Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

Resources key to make PE a realistic choice for Leaving Cert

Irish Examiner Tuesday 13th December 2017 Teachers, equipment, and other resources are needed if physical education is to be a realistic Leaving Certificate subject choice in all schools, principals have warned. The message follows this week’s announcement by Education Minister Richard Bruton that the new PE subject will be available as an option in more […]

Schools ‘don’t have facilities’ to offer PE for Leaving Cert

Irish Independent Wednesday 13th December 2017 Many schools don’t have the gym facilities or equipment to offer the new Leaving Certificate subject in physical education (PE), principals have warned. The Government will have to provide funding to ensure equitable access to the subject for all pupils, according to National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals […]

PE at Leaving Certificate

Commenting on the announcement that PE will be examinable at Leaving Certificate level, Clive Byrne, Director of the National Association for Principals and Deputy Principals, said, “We welcome the introduction of PE as an examinable subject for the Leaving Certificate. This is a positive development for students which recognises the importance of a balanced, holistic […]

Commenting today on the publication of the Bertelsmann-Stiftung report, Clive Byrne, Director of the National Association for Principals and Deputy Principals

“It is hugely disappointing to see Ireland ranking poorly amongst our European partners for our investment in education – 21 out of 28 countries. It’s particularly disappointing given Minister Bruton’s goal to make Irish education the best in Europe by 2026. While today’s report has some positives for Ireland, it shows we have a long […]