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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


Applications for patronage of 4 new secondary schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/10/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsApplications for patronage of 4 new secondary schools


The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of four new post-primary schools to be established in September 2021.

Minister Foley said: “This is an unusual and challenging time for school patrons and school communities. ... 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


    Minister Harris launches Science Week 2020

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/10/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister Harris launches Science Week 2020


    Science Week comes to you: 13 Science Festivals and hundreds of virtual events set to take place to celebrate 25 years of Science Week

    Choosing our future – Science Week set to explore the role science will play in shaping our future

    Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, today joined Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to launch Science Week 2020, ... click to read full post & comments


    Ireland's National School Photography Awards are open

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/10/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsIreland's National School Photography Awards are open


    INSPA 2020/21 sees the fourth open call for Ireland's prestigious National School Photography Awards. INSPA is a national children’s photography competition and Positive Primaries Programme which introduces Creative Well-being into the lives of primary schools and their communities by engaging with the magic and art of photography.

    This year’s theme ‘Accessible Places | Safer Spaces’ is run in association with the Children’s Rights Alliance and is looking for images that focus on ... 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


    New Training Programme for SNAs

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/09/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew Training Programme for SNAs


    Minister for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD today announced the launch of a new National Training Programme for Special Needs Assistants. This is the first dedicated national training programme for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs). It will be delivered by UCD and funded by the Department of Education at no cost to the SNA.

    The new online programme for SNAs will begin in January 2021 ... click to read full post & comments


    Primary schools get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 28/09/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPrimary schools get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day


    The Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Tetra Pak, is calling on primary schools across the country to get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day and plant a tree on Thursday, 1st October 2020. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Be a Force for Nature” to encourage primary school children around the country to become more active in sustainability and climate issues.
     
    Tetra Pak Tree Day is an opportunity for children, teachers and parents to ... 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


    Priorities to reform special education provision

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/09/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPriorities to reform special education provision


    Minister for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD, today announced her key priorities for action to reform and develop special education provision in Ireland.

    Minister Madigan said: “I want to be an advocate for all our students with complex ... 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


    ASTI to ballot for industrial action

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 20/09/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI to ballot for industrial action


    The ASTI Central Executive Committee met yesterday and decided to ballot its members in relation to a number of key issues which have emerged since schools re-opened.
     
    The meeting heard that ASTI members have serious concerns about the ... click to read full post & comments


    ISSU Launches New Website as Gaeilge

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/09/2020.
    Tags: TeachersISSU Launches New Website as Gaeilge


    As of Friday 18th September, the ISSU now provides its website and services in Irish as well as English. ... 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


    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


    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


    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(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


    ‘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





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