Creative Engagement – Image of the Day – Irish Times

Flowering talent Creative Engagement Exhibition

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/images-of-the-day-1.4088661

Celebrating the work of schools committed to entrepreneurial education

Junior Achievement Ireland announces Microsoft as partner for the inaugural TESA Summit 2019

Mental health campaign aims to help young people preparing for exams – Breakingnews.ie

The HSE has launched a new phase of a mental health information programme called Mind Monsters for young people preparing for exams.

The Mind Monsters campaign was initiated in 2018 and aims to help adolescents and young adults through tough times with their mental health.

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Mental health campaign aims to help young people preparing for exams – Irish Examiner

The HSE has launched a new phase of a mental health information programme called Mind Monsters for young people preparing for exams.

The Mind Monsters campaign was initiated in 2018 and aims to help adolescents and young adults through tough times with their mental health.

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Reforms needed to tackle Leaving Cert anxiety, say principals

Irish Times – 6th June 2018

Reforms needed to tackle Leaving Cert anxiety, say, principals,

‘There’s a reason grown adults still have nightmares about it’

School principals say Leaving Certificate reforms are urgently needed to ease some of the anxiety it is causing among students.

The warning comes as almost 121,000 students prepare to begin their Junior and Leaving Cert exams on Wednesday.

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals said pressure caused by the high-stakes, terminal exam was causing some students to spend much of their time at second level in “perpetual anxiety”.

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And they’re off… Over 121,000 Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams today

Irish Independent 6th June 2018

And they’re off… Over 121,000 Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams today

Almost 121,000 Leaving and Junior Certificate candidates begin their exams today with the best wishes of the country behind them, including a good luck tweet from Education Minister Richard Bruton.

National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals director Clive Byrne said it was time for students to showcase their creativity and knowledge.

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Call for Saturday Leaving Cert exams to ease ‘appalling’ pressure on students

Irish Times Online

Friday, 20th April 2018

About 70 pupils face sitting three exams in a single day due to timetable congestion

About 70 students iin this year’s Leaving Cert exams face sitting three exams in a single day due to subject clashes and timetable congestion.

 School principals have called for Leaving Cert exams to be held on Saturdays to help ease “appalling” pressure on students.

About 70 students in total in this year’s exams face sitting three exams in a single day, over the course of about nine hours, due to subject clashes and timetable congestion.

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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.

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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 Inspector of the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills, Harold Hislop.

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https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/concern-over-quality-of-irish-teaching-in-schools-466736.html

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.
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