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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


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'