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#Schools

# schools - Monday 30 January, 2017

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.

# schools - Friday 4 November, 2016

Talks scheduled for tomorrow to avert large-scale teacher strikes

Teachers represented by the ASTI union will stop performing supervisory or substitution duties from Monday

# schools - Thursday 3 November, 2016

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

# schools - Thursday 27 October, 2016

ASTI is "a long way away" from temporarily suspending teachers strike

Today marked the first day of strike action for teachers across the country, with over 500 schools closed.

# schools - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

46% of Irish people support teachers as strikes set to go ahead

Teachers have planned to strike on seven days between 27 October and 7 December.

# schools - Friday 14 October, 2016

Seven weeks: That's how long the minister says there is to avoid school closures

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says they’d need seven weeks to put a contingency in place. .

# schools - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan

Last night, however, councillors voted in favour of cycle routes for specific schools – against opposition by the council manager.

# schools - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Sex education often 'out of touch and taught by embarrassed teachers'

Research has found stereotyping is common, with women often depicted as passive and men as predatory.

# schools - Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge How Posh Was Your School? Quiz

How Posh Was Your School?

We can tell you.

# schools - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

It now costs almost €800 to send a child to first year in secondary school

Barnardos is demanding action to help parents deal with back to school costs.

# schools - Monday 1 August, 2016

Here is how Ireland's bishops responded to being asked to hand over their schools

Then education minister Ruairí Quinn had high hopes when he wrote to bishops around the country back in 2013.

# schools - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Rate of autism among Irish school students much higher than previously estimated

14,000 students in Ireland have an autism diagnosis – that’s one in every 65.

# schools - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

# schools - Sunday 3 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 things you'll only know if you went to a Gaelscoil Gaelscoil

12 things you'll only know if you went to a Gaelscoil

All my Gaelscoil students, throw your hands up at me.

'Baptising my son so he could go to school was the most hypocritical thing I have done'

Parents spoke out about education equality in Ireland at a protest today.

# schools - Friday 20 May, 2016

Warnings of 'major disruption' to schools as teachers vote to stop working 33 extra hours

The hours were agreed under the Croke Park agreement.

# schools - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

A database listing all charities and other non-profits' finances launches today - it could change everything

Benefacts is going live online this morning. It’s free to access and the product of 15 months of very hard work.

# schools - Thursday 28 April, 2016

566 new resource teachers are on their way for children with special needs

Resource teachers are in addition to the mainstream class teacher.

# schools - Thursday 21 April, 2016

School students in Paris have had their smoking areas taken away from them

Schools had allowed pupils to smoke inside school premises to lower their risk of being attacked.

# schools - Saturday 26 March, 2016

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.

# schools - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Your photos: Children share their hopes and dreams as Ireland marks its Proclamation Day

From pre-schools to the Garda College – here’s how Ireland has been marking the day.

# schools - Monday 14 March, 2016

Secular Schools Ireland to apply to run three new primary schools in Dublin

Some 96% of primary schools are under religious control.

# schools - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

From The42 Cork captain turns to management as Chríost Rí win Munster Frewen Cup title Drought Is Over

Cork captain turns to management as Chríost Rí win Munster Frewen Cup title

Paul Kerrigan was involved as Chríost Rí saw off St Flannan’s.

# schools - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge An Antrim primary school sent this lovely letter to its students with their exam results Uplifting

# schools - Saturday 30 January, 2016

From The42 Benildus prevail in another thrilling battle to seal spot in Leinster final Fox In The Box

Benildus prevail in another thrilling battle to seal spot in Leinster final

Andrew Fox’s fisted goal was crucial as the Stillorgan school advanced to a showdown with Marist College.

# schools - Friday 29 January, 2016

Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils

New guidelines have been launched to help schools support LGBT students.

# schools - Thursday 28 January, 2016

The school-leaving age is set to be increased. Is it a good idea? Schools Out For Ever This post contains a poll

The school-leaving age is set to be increased. Is it a good idea?

It’s currently 16, should it be higher?

# schools - Friday 22 January, 2016

# schools - Saturday 2 January, 2016

'It's insulting to parents to say they're baptising their children to get them into a school'

The Primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was being overstated that this occurred regularly.

# schools - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Almost half of parents would not choose a Christian school for their child if they had the option

One in five people know someone who has baptised their child just to get them into the local school.

# schools - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Archbishop: 'Baptising children simply to be able to attend a specific school is an abuse of baptism'

Former Minister for Education and current Labour TD Ruairí Quinn spoke this morning of the urgent need for reform in the area.

# schools - Friday 20 November, 2015

From The42 Schools players have advantage over clubs, says SOB, but not because of old boys' network Production Line

Schools players have advantage over clubs, says SOB, but not because of old boys' network

The Leinster back row says more training time and better coaching pushes schools players on faster.

# schools - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Is your area getting a new school? Here's the full list

The government has announced hundreds of new school building projects.

# schools - Monday 9 November, 2015

Archbishop of Dublin in push for more non-denominational schools

Speaking this morning Diarmuid Martin said that a number of Catholic schools had already adopted a proximity policy.