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Latest Seven students secure eight H1 grades in exams almost 4 000 fail maths

Update - 9.12am: It has emerged that almost 4,000 pupils appear to have failed maths. A breakdown of the figures shows that works out as around 10% of all those who sat the ordinary level paper. However, Education Minister Richard Bruton does not think there is a problem with how maths is being taught ...

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Helpline will play crucial role in advising families

Beatrice Dooley, IGC president, and National Parents Council post-primary (NPCpp) president Geoffrey Browne at the launch of the Leaving Cert Helpline at Croke Park. Photo: Steve Humphreys The National Parents Council post-primary (NPCpp) Leaving Cert Results Helpline will answer queries from parents and students from today. The freephone 1800 265 165 helpline opens at 10am and will operate for six days ...

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Parents urged to talk to teens about alcohol

Call comes ahead of Leaving Cert results The HSE has launched a guide for parents, which contains information and advice about how to talk to teenagers about alcohol and other drugs. The launch comes just ahead of Leaving Cert results day. Over 60,000 pupils are set to receive their results on August 15, and alcohol and drugs may play a role in the celebrations of many ...

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Action demanded on back to school costs

Two school kids in blue t-shirts with backpacks THE GOVERNMENT is being urged to take action on back-to-school costs after a survey found they are resulting in more than a third of families getting into debt. An annual school costs survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) revealed that well over a third of parents in Dublin (37 percent) admitted they will have to cut items such as new shoes or gym gear from the school budget ...

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Pupils opinions to be sought in extensive Leaving Cert review

By Niall Murray, Education Correspondent The opinions of 2,000 second-level students are to be gathered in schools over the next few months to inform a major review of the two-year senior cycle that leads to the Leaving Certificate. Students, parents, and teachers are to be surveyed, as part of the first phase, from the re-opening of schools, later this month, to early October. The focus is the purpose of the senior cycle ...

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How to safeguard your childs health

What decisions can we make about our children's health now which will protect them in the future and help them to thrive in adulthood? Our children are going to lead longer lives, so we need to protect them and their future Can a little ice cream now and then be harmful? The idea of 'futureproofing' our children has gained ground in recent years ...

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