12
JUN

Oireachtas committee to hear criticism of RSE programme

The current HSE curriculum was written 20 years ago The Irish Family Planning Association will tell politicians later today that it is "deeply concerned" at the public health impact of "inadequate, inconsistent, and poor quality sexuality education" in many schools in Ireland. The IFPA is among a number of agencies and academics that will address the Oireachtas Committee on Education on the issue of Relationships and Sexuality Education in schools this afternoon ...

08
JUN

Allowance of EUR 810 000 over three years announced by Minister of State McHugh for the Irish Language early education sector in the Gaeltacht

The Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D., today announced a measure of increased supports directed at strengthening the Irish Language early education sector in the Gaeltacht ...

08
JUN

Plans For Integrating Coding In To Primary School Curriculum Being Unveiled Today.

Plans for integrating coding into the primary school curriculum will be unveiled today. It's part of the Digital Strategy Action plan for the coming year being launched by Education Minister Richard Bruton. It will also set out how Computer Science will be introduced as a Leaving Cert subject on a phased basis from September. Schools will also be directed to set out a policy on smart phones and tablets and to engage with students and parents on their usage ...

08
JUN

Parents to vote on school patronage

Education Minister Richard Bruton. Photo: Tom Burke Parents in four areas will soon be voting on who they want to run a new post-primary school in their region. Education Minister Richard Bruton has invited applications for the patronage of four schools due to open in September 2019, in the Belmayne/Clongriffin area of north Dublin, Galway City/ Oranmore, Laytown/Drogheda and Wicklow ...

08
JUN

Minister Bruton launches 2018 Digital Plan for Schools

Minister publishes the 2018 Digital Strategy Action Plan Over 80 actions aimed at maximizing the potential of digital technology in the classroom The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D.,today ( Friday the 8th of June) published the 2018 Digital Strategy Action Plan ...

07
JUN

Parental Info Booklet on New Resource Teaching Allocation Model Available

A Parental Information booklet and leaflet regarding the new Resource Teaching Allocation Model, are now available on the DES website ...

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