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Primary Teachers - Farm Safety Message  

The Health and Safety Authority has developed resources to give farm safety messages to Primary students in 30 minutes. These are available at www.hsa.ie under Teacher Supports and Resources. These include a Farm Safety Presentation-primary: a set of seven PowerPoint slides, specifically developed for use in all Primary classes. Teachers can use them with their whiteboards or print off to photocopy. On the Farm videos showcase child safety on the farm from the child’s own perspective. In addition to this, the HSA's dedicated e-learning portal www.hsalearning.ie contains a short interactive course for Primary students called Keep Safe on the Farm (2 x 40 minute online lessons suitable for the whiteboard). A certificate can be downloaded for the class once complete.

Schools Excellence Fund - Creative Clusters

PLEASE NOTE: Date extended to 23rd June.

Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Education Centres. A Creative Cluster will typically consist of between three and five schools collaborating on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative arts and creative learning project which supports them to address a common issue or challenge. Please note that applications have to be submitted to the local full-time Education Centre by the deadline of 23rd June 2018. Detailed information on Creative Clusters and how to apply can be found here.

Some frequently asked questions are:If my school has applied to the Arts Council to be a Creative School can we also apply to the Creative Clusters initiative? You are eligible to apply to both initiatives, however, in the event that your application to Creative Schools is successful you will not be eligible to also participate in the Creative Cluster Initiative. This is in order to ensure that as broad a range of schools as possible receive support to develop their capacity in the area of the arts and creativity.

Is there a connection between Creative Schools and Creative Clusters? Yes. Creative Schools and Creative Clusters are both important initiatives of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. We anticipate that there may be opportunities for schools in both pilot initiatives to come together to share learning and best practice and that across Ireland a community of schools can connect, grow and support other schools on their journey”.

Important Information for NQTs  

Please note this important Information for NQTs regarding registration requirements
for the Teaching Council.
● NIPT Workshops are a requirement for NQTs in schools who are
completing Probation (Primary) or PQE (Post Primary).
● Workshops are not a requirement for NQTs engaging in the
Droichead process.
● However, NQTs participating in Droichead can count a workshop
as an Additional Professional Learning Activity , with the agreement
of their Professional Support Team in school.
● NQTs are required to attend one Cluster Meeting per Term, in sequential order, for the duration of their Droichead process.
● For NQTs teaching in schools with 16 or more classroom teachers
(Primary), or more than 400 pupils (Post-primary) or in a SEN
Setting, the only route of Induction is via the Droichead process.

For NQTs following the NIPT Workshop programme, some workshops are available online and can be completed using the following link: http://onlinelearning.teacherinduction.ie.

Foclóir - English-Irish Dictionary Focloir 

Foclóir - Foras na Gaeilge's English-Irish Dictionary, now works on mobile devices as well as desktop computers. The dictionary is completely free and also contains grammatical information and sound files. For more information click here.

 

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