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JUL

Vending machines selling unhealthy drinks and snacks should be banned from schools report

Vending machines selling unhealthy drinks and snacks should be banned from schools in the interest of tackling the problem of childhood obesity, the Oireachtas Education Committee recommends in a new report. Nor should unhealthy foods and drinks be available for sale in school canteens/shops, the committee states. Almost one in three Irish children were overweight in 2016, and about one in 10 were deemed obese ...

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JUL

Govt survey reveals eight out of 10 primary schools have smartphones ban

The Education Minister Richard Bruton says more than 80% of primary schools have a ban on smartphones. It comes as the Government has launched an action plan for online safety that includes providing more training for teachers. The plan also involves new criminal offences, a National Advisory Council for online safety and an information campaign on the issue. Minister Bruton said the use of smartphones in schools is being considered under the plan ...

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JUL

Education Committee Report calls for ban on vending machines in schools to counteract obesity

A new report from the Joint Committee on Education and Skills has made a number of recommendations aimed at countering childhood obesity. The ‘Report on tackling of obesity and the promotion of healthy eating in schools’ has highlighted not just parental involvement in tackling obesity, but also suggests measures that schools could take to promote healthy lifestyles and nutrition, coupled with the provision of physical education to prevent obesity before it becomes established ...

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JUL

Bill prohibiting baptism as requirement for school entry passes in D il

‘Baptism barrier’ to be lifted from September 2019 affecting over-subscribed schools Minority faiths will still be allowed to prioritise members of their religion in order to protect their ethos in cases where they are over-subscribed. Photograph: The Irish Times Most primary schools will not be able to give priority access to children on the basis of their religion from September next year, following the passage of “Baptism barrier” legislation in the Dáil on Tuesday night ...

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JUL

Teacher shortages at second level set to deepen

Department official says demographic bulge will cause pressure ‘across all subject areas’ Teachers’ unions have warned of a ‘crisis’ in the supply of teachers. Photograph: Getty Images Growing student numbers in secondary schools over the coming years will increase pressure on the system to ensure there are enough qualified teachers across all subjects. committee heard on Tuesday that school management bodies and teachers’ unions have warned of a “crisis” in the supply of teachers ...

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JUL

Minister Bruton Delivers New Law Making it Easier for Children and Parents to Access Local School

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., this evening (Wednesday, the 11th of July 2018) welcomed the passage of the Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill 2016 through both Houses of the Oireachtas. The Bill will now be sent to the President for signing and enactment. This new law will deliver a number of broad ranging reforms, which will make it easier for a child to access their local school ...

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