Entries by Michelle O'Hanlon

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 […]

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 […]