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My Mammy Knows Everything

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/03/2021.
Tags: ParentingMy Mammy Knows Everything


If ever there is a year to celebrate all the amazing mums out there this is it. Whether it’s a new mum, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a birthday, Christmas or just to show her how special she is. We have a gift she will treasure forever. My Mammy Knows Everything is a new book celebrating mums and all the magic they do and know.

Written by tv presenter and best - selling author Emma Ledden this beautifully illustrated rhythmic book ... click to read full post & comments


Back to School with a difference

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/03/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersBack to School with a difference


Cork ETB to open €10 million state-of-the-art extension at East Cork school. As students and teachers all over the country went back to their classrooms on Monday, pupils at St. Colman's Community College in Midleton, East Cork had another reason to look forward to going back to school as they returned to a state-of-the-art extension and all new facilities.

Following a significant investment of €10 million by the Department of Education and Skills, ... click to read full post & comments


Measures to Tackle Educational Disadvantage

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/03/2021.
Tags: Teachers Education And Politics Measures to Tackle Educational Disadvantage


Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today (Monday 1 March) announced further supports to those schools catering for children and young people who are experiencing the highest levels of educational disadvantage. As part of the Budget 2021 measures to tackle educational disadvantage, the Minister announced: ... click to read full post & comments


Few questions to be answered on Leaving Cert Exams

Posted by on 26/02/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersFew questions to be answered on Leaving Cert Exams


The Department of Education have issued a 27 page 'Guide to State Examinations and Accredited Grades for Leaving Certificate 2021' to schools. The document provides further details of the exam and the accredited grades process and also advises schools against the ... click to read full post & comments


Return to School Plan confirmed

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/02/2021.
Tags: Parenting TeachersReturn to School Plan confirmed


The Government has announced the plan for a phased return to school as follows:
 

  • 1st March - Junior & Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class and  Leaving Cert students return to school
     
  • 15th March - Target date for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class primary students and 5th year secondary students to return to school
     
  • 12th April - Target date for remaining secondary students - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th years to return to school ... click to read full post & comments


    Patronage of three new primary schools in 2021

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 23/02/2021.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsPatronage of three new primary schools in 2021


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced the patronage of the three new primary schools to be established in 2021.

    In all cases, the Minister accepted the recommendations of the New Schools Establishment Group (NSEG). ... click to read full post & comments


    Most Borrowed Books of 2020

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersMost Borrowed Books of 2020


    Details of the 20 books and authors borrowed most often from Irish public libraries in 2020 have been published by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), ahead of Ireland Reads Day, a national day of reading this Thursday, February 25th.

    The LGMA compiles the information as part of the Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) Scheme. ... click to read full post & comments


    Choice of calculated grade or written exams for Leaving Cert

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsChoice of calculated grade or written exams for Leaving Cert


    Following a Government decision today, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD confirmed that Leaving Certificate 2021 examinations will proceed and students will also have the alternative option of applying for grades accredited by the State Examinations Commission (SEC), to be known as SEC-Accredited Grades.

    This decision follows intensive engagement with education stakeholders ... click to read full post & comments


    Rural School Open Day going ahead - Virtually!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 16/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers Rural School Open Day going ahead - Virtually!


    Rural National School based in Belclare , Co. Galway takes advantage of technology to showcase Tour of School , 365 days of the year!

    Castlehackett National School is a 3 teacher school situated on the foothills of ‘Knockma’ in Belclare , County Galway. ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI confirms it will re-enter Leaving Cert talks

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 13/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersASTI confirms it will re-enter Leaving Cert talks


    On 11th February, the ASTI withdrew from ongoing bilateral discussions regarding a new phase of planning for the State Examinations 2021 to include both the provision of Leaving Certificate examinations and also to explore a corresponding non-examination process.

    At subsequent engagements ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI withdraws from discussions on Leaving Cert 2021

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersASTI withdraws from discussions on Leaving Cert 2021


    The ASTI has announced it is withdrawing from discussions on the Leaving Cert 2021 pending a guarantee that the talks will focus on the Minister’s stated objectives of planning for examinations and scoping out a corresponding measure.

    ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie said it is unacceptable that ... click to read full post & comments


    Special Classes in Secondary Schools to resume 22nd Feb

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSpecial Classes in Secondary Schools to resume 22nd Feb


    Following a period of intensive engagement with the education partners, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD announced details of a return to in-school teaching and ... click to read full post & comments


    Helping Students Manage Online Wellbeing

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersHelping Students Manage Online Wellbeing


    Resources and training provided for teachers and students for Safer Internet Day 2021

    On Safer Internet Day, Webwise, the online safety initiative of the Department of Education highlights key resources ... click to read full post & comments


    New Resource Hub Available for Students

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersNew Resource Hub Available for Students


    The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union is aware that students are currently facing numerous hurdles when it comes to having a stress-free and engaging online learning experience. As a result of this, the organisation has taken steps to provide students with the necessary resources ... click to read full post & comments


    Two Leaving Cert Options to be made available

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersTwo Leaving Cert Options to be made available


    Following a series of intensive engagements of the sub-group of the Advisory Group of stakeholders on planning for the State examinations, including a further meeting held today, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced a new phase of planning for ... click to read full post & comments


    New campaign to get Ireland reading during Covid

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersNew campaign to get Ireland reading during Covid


    Pledge to read and find your perfect book at Irelandreads.ie

    Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month ... click to read full post & comments


    Make someone smile for mental health!

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/02/2021.
    Tags: ParentingMake someone smile for mental health!


    Mental Health Ireland promotes positive mental health and what better way to do that than with a smile. Mental Health Ireland are inviting you with your colleagues, friends and family to make your pancake smile on Pancake Tuesday, February 16th and ... click to read full post & comments


    Three Ireland to Provide 10,000 SIM Cards to Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 02/02/2021.
    Tags: Teachers EducationThree Ireland to Provide 10,000 SIM Cards to Schools


    Three Ireland is providing vital connectivity to school students across the country to enable their home schooling needs. By giving 10,000 All You Can Eat data SIM cards free to schools, Three is providing families with additional support to enable their child’s learning during the pandemic.

    Unlimited data from Three will be available to primary and secondary schools and will be valid ... click to read full post & comments


    2,155 students receive Leaving Cert Results

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 02/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers2,155 students receive Leaving Cert Results


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD, congratulated some 2,200 Leaving Certificate students who today received results from their written examinations.

    2,155 students who undertook the 2020 written examinations across the Leaving Certificate Established, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme are ... click to read full post & comments


    Deal agreed for resumption of Special Education in February

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 01/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDeal agreed for resumption of Special Education in February


    Ministers Foley and Madigan welcome agreed plan for return to in-school learning for children with special educational needs at primary level
     

  • Children in special schools to return on 50 per cent capacity shared basis from 11 February
  • Children in special classes in mainstream primary schools to return from ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Exam Results issue next Tuesday

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 28/01/2021.
    Tags: ParentingLeaving Cert Exam Results issue next Tuesday



    Students who sat the deferred Leaving Certificate Examinations in the autumn of 2020 will receive their results next Tuesday, 2nd February.

    The results will be available online from noon on 2nd February 2021 on the ... click to read full post & comments


    New funding arrangements of ELC during Level 5

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsNew funding arrangements of ELC during Level 5


    Following Cabinet approval yesterday (26 January) for the continuation of additional measures under full Level 5 restrictions, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has announced new funding measures to support the Early Learning and Care and School Aged Childcare (ELC and SAC) sector up to 5 March.

    The Minister has also confirmed that the pre-school (ECCE) ... click to read full post & comments


    Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 27/01/2021.
    Tags: TeachersIreland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021


    Due to the COVID lockdown the closing date for the call for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021, Ireland’s festival celebrating the best in young filmmaking has been extended to Monday February 22, 2021.

    Fresh Film is an advocate for young filmmakers and encourages young people to make films ... click to read full post & comments


    ISSU Survey Results: Students Want Choice & Clear Communication

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersISSU Survey Results: Students Want Choice & Clear Communication


    Today, Wednesday 20th January 2021, the Irish-Second Level Students’ Union publishes their Report on the State Examinations 2021 and the Reopening of Schools. The ISSU undertook a detailed consultation process including a survey which had over 20,000 responses ... click to read full post & comments


    Special Needs Schools Not Re Opening

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/01/2021.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsSpecial Needs Schools Not Re Opening


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Joseph Madigan TD ... click to read full post & comments


    Special Needs Schools may re-open next week

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 14/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSpecial Needs Schools may re-open next week


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD today met with primary and special education stakeholders in a positive engagement. All parties are working together towards a phased return for children in special schools ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI recommends rejetion of public service agreement

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/01/2021.
    Tags: TeachersASTI recommends rejetion of public service agreement


    The ASTI today announced that it will ballot its members on the proposed public service agreement.

    At a meeting today, the ASTI’s Central Executive Council decided to recommend that ASTI members ... click to read full post & comments


    Feeder Schools Lists published for 2020

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 08/01/2021.
    Tags: ParentingFeeder Schools Lists published for 2020


    The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2020 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


    Decision to re-open schools for Leaving Cert and special needs students reversed

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDecision to re-open schools for Leaving Cert and special needs students reversed


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has confirmed that all schools will regrettably remain closed to students from Monday 11 January.

    The Government decision, taken on 6 January, on foot of public health advice to reduce mobility in the community, was to ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI directs members to teach remotely

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/01/2021.
    Tags: TeachersASTI directs members to teach remotely


    ASTI directs members to teach classes remotely

    ASTI Standing Committee met this evening to discuss the announcement by the Minister for Education Norma Foley that special schools, special classes and specialised settings will be fully open from Monday 11 January and that Leaving Certificate students will ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister's statement on extended school closures

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 07/01/2021.
    Tags: Education And PoliticsMinister's statement on extended school closures


    Schools will be closed until 1 February 2021. Special schools, special classes and specialised settings will be fully open from Monday 11 January.

    Leaving Certificate final year students will receive ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools closed until 1st Feb with two exceptions

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 06/01/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSchools closed until 1st Feb with two exceptions



    As part of new restrictions to tackle rising Covid-19 infections, the Government has confirmed this afternoon that Schools will remain closed until 1 February, except for the provision of special education (special schools and special classes) and specialised settings (such as ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools Re-Opening delayed until 11th January

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/12/2020.
    Tags: Parenting Education And PoliticsSchools Re-Opening delayed until 11th January


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion has announced that the school Christmas break will be extended by three days, with schools re-opening on Monday 11 January.

    Minister Foley said: “It is a key objective of Government that our children and school staff can attend school safely. This has been achieved through ... click to read full post & comments


    INTO seeks delay in re-opening of Schools

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 30/12/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersINTO seeks delay in re-opening of Schools


    INTO General Secretary John Boyle has written to Minister Foley setting out the need to delay the reopening of primary and special schools. Below is the text of his letter

    A Aire, a chara, I write in advance of tomorrow’s cabinet meeting regarding additional public health measures to request that government give ... click to read full post & comments


    Patronage of four new post-primary schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/12/2020.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingPatronage of four new post-primary schools


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced the patronage of the four new post-primary schools to be established in 2021.

    In all cases, the Minister accepted the recommendations of the New Schools Establishment Group (NSEG).

    Today’s announcement forms an essential part of plans to ensure that sufficient new school places ... click to read full post & comments


    TUI to Recommend Rejection of Proposal

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 16/12/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsTUI to Recommend Rejection of Proposal


    The Executive Committee of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has unanimously decided to recommend rejection of the new public service agreement proposals, Building Momentum – A New Public Service Agreement 2021-2022.

    The union acknowledges and welcomes the fact that these proposals provide for general ... click to read full post & comments


    NCCA Children's School Lives

    Posted by Schooldays Newsounds, on 11/12/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersNCCA Children's School Lives


    Children’s School Lives (CSL) is an exciting and unique research study which follows 4,000 children in 189 schools through their primary school years to learn, in detail, about and from their experiences.

    The study reveals that First Holy Communion is a key event for children in Catholic ethos schools ... click to read full post & comments


    Lord Mayor invites 4th class to join their local library

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 11/12/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLord Mayor invites 4th class to join their local library


    The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has today launched ‘Join Up, Join In’, an initiative to invite 4th class children across the city to join their local library.

    Over the next few weeks every 4th class child in every school in Dublin city ... click to read full post & comments


    Irish students top maths performers in EU

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/12/2020.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingIrish students top maths performers in EU


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today welcomed the TIMSS 2019 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) results which show Ireland’s fourth class pupils in primary school and second year student in ... click to read full post & comments


    TCD and Camara Education Tech2Students

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/12/2020.
    Tags: Teachers EducationTCD and Camara Education Tech2Students


    The Award-winning project Tech2Students (T2S) is back for phase 2 and we are going Nationwide. The campaign was developed in April 2020 by Trinity Access (TCD) and Camara Ireland in response to the digital divide experienced by students in DEIS schools. ... click to read full post & comments


    Covid-19, Mental Health and Local Issues at BTYS 2021

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/12/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education Covid-19, Mental Health and Local Issues at BTYS 2021


    BT Ireland has today revealed the 550 finalists who will represent their schools and communities from across the island of Ireland at the first-ever virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th January 2021. Selected from over 1,300 entries, ... click to read full post & comments


    Up to 5000 Students to take part in #ThinkLanguages

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/12/2020.
    Tags: Teachers EducationUp to 5000 Students to take part  in #ThinkLanguages


    Almost 5,000 students from 70 schools across Ireland set to participate in #ThinkLanguages 2020. Languages Connect encourages students to ‘Think Global, Act Local’ by bringing languages to life in their schools this December 2020.

    The Languages Connect flagship #ThinkLanguages event has been reimagined, from a bustling day of 3,000 TY students ... click to read full post & comments


    Happy International Day of People with Disabilities!

    Posted by Schooldays newshound, on 03/12/2020.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersHappy International Day of People with Disabilities!


    Sightsavers Ireland are celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities (December 3) by launching a fantastic new educational website aimed at primary school children.

    2020 has been a year in which existing inequalities faced by people with disabilities ... click to read full post & comments


    €50m ICT grant funding

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/11/2020.
    Tags: Teachers Education And Politics €50m ICT grant funding


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today (Monday 30 November) announced €50 million in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Grants for primary and post-primary schools to be paid in early December, 2020.

    The €50 million payments involve:

  • €40m ICT Grant funding issued to all eligible schools in line with previous years, ... click to read full post & comments





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