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#Primary Education

# primary-education - Monday 14 June, 2021

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'

Jun 14th 2021, 9:30 PM 34,782 Views 114 Comments
  • In part two of a deep dive into the stalemate in providing choice in primary education, Peter McGuire hears from parents and teachers.
  • Families speak of being forced into Catholic schools because of hours-long daily commutes to 'nearest' multi-denominational.
  • While 'opting out' of religious instruction is facilitated by many schools, many parents say their children feel isolated and upset.
State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip

Jun 14th 2021, 12:23 PM 40,845 Views 42 Comments
  • In this first of a two-part deep dive into the promised creation of better educational choice, Peter McGuire finds a process in paralysis.
  • Just 13 multi-denominational schools have been established under divestment Catholic schools in the past 8 years.
  • Completed reports and surveys on school patronage lie unpublished while the Department continues to meet with the Irish Episcopal Conference every month.

# primary-education - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets
# A Big Hit
# A Big Hit

Calls for changes to school uniforms to ease sting on parents' pockets

Aug 4th 2016, 6:02 AM 11,648 Views 33 Comments

A new survey by Barnardo’s has shown parents of first year secondary students paying almost €800 to send their child to school.

# primary-education - Monday 1 August, 2016

'It tends not to be prime property that's handed over': 8 schools opened in 3 years under divestment
# What Next?
# What Next?

'It tends not to be prime property that's handed over': 8 schools opened in 3 years under divestment

Aug 1st 2016, 9:05 PM 15,392 Views 34 Comments

TheJournal.ie has spoken to the schools supposed to be offering choice to the parents of Ireland’s primary school pupils.

# primary-education - Monday 29 September, 2014

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident
# Primary Education
# Primary Education

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

Sep 29th 2014, 3:15 PM 10,493 Views 36 Comments

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

# primary-education - Thursday 5 June, 2014

There will be 70,000 more primary school children by 2019
# Signing Up
# Signing Up

There will be 70,000 more primary school children by 2019

Jun 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,750 Views 11 Comments

But the Department of Education says that it is ready to handle the newcomers.

# primary-education - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

North Wall could be a pilot project for better education
# Education
# Education

North Wall could be a pilot project for better education

Mar 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,215 Views 6 Comments

A new report will recommend driving the community approach to education in the Dublin city area.

# primary-education - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Unemployed primary teachers can do probation through JobBridge
# JobBridge
# JobBridge

Unemployed primary teachers can do probation through JobBridge

Oct 5th 2011, 10:59 AM 2,941 Views 13 Comments

Government decides to extend internship scheme to primary teaching grads who have to find 100 days of experience to register with Teachers’ Council.

# primary-education - Friday 8 October, 2010

Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school
# Homework
# Homework

Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school

Oct 8th 2010, 5:00 PM 925 Views 0 Comments

Primary school principals group says effective teaching is fare more beneficial than sending children home with piles of work.