Spring 2018 – Maths and Irish Courses for Parents

Please find below details re forthcoming courses taking place in Kildare Education Centre for Parents and Guardians. Please note – On-line booking required via Kildare Education Centre website www.eckildare.ie – On the top menu bar, click on Course Booking.  On the drop-down menu, click on Other Courses. 18KEC202 MATHS FOR PARENTS – HELPING YOUR CHILD WITH HOMEWORK Date:  Tues […]

Curriculum Meetings – All Classes

We will be holding Curriculum Meetings for your child’s class in the coming weeks.  These are meetings that will inform you about your child’s curriculum and the day to day running of your child’s class.  These meetings are organised to promote and nourish a positive partnership between you, your child and his/her teacher. Please note […]

News from the National Office

Dear Members,    Please find the attached letter from Paul Rowe, Educate Together’s CEO, regarding fire safety concerns in Educate Together schools.     With kind regards,    Liz Martin Administration Assistant    Educate Together Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay,  Dublin 7 Letter_to_Member_RE_FireSafetyConcerns

Free Special Needs Talks for parents, carers and teachers

TTT Events for April, May & June 2017 This series of TTT talks and workshops has been organised by Kildare Library Service as part of our Toys, Technology and Training Project and is funded by Kildare County Council. Attendance at all of the events is free of charge and open to everyone but advance booking is required. […]

New Webwise Guide for Parents

Webwise launched a new advice guide for parents on internet safety. The guide offers parents information, advice and conversation starters about the benefits and risks children need to be aware of when using the internet. Topics explored in the guide include cyber-bullying, screen time, sexting, social media and online pornography. The Parents’ Guide to a Better Internet is […]

Inclusion in Educate Together schools

Sir, – In her letter of March 21st, Dr Marie Griffin, chief executive of Ceist, the Catholic Education Irish Schools’ Trust, cites a 2012 ESRI longitudinal study that draws from data sets taken almost a decade ago, in 2007/08. The intervening years have seen a transformation in Irish society, culturally, economically and socially. Dr Griffin states […]

PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE DARK ABOUT STAFFING ALLOCATIONS

There is mounting anger in primary schools at Department’s silence on teacher numbers The INTO today condemned the failure of the Department of Education and Skills to notify schools of staffing numbers for the next school year. The union said principal teachers in particular are frustrated by the failure of the Department to provide needed […]

Minister Bruton commences 4-week consultation process on plans to address the role of religion in school admissions

Minister Bruton has announced a 4 week consultation period beginning from today 24th January until 20 February 2017.  The consultation document is available on the Department’s website at the following link: “The role of denominational religion in the school admissions process and possible approaches for making changes” On 16 January 2017, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton […]

Maths for Parents – Helping your child with Homework

Maths for Parents – Helping your child with Homework Date:                    Tues 7th February 2017 (7pm-9pm) Course Code:      17KEC202 Venue:                 Kildare Education Centre Facilitator:          David Dempsey   This is a short course on how to help your child with their maths homework. Reduce the “That’s not how teacher does it!” effect with tips on making homework more […]

Information leaflets for parents on the new Primary Language Curriculum

This curriculum is for children in junior and senior infants and in first and second class. It applies in all school contexts – English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools. The curriculum for junior and senior infants is aligned with the principles and methodologies of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. Click here to download […]

Special Educational Needs Conference

Sensational Kids Kildare charity to host Ireland’s first Special Educational needs conference on April 19th-20th during World autism awareness month Sensational Kids Special Educational needs conference, in partnership with The Special Needs Parents Association and mummypages.ie takes place during world autism awareness month- on April 19th-20th at Citywest.  This is Ireland’s first dedicated event with […]

NCCA – Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and Ethics: Questionnaire for Parents and Guardians

Please find below details and questionnaire from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in respect of Education about Religions and Beliefs.  The aim of this questionnaire is to gather the views of parents and guardians on the proposals for a curriculum in Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and Ethics. The questionnaire draws on […]

Helping your child prepare for transition to secondary school

Programme Name: Occupational Therapy Lecture Summary of Topics Covered Helping primary school children with issues such as Dyspraxia, Asperger’s, ADHD / ADD, Down Syndrome prepare to transition to secondary school.Dorothy Armstrong will host an evening that is aimed at parents, teachers and those who work with this population. It will cover issues such as: · The […]

Helping your child with their Maths homework

Helping your Child with their Maths Homework Please find below details of a course running in the Kildare Education Centre: Date:                     Mon 22nd February 2016 (7pm-9pm) Course Code:       16KEC213 Venue:                  Kildare Education Centre Facilitator:           David Dempsey A short course on how to help your child with their maths homework. Reduce the “That’s not how teacher does […]

Advancing School Autonomy in Ireland

Public Consultation: Advancing School Autonomy in Ireland Call for Submissions The Programme for Government includes a number of commitments regarding increasing the say of schools, parents and communities in the running of schools. The Department of Education and Skills is progressing the implementation of these commitments.  As part of this process, the Department has carried […]