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)
Extract from speech by Minister for Education Richard Bruton TD
I would like to thank Michael Barron and Equate for hosting this event and for inviting me along. I have met Michael and his team on a number of occasions since taking office, and I look forward to continuing to work with them as we reform our school system ... 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.
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.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of four new primary schools due to be established in ... click to read full post & comments(1)
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.
The exam support scheme, known as RACE (Reasonable Accommodations at Certificate Examinations) has caused a lot of controversy and been the source of a lot of stress for students and their parents in recent years. It was particularly problematic because ... click to read full post & comments(1)
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced the patronage of the nine new post-primary schools to be established in 2017 and 2018. In all cases the Minister accepted the recommendations of the New Schools Establishment Group.
Posted by Scxhooldays Newshound, on 02/11/2016. Tags: Parenting
A recent study carried out by the ESRI and Pobal which focussed on 3 and 5 year olds has concluded that children minded by relatives, such as grandparents, or childminders, tend to do better in ... click to read full post & comments
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., welcomed the allocation of 430 additional Resource Teachers to schools to provide extra teaching support to children with special educational needs.
Below is the text of the advertisement on the Dept of Education website for temporary supervisors in schools during the forthcoming industrial action by the ASTI
'Applications are invited for inclusion on a panel of temporary Supervisors in certain post-primary schools.
The ASTI has directed its members to withdraw from supervision and substitution in post-primary schools with effect from 7 November next. In schools affected by this action, the Department of Education and Skills, school management bodies and local school management are putting ... click to read full post & comments
The ASTI has announced industrial action including withdrawal from supervision and substitution and strike action to take place in the coming weeks. The announcement follows yesterday’s ballot results in which the overwhelming majority of ASTI teachers voted in favour of industrial action.
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has released the appeal results for the 2016 Leaving Certificate examination. The appeal results have also been transmitted electronically to the Central Applications Office and will be available to candidates on the ... click to read full post & comments
Staff and students at Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock were distressed by an incident last week when members of a promotions company entered the school premises dressed as creepy clowns and carrying a prop that students said looked “identical” to a chainsaw.
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/09/2016. Tags: Parenting
A multi-million euro project to bring a National Children's Science Centre to Ireland's capital has just received planning permission to begin work on the old north wing of ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/09/2016. Tags: Parenting
The LGBT Helpline – the national support service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people – is calling on parents of LBGT children to avail of their support services. The call comes as part of this year’s ... click to read full post & comments
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 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.
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 01/09/2016. Tags: Parenting
As part of its campaign to take on childhood obesity, safefood has identified portion size as a key issue in preventing children becoming overweight and is urging parents to give children child-sized portions.
The message is clear that how much children eat as well as what they eat is very important; recent studies have found that children aged over two ate up to 40% more food when bigger ... click to read full post & comments
Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 30/08/2016. Tags: Parenting
The Sunday Times published it’s annual ‘Schools Guide’ last weekend. The guide lists the top 400 secondary schools in Ireland ranked by the average proportion of pupils gaining places in autumn 2013, 2014 and 2015 at the main universities, teacher training colleges, Royal College of Surgeons, two Northern Ireland Universities and ... click to read full post & comments
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.