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#Schools

# 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.

# schools - Friday 24 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?

FactCheck referees a dispute between representatives of the Iona Institute and Educate Together.

# schools - Sunday 5 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland? Education

'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland?

In Alberta, Canada, all gifted children are entitled to personalised learning plans, with the option of a specialised programme too.

# schools - Friday 3 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over making bomb threats in his ex-girlfriend's name USA

Man arrested over making bomb threats in his ex-girlfriend's name

The calls were made to Jewish community centres and schools around the US.

# schools - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions Preventable Measures

Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions

Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.

# schools - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Leinster hurling game abandoned after head injury to Wexford school player

The Good Counsel player was treated at the game but has not suffered a serious injury.

# schools - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Players recovering at home after freak injuries in abandoned Munster schools rugby game

The match was abandoned at Musgrave Park yesterday.

# schools - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal ASTI

More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal

Industrial action led to the closure of over 500 schools in November.

# schools - Monday 30 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland' Multi-denominational

New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland'

The government want to have 400 multi-denominational schools in place by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teenage boys are 42% fitter than girls Boys

Irish teenage boys are 42% fitter than girls

The study measured aerobic fitness by testing students with a beep test – the results of which they then entered into a competition.

# schools - Monday 16 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier School Admissions

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

# schools - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Champions Ardscoil Rís force quarter-final replay as Nenagh CBS claim extra-time win

The Limerick school rescued a draw against Midleton CBS.

# schools - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Should schools do more to cultivate professional sportspeople from an early age?

Irish Olympian Scott Evans believes a better system could promote more talent.

# schools - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96 RIP

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

The novel was made into an animated film in 1978.

# schools - Monday 14 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying Homophobia

Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying

In 11% of cases, principals said that they had dealt with this issue either weekly or monthly.

# schools - Monday 7 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools No Fry Zone

Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools

The chairman of the campaigning group No Fry Zones 4 Kids, said he was “utterly delighted” at the result.

# schools - Friday 4 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Talks scheduled for tomorrow to avert large-scale teacher strikes Strike

Talks scheduled for tomorrow to avert large-scale teacher strikes

Teachers represented by the ASTI union will stop performing supervisory or substitution duties from Monday

# schools - Thursday 3 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike Deadlock

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

# schools - Thursday 27 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike A Lot More To Do

ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike

Today marked the first day of strike action for teachers across the country, with over 500 schools closed.

# schools - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead Lansdowne Road

46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead

Teachers have planned to strike on seven days between 27 October and 7 December.

# schools - Friday 14 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures Industrial Relations

Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says they’d need seven weeks to put a contingency in place. .

# schools - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan Fingal Council

Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan

Last night, however, councillors voted in favour of cycle routes for specific schools – against opposition by the council manager.

# schools - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers' Stereotypes

Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'

Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.

# schools - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge How Posh Was Your School? Quiz

How Posh Was Your School?

We can tell you.

# schools - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school Back To School

It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school

Barnardos is demanding action to help parents deal with back to school costs.

# schools - Monday 1 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools MAKING CHANGES

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools

Then education minister Ruairí Quinn had high hopes when he wrote to bishops around the country back in 2013.

# schools - Saturday 16 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated 1 In 65

Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated

14,000 students in Ireland have an autism diagnosis – that’s one in every 65.

# schools - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Admission fees, waiting lists and explicit discrimination to be banned in schools, says Minister for Education Education Equality

# schools - Sunday 3 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 things you'll only know if you went to a Gaelscoil Gaelscoil

12 things you'll only know if you went to a Gaelscoil

All my Gaelscoil students, throw your hands up at me.

From TheJournal.ie 'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done' Education Equality

'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done'

Parents spoke out about education equality in Ireland at a protest today.

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