Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

NAPD-R Dublin Spring Lunch Event Thursday 22nd March 2018

Note to all our Guests   When arriving at the National Gallery  please enter by the Nassau St/Clare St entrance. This will bring you into the foyer area alongside the Gallery shop and downstairs restaurant  Assemble there between 11.45-12.00 If you arrive early, there is, as you probably already know, a nice cafe there. We […]

Allianz – Weather Warning

With the imminent arrival of the “Beast from the East”, it is a good time to review your procedures for severe or prolonged cold weather. Below we have outlined some basic tips to protect your school property, that should be adhered to in the immediate run up to such an event : It is very […]

Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary schools 2017

The final version of the update for schools on CPD support arrangements for the revised child protection procedures is now available. General queries in relation to school closures or the ‘Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary schools 2017’ should be e-mailed to the Department at: schoolgovernance@education.gov.ie General queries in relation to child protection CPD should […]

Concern over teaching of Irish in primary and secondary schools

RTE Online Monday 5th February 2018  Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals Clive Byrne said the report shows that schools will deliver when they are given the right kind of supports. He said: “While today’s findings are very encouraging, I am also mindful of the remaining challenges for secondary education. Read more: https://www.rte.ie/news/education/2018/0205/938411-irish-primary-schools/

Concern over quality of Irish teaching in schools

Irish Examiner Tuesday 6th February 2018  There has been a marked deterioration in the standard of Irish among pupils in primary schools. A new report raises concern over the quality of teaching of Irish at primary and secondary level. It is one of a number of issues raised in the latest report by the Chief […]

Secondary students to receive lessons on dangers of ‘webcam blackmail’

Irish Times Tuesday 6th February 2018  New internet safety initiative to support teachers address online sexual coercion Online sexual coercion, or “webcam blackmail”, is to be addressed in the classroom under a new internet safety initiative. Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/secondary-students-to-receive-lessons-on-dangers-of-webcam-blackmail-1.3382660

Call for Leaving Cert oral exams to be conducted during Easter break

Irish Examiner Wednesday 7th February 2018  There have been calls for teachers to carry out Leaving Certificate oral examinations during the Easter break – due to concerns over a shortage of state examiners. The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is backing the idea. Read more: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/call-for-leaving-cert-oral-exams-to-be-conducted-during-easter-break-826769.html

Pupil power: taking control of online safety

Irish Independent Thursday 8th February 2018  A new internet resource for Second and Third Year SPHE classes aims to empower teens to deal with the ‘sextortion’ threat, writes Katherine Donnelly. A recent survey of Irish second-level students showing that one in three Sixth Year pupils have sent a sexually explicit image is a wake-up call […]

Principals call for Leaving Cert oral exams to be moved

Irish Times Monday 5th February 2018  School heads propose changing exam dates to tackle crisis in recruiting examiners.  School principals have proposed moving the Leaving Cert oral exams to the Easter holiday period to ease acute pressure on recruiting examiners for key subjects. Read More: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/principals-call-for-leaving-cert-oral-exams-to-be-moved-1.3379724

Low fitness level in exam students at second level

Commenting on the results of the findings, gathered as part of the Irish Life Health’s 2017 school fitness challenge survey, Clive Byrne, Director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, said: “It is absolutely vital that we recognise the importance of students’ physical health, particularly during exam years when stress levels will rise […]