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NOV

Children in Irish speaking primary schools to be taught foreign languages

Irish school kids will now be taught foreign languages. (Picture: Getty Images) THERE is a new initiative being rolled out in Irish schools. Irish-speaking primary schools will start teaching foreign languages such as France and German to children as young as junior infants. The project is being launched through An Foras Patrunachta, the patron body for more than 70 Gaelscoileanna across Ireland ...

22
NOV

Parents should engage with their kids online lives to help keep them safe

The most important piece of advice we can give to parents is to engage in their children's online lives from an early age. We need to equip our children with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the online world safely, responsibly, and with respect for others. We know many parents feel overwhelmed about how to address this, but you don't need to be a technical genius, you just need to get involved ...

22
NOV

Submission to NCCA consultation on Junior Cycle Religious Education

This is a joint submission made to the NCCA consultation process on Junior Cycle Religious Education from: Michael Nugent and Jane Donnelly, Atheist Ireland Imam Ibrahim Noonan, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Ireland Pastor Nick Park, Executive Director, Evangelical Alliance of Ireland1. Introduction1.1 The course should be renamed ‘Education about Religions and Beliefs’1.2 The course does not respect parents’ philosophical convictions1.3 The course does not respect the right to privacy1 ...

22
NOV

Most teachers feel unequipped to teach online safety

More than two-thirds of primary school teachers do not feel equipped to teach online safety to their students, according to research by CyberSafeIreland. The children’s internet safety charity also reveals one in three children have rarely, or ever, spoken to their parents about the issue although many are spending in excess of four hours a day online ...

21
NOV

Over 15 000 people employed in Ireland didn t complete primary school

More than 15,000 people in the Irish labour force over the age of 15 have had no formal education, according to the 2016 census.12,827 of these are Irish Nationals, which equates to 84% of the total figure ...

21
NOV

Children in Gaelscoileanna to learn foreign languages

New initiative will see subjects taught only through French, German or other languages Irish-speaking primary schools are to start teaching foreign languages such as French or German from junior infants onwards under a new initiative. An Foras Pátrúnachta, the patron body for more than 70 Gaelscoileanna, is to launch a pilot project where children will be taught a subject – such as maths, for example – exclusively through an additional language ...

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