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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


€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


‘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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


 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)


ISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow


The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) is continually striving for the clarity needed on the 2020 State Examinations contingency plan.

In response to the release of our ISSU State Examinations 2020 survey report ... click to read full post & comments(5)


Guidance on Continuity of Schooling

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/04/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingGuidance on Continuity of Schooling


The Department of Education has published a document titled 'Guidance on Continuity of Schooling - for primary and post-primary Schools'.

All schools are currently closed under Covid-19 restrictions. ... click to read full post & comments(6)


New Allocation Model for SNAs deferred

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersNew Allocation Model for SNAs deferred


The Minister for Education & Skills Joe McHugh TD has announced that the planned new allocation model for Special Needs Assistants has been deferred for ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Temporary SNA Assignmenst Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/04/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education & PoliticsTemporary SNA Assignmenst Announced


All Special Needs Assistants to be available for work in some essential public services

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today announced ... click to read full post & comments


SciFest@College competition to go online

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/03/2020.
Tags: TeachersSciFest@College competition to go online


Ireland’s most inclusive science event continues online so students can still take part despite Covid-19 restrictions

Competition entrants asked to upload their projects for online judging

Teachers are asked to encourage their students to continue to work on their projects.

30 March 2020 – Over 3,000 students registered for SciFest 2020 ... click to read full post & comments


School meals scheme to continue during Covid-19 outbreak

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool meals scheme to continue during Covid-19 outbreak


Government has today (Thursday 26 March 2020) issued schools with updated guidance to help them operate the School Meals Programme amid ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Minister confirms schools not re-opening 1st April

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister confirms schools not re-opening 1st April


According to RTE, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has confirmed that schools will not be reopening in the short term. 

RTE reports that the Minister was speaking on GalwayBay FM when he said that schools will not be opening immediately after 29 March and there should be ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert & Junior Cert Oral exams cancelled

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert & Junior Cert Oral exams cancelled


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance ... click to read full post & comments


Schools to close from today until 29th March

Posted by on 12/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools to close from today until 29th March


The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that the country's schools, colleges and childcare facilities are to close ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Coronavirus - No decision to close schools at this point

Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 10/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCoronavirus - No decision to close schools at this point


Covid-19 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills - 10th March 2020

The Department of Education and Skills is liaising closely with the Department of Health on a continuing basis.

Any decision to close schools will be made on public health advice. There is ... click to read full post & comments


Young Social Innovators Calls on Young People

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/03/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsYoung Social Innovators Calls on Young People


More than 6,000 young people to take part in national Speak Out Tour and bring creative solutions to urgent social issues

Building a nationwide movement of creative, caring and engaged citizens among Ireland’s young people ... click to read full post & comments


Secondary School to close for 14 days due to Coronovirus link

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 01/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSecondary School to close for 14 days due to Coronovirus link


RTE is reporting this evening that a secondary school in the East of the country is to close for 14 days ... click to read full post & comments


Revised Guidelines for Schools on Coronavirus

Posted by SchooldDays Newshound on 26/02/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersRevised Guidelines for Schools on Coronavirus


Updated 1/3/2020 - Secondary school to close for 14 day incubation period - read more HERE.

Read updated article 28th February HERE



The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools, preschools and third level institutions on ... click to read full post & comments


Most Borrowed Books of 2019 Revealed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/02/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMost Borrowed Books of 2019 Revealed


Details of the 20 books and authors borrowed most often from Irish public libraries in 2019 ... click to read full post & comments





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