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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Primary School

All time
# school daze
PVA glue, Spraoi annuals and worms: 21 great primary school memories
Sharpening your pencil just to talk to your friends? Remember the days…
# Baby Steps
21 tips for parents on their child's first day of school
Tens of thousands of children will go to school for the first time this week. Here’s one teacher’s advice to parents.
# Back To School
Schoolbooks.ie says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow
The online company says that it has reduced its backlog from 5,000 orders to 1,300 today.
# Education
Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child
National Consumer Agency advises parents to plan and budget carefully for the costs of sending children to school in September.
# Education Cuts
11-year-old student driven home to use the bathroom due to lack of SNAs
The primary school student at St Munchin’s CBS in Limerick, who is in a wheelchair, has had to have his mother attend the school to help bring him to the bathroom during the school day.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…
# America
LA school in sex abuse scandal reopens - without any of the former staff
The entire staff of the primary school – including teachers, the principal and canteen staff – were replaced after two former teachers were arrested on charges of abuse.
# Education
Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans
But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?
# Homework
Homework is of "no real benefit" in primary school
Primary school principals group says effective teaching is fare more beneficial than sending children home with piles of work.
# Road Safety
All new junior infants to get high-vis vest