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Changes to Buss Routes 111, 184, 185

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/10/2018.
Tags: Parenting TeachersChanges to Buss Routes 111, 184, 185

Letter to schools

Letter to Schools from Go-Ahead Ireland re changes to Bus Routes in Your Area

On Sunday 21st October 2018, Go-Ahead Ireland takes over the operation of the following South County Dublin/Wicklow bus routes; 111, 184, 185

These routes are ones your pupils, teachers and parents will be familiar with which is why ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI to ballot on new salary measures

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 15/10/2018.
Tags: TeachersASTI to ballot on new salary measures


The ASTI announced on Saturday that it will ballot its members on the proposed Agreed Measure to Address Salary Scale Issued Under Section 4 of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA). “
 
At a meeting of the union’s Central Executive Council held in Dublin on 13th October, the Executive reaffirmed its commitment to achieving an ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2019 Education Update

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/10/2018.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2019 Education Update


Education budget will increase by €674 million to €10.8 billion in 2019, a 6.7% increase 

Budget-2019-Education-Update

  • Over 1,300 additional posts in schools will be funded including ... click to read full post & comments


    Primary schools to benefit from SFI Discover Centres

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPrimary schools to benefit from SFI Discover Centres


    Primary school students to benefit from STEM activities beyond the classroom as part of the SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths programme

    Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan T.D., today announced five new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Centres under the SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) programme. The five new centres will bring the ... click to read full post & comments


    'Baptism barrier' on school admissions lifted

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/10/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Parenting'Baptism barrier' on school admissions lifted


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, is due to sign a Commencement Order today which will enact sections of the Education (Admissions to Schools) Act 2018.

    As part of the process, the Minister will amend the Equal Status Act 2000 which will remove the ... click to read full post & comments


    Launch of School Excellence Fund - Step Up Project

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsLaunch of School Excellence Fund - Step Up Project


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced the launch of the School Excellence Fund – Step Up Project.

    Nine schools from across the country are participating in the initial pilot phase taking place over the coming school year.

    The Step Up Project focuses on supporting schools to ‘step up’ in the delivery of the new ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools Network of Creative Clusters Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsSchools Network of Creative Clusters Announced


    Creative Cluster approach is part of the Schools Excellence Fund and the Creative Ireland Programme.

    68 schools to use art and creativity to address shared challenges and to achieve better learning outcomes.


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (20th of September) announced that 68 schools have been selected to ... click to read full post & comments


    Campaign to Encourage Learning of Foreign Languages

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersCampaign to Encourage Learning of Foreign Languages


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D. today (17th September 2018) launched a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of foreign languages and announced new funding for teacher upskilling and school language ... click to read full post & comments


    €11.9 billion Investment in Education announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics€11.9 billion Investment in Education announced


    The Government has announced a major package of investment in education under Project Ireland 2040, the government’s €116 billion investment and development plan for the next decade.

    This major investment will underpin the implementation of the Action Plan for Education, led by Minister Bruton, which is the government’s plan to make the ... click to read full post & comments


    An Foras Pátrúnachta to apply for patronage for 13 schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/09/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAn Foras Pátrúnachta to apply for patronage for 13 schools


    The largest patron of Irish-medium schools in the country, An Foras Pátrúnachta (AFP) has today (13.09.18) announced that it intends to apply for the patronage of 13 new primary schools due to open in 2019. The new schools were confirmed by the ... click to read full post & comments


    Junior Cert Results are Out!

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/09/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Cert Results are Out!


    Over 62,000 students across the country will be receiving their Junior Certificate Results today - an increase of 1.5% on last year. Most students will have their results given to them by their schools during the day while the results will also be available online from ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Additional Psychologists for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/08/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersAdditional Psychologists for Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced that 19 educational psychologists, including ten new posts, will be recruited to work with schools all ... click to read full post & comments


    Increase in Foreign Language Assistants in Secondary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/08/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIncrease in Foreign Language Assistants in Secondary Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. has announced a 25% increase in the number of Foreign Language Assistants, bringing the total number available to schools from this September to 140. These additional Foreign Language Assistants are being provided to schools to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    CAO Offers are out

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/08/2018.
    Tags: ParentingCAO Offers are out


    First round CAO offers have been issued to more than 50,700 applicants this morning. There is a 3.6% drop in the number of applications from this year’s Leaving Certificate with the fall in CAO applications partly explained by a decline in the numbers taking the Leaving Certificate in 2018

    This year, while points have risen for more than 40% of options, around half of all courses have experienced a points drop. In general, points have ... click to read full post & comments


    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


    New grandparents payment scheme proposed

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/08/2018.
    Tags: ParentingNew grandparents payment scheme proposed


    In a new payment scheme proposed by Independent Ministers in Budget negotiations, Grandparents who aid in childcare would be paid ... click to read full post & comments(4)


    €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


    Wellbeing Policy for Schools Launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/07/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsWellbeing Policy for Schools Launched


    The Minister for Education & Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., today (20th of July) launched his Department’s Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice 2018-2023, fulfilling a ... click to read full post & comments


    New Local School access Law

    Posted by Schooldays NewsHound, on 16/07/2018.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsNew Local School access Law


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., on Wednesday, the 11th of July 2018 welcomed the passage of the ... click to read full post & comments


    Free Public Transport for Kids with Leap Card

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/07/2018.
    Tags: ParentsFree Public Transport for Kids with Leap Card


    Kids under 19 can travel for free on public transport with a Child Leap Card from 2nd – 15th July.

    Children can look forward to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    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


    Parents Invited to Choose School Patronage

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/06/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsParents Invited to Choose School Patronage


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D., has invited parents in four areas to express their preference in relation to the patronage of four post-primary schools to be established in 2019.

    Parents are invited to express their patronage preferences using the Department’s new ... 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


    New School to Champion Self-Directed Learning

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/06/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsNew School to Champion Self-Directed Learning


    A school with a very different approach to education for children aged 5-18 is set to open in Sligo this September.

    According to one of the school's founders, Maura Duignan, the Sligo Sudbury School aims to provide a democratic educational ... click to read full post & comments


    Childrens' Best Interests Failed by Public Bodies

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/06/2018.
    Tags: ParentingChildrens' Best Interests Failed by Public Bodies


    The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, has today expressed concern about the failure of public bodies to adequately consider the best interest of children in the delivery of services and policy decisions.

    Launching the ... 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


    Minister to increase Multi and Non-Denominational Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 28/05/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsMinister to increase  Multi and Non-Denominational Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T. D. today (Monday, 28th of May) announced that surveys of parents of pre-school children in 16 areas across the country are ... 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)


    20 Ways Irish Students are Tackling Climate Change

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/05/2018. 20 Ways Irish Students are Tackling Climate Change


    For many people, climate change can seem too big an issue to tackle, while others know it just takes just One Good Idea to make a difference. Today (Tuesday, 15 May), over 90 students from schools across the country are taking part in the National Final of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) One Good Idea Competition.
     
    Now in its 10th year, the SEAI One Good Idea competition sees ... click to read full post & comments


    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


    Sugar Drink Tax may Fund Fight against Childhood Obesity

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/05/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Sugar Drink Tax may Fund Fight against Childhood Obesity


    The sugar sweetened drinks tax, which will lead to price increases on some fizzy drinks, came into force in Ireland on Tuesday, May 1st.

    The Irish Heart Foundation has reiterated calls for a portion of the proceeds to be ringfenced to fund measures to prevent childhood obesity ... click to read full post & comments


    HSE Warning - Beware of Tick Bites this Summer

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/05/2018.
    Tags: ParentingHSE Warning - Beware of Tick Bites this Summer


    Lyme Disease Awareness Day was yesterday and the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) has some practical advice on how to protect yourself against the disease.

    Now that summer is finally here, people who take part in outdoor pursuits need to protect themselves against Lyme disease, which is spread by ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    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


    Student Grant Scheme for 2018 now open

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/04/2018.
    Tags: Parenting Student Grant Scheme for 2018 now open


    The Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today announced the opening of the Student Grant Scheme for ... click to read full post & comments(5)


    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



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