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#Primary School

# 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 27,659 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 39,059 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 26,100 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 53,059 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 53,194 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 23,781 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 14,804 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 14,072 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 11,229 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 20,877 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 34,155 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 12,182 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 28,535 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 9,033 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 31,193 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 9,009 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 15,765 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 9,741 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 10,362 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 9,312 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 12,924 Views 7 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 21,449 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 14,842 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 5,318 Views 1 Comment

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 8,517 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 12,087 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 6,678 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 4,447 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 8,886 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 15,414 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 5,854 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 38,226 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 17,046 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 13,631 Views 3 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 20,798 Views 122 Comments

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

'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 15,337 Views 32 Comments

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

# primary-school - Monday 18 July, 2016

Kids may start learning how to code in primary school
# Cracking The Code
# Cracking The Code

Kids may start learning how to code in primary school

Jul 18th 2016, 10:53 AM 15,106 Views 90 Comments

Richard Bruton has written to the NCCA to ask if it can be put on the curriculum.

Poll: Should children learn coding in primary school?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should children learn coding in primary school?

Jul 18th 2016, 9:30 AM 25,042 Views 127 Comments

That’s a suggestion coming from the education minister.

# primary-school - Monday 27 June, 2016

New Educate Together primary school to open in Dublin this September
# Greenhills
# Greenhills

New Educate Together primary school to open in Dublin this September

Jun 27th 2016, 9:58 PM 20,104 Views 81 Comments

The Programme for Government has committed to reaching 400 non-denominational and multi denominational schools by 2030.

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