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It's Active School Week

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/04/2018.
Tags: Teachers ParentingIt's Active School Week


Active School Week - 23rd - 27th April 2018 

The Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland encourage all schools to organise an Active School Week (ASW) as part of ... click to read full post & comments


Smart Phones in Schools - parents & students to be consulted

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/04/2018.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSmart Phones in Schools - parents & students to be consulted


The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that he will publish a circular requiring schools to ... click to read full post & comments


Pay Inequality may lead to Industrial Action, INTO Warns

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/04/2018.
Tags: TeachersPay Inequality may lead to Industrial Action, INTO Warns


The INTO today demanded immediate and time-bound pay talks, starting this month and finishing next month, to end pay inequality.

“If that fails,” the general secretary of the INTO Sheila Nunan told the Minister for Education, “the INTO will ballot members for a campaign of industrial action, up to and including strike action, ... click to read full post & comments


Major Update in Sex Education Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/04/2018.
Tags: Teachers ParentsMajor Update in Sex Education Announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced a major review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in schools.

The review will cover both the content of the RSE curriculum and support ... click to read full post & comments


Second-level Teachers Report Higher Stress Levels

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/03/2018.
Tags: TeachersSecond-level Teachers Report Higher Stress Levels


Research published today shows that new initiatives and additional demands on second-level schools has led to an unsustainable work burden and increased levels of stress for teachers.

An ASTI/ RED C survey published today has found that 97% of teachers believe ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI Annual Conference to Address Pay Equality

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/03/2018.
Tags: TeachersASTI Annual Conference to Address Pay Equality


Equal pay for recently qualified teachers will dominate the ASTI’s Annual Convention in Cork next week.
 
More than 450 second-level teachers from all over Ireland will attend the conference in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork from April 3rd to 5th. ... click to read full post & comments


Junior Cert Resources launched by BAI & RTE

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/03/2018.
Tags: TeachersJunior Cert Resources launched by BAI & RTE


The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Raidio Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) have announced the launch of a teacher’s resource guide to support the delivery of the new Junior Certificate English and Science curricula.

The materials are based around the successful TV programme ... click to read full post & comments


Extra Places on Teacher Training Courses

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/03/2018.
Tags: TeachersExtra Places on Teacher Training Courses

The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. today announced, following consultation with the Irish Universities Association, an expansion of the number of places on post primary teacher education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Minister also announced that there will be ... click to read full post & comments


Getting Animated about Children’s Rights

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/03/2018.
Tags: Teachers ParentingGetting Animated about Children’s Rights


The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is marking the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with a year-long programme of events and activities. ... click to read full post & comments


€100,000 in Grants Allocated for Music Scheme

Posted by Schooldays Neshound, on 09/03/2018.
Tags: Teachers€100,000 in Grants Allocated for Music Scheme


Minister Bruton invites applications for grants under the established Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2018 €100,000 in grants for community music initiatives.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. today invited applications for ... click to read full post & comments


Young teachers to protest outside Dail

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/03/2018.
Tags: TeachersYoung teachers to protest outside Dail


Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI will protest outside Dáil Éireann this Wednesday, March 7th in advance of a Government report on pay equalisation.

Their message to the Government: Equal pay for equal work must be ... click to read full post & comments


Schools to re-open monday 'where possible'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/03/2018.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools to re-open monday 'where possible'


Update - Sunday 7.40pm
School bus services in in parts of the East, South and Southeast will be dependent on local conditions tomorrow, Monday. Keep an on on www.buseireann.ie for updates . Schools will also communicate with parents directly where schools are not opening. In the meantime click on the links below for updates on school closures for Monday 5th March.

Details on school closures in Kildare for Monday 5th March can be found on ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Many schools to remain closed today

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 28/02/2018.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMany schools to remain closed today


UPDATED 11PM Wednesday 28th

At 11pm tonight Met Eireann issued a nationwide Red Alert with immediate effect for the WHOLE COUNTRY until 3pm Friday.
Minister of Education has confirmed that All Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education will be ... click to read full post & comments


Boxing clever for healthier children

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/02/2018.
Tags: Parenting TeachersBoxing clever for healthier children


While childhood obesity levels in Ireland are stabilising, at least one in five children are still overweight or obese*. Now, a lunchtime initiative for primary schools from the Irish Bread Bakers Association of Ireland aims to ... click to read full post & comments


The School Expo 2018 RDS

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/02/2018.
Tags: Teachers ParentsThe School Expo 2018 RDS


The School Expo 2018 will be hosted on Saturday, March 10th at the RDS.

An exciting new event bringing all involved in Education in Ireland together. Listen to incredible Main Stage Speakers covering many of the key crucial current areas in education, attend ... click to read full post & comments


New Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/02/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D, today announced that his Department has published a circular setting out a new approach to the arrangements that are made for religious instruction and worship in Education and Training Board (ETB) and Community Post Primary schools.

ETB and Community Post Primary schools are ... click to read full post & comments


Creative Schools Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/02/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersCreative Schools Launched


Minister Bruton and Minister Madigan today launched Creative Schools, a central initiative of the Government’s Creative Ireland Programme, which puts the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. They encouraged schools right across the State to apply to be part of the initiative. 

Up to 150 schools across the country, will participate in ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Action Plan for Education 2018 Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/02/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAction Plan for Education 2018 Launched


Over 370 Actions to make Ireland’s Education and Training Service the best in Europe by 2026

Government prioritises innovation, school leadership & tackling disadvantage ... click to read full post & comments(1)


New Internet Safety Resource Launched for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/02/2018.
Tags: Teachers New Internet Safety Resource Launched for Schools

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today launched a new internet safety resource for teenagers to mark Safer Internet Day 2018.

The new ‘Be in Ctrl’ resource has been developed in partnership with An Garda Síochana to support ... click to read full post & comments


Teacher Career Breaks under scrutiny

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/01/2018.
Tags: TeachersTeacher Career Breaks under scrutiny


Minister Bruton's speech at IPPN

As part of the government’s plan to make the Irish education and training service the best in Europe within a decade, we have prioritized investment in education with total investment in education up by €1 Billion since I was appointed Minister.

Teachers and principals play a vital role in Irish Society. The quality of our teachers and leaders is the number one factor which will ... click to read full post & comments


Career Guidance Review Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/01/2018.
Tags: TeachersCareer Guidance Review Announced


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. has announced a review of career guidance in post-primary schools, further education and training centres and higher education institutions.

The purpose of the review is to ensure that ... click to read full post & comments


Statement by Department on construction firm collapse

Posted by Schoioldays Newshound, on 17/01/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersStatement by Department on construction firm collapse


The Department of Education and Skills is aware of the compulsory liquidation of Carillion, announced this morning. ... click to read full post & comments


Changes to Support Leaders in Schools announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/01/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersChanges to Support Leaders in Schools announced


1,300 extra promotion posts for leadership in post primary schools

Minister Bruton highlights exciting leadership opportunities for teachers ... click to read full post & comments


Evaluation of Post Leaving Cert Programme Published

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/01/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersEvaluation of Post Leaving Cert Programme Published


The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D., today announced and responded to the publication of an independent evaluation of the Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) programme. ... click to read full post & comments


Digital Learning Planning Guidelines Published

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/01/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersDigital Learning Planning Guidelines Published


Digital Learning Planning Guidelines have been developed and are now available to both Primary and Post-Primary schools.

These Guidelines outline a step by step process of planning for ... click to read full post & comments


40 schools to sit Leaving Cert Computer Science Exam in 2020

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/01/2018.
Tags: Teachers Parenting40 schools to sit Leaving Cert Computer Science Exam in 2020


40 schools will be first to start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September.

Minister Bruton today announced that 40 post primary schools around the country will start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September and will be the first to sit an exam in the subject in ... click to read full post & comments(2)


School Excellence Fund - Digital launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/12/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics School Excellence Fund - Digital launched


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD has launched the School Excellence Fund – Digital in the Lego Education Innovation Studio in DCU.

All schools are being invited to apply to become part of ... click to read full post & comments


Children Paint a Bright Future with Dublin Bus

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/12/2017.
Tags: TeachersChildren Paint a Bright Future with Dublin Bus


37 pieces of colourful paintings were on display today at a special exhibition at Wood Quay Venue to launch the Dublin Bus Children’s Art Calendar 2018.

The pieces, created by primary school children from 25 schools across the Greater Dublin Area, ... click to read full post & comments


New Child Protection Procedures for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew Child Protection Procedures for Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton TD welcomed the full commencement of the Children First Act 2015 and announced that his Department has published new child protection procedures for schools which take ... click to read full post & comments


PE to become Leaving Cert subject from next year

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 11/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersPE to become Leaving Cert subject from next year


Schools are today invited to apply to the Department of Education and Skills to take Physical Education as a full, examinable Leaving Certificate subject. This announcement is part of Government’s overall emphasis on encouraging healthy lifestyles. 
 
Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton today announced that a new, examinable Leaving Certificate subject ... click to read full post & comments


Weather closes some schools on 11th December

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 11/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersWeather closes some schools on 11th December


With a Status Orange low temperature warning in place for the country, some parts of the country will see severe frost, ice and lying snow with the potential for temperatures to plummet to -8 degrees.

According to RTE, a spokesperson for the Department of Education and Skills has said ... click to read full post & comments


Feeder Schools Lists published for 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsFeeder Schools Lists published for 2017


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2017 is available today on Schooldays.ie providing school-by-school information on which students have progressed to which colleges this year.

To view the information on your school for the last five years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Irish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIrish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today launched the 2016 PIRLS (The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) report, which shows that Ireland’s primary school children are best in Europe and OECD countries for reading skills. ... click to read full post & comments


Teaching of Foreign Languages to be prioritised

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 04/12/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticwsTeaching of Foreign Languages to be prioritised


Minister Bruton launches key strategic policy to prepare Ireland for Brexit.

Targeted measures for improving fluency, increasing the number of languages taught, increasing immersion programmes.


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today launched the ... click to read full post & comments


Gaeltacht Education Spending to More Than Double in 2018

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/11/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersGaeltacht Education Spending to More Than Double in 2018


Nearly 80% of primary schools and 96% of post primary schools in the Gaeltacht, plan to achieve Gaeltacht school status

Investment in Gaeltacht education to ... click to read full post & comments


New Multilingual Education Initiative

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersNew Multilingual Education Initiative


Pilot schools announced in Dublin and Kildare

The largest patron of Irish medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta, (AFP), has today (23.11.17) launched a major new initiative to advance multilingualism across its nationwide school network, with a view that pupils will leave primary school proficient in ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Retention Rates Highest in History

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersLeaving Cert Retention Rates Highest in History


Gap between DEIS and non-DEIS schools has nearly halved since 2001. Ireland 2nd in EU28 for percentage of people aged 20-24 with at least upper-secondary education

Minister Bruton will today publish a report by the Department of Education and Skills on school retention in Ireland which show that ... click to read full post & comments


New primary maths curriculum open for consultation

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 16/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersNew primary maths curriculum open for consultation


The primary maths curriculum is undergoing a review - it's first since 1999. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has published the draft of the proposed new curriculum for junior infants to second class. No date has been set for the implementaiton of the new curriculum in schools but it is ... click to read full post & comments


Unique assisted shaving device wins SciFest 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersUnique assisted shaving device wins SciFest 2017


Aaron Hannon, from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co. Mayo was this afternoon named the overall winner of SciFest 2017, for his project EnableArm – a shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity and will go on to ... click to read full post & comments


So, how was school today? New research launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSo, how was school today? New research launched


Young people respond in their thousands to have their say about school

Comhairle na nÓg study by young people is a first


Minister Katherine Zappone TD and Minister Richard Bruton TD launched the ‘So, how was school today?’ report. A ground breaking piece of research carried out by ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI reject Public Service Stability Agreement

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/10/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI reject Public Service Stability Agreement


ASTI members have voted to reject the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020 by 51.5% to 48.5%.
 
Commenting on the result of the ballot, ASTI President Ger Curtin said that by rejecting the Agreement, ASTI members continue to stand up for their most ... click to read full post & comments


The 50 schools taking part in trial Digital Learning Framework

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersThe 50 schools taking part in trial Digital Learning Framework


Minister Bruton Announces 50 schools Participating in Trial of the Digital Learning Framework

The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the announcement of the 50 schools participating in the trial of the ... click to read full post & comments


SNAs vote for industrial action

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingSNAs vote for industrial action


IMPACT’s 8,000 special needs assistants (SNAs) members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over recurring delays, by the Department of Education and Skills, to publish SNA allocations before the end of the academic year.

In a nationwide ballot of four SNA branches, 97% backed industrial action, up to and including ... click to read full post & comments(1)


School Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties


Status Red policy to stand down services will be implemented in five counties on Monday  
 
School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo & Galway will ... click to read full post & comments