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2019 Lámha Suas Volunteer Programme

12th November 2018
The 2019 Lámha Suas Volunteer Programme will run for 4 weeks from 29th June 2019. Volunteer Teachers will teach in 2 government schools: Kisoolo Primary School and St. Jude’s. They will... [read more]
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JACK LUKEMAN TOGETHER WITH THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR RELEASE 'STARMAN'

9th November 2018
Jack Lukeman, music patron at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, together with the National Children's Choir and the Trinity String Orchestra have come together for The Starman Project to release David... [read more]
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Minister invites applications for patronage of 12 new primary schools to be established in 2019

8th November 2018
The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, T.D., has today invited school patron bodies/prospective school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of 12 new primary schools to be established in... [read more]
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Cell EXPLORERS Science Workshops Return to Classrooms Across Ireland

8th November 2018
Cell EXPLORERS, Ireland’s unique science higher education outreach programme, has started a new season of workshops in schools across Ireland with the Fantastic DNA Roadshow for 2018-19.   Funded... [read more]
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NEW BOOKS TO HELP MANAGE CHILDREN’S ANXIETY

7th November 2018
In a bid to help society address children’s anxiety NOW, former school teacher and qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Carina has published a set of children’s anxiety books... [read more]
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Science Apprentice books available every Saturday this November

2nd November 2018
Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to explore the science, technology, engineering and mathematics of the world around us with the Science Apprentice books. Available every Saturday this... [read more]
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Update on WBS Building Issues

31st October 2018
The Department of Education and Skills wishes to provide an update on the programme of structural assessments at schools constructed by Western Building Systems (WBS) and the Department’s response... [read more]
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Update on WBS Building Issues

26th October 2018
The Department of Education and Skills has today been in contact with all schools constructed by Western Building Systems, and which are due to undergo a structural assessment, to confirm the arrangements... [read more]
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Industry called upon to help identify best practice in STEM education and engagement

23rd October 2018
Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills have today launched a study asking businesses across the country to assess their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)... [read more]
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100% of the proceeds of the Twilight Walk at Fota on the 28th June are donated to the national children’s charity organisation – BUMBLEance

18th October 2018
Today Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for over €6900, the proceeds from the Twilight Walk to BUMBLEance ‘Queen Bee’ Hannah Morrissey, aged 9, from Midleton,... [read more]
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1,300 new SNAs and Teachers, increase in capitation in largest ever education budget

18th October 2018
New €300m Fund to support priority skill needs of enterprise, drive regional development, and support key sectors in the Face of Brexit     Budget 2019 marks the third year of a... [read more]
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Outdoor Classroom Day 2018 | Any Day from Nov 1st- 16th

10th October 2018
Leave No Trace Ireland are delighted to be promoting this Novembers Outdoor Classroom Day in Ireland. The international initiative acts as a catalyst to inspire more time outdoors on a daily basis: both... [read more]
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Dyslexia Association launches research findings to mark Dyslexia Awareness

1st October 2018
The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) launches research findings to mark Ireland’s Dyslexia Awareness Month – October 2018. Key findings include: 93% of teachers report that they... [read more]
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Winter Wonderland at Westport House

24th September 2018
Selected dates from November 24 – December 23, 2018 Enjoy a magical family Christmas experience at Winter Wonderland at the award-winning Westport House, Mayo this year. Winter Wonderland at Westport... [read more]