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#Primary School

# primary-school - This year 2022

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines

May 26th 2022, 5:42 PM 14,958 Views 17 Comments

At an RSA event today, Waide said that an increase in fines and penalty points this year isn’t “ruled out”.

# primary-school - Last year 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

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 19,743 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.

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 13,055 Views 2 Comments

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

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 13,924 Views 51 Comments

The average debt parents find themselves in is €336.

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 20,011 Views 7 Comments

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

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 27,797 Views 36 Comments

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

# primary-school - All time

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 39,114 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.

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 26,263 Views 72 Comments

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

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 53,591 Views 75 Comments

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

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 53,413 Views 38 Comments

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

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 24,230 Views 108 Comments

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

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 15,048 Views 37 Comments

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

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 14,121 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.

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 11,262 Views 96 Comments

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

'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 20,954 Views 23 Comments

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

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 34,307 Views 120 Comments

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

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 12,225 Views 52 Comments

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

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 28,862 Views 45 Comments

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

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 9,046 Views 2 Comments

Sunny Delight was both a delicious and terrifying prospect.

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 31,923 Views 22 Comments

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

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 9,077 Views 0 Comments

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

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 15,790 Views 4 Comments

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

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 9,777 Views 3 Comments

Playground games hold the truth.

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 10,422 Views 49 Comments

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

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 9,347 Views 7 Comments

The highlight of the school year.

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 13,311 Views 8 Comments

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

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 21,466 Views 75 Comments

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

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 15,079 Views 2 Comments

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

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 5,657 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Police investigating shooting close to Glasgow primary school

Jan 16th 2017, 11:42 AM 8,557 Views 5 Comments

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

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 12,164 Views 6 Comments

“Can I use your colours?”.

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 6,704 Views 5 Comments

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

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 4,468 Views 0 Comments

More politics than a Dáil full of TDs.

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 8,908 Views 13 Comments

This is absolutely brilliant.

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 15,489 Views 0 Comments

ANSEO!

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 5,867 Views 0 Comments

Ah, Zacchaeus.

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 38,330 Views 35 Comments

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

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 17,502 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

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 14,790 Views 2 Comments

Put those Religion classes to use, 90s kids.

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