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#Primary Schools

# primary-schools - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools
# New Measures
# New Measures

Strained GPs concerned by guidance on certificates for masks exemptions in schools

Updated Wed 2:34 PM 35,318 Views 117 Comments

It has been recommended that masks be worn by children nine years and older.

# primary-schools - Monday 22 November, 2021

Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools
# Hot Lunch
# Hot Lunch

Hot school meals programme to be extended to another 81 primary schools

Nov 22nd 2021, 1:36 PM 22,069 Views 6 Comments

The schools had submitted an expression of interest in the programme in November 2020 but were not chosen at that time.

# primary-schools - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Details of Covid-19 antigen testing system in primary schools announced

Nov 18th 2021, 3:47 PM 24,161 Views 34 Comments

The tests will be offered to close contacts in the same pod at first, and expanded if necessary.

# primary-schools - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

INTO calls for 'political leadership' on bringing in antigen tests to primary schools

Nov 10th 2021, 6:56 PM 9,073 Views 9 Comments

“Time is of the essence and we simply can’t afford any additional delays,” said INTO General Secretary John Boyle

# primary-schools - Friday 24 September, 2021

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'
# Schools
# Schools

Philip Nolan: Risk of keeping asymptomatic children in school 'remains low'

Sep 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 10,259 Views 43 Comments

Changes to contact tracing rules come into effect on Monday.

# primary-schools - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy
# Classrooms
# Classrooms

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy

Updated Sep 23rd 2021, 7:27 PM 42,228 Views 59 Comments
  • Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
  • Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
  • But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".

# primary-schools - Thursday 25 March, 2021

New programme to provide hot school meals to over 35,000 primary students launched
# Hot Lunch
# Hot Lunch

New programme to provide hot school meals to over 35,000 primary students launched

Mar 25th 2021, 4:23 PM 23,885 Views 19 Comments

189 schools, including 171 DEIS schools will be availing of the new plan.

# primary-schools - Thursday 12 November, 2020

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools
# Gaelscoileanna
# Gaelscoileanna

Education Minister begins search for patrons of three new Dublin primary schools

Nov 12th 2020, 7:06 PM 31,183 Views 24 Comments

The schools will open next September.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Primary school pupil-teacher ratio 'to be reduced by one student per class'

Oct 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 22,605 Views 11 Comments

The government has promised an average ratio of 25:1.

# primary-schools - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,953 Views 116 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years
# Oideachas
# Oideachas

Five new gaelscoileanna to be opened in Dublin over next three years

Sep 3rd 2019, 8:32 AM 13,443 Views 28 Comments

“I want to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education,” Education Minister Joe McHugh said.

# primary-schools - Thursday 15 August, 2019

More than 6,600 primary school students to receive hot meals at lunch from next month
# Nutrition
# Nutrition

More than 6,600 primary school students to receive hot meals at lunch from next month

Aug 15th 2019, 6:32 PM 39,781 Views 76 Comments

36 schools have been chosen to participate in the new pilot project.

# primary-schools - Friday 2 August, 2019

Primary pupils in Kerry are the most likely to be in an overcrowded classroom
# Primary Schools
# Primary Schools

Primary pupils in Kerry are the most likely to be in an overcrowded classroom

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:20 AM 15,311 Views 13 Comments

More than a fifth of registered primary pupils in the recent school year were in overcrowded classes.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties
# Incredible Years
# Incredible Years

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties

Oct 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 21,622 Views 5 Comments

The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.

# primary-schools - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Should 'health homework' be given to primary school students?
# Jump Around
# Jump Around

Should 'health homework' be given to primary school students?

Jun 8th 2017, 9:00 PM 14,127 Views 59 Comments

A study has found that 20% of children in Ireland are overweight or obese.

# primary-schools - Monday 5 December, 2016

Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork
# Process
# Process

Educate Together applying for patronage of four more schools in Dublin and Cork

Dec 5th 2016, 6:05 AM 10,920 Views 48 Comments

Patrons are being asked to provide evidence of parental demand by 4 January 2017.

# primary-schools - Monday 14 March, 2016

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin
# Patronage
# Patronage

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Mar 14th 2016, 6:00 AM 20,904 Views 103 Comments

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

# primary-schools - Saturday 2 January, 2016

'It's insulting to parents to say they're baptising their children to get them into a school'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

'It's insulting to parents to say they're baptising their children to get them into a school'

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:06 AM 19,435 Views 346 Comments

The Primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was being overstated that this occurred regularly.

# primary-schools - Thursday 27 August, 2015

The Greens have a radical plan to feed every schoolchild in the country
# Green Dinners
# Green Dinners

The Greens have a radical plan to feed every schoolchild in the country

Aug 27th 2015, 1:51 PM 10,920 Views 110 Comments

The party wants to provide every schoolchild in the country with at least one hot meal a day.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

A catastrophe waiting to happen? A child could die from allergies while in school
# EpiPen
# EpiPen

A catastrophe waiting to happen? A child could die from allergies while in school

Feb 17th 2015, 5:30 PM 22,365 Views 43 Comments

1 in 5 anaphylactic reactions happen in school but teachers not required to administer medicine

# primary-schools - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Here are the 44 primary schools that now only have one teacher
# Mono A Mono
# Mono A Mono

Here are the 44 primary schools that now only have one teacher

Dec 7th 2014, 8:15 AM 29,717 Views 59 Comments

Notice a pattern in this map?

# primary-schools - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding
# Education
# Education

Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding

Nov 25th 2014, 5:18 PM 9,768 Views 11 Comments

The Minor Works Grant will be distributed depending on a school’s size.

# primary-schools - Thursday 13 November, 2014

For the kids: How do schools impact on property prices?
# Gaffs
# Gaffs

For the kids: How do schools impact on property prices?

Nov 13th 2014, 6:04 PM 1,604 Views 0 Comments

Here, TheJournal.ie give you an education on what school proximity does for the housing market.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President
# Visibility
# Visibility

"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President

Oct 14th 2014, 9:42 AM 7,251 Views 81 Comments

The group is part of the INTO union.

# primary-schools - Monday 23 June, 2014

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?
# Childhood Obesity
# Childhood Obesity

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

Jun 23rd 2014, 2:55 PM 11,553 Views 66 Comments

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has said that if schools devote 30 minutes a day to exercise, it could “make a big difference for generations to come” in terms of obesity.

# primary-schools - Friday 23 May, 2014

Why are schools used as polling places?
# Poll Position
# Poll Position

Why are schools used as polling places?

May 23rd 2014, 9:00 AM 38,582 Views 181 Comments

There are some very sensible reasons why hundreds of primary schools will close today to facilitate voting.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity
# Resources
# Resources

Audit of PE facilities in schools "crucial" to tackling obesity

May 13th 2014, 7:47 AM 4,198 Views 17 Comments

Minister Ruairi Quinn has stressed that there are currently no plans to reassess resource levels.

# primary-schools - Friday 2 May, 2014

Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs
# Grand Designs
# Grand Designs

Quinn gives €35 million to schools so they can have nicer toilets and roofs

May 2nd 2014, 1:39 PM 11,370 Views 39 Comments

In total, 386 schools all across the country will receive the funding.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

'Volunteering spirit' of primary school teachers needs to be praised, says Cody
# Teachers
# Teachers

'Volunteering spirit' of primary school teachers needs to be praised, says Cody

Apr 22nd 2014, 10:21 AM 11,180 Views 36 Comments

He said teachers should not be concerned about setbacks as they are “inevitable parts of life”.

# primary-schools - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Quinn admits schools who operate book rental schemes won't benefit from new funding
# Book Scheme
# Book Scheme

Quinn admits schools who operate book rental schemes won't benefit from new funding

Jan 9th 2014, 9:48 AM 10,232 Views 29 Comments

“If I get extra money of course they will but I’ve concentrated so that every child going to primary school can access a book rental scheme,” the Minister said today.

# primary-schools - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Government to spend €15m replacing school prefabs in 2014
# Prefabs
# Prefabs

Government to spend €15m replacing school prefabs in 2014

Dec 28th 2013, 6:00 AM 7,615 Views 18 Comments

The Department of Education said the cost renting school accommodation has dropped dramatically in the last four years.

# primary-schools - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway
# Patronage
# Patronage

Educate Together appointed patron of new schools in Dublin and Galway

Sep 26th 2013, 10:43 AM 6,997 Views 145 Comments

The NGO aims to provide equality of access to children regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds.

# primary-schools - Monday 23 September, 2013

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist
# Education
# Education

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist

Sep 23rd 2013, 11:26 AM 6,089 Views 182 Comments

The Minister for Education launched a public consultation on inclusiveness in primary schools today.

# primary-schools - Monday 26 August, 2013

Poll: Should schools be responsible for tackling cyber bullying?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should schools be responsible for tackling cyber bullying?

Aug 26th 2013, 9:48 AM 7,437 Views 55 Comments

An anti-bullying expert has said primary schools need to take a more pro-active approach to cyber-bullying. Do you think it should be their responsibility?

Time to act on bullying before tragedy hits primary schools, says expert
# Cyber Bullying
# Cyber Bullying

Time to act on bullying before tragedy hits primary schools, says expert

Aug 26th 2013, 8:11 AM 5,874 Views 45 Comments

Marion Flanagan has said that there needs to be an approach involving parents, schools and the children themselves to tackle bullying.

# primary-schools - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Principals want 'CAO-style' admissions for primary and secondary schools
# Enrolment
# Enrolment

Principals want 'CAO-style' admissions for primary and secondary schools

Apr 24th 2013, 10:26 AM 6,975 Views 15 Comments

Both primary and secondary schools would have an online ‘preference’ system under the plans from primary principals.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey
# Patronage
# Patronage

Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:48 AM 13,337 Views 86 Comments

The change comes after surveys were carried out in 38 towns across the country.

# primary-schools - Monday 14 January, 2013

Poll: Should Irish primary schools be non-denominational?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish primary schools be non-denominational?

Jan 14th 2013, 9:45 AM 15,715 Views 286 Comments

Parents in 38 Irish towns are voting on the type of school they want to send their children to but what do you think?

# primary-schools - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Survey: Almost half of primary schools in deficit
# Schools
# Schools

Survey: Almost half of primary schools in deficit

Nov 27th 2012, 6:35 PM 4,455 Views 17 Comments

According to the survey, 22 per cent of schools are breaking even, while 93 per cent receive a minor works grants for repairs.

# primary-schools - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn
# Education
# Education

Schools will need 3,000 extra teachers to cater for population - Quinn

Sep 18th 2012, 1:28 PM 5,145 Views 21 Comments

Ruairí Quinn says at the current ratio, thousands more staff will be needed – but that’s if the current ratio remains in place.

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