Cycle Right, the National Standard for Cycle Training in Ireland, has been officially launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD. Through a standardised cyclist road safety training course, cycling skills and road safety awareness will be delivered to school children ... click to read full post & comments(1)
Extract from speech by Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD
I would like to thank Michael Barron and Equate for hosting this event and for inviting me along. I have met Michael and his team on a number of occasions since taking office, and I look forward to continuing to work with them as we reform our school system ... click to read full post & comments
The use of Financial Emergency in the Public Interest legislation and other measures against members of the ASTI is profoundly disturbing and will have a long-lasting negative impact on the conduct of normal industrial relations in Ireland, ASTI President Ed Byrne said yesterday.
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/01/2017. Tags: Teachers
Thousands of students will light up Dublin’s RDS as the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition kicks off tomorrow. The event brings together some of the country’s brightest young minds as they compete to take ... click to read full post & comments
An enhanced version of the innovative CAO Course search tool from CareersPortal has been launched this week. This tool should make searching for CAO courses and researching the content even easier for students.
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/12/2016. Tags: Teachers
The Department of Education has published the two different pay scales that will apply in the new year to teachers who have been appointed since February 2012. (Teachers appointed prior to 1st February are ... click to read full post & comments
The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2016 is available today on Schooldays.ie providing school-by-school information on which students have progressed to which colleges this year.
The Minister, together with Deputy Jim Daly, announced that the Government have approved the draft outline of a new law, which will require every school to consult with parents and students, and publish and operate a Parent and Student Charter.
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 02/12/2016. Tags: Parentng
Flu or Meningitis….would you know the difference? ACT for Meningitis is issuing a warning as winter time is upon us.
There is a higher risk of Meningitis during the winter months. As people spend a lot more time indoors and with close contact, germs are spread more easily. Also, coming down with ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of four new primary schools due to be established in ... click to read full post & comments(1)
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today (Thursday 24th November) launched an expert report on education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in Irish schools, and set out a programme to deliver on the ambition set out in the report of making Ireland a ... click to read full post & comments
Below are extracts from the Minister's recent speech on the Education (admission to Schools) Bill 2016. Among it's measures are a ban on waiting lists and fees relating to admisions along with a requirement that schools ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education Richard Bruton is due to publish the new Education (Parent and Student Charter) Bill over the coming weeks. According to the Irish Times, the heads of the Bill were approved by the Cabinet recently and are due to be published soon by the Minister.
The exam support scheme, known as RACE (Reasonable Accommodations at Certificate Examinations) has caused a lot of controversy and been the source of a lot of stress for students and their parents in recent years. It was particularly problematic because ... click to read full post & comments(1)
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced the patronage of the nine new post-primary schools to be established in 2017 and 2018. In all cases the Minister accepted the recommendations of the New Schools Establishment Group.
Posted by Scxhooldays Newshound, on 02/11/2016. Tags: Parenting
A recent study carried out by the ESRI and Pobal which focussed on 3 and 5 year olds has concluded that children minded by relatives, such as grandparents, or childminders, tend to do better in ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., welcomed the allocation of 430 additional Resource Teachers to schools to provide extra teaching support to children with special educational needs.
Below is the text of the advertisement on the Dept of Education website for temporary supervisors in schools during the forthcoming industrial action by the ASTI
'Applications are invited for inclusion on a panel of temporary Supervisors in certain post-primary schools.
The ASTI has directed its members to withdraw from supervision and substitution in post-primary schools with effect from 7 November next. In schools affected by this action, the Department of Education and Skills, school management bodies and local school management are putting ... click to read full post & comments
The ASTI has announced industrial action including withdrawal from supervision and substitution and strike action to take place in the coming weeks. The announcement follows yesterday’s ballot results in which the overwhelming majority of ASTI teachers voted in favour of industrial action.
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has released the appeal results for the 2016 Leaving Certificate examination. The appeal results have also been transmitted electronically to the Central Applications Office and will be available to candidates on the ... click to read full post & comments
Staff and students at Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock were distressed by an incident last week when members of a promotions company entered the school premises dressed as creepy clowns and carrying a prop that students said looked “identical” to a chainsaw.