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Equal pay is key to recruiting additional Teachers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/08/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsEqual pay is key to recruiting additional Teachers


The Government must commit to equal pay for post 2010 entrants to teaching if it is serious about recruiting ... click to read full post & comments


Barnardos Survey 2020

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 31/07/2020.
Tags: ParentingBarnardos Survey 2020


Parents call for clarity; Children seek reassurance

Barnardos Back to School Survey 2020 highlights impact of school closures and suggests anxious weeks ahead

“I have no clue on what it will be like when she goes back and if she will be safe.”

(Primary School Parent, Barnardos Parents’ Back to School Survey 2020)

30th July 2020: Worry and lack of clarity about children going back to school ... click to read full post & comments


€375 million plan announced to support re-opening of schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/07/2020.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers€375 million plan announced to support re-opening of schools


The Government has today announced a €375 plan to support the reopening of primary and secondary schools at the end of August.

The full details of the ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Calculated Grades to issue thru Grades Portal 9am on 7 Sept

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/07/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Calculated Grades to issue thru Grades Portal 9am on 7 Sept


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced that Calculated Grades results will issue directly to students through the student portal on 7 September at 9.00am. Results will also ... click to read full post & comments


Students & Parents Seek Supports Ahead of Schools Reopening

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/07/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersStudents & Parents Seek Supports Ahead of Schools Reopening


The ISSU, NCPPP, IGC, and UNICEF are urgently calling on the Government to provide the additional resources students need this Autumn, as preparations continue for the safe reopening of schools after ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Results & CAO offers will happen in September

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/07/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Results & CAO offers will happen in September


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced that the Student Portal for the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades will open for students next Monday, 20 July 2020 at 12 o’clock.

Through this portal, all Leaving Certificate students will be able to ... click to read full post & comments


Kids invited to showcase local heritage with LEGO

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/07/2020.
Tags: ParentingKids invited to showcase local heritage with LEGO


The Heritage Council is calling on children across the country to put their imagination to good use this summer by using LEGO® bricks to recreate their favourite example of ... click to read full post & comments


Students with Down Syndrome eligible for July Provision

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/07/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsStudents with Down Syndrome eligible for July Provision


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD ... click to read full post & comments


‘Remember the Rainbow’ to support diversity

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/07/2020.
Tags: Parenting Teachers‘Remember the Rainbow’ to support diversity


Creative agency In the Company of Huskies, together with charity BeLonG To Youth Services, put out a message of inclusion in a new campaign aimed at primary school children.

The rainbow is a powerful symbol of respect and equality around the world. Yet for decades, ... click to read full post & comments


Minister Harris urges students to apply for SUSI

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/07/2020.
Tags: ParentingMinister Harris urges students to apply for SUSI



Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today urged students ... click to read full post & comments


Back to School Guidelines Published

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 02/07/2020.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersBack to School Guidelines Published


The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has welcomed the publication of interim public health advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in relation to the re-opening of schools. 

The interim public health advice is being ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Minister announces National Play Day 2020

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/07/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister announces National Play Day 2020


The Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today announced National Play Day 2020 ... click to read full post & comments


Guidance on Summer Provision issued to Schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 26/06/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingGuidance on Summer Provision issued to Schools


The Deprtment of Education and Skills have written to all School Principals providing public health guidelines for the running of the summer programmes due to ... click to read full post & comments


Schools Meals Programme to be available for the summer

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 26/06/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools Meals Programme to be available for the summer


The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty announced that she is extending the funding for the School Meals Programme for summer 2020.

The programme provides ... click to read full post & comments


Impact of pandemic on children's mental health

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/06/2020.
Tags: ParentingsImpact of pandemic on children's mental health


Close to 1,500 parents across Ireland took part in a recent survey exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children, with findings revealing that 70% of parents of young children are concerned about the impact ... click to read full post & comments


Creative Clusters Closing date 26th June

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/06/2020.
Tags: TeachersCreative Clusters Closing date 26th June


Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI) and funded through the Schools ... click to read full post & comments


New Resources for starting pre-school or primary school

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/06/2020.
Tags: ParentingNew Resources for starting pre-school or primary school


The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, today launched an initiative for children and families ... click to read full post & comments


Roadmap for re-opening of schools published

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/06/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingRoadmap for re-opening of schools published


The Government today published a report on planning around the next school year and the reopening of schools. 

Minister McHugh said: “It is clear that the risks and impacts on children and society where access to education is significantly reduced are considerable particularly for ... click to read full post & comments


Summer Provision Programme Details announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/06/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersSummer Provision Programme Details announced


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath today announced Summer Provision 2020 – a significantly expanded programme for ... click to read full post & comments(3)


Supports for re-opening of Childcare announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/06/2020.
Tags: ParentingSupports for re-opening of Childcare announced


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone today announced a major funding package to facilitate the reopening of childcare facilities from 29 June.  The Minister said:
Early Learning and Childcare Services are important for children and their parents, and they are essential ... click to read full post & comments


Summer Prog for kids with Special Ed needs to go ahead

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/06/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSummer Prog for kids with Special Ed needs to go ahead


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today confirmed that a Summer Education Programme will take place for children with significant special educational needs and those at greatest risk of ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Ireland’s National School Photography Awards

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/06/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersIreland’s National School Photography Awards


The INSPA team would like to congratulate every school who participated in the 2019/20 National School Photography Awards. ... click to read full post & comments


Minister Zappone Publishes Youth Sector Guidance

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/06/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister Zappone Publishes Youth Sector Guidance


Guidance provides a pathway to assist youth organisations with the phased re-introduction of full service provision ... click to read full post & comments


Childcare services can resume 29th June

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/05/2020.
Tags: ParentingChildcare services can resume  29th June


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone announced yesterday a number of developments to assist childcare providers and parents plan for the reopening of services on June 29.

Minister Zappone welcomed expert guidance provided by the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) written specifically for the childcare ... click to read full post & comments


Ark Cultural Centre supports teachers and students

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/05/2020.
Tags: TeachersArk Cultural Centre supports teachers and students


A key element of the ongoing work of The Ark over the past 25 years has been working with schools. This includes commissioning and presenting programmes and ... click to read full post & comments


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(3)


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)



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