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16,000 books delivered to 21 schools

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/06/2022.
Tags: Teachers16,000 books delivered to 21 schools


Laureate na nÓg, Áine Ní Ghlinn, today marked the final stage of the An Bosca Leabharlainne Artist in Residence scheme with the delivery of over 16,000 books to 21 schools across the country. In partnership with Foras na Gaeilge, this represents the culmination of the most ambitious children’s literature project ever undertaken in the Irish language. ... click to read full post & comments


'State is failing children with Special Educational Needs'

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 22/06/2022.
Tags: Parenting Teachers'State is failing children with Special Educational Needs'


The Department of Education is failing children with Special Educational Needs, particularly in black spots such as Dublin and Cork, regarding the provision of suitable school places, a new report published today by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) has found. ... click to read full post & comments


Proposed upskilling programme for SPHE/RSE Teachers

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 21/04/2022.
Tags: TeachersProposed upskilling programme for SPHE/RSE Teachers


The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced her intention to provide funding for a new postgraduate programme to upskill registered post-primary teachers teaching social personal and health education/ relationships and sexuality education (SPHE/RSE).

This programme will provide a pathway for progression for post-primary teachers interested in ... click to read full post & comments


Half of Second-level Schools have Unfilled Vacancies

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/04/2022.
Tags: TeachersHalf of Second-level Schools have Unfilled Vacancies


A RED C/ ASTI survey indicates that there are unfilled vacancies in more than half of all second-level schools. Principals who participated in the survey say the declining attractiveness of teaching is the main reason for this. ... click to read full post & comments


Schools in these counties to close 18th February

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 17/02/2022.
Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools in these counties to close 18th February


According to RTE, Schools are to close tomorrow 18th February in the following seven counties due to a red weather warning:

  • Cork,
  • Kerry,
  • Donegal,
  • Mayo ,
  • Sligo,
  • Leitrim
  • Roscommon.
    (update: This now includes Clare and Waterford who have been issued with Status Red wind warnings. )

    In all other counties, schools will be told they can open subject to ... click to read full post & comments


    Exam timetables 2022

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/02/2022.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingExam timetables 2022


    On 1 February 2022, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD announced extensive changes to the Leaving Certificate written examinations.

    On 8 February, The State Examinations Commission released the timetables for the 2022 certificate examinations which will ... click to read full post & comments


    Junior & Leaving Certificate Arrangements 2022

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 01/02/2022.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersJunior & Leaving Certificate Arrangements 2022



    Following a Government decision today, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced extensive changes to the state examinations for 2022.

    To take into account the disruption to teaching and learning experienced by the Leaving Certificate class of 2022, extensive changes will be ... click to read full post & comments


    Traditional Leaving Cert Exams Proposals to go to Cabinet today

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 01/02/2022.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersTraditional Leaving Cert Exams Proposals to go to Cabinet today


    The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, is expected to bring proposals to the Cabinet this morning which recommend against providing a hybrid examination option for this year's Leaving Certificate students. It is believed that what is being proposed is ... click to read full post & comments


    Students call for a Hybrid State Exams Model

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/01/2022.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersStudents call for a Hybrid State Exams Model


    ISSU Statement : Irish Students Call for a Hybrid State Exams Model by a Landslide
     
    The Irish Second-Level Students' Union (ISSU) survey of school students shows that two-thirds of exam students are calling for a ... click to read full post & comments


    TUI seeks full return to state exams this year

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 10/01/2022.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingTUI seeks full return to state exams this year


    It is the strong position of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) that the traditional State Examinations must take place this year. The current circumstances are radically different from previous years and there is no justification for ... click to read full post & comments(3)


    Feeder Schools Lists published for 2021

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/01/2022.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers ParentingFeeder Schools Lists published for 2021


    The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2021 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


    Schools will re-open Thursday

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/01/2022.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools will re-open Thursday


    Statement following meeting between Minister Foley and education stakeholders today, 4 January 2022

    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD together with officials, has today met with representatives from Public Health, the HSE and education stakeholders to discuss the re-opening of schools following the Christmas break, on Thursday 6 January.

    These meetings were productive, with ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI proposing a delayed & staggered reopening of schools

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/01/2022.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersASTI proposing a delayed & staggered reopening of schools


    The Standing Committee of the ASTI met today to assess the position regarding the reopening of schools in the context of the prevalence of Covid-19 nationwide.
     
    The meeting heard of the unease of members regarding the health and safety of teachers, students and school communities.
     
    The ASTI is deeply concerned that ... click to read full post & comments


    Education Indictors for Ireland Report 2021

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 29/12/2021.
    Tags: Education And Politics TeachersEducation Indictors for Ireland Report 2021


    The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, announced the publication of Education Indicators for Ireland 2021 – which presents a comprehensive set of educational indicators for the education system in Ireland.

    The indicators in this report cover all levels of education starting with ... click to read full post & comments


    Additional funds for schools to reduce covid spread

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 13/12/2021.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsAdditional funds for schools to reduce covid spread


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has today (13 December 2021) announced the payment of a minor works grant totaling €45m for primary schools and special schools as part of additional support in the context of ... click to read full post & comments


    Some schools to remain closed 8th December

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/12/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSome schools to remain closed 8th December


    Updated 10pm 7/12/21 -
    n a statement, the Department of Education said: "The department is advising that all schools that are currently or forecast to be in a Red or Orange alert area should remain closed tomorrow, 8 December. This will allow for assessment of the impact of Storm Barra to take place."
    This includes: Dublin, Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Wexford.



    Previous Statement
    The Department is advising that all schools that are currently or forecast to be in a Red or Orange alert area should remain closed tomorrow, 8 December. This will allow for ... click to read full post & comments


    Schools in Orange & Red Alert areas to close tomorrow

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/12/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchools in Orange & Red Alert areas to close tomorrow


    Due to the significant nature of Storm Barra and to give sufficient notice to schools and parents/guardians, the Department said it is advising that all schools covered by the Red Alert and Orange warning from Met Éireann should not ... click to read full post & comments


    Guidance issued on mask wearing in schools from 3rd Class

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 30/11/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersGuidance issued on mask wearing in schools from 3rd Class


    The Department of Education has issued guidelines to schools this evening, on the wearing of face masks in primary schools for those in third class and up. The guidelines include what exemptions will apply. The new rule, which was recommended by Nphet last week,  is to take ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI dismayed at Minister's 'unfair substitution arrangements'

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 29/11/2021.
    Tags: TeachersASTI dismayed at Minister's 'unfair substitution arrangements'


    The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, has issued a circular letter to post primary schools setting out a suite of measures to alleviate the pressure schools are experiencing sourcing substitute teachers.  The purpose of the arrangements is to provide ... click to read full post & comments


    INSPA National School Photography Awards

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/11/2021.
    Tags: TeachersINSPA National School Photography Awards


    The INSPA’s are once again open to all Primary Schools in the Republic of Ireland. INSPA is a national children’s photography competition and Positive Primaries Programme which introduces Creative Well-being into the lives of primary schools by engaging with the magic and art of photography.

    This year’s theme ‘Me, Myself, and I’ is looking for images that explore ‘Self-Portraits’ in ... click to read full post & comments


    INTO survey on Covid infections & absences in schools

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 22/11/2021.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingINTO survey on Covid infections & absences in schools


    From Tuesday, 16 November 2021 to Thursday 18 November 2021, the union conducted a snapshot survey of 3,100 school principals across the country to assess the level of Covid-19 infection they were aware of in their school community and the extent of the substitution crisis. A total of ... click to read full post & comments


    Antigen Testing Arrangements for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/11/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersAntigen Testing Arrangements for Schools


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD have today confirmed arrangements for a new system of antigen testing of asymptomatic close contacts in primary schools put in place by the HSE.

    The Department of Education and the HSE, working in collaboration with the Department of Health, have developed a programme in which antigen tests will be made available to the children in a primary school pod, where ... click to read full post & comments


    €2 million funding for education disadvantage

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/11/2021.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers€2 million funding for education disadvantage


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today welcomed the publication of the 2022 Dormant Accounts Action plan, including funding of €2 million to support learners impacted by educational disadvantage.

    Money in the Dormant Accounts Fund can be used to ... click to read full post & comments


    Irish & British Teaching Unions call for quality Climate Education

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 03/11/2021.
    Tags: TeachersIrish & British Teaching Unions call for quality Climate Education


    The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) today joined voices with other teacher unions in Ireland and Britain to call for a strengthened role for educators in the fight against climate change.

    An open letter signed by leaders in the British and Irish Group of Teacher Unions (BIGTU) says “it is imperative that education systems are strengthened to face the climate crisis through increased funding, improved infrastructure, and continuous professional development for teachers.” ... click to read full post & comments


    Budget 2022 Education Update

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 12/10/2021.
    Tags: Education And Politics Parenting TeachersBudget 2022 Education Update


    A total of €9.2 billion has been allocated to the Department of Education for 2022, including a capital budget of €792 million.
    The Government has indicated this will support a school building programme which involves over 200 projects which once completed, are expected to deliver over 30,000 school places. ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI Disappointed with CO2 Monitors Delay

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 15/09/2021.
    Tags: TeachersASTI Disappointed with CO2 Monitors Delay


    The ASTI has conveyed its disappointment and dismay with today’s confirmation that the delivery of 10,000 CO2 monitors to schools will be delayed for some weeks.

    “These monitors constitute an important extra tool in the fight to ensure that ... click to read full post & comments


    Covid Learning & Supports Scheme launched

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 08/09/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers Education And PoliticsCovid Learning & Supports Scheme launched


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD today (8 September) welcomed the government decision to implement a new Covid Learning and Supports Scheme (CLASS) that will mitigate the impact to students’ learning and wellbeing of Covid-19 closures and restrictions.

    This fund will bring to €102.6 million the additional supports put in place in 2021 to ... click to read full post & comments


    €63.5 mill for School Broadband & Digital Infrastructure

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 19/07/2021.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers €63.5 mill for School Broadband & Digital Infrastructure


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD, welcomed the announcement made by Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, confirming inclusion of the Department of Education’s proposal for funding under Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).

    The funding sanctioned the under EU/NRRP facility for the two projects in the ... click to read full post & comments


    2 year Research Project to suport small rural schools

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 05/07/2021.
    Tags: Education And Politics Teachers2 year Research Project to suport small rural schools


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has launched a two-year action research project aimed at supporting small rural schools.

    The innovative project aims to encourage small schools to cluster together in local groups, enabling them to collaborate and identify common ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert Results Date Announced

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 02/06/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert Results Date Announced


    The Department of Education have announced that this year's Leaving Certificate Results will be issued on Friday 3rd September.

    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced that Leaving Certificate results for 2021 are expected to issue directly to candidates through ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Minister Foley launches 2021 Active School Week

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 14/04/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersMinister Foley launches 2021 Active School Week


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today launched details of this year’s Active School Week.

    National Active School Week (#ASW21), part of the Government’s Keep Well campaign, ... click to read full post & comments


    Diversity Inclusion & Belonging for Little Minds

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/04/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersDiversity Inclusion & Belonging for Little Minds


    All‌ ‌the‌ ‌Rainbows‌ ‌Colours‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌fourth‌ ‌book‌ ‌written‌ ‌by‌ ‌Irish‌ ‌mum‌ ‌of‌ ‌two,‌ ‌Emma‌ ‌Ledden.‌ ‌Having‌ ‌written‌ ‌two‌ ‌books‌ ‌for‌ ‌adults,‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌Emma’s‌ ‌second‌ ‌children's‌ ‌book.‌ ... click to read full post & comments


    Teacher Unions to ballot for industrial action on vaccines

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 07/04/2021.
    Tags: Teachers ParentingTeacher Unions to ballot for industrial action on vaccines


    All three Teacher Unions, (INTO, ASTI and TUI) have today agreed to ballot for industrial action, including strike action, if the government does not meet their demands to reverse the recent changes to the priority listing for teachers within ... click to read full post & comments


    Upskilling programmes for post-primary teachers

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/04/2021.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsUpskilling programmes for post-primary teachers


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD are delighted to announce additional places in 2022 on programmes to upskill registered post-primary teachers ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    Development of a New Digital Strategy for Schools

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 06/04/2021.
    Tags: Teachers Education And PoliticsDevelopment of a New Digital Strategy for Schools


    Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced the development of a new Digital Strategy for Schools, commencing with a wide-ranging consultation process.

    The new Digital Strategy for Schools will replace the existing strategy, ... click to read full post & comments


    ASTI shocked at change in vaccination programme

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 31/03/2021.
    Tags: TeachersASTI shocked at change in vaccination programme



    The ASTI has said it is shocked and dismayed by reports of a Government decision to abandon the vaccination of key workers, including school staff, as part of the national vaccination programme.
     
    “The Government has continuously stated that a key objective is to keep schools open. Today’s decision is ... click to read full post & comments


    School Transport On-Line Application / Tickets

    Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 30/03/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersSchool 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(29)


    2021 Written Leaving Cert Exam adjustments

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 24/03/2021.
    Tags: Parenting Teachers2021 Written Leaving Cert Exam adjustments


    The State Examinations Commission (SEC), has published a 64-page document setting out further adjustments to the 2021 written Leaving Certificate papers. The document states that the "aim of these further adjustments is to ... click to read full post & comments


    Minister Foley approves Irish-medium satellite

    Posted by Schooldays Newshound on 18/03/2021.
    Tags: Teachers EducationMinister Foley approves Irish-medium satellite


    The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has approved a proposal for a new satellite model of Irish-medium post-primary provision to be piloted in Dundalk. The model involves a satellite /Dundalk-based campus of An Foras Pátrúnachta’s Balbriggan Gaelcholáiste – Coláiste Ghlór na Mara.

    Piloting the Irish-medium satellite model provides an opportunity to explore a model ... click to read full post & comments


    Leaving Cert 2021 Student Portal Opens

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/03/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersLeaving Cert 2021 Student Portal Opens


    The Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal opens at 12 noon today. The portal will remain open for six days until 6pm on Tuesday 16th March
    All 2021 Leaving Certificate students are required to ... click to read full post & comments(1)


    CAO applications surge for some courses

    Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/03/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersCAO applications surge for some courses


    While the total number of CAO applicants will not be finalised until the late application facility closes on 15th May 2021, the CAO have released candidate choices to date.

    The figures show a ... 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


    Fewer questions to be answered on Leaving Cert Exams

    Posted by on 26/02/2021.
    Tags: Parenting TeachersFewer 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





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