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The Leaving Cert Results are out!

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 16/08/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersThe Leaving Cert Results are out!


Nearly 60.000 students will be receiving results today under the new leaving certificate marking system. Under the new grading system, CAO points will be awarded for any score of 30% or more on a Higher Level paper. Previously a minimum of 40% was required.

The previous system of As, Bs and Cs has been replaced by a a new grading system, which reduces the number of different grades awarded from 14 to ... click to read full post & comments


'Baptism barrier' coming to an end

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/06/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers Parenting'Baptism barrier' coming to an end


Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD has set out his preferred policy approach for amending primary school admissions legislation on the issue of the role that religion can play in the process.

Minister Bruton made his comments at the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill. The issue of the role of religion in school admissions is not currently ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI advises rejection of Public Service Stability Agreement

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/06/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI  advises rejection of Public Service Stability Agreement


The ASTI Standing Committee today decided to advise the union’s Central Executive Council to recommend to ASTI members that they reject the draft Public Service Stability Agreement.

Under ASTI rules, pay agreements must be ... click to read full post & comments


New Digital Strategy Plan for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/06/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersNew Digital Strategy Plan for Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., today launched the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 Action Plan 2017.

The Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 sets out a clear vision to ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI suspends industrial action

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/06/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI suspends industrial action


ASTI Statement 10th June

The ASTI is to immediately suspend all industrial action relating to the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) and Junior Certificate reform. The decision was taken by a special convention of ASTI members held ... click to read full post & comments


'Health Homework' Programme for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/06/2017.
Tags: Parenting Teachers'Health Homework' Programme for Schools


A study following the health patterns of Primary school children has found that one in five Irish children are overweight and 7% of those studied were clinically found to be ... click to read full post & comments


Children paint a bright future with Dublin Bus

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/06/2017.
Tags: TeachersChildren paint a bright future with Dublin Bus


Over 100 primary school students from the Mid West of Dublin attended the 2017 Dublin Bus Children’s Art Competition Awards at City Services Social Club, Clondalkin.

The art competition is part of an overall ... click to read full post & comments


 ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/06/2017.
Tags: Teachers ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2017


Ireland’s greenest teens were honoured at the finals of this year’s ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards, which took place Tuesday, May 23rd at the Round Room in Dublin’s Mansion House.
 
At a special awards ceremony in Dublin, hosted by Ande Gray and Clara Murray, presenters of RTEjr ‘Pop goes the weekend, projects across a ... click to read full post & comments


Urgent Appeal for Exam Correctors

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 01/06/2017.
Tags: TeachersUrgent Appeal for Exam Correctors


The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has issued an urgent appeal for teachers to apply to mark the Leaving and Junior Ceritficate examinations which begin next Wednesday.

The SEC appeals says that "the number of available reserve examiners is currently very tight in all subjects". The subjects were there are particular need are ... click to read full post & comments


2018 EU Young Scientists Competition for Ireland

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/05/2017.
Tags: Teachers Parenting2018 EU Young Scientists Competition for Ireland


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, announced that the European Union Contest for Young Scientist (EUCYS) will be held in Dublin, 14 -19 September 2018, marking the 30th anniversary of the prestigious competition.

A European-wide annual event organised by the European Commission, the EUCYS seeks to promote the ... click to read full post & comments


Tipp Students win at SEAI Final

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 16/05/2017.
Tags: TeachersTipp Students win at SEAI Final

 
Ursuline Secondary School from Thurles in Co Tipperary has been named the winner of this year’s Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea competition for their campaign ‘Wattaware’. The campaign aims to raise energy awareness and tackle climate change by educating people in their community on the long term savings the can make when they choose household appliances with higher energy ratings. The team from Ursuline Secondary School were ... click to read full post & comments


Forum on Religion in Primary School Admissions announced

Posted by Schooldays, on 16/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingForum on Religion in Primary School Admissions announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, announced yesterday that he will hold a Forum on the role of Religion in Primary School Admissions on Monday 29th May, as part of a broader consultation process on ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Humanism Lesson Plans for Primary Schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 12/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersHumanism Lesson Plans for Primary Schools


Educate Together and the Humanist Association of Ireland (HAI) have introduced the first ever Humanism lesson plans into Educate Together Primary Schools from First to Fourth Class. The lessons have already been ... click to read full post & comments


Walk to School Week launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/05/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingWalk to School Week launched


Ireland’s newly crowned Travel School of the Year launched next week’s National Walk to School week today. Scoil Ghobnatan from Mallow were at the Green-Schools Travel Awards in Kilmainham ahead of this year’s celebration of active and sustainable travel on the school run.

Taking place from Monday, May 15th ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI pulls ballot on industrial action

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/05/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI pulls ballot on industrial action


Press Release by ASTI 5th May

The Department of Education and Skills has notified the ASTI that no school will have teachers in excess of its approved staffing allocation for the 2017/18 school year. This means that no teacher will be ... click to read full post & comments


Patronage of 4 new schools announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/05/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersPatronage of 4 new schools announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today announced the patronage of the four new primary schools to be established in 2017 and 2018.  In all cases the Minister accepted the recommendations of the ... click to read full post & comments


Science & Technology subjects perceived as 'too difficult'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/04/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingScience & Technology subjects perceived as 'too difficult'