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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Primary School

All time
# constitutional law
Religious education in schools: Two sets of rights in conflict
‘You can discriminate, including favouring one group in particular circumstances, if it is to enable the practice of that religion.”
# What Next?
'It tends not to be prime property that's handed over': 8 schools opened in 3 years under divestment
TheJournal.ie has spoken to the schools supposed to be offering choice to the parents of Ireland’s primary school pupils.
# cracking the code
Kids may start learning how to code in primary school
Richard Bruton has written to the NCCA to ask if it can be put on the curriculum.
# Your Say
Poll: Should children learn coding in primary school?
That’s a suggestion coming from the education minister.
# Greenhills
New Educate Together primary school to open in Dublin this September
The Programme for Government has committed to reaching 400 non-denominational and multi denominational schools by 2030.
# hail to the bus driver
12 things that happened on every Irish school tour bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round…
# I Will Survive!
Primary school teachers will identify with substitute's gas account of her day
Not another dance party.
# Nostalgia
17 photos that will make any Irish school kid sick with 90s nostalgia
So many memories.
# lamha trasna
How Well Do You Remember Primary School Irish?
It’s time for round two!
# are you a fridget
The 21 Most Triumphant Moments Of An Irish Childhood
I’m the KING OF THE WORLD!
# uplifting
An Antrim primary school sent this lovely letter to its students with their exam results
We could’ve done with this…
# Primary School
15 times you felt like an absolute badass in primary school
Rebel rebel.
# crisis point
Primary teacher describes finding herself in cold house with no money for baby formula
“Without St. Vincent de Paul I would still be living in a cold house and be going without food.”
# lamha trasna
How Well Do You Remember Primary School Irish?
Lámh, lámh eile, a haon, a dó…
# baa baa baa
7 Alive-O songs from primary school that are still absolute bangers
CONNECTED! Connected! You and I connected!
# Quiz
How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To Zacchaeus?
ZACCHAAAAEUSSSSS!
Voices
'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?'
Claire Micks writes about her memories of her first days of school and how she now feels about her daughter starting ‘Big School’.
# brown paper
8 things all Irish kids secretly loved about going back to school
Fruit Pastilles pencil case on FLEEK.
# bosca bruscair
15 things everyone did in primary school
The Trócaire box, the nature table, Zacchaeus… they’re all here.
# freestyle
Those primary school recorder lessons might be useful after all
Dig it out, learn to do THIS.
# working through tragedy
How do you talk to a child about death?
A new online resource has been launched to help primary school teachers deal with bereavement.
# Art Attack
10 questionable works of art every Irish person made in primary school
“Look, mam! LOOK WHAT I MADE.”
# inclusion
Catholic Church tells Irish schools how they should treat non-Catholics
Atheist Ireland said the proposals do not respect the human rights of atheist or secular families.
# Primary School
Should two hours of PE a week be made compulsory for students?
That’s what these principals think.
# Discrimination
Teacher says nun asked "What about the homos?" during job interview
The teacher was awarded €54,000 for discrimination after she applied for the job as school principal.
# Shrewsbury
Three arrested after woman's body found at UK primary school
The discovery was made shortly before midnight by a police officer.
# Property
People will pay more to live near a school (regardless of how good it is)
As a national average, people pay 2.6% more to live within 200 metres of a primary school.
# school daze
9 memories from the first day back to primary school
Time of our lives.
# sniff sniff
Primary school sends adorable letter to outgoing students
Tests aren’t everything.
# Educational Passport
Here's the form children will be asked to fill out about their abilities as they enter secondary school
Parents will also be able to give their thoughts on where their child may need extra help.
# daniel who?
Watch Irish schoolkids struggle to identify Daniel O'Donnell
It will make you feel OLD. So old.
# hockey horrors
11 reasons P.E. class was a legitimate form of torture
No. Anything but the bleep test.
# hulk smash
Irish primary school kids hilariously discuss their ideal superpowers
Essentially, they just want to be able to throw things. Hard.
# puppy love
Irish school kids adorably describe what they think love is
It’s when you go all tingly and stuff.
# godlike
Irish primary school students asked to identify President Higgins, hilarity ensues
“Is he God or something?”
# Your Say
Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?
The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?
# Workload
Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO
General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.
# Primary School
School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes
Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.
# EVERYBODY BACK ON THE BUS
18 things everyone remembers about Irish primary school tours
Sweets for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.
# happy
This Irish primary school's Happy dance video is almost unbearably great
Prepare to strain a SQUEE muscle.