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All Leaving Cert students must register on new portal

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersAll Leaving Cert students must register on new portal

 
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today announced that the new online Calculated Grades Student Portal will open for registration to ... click to read full post & comments


Inspirational Video Messages for 6th Class Students

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersInspirational Video Messages for 6th Class Students


Children’s writer, Sarah Webb has invited well known people to record short inspirational videos ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI secures full indemnity and will engage with Calculated Grades

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 22/05/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingASTI secures full indemnity and will engage with Calculated Grades


Updated 22/5/20 at 4.15pm
ASTI secures full indemnity, advises its members to engage with the Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate 2020 model

The ASTI, together with the union’s legal advisers, engaged with the ... click to read full post & comments


Guidance published for schools on Calculated Grades System

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersGuidance published for schools on Calculated Grades System


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today announced the publication of detailed guidance on the new system of Calculated Grades for ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Exams Cancelled - Calculated Grades to be awarded

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 08/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersLeaving Cert Exams Cancelled - Calculated Grades to be awarded


All students to be offered the option of accepting Calculated Grades or sitting Leaving Certificate written examinations at a later date 

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced the ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Representatives meet over leaving cert exams

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 06/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersRepresentatives meet over leaving cert exams


The latest meeting of a series of scheduled meetings between student, parent, teacher, and school management representatives is scheduled to take place at ... click to read full post & comments


Families to receive partial refunds on school transport fees

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/04/2020.
Tags: ParentingFamilies to receive partial refunds on school transport fees


Refunds to be issued to families at end of school year

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan have announced that families will receive refunds for school transport ... click to read full post & comments


All 3rd years to receive certs for the completion of Junior Cycle

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 29/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsAll 3rd years to receive certs for the completion of Junior Cycle


All third year Junior Cycle students to be awarded certificates for the completion of Junior Cycle by the Department of Education and Skills

-          Schools given autonomy to assess students and all students to ... click to read full post & comments


A Little Breaducation - Simple, Fun Activities for Kids

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersA Little Breaducation - Simple, Fun Activities for Kids


IBBA and Bord Bia make primary schools programme available online.

Looking for some new, simple ways to keep kids occupied at home? The Irish Bread Bakers Association (IBBA) and Bord Bia ... click to read full post & comments


Media Literacy In The Digital Space

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMedia Literacy In The Digital Space


We are living in a time where people are relying on online sources and social media to stay in touch, ... click to read full post & comments


Suite of Resources launched for Children and Parents

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSuite of Resources launched for Children and Parents


Parents Centre contains information for parents and provides links to a wide range of trusted and high quality online resources ... click to read full post & comments


Minister welcomes Deferral of HPAT Results

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister welcomes Deferral of HPAT Results


The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has welcomed the decision ... click to read full post & comments


Digital supports announced for exam students

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsDigital supports announced for exam students


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today ) announced a special €10 million fund to support the purchase of technology and devices for ... click to read full post & comments


All Gaeltacht Summer Courses Cancelled

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 20/04/2020. All Gaeltacht Summer Courses Cancelled


Following consultation with health authorities and in the interests of protecting public health, having regard to the emergency measures being taken due to Covid-19, it has been announced ... click to read full post & comments


Cúla4 ar Scoil - for primary pupils attending Gaelscoileanna

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCúla4 ar Scoil - for primary pupils attending Gaelscoileanna


TG4 new programme, Cúla4 ar Scoil commenced today, Monday 20 April 2020, broadcasting on weekdays at 10a.m. All schools are currently closed under Covid-19 restrictions. This programme will cater for ... click to read full post & comments


Headfort School closes doors after 70 years

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/04/2020. Headfort School closes doors after 70 years


Headfort School in Kells, Co Meath announced in March that it had made the difficult decision to go into liquidation and advised that the school would not be re-opening when the ... click to read full post & comments


 ASTI will work to support delayed Leaving Cert

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting Teachers ASTI will work to support delayed Leaving Cert


The ASTI has stated that it will work to support the Minister for Education and Skills’ decision to postpone the June Leaving Certificate examinations until ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Certificate Exams Postponed, Junior Cert Cancelled

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Certificate Exams Postponed, Junior Cert Cancelled


The Minister has announced this afternoon that his years Leaving Certificate examinations have been postponed until late July or ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Teddies in the Window - Bear Hunt for Children

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/04/2020.
Tags: ParentingTeddies in the Window - Bear Hunt for Children


Residents of Stoneybatter in Dublin are "bringing colour to their streets" by putting teddy bears in their front windows for children to spot while out walking around with parents.

Resident Síona Cahill was inspired to put cuddly toys in her window after hearing about other ... click to read full post & comments(1)


ISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow


The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) is continually striving for the clarity needed on the 2020 State Examinations contingency plan.

In response to the release of our ISSU State Examinations 2020 survey report ... click to read full post & comments(5)


Guidance on Continuity of Schooling

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/04/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingGuidance on Continuity of Schooling


The Department of Education has published a document titled 'Guidance on Continuity of Schooling - for primary and post-primary Schools'.

All schools are currently closed under Covid-19 restrictions. ... click to read full post & comments(6)


New Allocation Model for SNAs deferred

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersNew Allocation Model for SNAs deferred


The Minister for Education & Skills Joe McHugh TD has announced that the planned new allocation model for Special Needs Assistants has been deferred for ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Temporary SNA Assignmenst Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/04/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education & PoliticsTemporary SNA Assignmenst Announced


All Special Needs Assistants to be available for work in some essential public services

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today announced ... click to read full post & comments


SciFest@College competition to go online

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/03/2020.
Tags: TeachersSciFest@College competition to go online


Ireland’s most inclusive science event continues online so students can still take part despite Covid-19 restrictions

Competition entrants asked to upload their projects for online judging

Teachers are asked to encourage their students to continue to work on their projects.

30 March 2020 – Over 3,000 students registered for SciFest 2020 ... click to read full post & comments


School Transport On-Line Application / Tickets

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/03/2020.
Tags: ParentingSchool Transport On-Line Application / Tickets


To use School Transport Scheme Services, pupils must be in possession of a valid ticket for travel. ... click to read full post & comments


RTE to Broadcast School on TV from Monday

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/03/2020.
Tags: ParentingRTE to Broadcast School on TV from Monday


RTÉ has confirmed that it will broadcast over an hour of "school on TV" to support primary school children and their parents at home.

It is part of a cross-platform teaching initiative that has been developed by RTÉ at short notice ... click to read full post & comments


School meals scheme to continue during Covid-19 outbreak

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool meals scheme to continue during Covid-19 outbreak


Government has today (Thursday 26 March 2020) issued schools with updated guidance to help them operate the School Meals Programme amid ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Minister confirms schools not re-opening 1st April

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister confirms schools not re-opening 1st April


According to RTE, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has confirmed that schools will not be reopening in the short term. 

RTE reports that the Minister was speaking on GalwayBay FM when he said that schools will not be opening immediately after 29 March and there should be ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert & Junior Cert Oral exams cancelled

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert & Junior Cert Oral exams cancelled


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance ... click to read full post & comments


UNESCO Mobilizes Education Ministers in COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsUNESCO Mobilizes Education Ministers in COVID-19 Crisis


In response to a surge in school and university closures to contain the spread of COVID-19, ... click to read full post & comments


ISSU asks for immediate clarity on Exam provisions

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsISSU asks for immediate clarity on Exam provisions


The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union welcomes the decision to close schools and centres of education as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of ... click to read full post & comments


All Confirmations Postponed

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/03/2020.
Tags: ParentingAll Confirmations Postponed


The Catholic Church has announced that all Confirmations have been postponed until further notice.

However Church weddings and ... click to read full post & comments


Schools to close from today until 29th March

Posted by on 12/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools to close from today until 29th March


The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that the country's schools, colleges and childcare facilities are to close ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Coronavirus - No decision to close schools at this point

Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 10/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCoronavirus - No decision to close schools at this point


Covid-19 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills - 10th March 2020

The Department of Education and Skills is liaising closely with the Department of Health on a continuing basis.

Any decision to close schools will be made on public health advice. There is ... click to read full post & comments


Young Social Innovators Calls on Young People

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/03/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsYoung Social Innovators Calls on Young People


More than 6,000 young people to take part in national Speak Out Tour and bring creative solutions to urgent social issues

Building a nationwide movement of creative, caring and engaged citizens among Ireland’s young people ... click to read full post & comments


Secondary School to close for 14 days due to Coronovirus link

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 01/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSecondary School to close for 14 days due to Coronovirus link


RTE is reporting this evening that a secondary school in the East of the country is to close for 14 days ... click to read full post & comments


Revised Guidelines for Schools on Coronavirus

Posted by SchooldDays Newshound on 26/02/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersRevised Guidelines for Schools on Coronavirus


Updated 1/3/2020 - Secondary school to close for 14 day incubation period - read more HERE.

Read updated article 28th February HERE



The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools, preschools and third level institutions on ... click to read full post & comments


Most Borrowed Books of 2019 Revealed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/02/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMost Borrowed Books of 2019 Revealed


Details of the 20 books and authors borrowed most often from Irish public libraries in 2019 ... click to read full post & comments


From Sept 2020 all students will study history in 1st year

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/02/2020.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentingFrom Sept 2020 all students will study history in 1st year


From September all post-primary schools will offer History and all students entering first year will study the subject

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced the arrangements to be put in place in order to ... click to read full post & comments


New programme launched for Safer Internet Day 2020

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew programme launched for Safer Internet Day 2020


Webwise launches free resource to support digital literacy in schools

Supporting young people to use the internet in a positive way is an integral part of empowering them to become ... click to read full post & comments


Fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day!

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingFewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day!


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

Why are young women avoiding the bike as a means of transport? Research undertaken by ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI Ballot Over Unequal Pay

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI Ballot  Over Unequal Pay


The ASTI Central Executive Council has voted to ballot the union’s 17,000-plus members on industrial action over the unequal pay of teachers who entered the profession since 2010.

The ASTI took industrial action, including strike action, over unequal pay in 2016. ... click to read full post & comments(1)


FÓRSA decides to defer industrial action

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsFÓRSA decides to defer industrial action


Statement by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD:

“I welcome the decision by the FÓRSA trade union to defer strike action and to re-enter ... click to read full post & comments


Secondary School Strike Action 4th February

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/01/2020.
Tags: TeachersSecondary School Strike Action 4th February


Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members will take strike action on Tuesday, 4th February over the ... click to read full post & comments





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