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School Transport On-Line Application / Tickets

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/03/2020.
Tags: ParentingSchool Transport On-Line Application / Tickets


To use School Transport Scheme Services, pupils must be in possession of a valid ticket for travel.

School Transport Applications 2020/21



Bus Éireann’s on-line application system ... click to read full post & comments


RTE to Broadcast School on TV from Monday

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/03/2020.
Tags: ParentingRTE to Broadcast School on TV from Monday


RTÉ has confirmed that it will broadcast over an hour of "school on TV" to support primary school children and their parents at home.

It is part of a cross-platform teaching initiative that has been developed by RTÉ at short notice ... click to read full post & comments


School meals scheme to continue during Covid-19 outbreak

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 27/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool meals scheme to continue during Covid-19 outbreak


Government has today (Thursday 26 March 2020) issued schools with updated guidance to help them operate the School Meals Programme amid ... click to read full post & comments


Minister confirms schools not re-opening 1st April

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister confirms schools not re-opening 1st April


According to RTE, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has confirmed that schools will not be reopening in the short term. 

RTE reports that the Minister was speaking on GalwayBay FM when he said that schools will not be opening immediately after 29 March and there should be confirmation today or tomorrow of the extension of the school closures.

Speaking about State exams, he said that he and his department "really want to make those exams happen".
He said they owed it to young people to "see this through and try to have the exams this year".
He said by that he meant "the dates that are defined for this year". He said his department was working towards this

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Updated - statement below from Minister 24th March 2020 confirming schools wil remain closed until 19th April 2020

All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.

The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.

All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said: “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone, not least students and their parents.

“The decision to keep schools closed until after the Easter break is based on public health advice. It is a hugely important aspect of our continued effort to limit the spread of Covid-19.
“My message to students facing exams is that they should keep focused, keep working and try, as much as possible, to prepare as normal for the state exams. We are doing everything in our power to make sure those exams happen.

“Teachers and students have answered the call to remote learning with exceptional flexibility and adaptability. You are all a credit to the education system.

“I am also deeply conscious of significant work being done to ensure continuity of learning across our higher and further education institutions. The impact of emergency measures has not stopped education, it has inspired innovation and we are indebted to all those continuing to provide education in these trying times.”





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Leaving Cert & Junior Cert Oral exams cancelled

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert & Junior Cert Oral exams cancelled


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance ... click to read full post & comments


UNESCO Mobilizes Education Ministers in COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsUNESCO Mobilizes Education Ministers in COVID-19 Crisis


In response to a surge in school and university closures to contain the spread of COVID-19, ... click to read full post & comments


ISSU asks for immediate clarity on Exam provisions

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsISSU asks for immediate clarity on Exam provisions


The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union welcomes the decision to close schools and centres of education as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of ... click to read full post & comments


All Confirmations Postponed

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/03/2020.
Tags: ParentingAll Confirmations Postponed


The Catholic Church has announced that all Confirmations have been postponed until further notice.

However Church weddings and ... click to read full post & comments


Schools to close from today until 29th March

Posted by on 12/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools to close from today until 29th March


The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that the country's schools, colleges and childcare facilities are to close ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Coronavirus - No decision to close schools at this point

Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 10/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCoronavirus - No decision to close schools at this point


Covid-19 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills - 10th March 2020

The Department of Education and Skills is liaising closely with the Department of Health on a continuing basis.

Any decision to close schools will be made on public health advice. There is ... click to read full post & comments


Young Social Innovators Calls on Young People

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/03/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsYoung Social Innovators Calls on Young People


More than 6,000 young people to take part in national Speak Out Tour and bring creative solutions to urgent social issues

Building a nationwide movement of creative, caring and engaged citizens among Ireland’s young people ... click to read full post & comments


Secondary School to close for 14 days due to Coronovirus link

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 01/03/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSecondary School to close for 14 days due to Coronovirus link


RTE is reporting this evening that a secondary school in the East of the country is to close for 14 days ... click to read full post & comments


Revised Guidelines for Schools on Coronavirus

Posted by SchooldDays Newshound on 26/02/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersRevised Guidelines for Schools on Coronavirus


Updated 1/3/2020 - Secondary school to close for 14 day incubation period - read more HERE.

Read updated article 28th February HERE



The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools, preschools and third level institutions on ... click to read full post & comments


Most Borrowed Books of 2019 Revealed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 24/02/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMost Borrowed Books of 2019 Revealed


Details of the 20 books and authors borrowed most often from Irish public libraries in 2019 ... click to read full post & comments


From Sept 2020 all students will study history in 1st year

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/02/2020.
Tags: Education And Politics ParentingFrom Sept 2020 all students will study history in 1st year


From September all post-primary schools will offer History and all students entering first year will study the subject

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced the arrangements to be put in place in order to ... click to read full post & comments


New programme launched for Safer Internet Day 2020

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsNew programme launched for Safer Internet Day 2020


Webwise launches free resource to support digital literacy in schools

Supporting young people to use the internet in a positive way is an integral part of empowering them to become ... click to read full post & comments


Fewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day!

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingFewer than one in 250 girls cycle to school each day!


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

Why are young women avoiding the bike as a means of transport? Research undertaken by ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI Ballot Over Unequal Pay

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsASTI Ballot  Over Unequal Pay


The ASTI Central Executive Council has voted to ballot the union’s 17,000-plus members on industrial action over the unequal pay of teachers who entered the profession since 2010.

The ASTI took industrial action, including strike action, over unequal pay in 2016. ... click to read full post & comments(1)


FÓRSA decides to defer industrial action

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsFÓRSA decides to defer industrial action


Statement by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD:

“I welcome the decision by the FÓRSA trade union to defer strike action and to re-enter ... click to read full post & comments


Secondary School Strike Action 4th February

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/01/2020.
Tags: TeachersSecondary School Strike Action 4th February


Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) members will take strike action on Tuesday, 4th February over the ... click to read full post & comments


New School Rules on Admissions

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingNew School Rules on Admissions


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D has today (Wednesday 15th January 2020) announced new rules are coming into effect at the start of February in relation to admission to schools.

The Minister has signed a Commencement Order in respect ... click to read full post & comments(2)


€50m in ICT Grant Funding for Schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/01/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics€50m in ICT Grant Funding for Schools


Minister announces fourth year of funding under Project Ireland 2040 which takes total spend on Digital Strategy for Schools ICT Infrastructure Fund to €160m

All schools will receive grants to purchase key technology such as tablets, ... click to read full post & comments(2)


Additional funding of €1 million for DEIS schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/01/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsAdditional funding of €1 million for DEIS schools


More than 15,000 pupils across more than 100 primary schools to benefit from the increased investment

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today ... click to read full post & comments


More students to be educated through Irish

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/12/2019.
Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingMore students to be educated through Irish


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced plans for the development of the first, comprehensive Irish-medium ... click to read full post & comments


HEA call to support teachers to upskill in subjects

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsHEA call to support teachers to upskill in subjects


HEA issues call to higher education institutions to develop courses for existing teachers to qualify to teach ... click to read full post & comments


Additional Support Payment for Childcare Providers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/12/2019.
Tags: ParentingAdditional Support Payment for Childcare Providers


The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs today announced an additional programme ... click to read full post & comments


Patronage of six new post-primary schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers ParentingPatronage of six new post-primary schools


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today announced the patronage of ... click to read full post & comments


Ministers Announce 3,000 New Student Places

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/12/2019.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinisters Announce 3,000 New Student Places


€24 million Government funding under new Human Capital Initiative creates additional ... click to read full post & comments


Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/12/2019.
Tags: Parenting TeachersReview of Relationships and Sexuality Education


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today ... click to read full post & comments


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(1)


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





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