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New project to teach Irish through other subjects

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/04/2019.
Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersNew project to teach Irish through other subjects


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today, 23 April, announced a new project to support the learning of Irish through PE and other subjects.

The three-year pilot, using the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach, will be developed in two phases. It will be open to 22 ... click to read full post & comments


Can schools ban parents from taking photos

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 18/04/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCan schools ban parents from taking photos


The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has issued some guidelines in response to the large number of questions it receives from parents around whether it is ok to take photos at school communions, award ceremonies and sports events or whether GDPR prevents this. The kinds of ... click to read full post & comments


July Provision Closing Date approaches

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/04/2019.
Tags: ParentingJuly Provision Closing Date approaches


July Education Programme


The scheme provides funding for an extended school year for children with a ... click to read full post & comments


New Irish Language Maths Resource launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/04/2019.
Tags: TeachersNew Irish Language Maths Resource launched


Foras na Gaeilge funds ‘Izak9 as Gaeilge’ teaching and learning tool

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has officially launched a new Irish medium resource which improves ... click to read full post & comments


School Applications invited for Creative Clusters

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/04/2019.
Tags: TeachersSchool Applications invited for Creative Clusters


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today invited applications for Creative Clusters, an initiative taking place as part of Creative Ireland and under the Schools Excellence Fund.

Each school will enjoy access to ... click to read full post & comments


Dublin Learning City Festival 8th to 12th April

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 08/04/2019.
Tags: ParentingDublin Learning City Festival 8th to 12th April


The Dublin Learning City Festival which will take place across Dublin from today, Monday 8th to Friday 12th April. The Festival is an ... click to read full post & comments


Secondary students encouraged to eat less meat -

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 04/04/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSecondary students encouraged to eat less meat -


The Irish Independent is reporting today on the response of the Irish Farmers Association to a Resource Pack made available to ... click to read full post & comments


Grants available under Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/04/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsGrants available  under  Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has invited applications for grants under the established Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2019.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide support by way of a cash grant to established, smaller-scale, non-mainstream music education/community music initiatives with limited or no access to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Views sought on managing crisis student behaviour in schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/04/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersViews sought on managing crisis student behaviour in schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today (2nd April) invited contributions and views from the general public including schools, parents, young people and services working with young people on the use of physical intervention in the prevention and management of crisis student behaviour in ... click to read full post & comments


New School Inclusion Model Trial announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/03/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentingNew School Inclusion Model Trial announced


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today announced the trialling of the School Inclusion Model – a new model of support for students with special educational and additional care needs.

The School Inclusion Model, supported by €4.75m funding allocated in Budget 2019, aims to build schools’ capacity to include children with additional needs and to ... click to read full post & comments


Action Plan for Education 2019 launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/03/2019.
Tags: Education And PoliticsAction Plan for Education 2019 launched


An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. today (Thursday, 7 March) launched the Action Plan for Education 2019 in the National College of Art and Design.

The Action Plan sets out more than 280 deliverable actions for this year with the ambition to ... click to read full post & comments


€50m in Funding for ICT Equipment for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/03/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers€50m in Funding for ICT Equipment for Schools


Minister McHugh has announce the third year of funding under Project Ireland 2040 takes total spend on
Digital Strategy for Schools ICT Infrastructure Fund to €110m.

All schools will receive grants to purchase ... click to read full post & comments


Two New Primary Schools for South Dublin

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/02/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersTwo New Primary Schools for South Dublin


The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today welcomed the announcement of the patronage of two new primary schools in ... click to read full post & comments


Patronage of 12 New Primary Schools announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/02/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersPatronage of 12 New Primary Schools announced


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today announced the patronage of 12 new primary schools to be established in 2019.

In all cases, the Minister accepted the ... click to read full post & comments


€6m for Creative Youth announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/02/2019.
Tags: Teachers€6m for Creative Youth announced


  • Doubling the number of Creative Schools from 150 to 300, registration for new applicants now open with applications accepted online from 19th February.
  • Over 140,000 children and young people will be participating in ... click to read full post & comments


    Webwise launches new resources for younger pupils

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/02/2019.
    Tags: TeachersWebwise launches new resources for younger pupils


    Html Heroes – An Introduction to the Internet launched to mark Safer Internet Day

    Webwise, the internet safety initiative of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST), a support service of the Department of Education and Skills, has seen a 25% rise in the use of its resources and supports since publication of the Action Plan for Online Safety by Government last July.

    Its newest resource HTML Heroes introduces 3rd and 4th class pupils to the internet with the help of ... click to read full post & comments


    New minimum entry requirements for Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) deferred

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 30/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersNew minimum entry requirements for Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) deferred


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today announced that changes to the minimum entry requirements for the Professional Master of Education (PME) for primary teaching will come in to place in ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI may ballot on industrial action

    Posted by SchoolDays, on 27/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersASTI may ballot on industrial action


    At its meeting in Dublin (26 Jan 29), the ASTI Central Executive Council (CEC) considered the continuation of discriminatory pay arrangements for teachers who entered the profession since 2010.
     
    The CEC adopted a motion signalling its intention to ... click to read full post & comments


    New Irish Sign Language Bachelor of Education Programme

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/01/2019.
    Tags: TeachersNew Irish Sign Language Bachelor of Education Programme


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has formally launched a new undergraduate programme in DCU that enables deaf and hard of hearing people who use Irish Sign Language (ISL) to ... click to read full post & comments


    New Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/01/2019.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspections for Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced additional safeguards for child protection in schools with the introduction ... click to read full post & comments


    Increase in Students Taking Higher Level Subjects

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/01/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersIncrease in Students Taking Higher Level Subjects


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. announced today that the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has published research on the early impacts of the revised grading scheme for Leaving Certificate examinations which was ... click to read full post & comments


    Mobile phone ownership at young age can affect academic outcomes

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/01/2019.
    Tags: Parenting Mobile phone ownership at young age can affect academic outcomes


    Children who owned a mobile phone at age 9 performed less well in tests at age 13, according to new ESRI research funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Commission on Communications Regulation (ComReg).

    The research uses data from ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Consultation on exemptions from Irish in schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/01/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingConsultation on exemptions from Irish in schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced that record numbers of submissions from the public have been received to the consultation on exemptions from the study of Irish in schools.

    Over 2,100 responses had been submitted to the ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Leaving Cert Timetable extended by 2 days

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/12/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Timetable extended by 2 days


    The Leaving Cert written exam timetable has been extended by two days for 2019. The exams start as usual on Wednesday after the June Bank Holiday - Wednesday 5th June but now extend into a fourth week with the two extra days beng Monday 24 June and Tuesday June 25th with seven exam subjects being held over those two days.

    According to the ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Engagement of GAA with new Leaving Cert PE Subject welcomed

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/12/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsEngagement of GAA with new Leaving Cert PE Subject welcomed


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today welcomed the engagement of the GAA with the new Leaving Certificate Physical Education subject.

    Today, the GAA announced the launch of a new web-based resource which it developed in ... click to read full post & comments


    €40 Million for Summer Works Projects in 307 Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/12/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers €40 Million for Summer Works Projects in 307 Schools


    “Funding of more than €40 million for Summer Works projects in 2019 will see major improvements in primary and post-primary schools across the country,” says Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D.

    Announcing the list of ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert causing burnout and stress

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/12/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert causing burnout and stress


    New research by the ESRI highlights the concerns that leaving cert students have about their time in senior cycle around academic stress and having ... click to read full post & comments


    Safety Works completed in 3 Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/12/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersSafety Works completed in 3 Schools


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has confirmed that precautionary measures at classrooms in Tyrrelstown Educate Together National School, St Luke’s National School Tyrrelstown and ... click to read full post & comments


    Parents asked for patronage preference for 12 schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/12/2018. Parents asked for patronage preference for 12 schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, T.D., has invited parents to express their preference in relation to the patronage of 12 primary schools to be established in 2019.

    Parents are invited to express their patronage preferences using the Department’s new Online ... click to read full post & comments


    Feeder Schools Lists published for 2018

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 04/12/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersFeeder Schools Lists published for 2018


    The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2018 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 nine years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI members reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/11/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI members reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure


    “Proposal does not achieve equal pay” – ASTI President
     
    ASTI members have voted to reject the New Entrants’ Salary Measure by ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    €29m Minor Works Grant for Primary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers€29m Minor Works Grant for Primary Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced that the Minor Works Grant of €29m in total will be paid to all ... click to read full post & comments


    Government launches new early years scheme

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/11/2018.
    Tags: ParentingGovernment launches new early years scheme


    The Government has unveiled ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families. ... click to read full post & comments


    Changes to Post-graduate Entry Process for Primary Teaching

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/11/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersChanges to Post-graduate Entry Process for Primary Teaching


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D. today announced a plan to have one oral Irish examination for students seeking to gain entry to post graduate programmes for primary teaching run by ... click to read full post & comments


    Applications invited for Patronage of 12 New Primary Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Applications invited for Patronage of 12 New Primary Schools


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, T.D., has invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of 12 new primary schools to be established in ... click to read full post & comments


    Free Reading App for students with Disabilities

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 06/11/2018.
    Tags: ParentingFree Reading App for students with Disabilities


    On October 18th the NCBI welcomed the launch of the EasyReader App designed by Assistive Technology Specialists, Dolphin Computer Access in collaboration with NCBI Library Access Services.

    The EasyReader App brings together the ... click to read full post & comments


    Changes to Leaving Cert Results & Appeals for 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentsChanges to Leaving Cert Results & Appeals for 2019


    Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., and Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., have today (1st November 2018) announced significant changes to the Leaving Certificate examination appeals process from 2019. The changes will mean that, in future, students who appeal the results of the Leaving Certificate will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Patronage of 4 New Post-primary Schools Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/11/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TechersPatronage of 4 New Post-primary Schools Announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., today announced the patronage of the four new post-primary schools to be established in 2019. In all cases, the Minister accepted the ... click to read full post & comments


    Esri makes Digital Mapping Software available to schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/11/2018.
    Tags: TeachersEsri makes Digital Mapping Software available to schools


    Press Release

    Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), today announces the launch of ArcGIS for Schools, making €500 million worth of digital mapping software available to every ... click to read full post & comments


    INTO Memebers Reject Pay Deal

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/10/2018.
    Tags: TeachersINTO Memebers Reject Pay Deal



    Statement below from INTO on rection of Pay Deal

    As you will be aware, INTO balloted our membership on the proposed agreement on new entrant pay negotiated with Government.
     
    Following a motion at INTO’s Easter Congress 2018, the trade union ... click to read full post & comments


    Update on WBS Issues from the Department

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/10/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingUpdate on WBS Issues from the Department


    Further Update from Dept of Education on evening of 31st Oct 18

    The Department of Education issued a further update on 31/10 18 on the latest situation on assessments: 'The summary position, on the basis of all assessments completed to date, is:

    11 schools cleared to ... click to read full post & comments


    Two more schools closing & 42 to be assessed due to structural concerns

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 23/10/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersTwo more schools closing & 42 to be assessed due to structural concerns


    Tyrrelstown Educate Together School and St Luke's, National SchoolTyrrelstown were assessed today as part of a programme of structural checks being undertaken on schools built by Western Building Systems.Following advice from a consultant structural engineer and in ... click to read full post & comments


    Changes to Bus Routes 111, 184, 185

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/10/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersChanges to Bus 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