Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/11/2019. Tags: Parenting
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)
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.
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
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
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
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2019. Tags: Parenting
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
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
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
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.
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/09/2019. Tags: Education
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.
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2019. Tags: Teachers
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
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2019. Tags: Parenting
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)
Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/08/2019. Tags: Teachers
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
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
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
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
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)
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)