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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    '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


    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)


    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)


    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


    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)


    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(2)


    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


    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


    Getting Animated about Children’s Rights

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/03/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingGetting Animated about Children’s Rights


    The Ombudsman for Children’s Office is marking the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with a year-long programme of events and activities. ... click to read full post & comments


    Free Meningitis Signs & Symptoms App Available

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 11/03/2018.
    Tags: ParentingFree Meningitis Signs & Symptoms App Available


    With the worrying news that a public health investigation is under way into a meningitis outbreak that has claimed the life of a six-year-old girl and left another girl seriously ill in Navan Co Meath, the national meningitis support & awareness organisation, ACT for Meningitis, are ... click to read full post & comments


    Boots Ireland Bans Selling Energy Drinks to Children

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/03/2018.
    Tags: ParentingBoots Ireland Bans Selling Energy Drinks to Children


    Boots Ireland has become one of the first non-food retailers to join an important initiative to restrict the sale of energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under the age of 16.
     
    Currently, all high-caffeine energy drinks carry labelling stating they are not suitable for children, in line with ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools to re-open monday 'where possible'

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/03/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools to re-open monday 'where possible'


    Update - Sunday 7.40pm
    School bus services in in parts of the East, South and Southeast will be dependent on local conditions tomorrow, Monday. Keep an on on www.buseireann.ie for updates . Schools will also communicate with parents directly where schools are not opening. In the meantime click on the links below for updates on school closures for Monday 5th March.

    Details on school closures in Kildare for Monday 5th March can be found on ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Red Alert Warning extended for Thurs & Fri

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 28/02/2018.
    Tags: ParentingRed Alert Warning extended for Thurs & Fri


    UPDATED 11PM Wednesday 28th

    At 11pm tonight Met Eireann issued a nationwide Red Alert with immediate effect for the WHOLE COUNTRY until 3pm Friday.
    Minister of Education has confirmed that All Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Many schools to remain closed today

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 28/02/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersMany schools to remain closed today


    UPDATED 11PM Wednesday 28th

    At 11pm tonight Met Eireann issued a nationwide Red Alert with immediate effect for the WHOLE COUNTRY until 3pm Friday.
    Minister of Education has confirmed that All Schools, third level institutions and colleges of further education will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Boxing clever for healthier children

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/02/2018.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersBoxing clever for healthier children


    While childhood obesity levels in Ireland are stabilising, at least one in five children are still overweight or obese*. Now, a lunchtime initiative for primary schools from the Irish Bread Bakers Association of Ireland aims to ... click to read full post & comments


    PE Now a Leaving Cert Subject

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/02/2018.
    Tags: Educaiton And Politics ParentingPE Now a Leaving Cert Subject

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. today announced that schools across the country will be partaking in the first phase of the implementation of the new Physical Education for Senior Cycle programmes.

    80 schools will ... click to read full post & comments


    New Arrangements for opting of of Religious Instruction in Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/02/2018.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingNew 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


    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


    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)


    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


    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



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