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Primary school shake-up to focus on ‘play-led’ learning

Márta 29, 2017

Children would not study traditional subjects until aged 10, under new proposals Children at primary schools would not study traditional subjects until as late as 10 years of age, under proposals being considered by policymakers. Instead, there would be a much greater emphasis on creative play during the early years of primary school, and broader […]

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Longford principal lands plum job

Márta 21, 2017

Gaelscoil Longfoirt principal Yvonne Ní Mhurchú has told of her “great honour” at being elected president of a leading educational body for Irish language speaking schools. Ms Ní Mhurchú was elevated to the top table of national Irish organisation Gaelscoileanna Teo, the national co-ordinating body for schools teaching through the medium of Irish, following a […]

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Dead or alive? New campaign tackles Irish language myths

Márta 16, 2017

List of ‘alternative facts’ includes claims language is dead and Gaelscoileanna are élitist The Irish language is dead, Gaelscoileanna are elitist and Ireland would be socially conservative if we spoke Irish. These are some of the assumptions challenged by a new campaign designed to debunk misconceptions surrounding the language. Called Mythbusting, the campaign comprises a […]

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An dara siollabas Gaeilge don Teastas Sóisearach faofa ag an Aire Oideachais

Márta 15, 2017

Tá imní ann i measc lucht an Ghaeloideachais agus múinteoirí Gaeilge ar fud na tíre faoin siollabas nua agus meastar nach bhfuil dóthain ullmhúcháin déanta chun an siollabas a thabhairt isteach. Tá an siollabas nua Gaeilge don Teastas Sóisearach faofa ag an Aire Oideachais Richard Bruton. Deimhníodh i gciorclán a d’eisigh an Roinn Oideachais an […]

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New ambitious targets for Literacy and Numeracy set by Minister Bruton

Márta 15, 2017

Targeted improvements in Maths and reading for all schools – 50% of sixth class pupils to perform at the highest levels in reading and Maths by 2020 Increase by 42% the number of 6th class pupils in disadvantaged primary schools performing at the highest levels in Maths Particular focus on numeracy and digital skills The […]

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Irish-language schools conference to look at impact of `nurture’ groups

Márta 15, 2017

IRISH-language educators from north and south will gather this week to examine issues including the experience of the `nurture’ approach to schooling. Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta, the representative body for Irish-medium education in the north, will hold its annual conference on Thursday in An Carn, Maghera. It is expected to attract delegates from schools across Ireland […]

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Why one of Ireland’s most famous schools is going Gaelscoil

Márta 14, 2017

Synge Street in Dublin 8 is turning to the Irish language to restore pupil numbers t’s one of Ireland’s best-known schools, with an impressive roll call of past pupils such as Gay Byrne, Eddie Jordan, Eamonn Andrews and former president, Cearbhail Ó Dálaigh. It’s such a part of Irish culture, it even had a hit […]

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Iarrtha ag COGG ar an Roinn Oideachais gan an dara siollabas Gaeilge don Teastas Sóisearach a thabhairt isteach i mbliana

Márta 10, 2017

Creideann an Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta agus múinteoirí Gaeilge nach bhfuil an siollabas nua do chainteoirí líofa Gaeilge réidh le tabhairt isteach i Meán Fómhair mar atá beartaithe ag an Roinn Oideachais. Tuigtear do Tuairisc.ie go bhfuil iarrtha ag COGG ar an Roinn Oideachais gan an siollabas nua do chainteoirí líofa Gaeilge don […]

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Newbridge Gaelscoil choir raise €3,000 for Jack and Jill

Márta 8, 2017

The Newbridge Gaelscoil Chill Dara have raised a fantastic €3,000 for the Jack and Jill Foundations from the proceeds of their CD. The choir, which is based at the school on the Green Road, was delighted to present Hugo Jellett, CEO of the Jack and Jill foundation with the cheque last week. The funds were raised by the children of Gael […]

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All-Irish schools to get separate courses

Márta 8, 2017

Revamped junior cycle syllabus for schools with fluent speakers A radical change in the teaching of Irish at junior cycle will see the roll-out of a separate syllabus for students in all-Irish schools from September. For the first time, pupils in Gaeltacht and other Irish-medium schools will study the native language at a deeper level […]

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