Public discourse on the establishment of Community National Schools

So it seems the Minister for Education’s announcement that he plans to focus on the Community National School (CNS) model has really put the cat amongst the pigeons. Paddy Monaghan, a barrister and member of Educate Equality, and now a long-standing objector to the current education model, has voiced his opinion against the CNS model,[…]

primaryschools.ie Go Fund Me campaign

I set up primaryschools.ie  after hearing from so many parents that enrolling their child in primary school was really stressful. I couldn’t believe that in this day and age, parents were still filling out paper applications and posting them to schools, or in the majority of cases, actually taking time off work to drop it[…]

Junior Entrepreneur Programme

The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is a 10 – 16 week entrepreneurial education programme for primary school pupils. The not-for-profit programme is led by Jerry Kennelly (founder & CEO of Tweak.com) in association with academic partner, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Developed in Ireland. The principles of the Primary School Curriculum are embedded in JEP utilising[…]

Department of Education commences consultation process on education strategy

The Department of Education has commenced a consultation process to determine the pathway for education over the next 3 years in conjunction with the new Programme for Government.  All major stakeholders have been invited to complete the survey, but the survey is also available to the general public. The survey focuses on areas such as[…]

Early intervention study shows significant improvement in children’s lives

Preparing For Life have released the outcomes of a study, carried out over 7 years, of their home visiting, early intervention programme, which aims to improve the life outcomes of children living in disadvantaged communities. The study provided home visits from pregnancy through to school entry and covered 5 dimensions; physical health and wellbeing, social[…]

New government promises 400 multi or non-denominational schools by 2030

The new government has promised to provide 400 new multi-denominational or non-denominational schools by 2030. This comes in the wake of severe criticism by the UN Council on Ireland’s continued breach of Human Rights in the area of pupil access to education. The Programme for Government states “A road map has been agreed for a[…]