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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


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(2)


    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)