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‘Remember the Rainbow’ to support diversity

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/07/2020.
Tags: Parenting Teachers‘Remember the Rainbow’ to support diversity


Creative agency In the Company of Huskies, together with charity BeLonG To Youth Services, put out a message of inclusion in a new campaign aimed at primary school children.

The rainbow is a powerful symbol of respect and equality around the world. Yet for decades, ... click to read full post & comments


Minister Harris urges students to apply for SUSI

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/07/2020.
Tags: ParentingMinister Harris urges students to apply for SUSI



Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today urged students ... click to read full post & comments


Back to School Guidelines Published

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 02/07/2020.
Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersBack to School Guidelines Published


The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has welcomed the publication of interim public health advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in relation to the re-opening of schools. 

The interim public health advice is being ... click to read full post & comments


Minister announces National Play Day 2020

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/07/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister announces National Play Day 2020


The Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today announced National Play Day 2020 ... click to read full post & comments


Guidance on Summer Provision issued to Schools

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 26/06/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingGuidance on Summer Provision issued to Schools


The Deprtment of Education and Skills have written to all School Principals providing public health guidelines for the running of the summer programmes due to ... click to read full post & comments


Schools Meals Programme to be available for the summer

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 26/06/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools Meals Programme to be available for the summer


The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty announced that she is extending the funding for the School Meals Programme for summer 2020.

The programme provides ... click to read full post & comments


Impact of pandemic on children's mental health

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/06/2020.
Tags: ParentingsImpact of pandemic on children's mental health


Close to 1,500 parents across Ireland took part in a recent survey exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children, with findings revealing that 70% of parents of young children are concerned about the impact ... click to read full post & comments


Creative Clusters Closing date 26th June

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/06/2020.
Tags: TeachersCreative Clusters Closing date 26th June


Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI) and funded through the Schools ... click to read full post & comments


New Resources for starting pre-school or primary school

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/06/2020.
Tags: ParentingNew Resources for starting pre-school or primary school


The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone and the Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, today launched an initiative for children and families ... click to read full post & comments


Roadmap for re-opening of schools published

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/06/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingRoadmap for re-opening of schools published


The Government today published a report on planning around the next school year and the reopening of schools. 

Minister McHugh said: “It is clear that the risks and impacts on children and society where access to education is significantly reduced are considerable particularly for ... click to read full post & comments


Summer Provision Programme Details announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/06/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersSummer Provision Programme Details announced


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath today announced Summer Provision 2020 – a significantly expanded programme for ... click to read full post & comments


Supports for re-opening of Childcare announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/06/2020.
Tags: ParentingSupports for re-opening of Childcare announced


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone today announced a major funding package to facilitate the reopening of childcare facilities from 29 June.  The Minister said:
Early Learning and Childcare Services are important for children and their parents, and they are essential ... click to read full post & comments


Summer Prog for kids with Special Ed needs to go ahead

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/06/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSummer Prog for kids with Special Ed needs to go ahead


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today confirmed that a Summer Education Programme will take place for children with significant special educational needs and those at greatest risk of ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Ireland’s National School Photography Awards

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/06/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersIreland’s National School Photography Awards


The INSPA team would like to congratulate every school who participated in the 2019/20 National School Photography Awards. ... click to read full post & comments


Minister Zappone Publishes Youth Sector Guidance

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/06/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsMinister Zappone Publishes Youth Sector Guidance


Guidance provides a pathway to assist youth organisations with the phased re-introduction of full service provision ... click to read full post & comments


Childcare services can resume 29th June

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/05/2020.
Tags: ParentingChildcare services can resume  29th June


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone announced yesterday a number of developments to assist childcare providers and parents plan for the reopening of services on June 29.

Minister Zappone welcomed expert guidance provided by the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) written specifically for the childcare ... click to read full post & comments


Ark Cultural Centre supports teachers and students

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/05/2020.
Tags: TeachersArk Cultural Centre supports teachers and students


A key element of the ongoing work of The Ark over the past 25 years has been working with schools. This includes commissioning and presenting programmes and ... click to read full post & comments


All Leaving Cert students must register on new portal

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 25/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersAll Leaving Cert students must register on new portal

 
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today announced that the new online Calculated Grades Student Portal will open for registration to ... click to read full post & comments


Inspirational Video Messages for 6th Class Students

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 25/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersInspirational Video Messages for 6th Class Students


Children’s writer, Sarah Webb has invited well known people to record short inspirational videos ... click to read full post & comments


ASTI secures full indemnity and will engage with Calculated Grades

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 22/05/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingASTI secures full indemnity and will engage with Calculated Grades


Updated 22/5/20 at 4.15pm
ASTI secures full indemnity, advises its members to engage with the Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate 2020 model

The ASTI, together with the union’s legal advisers, engaged with the ... click to read full post & comments


Guidance published for schools on Calculated Grades System

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 21/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersGuidance published for schools on Calculated Grades System


Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today announced the publication of detailed guidance on the new system of Calculated Grades for ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Cert Exams Cancelled - Calculated Grades to be awarded

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 08/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And Politics TeachersLeaving Cert Exams Cancelled - Calculated Grades to be awarded


All students to be offered the option of accepting Calculated Grades or sitting Leaving Certificate written examinations at a later date 

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced the ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Representatives meet over leaving cert exams

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 06/05/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersRepresentatives meet over leaving cert exams


The latest meeting of a series of scheduled meetings between student, parent, teacher, and school management representatives is scheduled to take place at ... click to read full post & comments


Families to receive partial refunds on school transport fees

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 30/04/2020.
Tags: ParentingFamilies to receive partial refunds on school transport fees


Refunds to be issued to families at end of school year

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan have announced that families will receive refunds for school transport ... click to read full post & comments(3)


All 3rd years to receive certs for the completion of Junior Cycle

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 29/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsAll 3rd years to receive certs for the completion of Junior Cycle


All third year Junior Cycle students to be awarded certificates for the completion of Junior Cycle by the Department of Education and Skills

-          Schools given autonomy to assess students and all students to ... click to read full post & comments


A Little Breaducation - Simple, Fun Activities for Kids

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersA Little Breaducation - Simple, Fun Activities for Kids


IBBA and Bord Bia make primary schools programme available online.

Looking for some new, simple ways to keep kids occupied at home? The Irish Bread Bakers Association (IBBA) and Bord Bia ... click to read full post & comments


Media Literacy In The Digital Space

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMedia Literacy In The Digital Space


We are living in a time where people are relying on online sources and social media to stay in touch, ... click to read full post & comments


Suite of Resources launched for Children and Parents

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSuite of Resources launched for Children and Parents


Parents Centre contains information for parents and provides links to a wide range of trusted and high quality online resources ... click to read full post & comments


Minister welcomes Deferral of HPAT Results

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister welcomes Deferral of HPAT Results


The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has welcomed the decision ... click to read full post & comments


Digital supports announced for exam students

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsDigital supports announced for exam students


The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today ) announced a special €10 million fund to support the purchase of technology and devices for ... click to read full post & comments


All Gaeltacht Summer Courses Cancelled

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 20/04/2020. All Gaeltacht Summer Courses Cancelled


Following consultation with health authorities and in the interests of protecting public health, having regard to the emergency measures being taken due to Covid-19, it has been announced ... click to read full post & comments


Cúla4 ar Scoil - for primary pupils attending Gaelscoileanna

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 20/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersCúla4 ar Scoil - for primary pupils attending Gaelscoileanna


TG4 new programme, Cúla4 ar Scoil commenced today, Monday 20 April 2020, broadcasting on weekdays at 10a.m. All schools are currently closed under Covid-19 restrictions. This programme will cater for ... click to read full post & comments


Headfort School closes doors after 70 years

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/04/2020. Headfort School closes doors after 70 years


Headfort School in Kells, Co Meath announced in March that it had made the difficult decision to go into liquidation and advised that the school would not be re-opening when the ... click to read full post & comments


 ASTI will work to support delayed Leaving Cert

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting Teachers ASTI will work to support delayed Leaving Cert


The ASTI has stated that it will work to support the Minister for Education and Skills’ decision to postpone the June Leaving Certificate examinations until ... click to read full post & comments


Leaving Certificate Exams Postponed, Junior Cert Cancelled

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Certificate Exams Postponed, Junior Cert Cancelled


The Minister has announced this afternoon that his years Leaving Certificate examinations have been postponed until late July or ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Teddies in the Window - Bear Hunt for Children

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/04/2020.
Tags: ParentingTeddies in the Window - Bear Hunt for Children


Residents of Stoneybatter in Dublin are "bringing colour to their streets" by putting teddy bears in their front windows for children to spot while out walking around with parents.

Resident Síona Cahill was inspired to put cuddly toys in her window after hearing about other ... click to read full post & comments(1)


ISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersISSU Exam Survey #ClarificationNow


The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) is continually striving for the clarity needed on the 2020 State Examinations contingency plan.

In response to the release of our ISSU State Examinations 2020 survey report ... click to read full post & comments(5)


Guidance on Continuity of Schooling

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/04/2020.
Tags: Teachers ParentingGuidance on Continuity of Schooling


The Department of Education has published a document titled 'Guidance on Continuity of Schooling - for primary and post-primary Schools'.

All schools are currently closed under Covid-19 restrictions. ... click to read full post & comments(6)


New Allocation Model for SNAs deferred

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/04/2020.
Tags: Parenting TeachersNew Allocation Model for SNAs deferred


The Minister for Education & Skills Joe McHugh TD has announced that the planned new allocation model for Special Needs Assistants has been deferred for ... click to read full post & comments(1)


Temporary SNA Assignmenst Announced

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/04/2020.
Tags: Teachers Education & PoliticsTemporary SNA Assignmenst Announced


All Special Needs Assistants to be available for work in some essential public services

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today announced ... click to read full post & comments


SciFest@College competition to go online

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/03/2020.
Tags: TeachersSciFest@College competition to go online


Ireland’s most inclusive science event continues online so students can still take part despite Covid-19 restrictions

Competition entrants asked to upload their projects for online judging

Teachers are asked to encourage their students to continue to work on their projects.

30 March 2020 – Over 3,000 students registered for SciFest 2020 ... click to read full post & comments


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. ... 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(2)





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