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Thomond wins €10,000 for STEM Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsThomond wins €10,000 for STEM Education


BD RCI awards €24,000 in educational funding to secondary schools across ... click to read full post & comments


Christian Brothers Redress Contribution Completed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsChristian Brothers Redress Contribution Completed


The Department of Education and Skills has today (Monday 9th December) confirmed ... click to read full post & comments


36 Regional Officers elected to ISSU

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics36 Regional Officers elected to ISSU


From the 15th of October to the 29th of November the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) hosted, ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI to issue directive on SLAR meetings

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI to issue directive on SLAR meetings


ASTI members have voted to authorise the ASTI to issue a directive on the scheduling of Subject Learning and ... click to read full post & comments


Our Voices Our Schools Online Resource

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsOur Voices Our Schools Online Resource


Following two years of work, the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive today launched their toolkit Our Voices Our Schools at Collins Barracks.

Our Voices Our Schools was created as a result of young people around the ... click to read full post & comments


Feeder Schools Lists published for 2019

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/12/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersFeeder Schools Lists published for 2019


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2019 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 ten years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments


Plans to move sacramental preparations away from schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/12/2019.
Tags: ParentingPlans to move sacramental preparations away from schools


The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has said training must begin immediately to prepare volunteers in parishes to support families in ... click to read full post & comments


Ireland's 15 year olds among best in reading literacy

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/12/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIreland's 15 year olds among best in reading literacy


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Tuesday 3 December 2019) welcomed the 2018 OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results which show Ireland’s 15 year-olds are among the best in - ... click to read full post & comments


‘Know the Score’ launched by Ministers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Parenting‘Know the Score’ launched by Ministers


Minister for Health Simon Harris TD, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Health Promotion ... click to read full post & comments


Traveller Participation in Higher Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingTraveller Participation in Higher Education


Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, launched the Action Plan to Promote Traveller Participation in Higher Education. The Minister was joined at the launch, held in TU Dublin, by several third level students and recent graduates ... click to read full post & comments


€30 million Investment in 405 Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics€30 million Investment in 405 Schools


New Climate Action focus for Summer Works Scheme

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 25 November 2019) announced a €30million package for 405 schools ... click to read full post & comments


What Works Initiative announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsWhat Works Initiative announced


The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, is pleased to announce funding of €1,514,000 under the What Works initiative to support the ... click to read full post & comments


Did you donate this Shoebox to the Team Hope Appeal?

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/11/2019.
Tags: ParentingDid you donate this Shoebox to the Team Hope Appeal?


Team Hope is delighted to announce that in celebrating their 10th year, they have today, Thursday, 21 November, counted their two millionth shoebox as part of their annual appeal. The gift-filled shoebox was collected in their Cherrywood distribution centre in South Dublin and will be ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Applications for Patronage of 4 New Primary Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsApplications for Patronage of 4 New Primary Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of new primary schools to be established in September 2020.

Today’s invitation follows on from the announcement on ... click to read full post & comments


Minister meets Volunteers in Apple Schools Project

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister meets Volunteers in Apple Schools Project


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today visited the recently expanded Apple campus in Cork and observed the ongoing work of the Apple school engagement programme which ... click to read full post & comments


South Dublin Schools Urged to Provide more Places for Special Needs

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSouth Dublin Schools Urged to Provide more Places for Special Needs


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today urged principals, boards of management and patrons across south Dublin to offer to increase places for children with special needs.

The Minister made the call as he ... click to read full post & comments


Grants of €29 Million for Primary Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/11/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsGrants of €29 Million for Primary Schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced €29 million in grants for primary schools for Minor Works.

The money will be paid to all primary schools in the first half of ... click to read full post & comments


Students Want Overhaul to Leaving Cert

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersStudents Want Overhaul to Leaving Cert


New ESRI research shows a strong appetite among students, parents and teachers for changing senior cycle education, which incorporates Transition Year, 5th Year and 6th Year. A study presenting their viewpoints shows that ... click to read full post & comments


tess Launches Every School Day Counts

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/11/2019.
Tags: Parenting Teacherstess Launches Every School Day Counts


Tusla Education Support Service or tess is launching its first national, School Attendance Drive ‘Every School Day Counts’ to promote regular school attendance.

Each school ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Publication of Regional Enrolment Projections

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPublication of Regional Enrolment Projections


Pupil numbers in primary schools in Dublin are projected to fall by 28% by 2036 while those in the Mid-East will fall by just 12.7%.

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 28th October 2019) welcomed the publication of a new statistical report which ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Minister Hosts First Cross-Border Schools Initiative

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister Hosts First Cross-Border Schools Initiative


An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. welcomes initiative to bring up to 60 students from four schools, north and south, to an event at the Clock Tower in the ... click to read full post & comments


AbbVie's Back to School for STEM Programme launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsAbbVie's Back to School for STEM Programme launched


Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, joined students and representatives of the global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie at a special educational event at St Naul’s National School in ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Better Off Students Still More Likely to Go to College

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics Better Off Students Still More Likely to Go to College


Those from Better Off Financial Backgrounds Still More Likely to Go to College

Progress has been made in delivering on the national priority of increasing access to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


DCU Study on how to Improve Children’s Poor Sleep Habits

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/10/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersDCU Study on how to Improve Children’s Poor Sleep Habits


A Dublin City University study shows a notable improvement in children’s sleep behaviours by implementing a short school and home-based programme.

The link between inadequate sleep levels in children and poor engagement with school is ... click to read full post & comments


Mandate for Industrial Action Over Pay Discrimination

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/10/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMandate for Industrial Action Over Pay Discrimination


Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members have voted by a margin of 92% to 8% to endorse the Union’s mandate for industrial action, up to and including strike action, as part of the campaign to end ... click to read full post & comments


Parent’s Leave and Benefit Bill

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2019.
Tags: ParentingParent’s Leave and Benefit Bill


Working parents will soon be able to look forward to spending an extra two weeks leave with their new-born, or newly adopted children, thanks to a Bill published late on ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2020 Education Update

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/10/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2020 Education Update


Over €11 billion will be provided to the Department of Education and Skills in 2020.

This will include:

  • 150 new mainstream teaching posts in schools and investment of €1.9 billion in special education. 
  • 400 additional posts to ... click to read full post & comments


    64,330 students receive Junior Cert Results

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/10/2019.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers64,330 students receive Junior Cert Results


    64,330 students Junior Certificate students will receive the results today. The results results are being released later in the year than usual, and for the first time students will receive them on ... click to read full post & comments


    Dept of Education issues statement on Storm Lorenzo

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/10/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDept of Education issues statement on Storm Lorenzo


    Statement from Department of Education on Storm Lorenzo

    A status orange wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick and will be in place from ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister Requests History be given Special Core Status

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/10/2019.
    Tags: Parents TeachersMinister Requests History be given Special Core Status


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Tuesday October 1) announced that he has requested History to be given a special core status in the Framework for Junior Cycle.

    Minister McHugh took the decision after giving full consideration to a review of the optional status of History under the new Framework ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Supply Panel Scheme Announced by Minister

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationSupply Panel Scheme Announced by Minister


    Up to 90 schools in six areas in Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Cork and Galway targeted under a new initiative to ease supply pressure for substitute vacancies at primary level.

    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Thursday 26 September) announced six panels to be created around the country to help answer demand for substitute teachers.

    As part of the pilot programme up to 18 teachers will be hired on full-time contracts to work ... click to read full post & comments


    Huawei Shares the Magic of Story Time

    Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 23/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting EducationHuawei Shares the Magic of Story Time


    Today (Monday 23rd September) is International Day of Sign Languages - a day to celebrate Deaf unity, raising awareness of the issues Deaf people face in their everyday lives.

    Leading Global Technology company Huawei extends its StorySign campaign to improve story time for Deaf children in Ireland

    At a day of storytelling and activities with Karen Koster at Dublin Zoo, Huawei reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Ireland’s Deaf community. ... click to read full post & comments


    Views on Proposed Guidelines on Reduced Timetables invited

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationViews on Proposed Guidelines on Reduced Timetables invited


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 23 September) announced that schools will be required to give formal notification of the use of reduced timetables.

    Minister McHugh is seeking the views of education partners on proposed guidelines for the notifications.

    Following consultation over recent months between officials from the Department of Education and Skills, ... click to read full post & comments


    New Cycling Campaign for Teenage Girls

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingNew Cycling Campaign for Teenage Girls


    In Ireland, fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day.

    Green-Schools launched its latest campaign ‘#andshecycles’ on Thursday September 19, in the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. #andshecycles focuses on encouraging young women – particularly teenagers – to cycle while recognising and ... click to read full post & comments


    First Intake of Student Teachers to New Irish B.Ed

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/09/2019.
    Tags: Teachers EducationFirst Intake of Student Teachers to New Irish B.Ed


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has welcomed 36 student teachers who have begun studying the new Irish-medium Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching - Initial Teacher Education Programme) at Marino Institute of Education.

    The B.Ed. will be delivered entirely through Irish – a first for an initial teacher education degree programme for ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Appeal Results available 18th September

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Appeal Results available 18th September


    The 2019 Post-Appeal Leaving Certificate Results will be available on the Examinations Commission website from 10 am on Wednesday ... click to read full post & comments


    Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile Launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/09/2019.
    Tags: Education ParentingPrimary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile Launched


    Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today launched the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile – a fundamental change in how children learn English and Irish in school.

    The new curriculum is being introduced for pupils of all abilities in all primary schools, from ... click to read full post & comments


    New Initiatives to Support Creativity in Schools Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/09/2019.
    Tags: Teacher Education And PoliticsNew Initiatives to Support Creativity in Schools Announced


  • The number of Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools will double to 300, with an additional 150 schools joining the initial pilot group.

  • 77 additional primary and post-primary schools will join the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters to collaborate on innovative arts and creative learning projects in their local areas.

  • Three new Local Creative Youth Partnerships will be piloted in ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister publishes Education Bill 2019

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/09/2019.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsMinister publishes Education Bill 2019


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has published the Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019.  The draft legislation reflects the ... click to read full post & comments


    CyberSafeIreland releases 4th Annual Report

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting EducationCyberSafeIreland releases 4th Annual Report


    Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor is launching CyberSafeIreland's 4th annual report today, Tuesday 10th September 2019, with data showing that 12% of 8-year olds spend 61 full days online a year.

    Other key figures being released are ... click to read full post & comments


    New Alliance Aimed at Improving Vaccination Rates

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/09/2019.
    Tags: ParentingNew Alliance Aimed at Improving Vaccination Rates


    Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Tuesday) launched the Vaccine Alliance aimed at boosting the uptake of childhood vaccines and reducing vaccine hesitancy.

    The Alliance will include healthcare professionals, policy makers, patient advocates, students, ... click to read full post & comments


    Parents Urged to Take Part in Patronage Process

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/09/2019.
    Tags: Parenting EducationParents Urged to Take Part in Patronage Process


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Monday 9 September) urged parents and guardians to give their views on patronage for six new schools being established next year.

    Mothers, fathers and guardians of children who are due to enrol in post-primary school from ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister Welcomes Christian Brothers Reddress Fund

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/09/2019.
    Tags: EducationMinister Welcomes Christian Brothers Reddress Fund


    The Department of Education and Skills has been formally notified by the Congregation of Christian Brothers of its plan for the completion of the Congregation’s voluntary pledge to the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund.

    The Congregation has confirmed to the Department that it will ... click to read full post & comments


    5 new primary schools designated Irish-medium education

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/09/2019.
    Tags: Education And Politcs5 new primary schools designated Irish-medium education


    The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced that five new primary schools being established from 2020-2022 are being ... click to read full post & comments





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