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#Primary School

# primary-school - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

13 Irish primary school lunchbox memories
# Wagon Wheels
From The Daily Edge
# Wagon Wheels

13 Irish primary school lunchbox memories

Mar 11th 2014, 1:14 PM 58,030 Views 99 Comments

Banana in the bottom of your schoolbag.

# primary-school - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Paddy Power, obese kids, and identity cards: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Paddy Power, obese kids, and identity cards: The week in numbers

Mar 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 16,012 Views 12 Comments

Plus: How many candidates are running as ‘Independent Fine Gael’ in the local elections?

# primary-school - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

One quarter of primary school children overweight (and 12 per cent saying 'no' to fruit)
# Primary Concern
# Primary Concern

One quarter of primary school children overweight (and 12 per cent saying 'no' to fruit)

Mar 4th 2014, 9:02 AM 9,269 Views 89 Comments

Over 1,000 children were surveyed as part of a wide-ranging study carried out by UCC. Clear lifestyle differences were observed amongst children in the ‘overweight’ category.

# primary-school - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

7 very Irish sex education stories
# Having It Off
From The Daily Edge
# Having It Off

7 very Irish sex education stories

Feb 19th 2014, 12:58 PM 41,670 Views 87 Comments

“When a man and a woman love each other very much…”

# primary-school - Saturday 1 February, 2014

These Brigid's Cross fails will make you feel better about your childhood attempts
# Pipe Cleaners
From The Daily Edge
# Pipe Cleaners

These Brigid's Cross fails will make you feel better about your childhood attempts

Feb 1st 2014, 3:26 PM 4,145 Views 1 Comment

Why couldn’t your cross be a bit more straightforward, Brigid?

# primary-school - Sunday 19 January, 2014

The 8 smells of Irish primary school
# Smell Ya Later
From The Daily Edge
# Smell Ya Later

The 8 smells of Irish primary school

Jan 19th 2014, 8:15 PM 68,081 Views 139 Comments

Eau de Senior Infants.

# primary-school - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Jan 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 6,176 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

# primary-school - Monday 16 December, 2013

Reading and maths grades continue to improve in DEIS schools — report
# Education
# Education

Reading and maths grades continue to improve in DEIS schools — report

Dec 16th 2013, 5:01 PM 7,706 Views 19 Comments

Gains throughout the lifetime of the program are ‘consistent’, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn said.

# primary-school - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Little girl signs her school concert as a surprise for her deaf parents
# Aww
From The Daily Edge
# Aww

Little girl signs her school concert as a surprise for her deaf parents

Dec 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,987 Views 2 Comments

We want her to replace Jean O’Reilly.

# primary-school - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Teacher creates adorable Twitter account for her class
# School Around The Corner
From The Daily Edge
# School Around The Corner

Teacher creates adorable Twitter account for her class

Dec 4th 2013, 2:32 PM 9,964 Views 3 Comments

The 4th and 5th class boys from a school in Dublin have been tweeting about their lessons. Cute.

# primary-school - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Parents 'horrified' after van mounts school pavement pursued by men with baseball bats
# Balbriggan
# Balbriggan

Parents 'horrified' after van mounts school pavement pursued by men with baseball bats

Nov 14th 2013, 11:28 AM 20,938 Views 90 Comments

Children had to run and take shelter in gardens as the van driver steered around a corner to escape his attackers.

# primary-school - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Are you smarter than a ten-year-old? Primary school students explain science
# That's Us Told
# That's Us Told

Are you smarter than a ten-year-old? Primary school students explain science

Nov 12th 2013, 3:56 PM 6,666 Views 8 Comments

“Seed Dispersal and Germination”, “Germ Busters” and “Five Senses”, they know it all…and they can sing too.

# primary-school - Friday 8 November, 2013

Parents call for clarity after learning of possible school closure through Facebook
# Ballyfermot
# Ballyfermot

Parents call for clarity after learning of possible school closure through Facebook

Nov 8th 2013, 4:23 PM 21,030 Views 22 Comments

A meeting was held with management of other primary schools in the area this week, where the practicalities of accommodating the De La Salle pupils were discussed.

# primary-school - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

The most honest response to "will you be my girlfriend?" ever
# PS I Love You
From The Daily Edge
# PS I Love You

The most honest response to "will you be my girlfriend?" ever

Nov 6th 2013, 9:19 AM 9,883 Views 4 Comments

If only all relationships were this straightforward.

# primary-school - Monday 28 October, 2013

8 reasons you're not a famous artist
# Art Attack
From The Daily Edge
# Art Attack

8 reasons you're not a famous artist

Oct 28th 2013, 9:30 AM 14,655 Views 24 Comments

Here’s a clue: it’s because of lollipop sticks. And PVA glue.

# primary-school - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown
# Detention
# Detention

Construction to begin on new juvenile detention facility in Oberstown

Oct 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,694 Views 27 Comments

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald will turn sod on Monday at the site to mark the beginning of construction.

# primary-school - Monday 7 October, 2013

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school
# Iraq
# Iraq

Woman caught planting bomb near Iraqi primary school

Oct 7th 2013, 3:04 PM 6,187 Views 34 Comments

The attempted bombing came a day after suicide bombers attacked a primary school and a nearby police station in northern Iraq, killing 18 people, including 10 children.

# primary-school - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Belfast primary school evacuated after partially exploded bomb found
# Summerhill Drive
# Summerhill Drive

Belfast primary school evacuated after partially exploded bomb found

Sep 11th 2013, 5:44 PM 5,070 Views 11 Comments

Investigating officers are appealing to anyone who may have heard the device go off this morning to get in touch.

# primary-school - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos
# School Costs Survey
# School Costs Survey

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos

Aug 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 15,512 Views 138 Comments

Barnardos’ annual School Costs Survey has revealed that parents are continuing to struggle to meet the cost of sending their child to school.

# primary-school - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

20 children dead from school meal in India
# India
# India

20 children dead from school meal in India

Jul 17th 2013, 8:11 AM 17,109 Views 33 Comments

Officials in Bihar – one of India’s poorest states – introduced a free midday meal scheme as a way to increase school attendance.

# primary-school - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Water safety course 'should be compulsory in primary schools'
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Water safety course 'should be compulsory in primary schools'

Jul 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 12,167 Views 97 Comments

Irish Water Safety has emphasised the need for some water safety education to be made compulsory in schools – and a pool isn’t needed.

# primary-school - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school
# Bank To School
# Bank To School

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school

Jun 25th 2013, 5:38 PM 12,049 Views 85 Comments

The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.

# primary-school - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Irish children less likely to feel they belong in primary schools
# Education
# Education

Irish children less likely to feel they belong in primary schools

Jun 12th 2013, 10:45 AM 7,813 Views 24 Comments

A new report also found that teachers report pupils often coming to class too tired to concentrate.

# primary-school - Monday 22 April, 2013

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools
# Patronage
# Patronage

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools

Apr 22nd 2013, 4:42 PM 7,243 Views 38 Comments

The four schools – due to open in September 2014 – are in Cork, Dublin Fingal, Dublin South, and Galway.

# primary-school - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: ‘Over the past five years, I’ve seen the heart being torn from our schools’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Over the past five years, I’ve seen the heart being torn from our schools’

Apr 15th 2013, 1:00 PM 164 Views 98 Comments

Cuts to teachers’ salaries and increased taxation have left some of my colleagues just making ends meet, writes Carmel Hume.

Woman (22) due in court over Ennis stabbing
# Assault
# Assault

Woman (22) due in court over Ennis stabbing

Apr 15th 2013, 7:29 AM 6,140 Views 0 Comments

A woman was seriously injured during the incident in which she was stabbed on the grounds of a primary school in the town.

# primary-school - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Ireland bottom of European table for PE time in primary schools
# PE
# PE

Ireland bottom of European table for PE time in primary schools

Mar 31st 2013, 8:45 AM 12,462 Views 44 Comments

The EU’s physical health body reveals that every other EU state spends more time on primary physical education than we do.

# primary-school - Friday 22 March, 2013

Schools inspector says formal teacher appraisals remain a foreign concept
# Teacher Appraisal
# Teacher Appraisal

Schools inspector says formal teacher appraisals remain a foreign concept

Mar 22nd 2013, 10:56 AM 9,104 Views 58 Comments

Harold Hislop said that it was not unreasonable to ask why some form of formal teacher appraisal was not in place.

# primary-school - Friday 15 February, 2013

PSNI issue appeal after viable pipe bomb found beside primary school
# Belfast
# Belfast

PSNI issue appeal after viable pipe bomb found beside primary school

Feb 15th 2013, 10:15 AM 2,898 Views 4 Comments

The device was discovered in a laneway near the school at 3pm yesterday evening.

# primary-school - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Feb 2nd 2013, 11:00 AM 6,764 Views 9 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# primary-school - Thursday 31 January, 2013

16 brilliant School Sports Day memories
# School Daze
From The42
# School Daze

16 brilliant School Sports Day memories

Jan 31st 2013, 11:42 AM 7,396 Views 7 Comments

From students acting as basketball hoops and epic welly-throwing, to slow bikes races and tug-of-war shenanigans.

# primary-school - Sunday 27 January, 2013

15 things that everyone did in primary school
# An Bhfuil Cead Agam...
From The Daily Edge
# An Bhfuil Cead Agam...

15 things that everyone did in primary school

Jan 27th 2013, 8:15 PM 171,404 Views 378 Comments

The Trócaire box, the nature table, Zacchaeus… they’re all here.

Calls for Ireland to (finally) outlaw corporal punishment in the home
# Children
# Children

Calls for Ireland to (finally) outlaw corporal punishment in the home

Jan 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 14,545 Views 100 Comments

Corporal punishment was banned in schools in 1982 but is still legal in homes – despite repeated calls for it to be stopped.

# primary-school - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn
# Poverty
# Poverty

Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn

Jan 24th 2013, 12:23 PM 6,854 Views 62 Comments

The IPPN said primary school students are faced with new forms of disadvantages including losing their homes, cyber-bullying and early sexualisaton.

# primary-school - Monday 14 January, 2013

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools
# Patronage
# Patronage

Survey begins asking parents who should run primary schools

Jan 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,016 Views 35 Comments

Ruairí Quinn said the survey is a historic opportunity to parents say whether schools should be denominational, multi-denominational, all-Irish or something else.

# primary-school - Friday 14 December, 2012

Man stabs 22 primary school students in China
# China
# China

Man stabs 22 primary school students in China

Dec 14th 2012, 7:49 PM 22,630 Views 33 Comments

The man attacked students outside of an elementary school resulting in injuries which were “not life threatening”.

Connecticut school shooting: Reports say ’18 children among 27 dead’
# Children
# Children

Connecticut school shooting: Reports say ’18 children among 27 dead’

Dec 14th 2012, 7:41 PM 37,313 Views 149 Comments

Latest reports saying up to 18 children have been killed and one entire class is still unaccounted for.

# primary-school - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

PSNI appeal for information after viable bomb found near Belfast school
# Viable Bomb
# Viable Bomb

PSNI appeal for information after viable bomb found near Belfast school

Nov 14th 2012, 8:28 AM 1,692 Views 2 Comments

Officers would like to hear from anyone who travelled along the Ballymagarry Road anytime between Wednesday, November 7 and Saturday, November 10.

# primary-school - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Young talent: Primary pupils show off their filmmaking skills
# Young Talents
# Young Talents

Young talent: Primary pupils show off their filmmaking skills

Nov 11th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,741 Views 5 Comments

You’re never too young to make a film, as pupils from around Ireland showed at the FÍS Film Festival and awards.

# primary-school - Sunday 7 October, 2012

PVA glue, Spraoi annuals and worms: 21 great primary school memories
# School Daze
From The Daily Edge
# School Daze

PVA glue, Spraoi annuals and worms: 21 great primary school memories

Oct 7th 2012, 12:00 PM 17,846 Views 78 Comments

Sharpening your pencil just to talk to your friends? Remember the days…