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New RSE Programme for Schools Causing Waves

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsNew RSE Programme for Schools Causing Waves


A new Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) programme called Flourish released by the Department of Education is hitting headlines over the last few days. Flourish is a programme set out to be used in all Catholic Primary schools in Ireland, which accounts for approximately 90% of schools. While opting out of Religion classes is an option that is taken by some, the question heavily debated is, should religion be featuring so heavily in children's Relationship and Sexuality Education? ... click to read full post & comments


€100k Fund for Grants for Music Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education And Politics€100k Fund for Grants for Music Education


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today invited applications for grants under the €100,000 Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2021.

Minister Foley said: “The last year has been an extremely challenging time for our children and young people. During the periods of remote learning, they were unable to engage in many in-person group activities such as music classes in the community.

“Music is an important way for people to express themselves and show their creativity. It is vital that we provide these opportunities to our children and young people.

“Community organisations that provide music lessons to children and young people have also had a challenging time. I hope that these grants can enable them to continue providing music tuition and classes for the remainder of this year. Bursaries available under this scheme will help organisations get resources they need to continue working with children and young people.”

The purpose of the scheme is to provide support by way of a cash grant to established, smaller-scale, non-mainstream music education/community music initiatives with limited or no access to other forms of public funding. Grants can be used to purchase instruments, other musical equipment and tuition. Grants are not intended for use on capital expenditure such as structural or building costs. The total budget available in 2021 is €100,000.

Interested parties can find the application form on the Department’s website at the following link.

Applications will be considered by the Committee for Non-Mainstream Department of Education Funded Non-Mainstream Music Education.

Source: education.ie



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Education Bill 2021 for Leaving Cert Published

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsEducation Bill 2021 for Leaving Cert Published


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today (Friday 23 April) published the Education (Leaving Certificate) (Accredited Grades) Bill 2021.

The Bill provides for a system of Accredited Grades in respect of Leaving Certificate 2021 by conferring powers on the State Examinations Commission to run such a system. ... click to read full post & comments


Schools Commit to Promoting Positive Mental Health

Posted by Schooldays newshound, on 21/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSchools Commit to Promoting Positive Mental Health


Schools showcase commitment to promoting positive mental health. Despite extraordinary challenges faced by schools over the past 12 months, students and teachers across the country have showcased their commitment and determination to promoting positive mental health, with over 50 applications across the country entering their mental health and wellbeing initiatives into the Walk in My Shoes’ annual Mission Possible School Achievement Awards. ... click to read full post & comments


Establishment of New Special School in Cork

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsEstablishment of New Special School in Cork


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD have today (16 April, 2021) announced a significant expansion of special school provision in Cork through the establishment of a new special school and increased capacity in an existing special school to meet the needs of children in the Cork area. ... click to read full post & comments


National Action Plan for Childminding Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsNational Action Plan for Childminding Launched


The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Mr Roderic O’Gorman T.D., has today launched the National Action Plan for Childminding. ... click to read full post & comments


Minister Foley launches 2021 Active School Week

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister Foley launches 2021 Active School Week


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today launched details of this year’s Active School Week.

National Active School Week (#ASW21), part of the Government’s Keep Well campaign, ... click to read full post & comments


Diversity Inclusion & Belonging for Little Minds

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/04/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersDiversity Inclusion & Belonging for Little Minds


All‌ ‌the‌ ‌Rainbows‌ ‌Colours‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌fourth‌ ‌book‌ ‌written‌ ‌by‌ ‌Irish‌ ‌mum‌ ‌of‌ ‌two,‌ ‌Emma‌ ‌Ledden.‌ ‌Having‌ ‌written‌ ‌two‌ ‌books‌ ‌for‌ ‌adults,‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌Emma’s‌ ‌second‌ ‌children's‌ ‌book.‌ ... click to read full post & comments


Teacher Unions to ballot for industrial action on vaccines

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/04/2021.
Tags: Teachers ParentingTeacher Unions to ballot for industrial action on vaccines


All three Teacher Unions, (INTO, ASTI and TUI) have today agreed to ballot for industrial action, including strike action, if the government does not meet their demands to reverse the recent changes to the priority listing for teachers within ... click to read full post & comments


Sport Ireland Keep Well Campaign

Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 06/04/2021.
Tags: ParentingSport Ireland Keep Well Campaign


As part of the Keep Well campaign Sports Ireland are committed to helping people keep active during Covid-19. Over the past number of weeks Sports Ireland have been working on developing a suite of online exercise content to support the people most in need in our society with their physical activity. ... click to read full post & comments


School Transport On-Line Application / Tickets

Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 30/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool 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(4)


Hot School Meals Programme 2021 Launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education And Politics Hot School Meals Programme 2021 Launched


Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, has today launched the Hot School Meals Programme 2021, ... click to read full post & comments


Additional supports for schools for Leaving Cert 2021

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsAdditional supports for schools for Leaving Cert 2021


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD yesterday announced the details of the additional supports that will be provided to schools to support the running of the Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied Examinations and the ... click to read full post & comments


2021 Written Leaving Cert Exam adjustments

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting Teachers2021 Written Leaving Cert Exam adjustments


The State Examinations Commission (SEC), has published a 64-page document setting out further adjustments to the 2021 written Leaving Certificate papers. The document states that the "aim of these further adjustments is to ... click to read full post & comments


Minister O Gorman launches an online consultation

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 22/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting Minister O Gorman launches an online consultation


Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has today launched a public consultation on the development of a national model of parenting support services. The consultation will be open until 16th April 2021.

The aim of the model is to develop a more coherent and strategic approach ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert 2021 Student Portal Opens

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert 2021 Student Portal Opens


The Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal opens at 12 noon today. The portal will remain open for six days until 6pm on Tuesday 16th March
All 2021 Leaving Certificate students are required to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


80% of Parents more Stressed During Home Schooling

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting Education80% of Parents more Stressed During Home Schooling


7 in 10 express self-doubt as they compare themselves to other parents

A charity has highlighted the impact of home schooling on the mental health of Irish households as many parents report feeling more stressed and less confident as a result of the experience.

A poll carried out by RED C for Mental Health Ireland ... click to read full post & comments


CAO applications surge for some courses

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCAO applications surge for some courses


While the total number of CAO applicants will not be finalised until the late application facility closes on 15th May 2021, the CAO have released candidate choices to date.

The figures show a ... click to read full post & comments


My Mammy Knows Everything

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/03/2021.
Tags: ParentingMy Mammy Knows Everything


If ever there is a year to celebrate all the amazing mums out there this is it. Whether it’s a new mum, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a birthday, Christmas or just to show her how special she is. We have a gift she will treasure forever. My Mammy Knows Everything is a new book celebrating mums and all the magic they do and know.

Written by tv presenter and best - selling author Emma Ledden this beautifully illustrated rhythmic book ... click to read full post & comments


Back to School with a difference

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersBack to School with a difference


Cork ETB to open €10 million state-of-the-art extension at East Cork school. As students and teachers all over the country went back to their classrooms on Monday, pupils at St. Colman's Community College in Midleton, East Cork had another reason to look forward to going back to school as they returned to a state-of-the-art extension and all new facilities.

Following a significant investment of €10 million by the Department of Education and Skills, ... click to read full post & comments


Fewer questions to be answered on Leaving Cert Exams

Posted by on 26/02/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersFewer questions to be answered on Leaving Cert Exams


The Department of Education have issued a 27 page 'Guide to State Examinations and Accredited Grades for Leaving Certificate 2021' to schools. The document provides further details of the exam and the accredited grades process and also advises schools against the ... click to read full post & comments


Return to School Plan confirmed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/02/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersReturn to School Plan confirmed


The Government has announced the plan for a phased return to school as follows:
 

  • 1st March - Junior & Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class and  Leaving Cert students return to school
     
  • 15th March - Target date for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class primary students and 5th year secondary students to return to school
     
  • 12th April - Target date for remaining secondary students - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th years to return to school ... click to read full post & comments


    Most Borrowed Books of 2020

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersMost Borrowed Books of 2020


    Details of the 20 books and authors borrowed most often from Irish public libraries in 2020 have been published by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), ahead of Ireland Reads Day, a national day of reading this Thursday, February 25th.

    The LGMA compiles the information as part of the Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) Scheme. ... click to read full post & comments


    Choice of calculated grade or written exams for Leaving Cert

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsChoice of calculated grade or written exams for Leaving Cert


    Following a Government decision today, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD confirmed that Leaving Certificate 2021 examinations will proceed and students will also have the alternative option of applying for grades accredited by the State Examinations Commission (SEC), to be known as SEC-Accredited Grades.

    This decision follows intensive engagement with education stakeholders ... click to read full post & comments


    Rural School Open Day going ahead - Virtually!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 16/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers Rural School Open Day going ahead - Virtually!


    Rural National School based in Belclare , Co. Galway takes advantage of technology to showcase Tour of School , 365 days of the year!

    Castlehackett National School is a 3 teacher school situated on the foothills of ‘Knockma’ in Belclare , County Galway. ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI confirms it will re-enter Leaving Cert talks

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 13/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersASTI confirms it will re-enter Leaving Cert talks


    On 11th February, the ASTI withdrew from ongoing bilateral discussions regarding a new phase of planning for the State Examinations 2021 to include both the provision of Leaving Certificate examinations and also to explore a corresponding non-examination process.

    At subsequent engagements ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI withdraws from discussions on Leaving Cert 2021

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersASTI withdraws from discussions on Leaving Cert 2021


    The ASTI has announced it is withdrawing from discussions on the Leaving Cert 2021 pending a guarantee that the talks will focus on the Minister’s stated objectives of planning for examinations and scoping out a corresponding measure.

    ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie said it is unacceptable that ... click to read full post & comments


    Special Classes in Secondary Schools to resume 22nd Feb

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSpecial Classes in Secondary Schools to resume 22nd Feb


    Following a period of intensive engagement with the education partners, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD announced details of a return to in-school teaching and ... click to read full post & comments


    Helping Students Manage Online Wellbeing

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersHelping Students Manage Online Wellbeing


    Resources and training provided for teachers and students for Safer Internet Day 2021

    On Safer Internet Day, Webwise, the online safety initiative of the Department of Education highlights key resources ... click to read full post & comments


    New Resource Hub Available for Students

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersNew Resource Hub Available for Students


    The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union is aware that students are currently facing numerous hurdles when it comes to having a stress-free and engaging online learning experience. As a result of this, the organisation has taken steps to provide students with the necessary resources ... click to read full post & comments


    Two Leaving Cert Options to be made available

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersTwo Leaving Cert Options to be made available


    Following a series of intensive engagements of the sub-group of the Advisory Group of stakeholders on planning for the State examinations, including a further meeting held today, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced a new phase of planning for ... click to read full post & comments


    New campaign to get Ireland reading during Covid

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersNew campaign to get Ireland reading during Covid


    Pledge to read and find your perfect book at Irelandreads.ie

    Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month ... click to read full post & comments


    Make someone smile for mental health!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/02/2021.
    Tags: ParentingMake someone smile for mental health!


    Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and what better way to do that than with a smile. Mental Health Ireland are inviting you with your colleagues, friends and family to make your pancake smile on Pancake Tuesday, February 16th and ... click to read full post & comments


    2,155 students receive Leaving Cert Results

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 02/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers2,155 students receive Leaving Cert Results


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD, congratulated some 2,200 Leaving Certificate students who today received results from their written examinations.

    2,155 students who undertook the 2020 written examinations across the Leaving Certificate Established, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme are ... click to read full post & comments


    Deal agreed for resumption of Special Education in February

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDeal agreed for resumption of Special Education in February


    Ministers Foley and Madigan welcome agreed plan for return to in-school learning for children with special educational needs at primary level
     

  • Children in special schools to return on 50 per cent capacity shared basis from 11 February
  • Children in special classes in mainstream primary schools to return from ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Exam Results issue next Tuesday

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 28/01/2021.
    Tags: ParentingLeaving Cert Exam Results issue next Tuesday



    Students who sat the deferred Leaving Certificate Examinations in the autumn of 2020 will receive their results next Tuesday, 2nd February.

    The results will be available online from noon on 2nd February 2021 on the ... click to read full post & comments


    New funding arrangements of ELC during Level 5

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsNew funding arrangements of ELC during Level 5


    Following Cabinet approval yesterday (26 January) for the continuation of additional measures under full Level 5 restrictions, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has announced new funding measures to support the Early Learning and Care and School Aged Childcare (ELC and SAC) sector up to 5 March.

    The Minister has also confirmed that the pre-school (ECCE) ... click to read full post & comments


    ISSU Survey Results: Students Want Choice & Clear Communication

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersISSU Survey Results: Students Want Choice & Clear Communication


    Today, Wednesday 20th January 2021, the Irish-Second Level Students’ Union publishes their Report on the State Examinations 2021 and the Reopening of Schools. The ISSU undertook a detailed consultation process including a survey which had over 20,000 responses ... click to read full post & comments


    Special Needs Schools may re-open next week

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 14/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSpecial Needs Schools may re-open next week


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD today met with primary and special education stakeholders in a positive engagement. All parties are working together towards a phased return for children in special schools ... click to read full post & comments


    Feeder Schools Lists published for 2020

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 08/01/2021.
    Tags: ParentingFeeder Schools Lists published for 2020


    The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2020 is available today on Schooldays.ie providing school-by-school information on which students have progressed to which colleges this year.

    To view the information on your school for the last ten years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments


    Decision to re-open schools for Leaving Cert and special needs students reversed

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDecision to re-open schools for Leaving Cert and special needs students reversed


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has confirmed that all schools will regrettably remain closed to students from Monday 11 January.

    The Government decision, taken on 6 January, on foot of public health advice to reduce mobility in the community, was to ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools closed until 1st Feb with two exceptions

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 06/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSchools closed until 1st Feb with two exceptions



    As part of new restrictions to tackle rising Covid-19 infections, the Government has confirmed this afternoon that Schools will remain closed until 1 February, except for the provision of special education (special schools and special classes) and specialised settings (such as ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools Re-Opening delayed until 11th January

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/12/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSchools Re-Opening delayed until 11th January


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion has announced that the school Christmas break will be extended by three days, with schools re-opening on Monday 11 January.

    Minister Foley said: “It is a key objective of Government that our children and school staff can attend school safely. This has been achieved through ... click to read full post & comments


    INTO seeks delay in re-opening of Schools

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 30/12/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersINTO seeks delay in re-opening of Schools


    INTO General Secretary John Boyle has written to Minister Foley setting out the need to delay the reopening of primary and special schools. Below is the text of his letter

    A Aire, a chara, I write in advance of tomorrow’s cabinet meeting regarding additional public health measures to request that government give ... click to read full post & comments



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