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
About Michelle O'Hanlon
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Michelle O'Hanlon contributed a whooping 61 entries.
Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon
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 […]
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
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 […]
Click here to download your January edition of bulletin.
Irish Examiner – Wednesday 10th January 2018 Funding for post-Leaving Certificate courses will depend on their ability to match the staffing needs of local employers, under proposed new regulation of the sector. Read More…..
An average of 33,000 students per year enrolled in a PLC course between 2011 and 2015, according to ESRI and SOLAS reports; 62% of the students surveyed received achieved 200-400 points in their Leaving Certificate picked a PLC course as their first choice; However, high quality of PLC education is at risk due to continued […]
Please find the links below for the reference documents at the end of the article “How do schools work?” Pages 54-55 Deputy Principal Role Intro Deputy Principal Role 1 Deputy Principal Role 2 Deputy Principal Role 3
RTE News, Education Tuesday 12th December 2017 Schools are being forced to raise funds to build sports halls and only half of all secondary schools have a gym, according to secondary school principals.They say they are concerned that not all schools will be able to offer Physical Education as a Leaving Certificate subject as a […]
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 […]
Welcome to NAPD
The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is the professional association for second level school leaders in Ireland.