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Operation of Schools during Level 5

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/10/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersOperation of Schools during Level 5


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has this evening reaffirmed her commitment to supporting schools to sustain the safe operation of schools following the NPHET recommendation and subsequent Government decision today to move to Level 5 of the Living with Covid plan.

“A significant factor in the decision to move to Level 5 is that by doing so we can ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2021 - increase in investment in education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/10/2020.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2021 - increase in investment in education


  • Budget increases by €410 million to €8.9 billion as special education, DEIS schools and all primary and post-primary schools benefit from new investment.
  • This increase is additional to the ... click to read full post & comments


    Coombe launches educational videos for parents

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2020.
    Tags: ParentingCoombe launches educational videos for parents


    The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has today launched a series of antenatal educational videos aimed at guiding parents through pregnancy, birth and parenting.

    The suite of videos has been developed by the Hospital’s multidisciplinary team ... click to read full post & comments


    Children’s Books Ireland launches mental health reading guide

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/10/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Health And Well BeingChildren’s Books Ireland launches mental health reading guide


    The Covid-19 pandemic is a considerable source of worry for children and families, and young people are having to cope with big changes at home and at school. In response, Children’s Books Ireland, in partnership with Jigsaw and ISPCC Childline, is launching Mind Yourself – the Mental Health and ... click to read full post & comments


    Healthy Eating Guidelines for 1 to 4 Year Olds

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/10/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Health And Well BeingHealthy Eating Guidelines for 1 to 4 Year Olds


    Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD, together with the Minister for Children, Roderic O’Gorman TD and the Minister of State for Public Health and Wellbeing, Frank Feighan today launched the first ever National Healthy Eating Guidelines for one to four year olds.

    The new guidelines aim to help parents and carers establish good eating habits in children. ... click to read full post & comments


    Errors found in Leaving Cert calculated Grades

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/09/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersErrors found in Leaving Cert calculated Grades


    Updated 6pm Sat 3rd Oct 2020
    The student Calculated Grades portal will open for students this evening at 6pm (sat 3rd Oct) where they can see if their grade is changing to a higher grade or not - and they will be able see their improved grade immediately. ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Nov 2020 Exam Timetable published

    Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 28/09/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Nov 2020 Exam Timetable published


    Entry for the Leaving Certificate written examinations, to be held in November, will open from 9am on Monday 28 September on the Calculated Grades Student Portal, available at www.examinations.ie and at Gov.ie/leaving certificate.

    UPDATED 2/10 2020 -The deadline for registration to sit this year's postponed Leaving Certificate exams has been extended from today 2/10/20 to next Wednesday 7th October , ... click to read full post & comments


    Class Ranking to be made available to Leaving Cert students

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/09/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersClass Ranking to be made available to Leaving Cert students


    The Department of Education has said that, following legal advice, Students who received calculated grades under this year's Leaving online portal.

    Up to now, this year’s students were able to access both the estimated marks provided by their school as well as the final marks awarded by the Calculated Grades office that gave rise to their published grades. However, access to the class rank information was ... click to read full post & comments


    Trinity Professor launches Vaccine Rap to Save Lives

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/09/2020.
    Tags: ParentingTrinity Professor launches Vaccine Rap to Save Lives


    Today, 21st September 2020, one of Ireland's leading scientists in the field of immunology at Trinity College Dublin, launches a Vaccines Save Lives video-based campaign to focus the minds of parents on the importance ... click to read full post & comments


    Archbishop worried about initiatives to 'get First Communions done'

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/09/2020.
    Tags: ParentingArchbishop worried about initiatives to 'get First Communions done'


    The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has expressed concern at parishes coming under pressure to rush through First Communion and Confirmation ceremonies. Read Archbishop Martin's statement below ... click to read full post & comments


    Drivers urged to be extra cautious

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/09/2020.
    Tags: ParentingDrivers urged to be extra cautious


    The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are advising drivers to take extra care when using the roads now that national and secondary schools have reopened, following prolonged closure due to Covid-19.

    There is a significant increase in school-going traffic and drivers will have noticed a rise in the number of children using ‘active modes’ of transport such as cycling or walking to get to school. Drivers need to slow down ... click to read full post & comments


    Class of 2020 receive highest grades on record

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/09/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersClass of 2020 receive highest grades on record


    Around 60,000 students will receive the results of their Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades today - available online from 9am this morning.

    According to information published by the Department of Education, average grades will be ... click to read full post & comments


    ISSU launches Mental Health Manual for students

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/09/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersISSU launches Mental Health Manual for students


    The ISSU has launched a back-to-school mental health resource “How’s Your Head”, aiming to help students to get back on track mentally on ... click to read full post & comments


    4% of predicted Leaving Cert grades increased, 17% reduced

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 01/09/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers4% of predicted Leaving Cert grades increased, 17% reduced


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today, Tuesday 1 September, announced further details of the Calculated Grades model for Leaving Certificate 2020 and ... click to read full post & comments


    Open letter from Acting Chief Medical Officer

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 31/08/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersOpen letter from Acting Chief Medical Officer


    To parents and guardians of school children in Ireland,

    I am very aware that many of you are worried about the reopening of schools and the associated risk of COVID-19 for your children. ... click to read full post & comments


    Children spend more time online during Covid-19

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 31/08/2020.
    Tags: ParentingChildren spend more time online during Covid-19


    New research carried out by the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre at Dublin City University in partnership with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission which looks at how children and parents engaged with ... click to read full post & comments


    Postponed Leaving Cert Exams start Mon 16 November

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 26/08/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersPostponed Leaving Cert Exams start Mon 16 November


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced that the 2020 postponed Leaving Certificate examinations will commence on Monday 16 November, subject to ... click to read full post & comments


    2020-21 Blue Star Programme is Now Open

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/08/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Parenting 2020-21 Blue Star Programme is Now Open


    Primary school pupils around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn ... click to read full post & comments


    Guidance on when to keep the kids home

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/08/2020.
    Tags: ParentingGuidance on when to keep the kids home


    The HSE and the Department of Health has released advice to parents about when children can attend school and when the should remain at home.

    The advice is for children ... click to read full post & comments


    School Re-openings & School Bus Transport Update

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 22/08/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool Re-openings & School Bus Transport Update


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today (21/8/20) provided a further update regarding the plans to fully re-open schools. 

    With some schools beginning to re-open next week, the Minister acknowledged the enormous work being undertaken in school communities and the ... click to read full post & comments


    Headfort School will Reopen Sept 7th

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/08/2020.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingHeadfort School will Reopen Sept 7th


    The new board of management are delighted to announce Headfort School will reopen on September 7th 2020.

    As you may know Headfort School in Kells, Co. Meath closed suddenly last March ... click to read full post & comments


    Update on Reopening Our Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/08/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsUpdate on Reopening Our Schools


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today provided an update ... 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(1)


    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


    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


    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


    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





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