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Education Partners to give Views on Proposed Guidelines on Reduced Timetables

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/09/2019.
Tags: Teachers EducationEducation Partners to give Views on Proposed Guidelines on Reduced Timetables


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 23 September) announced that schools will be required to give formal notification of the use of reduced timetables.

Minister McHugh is seeking the views of education partners on proposed guidelines for the notifications.

Following consultation over recent months between officials from the Department of Education and Skills, ... click to read full post & comments


New Cycling Campaign for Teenage Girls

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/09/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingNew Cycling Campaign for Teenage Girls


In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day.

Green-Schools launched its latest campaign ‘#andshecycles’ on Thursday September 19, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. #andshecycles focuses on encouraging young women – particularly teenagers – to cycle while recognising and ... click to read full post & comments


First Intake of Student Teachers to New Irish B.Ed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/09/2019.
Tags: Teachers EducationFirst Intake of Student Teachers to New Irish B.Ed


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has welcomed 36 student teachers who have begun studying the new Irish-medium Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching - Initial Teacher Education Programme) at Marino Institute of Education.

The B.Ed. will be delivered entirely through Irish – a first for an initial teacher education degree programme for ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Appeal Results available 18th September

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/09/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Appeal Results available 18th September


The 2019 Post-Appeal Leaving Certificate Results will be available on the Examinations Commission website from 10 am on Wednesday ... click to read full post & comments


Junior Certificate Results to issue Friday 4th October

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/09/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Certificate Results to issue Friday 4th October


According to RTE, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has confirmed that the Junior Certificate Results will be issued this year on Friday 4th ... click to read full post & comments


National Primary School Photography Awards

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2019.
Tags: TeachersNational Primary School Photography Awards


INSPA 2019/20 sees the third open call for Ireland's prestigious National School Photography Awards (INSPA). INSPA is a national children’s photography competition which is open to all ... click to read full post & comments


Immediate Action on Inequal Pay demanded by ASTI

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/08/2019.
Tags: TeachersImmediate Action on Inequal Pay demanded by ASTI


The Government must take immediate action to deliver on commitments made in April 2019 regarding new entrant pay in teaching. Commenting today, ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie said that ... click to read full post & comments


'Reinstate School Library Grant' - Children's Books Ireland

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/08/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics'Reinstate  School Library Grant' - Children's Books Ireland


Children’s Books Ireland is calling on the government to reinstate the school library grant which was abolished in Budget 2008. Valued at approximately €2.2m, the grant from the Department of Education and Skills was instrumental in helping schools to ... click to read full post & comments


Blue Star Programme Registration is now Open!

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/08/2019.
Tags: Teachers Parenting Blue Star Programme Registration is now Open!

Primary school pupils around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme, coordinated by European Movement Ireland.

The Blue Star Programme teaches primary school children about Europe through creative activities and projects that complement the national primary curriculum. Each participating class carries out projects on history, geography, the Institutions of the EU, culture ... click to read full post & comments


HPV Vaccination Programme for boys starts Sept

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/08/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersHPV Vaccination Programme for boys starts Sept


The HPV vaccine for boys will be rolled out next month with parents being urged to protect their sons from cancer.
There are 3 vaccines offered to children in their first year of secondary school to ... click to read full post & comments


36 Schools Selected for Hot School Meals Pilot Project

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/08/2019.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And Politics36 Schools Selected for Hot School Meals Pilot Project


The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., announced that 36 primary schools (with over 6,600 pupils) have been selected for the Hot School Meals Pilot Project, an initiative to provide a hot meal to primary school children on a pilot basis from September. This pilot scheme for hot school dinners was ... click to read full post & comments(1)


17 Schools require remedial work before Sept

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/08/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers17 Schools require remedial work before Sept


Engineers have identified structural flaws in 17 school buildings (list below) that will require temporary works to be carried out in coming weeks in order to ensure that they are safe for pupils and staff to return to in September. The 17 schools are in addition to  ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Results 2019 are out!

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/08/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Results 2019 are out!


Almost 59,000 students will receive their Leaving Certificate results today. Results will be available from schools or online on the State Examinations Commission website at 10 am. This is the first year the ... click to read full post & comments


New Criteria for Irish Exemption in Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/08/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersNew Criteria for Irish Exemption in Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday August 12) announced new criteria for schools to grant students an exemption from ... click to read full post & comments


Students Should Not Be Forced To Sit State Exams During Medical Emergencies

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/07/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingStudents Should Not Be Forced To Sit State Exams During Medical Emergencies


The Irish Second-Level Student`s Union (ISSU) is calling on the Department of Education & Skills and the State Examinations Commission (SEC) to put in place a provision allowing students who are experiencing medical emergencies at the time of their Leaving Certificate exams, so that they have the option to defer the exams and sit them in July along with students who deferred exams due to bereavement.

President of the ISSU, Ciara Fanning commented on the issue, saying “We at the ISSU want students to be able to reach their true potential in the education system. This means allowing students to be in a fit state mentally and physically, whilst sitting the exams that are the culmination of 6 years of second-level education. In no way should ... click to read full post & comments


Dept Issues Surveys to Schools on Secretaries and Caretakers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/07/2019.
Tags: Teachers EducationDept  Issues Surveys to Schools on Secretaries and Caretakers


The Department of Education and Skills has today (Wednesday 10th of July) issued short online surveys to schools on secretaries and caretakers employed by them and paid by grant funding.

These surveys are being undertaken in response to a pay claim that has recently been tabled by FÓRSA. As is standard practice, the full current cost of this claim to the public pay bill must be established. The Department is not the employer of the staff covered by the claim so the new surveys are needed ... click to read full post & comments


Kilbehenny NS know the Right Code for Crossing the Road

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/06/2019.
Tags: Teachers EducationKilbehenny NS know the Right Code for Crossing the Road


Kilbehenny National School in Mitchelstown, Co. Limerick have danced their way to the top to take first place in the Road Safety Authority’s Safe Cross Code Dance competition.

In a race to the top of the public poll against four other shortlisted schools, Kilbehenny National School, with just 78 pupils enrolled, emerged victorious, getting more than 45% of the public vote with 12,845 ballots cast for them alone. The school were presented with 30 electronic tablets for the school plus an engraved ... click to read full post & comments


First Child Protection & Safeguarding Inspection Reports

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/06/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsFirst  Child Protection & Safeguarding Inspection Reports


The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills has today published 11 Initial Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports and 11 Final Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports on its website.

The reports arise from the new Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model introduced by ... click to read full post & comments


Discover Primary Science and Maths Awards

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/06/2019.
Tags: TeachersDiscover Primary Science and Maths Awards


620 primary schools across Ireland receive award recognising their achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) over the 2018/19 school year
New online application system sees 1,090 fewer postal journeys, helping reduce ... click to read full post & comments


Remediation for 22 schools over summer

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/06/2019.
Tags: TeachersRemediation for 22 schools over summer


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Thursday 6 June) confirmed that a remediation programme for 22 schools constructed by ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Grant support scheme for asylum seekers for 2019/20

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/06/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingGrant support scheme for asylum seekers for 2019/20


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. together with the Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (04 June, 2019) announced a grant support scheme for asylum seekers in third level education will continue for 2019/20.

The Pilot Student Support Scheme, which was introduced in 2015, will be open for ... click to read full post & comments


Bereaved students to be allowed alternative Leaving Cert sittings

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 31/05/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingBereaved students to be allowed alternative Leaving Cert sittings


Pilot scheme will allow bereaved students to sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today (Friday 31 May) announced new provisions allowing Leaving Certificate students who suffer a close family bereavement during the state examinations in June to ... click to read full post & comments


Almost 800 New SNA Posts for September 2019

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/05/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingAlmost 800 New SNA Posts for September 2019


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today (Monday 27 May) announced almost 800 new special needs assistant posts will be allocated to schools from September.

And as the need for more additional supports in schools is confirmed in the early weeks of the school year, up to 130 ... click to read full post & comments(9)


Monaghan Students win SEAI One Good Idea National Final

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/05/2019.
Tags: TeachersMonaghan Students win SEAI One Good Idea National Final


Beech Hill College from Monaghan has been named the winner of the 2019 SEAI One Good Idea Competition for their campaign ‘Practical Plastics’. The campaign aims to make ... click to read full post & comments


Online Leaving Cert Marking 2019

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/05/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersOnline Leaving Cert Marking 2019


Online marking for some Leaving Cert subjects is to be introduced this year, in a bid to make the process more accurate and faster. The SEC started a ... click to read full post & comments


RSA 15th Annual Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi-Glo Silver Awards

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/05/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingRSA 15th Annual Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi-Glo Silver Awards


Two Hundred and thirty first and second class school children attended the Road Safety Authority’s annual Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi-Glo Silver Awards today in Dublin Castle to celebrate the winners of the competition.

One of the most energetic road safety events of the year, the ... click to read full post & comments


New project to teach Irish through other subjects

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/04/2019.
Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersNew project to teach Irish through other subjects


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today, 23 April, announced a new project to support the learning of Irish through PE and other subjects.

The three-year pilot, using the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach, will be developed in two phases. It will be open to 22 ... click to read full post & comments


Can schools ban parents from taking photos

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 18/04/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCan schools ban parents from taking photos


The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has issued some guidelines in response to the large number of questions it receives from parents around whether it is ok to take photos at school communions, award ceremonies and sports events or whether GDPR prevents this. The kinds of ... click to read full post & comments


New Irish Language Maths Resource launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/04/2019.
Tags: TeachersNew Irish Language Maths Resource launched


Foras na Gaeilge funds ‘Izak9 as Gaeilge’ teaching and learning tool

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has officially launched a new Irish medium resource which improves ... click to read full post & comments


School Applications invited for Creative Clusters

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/04/2019.
Tags: TeachersSchool Applications invited for Creative Clusters


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today invited applications for Creative Clusters, an initiative taking place as part of Creative Ireland and under the Schools Excellence Fund.

Each school will enjoy access to ... click to read full post & comments


Secondary students encouraged to eat less meat -

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 04/04/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSecondary students encouraged to eat less meat -


The Irish Independent is reporting today on the response of the Irish Farmers Association to a Resource Pack made available to ... click to read full post & comments


Grants available under Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/04/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsGrants available  under  Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has invited applications for grants under the established Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide support by way of a cash grant to established, smaller-scale, non-mainstream music education/community music initiatives with limited or no access to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Views sought on managing crisis student behaviour in schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/04/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersViews sought on managing crisis student behaviour in schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today (2nd April) invited contributions and views from the general public including schools, parents, young people and services working with young people on the use of physical intervention in the prevention and management of crisis student behaviour in ... click to read full post & comments


€50m in Funding for ICT Equipment for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/03/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers€50m in Funding for ICT Equipment for Schools


Minister McHugh has announce the third year of funding under Project Ireland 2040 takes total spend on
Digital Strategy for Schools ICT Infrastructure Fund to €110m.

All schools will receive grants to purchase ... click to read full post & comments


Two New Primary Schools for South Dublin

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/02/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersTwo New Primary Schools for South Dublin


The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today welcomed the announcement of the patronage of two new primary schools in ... click to read full post & comments


Patronage of 12 New Primary Schools announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/02/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersPatronage of 12 New Primary Schools announced


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today announced the patronage of 12 new primary schools to be established in 2019.

In all cases, the Minister accepted the ... click to read full post & comments


€6m for Creative Youth announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/02/2019.
Tags: Teachers€6m for Creative Youth announced


  • Doubling the number of Creative Schools from 150 to 300, registration for new applicants now open with applications accepted online from 19th February.
  • Over 140,000 children and young people will be participating in ... click to read full post & comments


    Webwise launches new resources for younger pupils

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/02/2019.
    Tags: TeachersWebwise launches new resources for younger pupils


    Html Heroes – An Introduction to the Internet launched to mark Safer Internet Day

    Webwise, the internet safety initiative of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), a support service of the Department of Education and Skills, has seen a 25% rise in the use of its resources and supports since publication of the Action Plan for Online Safety by Government last July.

    Its newest resource HTML Heroes introduces 3rd and 4th class pupils to the internet with the help of ... click to read full post & comments


    New minimum entry requirements for Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) deferred

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 30/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersNew minimum entry requirements for Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) deferred


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced that changes to the minimum entry requirements for the Professional Master of Education (PME) for primary teaching will come in to place in ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI may ballot on industrial action

    Posted by SchoolDays, on 27/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersASTI may ballot on industrial action


    At its meeting in Dublin (26 Jan 29), the ASTI Central Executive Council (CEC) considered the continuation of discriminatory pay arrangements for teachers who entered the profession since 2010.
     
    The CEC adopted a motion signalling its intention to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    New Irish Sign Language Bachelor of Education Programme

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersNew Irish Sign Language Bachelor of Education Programme


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has formally launched a new undergraduate programme in DCU that enables deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish Sign Language (ISL) to ... click to read full post & comments


    New Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/01/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections for Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced additional safeguards for child protection in schools with the introduction ... click to read full post & comments


    Increase in Students Taking Higher Level Subjects

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/01/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersIncrease in Students Taking Higher Level Subjects


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. announced today that the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has published research on the early impacts of the revised grading scheme for Leaving Certificate examinations which was ... click to read full post & comments


    Consultation on exemptions from Irish in schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/01/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingConsultation on exemptions from Irish in schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced that record numbers of submissions from the public have been received to the consultation on exemptions from the study of Irish in schools.

    Over 2,100 responses had been submitted to the ... click to read full post & comments(1)





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