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Local Artists To Feature In Major Tokyo Exhibition

Two young North County artists, both winners in the annual Texaco Children’s Art competition, are to have their winning works exhibited at the International High School Arts Festival, which takes place in Tokyo in August. The highly prestigious exhibition, now in its 18th year, is described as ‘a showcase for…


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St Francis Xavier Full Steam Ahead

St Francis Xavier National School (SFXNS) in Fingal, graduated from a new Irish STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) initiative ‘Maths in a Box’, aimed at providing a stimulus to primary school pupils to actively engage with STEAM subjects outside of their curriculum. Pupils from both 5th and 6th…


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Great Year For Swords School

As the school year has come to a close, Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe in Swords were very proud of their student’s varied achievements, including curricular, cross-curricular and extra-curricular events. Principal, Séamus Seaghach told the County Leader, “We had huge success on the playing fields this year. Our senior boys’ and senior…


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Lusk Teacher Sets Off To Conquer The World

Rush and Lusk Educate Together NS was a buzz as crowds gathered to wish teacher Dermot Higgins farewell on his cycle around the world. Dermot is hoping to gain a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person, at 55 to cycle around the world. Dermot…


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New Computer Room For St Mary’s Baldoyle

Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton, recently formally launched the new Computer Room in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle. The Minister praised the quality of the new Computer Room and outlined the value of IT in education and promoted the concept of the flipped classroom. The Minister also…


Mark Cunningham

Popular River Valley Principal Retires

Popular principal of Holy Family Junior National School, Mark Cunningham has decided to call it a day after a teaching career that spanned 35 years. Children, teachers and parents thronged the school yard on Thursday last, where the school orchestra made up of teachers, entertained the large crowd who turned…


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Loreto College Awards Day

Loreto College Swords held its annual end of year prize giving ceremony at the school recently. The awards were for non-academic achievements and were for endeavours in the area of outstanding sporting success, music, baking, arts and drama. Principal, Peter McNamara was delighted with the level of success achieved by…


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New Scheme To Help With School Costs

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme for 2017 is now open for applications. The budget provision for the 2017 scheme is E37.4 million and eligible families will receive a once-off payment to assist them with the extra costs incurred when children start school in September 2017. Balbriggan…