Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/09/2016. Tags: Teachers
SEAI is calling on primary and post primary students to enter One Good Idea competition
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today officially launched this year’s One Good Idea competition and is encouraging students from right across the country to ... click to read full post & comments
Officials from the Department of Education and Skills, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and representatives from the INTO and TUI have had a series of meetings since July to fully scope out the issues relating to pay arrangements for newly qualified teachers recruited since 1 February 2012.
Over 60,000 students are due to get their Junior Cert results today with the overall numbers sitting the exam up 1.2 per cent on last year. Results are usually issued in the schools late morning and are available online after 4pm on Examinations.ie
Education Minister, Richard Burton, has said that this year’s results were “generally in keeping with previous years”. 55% of students took the higher level ... click to read full post & comments
Sex and relationship education (SRE) is in need of an overhaul, according to research by the University of Bristol.
The wide-ranging study looked at how young people in 10 countries, including Ireland, viewed their school-based SRE. It found schools appear reluctant to acknowledge that sex is a ... click to read full post & comments
The ASTI announced it is to conduct two separate ballots on industrial action.
Members will be balloted on industrial action up to and including strike action over new teachers’ pay. In a separate ballot, over measures applied to ASTI members following their rejection of the ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton TD, has today launched the new Junior Cycle Business Studies and Science subject specifications. The Minister visited Adamstown Community College to mark the occasion.
There are five new primary schools opening around the country this week ! Details of the new schools are below. By clicking on the links below you will find contact details for the new schools where they are available.
There are nine new secondary schools opening around the country this week to receive a hopefully excited bunch of first year students! Details of the new schools are below. By clicking on the links below you will find contact details for the new schools where they are available.
So how did this year's leaving cert students fair in terms of grades this year? The number of A1s achieved this year was slightly down on last year with 6,279 receiving A1s as compared to ... click to read full post & comments
Today is an anxious day for parents and students receiving leaving certificate results. While those who applied to College won’t know until next Monday whether they have secured their preferred option, the results today will give ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 08/08/2016. Tags: Teachers
With effect from the 01 September 2016, Teachers and Special Needs Assistants will be entitled to revised Paternity Leave Entitlements as follows
a period of two consecutive weeks paid leave will be available to a relevant parent on the birth/adoption of a child, where the date of birth/date of placement of the child falls on or after ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/07/2016. Tags: Teachers
A second-level teacher from Dublin will assume the role of President of the ASTI from this Monday, August 1st.
Ed Byrne – a geography and business studies teacher at Coláiste Choilm, Swords – will begin his term as ASTI President as the union takes on a number of important challenges including achieving equal pay for recently qualified teachers and reversing the worst of the education cuts.
Good news for the new multi-denominational school scheduled to open in Castlebar in September 2016 - Mayo County Council this week gave its approval to use a council-owned building to provide accommodation for the school.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Government has approved the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016.
The Bill will be introduced to the Oireachtas this week with view to enactment as soon as possible after that. The Programme for Government targets enactment of this legislation before ... click to read full post & comments(3)
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 16/06/2016. Tags: Teachers
Berrings National School from Berrings County Cork has been announced as the National Water Explorer Programme Winner 2016 in an innovative online water conservation initiative organised by the charity Global Action Plan.
A new Action Plan for disadvantaged schools will be published by the end of this year, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton announced (Monday).
Minister Bruton today visited a primary school in north Dublin to lay out his initial plans to improve opportunities for children from disadvantaged areas, as part of his first major ... click to read full post & comments
In a study conducted by the National Parents Council (NPC), 58% of parents of young children in Junior and Senior infants reported that their children were stressed some or all of the time while ... click to read full post & comments
Call for consultation on Statement of Strategy 2016 - 2018 by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D.
As part of the Government’s first 100 days Programme, we are starting the process of developing a new Strategy for Education and Skills 2016-2018.
This Strategy will be informed by the Government’s Programme for a Partnership Government and aims to advance the transformation of the education system to support the principles of the Programme in developing a strong economy so as to support ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/05/2016. Tags: Teachers
SciFest national champion, Louis Madden, a fifth year student from Largy College, Clones, Co. Monaghan, won two major awards at Intel ISEF 2016 which was held in Phoenix, Arizona. Louis secured his place at Intel ISEF when he won the top award at the SciFest 2015 national final last November with his project that looked at ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, announced the outcome of the patronage process for three new primary schools due to open in Dublin in September 2016. Patronage of the new schools in Cabra and Drumcondra is being awarded to ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/05/2016. Tags: Teachers
Show Racism the Red Card Highlight Need for Government to Combat Racism
The new Government must prioritise integration and funding for anti-racism measures. That’s according to Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC), an anti-racism charity that use sports and the high profile of sportspeople to tackle ... click to read full post & comments
ASTI members have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from the Croke Park hours by 68.5% to 31.5%.
Commenting on the ballot result announced today, ASTI President Máire G. Ní Chiarba said that teachers believe the Croke Park hours are unproductive and impact negatively on ... click to read full post & comments
According to a report by RTE today, the new Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, has been warned by civil servants that reduced funding means that some schools may not be able to cover costs such as heating or lighting and that some schools may be forced to close because of inadequate ... click to read full post & comments
Since 2011/12, in terms of overall practice hours DEIS schools have experienced a 30.0 percent loss, non-DEIS schools a 26.7 percent loss, and fee-paying schools gained 1.9 percent. Overall, there appears to be a socio-economic hierarchy to the provision of hours for guidance counselling, where those who can afford to pay for it receive the greatest benefit. Guidance counselling is on its knees, with ... click to read full post & comments
The Luas strikes arrangements have been reviewed after it emerged that their original schedule would directly affect students sitting their Leaving and Junior Cert exams which begin at 9.30am on Wednesday, 8th June.
The industrial action was originally scheduled for 9am - 1pm on the 8th,9th and 10th of June but the times have now been changed to ... click to read full post & comments
Trinity College and Googe are calling for more investment to be made towards educating Irish students in digital studies following the results of a survey that found over 60% of schools do not have enough access to technology to provide students with neccessary skills.
The University of Limerick has launched a new suite of Sports Scholarships designed to support elite athletes in pursuing and excelling in their sport while also undertaking study at the University of Limerick. There are three levels of award, Gold, Silver and Bronze with a value of up to €10,000 at the Gold level.
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/05/2016. Tags: Teachers
Winning schools achieve up to 67% reduction in water usage through Green-Schools Water theme
(24/5/16): Today at the Green-Schools Water Awards schools across Ireland were recognised for reducing their water consumption, raising awareness about water issues and involving their community. The Green-Schools Water programme is operated by An Taisce Environmental Education Unit and is ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/04/2016. Tags: Teachers
Students from twenty schools all over Ireland have made it to the National Final of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea competition after running creative energy awareness campaigns in their schools and local communities.
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 29/04/2016. Tags: Teachers
Coláiste Íosagáin, Portarlington was awarded the title of ‘Ireland’s Travel School of the Year’ at a ceremony in Dublin today 28/4/16). An Taisce Green-Schools presented the school with their award at the event honouring the winners of this year’s Green-Schools BIG Travel Challenge 2016 in the Radisson Hotel, Golden Lane. Seven other schools were also ... click to read full post & comments