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Best buys for back to school uniforms

Getting the kids back to school needn't break the bank! The last few days before the start of the new school year are always hectic, so we've compiled a helpful list of those back to school bargains to make the transition easier on your wallet - and sanity! School jumpers are often the priciest part of any uniform - if you're among the lucky few where the school allows non-crested uniforms, check out the offers below ...

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LEAVING CERT Students and parents can call eir Freephone Helpline on 1800 265 165

on LEAVING CERT: Students and parents can call eir Freephone Helpline on 1800 265 16516 August 2017 Are you uncertain about your Leaving Cert results and what they mean for you? The Exam Helpline 2017, provided by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp) and sponsored by eir, will open next Wednesday (16th August) offering confidential advice, information and support to Cork students receiving their results ...

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6 Budgeting Tips to combat Back to School Blues

6 Budgeting Tips for the Back to School Blues August is generally the month for organising children starting or going back to school. For many parents it is a worry – and the expense is top of that worry list. There are many recent surveys including Barnardos’ latest, enunciating the ever increasing back to school costs in both national and secondary school levels ...

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The A to Z of back to school

The holidays are nearly over, so it’s time to fret about bags, bedtimes, books – and ‘voluntary’ contributions According to a report published this year by the National Parents’ Council, almost one-third of parents of primary school pupils said their children could not walk to school because of the weight of their schoolbags. Photograph: iStock August This is the most stressful month of the year for many parents and back to school cost are all to blame ...

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Parents could be prosecuted over childrens non attendance at school

The parents of the majority of pupils in infant classes could finally become liable for prosecution over non-attendance if a Labour Party bill becomes law. Since the Education (Welfare) Act 2000 took effect, the powers of the educational welfare service — now part of the child and family agency Tusla — only apply to children aged six to 16 ...

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Three quarters of new junior infants aged five

Niall Murray, Education Correspondent Nearly three-quarters of children are starting school aged five — outnumbering four-year-olds nearly three-to-one. The older profile of junior infant pupils represents a significant turnaround from the start of the last decade, when almost exactly even numbers of four and five-year-olds started school together ...

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