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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


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


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


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


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


NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2019

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/08/2019.
Tags: Parenting EducationNPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2019


For many students, parents and guardians a new phase of life is about to begin. With the Leaving Cert results on the horizon new questions about what lies ahead are bound to arise. Help and advice is at hand.

The National Parents Council Post Primary’s free phone (1800 265 165) and online service ... click to read full post & comments


Dept Issues Surveys to Schools on Secretaries and Caretakers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/07/2019.
Tags: Teachers EducationDept  Issues Surveys to Schools on Secretaries and Caretakers


The Department of Education and Skills has today (Wednesday 10th of July) issued short online surveys to schools on secretaries and caretakers employed by them and paid by grant funding.

These surveys are being undertaken in response to a pay claim that has recently been tabled by FÓRSA. As is standard practice, the full current cost of this claim to the public pay bill must be established. The Department is not the employer of the staff covered by the claim so the new surveys are needed ... click to read full post & comments


Education Committee Highlights Rising School Cost Phenomenon

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/07/2019.
Tags: Parenting EducationEducation Committee Highlights Rising School Cost Phenomenon


Easing the financial burden on parents of ever increasing school costs, is among the calls made by the Joint Committee on Education and Skills, as it launches a suite of new reports.

The three new reports, which were launched, Thursday, 4th July in the AV Room, Leinster House are:

  • Education inequality & disadvantage and Barriers to Education;
  • Committee’s examination of School Costs, School Facilities and Teaching Principals; and
  • The Interim Report on the Committee’s Examination on the Current ... click to read full post & comments


    Kilbehenny NS know the Right Code for Crossing the Road

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/06/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationKilbehenny NS know the Right Code for Crossing the Road


    Kilbehenny National School in Mitchelstown, Co. Limerick have danced their way to the top to take first place in the Road Safety Authority’s Safe Cross Code Dance competition.

    In a race to the top of the public poll against four other shortlisted schools, Kilbehenny National School, with just 78 pupils enrolled, emerged victorious, getting more than 45% of the public vote with 12,845 ballots cast for them alone. The school were presented with 30 electronic tablets for the school plus an engraved ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Certificate 2015: Students show mixed results

    Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 08/12/2015.
    Tags: Parenting EducationLeaving Certificate 2015: Students show mixed results


    Today, some 57,929 students will find out their Leaving Certificate results which means anxious times for both them and their parents.

    A press release from the state examinations, who congratulated the students, reveal ... click to read full post & comments


    "Your whole life depends on it" - Leaving Cert Stress

    Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 05/28/2015.
    Tags: Parenting Education


    Students are more stressed about their upcoming Leaving Certificate exams and fear that their whole future hangs in the balance on whether they get ... click to read full post & comments


    Pupils who take part in sport more likely to go to college

    Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 05/07/2015.
    Tags: Parenting EducationPupils who take part in sport more likely to go to college


    Secondary school students who are involved in sport are more likely to go ... click to read full post & comments


    Urban DEIS students not as good at reading and maths as rural students

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/09/2015.
    Tags: Parenting EducationUrban DEIS students not as good at reading and maths as rural students


    Research carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has found that pupils in urban areas in DEIS schools have lower performance in english and maths compared ... click to read full post & comments



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