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Leaving Cert Results 2018 are out!

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/08/2018.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Results 2018 are out!


57,000+ students will receive their Leaving Certificate results today. Results will be available from schools from 9am or online on the State Examinations Commission website from midday.

This year marks the second year of the new grading system where numerical grades have replaced the old alphabetical system. Six ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Fails to Prepare Students For Uni

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/08/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingLeaving Cert Fails to Prepare Students For Uni


The Leaving Certificate programme is failing to adequately prepare students for university studies, according to new research published today by the Institute of Education at Dublin City University.

In a survey of over 300 first-year DCU students across a ... click to read full post & comments


€450K in Grants to Support New Leaving Cert Subjects

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/07/2018.
Tags: Teachers€450K in Grants to Support New Leaving Cert Subjects

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today announced that the 40 schools taking part in Phase 1 of the new ... click to read full post & comments


Contractor appointed to complete schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/06/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersContractor appointed to complete schools


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (25th of June 2018) welcomed the confirmation from DIF and the Project Lenders that arrangements are being put in place for the appointment of a replacement contractor to:

  • Facilitate the completion of the three most advanced schools - Loreto College, Wexford; Coláiste Raithín, Bray, and ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools asked to Promote Farm Safety

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/06/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentsSchools asked to Promote Farm Safety


    The Health and Safety Authority and the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) have issued a joint appeal to primary schools to promote a strong farm safety message to children before they break for the summer.

    Summer holidays are a high risk time for children who ... click to read full post & comments


    Extra Funding for Island Gaeltacht Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/06/2018.
    Tags: TeachersExtra Funding for Island Gaeltacht Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. has announced an additional package of supports to support island post-primary schools in the Gaeltacht areas.

    The government launched the Policy on Gaeltacht Education in 2016, which was the first ever targeted strategy for ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister welcomes SNA Scheme Review

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/05/2018.
    Tags: Educaiton And Politics Teachers ParentingMinister welcomes SNA Scheme Review


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today (30th May 2018), welcomed a Review into the Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Scheme by the ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools required to consult parents on use of smart phones

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/05/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools required to consult parents on use of smart phones


    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. today (21st May) published a circular requiring all schools to consult parents, teachers and students on the use of smart phones and ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Specialised Therapists for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/05/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingSpecialised Therapists for Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D., and the Minister for Health, Mr. Simon Harris T.D. today (14th May, 2018) launched the first ever project to provide in-school and pre-school therapy services. The project will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Baptism barrier in schools to be lifted

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/05/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBaptism barrier in schools to be lifted


    Amendment to Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 on the role of religion in school admissions approved by government

    Oversubscribed primary schools will not be allowed discriminate on the basis of religion, minority religions protected

    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has today (Wednesday, 9th of May 2018) published ... click to read full post & comments


    Public Consultations for Career Guidance Review

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPublic Consultations for Career Guidance Review


    The Department of Education and Skills has committed in the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the Action Plan for Education 2016-2019, to commence an independent review of existing career guidance tools and ... click to read full post & comments


    New €23 million school in Harolds Cross on track

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 26/04/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingNew €23 million school in Harolds Cross on track


    Site to accommodate 16 classroom primary school and 1000 pupil post primary school 

    Minister Bruton today confirmed that contracts have been signed for the acquisition of the former Harold’s Cross stadium. 

    The transaction is due to ... click to read full post & comments


    It's Active School Week

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/04/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingIt's Active School Week


    Active School Week - 23rd - 27th April 2018 

    The Department of Education and Skills and Healthy Ireland encourage all schools to organise an Active School Week (ASW) as part of ... click to read full post & comments


    Extra Places on Leadership Course for Teachers

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/04/2018.
    Tags: TeachersExtra Places on Leadership Course for Teachers


    Speaking at the IPPN Deputy Principals conference in Citywest today, Minister Bruton announced that he would be increasing the number of places on the Professional Diploma in School Leadership, the programme for aspiring school leaders. ... click to read full post & comments


    42 New Schools to Open in Next 4 Years

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/04/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers 42 New Schools to Open in Next 4 Years


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today announced plans for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next 4 years (2019 to 2022).

    This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by ... click to read full post & comments


    Smart Phones in Schools - parents & students to be consulted

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/04/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSmart Phones in Schools - parents & students to be consulted


    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that he will publish a circular requiring schools to ... click to read full post & comments


    Pay Inequality may lead to Industrial Action, INTO Warns

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/04/2018.
    Tags: TeachersPay Inequality may lead to Industrial Action, INTO Warns


    The INTO today demanded immediate and time-bound pay talks, starting this month and finishing next month, to end pay inequality.

    “If that fails,” the general secretary of the INTO Sheila Nunan told the Minister for Education, “the INTO will ballot members for a campaign of industrial action, up to and including strike action, ... click to read full post & comments


    Major Update in Sex Education Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/04/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentsMajor Update in Sex Education Announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced a major review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in schools.

    The review will cover both the content of the RSE curriculum and support ... click to read full post & comments


    Second-level Teachers Report Higher Stress Levels

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/03/2018.
    Tags: TeachersSecond-level Teachers Report Higher Stress Levels


    Research published today shows that new initiatives and additional demands on second-level schools has led to an unsustainable work burden and increased levels of stress for teachers.

    An ASTI/ RED C survey published today has found that 97% of teachers believe ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI Annual Conference to Address Pay Equality

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/03/2018.
    Tags: TeachersASTI Annual Conference to Address Pay Equality


    Equal pay for recently qualified teachers will dominate the ASTI’s Annual Convention in Cork next week.
     
    More than 450 second-level teachers from all over Ireland will attend the conference in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork from April 3rd to 5th. ... click to read full post & comments


    Junior Cert Resources launched by BAI & RTE

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/03/2018.
    Tags: TeachersJunior Cert Resources launched by BAI & RTE


    The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Raidio Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) have announced the launch of a teacher’s resource guide to support the delivery of the new Junior Certificate English and Science curricula.

    The materials are based around the successful TV programme ... click to read full post & comments


    Extra Places on Teacher Training Courses

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/03/2018.
    Tags: TeachersExtra Places on Teacher Training Courses

    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. today announced, following consultation with the Irish Universities Association, an expansion of the number of places on post primary teacher education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    The Minister also announced that there will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Getting Animated about Children’s Rights

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/03/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingGetting Animated about Children’s Rights


    The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is marking the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with a year-long programme of events and activities. ... click to read full post & comments


    €100,000 in Grants Allocated for Music Scheme

    Posted by Schooldays Neshound, on 09/03/2018.
    Tags: Teachers€100,000 in Grants Allocated for Music Scheme


    Minister Bruton invites applications for grants under the established Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2018 €100,000 in grants for community music initiatives.

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. today invited applications for ... click to read full post & comments


    Young teachers to protest outside Dail

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/03/2018.
    Tags: TeachersYoung teachers to protest outside Dail


    Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI will protest outside Dáil Éireann this Wednesday, March 7th in advance of a Government report on pay equalisation.

    Their message to the Government: Equal pay for equal work must be ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools to re-open monday 'where possible'

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/03/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools to re-open monday 'where possible'


    Update - Sunday 7.40pm
    School bus services in in parts of the East, South and Southeast will be dependent on local conditions tomorrow, Monday. Keep an on on www.buseireann.ie for updates . Schools will also communicate with parents directly where schools are not opening. In the meantime click on the links below for updates on school closures for Monday 5th March.

    Details on school closures in Kildare for Monday 5th March can be found on ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Many schools to remain closed today

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 28/02/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersMany schools to remain closed today


    UPDATED 11PM Wednesday 28th

    At 11pm tonight Met Eireann issued a nationwide Red Alert with immediate effect for the WHOLE COUNTRY until 3pm Friday.
    Minister of Education has confirmed that All Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Boxing clever for healthier children

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/02/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersBoxing clever for healthier children


    While childhood obesity levels in Ireland are stabilising, at least one in five children are still overweight or obese*. Now, a lunchtime initiative for primary schools from the Irish Bread Bakers Association of Ireland aims to ... click to read full post & comments


    The School Expo 2018 RDS

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/02/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentsThe School Expo 2018 RDS


    The School Expo 2018 will be hosted on Saturday, March 10th at the RDS.

    An exciting new event bringing all involved in Education in Ireland together. Listen to incredible Main Stage Speakers covering many of the key crucial current areas in education, attend ... click to read full post & comments


    New Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/02/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D, today announced that his Department has published a circular setting out a new approach to the arrangements that are made for religious instruction and worship in Education and Training Board (ETB) and Community Post Primary schools.

    ETB and Community Post Primary schools are ... click to read full post & comments


    Creative Schools Launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/02/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersCreative Schools Launched


    Minister Bruton and Minister Madigan today launched Creative Schools, a central initiative of the Government’s Creative Ireland Programme, which puts the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. They encouraged schools right across the State to apply to be part of the initiative. 

    Up to 150 schools across the country, will participate in ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Action Plan for Education 2018 Launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/02/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAction Plan for Education 2018 Launched


    Over 370 Actions to make Ireland’s Education and Training Service the best in Europe by 2026

    Government prioritises innovation, school leadership & tackling disadvantage ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    New Internet Safety Resource Launched for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/02/2018.
    Tags: Teachers New Internet Safety Resource Launched for Schools

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today launched a new internet safety resource for teenagers to mark Safer Internet Day 2018.

    The new ‘Be in Ctrl’ resource has been developed in partnership with An Garda Síochana to support ... click to read full post & comments


    Teacher Career Breaks under scrutiny

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/01/2018.
    Tags: TeachersTeacher Career Breaks under scrutiny


    Minister Bruton's speech at IPPN

    As part of the government’s plan to make the Irish education and training service the best in Europe within a decade, we have prioritized investment in education with total investment in education up by €1 Billion since I was appointed Minister.

    Teachers and principals play a vital role in Irish Society. The quality of our teachers and leaders is the number one factor which will ... click to read full post & comments


    Career Guidance Review Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/01/2018.
    Tags: TeachersCareer Guidance Review Announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. has announced a review of career guidance in post-primary schools, further education and training centres and higher education institutions.

    The purpose of the review is to ensure that ... click to read full post & comments


    Statement by Department on construction firm collapse

    Posted by Schoioldays Newshound, on 17/01/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersStatement by Department on construction firm collapse


    The Department of Education and Skills is aware of the compulsory liquidation of Carillion, announced this morning. ... click to read full post & comments


    Changes to Support Leaders in Schools announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/01/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersChanges to Support Leaders in Schools announced


    1,300 extra promotion posts for leadership in post primary schools

    Minister Bruton highlights exciting leadership opportunities for teachers ... click to read full post & comments


    Evaluation of Post Leaving Cert Programme Published

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/01/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersEvaluation of Post Leaving Cert Programme Published


    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D., today announced and responded to the publication of an independent evaluation of the Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) programme. ... click to read full post & comments


    Digital Learning Planning Guidelines Published

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/01/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersDigital Learning Planning Guidelines Published


    Digital Learning Planning Guidelines have been developed and are now available to both Primary and Post-Primary schools.

    These Guidelines outline a step by step process of planning for ... click to read full post & comments


    40 schools to sit Leaving Cert Computer Science Exam in 2020

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/01/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Parenting40 schools to sit Leaving Cert Computer Science Exam in 2020


    40 schools will be first to start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September.

    Minister Bruton today announced that 40 post primary schools around the country will start studying Leaving Certificate Computer Science from this September and will be the first to sit an exam in the subject in ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    School Excellence Fund - Digital launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/12/2017.
    Tags: Teachers Education And Politics School Excellence Fund - Digital launched


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD has launched the School Excellence Fund – Digital in the Lego Education Innovation Studio in DCU.

    All schools are being invited to apply to become part of ... click to read full post & comments


    Children Paint a Bright Future with Dublin Bus

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/12/2017.
    Tags: TeachersChildren Paint a Bright Future with Dublin Bus


    37 pieces of colourful paintings were on display today at a special exhibition at Wood Quay Venue to launch the Dublin Bus Children’s Art Calendar 2018.

    The pieces, created by primary school children from 25 schools across the Greater Dublin Area, ... click to read full post & comments


    New Child Protection Procedures for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/12/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew Child Protection Procedures for Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton TD welcomed the full commencement of the Children First Act 2015 and announced that his Department has published new child protection procedures for schools which take ... click to read full post & comments


    PE to become Leaving Cert subject from next year

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 11/12/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersPE to become Leaving Cert subject from next year


    Schools are today invited to apply to the Department of Education and Skills to take Physical Education as a full, examinable Leaving Certificate subject. This announcement is part of Government’s overall emphasis on encouraging healthy lifestyles. 
     
    Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton today announced that a new, examinable Leaving Certificate subject ... click to read full post & comments