.

In previous years, the allowance was set at €1 ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Kerry School to re-open as Community National School

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/06/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentingKerry School to re-open as Community National School


Announcement in Kerry is first Reconfiguration under Plan by Minister Bruton to Deliver 400 Multi-Denominational and Non-Denominational Schools.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, has welcomed the decision of the Bishop of Kerry, patron of the Two Mile / Cahooreigh NS, to transfer the ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI suspends industrial action

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/06/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI suspends industrial action


ASTI Statement 10th June

The ASTI is to immediately suspend all industrial action relating to the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) and Junior Certificate reform. The decision was taken by a special convention of ASTI members held ... click to read full post & comments


'Health Homework' Programme for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/06/2017.
Tags: Parenting Teachers'Health Homework' Programme for Schools


A study following the health patterns of Primary school children has found that one in five Irish children are overweight and 7% of those studied were clinically found to be ... click to read full post & comments


Children paint a bright future with Dublin Bus

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/06/2017.
Tags: TeachersChildren paint a bright future with Dublin Bus


Over 100 primary school students from the Mid West of Dublin attended the 2017 Dublin Bus Children’s Art Competition Awards at City Services Social Club, Clondalkin.

The art competition is part of an overall ... click to read full post & comments


Urgent Appeal for Exam Correctors

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 01/06/2017.
Tags: TeachersUrgent Appeal for Exam Correctors


The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has issued an urgent appeal for teachers to apply to mark the Leaving and Junior Ceritficate examinations which begin next Wednesday.

The SEC appeals says that "the number of available reserve examiners is currently very tight in all subjects". The subjects were there are particular need are ... click to read full post & comments


2018 EU Young Scientists Competition for Ireland

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/05/2017.
Tags: Teachers Parenting2018 EU Young Scientists Competition for Ireland


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, announced that the European Union Contest for Young Scientist (EUCYS) will be held in Dublin, 14 -19 September 2018, marking the 30th anniversary of the prestigious competition.

A European-wide annual event organised by the European Commission, the EUCYS seeks to promote the ... click to read full post & comments


Tipp Students win at SEAI Final

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 16/05/2017.
Tags: TeachersTipp Students win at SEAI Final

 
Ursuline Secondary School from Thurles in Co Tipperary has been named the winner of this year’s Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea competition for their campaign ‘Wattaware’. The campaign aims to raise energy awareness and tackle climate change by educating people in their community on the long term savings the can make when they choose household appliances with higher energy ratings. The team from Ursuline Secondary School were ... click to read full post & comments


Forum on Religion in Primary School Admissions announced

Posted by Schooldays, on 16/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingForum on Religion in Primary School Admissions announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, announced yesterday that he will hold a Forum on the role of Religion in Primary School Admissions on Monday 29th May, as part of a broader consultation process on ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Humanism Lesson Plans for Primary Schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 12/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersHumanism Lesson Plans for Primary Schools


Educate Together and the Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) have introduced the first ever Humanism lesson plans into Educate Together Primary Schools from First to Fourth Class. The lessons have already been ... click to read full post & comments


Walk to School Week launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/05/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingWalk to School Week launched


Ireland’s newly crowned Travel School of the Year launched next week’s National Walk to School week today. Scoil Ghobnatan from Mallow were at the Green-Schools Travel Awards in Kilmainham ahead of this year’s celebration of active and sustainable travel on the school run.

Taking place from Monday, May 15th ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI pulls ballot on industrial action

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/05/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI pulls ballot on industrial action


Press Release by ASTI 5th May

The Department of Education and Skills has notified the ASTI that no school will have teachers in excess of its approved staffing allocation for the 2017/18 school year. This means that no teacher will be ... click to read full post & comments


Patronage of 4 new schools announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersPatronage of 4 new schools announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today announced the patronage of the four new primary schools to be established in 2017 and 2018.  In all cases the Minister accepted the recommendations of the ... click to read full post & comments


438 Schools to get summer makeover

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics438 Schools to get summer makeover


The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today (Wednesday) announced that €47 Million would be provided by the Department of Education and Skills, through the summer works scheme, to provide for major improvements in ... click to read full post & comments


Former greyhound stadium bought for new schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/05/2017.
Tags: Education And PoliticsFormer greyhound stadium bought for new schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD, has today confirmed that an offer has been made to Bord na gCon to acquire the site of the former greyhound stadium at Harold’s Cross. Bord na gCon today ... click to read full post & comments


Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/05/2017.
Tags: Education And PoliticsGaeltacht School Recognition Scheme Announced


Following on from the launch of the Department’s Policy on Gaeltacht Education 2017-2022 last October, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. has announced the commencement of the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme.

A circular, accompanied by an information pack, has been issued today to all primary and post-primary schools in Gaeltacht language-planning areas inviting those schools to ... click to read full post & comments


Science & Technology subjects perceived as 'too difficult'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/04/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingScience & Technology subjects perceived as 'too difficult'