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New Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/02/2018. New 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)


Fire Hazard linked with some Head Lice Treatments

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/02/2018.
Tags: ParentingFire Hazard linked with some Head Lice Treatments


The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the Dublin Fire Brigade have issued an urgent warning to parents over potential fire risks associated with some head lice treatments available in Ireland. ... click to read full post & comments


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


The School Expo 2018 RDS

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/02/2018.
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


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


52% Increase in Bacterial Meningitis in 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting52% Increase in Bacterial Meningitis in 2017


In light of recent alarming figures released by the HSPC (Health surveillance protection Centre) national support and awareness charity ACT for Meningitis
urge people to make themselves aware of the signs and symptoms of Meningitis especially during these winter months


CEO Siobhan Carroll states; "the worrying figures released this week from the HSPC highlights the ... 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


Weather closes some schools on 11th December

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 11/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersWeather closes some schools on 11th December


With a Status Orange low temperature warning in place for the country, some parts of the country will see severe frost, ice and lying snow with the potential for temperatures to plummet to -8 degrees.

According to RTE, a spokesperson for the Department of Education and Skills has said ... click to read full post & comments


Feeder Schools Lists published for 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsFeeder Schools Lists published for 2017


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2017 is available today on Schooldays.ie providing school-by-school information on which students have progressed to which colleges this year.

To view the information on your school for the last five years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Irish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIrish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today launched the 2016 PIRLS (The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) report, which shows that Ireland’s primary school children are best in Europe and OECD countries for reading skills. ... click to read full post & comments


Teaching of Foreign Languages to be prioritised

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 04/12/2017.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticwsTeaching of Foreign Languages to be prioritised


Minister Bruton launches key strategic policy to prepare Ireland for Brexit.

Targeted measures for improving fluency, increasing the number of languages taught, increasing immersion programmes.


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


Under 5s to Travel Free on Public Transport

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/12/2017.
Tags: ParentingUnder 5s to Travel Free on Public Transport


The National Transport Agency (NTA) has announced that children aged 5 and under get to travel for free on all public transports including Iarnrod Eireann, Luas, Dart, Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus.

The Fare Determination was published today by ... click to read full post & comments


Gaeltacht Education Spending to More Than Double in 2018

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/11/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersGaeltacht Education Spending to More Than Double in 2018


Nearly 80% of primary schools and 96% of post primary schools in the Gaeltacht, plan to achieve Gaeltacht school status

Investment in Gaeltacht education to ... click to read full post & comments


New Multilingual Education Initiative

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersNew Multilingual Education Initiative


Pilot schools announced in Dublin and Kildare

The largest patron of Irish medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta, (AFP), has today (23.11.17) launched a major new initiative to advance multilingualism across its nationwide school network, with a view that pupils will leave primary school proficient in ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Retention Rates Highest in History

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersLeaving Cert Retention Rates Highest in History


Gap between DEIS and non-DEIS schools has nearly halved since 2001. Ireland 2nd in EU28 for percentage of people aged 20-24 with at least upper-secondary education

Minister Bruton will today publish a report by the Department of Education and Skills on school retention in Ireland which show that ... click to read full post & comments


New primary maths curriculum open for consultation

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 16/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersNew primary maths curriculum open for consultation


The primary maths curriculum is undergoing a review - it's first since 1999. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has published the draft of the proposed new curriculum for junior infants to second class. No date has been set for the implementaiton of the new curriculum in schools but it is ... click to read full post & comments


€1.8 million for Innovative Programmes in DEIS schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshouind, on 13/11/2017.
Tags: Teaching Education And Politics€1.8 million for Innovative Programmes in DEIS schools


Over 35 schools all over the country given funding to pilot innovative approaches to tackling educational disadvantage.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today launched the pilot phase of the ... click to read full post & comments


Unique assisted shaving device wins SciFest 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/11/2017.
Tags: TeachersUnique assisted shaving device wins SciFest 2017


Aaron Hannon, from St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co. Mayo was this afternoon named the overall winner of SciFest 2017, for his project EnableArm – a shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity and will go on to ... click to read full post & comments


Google launches Family Link Safety App in Ireland

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/11/2017.
Tags: ParentingGoogle launches Family Link Safety App in Ireland


Google has launched it's 'Family Link' App in Ireland today (8th Nov).Family Link is an app provided by Google which allows parents and guardians to connect their smart device (android or iOS) to their child's smart phone or tablet (android only).

Once the two devices are connected, parents will not only be able to monitor their child's internet/online activity but ... click to read full post & comments


Funding available for standardised testing - secondary

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/11/2017. Funding available for standardised testing - secondary


Funding available for Standardised Testing in English reading and Mathematics at Second Year of Post-Primary – November 2017

The critical importance of assessment to inform and support good teaching and learning is widely recognised. Enriching teaching and learning with new curricula and new assessment methods is a key objective of the ... click to read full post & comments


So, how was school today? New research launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSo, how was school today? New research launched


Young people respond in their thousands to have their say about school

Comhairle na nÓg study by young people is a first


Minister Katherine Zappone TD and Minister Richard Bruton TD launched the ‘So, how was school today?’ report. A ground breaking piece of research carried out by ... click to read full post & comments


New Five-year Public Health Campaign for Healthier Familes

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 01/11/2017.
Tags: ParentingNew Five-year Public Health Campaign for Healthier Familes


Campaign aims to help parents to ‘make a start’ at specific healthy eating and activity habits and build on that one daily win.

A new five-year public health awareness campaign – “START” - to set families on the path to a healthier future has been launched today by the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for State Catherine Byrne TD. The campaign from safefood, the HSE and Healthy Ireland has been ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI reject Public Service Stability Agreement

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/10/2017.
Tags: TeachersASTI reject Public Service Stability Agreement


ASTI members have voted to reject the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020 by 51.5% to 48.5%.
 
Commenting on the result of the ballot, ASTI President Ger Curtin said that by rejecting the Agreement, ASTI members continue to stand up for their most ... click to read full post & comments


National Action by Childhood Professionals 27th October

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/10/2017.
Tags: ParentingNational Action by Childhood Professionals 27th October


Childhood Professionals plan national demonstration day for next Friday (27/10/17)

Childhood Professionals are planning a national day of demonstration on Friday, October 27th – in protest at the lack of Government investment in the sector.

The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) is inviting employers, employees and parents to unite and ... click to read full post & comments(1)


The 50 schools taking part in trial Digital Learning Framework

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics TeachersThe 50 schools taking part in trial Digital Learning Framework


Minister Bruton Announces 50 schools Participating in Trial of the Digital Learning Framework

The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the announcement of the 50 schools participating in the trial of the ... click to read full post & comments


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


SNAs vote for industrial action

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingSNAs vote for industrial action


IMPACT’s 8,000 special needs assistants (SNAs) members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over recurring delays, by the Department of Education and Skills, to publish SNA allocations before the end of the academic year.

In a nationwide ballot of four SNA branches, 97% backed industrial action, up to and including ... click to read full post & comments(1)


School Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties


Status Red policy to stand down services will be implemented in five counties on Monday  
 
School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo & Galway will ... click to read full post & comments


Resilience & Wellbeing Teacher Training for DEIS schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 11/10/2017.
Tags: TeachersResilience & Wellbeing Teacher Training for DEIS schools


Training in Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management Programme is now available to all teachers in all DEIS primary schools and in the Friends Programme for teachers in all DEIS primary and post-primary schools

The Minister for Education & Skills Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. announced that, for the first time, all teachers in ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2018 Education Update

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2018 Education Update


Education spending within the Budget of €10 billion represents 16.6% of total spending and an incease of €554 million on last year's budget allocation

Here is a summary of Budget 2018 released today as it impacts on ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Minimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed

Posted by Schooldays Newshoun, on 04/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingMinimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed


The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced the minimum entry requirements for primary initial teacher education programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year.

In addition to the points required for entry to programmes of primary initial teacher education, the Department of Education and Skills specifies minimum entry requirements in the ... click to read full post & comments


Trick or Treat for Temple Street campaign launches

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingTrick or Treat for Temple Street campaign launches


Temple Street Foundation has today launched its annual ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ campaign, proudly supported by MiWadi. A fangtastic Halloween party was held in the beloved children’s hospital where a gaggle of tiny dinosaurs, monsters and superheroes gathered to kick off the Halloween fundraiser.
 
Temple Street is encouraging people all over the country – kids, adults, schools and workplaces - to host their own ... click to read full post & comments


Team HOPE Launches 2017 Shoebox Appeal

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingTeam HOPE Launches 2017 Shoebox Appeal


Lottie Ryan was in Dublin today to officially launch the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The 2FM presenter joined Team Hope to encourage families, friends, schools, community groups and businesses across Ireland to ‘GET PACKING’ and share the gift of hope with needy children by donating a gift-filled shoebox by 10th November.

After smashing all expectations ... click to read full post & comments(2)