Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Back To School

# back-to-school - All time

12 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland
# Back To School
From The Daily Edge
# Back To School

12 essential facts of life for teachers in Ireland

Aug 31st 2016, 1:18 PM 6,950 Views 2 Comments

Dreading the day your students find you on Facebook.

Tunes to Take You to a Happy Place
# Rock N Road
# Rock N Road

Tunes to Take You to a Happy Place

Aug 29th 2016, 4:30 PM 295 Views 0 Comments

The school run is back on and we’re going to get you there in a cheerful fashion.

This school in Monaghan has had a main road running through it for the past 27 years
# Back To School
# Back To School

This school in Monaghan has had a main road running through it for the past 27 years

Aug 29th 2016, 1:02 PM 28,593 Views 10 Comments

Up until today, students at Castleblayney College crossed the former N2 an estimated 1100 times a day.

Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Nine new Educate Together schools opening this week only 'scratching the surface'

Aug 29th 2016, 6:10 AM 25,447 Views 275 Comments

The schools will open in Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Wicklow.

This teen perfectly recreated a cringey childhood outfit for her school photo
# Back To School
From The Daily Edge
# Back To School

This teen perfectly recreated a cringey childhood outfit for her school photo

Aug 25th 2016, 8:49 AM 4,946 Views 0 Comments

Genius.

This photo perfectly encapsulates the first day back at school
# School Daze
From The Daily Edge
# School Daze

This photo perfectly encapsulates the first day back at school

Aug 19th 2016, 7:35 PM 9,592 Views 1 Comment

Oh yeah, we’ve been there.

A mam's celebratory back-to-school photos are going super viral on Facebook
# Back To School
From The Daily Edge
# Back To School

A mam's celebratory back-to-school photos are going super viral on Facebook

Aug 11th 2016, 11:07 AM 10,886 Views 2 Comments

So true.

It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school
# Back To School
# Back To School

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

Aug 3rd 2016, 6:04 AM 15,751 Views 52 Comments

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

Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000
# Business Studies
# Business Studies

Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000

Jul 13th 2016, 8:50 AM 17,583 Views 97 Comments

Almost a third (31%) of parents find themselves in debt covering back to school costs.

This mam received a deeply ironic letter from her son's school about his spelling
# Immediateley
From The Daily Edge
# Immediateley

This mam received a deeply ironic letter from her son's school about his spelling

Jan 18th 2016, 5:08 PM 12,130 Views 1 Comment

Ah here.

Evelyn Cusack ruined every Irish kid's Sunday evening last night
# Back To School
From The Daily Edge
# Back To School

Evelyn Cusack ruined every Irish kid's Sunday evening last night

Aug 31st 2015, 8:37 AM 9,177 Views 5 Comments

WHY, EVELYN? WHY?

Poll: What are the best school days of your life?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What are the best school days of your life?

Aug 30th 2015, 10:00 AM 19,437 Views 37 Comments

Ah, to be starting it all over again.

'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?'

Aug 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 488 Views 49 Comments

Claire Micks writes about her memories of her first days of school and how she now feels about her daughter starting ‘Big School’.

8 things all Irish kids secretly loved about going back to school
# Brown Paper
From The Daily Edge
# Brown Paper

8 things all Irish kids secretly loved about going back to school

Aug 27th 2015, 2:45 PM 7,958 Views 1 Comment

Fruit Pastilles pencil case on FLEEK.

9 back-to-school offers that should have never existed
# Condoms And Beer
From The Daily Edge
# Condoms And Beer

9 back-to-school offers that should have never existed

Aug 24th 2015, 5:40 PM 10,373 Views 2 Comments

Wine, wine, and more wine.

What to do if your child's hair gets infested with head lice
# Back To School
# Back To School

What to do if your child's hair gets infested with head lice

Aug 23rd 2015, 7:30 PM 32,475 Views 59 Comments

Sorry to bring it up, but…

This reporter managed to break a kid's heart on his first day of school
# Where's Mam?
From The Daily Edge
# Where's Mam?

This reporter managed to break a kid's heart on his first day of school

Aug 19th 2015, 7:43 PM 7,226 Views 0 Comments

Rule number one: Don’t say ANTHING about mam not being there for the day.

Just how expensive is this time of year for parents? It’s the week in numbers
# Back To School
# Back To School

Just how expensive is this time of year for parents? It’s the week in numbers

Aug 8th 2015, 6:30 PM 11,177 Views 11 Comments

Plus: How much beer is made in Ireland?

"The price of sending kids back to school is ridiculous" - parents want school crests taken off uniforms
# Uniform Thinking
# Uniform Thinking

"The price of sending kids back to school is ridiculous" - parents want school crests taken off uniforms

Aug 4th 2015, 5:07 PM 24,005 Views 133 Comments

Sending children to school is getting more and more expensive.

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Jul 10th 2015, 8:39 AM 21,797 Views 81 Comments

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

A lot of parents are struggling to afford back to school costs
# Business Studies
# Business Studies

A lot of parents are struggling to afford back to school costs

Jul 8th 2015, 8:40 AM 11,532 Views 99 Comments

Just a week after the school year ended, many parents will be fretting about the cost of books, supplies and uniforms,

Principals face high levels of bullying and even violence from pushy parents
# School
# School

Principals face high levels of bullying and even violence from pushy parents

Feb 7th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,202 Views 15 Comments

Principals are almost twice as likely to face threats or actual violence than other working groups.

Cork students quizzed on the street during teachers strike, fail miserably
# Back To School
From The Daily Edge
# Back To School

Cork students quizzed on the street during teachers strike, fail miserably

Dec 3rd 2014, 6:50 PM 3,592 Views 3 Comments

Do you know Pi?

Lawrie among four Irish golfers going back to school after losing Tour card
# Back To School
From The42
# Back To School

Lawrie among four Irish golfers going back to school after losing Tour card

Oct 26th 2014, 1:11 PM 5,437 Views 1 Comment

The lottery of the European Tour’s Qualifying School awaits.

These back-to-school fails will give you some major second-hand embarrassment
# You're Failing
From The Daily Edge
# You're Failing

These back-to-school fails will give you some major second-hand embarrassment

Sep 12th 2014, 7:34 AM 4,567 Views 1 Comment

Failing at life.

The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students
# Back To School
# Back To School

The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students

Sep 11th 2014, 8:49 PM 10,574 Views 3 Comments

Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.

Open Thread: How do you feel about sending your little one off to school?
# 1 September
# 1 September

Open Thread: How do you feel about sending your little one off to school?

Sep 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 8,752 Views 27 Comments

All grown up.

9 memories from the first day back to primary school
# School Daze
From The Daily Edge
# School Daze

9 memories from the first day back to primary school

Aug 28th 2014, 1:04 PM 19,008 Views 17 Comments

Time of our lives.

Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential
# Wetting The Bed
# Wetting The Bed

Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential

Aug 27th 2014, 8:00 PM 1,341 Views 25 Comments

Disrupted nights can damage children’s self-esteem and exhaust them before a day at school.

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets
# Along In A Minute
# Along In A Minute

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Aug 26th 2014, 7:33 AM 6,471 Views 9 Comments

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

9 crucial back-to-school supplies every 90s kid coveted
# Stationery Porn
From The Daily Edge
# Stationery Porn

9 crucial back-to-school supplies every 90s kid coveted

Aug 25th 2014, 9:30 PM 36,632 Views 61 Comments

The only thing that made going back to school bearable.

Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned
# Back To School
# Back To School

Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned

Aug 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 13,074 Views 16 Comments

Schools generally experience a spike in head lice cases at the start of a new term, as children congregate after months apart…

Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school

Aug 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 382 Views 66 Comments

Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.

Opinion: The weighty issue of school bags needs to be addressed...
# Back To School
# Back To School

Opinion: The weighty issue of school bags needs to be addressed...

Aug 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 916 Views 60 Comments

The Ministry for Education continues to ignore the damaging effects of an overweight backpack.

Celebration? - fear of 'birthday marathon' creates dread in parents
# Back To School
# Back To School

Celebration? - fear of 'birthday marathon' creates dread in parents

Jul 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 14,868 Views 32 Comments

The cost of birthday presents can put a financial burden onto Irish parents.

Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families'
# Back To School
# Back To School

Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families'

Jul 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,449 Views 29 Comments

Barnardos calls on government to take a stand on cost of school uniforms and books as parents are “being pushed to breaking point again and again”.

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?
# Charity
# Charity

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?

Jul 12th 2014, 11:15 AM 15,523 Views 71 Comments

Barnardos wants to know about the price of socks, PE clothes and tablets.

Was your child's school uniform made by children? Ask your retailer, parents advised...
# Child Labour
# Child Labour

Was your child's school uniform made by children? Ask your retailer, parents advised...

Jun 14th 2014, 10:15 AM 8,284 Views 25 Comments

Teachers’ union the INTO says shoppers picking up uniforms for their children should ask retailers whether child labour was used in the clothes’ manufacture.

From captain to manager? Robbie Keane begins coaching qualifications
# Back To School
From The42
# Back To School

From captain to manager? Robbie Keane begins coaching qualifications

Jan 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 19,507 Views 44 Comments

The 33-year old will start the UEFA A and B diploma course this week.

We just want to cheer you up this morning...
# Monday Monday
From The Daily Edge
# Monday Monday

We just want to cheer you up this morning...

Jan 6th 2014, 7:36 AM 4,470 Views 2 Comments

… so here are a few LOLs.