19
OCT

SuperValu Launches New Healthy Kids Cooking Primary Schools Programme

SuperValu is launching a new cooking programme for kids called Cooking All-Stars, based on the RED C research, which reveals that 91% of parents of primary school children would like to see them being taught how to cook in school."Cooking is a valuable life skill and starting early will ultimately develop a healthier and more rounded relationship with food," said Dr. Ciara Kelly ...

18
OCT

Exploring gender identity in primary schools

New study outlines the need for educational institutions to support children at an early age, writes Kim Bielenberg Cecelia Gavigan from Balbriggan Educate Together says gender identity is becoming a big issue in primary schools. PHOTO: STEVE HUMPHREYS The whole issue of gender identity has become much more important in Irish primary schools. Teachers are having to work out ways to accommodate children who may not fit in with conventional or traditional ideas of gender ...

17
OCT

Facebook defends role in project to tackle online bullying

Tech firm at centre of allegations it is not doing enough to moderate harmful content Facebook insisted it was not involved in writing the content of the new safety programme. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images Facebook has defended its role in a new campaign to provide anti-bullying and online safety training in every secondary school in The social media firm has been at the centre of allegations that it is not doing enough to moderate harmful and illegal content ...

17
OCT

17 October 2018 Department of Education and Skills launches the inaugural Literacy and Numeracy forum

Promoting and encouraging quality, excellence and innovation in Literacy and Numeracy The Department of Education and Skills today (Wednesday October 17 th) launched the inaugural Literacy and Numeracy Forum ...

16
OCT

President appoints Ministers

At a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin, President Higgins today appointed Richard Bruton TD as Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment; Joe McHugh TD as Minister for Education & Skills; and Sean Kyne TD as Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht with special responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands ...

16
OCT

Record number of five years olds in junior infants

As parents delay school starting age, 75% of infants now five – up from above 50% in 2000 Balbriggan's Educate Together opened their doors for a new year of junior infants and there was tears and laughter as the new students grappled with the curriculum. Max Woods and Emily Moore from Kildare in the Junior Infants class for their first day of school at the Kildare Town Educate Together National School in Kildare ...

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