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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


Weather closes some schools on 11th December

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 11/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersWeather closes some schools on 11th December


With a Status Orange low temperature warning in place for the country, some parts of the country will see severe frost, ice and lying snow with the potential for temperatures to plummet to -8 degrees.

According to RTE, a spokesperson for the Department of Education and Skills has said ... click to read full post & comments


Feeder Schools Lists published for 2017

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsFeeder Schools Lists published for 2017


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2017 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 five years on Schooldays.ie, visit ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Irish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 05/12/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersIrish 10 Yr Olds Best Readers in Europe


The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today launched the 2016 PIRLS (The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) report, which shows that Ireland’s primary school children are best in Europe and OECD countries for reading skills. ... click to read full post & comments


Under 5s to Travel Free on Public Transport

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/12/2017.
Tags: ParentingUnder 5s to Travel Free on Public Transport


The National Transport Agency (NTA) has announced that children aged 5 and under get to travel for free on all public transports including Iarnrod Eireann, Luas, Dart, Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus.

The Fare Determination was published today by ... click to read full post & comments


Google launches Family Link Safety App in Ireland

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/11/2017.
Tags: ParentingGoogle launches Family Link Safety App in Ireland


Google has launched it's 'Family Link' App in Ireland today (8th Nov).Family Link is an app provided by Google which allows parents and guardians to connect their smart device (android or iOS) to their child's smart phone or tablet (android only).

Once the two devices are connected, parents will not only be able to monitor their child's internet/online activity but ... click to read full post & comments


So, how was school today? New research launched

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/11/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSo, how was school today? New research launched


Young people respond in their thousands to have their say about school

Comhairle na nÓg study by young people is a first


Minister Katherine Zappone TD and Minister Richard Bruton TD launched the ‘So, how was school today?’ report. A ground breaking piece of research carried out by ... click to read full post & comments


New Five-year Public Health Campaign for Healthier Familes

Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 01/11/2017.
Tags: ParentingNew Five-year Public Health Campaign for Healthier Familes


Campaign aims to help parents to ‘make a start’ at specific healthy eating and activity habits and build on that one daily win.

A new five-year public health awareness campaign – “START” - to set families on the path to a healthier future has been launched today by the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for State Catherine Byrne TD. The campaign from safefood, the HSE and Healthy Ireland has been ... click to read full post & comments


National Action by Childhood Professionals 27th October

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/10/2017.
Tags: ParentingNational Action by Childhood Professionals 27th October


Childhood Professionals plan national demonstration day for next Friday (27/10/17)

Childhood Professionals are planning a national day of demonstration on Friday, October 27th – in protest at the lack of Government investment in the sector.

The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) is inviting employers, employees and parents to unite and ... click to read full post & comments(1)


SNAs vote for industrial action

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingSNAs vote for industrial action


IMPACT’s 8,000 special needs assistants (SNAs) members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action over recurring delays, by the Department of Education and Skills, to publish SNA allocations before the end of the academic year.

In a nationwide ballot of four SNA branches, 97% backed industrial action, up to and including ... click to read full post & comments(1)


School Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 14/10/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool Bus Services cancelled Monday in five counties


Status Red policy to stand down services will be implemented in five counties on Monday  
 
School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann in Cork, Kerry, Clare, Mayo & Galway will ... click to read full post & comments


Budget 2018 Education Update

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/10/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingBudget 2018 Education Update


Education spending within the Budget of €10 billion represents 16.6% of total spending and an incease of €554 million on last year's budget allocation

Here is a summary of Budget 2018 released today as it impacts on ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Minimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed

Posted by Schooldays Newshoun, on 04/10/2017.
Tags: Teachers ParentingMinimum Entry Requirements for Primary Teaching changed


The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton T.D. has announced the minimum entry requirements for primary initial teacher education programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year.

In addition to the points required for entry to programmes of primary initial teacher education, the Department of Education and Skills specifies minimum entry requirements in the ... click to read full post & comments


Trick or Treat for Temple Street campaign launches

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingTrick or Treat for Temple Street campaign launches


Temple Street Foundation has today launched its annual ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street’ campaign, proudly supported by MiWadi. A fangtastic Halloween party was held in the beloved children’s hospital where a gaggle of tiny dinosaurs, monsters and superheroes gathered to kick off the Halloween fundraiser.
 
Temple Street is encouraging people all over the country – kids, adults, schools and workplaces - to host their own ... click to read full post & comments


Team HOPE Launches 2017 Shoebox Appeal

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingTeam HOPE Launches 2017 Shoebox Appeal


Lottie Ryan was in Dublin today to officially launch the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The 2FM presenter joined Team Hope to encourage families, friends, schools, community groups and businesses across Ireland to ‘GET PACKING’ and share the gift of hope with needy children by donating a gift-filled shoebox by 10th November.

After smashing all expectations ... click to read full post & comments(2)


New nutrition standards for school meals

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/09/2017.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersNew nutrition standards for school meals


The Minister for Health, the Minister for Education and Skills and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection today jointly launched new Nutrition Standards for the State’s School Meals Programme. These will ensure the ... click to read full post & comments


New Leaving Cert holidays website launched

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 18/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingNew Leaving Cert holidays website launched


Is there someone in your family at the age of booking a Leaving Cert holiday for 2018? Want to make sure they book with a reputable travel company that offers safe & secure, hand-picked properties and has dedicated in-resort reps?

Click&Go has launched a new ... click to read full post & comments


Junior Cert Results are out

Posted by SchoolDays.ie on 13/09/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior Cert Results are out


Over 61,5000 students across the country will be receiving their Junior Certificate Results today which is an increase of 2.3% on last year.

Four students received top marks of 12 As while 54 received 11 As. 240 students got 10As which represents a drop of ... click to read full post & comments


Check your kids' phones for this App

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/09/2017.
Tags: ParentingCheck your kids' phones for this App


Parents are being alerted by schools to a new smartphone app, Sarahah, which has become popular in Ireland, overtaking Twitter and Tinder on Irish app charts. The App has 20 million users worldwide.

The App was originally designed to provide constructive anonymous feedback in ... click to read full post & comments


Fire Safety Lapses found in some schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/09/2017.
Tags: Education An Politics Parenting TeachersFire Safety Lapses found in some schools


The Department of Education and Skills announced on 1st September that it is publishing a public tender notice on the Governments e-tenders website to commission fire safety audits of a representative sample of up to 25 schools constructed over the last 20 years.

The tender for appointment of fire safety consultants will be completed by the mid October. It is expected that the first set of Fire Safety Audit Reports will be ... click to read full post & comments


HSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/08/2017.
Tags: ParentingHSE campaign to boost HPV Vaccine uptake


The HSE has launched a new website aimed at parents who have daughters who are entitled to avail of the free HPV vaccine programme. It is also expected that ... click to read full post & comments(6)


ACT for Meningitis back to school warning

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/08/2017.
Tags: ParentingACT for Meningitis back to school warning


ACT for Meningitis is issuing a warning as children and students go back to school and college this September.

There is a higher risk of Meningitis at this time of year, as students spend a lot more time ... click to read full post & comments


'Kids Failing at Basic Play Activities'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/08/2017.
Tags: Parenting'Kids Failing at Basic Play Activities'


The Insight, DCU, Dublin GAA and GAA research project Moving Well - Being Well has been underway for a number of months and researchers have been criss-crossing the country, assessing more than 2,000 children in 40 schools scattered across 12 counties in all four provinces.

Moving Well - Being Well is a massive research project that aims to ... click to read full post & comments


The Leaving Cert Results are out!

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 16/08/2017.
Tags: Parenting TeachersThe Leaving Cert Results are out!


Nearly 60.000 students will be receiving results today under the new leaving certificate marking system. Under the new grading system, CAO points will be awarded for any score of 30% or more on a Higher Level paper. Previously a minimum of 40% was required.

The previous system of As, Bs and Cs has been replaced by a a new grading system, which reduces the number of different grades awarded from 14 to ... click to read full post & comments


'Parents forced to deny kids back-to-school items'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/07/2017.
Tags: Parenting'Parents forced to deny kids back-to-school items'


  • One in four parents will have to deny their children some basic school items this year as they continue to struggle to fund the back to school spend
  • The average return to school spend continues to increase and has now reached €1,209 per child – up from €1,185 last year (2% rise)
  • More than a quarter say the ... click to read full post & comments


    Huge Increase in Home-Schooled Children

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/07/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics ParentingHuge Increase in Home-Schooled Children


    Home education of children in Ireland has seen a big increase in the last 5 years, according to figures released by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

    Numbers of children withdrawn from full time education in recognised schools has almost doubled since 2011, with parents opting ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Children may be Exposed on SnapChat's Maps

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/07/2017.
    Tags: ParentingChildren may be Exposed on SnapChat's Maps

    A new SnapChat feature may be cause for concern for some parents.

    The app now allows its users to share their location on a map and to view other's location at any time.

    "If you and a friend follow one another, you can share your locations with each other so you ... click to read full post & comments


    'Baptism barrier' coming to an end

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/06/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers Parenting'Baptism barrier' coming to an end


    Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD has set out his preferred policy approach for amending primary school admissions legislation on the issue of the role that religion can play in the process.

    Minister Bruton made his comments at the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill. The issue of the role of religion in school admissions is not currently ... click to read full post & comments


    €100,000 Music Education Bursary launched

    Posted by SchooldaysNewshound, on 27/06/2017.
    Tags: Parenting €100,000 Music Education Bursary launched


    Young People in 29 Community Music Initiatives to Benefit

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD yesterday announced the 29 successful organisations (listed below) that will receive a grant under the newly established Non-mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2017.

    The grant, which is ... click to read full post & comments


    Back To School Clothing Allowance Increases

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/06/2017.
    Tags: ParentingBack To School Clothing Allowance Increases


    In his one of his last acts as Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar has announced a significant increase in the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.

    In previous years, the allowance was set at €1 ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Kerry School to re-open as Community National School

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/06/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics ParentingKerry School to re-open as Community National School


    Announcement in Kerry is first Reconfiguration under Plan by Minister Bruton to Deliver 400 Multi-Denominational and Non-Denominational Schools.

    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, has welcomed the decision of the Bishop of Kerry, patron of the Two Mile / Cahooreigh NS, to transfer the ... click to read full post & comments


    'Health Homework' Programme for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/06/2017.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers'Health Homework' Programme for Schools


    A study following the health patterns of Primary school children has found that one in five Irish children are overweight and 7% of those studied were clinically found to be ... click to read full post & comments


    2018 EU Young Scientists Competition for Ireland

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/05/2017.
    Tags: Teachers Parenting2018 EU Young Scientists Competition for Ireland


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, announced that the European Union Contest for Young Scientist (EUCYS) will be held in Dublin, 14 -19 September 2018, marking the 30th anniversary of the prestigious competition.

    A European-wide annual event organised by the European Commission, the EUCYS seeks to promote the ... click to read full post & comments


    Forum on Religion in Primary School Admissions announced

    Posted by Schooldays, on 16/05/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingForum on Religion in Primary School Admissions announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, announced yesterday that he will hold a Forum on the role of Religion in Primary School Admissions on Monday 29th May, as part of a broader consultation process on ... click to read full post & comments(2)


    Walk to School Week launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/05/2017.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingWalk to School Week launched


    Ireland’s newly crowned Travel School of the Year launched next week’s National Walk to School week today. Scoil Ghobnatan from Mallow were at the Green-Schools Travel Awards in Kilmainham ahead of this year’s celebration of active and sustainable travel on the school run.

    Taking place from Monday, May 15th ... click to read full post & comments


    Patronage of 4 new schools announced

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/05/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersPatronage of 4 new schools announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today announced the patronage of the four new primary schools to be established in 2017 and 2018.  In all cases the Minister accepted the recommendations of the ... click to read full post & comments


    Science & Technology subjects perceived as 'too difficult'

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 26/04/2017.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingScience & Technology subjects perceived as 'too difficult'


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