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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


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(1)


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


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


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


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


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


    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


    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)


    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


    €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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Public Consultations for Career Guidance Review

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2018.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPublic Consultations for Career Guidance Review


    The Department of Education and Skills has committed in the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the Action Plan for Education 2016-2019, to commence an independent review of existing career guidance tools and ... click to read full post & comments


    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


    Extra Places on Leadership Course for Teachers

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/04/2018.
    Tags: TeachersExtra Places on Leadership Course for Teachers


    Speaking at the IPPN Deputy Principals conference in Citywest today, Minister Bruton announced that he would be increasing the number of places on the Professional Diploma in School Leadership, the programme for aspiring school leaders. ... 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


    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


    Pay Inequality may lead to Industrial Action, INTO Warns

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/04/2018.
    Tags: TeachersPay Inequality may lead to Industrial Action, INTO Warns


    The INTO today demanded immediate and time-bound pay talks, starting this month and finishing next month, to end pay inequality.

    “If that fails,” the general secretary of the INTO Sheila Nunan told the Minister for Education, “the INTO will ballot members for a campaign of industrial action, up to and including strike action, ... click to read full post & comments


    Major Update in Sex Education Announced

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/04/2018.
    Tags: Teachers ParentsMajor Update in Sex Education Announced


    The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, today announced a major review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in schools.

    The review will cover both the content of the RSE curriculum and support ... click to read full post & comments