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#Schools

# schools - Monday 19 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject State Guidelines

Students who opt-out of religion classes should be taught another subject

Richard Bruton said the new guidelines would mean children who don’t study religion “will no longer be sitting at the back of the class”.

# schools - Sunday 11 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths Suicide

Call for special taskforce to Tallaght area after concerns about suicide deaths

Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe says access to mental health care is ‘missing or thin on the ground’ in his constituency.

# schools - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid New Schools

'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid

The future of a number of schools was cast into doubt after the company went into liquidation.

# schools - Saturday 27 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?

What do you think?

# schools - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Alarm' and frustration as newly built Irish schools stalled by Carillion collapse Construction

'Alarm' and frustration as newly built Irish schools stalled by Carillion collapse

A new building for a school in Co Wicklow has been completed – but the collapse of Carillion means they haven’t moved in yet.

# schools - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Some schools have closed today because of heavy snowfall and icy road conditions Co Monaghan

Some schools have closed today because of heavy snowfall and icy road conditions

A Status Yellow snow and ice warning was issued for the whole country until 3am last night.

# schools - Monday 15 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'confident' school building projects not in jeopardy after construction firm collapse Gone Bust

Minister 'confident' school building projects not in jeopardy after construction firm collapse

The Department of Education said school buildings in question are approximately 90% complete.

# schools - Friday 12 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools Gender Segregation

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It's time to abolish single-sex schools

Can any of us genuinely argue that separating girls and boys in schools is a practice worth defending, asks Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# schools - Sunday 7 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths' Music Education

Opinion: 'We can improve children's school results with music, not maths'

Countless research papers would confirm this impact that music can have on improving memory retention and language processing, writes Chris Rooney.

# schools - Friday 5 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities' Child Abuse

Waterford bishop warns local schools of paedophile ex-priest's 'recent activities' Exclusive

In a letter sent out before Christmas, the Bishop said that convicted paedophile Oliver O’Grady was “seeking victims in our midst”.

# schools - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest Influenza B

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest

Health officials fear a significant outbreak of the disease when schools reopen next week.

# schools - Friday 29 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# schools - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals Religious Orders

Government plans to scrap provision allowing church to appoint teachers and principals

Current criteria allows the Catholic church to appoint nuns, priests, monks and brothers as principals and teachers in schools.

# schools - Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Some schools have closed today because of icy road conditions Snow Day

Some schools have closed today because of icy road conditions

Melted snow has frozen overnight, leading to treacherous road conditions this morning in some parts of the country.

# schools - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigating after Kildare school closed over 'security concern' Closed

Gardaí investigating after Kildare school closed over 'security concern'

It is understood the threat was not viable or serious.

# schools - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them Boys And Girls

Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them

A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.

# schools - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training Isabelle's Law

Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training

Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.

# schools - Thursday 2 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week Misconduct

First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week

About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.

# schools - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow Back To School

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

# schools - Monday 16 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow Ophelia

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.

# schools - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak Outbreak

New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak

At least 54 people have been killed in the outbreak.

# schools - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties Incredible Years

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties

The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.

# schools - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe Safety Standards

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe

Bruton said Western Building Systems is still eligible to apply for government building contracts.

# schools - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We have absolutely no idea how long we'll be here' - School's permanent building delayed by 'complex planning issue' Ballinteer Educate Together

# schools - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren Mental Health

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

# schools - Friday 1 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years Checkups

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years

Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.

# schools - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Anger as McDonald's given go ahead to open near school Arch Enemies

Anger as McDonald's given go ahead to open near school

A school in Greystones had tried to stop the fast food company opening near them.

# schools - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September Numbers Boost

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

# schools - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton Religious Reasons

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

# schools - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room' Looking For Space

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'

Ballinteer Educate Together National School is sharing space with another school, despite having 230 pupils.

# schools - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't' Baptism Barrier

'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't'

The family’s story sparked a debate on the controversial ‘Catholics first’ policy in many primary schools.

# schools - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies Head Injury

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies

The document comes after five young rugby players suffered serious head injuries during Junior Cup games.

# schools - Saturday 6 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin Patronage

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.

# schools - Friday 5 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here Fidget Spinners This post contains videos

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here

Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.

# schools - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 438 schools are getting a bit of a makeover over the summer holidays Upgrade

438 schools are getting a bit of a makeover over the summer holidays

The schools will receive €47 million for vital improvements.

# schools - Monday 1 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Garda College says locals can no longer use its swimming pool Templemore

Garda College says locals can no longer use its swimming pool

Locals can no longer use the swimming pool or playing fields.

# schools - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Clubs and Schools players combine in Ireland U18 squad to face England

Head coach Mark Butler has included six Exiles in his 24-man group.

# schools - Thursday 6 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for PICTURE OF IRELAND

Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for

Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.

# schools - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness' Pieta House

'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'

Pieta House’s Resilience Academy aims to help young people deal with mental health issues.

# schools - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Questions raised over how schools are chosen for government meals scheme Breakfast Time

Questions raised over how schools are chosen for government meals scheme

A Sinn Féin TD says that although the announcement is welcome, the DEIS scheme is a blunt tool to identify disadvantage.

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