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INSPA National School Photography Awards

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/11/2021.
Tags: TeachersINSPA National School Photography Awards


The INSPA’s are once again open to all Primary Schools in the Republic of Ireland. INSPA is a national children’s photography competition and Positive Primaries Programme which introduces Creative Well-being into the lives of primary schools by engaging with the magic and art of photography.

This year’s theme ‘Me, Myself, and I’ is looking for images that explore ‘Self-Portraits’ in ... click to read full post & comments


INTO survey on Covid infections & absences in schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 22/11/2021.
Tags: Teachers ParentingINTO survey on Covid infections & absences in schools


From Tuesday, 16 November 2021 to Thursday 18 November 2021, the union conducted a snapshot survey of 3,100 school principals across the country to assess the level of Covid-19 infection they were aware of in their school community and the extent of the substitution crisis. A total of ... click to read full post & comments


Antigen Testing Arrangements for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/11/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersAntigen Testing Arrangements for Schools


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD have today confirmed arrangements for a new system of antigen testing of asymptomatic close contacts in primary schools put in place by the HSE.

The Department of Education and the HSE, working in collaboration with the Department of Health, have developed a programme in which antigen tests will be made available to the children in a primary school pod, where ... click to read full post & comments


€2 million funding for education disadvantage

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/11/2021.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers€2 million funding for education disadvantage


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today welcomed the publication of the 2022 Dormant Accounts Action plan, including funding of €2 million to support learners impacted by educational disadvantage.

Money in the Dormant Accounts Fund can be used to ... click to read full post & comments


Irish & British Teaching Unions call for quality Climate Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/11/2021.
Tags: TeachersIrish & British Teaching Unions call for quality Climate Education


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) today joined voices with other teacher unions in Ireland and Britain to call for a strengthened role for educators in the fight against climate change.

An open letter signed by leaders in the British and Irish Group of Teacher Unions (BIGTU) says “it is imperative that education systems are strengthened to face the climate crisis through increased funding, improved infrastructure, and continuous professional development for teachers.” ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2022 Education Update

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/10/2021.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersBudget 2022 Education Update


A total of €9.2 billion has been allocated to the Department of Education for 2022, including a capital budget of €792 million.
The Government has indicated this will support a school building programme which involves over 200 projects which once completed, are expected to deliver over 30,000 school places. ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI Disappointed with CO2 Monitors Delay

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/09/2021.
Tags: TeachersASTI Disappointed with CO2 Monitors Delay


The ASTI has conveyed its disappointment and dismay with today’s confirmation that the delivery of 10,000 CO2 monitors to schools will be delayed for some weeks.

“These monitors constitute an important extra tool in the fight to ensure that ... click to read full post & comments


Covid Learning & Supports Scheme launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/09/2021.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsCovid Learning & Supports Scheme launched


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD today (8 September) welcomed the government decision to implement a new Covid Learning and Supports Scheme (CLASS) that will mitigate the impact to students’ learning and wellbeing of Covid-19 closures and restrictions.

This fund will bring to €102.6 million the additional supports put in place in 2021 to ... click to read full post & comments


€63.5 mill for School Broadband & Digital Infrastructure

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/07/2021.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers €63.5 mill for School Broadband & Digital Infrastructure


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD, welcomed the announcement made by Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, confirming inclusion of the Department of Education’s proposal for funding under Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).

The funding sanctioned the under EU/NRRP facility for the two projects in the ... click to read full post & comments


2 year Research Project to suport small rural schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/07/2021.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers2 year Research Project to suport small rural schools


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has launched a two-year action research project aimed at supporting small rural schools.

The innovative project aims to encourage small schools to cluster together in local groups, enabling them to collaborate and identify common ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Results Date Announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 02/06/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Results Date Announced


The Department of Education have announced that this year's Leaving Certificate Results will be issued on Friday 3rd September.

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced that Leaving Certificate results for 2021 are expected to issue directly to candidates through ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Minister Foley launches 2021 Active School Week

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister Foley launches 2021 Active School Week


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today launched details of this year’s Active School Week.

National Active School Week (#ASW21), part of the Government’s Keep Well campaign, ... click to read full post & comments


Diversity Inclusion & Belonging for Little Minds

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersDiversity Inclusion & Belonging for Little Minds


All‌ ‌the‌ ‌Rainbows‌ ‌Colours‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌fourth‌ ‌book‌ ‌written‌ ‌by‌ ‌Irish‌ ‌mum‌ ‌of‌ ‌two,‌ ‌Emma‌ ‌Ledden.‌ ‌Having‌ ‌written‌ ‌two‌ ‌books‌ ‌for‌ ‌adults,‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌Emma’s‌ ‌second‌ ‌children's‌ ‌book.‌ ... click to read full post & comments


Teacher Unions to ballot for industrial action on vaccines

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/04/2021.
Tags: Teachers ParentingTeacher Unions to ballot for industrial action on vaccines


All three Teacher Unions, (INTO, ASTI and TUI) have today agreed to ballot for industrial action, including strike action, if the government does not meet their demands to reverse the recent changes to the priority listing for teachers within ... click to read full post & comments


Upskilling programmes for post-primary teachers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/04/2021.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsUpskilling programmes for post-primary teachers


The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD are delighted to announce additional places in 2022 on programmes to upskill registered post-primary teachers ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Development of a New Digital Strategy for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/04/2021.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsDevelopment of a New Digital Strategy for Schools


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced the development of a new Digital Strategy for Schools, commencing with a wide-ranging consultation process.

The new Digital Strategy for Schools will replace the existing strategy, ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI shocked at change in vaccination programme

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/03/2021.
Tags: TeachersASTI shocked at change in vaccination programme



The ASTI has said it is shocked and dismayed by reports of a Government decision to abandon the vaccination of key workers, including school staff, as part of the national vaccination programme.
 
“The Government has continuously stated that a key objective is to keep schools open. Today’s decision is ... click to read full post & comments


School Transport On-Line Application / Tickets

Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 30/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool Transport On-Line Application / Tickets


To use School Transport Scheme Services, pupils must be in possession of a valid ticket for travel. ... click to read full post & comments(22)


2021 Written Leaving Cert Exam adjustments

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting Teachers2021 Written Leaving Cert Exam adjustments


The State Examinations Commission (SEC), has published a 64-page document setting out further adjustments to the 2021 written Leaving Certificate papers. The document states that the "aim of these further adjustments is to ... click to read full post & comments


Minister Foley approves Irish-medium satellite

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 18/03/2021.
Tags: Teachers EducationMinister Foley approves Irish-medium satellite


The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has approved a proposal for a new satellite model of Irish-medium post-primary provision to be piloted in Dundalk. The model involves a satellite /Dundalk-based campus of An Foras Pátrúnachta’s Balbriggan Gaelcholáiste – Coláiste Ghlór na Mara.

Piloting the Irish-medium satellite model provides an opportunity to explore a model ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert 2021 Student Portal Opens

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert 2021 Student Portal Opens


The Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal opens at 12 noon today. The portal will remain open for six days until 6pm on Tuesday 16th March
All 2021 Leaving Certificate students are required to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


CAO applications surge for some courses

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCAO applications surge for some courses


While the total number of CAO applicants will not be finalised until the late application facility closes on 15th May 2021, the CAO have released candidate choices to date.

The figures show a ... click to read full post & comments


Back to School with a difference

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersBack to School with a difference


Cork ETB to open €10 million state-of-the-art extension at East Cork school. As students and teachers all over the country went back to their classrooms on Monday, pupils at St. Colman's Community College in Midleton, East Cork had another reason to look forward to going back to school as they returned to a state-of-the-art extension and all new facilities.

Following a significant investment of €10 million by the Department of Education and Skills, ... click to read full post & comments


Measures to Tackle Educational Disadvantage

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/03/2021.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics Measures to Tackle Educational Disadvantage


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today (Monday 1 March) announced further supports to those schools catering for children and young people who are experiencing the highest levels of educational disadvantage. As part of the Budget 2021 measures to tackle educational disadvantage, the Minister announced: ... click to read full post & comments


Fewer questions to be answered on Leaving Cert Exams

Posted by on 26/02/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersFewer questions to be answered on Leaving Cert Exams


The Department of Education have issued a 27 page 'Guide to State Examinations and Accredited Grades for Leaving Certificate 2021' to schools. The document provides further details of the exam and the accredited grades process and also advises schools against the ... click to read full post & comments


Return to School Plan confirmed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/02/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersReturn to School Plan confirmed


The Government has announced the plan for a phased return to school as follows:
 

  • 1st March - Junior & Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class and  Leaving Cert students return to school
     
  • 15th March - Target date for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class primary students and 5th year secondary students to return to school
     
  • 12th April - Target date for remaining secondary students - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th years to return to school ... click to read full post & comments


    Patronage of three new primary schools in 2021

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/02/2021.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPatronage of three new primary schools in 2021


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced the patronage of the three new primary schools to be established in 2021.

    In all cases, the Minister accepted the recommendations of the New Schools Establishment Group (NSEG). ... click to read full post & comments


    Most Borrowed Books of 2020

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersMost Borrowed Books of 2020


    Details of the 20 books and authors borrowed most often from Irish public libraries in 2020 have been published by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), ahead of Ireland Reads Day, a national day of reading this Thursday, February 25th. 

    The LGMA compiles the information as part of the Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) Scheme. ... click to read full post & comments


    Rural School Open Day going ahead - Virtually!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 16/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers Rural School Open Day going ahead - Virtually!


    Rural National School based in Belclare , Co. Galway takes advantage of technology to showcase Tour of School , 365 days of the year!

    Castlehackett National School is a 3 teacher school situated on the foothills of ‘Knockma’ in Belclare , County Galway. ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI confirms it will re-enter Leaving Cert talks

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 13/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersASTI confirms it will re-enter Leaving Cert talks


    On 11th February, the ASTI withdrew from ongoing bilateral discussions regarding a new phase of planning for the State Examinations 2021 to include both the provision of Leaving Certificate examinations and also to explore a corresponding non-examination process.

    At subsequent engagements ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI withdraws from discussions on Leaving Cert 2021

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersASTI withdraws from discussions on Leaving Cert 2021


    The ASTI has announced it is withdrawing from discussions on the Leaving Cert 2021 pending a guarantee that the talks will focus on the Minister’s stated objectives of planning for examinations and scoping out a corresponding measure.

    ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie said it is unacceptable that ... click to read full post & comments


    Special Classes in Secondary Schools to resume 22nd Feb

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSpecial Classes in Secondary Schools to resume 22nd Feb


    Following a period of intensive engagement with the education partners, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD announced details of a return to in-school teaching and ... click to read full post & comments


    Helping Students Manage Online Wellbeing

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersHelping Students Manage Online Wellbeing


    Resources and training provided for teachers and students for Safer Internet Day 2021

    On Safer Internet Day, Webwise, the online safety initiative of the Department of Education highlights key resources ... click to read full post & comments


    New Resource Hub Available for Students

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersNew Resource Hub Available for Students


    The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union is aware that students are currently facing numerous hurdles when it comes to having a stress-free and engaging online learning experience. As a result of this, the organisation has taken steps to provide students with the necessary resources ... click to read full post & comments


    Two Leaving Cert Options to be made available

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersTwo Leaving Cert Options to be made available


    Following a series of intensive engagements of the sub-group of the Advisory Group of stakeholders on planning for the State examinations, including a further meeting held today, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced a new phase of planning for ... click to read full post & comments


    New campaign to get Ireland reading during Covid

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersNew campaign to get Ireland reading during Covid


    Pledge to read and find your perfect book at Irelandreads.ie

    Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month ... click to read full post & comments


    Three Ireland to Provide 10,000 SIM Cards to Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/02/2021.
    Tags: Teachers EducationThree Ireland to Provide 10,000 SIM Cards to Schools


    Three Ireland is providing vital connectivity to school students across the country to enable their home schooling needs. By giving 10,000 All You Can Eat data SIM cards free to schools, Three is providing families with additional support to enable their child’s learning during the pandemic.  ... click to read full post & comments


    2,155 students receive Leaving Cert Results

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 02/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers2,155 students receive Leaving Cert Results


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD, congratulated some 2,200 Leaving Certificate students who today received results from their written examinations.

    2,155 students who undertook the 2020 written examinations across the Leaving Certificate Established, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme are ... click to read full post & comments


    Deal agreed for resumption of Special Education in February

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDeal agreed for resumption of Special Education in February


    Ministers Foley and Madigan welcome agreed plan for return to in-school learning for children with special educational needs at primary level
     

  • Children in special schools to return on 50 per cent capacity shared basis from 11 February
  • Children in special classes in mainstream primary schools to return from ... click to read full post & comments


    Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/01/2021.
    Tags: TeachersIreland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021


    Due to the COVID lockdown the closing date for the call for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021, Ireland’s festival celebrating the best in young filmmaking has been extended to Monday February 22, 2021.

    Fresh Film is an advocate for young filmmakers and encourages young people to make films ... click to read full post & comments


    ISSU Survey Results: Students Want Choice & Clear Communication

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersISSU Survey Results: Students Want Choice & Clear Communication


    Today, Wednesday 20th January 2021, the Irish-Second Level Students’ Union publishes their Report on the State Examinations 2021 and the Reopening of Schools. The ISSU undertook a detailed consultation process including a survey which had over 20,000 responses ... click to read full post & comments


    Special Needs Schools Not Re Opening

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/01/2021.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsSpecial Needs Schools Not Re Opening


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Joseph Madigan TD ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI recommends rejetion of public service agreement

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/01/2021.
    Tags: TeachersASTI recommends rejetion of public service agreement


    The ASTI today announced that it will ballot its members on the proposed public service agreement.

    At a meeting today, the ASTI’s Central Executive Council decided to recommend that ASTI members ... click to read full post & comments


    Decision to re-open schools for Leaving Cert and special needs students reversed

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDecision to re-open schools for Leaving Cert and special needs students reversed


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has confirmed that all schools will regrettably remain closed to students from Monday 11 January.

    The Government decision, taken on 6 January, on foot of public health advice to reduce mobility in the community, was to ... click to read full post & comments





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