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Did you donate this Shoebox to the Team Hope Appeal?

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/11/2019.
Tags: ParentingDid you donate this Shoebox to the Team Hope Appeal?


Team Hope is delighted to announce that in celebrating their 10th year, they have today, Thursday, 21 November, counted their two millionth shoebox as part of their annual appeal. The gift-filled shoebox was collected in their Cherrywood distribution centre in South Dublin and will be ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Applications for Patronage of 4 New Primary Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsApplications for Patronage of 4 New Primary Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of new primary schools to be established in September 2020.

Today’s invitation follows on from the announcement on ... click to read full post & comments


Minister meets Volunteers in Apple Schools Project

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister meets Volunteers in Apple Schools Project


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today visited the recently expanded Apple campus in Cork and observed the ongoing work of the Apple school engagement programme which ... click to read full post & comments


South Dublin Schools Urged to Provide more Places for Special Needs

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSouth Dublin Schools Urged to Provide more Places for Special Needs


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today urged principals, boards of management and patrons across south Dublin to offer to increase places for children with special needs.

The Minister made the call as he ... click to read full post & comments


Grants of €29 Million for Primary Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsGrants of €29 Million for Primary Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced €29 million in grants for primary schools for Minor Works.

The money will be paid to all primary schools in the first half of ... click to read full post & comments


Students Want Overhaul to Leaving Cert

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersStudents Want Overhaul to Leaving Cert


New ESRI research shows a strong appetite among students, parents and teachers for changing senior cycle education, which incorporates Transition Year, 5th Year and 6th Year. A study presenting their viewpoints shows that ... click to read full post & comments


tess Launches Every School Day Counts

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting Teacherstess Launches Every School Day Counts


Tusla Education Support Service or tess is launching its first national, School Attendance Drive ‘Every School Day Counts’ to promote regular school attendance.

Each school ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Publication of Regional Enrolment Projections

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPublication of Regional Enrolment Projections


Pupil numbers in primary schools in Dublin are projected to fall by 28% by 2036 while those in the Mid-East will fall by just 12.7%.

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 28th October 2019) welcomed the publication of a new statistical report which ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Minister Hosts First Cross-Border Schools Initiative

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister Hosts First Cross-Border Schools Initiative


An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. welcomes initiative to bring up to 60 students from four schools, north and south, to an event at the Clock Tower in the ... click to read full post & comments


AbbVie's Back to School for STEM Programme launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsAbbVie's Back to School for STEM Programme launched


Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, joined students and representatives of the global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie at a special educational event at St Naul’s National School in ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Better Off Students Still More Likely to Go to College

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics Better Off Students Still More Likely to Go to College


Those from Better Off Financial Backgrounds Still More Likely to Go to College

Progress has been made in delivering on the national priority of increasing access to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


DCU Study on how to Improve Children’s Poor Sleep Habits

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/10/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersDCU Study on how to Improve Children’s Poor Sleep Habits


A Dublin City University study shows a notable improvement in children’s sleep behaviours by implementing a short school and home-based programme.

The link between inadequate sleep levels in children and poor engagement with school is ... click to read full post & comments


Mandate for Industrial Action Over Pay Discrimination

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMandate for Industrial Action Over Pay Discrimination


Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members have voted by a margin of 92% to 8% to endorse the Union’s mandate for industrial action, up to and including strike action, as part of the campaign to end ... click to read full post & comments


Parent’s Leave and Benefit Bill

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2019.
Tags: ParentingParent’s Leave and Benefit Bill


Working parents will soon be able to look forward to spending an extra two weeks leave with their new-born, or newly adopted children, thanks to a Bill published late on ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2020 Education Update

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2020 Education Update


Over €11 billion will be provided to the Department of Education and Skills in 2020.

This will include:

  • 150 new mainstream teaching posts in schools and investment of €1.9 billion in special education. 
  • 400 additional posts to ... click to read full post & comments


    64,330 students receive Junior Cert Results

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/10/2019.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers64,330 students receive Junior Cert Results


    64,330 students Junior Certificate students will receive the results today. The results results are being released later in the year than usual, and for the first time students will receive them on ... click to read full post & comments


    Dept of Education issues statement on Storm Lorenzo

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/10/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDept of Education issues statement on Storm Lorenzo


    Statement from Department of Education on Storm Lorenzo

    A status orange wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and will be in place from ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister Requests History be given Special Core Status

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/10/2019.
    Tags: Parents TeachersMinister Requests History be given Special Core Status


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Tuesday October 1) announced that he has requested History to be given a special core status in the Framework for Junior Cycle.

    Minister McHugh took the decision after giving full consideration to a review of the optional status of History under the new Framework ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Supply Panel Scheme Announced by Minister

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationSupply Panel Scheme Announced by Minister


    Up to 90 schools in six areas in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Cork and Galway targeted under a new initiative to ease supply pressure for substitute vacancies at primary level.

    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Thursday 26 September) announced six panels to be created around the country to help answer demand for substitute teachers.

    As part of the pilot programme up to 18 teachers will be hired on full-time contracts to work ... click to read full post & comments


    Huawei Shares the Magic of Story Time

    Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 23/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting EducationHuawei Shares the Magic of Story Time


    Today (Monday 23rd September) is International Day of Sign Languages - a day to celebrate Deaf unity, raising awareness of the issues Deaf people face in their everyday lives.

    Leading Global Technology company Huawei extends its StorySign campaign to improve story time for Deaf children in Ireland

    At a day of storytelling and activities with Karen Koster at Dublin Zoo, Huawei reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Ireland’s Deaf community. ... click to read full post & comments


    Views on Proposed Guidelines on Reduced Timetables invited

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationViews on Proposed Guidelines on Reduced Timetables invited


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 23 September) announced that schools will be required to give formal notification of the use of reduced timetables.

    Minister McHugh is seeking the views of education partners on proposed guidelines for the notifications.

    Following consultation over recent months between officials from the Department of Education and Skills, ... click to read full post & comments


    New Cycling Campaign for Teenage Girls

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingNew Cycling Campaign for Teenage Girls


    In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day.

    Green-Schools launched its latest campaign ‘#andshecycles’ on Thursday September 19, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. #andshecycles focuses on encouraging young women – particularly teenagers – to cycle while recognising and ... click to read full post & comments


    First Intake of Student Teachers to New Irish B.Ed

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationFirst Intake of Student Teachers to New Irish B.Ed


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has welcomed 36 student teachers who have begun studying the new Irish-medium Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching - Initial Teacher Education Programme) at Marino Institute of Education.

    The B.Ed. will be delivered entirely through Irish – a first for an initial teacher education degree programme for ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Appeal Results available 18th September

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Appeal Results available 18th September


    The 2019 Post-Appeal Leaving Certificate Results will be available on the Examinations Commission website from 10 am on Wednesday ... click to read full post & comments


    Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile Launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/09/2019.
    Tags: Education ParentingPrimary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile Launched


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today launched the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile – a fundamental change in how children learn English and Irish in school.

    The new curriculum is being introduced for pupils of all abilities in all primary schools, from ... click to read full post & comments


    New Initiatives to Support Creativity in Schools Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/09/2019.
    Tags: Teacher Education And PoliticsNew Initiatives to Support Creativity in Schools Announced


  • The number of Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools will double to 300, with an additional 150 schools joining the initial pilot group.

  • 77 additional primary and post-primary schools will join the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters to collaborate on innovative arts and creative learning projects in their local areas.

  • Three new Local Creative Youth Partnerships will be piloted in ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister publishes Education Bill 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/09/2019.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsMinister publishes Education Bill 2019


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has published the Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019.  The draft legislation reflects the ... click to read full post & comments


    CyberSafeIreland releases 4th Annual Report

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting EducationCyberSafeIreland releases 4th Annual Report


    Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor is launching CyberSafeIreland's 4th annual report today, Tuesday 10th September 2019, with data showing that 12% of 8-year olds spend 61 full days online a year.

    Other key figures being released are ... click to read full post & comments


    New Alliance Aimed at Improving Vaccination Rates

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/09/2019.
    Tags: ParentingNew Alliance Aimed at Improving Vaccination Rates


    Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Tuesday) launched the Vaccine Alliance aimed at boosting the uptake of childhood vaccines and reducing vaccine hesitancy.

    The Alliance will include healthcare professionals, policy makers, patient advocates, students, ... click to read full post & comments


    Parents Urged to Take Part in Patronage Process

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting EducationParents Urged to Take Part in Patronage Process


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 9 September) urged parents and guardians to give their views on patronage for six new schools being established next year.

    Mothers, fathers and guardians of children who are due to enrol in post-primary school from ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister Welcomes Christian Brothers Reddress Fund

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/09/2019.
    Tags: EducationMinister Welcomes Christian Brothers Reddress Fund


    The Department of Education and Skills has been formally notified by the Congregation of Christian Brothers of its plan for the completion of the Congregation’s voluntary pledge to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund.

    The Congregation has confirmed to the Department that it will ... click to read full post & comments


    5 new primary schools designated Irish-medium education

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/09/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politcs5 new primary schools designated Irish-medium education


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced that five new primary schools being established from 2020-2022 are being ... click to read full post & comments


    Junior Certificate Results to issue Friday 4th October

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Certificate Results to issue Friday 4th October


    According to RTE, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has confirmed that the Junior Certificate Results will be issued this year on Friday 4th ... click to read full post & comments


    National Primary School Photography Awards

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2019.
    Tags: TeachersNational Primary School Photography Awards


    INSPA 2019/20 sees the third open call for Ireland's prestigious National School Photography Awards (INSPA). INSPA is a national children’s photography competition which is open to all ... click to read full post & comments


    New Regulations for Childminders proposed

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2019.
    Tags: ParentingNew Regulations for Childminders proposed


    The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has launched the Draft Childminding Action Plan, for the purpose of public consultation. The Draft Action Plan sets out proposals for improving access to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Immediate Action on Inequal Pay demanded by ASTI

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/08/2019.
    Tags: TeachersImmediate Action on Inequal Pay demanded by ASTI


    The Government must take immediate action to deliver on commitments made in April 2019 regarding new entrant pay in teaching. Commenting today, ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie said that ... click to read full post & comments


    'Reinstate School Library Grant' - Children's Books Ireland

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/08/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And Politics'Reinstate  School Library Grant' - Children's Books Ireland


    Children’s Books Ireland is calling on the government to reinstate the school library grant which was abolished in Budget 2008. Valued at approximately €2.2m, the grant from the Department of Education and Skills was instrumental in helping schools to ... click to read full post & comments


    Blue Star Programme Registration is now Open!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/08/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Parenting Blue Star Programme Registration is now Open!

    Primary school pupils around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme, coordinated by European Movement Ireland.

    The Blue Star Programme teaches primary school children about Europe through creative activities and projects that complement the national primary curriculum. Each participating class carries out projects on history, geography, the Institutions of the EU, culture ... click to read full post & comments


    Patronage applications invited for 6 New Post-primary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/08/2019.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsPatronage applications invited for 6 New Post-primary Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (19th August) invited applications for the patronage of six new post-primary schools to be established in September 2020.

    Today’s invitation follows on from the announcement in April 2018 that the Government was making a major investment in education with the establishment of 42 ... click to read full post & comments


    HPV Vaccination Programme for boys starts Sept

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/08/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersHPV Vaccination Programme for boys starts Sept


    The HPV vaccine for boys will be rolled out next month with parents being urged to protect their sons from cancer.
    There are 3 vaccines offered to children in their first year of secondary school to ... click to read full post & comments


    36 Schools Selected for Hot School Meals Pilot Project

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/08/2019.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And Politics36 Schools Selected for Hot School Meals Pilot Project


    The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., announced that 36 primary schools (with over 6,600 pupils) have been selected for the Hot School Meals Pilot Project, an initiative to provide a hot meal to primary school children on a pilot basis from September. This pilot scheme for hot school dinners was ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    17 Schools require remedial work before Sept

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/08/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers17 Schools require remedial work before Sept


    Engineers have identified structural flaws in 17 school buildings (list below) that will require temporary works to be carried out in coming weeks in order to ensure that they are safe for pupils and staff to return to in September. The 17 schools are in addition to  ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Leaving Cert Results 2019 are out!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/08/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Results 2019 are out!


    Almost 59,000 students will receive their Leaving Certificate results today. Results will be available from schools or online on the State Examinations Commission website at 10 am. This is the first year the ... click to read full post & comments


    New Criteria for Irish Exemption in Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/08/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersNew Criteria for Irish Exemption in Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday August 12) announced new criteria for schools to grant students an exemption from ... click to read full post & comments



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