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National Action by Childhood Professionals 27th October

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/10/2017.
Tags: ParentingNational Action by Childhood Professionals 27th October


Childhood Professionals plan national demonstration day for next Friday (27/10/17)

Childhood Professionals are planning a national day of demonstration on Friday, October 27th – in protest at the lack of Government investment in the sector.

The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) is inviting employers, employees and parents to unite and ... 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


Dublin International School Open for Applications

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/10/2017.
Tags: ParentsDublin International School Open for Applications


Nord Anglia International School Dublin today announced that they are now officially accepting student applications for the 2018/19 academic year.

The school is expected to open in September 2018 and will initially educate students from ... 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


Resilience & Wellbeing Teacher Training for DEIS schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 11/10/2017.
Tags: TeachersResilience & Wellbeing Teacher Training for DEIS schools


Training in Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management Programme is now available to all teachers in all DEIS primary schools and in the Friends Programme for teachers in all DEIS primary and post-primary schools

The Minister for Education & Skills Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. announced that, for the first time, all teachers in ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2018 Education Update

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2018 Education Update


Education spending within the Budget of €10 billion represents 16.6% of total spending and an incease of €554 million on last year's budget allocation

Here is a summary of Budget 2018 released today as it impacts on ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Minimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed

Posted by Schooldays Newshoun, on 04/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingMinimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed


The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced the minimum entry requirements for primary initial teacher education programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year.

In addition to the points required for entry to programmes of primary initial teacher education, the Department of Education and Skills specifies minimum entry requirements in the ... click to read full post & comments


Trick or Treat for Temple Street campaign launches

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingTrick or Treat for Temple Street campaign launches


Temple Street Foundation has today launched its annual ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ campaign, proudly supported by MiWadi. A fangtastic Halloween party was held in the beloved children’s hospital where a gaggle of tiny dinosaurs, monsters and superheroes gathered to kick off the Halloween fundraiser.
 
Temple Street is encouraging people all over the country – kids, adults, schools and workplaces - to host their own ... click to read full post & comments


Team HOPE Launches 2017 Shoebox Appeal

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingTeam HOPE Launches 2017 Shoebox Appeal


Lottie Ryan was in Dublin today to officially launch the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The 2FM presenter joined Team Hope to encourage families, friends, schools, community groups and businesses across Ireland to ‘GET PACKING’ and share the gift of hope with needy children by donating a gift-filled shoebox by 10th November.

After smashing all expectations ... click to read full post & comments(1)


New nutrition standards for school meals

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersNew nutrition standards for school meals


The Minister for Health, the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection today jointly launched new Nutrition Standards for the State’s School Meals Programme. These will ensure the ... click to read full post & comments


Largest Irish-Medium Post-Primary School opens

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersLargest Irish-Medium Post-Primary School opens


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., will today (Friday, 22nd Sept 2017) officially open Coláiste na Coiribe, Knocknacarra which is one of the largest Irish-medium post-primary schools in the country. The Minister will also open over 20 classrooms, spread out over ... click to read full post & comments


Food revolt at Irish school

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersFood revolt at Irish school


A FOOD REVOLT took place at an Irish school where steamed fruit and vegetables protested against being let go to waste - as world hunger levels rise to new alarming levels.

Pupils at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles ... click to read full post & comments


An Taisce’s Climate Ambassador Programme Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersAn Taisce’s Climate Ambassador Programme Launched


The new Climate Ambassador Programme of An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit was launched on Monday, September 18.  This exciting new programme focuses on identifying individuals ... click to read full post & comments


New Leaving Cert holidays website launched

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 18/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingNew Leaving Cert holidays website launched


Is there someone in your family at the age of booking a Leaving Cert holiday for 2018? Want to make sure they book with a reputable travel company that offers safe & secure, hand-picked properties and has dedicated in-resort reps?

Click&Go has launched a new ... click to read full post & comments


New tool to help schools improve Digital Capability

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersNew  tool to help schools improve Digital Capability


The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that the Digital Learning Framework for schools is being made available to all primary and post primary schools from today.

The Framework provides a roadmap to help schools manage the transformation of teaching and learning as a result of new digital technologies.

The framework will: ... click to read full post & comments


Junior Cert Results are out

Posted by SchoolDays.ie on 13/09/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Cert Results are out


Over 61,5000 students across the country will be receiving their Junior Certificate Results today which is an increase of 2.3% on last year.

Four students received top marks of 12 As while 54 received 11 As. 240 students got 10As which represents a drop of ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI recommends rejection of Agreement

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/09/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI recommends rejection of Agreement


The ASTI Central Executive Council is recommending that its members reject the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020. The union will ballot its members on the proposed Agreement in ... click to read full post & comments


Check your kids' phones for this App

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingCheck your kids' phones for this App


Parents are being alerted by schools to a new smartphone app, Sarahah, which has become popular in Ireland, overtaking Twitter and Tinder on Irish app charts. The App has 20 million users worldwide.

The App was originally designed to provide constructive anonymous feedback in ... click to read full post & comments


Fire Safety Lapses found in some schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/09/2017.
Tags: Education An Politics Parenting TeachersFire Safety Lapses found in some schools


The Department of Education and Skills announced on 1st September that it is publishing a public tender notice on the Governments e-tenders website to commission fire safety audits of a representative sample of up to 25 schools constructed over the last 20 years.

The tender for appointment of fire safety consultants will be completed by the mid October. It is expected that the first set of Fire Safety Audit Reports will be ... click to read full post & comments


HSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/08/2017.
Tags: ParentingHSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake


The HSE has launched a new website aimed at parents who have daughters who are entitled to avail of the free HPV vaccine programme. It is also expected that ... click to read full post & comments(6)


ACT for Meningitis back to school warning

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/08/2017.
Tags: ParentingACT for Meningitis back to school warning


ACT for Meningitis is issuing a warning as children and students go back to school and college this September.

There is a higher risk of Meningitis at this time of year, as students spend a lot more time ... click to read full post & comments


2017 Round 1 CAO Offers

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/08/2017. 2017 Round 1 CAO Offers


First round CAO offers have been issued to around 52,000 applicants this morning. Changes to both the points system and the leaving cert grading systems have resulted in fluctuations in points requirements for many courses.

For example, many STEM-related courses have seen a ... click to read full post & comments


'Kids Failing at Basic Play Activities'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/08/2017.
Tags: Parenting'Kids Failing at Basic Play Activities'


The Insight, DCU, Dublin GAA and GAA research project Moving Well - Being Well has been underway for a number of months and researchers have been criss-crossing the country, assessing more than 2,000 children in 40 schools scattered across 12 counties in all four provinces.

Moving Well - Being Well is a massive research project that aims to ... click to read full post & comments


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


School Costs putting Strain on Parents

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/08/2017.
Tags: ParentsSchool Costs putting Strain on Parents


Barnardos’ Annual School Costs Survey has found once more, that parents are bearing the brunt of an underfunded education system.

There remains a constant expectation that parents will prop up the educational system by having to ... click to read full post & comments


'Parents forced to deny kids back-to-school items'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/07/2017.
Tags: Parenting'Parents forced to deny kids back-to-school items'


  • One in four parents will have to deny their children some basic school items this year as they continue to struggle to fund the back to school spend
  • The average return to school spend continues to increase and has now reached €1,209 per child – up from €1,185 last year (2% rise)
  • More than a quarter say the ... click to read full post & comments


    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(1)


    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


    975 Extra Special Needs Assistants by end 2017

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/07/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics Pareting975 Extra Special Needs Assistants by end 2017


    7.5% increase in number of SNAs to meet level of need

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, yesterday announced the provision of 975 additional Special Needs Assistants which will be available for allocation to schools over the period September to December 2017, a 7.5% increase, in order to meet the level of assessed demand.

    This will bring the total number of Special Needs Assistants 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


    €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


    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


    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


    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


    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