Blue Star Programme 2017/18

Blue Star Programme 2017/18

European Movement Ireland has announced that the Blue Star Programme will be running for its seventh year over the 2017-2018 school term and the registration process for interested primary schools across Ireland is now open! What is it? The Blue Star Programme is a...
New Áras Children’s Website

New Áras Children’s Website

President Michael D. Higgins today launched a new website that is being provided for children interested in learning more about their Head of State. The Children’s Section of www.president.ie is a new interactive website providing information about the role and work...
RDS Primary Science Fair 2008

RDS Primary Science Fair 2008

The Call for Entries for the RDS Primary Science Fair 2018 is now open and will close on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The RDS Primary Science Fair is a non-competitive exhibition which showcases primary school STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and maths)...
Autism Toolkit

Autism Toolkit

As many of you may know, I started teaching in a newly established Autism Unit attached to a mainstream school in September 2013. It was a massive learning curve for me which took me a while to get my head around as it is a totally different way of teaching compared...
Course Days

Course Days

It’s an annual summer ritual for most primary teachers – get the Summer Course done to get your three days leave for the following school year. Course Days, or Extra Personal Vacation (EPV) Days to give them their correct title, have been around for many...
Using Infant Books For Literacy Activities

Using Infant Books For Literacy Activities

In our SEN setting (an autism unit) we are constantly looking for inventive ways of helping pupils to learn and consolidate a basic sight vocabulary in order to allow them to access reading material. We came across an online idea of using books designed for small...