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Dublin International School Open for Applications

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/10/2017.
Tags: ParentsDublin International School Open for Applications


Nord Anglia International School Dublin today announced that they are now officially accepting student applications for the 2018/19 academic year.

The school is expected to open in September 2018 and will initially educate students from ... click to read full post & comments


School Costs putting Strain on Parents

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/08/2017.
Tags: ParentsSchool Costs putting Strain on Parents


Barnardos’ Annual School Costs Survey has found once more, that parents are bearing the brunt of an underfunded education system.

There remains a constant expectation that parents will prop up the educational system by having to ... click to read full post & comments


Need Assistance with your Child Care Costs?

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/30/2016.
Tags: ParentsNeed Assistance with your Child Care Costs?


If you are a parent/guardian who is on low income, is in school, job training or in receipt of social welfare payment then you may be eligible for assistance with your childcare costs.

The Department of Children and Youth Afairs (DCYA) currently provides financial help towards childcare costs for many of these parents/guardians under the ... click to read full post & comments


School Admission Waiting Lists to be Banned

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/07/2016.
Tags: Parents Education And Politics TeachersSchool Admission Waiting Lists to be Banned


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Government has approved the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016. 

The Bill will be introduced to the Oireachtas this week with view to enactment as soon as possible after that. The Programme for Government targets enactment of this legislation before ... click to read full post & comments(4)


Donegal School Targeted in Vulgar Vandalism Attack

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/04/2016.
Tags: Parents TeachersDonegal School Targeted in Vulgar Vandalism Attack


A national school in Donegal is planning to install security cameras and enhanced security after what is believed to be human excrement was left in ... click to read full post & comments


Education-focused Creche Inspections commence

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/14/2016.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentsEducation-focused Creche Inspections commence


The Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) have announced the commencement of education-focused inspections in pre-schools participating in the government’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme.

The early-years education-focused model of inspection, which has been approved by the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, James Reilly, will be ... click to read full post & comments


Choose Your Words Wisely Because They Can Hurt

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/08/2016.
Tags: Parents TeachersChoose Your Words Wisely Because They Can Hurt


The ISPCC has launched a social media public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of cyberbullying, advising that ‘your words can hurt, choose them wisely’.

The week long campaign runs from 7th-13th March and highlights how cyberbullying presents new challenges for children and parents. There can be a much wider ... click to read full post & comments


Minister launches new CAO points scale

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/03/2015.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsMinister launches new CAO points scale


The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, today launched a new CAO points scale which will be used for entry to higher education from 2017.

Announcing the changes, Minister O’Sullivan said, “In April I announced a package of ambitious reforms designed to better support students transitioning from second level to higher education, including a new ... click to read full post & comments


Second level strike on 2nd December

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 11/14/2014.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsSecond level strike on 2nd December


Statement from ASTI & TUI
The ASTI Standing Committee and TUI Executive Committee today voted to take a day’s strike action on Tuesday December 2nd and a further day of strike action in ... click to read full post & comments


Over 300 new support teachers announced

Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 10/14/2014.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsOver 300 new support teachers announced


Over 300 new support teachers have been announced for special needs students, it was announced today by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

The teachers, who will start immediately, will represent a 15% increase in teachers in the last two years and will bring the number of resource teacher posts allocated to ... click to read full post & comments


Report finds class still an issue in education

Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 08/12/2014.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsReport finds class still an issue in education


The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has published a report today highlighting how young working class school leavers are less likely to reach third level education than their middle class peers. The report entitled, ‘Leaving School in Ireland: A Longitudinal Study of Post-School Transitions’ surveyed over 750 young people who had completed their Leaving Certificate in the last four years.

According to the report, ‘This cohort of young people is of particular interest as they went through the ... click to read full post & comments


A New Subject for the Leaving Cert.... Politics!

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 01/30/2014.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsA New Subject for the Leaving Cert.... Politics!

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has confirmed that ‘Politics and Society’ is to become available as a subject option for the Leaving Certificate. A date has not yet been finalised for it’s introduction but the Minister has informed the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) that he wants it to proceed.

The new subject will build on student learning at junior cycle level through Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) and has been under discussion since 2006 with a syllabus being prepared in 2011. A copy of the Consultation Document and the draft syllabus ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Junior Certificate to be renamed as JCSA

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 01/15/2014.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsJunior Certificate to be renamed as JCSA

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has today announced that the new name for the reformed Junior Certificate will be the JCSA or Junior Cycle Student Award.

Minister Quinn said, “The overhaul of junior cycle is long over-due and much needed. The new JCSA will put students, rather than exams, at the centre of the three year cycle.
Minister Quinn continued, “Most parents and teachers that I meet are supportive of the need to overhaul junior cycle – for the good of students. However, I do acknowledge that ... click to read full post & comments



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