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Back to School Shop school uniforms on a budget

Next is just one of the many school uniform retailers to choose from Gaeilge agus iriseoireacht student working with RTÉ Lifestyle. It's that time of year again; 'back-to-school' season is in full swing. Here's our school uniforms round-up to get your star pupils kitted out for the year ahead ...

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Average class sizes in Cork fall for fourth year in a row

An analysis of figures on pupil and classroom numbers published by the Department of Education shows the average class size in primary schools in Cork has fallen from 25 students per class in 2014/15 to 24.4 in 2017/18 — just below the national average of 24.5. However, the decrease has not been uniform with average class sizes still increasing in 44% of national schools in Cork this year ...

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Spike in retired teachers employed as substitute teachers

INTO says schools have to call on retired staff to shore up short-term needs The number of retired teachers employed to fill temporary or substitute roles increased by 40 per cent in the last school year, according to figures published by the Department of Education. Some 1,342 retired teachers returned to teaching over the 2017/18 academic year, compared to 958 in 2016/17. The majority of those (1,003) were retired primary-school teachers ...

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Leaving Cert exam helpline to open

Leaving Cert results will be out next Wednesday. The National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp) Helpline will open this Wednesday, August 15, to offer advice, information and support to Leaving Certificate students receiving their exam results ...

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Seven homeless children and mother spend night sleeping on metal chairs in Tallaght Garda Station

“This is what this country has succumbed to." A photo of five children sleeping on the chairs of a Tallaght Garda Station waiting room has gone viral on Thursday morning as the city's growing homelessness problem is thrust into the spotlight once more. Five children in school uniforms, aged from one to 11, are photographed by their mother lying across rows of metal chairs without blankets after being advised by Gardaí to seek shelter there ...

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Parents turning to Penny Dinners to pay for school

Cork Penny Dinners have noticed an increase in the number of people looking for food packages in recent weeks, as parents struggle to meet the costs of sending their children back to school. The charity’s manager, Caitriona Twomey, said families are struggling to pay for everything and are cutting back on food costs. She said parents are stressed trying to ensure that their children have everything they need. They don’t want their children to be upset going back to school ...

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