To the relief of parents and students, the Association of Secondary Teachers Annual Conference (ASTI) voted against a one-day strike in May which will alleviate fears of disruption to schools in the run-up to State Exams. However, the conference did vote in favour of ... click to read full post & comments
Ireland should benchmark ourselves against the best English-speaking country in the world for foreign languages and aim to emulate that performance within a decade, the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD said at the TUI conference in Cork today .
The Minister today announced that he will publish a circular to be adopted by schools to reduce the cost of school uniforms and other costs. The Minister believes that we have to put a greater emphasis on ... click to read full post & comments
A new international school catering for local and expatriate students aged between three and eighteen years is to open in south Dublin in September 2018. The school, which will be located on a campus on the former Microsoft office block at South County Business Park in Leopardstown, is expected to cater for up to 800 students from primary up to second-level.
The Minister with special responsibility for Equality, Integration and Immigration, David Stanton TD was on hand today to launch the ISSU Students' Charter For Inclusive Schools. The launch took place in the Clock Tower Building in the Department of Education on Marlborough Street.
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, today (Monday 20 March) announced additional funding of €2.25 Million to boost ICT Skills development with additional summer camps for second level students being developed, as well as up to 700 ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton, TD, today published new, updated ambitious targets for numeracy and literacy in our schools, as part of the drive to achieve the best education service in Europe within a decade.
Synge Street, one of Ireland’s best-known city schools, is set to introduce a new stream of co-ed students with pupils learning only through Irish. According to the school’s website, a Junior Infant-co-ed class which is to be taught through the medium of Irish will begin in ... click to read full post & comments
The ASTI yesterday welcomed the decision by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) to allow all Junior Cycle students to undertake an Assessment Task as part of their Junior Cycle English examination. The Assessment Task will be ... click to read full post & comments
On foot of commitments made in the Programme for a Partnership Government, and following a period of intensive collaboration and consultation, Ministers for Children & Youth Affairs and Education & Skills, Dr Katherine Zappone, T.D and Richard Bruton, T.D, are today publishing the Action Plan on School Age Childcare. Under the plan, funding of €3m is being made available to ... click to read full post & comments
The body responsible for marking the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams, the State Examinations Commission (SEC), has issued a clarification which may remove a threat of lost marks in English that was hanging over thousands of Junior Cycle students. The Guideline published by SEC state that it is not now necessary for students to ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/03/2017. Tags: Teachers
€250,000 to be invested to support provision of summer camps across the country
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today (Thursday 02 March) announced a call for higher education institutions to submit proposals for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation summer camps in 2017. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) will write to higher education institutions to ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 28/02/2017. Tags: Teachers
The Irish Times reported on Monday that teachers in dozens of schools could become the first public sector workers to be made redundant since the start of the economic crash due to their escalating dispute with the Government.
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 28/02/2017. Tags: Teachers
Yesterday, Monday February 27th, the winners of the Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year Awards 2017 were unveiled in The Science Gallery, Dublin. This year’s theme ‘Framing the Future’ inspired thousands of creative entries from ... click to read full post & comments
Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum is delighted to announce the official launch of its new 'Dead Interesting' tour. This is Glasnevin Cemetery as you’ve never seen it before, shining a spotlight on the Cemetery’s ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/02/2017. Tags: Teachers
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD today launched the 10th annual SciFest and called on second-level students from across Ireland to demonstrate their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills.
Limerick calling space! Primary school students yesterday reached for the stars when they made a once in a lifetime video-call to space! The 300 students and 50 teachers from Limerick, Kildare and Tipperary made the live video call from Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) to ... click to read full post & comments
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)
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
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 13/12/2016. Tags: Teachers
Students from 17 schools convened in Dun Laoghaire recently for the first annual Green-Schools Global Citizenship Marine Environment conference. 370 students and their teachers exhibited their work on marine environment awareness at the conference and heard from ... 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.
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
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.