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Huge Increase in Home-Schooled Children

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/07/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentingHuge Increase in Home-Schooled Children


Home education of children in Ireland has seen a big increase in the last 5 years, according to figures released by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Numbers of children withdrawn from full time education in recognised schools has almost doubled since 2011, with parents opting ... click to read full post & comments


Children may be Exposed on SnapChat's Maps

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/07/2017.
Tags: ParentingChildren may be Exposed on SnapChat's Maps

A new SnapChat feature may be cause for concern for some parents.

The app now allows its users to share their location on a map and to view other's location at any time.

"If you and a friend follow one another, you can share your locations with each other so you ... 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


€100,000 Music Education Bursary launched

Posted by SchooldaysNewshound, on 27/06/2017.
Tags: Parenting €100,000 Music Education Bursary launched


Young People in 29 Community Music Initiatives to Benefit

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD yesterday announced the 29 successful organisations (listed below) that will receive a grant under the newly established Non-mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2017.

The grant, which is ... click to read full post & comments


Back To School Clothing Allowance Increases

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/06/2017.
Tags: ParentingBack To School Clothing Allowance Increases


In his one of his last acts as Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar has announced a significant increase in the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.

In previous years, the allowance was set at €1 ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Kerry School to re-open as Community National School

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/06/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentingKerry School to re-open as Community National School


Announcement in Kerry is first Reconfiguration under Plan by Minister Bruton to Deliver 400 Multi-Denominational and Non-Denominational Schools.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, has welcomed the decision of the Bishop of Kerry, patron of the Two Mile / Cahooreigh NS, to transfer the ... 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


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


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)


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


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'


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