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52% Increase in Bacterial Meningitis in 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting52% Increase in Bacterial Meningitis in 2017


In light of recent alarming figures released by the HSPC (Health surveillance protection Centre) national support and awareness charity ACT for Meningitis
urge people to make themselves aware of the signs and symptoms of Meningitis especially during these winter months


CEO Siobhan Carroll states; "the worrying figures released this week from the HSPC highlights the ... click to read full post & comments


Children Paint a Bright Future with Dublin Bus

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/12/2017.
Tags: TeachersChildren Paint a Bright Future with Dublin Bus


37 pieces of colourful paintings were on display today at a special exhibition at Wood Quay Venue to launch the Dublin Bus Children’s Art Calendar 2018.

The pieces, created by primary school children from 25 schools across the Greater Dublin Area, ... click to read full post & comments


New Child Protection Procedures for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew Child Protection Procedures for Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton TD welcomed the full commencement of the Children First Act 2015 and announced that his Department has published new child protection procedures for schools which take ... click to read full post & comments


PE to become Leaving Cert subject from next year

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 11/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersPE to become Leaving Cert subject from next year


Schools are today invited to apply to the Department of Education and Skills to take Physical Education as a full, examinable Leaving Certificate subject. This announcement is part of Government’s overall emphasis on encouraging healthy lifestyles. 
 
Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton today announced that a new, examinable Leaving Certificate subject ... click to read full post & comments


Weather closes some schools on 11th December

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 11/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersWeather closes some schools on 11th December


With a Status Orange low temperature warning in place for the country, some parts of the country will see severe frost, ice and lying snow with the potential for temperatures to plummet to -8 degrees.

According to RTE, a spokesperson for the Department of Education and Skills has said ... click to read full post & comments


Feeder Schools Lists published for 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsFeeder Schools Lists published for 2017


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2017 is available today on Schooldays.ie providing school-by-school information on which students have progressed to which colleges this year.

To view the information on your school for the last five years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Irish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIrish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today launched the 2016 PIRLS (The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) report, which shows that Ireland’s primary school children are best in Europe and OECD countries for reading skills. ... click to read full post & comments


Teaching of Foreign Languages to be prioritised

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 04/12/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticwsTeaching of Foreign Languages to be prioritised


Minister Bruton launches key strategic policy to prepare Ireland for Brexit.

Targeted measures for improving fluency, increasing the number of languages taught, increasing immersion programmes.


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today launched the ... click to read full post & comments


Under 5s to Travel Free on Public Transport

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/12/2017.
Tags: ParentingUnder 5s to Travel Free on Public Transport


The National Transport Agency (NTA) has announced that children aged 5 and under get to travel for free on all public transports including Iarnrod Eireann, Luas, Dart, Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus.

The Fare Determination was published today by ... click to read full post & comments


Gaeltacht Education Spending to More Than Double in 2018

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/11/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersGaeltacht Education Spending to More Than Double in 2018


Nearly 80% of primary schools and 96% of post primary schools in the Gaeltacht, plan to achieve Gaeltacht school status

Investment in Gaeltacht education to ... click to read full post & comments


New Multilingual Education Initiative

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersNew Multilingual Education Initiative


Pilot schools announced in Dublin and Kildare

The largest patron of Irish medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta, (AFP), has today (23.11.17) launched a major new initiative to advance multilingualism across its nationwide school network, with a view that pupils will leave primary school proficient in ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Retention Rates Highest in History

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersLeaving Cert Retention Rates Highest in History


Gap between DEIS and non-DEIS schools has nearly halved since 2001. Ireland 2nd in EU28 for percentage of people aged 20-24 with at least upper-secondary education

Minister Bruton will today publish a report by the Department of Education and Skills on school retention in Ireland which show that ... click to read full post & comments


New primary maths curriculum open for consultation

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 16/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersNew primary maths curriculum open for consultation


The primary maths curriculum is undergoing a review - it's first since 1999. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has published the draft of the proposed new curriculum for junior infants to second class. No date has been set for the implementaiton of the new curriculum in schools but it is ... click to read full post & comments


€1.8 million for Innovative Programmes in DEIS schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshouind, on 13/11/2017.
Tags: Teaching Education And Politics€1.8 million for Innovative Programmes in DEIS schools


Over 35 schools all over the country given funding to pilot innovative approaches to tackling educational disadvantage.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today launched the pilot phase of the ... click to read full post & comments


Unique assisted shaving device wins SciFest 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersUnique assisted shaving device wins SciFest 2017


Aaron Hannon, from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co. Mayo was this afternoon named the overall winner of SciFest 2017, for his project EnableArm – a shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity and will go on to ... click to read full post & comments


Google launches Family Link Safety App in Ireland

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/11/2017.
Tags: ParentingGoogle launches Family Link Safety App in Ireland


Google has launched it's 'Family Link' App in Ireland today (8th Nov).Family Link is an app provided by Google which allows parents and guardians to connect their smart device (android or iOS) to their child's smart phone or tablet (android only).

Once the two devices are connected, parents will not only be able to monitor their child's internet/online activity but ... click to read full post & comments


Funding available for standardised testing - secondary

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/11/2017. Funding available for standardised testing - secondary


Funding available for Standardised Testing in English reading and Mathematics at Second Year of Post-Primary – November 2017

The critical importance of assessment to inform and support good teaching and learning is widely recognised. Enriching teaching and learning with new curricula and new assessment methods is a key objective of the ... click to read full post & comments


So, how was school today? New research launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSo, how was school today? New research launched


Young people respond in their thousands to have their say about school

Comhairle na nÓg study by young people is a first


Minister Katherine Zappone TD and Minister Richard Bruton TD launched the ‘So, how was school today?’ report. A ground breaking piece of research carried out by ... click to read full post & comments


New Five-year Public Health Campaign for Healthier Familes

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 01/11/2017.
Tags: ParentingNew Five-year Public Health Campaign for Healthier Familes


Campaign aims to help parents to ‘make a start’ at specific healthy eating and activity habits and build on that one daily win.

A new five-year public health awareness campaign – “START” - to set families on the path to a healthier future has been launched today by the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for State Catherine Byrne TD. The campaign from safefood, the HSE and Healthy Ireland has been ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI reject Public Service Stability Agreement

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/10/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI reject Public Service Stability Agreement


ASTI members have voted to reject the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020 by 51.5% to 48.5%.
 
Commenting on the result of the ballot, ASTI President Ger Curtin said that by rejecting the Agreement, ASTI members continue to stand up for their most ... click to read full post & comments


National Action by Childhood Professionals 27th October

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/10/2017.
Tags: ParentingNational Action by Childhood Professionals 27th October


Childhood Professionals plan national demonstration day for next Friday (27/10/17)

Childhood Professionals are planning a national day of demonstration on Friday, October 27th – in protest at the lack of Government investment in the sector.

The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) is inviting employers, employees and parents to unite and ... click to read full post & comments(1)


The 50 schools taking part in trial Digital Learning Framework

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersThe 50 schools taking part in trial Digital Learning Framework


Minister Bruton Announces 50 schools Participating in Trial of the Digital Learning Framework

The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the announcement of the 50 schools participating in the trial of the ... click to read full post & comments


Dublin International School Open for Applications

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/10/2017.
Tags: ParentsDublin International School Open for Applications


Nord Anglia International School Dublin today announced that they are now officially accepting student applications for the 2018/19 academic year.

The school is expected to open in September 2018 and will initially educate students from ... click to read full post & comments


SNAs vote for industrial action

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingSNAs vote for industrial action


IMPACT’s 8,000 special needs assistants (SNAs) members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over recurring delays, by the Department of Education and Skills, to publish SNA allocations before the end of the academic year.

In a nationwide ballot of four SNA branches, 97% backed industrial action, up to and including ... click to read full post & comments(1)


School Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties


Status Red policy to stand down services will be implemented in five counties on Monday  
 
School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo & Galway will ... click to read full post & comments


Resilience & Wellbeing Teacher Training for DEIS schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 11/10/2017.
Tags: TeachersResilience & Wellbeing Teacher Training for DEIS schools


Training in Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management Programme is now available to all teachers in all DEIS primary schools and in the Friends Programme for teachers in all DEIS primary and post-primary schools

The Minister for Education & Skills Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. announced that, for the first time, all teachers in ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2018 Education Update

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2018 Education Update


Education spending within the Budget of €10 billion represents 16.6% of total spending and an incease of €554 million on last year's budget allocation

Here is a summary of Budget 2018 released today as it impacts on ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Minimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed

Posted by Schooldays Newshoun, on 04/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingMinimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed


The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced the minimum entry requirements for primary initial teacher education programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year.

In addition to the points required for entry to programmes of primary initial teacher education, the Department of Education and Skills specifies minimum entry requirements in the ... click to read full post & comments


Trick or Treat for Temple Street campaign launches

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingTrick or Treat for Temple Street campaign launches


Temple Street Foundation has today launched its annual ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ campaign, proudly supported by MiWadi. A fangtastic Halloween party was held in the beloved children’s hospital where a gaggle of tiny dinosaurs, monsters and superheroes gathered to kick off the Halloween fundraiser.
 
Temple Street is encouraging people all over the country – kids, adults, schools and workplaces - to host their own ... click to read full post & comments


Team HOPE Launches 2017 Shoebox Appeal

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingTeam HOPE Launches 2017 Shoebox Appeal


Lottie Ryan was in Dublin today to officially launch the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The 2FM presenter joined Team Hope to encourage families, friends, schools, community groups and businesses across Ireland to ‘GET PACKING’ and share the gift of hope with needy children by donating a gift-filled shoebox by 10th November.

After smashing all expectations ... click to read full post & comments(2)


New nutrition standards for school meals

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersNew nutrition standards for school meals


The Minister for Health, the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection today jointly launched new Nutrition Standards for the State’s School Meals Programme. These will ensure the ... click to read full post & comments


Largest Irish-Medium Post-Primary School opens

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersLargest Irish-Medium Post-Primary School opens


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., will today (Friday, 22nd Sept 2017) officially open Coláiste na Coiribe, Knocknacarra which is one of the largest Irish-medium post-primary schools in the country. The Minister will also open over 20 classrooms, spread out over ... click to read full post & comments


Food revolt at Irish school

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersFood revolt at Irish school


A FOOD REVOLT took place at an Irish school where steamed fruit and vegetables protested against being let go to waste - as world hunger levels rise to new alarming levels.

Pupils at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles ... click to read full post & comments


An Taisce’s Climate Ambassador Programme Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersAn Taisce’s Climate Ambassador Programme Launched


The new Climate Ambassador Programme of An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit was launched on Monday, September 18.  This exciting new programme focuses on identifying individuals ... click to read full post & comments


New Leaving Cert holidays website launched

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 18/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingNew Leaving Cert holidays website launched


Is there someone in your family at the age of booking a Leaving Cert holiday for 2018? Want to make sure they book with a reputable travel company that offers safe & secure, hand-picked properties and has dedicated in-resort reps?

Click&Go has launched a new ... click to read full post & comments


New tool to help schools improve Digital Capability

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersNew  tool to help schools improve Digital Capability


The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that the Digital Learning Framework for schools is being made available to all primary and post primary schools from today.

The Framework provides a roadmap to help schools manage the transformation of teaching and learning as a result of new digital technologies.

The framework will: ... click to read full post & comments


Junior Cert Results are out

Posted by SchoolDays.ie on 13/09/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Cert Results are out


Over 61,5000 students across the country will be receiving their Junior Certificate Results today which is an increase of 2.3% on last year.

Four students received top marks of 12 As while 54 received 11 As. 240 students got 10As which represents a drop of ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI recommends rejection of Agreement

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI recommends rejection of Agreement


The ASTI Central Executive Council is recommending that its members reject the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020. The union will ballot its members on the proposed Agreement in ... click to read full post & comments


Check your kids' phones for this App

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingCheck your kids' phones for this App


Parents are being alerted by schools to a new smartphone app, Sarahah, which has become popular in Ireland, overtaking Twitter and Tinder on Irish app charts. The App has 20 million users worldwide.

The App was originally designed to provide constructive anonymous feedback in ... click to read full post & comments


Fire Safety Lapses found in some schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/09/2017.
Tags: Education An Politics Parenting TeachersFire Safety Lapses found in some schools


The Department of Education and Skills announced on 1st September that it is publishing a public tender notice on the Governments e-tenders website to commission fire safety audits of a representative sample of up to 25 schools constructed over the last 20 years.

The tender for appointment of fire safety consultants will be completed by the mid October. It is expected that the first set of Fire Safety Audit Reports will be ... click to read full post & comments


HSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/08/2017.
Tags: ParentingHSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake


The HSE has launched a new website aimed at parents who have daughters who are entitled to avail of the free HPV vaccine programme. It is also expected that ... click to read full post & comments(6)


ACT for Meningitis back to school warning

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/08/2017.
Tags: ParentingACT for Meningitis back to school warning


ACT for Meningitis is issuing a warning as children and students go back to school and college this September.

There is a higher risk of Meningitis at this time of year, as students spend a lot more time ... click to read full post & comments


2017 Round 1 CAO Offers

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/08/2017. 2017 Round 1 CAO Offers


First round CAO offers have been issued to around 52,000 applicants this morning. Changes to both the points system and the leaving cert grading systems have resulted in fluctuations in points requirements for many courses.

For example, many STEM-related courses have seen a ... click to read full post & comments


'Kids Failing at Basic Play Activities'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/08/2017.
Tags: Parenting'Kids Failing at Basic Play Activities'


The Insight, DCU, Dublin GAA and GAA research project Moving Well - Being Well has been underway for a number of months and researchers have been criss-crossing the country, assessing more than 2,000 children in 40 schools scattered across 12 counties in all four provinces.

Moving Well - Being Well is a massive research project that aims to ... click to read full post & comments



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