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#Schools

# schools - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From The42 Limerick, Cork and Clare schools successful in today's Dr Harty Cup group stage action Rising Stars

Limerick, Cork and Clare schools successful in today's Dr Harty Cup group stage action

Victories for last year’s semi-finalists SNTN Doon, Rochestown College and Hamilton HS Bandon.

# schools - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Compulsory 2 hours of PE per week needed to stop the rise of teen obesity

It is estimated that one in five Irish teenagers is overweight or obese.

# schools - Friday 17 October, 2014

A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish

1 in 5 people think coding is more important than maths.

# schools - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Principals "picking up pieces" dealing with troubled students

They say they’re under pressure due to cutbacks – and that it’s threatening how schools are run.

# schools - Monday 6 October, 2014

Protests dwindle as Hong Kong goes back to work

Schools have reopened and civil servants have returned to work today.

# schools - Friday 26 September, 2014

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# schools - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister's pledging to find out

Primary schools are looking to fill 56 SNA positions through the JobBridge scheme.

# schools - Saturday 6 September, 2014

One-in-10 Irish children can't read properly when leaving school

One organisation, SUAS, is helping to fight that.

# schools - Monday 1 September, 2014

The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working

Uptake levels for the HPC vaccine have exceeded targets and more than 42,000 girls have received the full course.

# schools - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Schools told how to protect against Ebola

The HPSC says that the risk of the virus landing in Ireland is “very low”.

# schools - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

# schools - Monday 25 August, 2014

Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry

Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.

# schools - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Special needs assistants unsure if they will have work in September

The overall number of SNAs are up, but some schools have lost out on hours.

Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I've set up my own company – here's why

We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.

# schools - Monday 23 June, 2014

Excessive lead levels in drinking water a 'danger for young children'

It was revealed yesterday that 41 schools, businesses and homes across the country have been found to have excessive levels of lead in the supply because of old pipes.

Should daily exercise be mandatory in schools?

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.

# schools - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It's absolutely essential for the classroom

Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.

# schools - Saturday 7 June, 2014

TD warns that children's lives are being put at risk during storms

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn admitted that the current advice system for schools may need to be updated.

# schools - Saturday 24 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here are all the (excellent) reasons you don't need to study right now Procrastination Station

Here are all the (excellent) reasons you don't need to study right now

A lesson in procrastination from DailyEdge.ie.

# schools - Friday 23 May, 2014

Why are schools used as polling places?

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

# schools - Monday 19 May, 2014

"No question" of reducing number of SNA posts, says Department

The Department of Education has rejected Micheál Martin’s claims that there are widespread cuts to SNAs.

# schools - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From The42 IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby The Future

IRFU engaging with latest research to deal with player drop-outs in rugby

‘It’s very important that the clubs remain at the very heart of everything we do.’

# schools - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Quinn says DEIS schools now 'bearing fruit' as exam results improve

Research from the Education and Skills Centre finds exam results since the DEIS school introduction have continually improved.

# schools - Friday 2 May, 2014

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

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

# schools - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Column: Let's take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers' hands)

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

# schools - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From The42 VIDEO: A slick reminder that the grassroots game is the heartbeat of Irish rugby OurClubOurProvince

VIDEO: A slick reminder that the grassroots game is the heartbeat of Irish rugby

Leinster rugby have produced some inspiring footage that may get you down to a local rugby club this weekend.

# schools - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Warning of "crisis of school leadership" over unsustainable cutbacks

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Princiapls has warned that problems could occur due to the failure to invest in management structures in schools.

# schools - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The42 Ireland Schools name exciting squad for FIRA U18 European Championships Talent

Ireland Schools name exciting squad for FIRA U18 European Championships

Head coach Noel McNamara has retained the same players who earned a 26-6 win over Scotland recently.

# schools - Saturday 5 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.

# schools - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The42 Two brothers will be in opposition in tomorrow's All-Ireland schools hurling final in Kilkenny Rivals

Two brothers will be in opposition in tomorrow's All-Ireland schools hurling final in Kilkenny

Kevin and Darren Mullen will face off against each in Nowlan Park.

# schools - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Column: Louise O’Keeffe ruling shows Ireland's school patronage system is unworkable

The State is responsible for the rights of students in the national school system even if the schools are run by patron bodies, writes Peter Ferguson.

# schools - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Every school in Ireland must adopt an anti-bullying policy within the next two weeks

The policies must deal with physical, verbal and cyber bullying.

# schools - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The42 Leinster Senior Cup finalists provide six players for Ireland U18s Schools squad Talent

Leinster Senior Cup finalists provide six players for Ireland U18s Schools squad

Head coach Noel McNamara has named an exciting squad to face Scotland on Sunday.

# schools - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Legislation aims to 'inspire confidence' in schools enrolment policies

The Bill would require schools to include a statement in their enrolment policy saying that pupils would not be discriminated against.

From The Daily Edge 12 trickster teachers we wish we had in our school days Bad Education

12 trickster teachers we wish we had in our school days

Teach us your ways!

# schools - Sunday 23 March, 2014

If Junior Cycle "nonsense" continues, teachers could strike, says union

The results of balloting by two unions will be known on Wednesday.

# schools - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Column: Relationship and sex education should be consistently provided in all schools

Early relationships and sexual adventures – or the choice to avoid them – can have a formative effect both on a personality and on a life. As such, young people need access to consistent sex education, writes Aaron McKenna.

# schools - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

"The anger is palpable": Teachers to hold lunchtime protests over Junior Cycle

The protests are over the introduction of the new Junior Cycle Student Award.

# schools - Monday 10 March, 2014

Rate of obesity among Irish children stabilising - except at disadvantaged schools

There is concern about the level of overweight among Irish children, as 20 per cent of them are obese.

# schools - Friday 7 March, 2014

From The42 Reigning champions Crescent College set up Munster Schools Cup final with Ardscoil Rís Final Days

Reigning champions Crescent College set up Munster Schools Cup final with Ardscoil Rís

The decider will take place on St Patrick’s Day.