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# primary-school - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist
# Masks In School
# Masks In School

Children and face masks: Some tips from a speech and language therapist

Thu 7:00 AM 18,964 Views 28 Comments

Mask users lose visual information, but there are lots of things you can do to help them, writes speech and language therapist Kate Beckett.

# primary-school - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'
# Positive Cases
# Positive Cases

Extra public health resources in place to help schools as principals 'under pressure'

Sep 8th 2021, 2:58 PM 13,027 Views 2 Comments

More than 100 Department of Education staff have been working with public health teams, Norma Foley said.

# primary-school - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey

Jul 15th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,725 Views 51 Comments

The average debt parents find themselves in is €336.

# primary-school - Monday 14 June, 2021

Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'
# Reduced Earnings
# Reduced Earnings

Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'

Jun 14th 2021, 6:00 AM 19,731 Views 7 Comments

Ireland could experience a loss in GDP of as much as 1.5% over the next century.

# primary-school - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:28 PM 27,727 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

# primary-school - Friday 11 December, 2020

Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday
# Primary School
# Primary School

Mayo school that said it would close from today due to Covid cases will now reopen on Monday

Dec 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 39,069 Views 30 Comments

The school board and principal were told it did not have the authority to close the school without public-health experts’ approval.

# primary-school - Monday 27 January, 2020

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds
# Basic Skills
# Basic Skills

Half of primary school students unable to kick a ball properly, study finds

Jan 27th 2020, 8:51 AM 26,157 Views 72 Comments

Half of children studied were found to be unable to kick a ball properly.

# primary-school - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Primary school told to pay €94,000 to deputy principal in gender discrimination case
# WRC
# WRC

Primary school told to pay €94,000 to deputy principal in gender discrimination case

Oct 3rd 2019, 5:10 PM 53,293 Views 75 Comments

The WRC said the school had discriminated against her in the interview process for a principal post.

# primary-school - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Quiz: How well do you remember the things you learned at primary school?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you remember the things you learned at primary school?

Sep 1st 2019, 9:00 PM 53,287 Views 38 Comments

Primary schools opened up across the country this week for a new school year.

# primary-school - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Aug 27th 2019, 8:45 AM 23,955 Views 108 Comments

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

# primary-school - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents say they're avoiding paying bills to deal with the cost of sending their children to school

Aug 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 14,966 Views 37 Comments

That’s according to the Barnardos School Costs Survey, published today.

# primary-school - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school
# Irish League Of Credit Unions
# Irish League Of Credit Unions

Parents are spending €1,399 getting their child ready to go back to secondary school

Jul 16th 2019, 6:01 AM 14,095 Views 48 Comments

Parents of primary school students are paying €50 less than last year, while parents of secondary school students are paying €20 more.

# primary-school - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools
# Education
# Education

Almost 4% increase in children enrolled in multi-denominational schools

Dec 27th 2018, 11:34 AM 11,236 Views 96 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said the figures reflect the changes taking place in the patronage of Irish schools.

# primary-school - Thursday 15 November, 2018

'This would not happen in more affluent areas': Cabra community in protest over school pitch
# Space To Play
# Space To Play

'This would not happen in more affluent areas': Cabra community in protest over school pitch

Nov 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 20,903 Views 23 Comments

Parents and children of Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club are calling for the restoration of their all-weather pitch.

# primary-school - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today
# Baptism Barrier
# Baptism Barrier

Religion to be formally removed as entry-requirement from most primary schools from today

Oct 3rd 2018, 7:53 AM 34,225 Views 123 Comments

The so-called ‘baptism barrier’ is set to be removed by the Minister for Education today.

# primary-school - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents report going hungry over cost of sending their children to school

Aug 2nd 2018, 6:05 AM 12,193 Views 52 Comments

Average back-to-school costs have risen at all levels since last year.

# primary-school - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Primary school sexual health DVD pulled by HSE due to inclusion of 'adult content'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Primary school sexual health DVD pulled by HSE due to inclusion of 'adult content'

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:44 PM 28,642 Views 45 Comments

The Busy Bodies DVD was viewed by a teacher who reported it to the HSE.

# primary-school - Monday 21 May, 2018

Which Irish primary school myth are you?
# Half Truths
From The Daily Edge
# Half Truths

Which Irish primary school myth are you?

May 21st 2018, 9:00 PM 9,036 Views 2 Comments

Sunny Delight was both a delicious and terrifying prospect.

# primary-school - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Column: Do we really need mandatory standardised testing in primary schools?
# Holistic Education
# Holistic Education

Column: Do we really need mandatory standardised testing in primary schools?

May 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 31,477 Views 22 Comments

Learning support teachers are more than capable of screening and diagnosing learning difficulties, writes Peter Gunning.

# primary-school - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

RTÉ shared a lovely video of Saoirse Ronan's Carlow classmates celebrating her first Oscar nomination
# Old School Pals
From The Daily Edge
# Old School Pals

RTÉ shared a lovely video of Saoirse Ronan's Carlow classmates celebrating her first Oscar nomination

Jan 23rd 2018, 9:00 PM 9,034 Views 0 Comments

So that’s what it’s like to have an Oscar-nominated classmate.

# primary-school - Sunday 3 December, 2017

15 things we did in school we'd never be able to get away with now
# Tip-pex
From The Daily Edge
# Tip-pex

15 things we did in school we'd never be able to get away with now

Dec 3rd 2017, 9:30 PM 15,770 Views 4 Comments

To paraphrase Bryan Adams, were those the best days of your life?

# primary-school - Monday 30 October, 2017

We Can Predict Your Future With Our Paper Fortune Teller
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

We Can Predict Your Future With Our Paper Fortune Teller

Oct 30th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,754 Views 3 Comments

Playground games hold the truth.

# primary-school - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school

Oct 19th 2017, 6:20 AM 10,387 Views 49 Comments

A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.

# primary-school - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

12 memories from every Irish primary school tour
# School Tours
From The Daily Edge
# School Tours

12 memories from every Irish primary school tour

Jun 6th 2017, 9:00 PM 9,316 Views 7 Comments

The highlight of the school year.

# primary-school - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

16 things that made you extremely cool in primary school
# One Word: Crutches
From The Daily Edge
# One Word: Crutches

16 things that made you extremely cool in primary school

May 17th 2017, 9:00 PM 13,002 Views 8 Comments

If this list was written by a child in primary school today, every point would be fidget spinner related.

# primary-school - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin
# Patronage
# Patronage

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

May 6th 2017, 3:02 PM 21,453 Views 75 Comments

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

# primary-school - Saturday 29 April, 2017

20 tweets that perfectly capture Irish primary school life
# Primary School
From The Daily Edge
# Primary School

20 tweets that perfectly capture Irish primary school life

Apr 29th 2017, 6:00 PM 14,893 Views 2 Comments

Who else remembers writing postcards to Tony Blair begging him not to kill us?

# primary-school - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

The 8 traumatising stages of having head lice in primary school
# Head Lice
From The Daily Edge
# Head Lice

The 8 traumatising stages of having head lice in primary school

Mar 22nd 2017, 1:00 PM 5,473 Views 2 Comments

Isn’t it weird how our mams never got nits off us?

# primary-school - Monday 16 January, 2017

Police investigating shooting close to Glasgow primary school
# Scotland
# Scotland

Police investigating shooting close to Glasgow primary school

Jan 16th 2017, 11:42 AM 8,536 Views 5 Comments

“Police officers are at the school and there is no threat to children or staff,” police said.

# primary-school - Friday 30 December, 2016

17 distinct memories of an Irish primary education
# Nature Table Day
From The Daily Edge
# Nature Table Day

17 distinct memories of an Irish primary education

Dec 30th 2016, 8:00 PM 12,118 Views 6 Comments

“Can I use your colours?”.

# primary-school - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Which Role Do You Deserve In The School Nativity Play?
# Away In A Manger
From The Daily Edge
# Away In A Manger

Which Role Do You Deserve In The School Nativity Play?

Dec 14th 2016, 9:30 PM 6,688 Views 5 Comments

Are you a Mary, or more of a Distracted Shepherd #2? We can tell you.

# primary-school - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

The 8 drama-filled stages of giving out Christmas cards in primary school
# Best Wishes
From The Daily Edge
# Best Wishes

The 8 drama-filled stages of giving out Christmas cards in primary school

Dec 7th 2016, 1:12 PM 4,452 Views 0 Comments

More politics than a Dáil full of TDs.

# primary-school - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

A school in Lucan welcomed the All Blacks with a special Haka as Gaeilge
# Haka Gaelach
From The42
# Haka Gaelach

A school in Lucan welcomed the All Blacks with a special Haka as Gaeilge

Nov 16th 2016, 10:43 PM 8,890 Views 13 Comments

This is absolutely brilliant.

# primary-school - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

A school in Lucan welcomed the New Zealand rugby team with a special Haka as Gaeilge
# Haka Gaelach
From The Daily Edge
# Haka Gaelach

A school in Lucan welcomed the New Zealand rugby team with a special Haka as Gaeilge

Nov 15th 2016, 10:04 PM 15,460 Views 0 Comments

ANSEO!

# primary-school - Sunday 13 November, 2016

17 milestones in every Irish primary school career
# The Mála
From The Daily Edge
# The Mála

17 milestones in every Irish primary school career

Nov 13th 2016, 6:00 PM 5,857 Views 0 Comments

Ah, Zacchaeus.

# primary-school - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Parents awarded €9,000 after school refused their son's life-saving allergy medicine
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Parents awarded €9,000 after school refused their son's life-saving allergy medicine

Oct 22nd 2016, 6:42 PM 38,253 Views 35 Comments

The boy suffers from severe allergic reactions after ingestion of wheat-based foods followed by physical exercise.

# primary-school - Monday 10 October, 2016

Union wants to address gender imbalance among Irish teachers
# In The Classroom
# In The Classroom

Union wants to address gender imbalance among Irish teachers

Oct 10th 2016, 4:26 PM 17,159 Views 56 Comments

New figures show that Ireland has one of the widest gender gaps among teachers at primary and post-primary level in Europe

# primary-school - Monday 12 September, 2016

How Well Do You Remember These Alive-O Songs From Primary School?
# Connected
From The Daily Edge
# Connected

How Well Do You Remember These Alive-O Songs From Primary School?

Sep 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 13,970 Views 2 Comments

Put those Religion classes to use, 90s kids.

# primary-school - Monday 1 August, 2016

Religious education in schools: Two sets of rights in conflict
# Constitutional Law
# Constitutional Law

Religious education in schools: Two sets of rights in conflict

Aug 1st 2016, 9:05 PM 20,870 Views 122 Comments

‘You can discriminate, including favouring one group in particular circumstances, if it is to enable the practice of that religion.”

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