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# Schooling
Different class: champion jockey Donnacha O'Brien looking towards the future with trainers' course
‘The plan for now is to continue riding,’ he says.
# no faith
'Sham baptisms': Priests struggle with reasons behind the ceremony while parents feel hypocrital
Under the current system, children trying to get a place in a primary school can be divided into categories depending on their faith.
# enrolment policies
Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out
‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’
# Spending
€83m spent on renting prefabs as classrooms over five years
It’s estimated on average a prefab costs around €13,500 a year to rent.
# Schooling
Past pupils from tomorrow's Senior Cup finals schools would make a decent Ireland XV
Mind you, some of them would be a bit old now.
Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.
# scratchjr
Can you teach a child how to code - even if they can't read yet?
A new free app says you can.
Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn't get that college place you wanted
It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…
Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism
What can be done to support people with autism in mainstream education? Three words: awareness, dialogue and openness.
Opinion: Taking the first steps into education can be daunting – for child and parent
Venturing into the unknown is scary. Here’s how to make things a little easier…
# unprotected
HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine
The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues.
# Schooled
3 things we learned from Ireland v South Africa
What started out as a tale of redemption at the Aviva quickly turned back to tragedy.
# Human Rights
Denied education ‘Because I am a Girl’
‘Because I am a Girl’ report to directly support four million girls, and indirectly millions more, to get the education, skills and support they need to move from poverty to opportunity.
# Education
45 per cent of parents have made no provision for their children’s education
Over two thirds of parents believe they will have to borrow their children’s third level education.