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What you should do if you suspect your child is being bullied in school

Andrea Mara Parents can feel helpless if they suspect their child is being bullied. Andrea Mara talks to experts about how it should be handled. Bullying often starts with a snide comment or exclusion from group activities before building up to more intimidating behaviour ...

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Transport Applications for 2017 18

Bus Éireann’s on-line application system for school transport is now open for the 2017/18 school year ...

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Teachers wearing protective gear in class due to assaults by pupils

Teachers speaking yesterday at the final day of the Irish National Teachers Organisation conference in Belfast shared their experiences of violence in the classroom. Conference delegates heard from school teachers who are wearing hats, shields and shinguards in school to protect themselves from attacks which are often due to challenging behaviour ...

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Bag bargain communion outfits from just EUR 11.99 at Penneys Lidl and other Irish stores

Last year, parents spent over €836 on average on their children's big day. Hallelujah! Cash-strapped parents can rejoice as Communion outfits are now available from just €11.99. It’s that time of the year again where thousands of Irish Catholic children are gearing up for their first Holy Communion. And with outfits alone costing up to €400 it can be a very stressful time for parents. To help keep costs down we’ve rounded up some of the best budget Communion outfits for 2017.1 ...

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Government urged to review requirements for special needs assistants

Conference hears how assistants are paying for their own upskilling to provide care for students with complex medical needs Impact trade union members have called on the Department of Education to carry out a full review of the entry level requirements for special needs assistants (SNAs), as the current requirements fail to reflect the work being done by 15,000 SNAs to support children with complex and diverse medical needs ...

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Minister Bruton to Prioritise Teaching of Foreign Languages

Ireland should benchmark ourselves against the best English-speaking country in the world for foreign languages and aim to emulate that performance within a decade, the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD said at the TUI conference in Cork today (Wednesday). Minister Bruton also said that we should aim to be within the top ten in Europe in this area ...

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