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#Back To School

From TheJournal.ie Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000 Business Studies

Sending a child back to school costs over €1,000

Almost a third (31%) of parents find themselves in debt covering back to school costs.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What are the best school days of your life? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What are the best school days of your life?

Ah, to be starting it all over again.

From TheJournal.ie 'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?' Opinion

'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?'

Claire Micks writes about her memories of her first days of school and how she now feels about her daughter starting ‘Big School’.

8 things all Irish kids secretly loved about going back to school

Fruit Pastilles pencil case on FLEEK.

9 back-to-school offers that should have never existed

Wine, wine, and more wine.

From TheJournal.ie What to do if your child's hair gets infested with head lice Back To School

What to do if your child's hair gets infested with head lice

Sorry to bring it up, but…

This reporter managed to break a kid's heart on his first day of school

Rule number one: Don’t say ANTHING about mam not being there for the day.

From TheJournal.ie Just how expensive is this time of year for parents? It’s the week in numbers Back To School

Just how expensive is this time of year for parents? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How much beer is made in Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie "The price of sending kids back to school is ridiculous" - parents want school crests taken off uniforms Uniform Thinking

"The price of sending kids back to school is ridiculous" - parents want school crests taken off uniforms

Sending children to school is getting more and more expensive.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

From TheJournal.ie A lot of parents are struggling to afford back to school costs Business Studies

A lot of parents are struggling to afford back to school costs

Just a week after the school year ended, many parents will be fretting about the cost of books, supplies and uniforms,

From TheJournal.ie Principals face high levels of bullying and even violence from pushy parents School

Principals face high levels of bullying and even violence from pushy parents

Principals are almost twice as likely to face threats or actual violence than other working groups.

From The42 Lawrie among four Irish golfers going back to school after losing Tour card Back To School

Lawrie among four Irish golfers going back to school after losing Tour card

The lottery of the European Tour’s Qualifying School awaits.

From TheJournal.ie The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students Back To School

The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students

Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: How do you feel about sending your little one off to school? 1 September

9 memories from the first day back to primary school

Time of our lives.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential Wetting The Bed

Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential

Disrupted nights can damage children’s self-esteem and exhaust them before a day at school.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets Along In A Minute

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

9 crucial back-to-school supplies every 90s kid coveted

The only thing that made going back to school bearable.

From TheJournal.ie Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned Back To School

Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned

Schools generally experience a spike in head lice cases at the start of a new term, as children congregate after months apart…

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school Money Money Money

Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school

Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The weighty issue of school bags needs to be addressed... Back To School

Opinion: The weighty issue of school bags needs to be addressed...

The Ministry for Education continues to ignore the damaging effects of an overweight backpack.

From TheJournal.ie Celebration? - fear of 'birthday marathon' creates dread in parents Back To School

Celebration? - fear of 'birthday marathon' creates dread in parents

The cost of birthday presents can put a financial burden onto Irish parents.

From TheJournal.ie Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families' Back To School

Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families'

Barnardos calls on government to take a stand on cost of school uniforms and books as parents are “being pushed to breaking point again and again”.

From TheJournal.ie How much does it cost to send your kid to school? Charity

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?

Barnardos wants to know about the price of socks, PE clothes and tablets.

From TheJournal.ie Was your child's school uniform made by children? Ask your retailer, parents advised... Child Labour

Was your child's school uniform made by children? Ask your retailer, parents advised...

Teachers’ union the INTO says shoppers picking up uniforms for their children should ask retailers whether child labour was used in the clothes’ manufacture.

From The42 From captain to manager? Robbie Keane begins coaching qualifications Back To School

From captain to manager? Robbie Keane begins coaching qualifications

The 33-year old will start the UEFA A and B diploma course this week.

We just want to cheer you up this morning...

… so here are a few LOLs.

From TheJournal.ie This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent SCHOOL DAYS

This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent

The questionnaire aims to find out if parents want their children wearing school uniforms and, if so, what type they would like them to wear.

From TheJournal.ie Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniforms Cost Of School

Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniforms

Ruairí Quinn has launched proposals to cut the cost of school uniforms by empowering parents to make their views known to schools.

From TheJournal.ie 118 new classes to open for children with special needs Back To School

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents?

There have been calls for schools to allow parents to buy generic uniforms and iron-on crests to save money. Do you agree?

6 very helpful notes from kids to teachers

Kids can be very… direct.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums Awwww This post contains images

PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums

Some laughed, most cried as they realised their parents were actually going to leave them with a stranger called ‘Teacher’.

From The42 8 reasons why going back to school wasn't so bad Memory Lane

8 reasons why going back to school wasn't so bad

Best days of your life…