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New Governance Manual for Primary Schools

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Tuesday September 24) thanked thousands of volunteers who have served on primary school boards of management over the last four years. The Minister passed on his thanks as a new Governance Manual for Primary...

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First intake of student teachers to Irish-Medium B.Ed.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has welcomed 36 student teachers who have begun studying the new Irish-medium Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching - Initial Teacher Education Programme) at Marino Institute of Education. The B.Ed. will be delivered...

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New Primary Language Curriculum

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. today launched the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile – a fundamental change in how children learn English and Irish in school. The new curriculum is being introduced for pupils of all abilities...

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Five new primary schools designated as Irish-medium

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced that five new primary schools being established from 2020-2022 are being designated for Irish-medium education. The Minister took the decision following an analysis of the availability of...

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Foras to apply for patronage of 11 new post-primary schools

From We are applying to open 11 new Gaelcholáistí in 2020 and 2021. Each Gaelcholáiste will be a co-ed, multi-denominational, secondary school. Each area needs a new school to cater for a growing population. We want to give parents a new choice...

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