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#Schools

# schools - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Study shows boys perform better when there are more girls in school with them

A study published in the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement looked into how the school environment influenced boy’s and girls’ educational performance in secondary schools.

# schools - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Kilkenny mother starts petition for all teachers in Ireland to have CPR and first aid training

Maria Condon said defibrillators in all schools “is a great idea but is going to be pointless unless all staff are trained”.

# schools - Thursday 2 November, 2017

First 'fitness to teach' hearing due to take place next week

About 25 complaints are currently being considered by the Teaching Council.

# schools - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Ophelia aftermath: Schools will reopen tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced on Twitter that schools will have to assess the damage done themselves.

# schools - Monday 16 October, 2017

Confirmed - All schools will remain closed tomorrow

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has confirmed the news.

# schools - Saturday 14 October, 2017

New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak

At least 54 people have been killed in the outbreak.

# schools - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'It reduces stress': This programme is helping teachers support children with behavioural difficulties

The Incredible Years’ Teacher Classroom Management programme is being launched in all Deis schools.

# schools - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Fire audits ordered for more school buildings, but minister says they're safe

Bruton said Western Building Systems is still eligible to apply for government building contracts.

# schools - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

# schools - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

# schools - Friday 1 September, 2017

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years

Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.

# schools - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Anger as McDonald's given go ahead to open near school

A school in Greystones had tried to stop the fast food company opening near them.

# schools - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

An extra 975 SNAs will be allocated to schools this September

Some 864 assistants will be allocated in the coming days.

# schools - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'No more baptism barrier': Catholic schools won't use religion as admission criteria, says Bruton

There will still be exceptions in cases of minority schools, the Minister said.

# schools - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'It's not fair on our children - one classroom is so stuffy it's nicknamed the headache room'

Ballinteer Educate Together National School is sharing space with another school, despite having 230 pupils.

# schools - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

'All the children that live in our building got places in local schools - our daughter didn't'

The family’s story sparked a debate on the controversial ‘Catholics first’ policy in many primary schools.

# schools - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Concussion 'guidance document' being drafted for schools, clubs and sports governing bodies

The document comes after five young rugby players suffered serious head injuries during Junior Cup games.

# schools - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Two new Educate Together primary schools announced for Dublin

The four new schools will be able to cater for up to 1,728 pupils.

# schools - Friday 5 May, 2017

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here Fidget Spinners This post contains videos

This 'must-have' toy has been banned in some UK schools and is selling out here

Irish schools may follow suit if fidget spinners result in bullying.

# schools - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

438 schools are getting a bit of a makeover over the summer holidays

The schools will receive €47 million for vital improvements.

# schools - Monday 1 May, 2017

Garda College says locals can no longer use its swimming pool

Locals can no longer use the swimming pool or playing fields.

# schools - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

From The42 Clubs and Schools players combine in Ireland U18 squad to face England Promise

Clubs and Schools players combine in Ireland U18 squad to face England

Head coach Mark Butler has included six Exiles in his 24-man group.

# schools - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for

Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.

# schools - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Nobody’s ashamed to say they broke their leg, but there’s still a shame linked to mental illness'

Pieta House’s Resilience Academy aims to help young people deal with mental health issues.

# schools - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Questions raised over how schools are chosen for government meals scheme

A Sinn Féin TD says that although the announcement is welcome, the DEIS scheme is a blunt tool to identify disadvantage.

# schools - Friday 24 March, 2017

FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools?

FactCheck referees a dispute between representatives of the Iona Institute and Educate Together.

# schools - Sunday 5 March, 2017

'My daughter has special needs too': How should we educate gifted children in Ireland?

In Alberta, Canada, all gifted children are entitled to personalised learning plans, with the option of a specialised programme too.

# schools - Friday 3 March, 2017

Man arrested over making bomb threats in his ex-girlfriend's name USA

Man arrested over making bomb threats in his ex-girlfriend's name

The calls were made to Jewish community centres and schools around the US.

# schools - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Dentists call for regular teeth screenings in schools to avoid 'traumatic' extractions

Thousands of children have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic each year.

# schools - Saturday 11 February, 2017

From The42 Leinster hurling game abandoned after head injury to Wexford school player Called Off

Leinster hurling game abandoned after head injury to Wexford school player

The Good Counsel player was treated at the game but has not suffered a serious injury.

# schools - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From The42 Players recovering at home after freak injuries in abandoned Munster schools rugby game On The Mend

Players recovering at home after freak injuries in abandoned Munster schools rugby game

The match was abandoned at Musgrave Park yesterday.

# schools - Thursday 2 February, 2017

More strike fears as secondary teachers reject "final offer" pay deal

Industrial action led to the closure of over 500 schools in November.

# schools - Monday 30 January, 2017

New schools plan 'will reflect more diversity in 21st century Ireland'

The government want to have 400 multi-denominational schools in place by 2030.

Irish teenage boys are 42% fitter than girls

The study measured aerobic fitness by testing students with a beep test – the results of which they then entered into a competition.

# schools - Monday 16 January, 2017

Catholic group says 95% of their schools don't have a baptism barrier

As it stands schools are legally permitted to select students based on their religion.

# schools - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

From The42 Champions Ardscoil Rís force quarter-final replay as Nenagh CBS claim extra-time win Dr Harty Cup

Champions Ardscoil Rís force quarter-final replay as Nenagh CBS claim extra-time win

The Limerick school rescued a draw against Midleton CBS.

# schools - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From The42 Should schools do more to cultivate professional sportspeople from an early age? Better Way

Should schools do more to cultivate professional sportspeople from an early age?

Irish Olympian Scott Evans believes a better system could promote more talent.

# schools - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96 RIP

Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

The novel was made into an animated film in 1978.

# schools - Monday 14 November, 2016

Half of all primary schools have seen homophobic bullying

In 11% of cases, principals said that they had dealt with this issue either weekly or monthly.

# schools - Monday 7 November, 2016

Wicklow has banned fast-food chains being built within 400m of schools

The chairman of the campaigning group No Fry Zones 4 Kids, said he was “utterly delighted” at the result.

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