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#Back To School

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This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent
# SCHOOL DAYS
# SCHOOL DAYS

This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent

Dec 9th 2013, 5:46 PM 53,461 Views 102 Comments

The questionnaire aims to find out if parents want their children wearing school uniforms and, if so, what type they would like them to wear.

Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniforms
# Cost Of School
# Cost Of School

Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniforms

Nov 11th 2013, 4:25 PM 29,445 Views 297 Comments

Ruairí Quinn has launched proposals to cut the cost of school uniforms by empowering parents to make their views known to schools.

118 new classes to open for children with special needs
# Back To School
# Back To School

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

Sep 9th 2013, 10:08 AM 6,260 Views 37 Comments

The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents?

Sep 3rd 2013, 9:45 AM 14,461 Views 179 Comments

There have been calls for schools to allow parents to buy generic uniforms and iron-on crests to save money. Do you agree?

6 very helpful notes from kids to teachers
# Dear Miss
From The Daily Edge
# Dear Miss

6 very helpful notes from kids to teachers

Aug 30th 2013, 6:00 PM 30,196 Views 26 Comments

Kids can be very… direct.

PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums
# Awwww
# Awwww

PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums

Aug 29th 2013, 2:00 PM 18,717 Views 59 Comments

Some laughed, most cried as they realised their parents were actually going to leave them with a stranger called ‘Teacher’.

The best and worst things about going back to school...
# Hiya Teacher
From The Daily Edge
# Hiya Teacher

The best and worst things about going back to school...

Aug 29th 2013, 1:00 PM 22,373 Views 62 Comments

… as a teacher

8 reasons why going back to school wasn't so bad
# Memory Lane
From The42
# Memory Lane

8 reasons why going back to school wasn't so bad

Aug 28th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,540 Views 6 Comments

Best days of your life…

10 memories we all have from starting big school
# Big School
From The Daily Edge
# Big School

10 memories we all have from starting big school

Aug 25th 2013, 8:15 PM 40,819 Views 84 Comments

You’re in the big leagues now.

9 things today's first years have no memory of
# Feel Old Yet?
From The Daily Edge
# Feel Old Yet?

9 things today's first years have no memory of

Aug 23rd 2013, 6:00 PM 32,002 Views 147 Comments

Secondary school first years were probably born in 2000. KILL US NOW!

Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks

Aug 23rd 2013, 6:45 AM 6,768 Views 25 Comments

With children going back to school in the coming weeks, pharmacists are warning about the dangers of head lice.

Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'

Aug 23rd 2013, 6:15 AM 14,537 Views 127 Comments

TD Denis Naughten has said the payment of €130 would remain intact but would be based on school attendance under his proposal which he said could also help reduce truancy.

Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland
# School Costs Survey
# School Costs Survey

Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland

Aug 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 14,769 Views 85 Comments

Children’s charity Barnardos has laid out the results of its annual School Costs Survey in this very handy and informative graphic

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos
# School Costs Survey
# School Costs Survey

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos

Aug 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 15,544 Views 138 Comments

Barnardos’ annual School Costs Survey has revealed that parents are continuing to struggle to meet the cost of sending their child to school.

A sneak peek inside ROG's French class at Racing Métro
# Back To School
From The42
# Back To School

A sneak peek inside ROG's French class at Racing Métro

Jul 24th 2013, 12:15 PM 8,262 Views 19 Comments

Félicitations, Rog!

110,000 families to receive the back-to-school allowance automatically
# Back To School
# Back To School

110,000 families to receive the back-to-school allowance automatically

Jun 10th 2013, 1:12 PM 19,810 Views 49 Comments

The automated approvals will reduce the large number of claims not processed until after schools have re-opened.

What Irish phrases will Gardaí need to learn?
# Have You Drink Taken
From The Daily Edge
# Have You Drink Taken

What Irish phrases will Gardaí need to learn?

Mar 13th 2013, 4:00 PM 15,638 Views 75 Comments

An leatsa an gluaisteán seo?

NCA following up on parents' complaints as Schoolbooks.ie problems continue
# Schoolbooks.ie
# Schoolbooks.ie

NCA following up on parents' complaints as Schoolbooks.ie problems continue

Oct 6th 2012, 8:15 AM 6,022 Views 22 Comments

Some parents continue to experience problems with book orders and refunds as the National Consumer Agency says it is has received around 250 queries in relation to the online retailer.

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

Sep 16th 2012, 6:30 PM 10,074 Views 54 Comments

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.

As parents wait for books or their money back, Schoolbooks.ie stays silent
# Schoolbooks.ie
# Schoolbooks.ie

As parents wait for books or their money back, Schoolbooks.ie stays silent

Sep 8th 2012, 8:00 AM 9,633 Views 25 Comments

Parents continue to experience problems with the online school books retailer which could not be contacted yesterday.

Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time
# You Tell Us
# You Tell Us

Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time

Sep 2nd 2012, 6:00 PM 8,789 Views 26 Comments

Wallpaper-wrapped schoolbooks, the theme tune to Glenroe, a shoe-fitting machine of torture: what were the triggers that let you know it was THAT time of year again?

Schoolbooks.ie admits errors as it manually reviews order backlog
# Schoolbooks.ie
# Schoolbooks.ie

Schoolbooks.ie admits errors as it manually reviews order backlog

Sep 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 6,118 Views 27 Comments

The company has been making progress on the backlog of orders for school books but angry parents continue to wait for deliveries as their children return to school with no books.

The Evening Fix: Thursday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Aug 30th 2012, 7:55 PM 5,733 Views 0 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions

Aug 29th 2012, 3:48 PM 9,503 Views 83 Comments

The National Parents’ Council said the anxiety of paying contributions can distract parents from offering the support their children need when starting back at school.

The Evening Fix: Tuesday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Aug 28th 2012, 7:47 PM 6,764 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

8 important lessons from Twitter on how to go back to school
# Back To School
From The Daily Edge
# Back To School

8 important lessons from Twitter on how to go back to school

Aug 28th 2012, 11:10 AM 6,774 Views 5 Comments

The Daily Edge distils the wisdom of the crowd.

New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010
# Back To School
# Back To School

New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010

Aug 28th 2012, 10:52 AM 9,138 Views 76 Comments

Unions hope the government will lift the suspension on new teachers’ allowances in a cabinet meeting next week.

Column: Tantrums, taunts & bills - the struggle of sending kids back to school
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Tantrums, taunts & bills - the struggle of sending kids back to school

Aug 25th 2012, 7:00 PM 100 Views 45 Comments

Lesley Anderson, a single mother of two children, tells her story about the difficulties she faces meeting the ‘back to school’ costs.

Schoolbooks.ie says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow
# Back To School
# Back To School

Schoolbooks.ie says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow

Aug 23rd 2012, 3:20 PM 3,805 Views 10 Comments

The online company says that it has reduced its backlog from 5,000 orders to 1,300 today.

The Evening Fix: Saturday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Aug 18th 2012, 7:58 PM 10,781 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

FG Deputy calls on school books website to "get its act together"
# Back To School
# Back To School

FG Deputy calls on school books website to "get its act together"

Aug 17th 2012, 9:00 PM 10,787 Views 43 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said some parents have been waiting several weeks for their orders and have paid a substantial amount of money for the books.

Graphic of the Day: Barnardos' School Costs Survey
# Barnardos
# Barnardos

Graphic of the Day: Barnardos' School Costs Survey

Aug 1st 2012, 12:46 PM 5,972 Views 25 Comments

Barnardos has provided TheJournal.ie with this graphic which outlines numerous findings from its School Costs Survey.

Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child
# Education
# Education

Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child

Aug 1st 2012, 10:40 AM 3,538 Views 48 Comments

National Consumer Agency advises parents to plan and budget carefully for the costs of sending children to school in September.

Enterprise Ireland has no involvement in Cowen's California course
# California Here We Come
# California Here We Come

Enterprise Ireland has no involvement in Cowen's California course

Jul 8th 2012, 2:22 PM 12,789 Views 71 Comments

The government agency was responding to a report in today’s Irish Mail on Sunday about former taoiseach Brian Cowen’s enrolment on a six-week course at Stanford University.

Today and 5 other days that make you go... 'Meh'
# Mediocri-days
From The Daily Edge
# Mediocri-days

Today and 5 other days that make you go... 'Meh'

Apr 7th 2012, 9:15 AM 5,325 Views 20 Comments

There’s no Good Friday drama and no Easter Sunday festivities – but this particular Saturday is just one of a few milestones in the year that really drag.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Aug 30th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,968 Views 0 Comments

A round-up of the day’s big stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.