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Contractor appointed to complete schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/06/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersContractor appointed to complete schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (25th of June 2018) welcomed the confirmation from DIF and the Project Lenders that arrangements are being put in place for the appointment of a replacement contractor to:

  • Facilitate the completion of the three most advanced schools - Loreto College, Wexford; Coláiste Raithín, Bray, and ... click to read full post & comments


    Parents Invited to Choose School Patronage

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/06/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsParents Invited to Choose School Patronage


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., has invited parents in four areas to express their preference in relation to the patronage of four post-primary schools to be established in 2019.

    Parents are invited to express their patronage preferences using the Department’s new ... click to read full post & comments


    New School to Champion Self-Directed Learning

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/06/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsNew School to Champion Self-Directed Learning


    A school with a very different approach to education for children aged 5-18 is set to open in Sligo this September.

    According to one of the school's founders, Maura Duignan, the Sligo Sudbury School aims to provide a democratic educational ... click to read full post & comments


    Childrens' Best Interests Failed by Public Bodies

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/06/2018.
    Tags: ParentingChildrens' Best Interests Failed by Public Bodies


    The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has today expressed concern about the failure of public bodies to adequately consider the best interest of children in the delivery of services and policy decisions.

    Launching the ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister welcomes SNA Scheme Review

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/05/2018.
    Tags: Educaiton And Politics Teachers ParentingMinister welcomes SNA Scheme Review


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today (30th May 2018), welcomed a Review into the Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Scheme by the ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister to increase Multi and Non-Denominational Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/05/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsMinister to increase  Multi and Non-Denominational Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T. D. today (Monday, 28th of May) announced that surveys of parents of pre-school children in 16 areas across the country are ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools required to consult parents on use of smart phones

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/05/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools required to consult parents on use of smart phones


    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. today (21st May) published a circular requiring all schools to consult parents, teachers and students on the use of smart phones and ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Specialised Therapists for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/05/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingSpecialised Therapists for Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., and the Minister for Health, Mr. Simon Harris T.D. today (14th May, 2018) launched the first ever project to provide in-school and pre-school therapy services. The project will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Baptism barrier in schools to be lifted

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/05/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBaptism barrier in schools to be lifted


    Amendment to Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 on the role of religion in school admissions approved by government

    Oversubscribed primary schools will not be allowed discriminate on the basis of religion, minority religions protected

    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has today (Wednesday, 9th of May 2018) published ... click to read full post & comments


    Sugar Drink Tax may Fund Fight against Childhood Obesity

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/05/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Sugar Drink Tax may Fund Fight against Childhood Obesity


    The sugar sweetened drinks tax, which will lead to price increases on some fizzy drinks, came into force in Ireland on Tuesday, May 1st.

    The Irish Heart Foundation has reiterated calls for a portion of the proceeds to be ringfenced to fund measures to prevent childhood obesity ... click to read full post & comments


    HSE Warning - Beware of Tick Bites this Summer

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/05/2018.
    Tags: ParentingHSE Warning - Beware of Tick Bites this Summer


    Lyme Disease Awareness Day was yesterday and the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) has some practical advice on how to protect yourself against the disease.

    Now that summer is finally here, people who take part in outdoor pursuits need to protect themselves against Lyme disease, which is spread by ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    New €23 million school in Harolds Cross on track

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 26/04/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingNew €23 million school in Harolds Cross on track


    Site to accommodate 16 classroom primary school and 1000 pupil post primary school 

    Minister Bruton today confirmed that contracts have been signed for the acquisition of the former Harold’s Cross stadium. 

    The transaction is due to ... click to read full post & comments


    It's Active School Week

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/04/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingIt's Active School Week


    Active School Week - 23rd - 27th April 2018 

    The Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland encourage all schools to organise an Active School Week (ASW) as part of ... click to read full post & comments


    42 New Schools to Open in Next 4 Years

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/04/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers 42 New Schools to Open in Next 4 Years


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today announced plans for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next 4 years (2019 to 2022).

    This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by ... click to read full post & comments


    Student Grant Scheme for 2018 now open

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/04/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Student Grant Scheme for 2018 now open


    The Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today announced the opening of the Student Grant Scheme for ... click to read full post & comments(5)


    Smart Phones in Schools - parents & students to be consulted

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/04/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSmart Phones in Schools - parents & students to be consulted


    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that he will publish a circular requiring schools to ... click to read full post & comments


    Getting Animated about Children’s Rights

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/03/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingGetting Animated about Children’s Rights


    The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is marking the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with a year-long programme of events and activities. ... click to read full post & comments


    Free Meningitis Signs & Symptoms App Available

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 11/03/2018.
    Tags: ParentingFree Meningitis Signs & Symptoms App Available


    With the worrying news that a public health investigation is under way into a meningitis outbreak that has claimed the life of a six-year-old girl and left another girl seriously ill in Navan Co Meath, the national meningitis support & awareness organisation, ACT for Meningitis, are ... click to read full post & comments


    Boots Ireland Bans Selling Energy Drinks to Children

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/03/2018.
    Tags: ParentingBoots Ireland Bans Selling Energy Drinks to Children


    Boots Ireland has become one of the first non-food retailers to join an important initiative to restrict the sale of energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under the age of 16.
     
    Currently, all high-caffeine energy drinks carry labelling stating they are not suitable for children, in line with ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools to re-open monday 'where possible'

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/03/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools to re-open monday 'where possible'


    Update - Sunday 7.40pm
    School bus services in in parts of the East, South and Southeast will be dependent on local conditions tomorrow, Monday. Keep an on on www.buseireann.ie for updates . Schools will also communicate with parents directly where schools are not opening. In the meantime click on the links below for updates on school closures for Monday 5th March.

    Details on school closures in Kildare for Monday 5th March can be found on ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Red Alert Warning extended for Thurs & Fri

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 28/02/2018.
    Tags: ParentingRed Alert Warning extended for Thurs & Fri


    UPDATED 11PM Wednesday 28th

    At 11pm tonight Met Eireann issued a nationwide Red Alert with immediate effect for the WHOLE COUNTRY until 3pm Friday.
    Minister of Education has confirmed that All Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Many schools to remain closed today

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 28/02/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersMany schools to remain closed today


    UPDATED 11PM Wednesday 28th

    At 11pm tonight Met Eireann issued a nationwide Red Alert with immediate effect for the WHOLE COUNTRY until 3pm Friday.
    Minister of Education has confirmed that All Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Boxing clever for healthier children

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/02/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersBoxing clever for healthier children


    While childhood obesity levels in Ireland are stabilising, at least one in five children are still overweight or obese*. Now, a lunchtime initiative for primary schools from the Irish Bread Bakers Association of Ireland aims to ... click to read full post & comments


    PE Now a Leaving Cert Subject

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/02/2018.
    Tags: Educaiton And Politics ParentingPE Now a Leaving Cert Subject

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. today announced that schools across the country will be partaking in the first phase of the implementation of the new Physical Education for Senior Cycle programmes.

    80 schools will ... click to read full post & comments


    New Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/02/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D, today announced that his Department has published a circular setting out a new approach to the arrangements that are made for religious instruction and worship in Education and Training Board (ETB) and Community Post Primary schools.

    ETB and Community Post Primary schools are ... click to read full post & comments


    Fire Hazard linked with some Head Lice Treatments

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/02/2018.
    Tags: ParentingFire Hazard linked with some Head Lice Treatments


    The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the Dublin Fire Brigade have issued an urgent warning to parents over potential fire risks associated with some head lice treatments available in Ireland. ... click to read full post & comments


    40 schools to sit Leaving Cert Computer Science Exam in 2020

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/01/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Parenting40 schools to sit Leaving Cert Computer Science Exam in 2020


    40 schools will be first to start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September.

    Minister Bruton today announced that 40 post primary schools around the country will start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September and will be the first to sit an exam in the subject in ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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)


    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


    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