ACCLAIMED filmmaker Damian O’Callaghan is well used to creating cinematic magic on screen.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2019
A parents’ representative group has warned Facebook it could be making a “big mistake” in reversing a ban on graphic content on the site, including beheading videos.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2013
Parents have urged teachers not to disrupt students’ education as they begin industrial action at 500 second-level schools today.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2013
Anti-bullying awareness adverts will be inserted in a large percentage of primary and secondary school textbooks by the end of 2014.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2013
Guidance counsellors were busy yesterday dealing with queries about appealing grades and calculating college points as parents and students summed up their results.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2013
Guidance counsellors say disappointment with today’s results should not mean an end to further study or career aspirations.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2013
Celebrate with style, not with pace. That’s the message from a number of organisations urging Leaving Certificate students who intend to celebrate their results with alcohol to do so responsibly.
Schools should ban smart phones and social networks, with most adults regarding cyberbullying as a significant threat to the mental health of children.
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013
Parents who fear their child is a bully have to get to the root of the problem instead of ignoring it or reacting with anger, writes Jackie O’Callaghan
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012
The National Parents’ Council has commended the swift action of a school authority in disciplining girls involved in a fight which was recorded and posted on the internet.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2012
A Cork secondary school has described a fight between two young female pupils that went viral as “appalling and unacceptable” as three students were suspended last night and more face similar sanctions.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2012
Students and parents’ organisations have welcomed the planned overhaul of the Junior Certificates that will move the emphasis away from the final exam.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2012
With holidays over, how do you cope with the battles about TV, bed-time and dating, asks Denise Deegan
Wed, 05 Sep, 2012
Parents of second-level students have welcomed proposals by universities to overhaul the points system but want to see changes happen fast.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2012
Disappointed college applicants are being advised to consider the various options available if they did not get the place they had been hoping for from the CAO today.
Mon, 20 Aug, 2012
While the Leaving Certificate results can seem like the be all and end all, in reality there are so many other options for your future, according to mental health promoter HeadsUp.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2012
EARLY each morning before departing to sit his Leaving Certificate exams, Jackie O’Callaghan’s son would take out his electric guitar.
Tue, 29 May, 2012
Did parents know what their kids were planning when they let them travel to RTÉ to support Jedward at the Eurosong finals?
Mon, 27 Feb, 2012
Almost 54,500 people have already entered the race for college places this autumn up to last Friday’s early Central Applications Office (CAO) deadline.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2012
EXCESSIVE homework is a pointless exercise that is eroding family life, an education expert has claimed.
Tue, 15 Nov, 2011
AS THOUSANDS of students began the search for accommodation after taking up third-level places, parents have called on colleges to allow families breathing space to pay their fees.
Tue, 23 Aug, 2011
CHRIS SCANLON was looking forward to finishing his business administration degree in 2013 until he found out his grant will be cut next year by about €1,500.
Thu, 09 Dec, 2010
COLLEGE staff need to change their methods and their attitudes to teaching students with disabilities, it was claimed.
Wed, 04 Nov, 2009
THE new test used in addition to Leaving Certificate results to select entrants to medical school is a barrier to poorer students becoming doctors, an equality expert has claimed.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2009
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