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Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) was traditionally the Job of Schools and their Teachers to impart such Education to Children . Now it appears , some Schools are using the services of Trade Unions and Football Clubs . A number of Schools in Clondalkin
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Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

A new Fine Gael Bill entitled the "corporate governance bill 2021" will force Companies to select directors based on their gender rather than the person's skills , abilities , merits and qualifications . Under the new Bill , 40% of people recruited for Directorships must be selected on the
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Soldier slams identity politics within defence forces

Soldier slams identity politics within defence forces

An Irish Soldier of 21 years has described the defence forces participation in Pride led by vice admiral Mark Mellett as "a contemptable abuse of power" . Soldier Mike Connell from Galway , has taken to social media to explain through a series of videos why he left
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Question : How long more will taking the knee continue for ?

Question : How long more will taking the knee continue for ?

Just a quick letter . I was just wondering how long footballers will continue taking the knee . Its a year now and its still going on although not all teams do it . Will it continue for another year , 2 years ? , 3 years
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Should Wealthy areas of Dublin take their fair share of refugees and asylum seekers

Should Wealthy areas of Dublin take their fair share of refugees and asylum seekers

With the recent announcement by Government that it will take in hundreds of Afghan migrants under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme , cancel deportation orders on failed Afghan Asylum Seekers here and prioritise family reunification and Visas for Afghans , I ask the question , is it only fair
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Is now the time to consider HOME EDUCATING your Child ?

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Is now the time to consider HOME EDUCATING your Child ?
With the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic not showing any signs of departure . Is now the time to consider home education for your child . 
  


HOME EDUCATION
 
IS IT LEGAL
 
Yes! Home education is legal in Ireland and is enshrined in the Irish constitution. In 2000, the Irish Government brought in a system of registration for home educated children aged six to sixteen, with teenagers usually staying on the register until they reach eighteen. See the Legalities section for further details.

WHO CAN HOME EDUCATE

Anyone can home educate their children. You do not need a formal teaching qualification. You do not need a curriculum, formal lessons or a designated school room. You do need an interest in your children’s education and a commitment of time and energy. Home educators come from all walks of life and have a variety of reasons for choosing this option.

WHY HOME EDUCATE
 
The motivation behind home education is highly diverse. The principal motivations (in no particular order) are:Philosophical, e.g., looking for child led education.Child centred, e.g., some children respond badly to the structure of school.As a response to non-educational problems in school, e.g., bullying by pupils and teachers.Medical related, e.g., Dyslexia, autism, other special needs.Religiously related, e.g., Catholic, Muslim.Culturally related, e.g., resident foreign nationals, travelling community.

HOW DOES HOME EDUCATION WORK IN PRACTICE
 
Welsh researcher Alan Thomas carried out a study of home educating families that was published as “Educating Children at Home” by Continuum (ISBN 0304701793). He found that a great variety of methods and approaches were being used. Some families make a formal arrangement about hours and curriculum. Many others follow the interests and talents of the child and have a more open-ended approach. Most families will use a combination of these two broad approaches; often moving from a more structured to a more flexible system. The experience of home education is very different from school-based education. The amount that children learn without being taught is surprising to some but gratifying to all involved. It may help to take a long term view by realising that, although the “average child” may learn to read at, say, six, some children will not learn to read until much later. There is no evidence that these late readers are any less keen on reading when they see that it is useful to them. 

WHAT ABOUT EXAMS
 
Parents who are with their children every day do not need to see exam results to monitor their child’s progress, strengths or weaknesses. Exams measure only a small part of the skills that children need to acquire as they grow up. Self-esteem, social competence, emotional security, happiness and physical development are not easily monitored, let alone improved by examinations. When/if it comes time to sit formal exams like the Leaving Certificate or O and A levels, arrangements can be made through V.E.C.s, Adult Education Classes or the Dublin Tutorial Centre (www.dublintutorialcentre.com, Tel 01 661 2209). Junior and Leaving Cert can also be sat at any school by registering with the school in early January of the year that the exams will be taken. More information can be seen at www.examinations.ie. A-levels can also be taken through the National Extension College in the UK, email courses@nec.ac.uk website www.nec.ac.uk. 

WHAT ABOUT SOCIAL INTERACTION
 
A child does not need the Leaving Cert to go to college if the points for the course of choice are below 390. A FETAC/QQI course will achieve this amount of points and the child will get a zero round offer before the Leaving Cert results come out.

There is no evidence that children do not learn social skills when they are home educated. They are out and about in the world and after all that is what true socialisation is all about. Social skills research by Julie Webb (1990) and Gary Knowles (1993) concluded that “the idea of there being social disadvantage to home-based education was not supported by the evidence.  Indeed the evidence suggested the reverse.”  This is echoed in the research by Alan Thomas (1999) who found that “Socially, research shows broader and more applicable skills sets in home educated children compared with their peers.

Home educated children mix with their brothers, sisters, neighbours, friends and relations. Many of them participate in community and sports activities. Many of them take part in group activities – music, dancing, sports, clubs – outside the home. There is no evidence that home educated children lack positive social experiences and there is some evidence that they avoid some negative social experiences. Considering the amount of time that home educated children spend out in the wide world mixing with a variety of different people of differing ages it is clear that their social experience and hence social skills are at least as well developed as those of their school educated peers.

HOW DO CHILDREN FARE ACADEMICALLY
 
We believe that there is so much more to education than academic achievement.  In the words of William Butler Yeats “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”.  It nurtures creativity, empathy, passion and humour.  Home educators tend to think in terms of the needs of individual children.  However, to put our minds at ease, research has repeatedly found that home educated children excel in terms of intellectual achievements.  For research see Paula Rothermel (2002) who found impressive results for home educated children.  See also Alaska Dept of Education (1985), Hewitt Research Foundation (1985), (1986), Brian Ray (1991) amongst others.


For More Information Contact Home Education Ireland

Margaret Quaid (Email: hencontactofficer@gmail.com)
Cora McCauley (Email: henprofficer@gmail.com)
visit website :https://www.henireland.org/about-us/

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President Michael D pays respects to Antonio Gramsci - founder of Communist Party of Italy

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Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

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Sacramento : Teacher who boasted about turning pupils into communist revolutionaries faces imminent dismissal

Sacramento : Teacher who boasted about turning pupils into communist revolutionaries faces imminent dismissal

A civics teacher in Sacramento California who boasted about turning his pupils into communist revolutionaries within 180 days and awarding them curriculum points for taking part in left wing protests is facing imminent dismissal after a backlash from parents and school authorities alike . Teacher Gabriel Gipe of Inderkum High
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Afghan child killer suspect arrived in UK on Migrant Boat claiming to be refugee

Afghan child killer suspect arrived in UK on Migrant Boat claiming to be refugee

An Afghan man (Rasuili Zubaidullah) who is wanted in Austria on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl arrived in the UK claiming to be a refugee . The suspected killer and rapist arrived in Kent on July 18 on one of the migrant boats
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UK : Abortion hits record high in 2020 , 42% repeat abortions , 131 people had 9th abortion

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London : Pro Life resurgence amid soaring abortion rates

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Thousands of pro life supporters marched on Parliament Square in London on Saturday to show their concern over soaring abortion rates in the Country . In one of the largest rallies in recent years , the Annual March for Life rally experienced somewhat of a rebirth , as attendance
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I think Home education is a viable alternative and worth considering especially for parents with genuine concerns about either the virus or the radical sex education the state is planning for kids .
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if it was a choice between home schooling or VEGETATE together, i'd pick home schooling any day . vegetate together schools appear to have a left wing political agenda . nobody really knows whos Funding them . they appear to get funding from NGOs and I assume they have political agendas.
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still in shock . They want to teach infants masturbation now in creches and schools. how are they getting away with this . this woman here thinks its perfectly normal to teach 2 year olds masturbation .


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The Irish Christian Home Educators Association is also a useful resource for any parents considering home schooling their children . It was established in 2007 to represent the rights of Home educators in Ireland & also to provide a platform for Christian Home Educators in Ireland to develop contact, in addition to providing ongoing support.

https://www.ichea.net/about-us.html
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I feel sick, teaching 0-4 olds about masturbation and touching themselves , what kind of fckers sick bastards are running this country .
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people for the meaning of truth for mankind. COVID 19 ? FACT IS 
CREATED BY MAN IN A LAB AND MAN IN A LAB PROVIDES THE
SOLUTION " A VACCINE ". This is a no-brainer, FOLLOW THE
MONEY, FROM ROCKEFELLER TO GATES WHO..all government
Employees are guilty by being complicit, following orders and keeping your mouth shut was EXPOSED AND THRASHED AT
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THEY WILL TAKE EVERYTHING BECAUSE " YOU GIVE ALL "
Take back and fight for YOUR SCHOOLS,HOMES,LIVES AND THE
LEGACY OF IRISH IRELAND.It is understandable that Parents will
seek other options,like home schooling,for the moral education of
their Children.They might also congregate at a " Tree " for schooling.
They might have mass in open fields or grotto's because Church's
have failed or have been taken over BY ISLAM.They might use the
black economy or barter as an alternative against BIG CORP. They
might lose their jobs through imported foreign labour, and look to
EMIGRATION FROM IRELAND as the solution.Is this HISTORY
REPEATING ITSELF,IRISH HISTORY...THE PENAL LAWS ! Are Men and Women NOT WILLING TO DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS, are
they not willing to TAKE BACK WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY THEIRS but
will COWTOW TO A TRAITORS DAIL and a 2% MINORITY that is backed by NGO'S,EUUN AND COMMunISTS.These institutions were FOUGHT FOR BY YOUR ANCESTORS and handed down as
A LEGACY TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDRENS CHILDREN.....
You do not have to give ANYTHING AWAY,and it is not only your choice to do so. DEFEND YOUR OWN,POSSESSION IS 99% LAW,
otherwise we will see the resurgence of NO IRISH NEED APPLY,and
GOD FORBID,they would have you WEAR A MASK TO HIDE YOUR
 " IRISH IDENTITY " 
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I had a run around Fact check Sites, All are claiming that there is NO truth in the claim that children are to be taught to Masturbate!
Needless to say, the more left leaning of the publications are having a field day claiming that all who make the claim that masturbation is to be taught in school are dimwits who have simply fallen for a lie.

True or Not, I argued that a certain Labour Councillor had put the thought in peoples minds with her babies enjoy touching themselves claim.

Just a heads up, however I am not saying its true or untrue, just that it requires far more research!.
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To answer your question Laura, YES MEN & YES WOMEN!.

This is only the latest absurdity of many more to come directives, from the EU.

If Covid-19 proved anything about our political masters, it's that they will happily allow fellow Irish men & women to die, rather than in any way defy the EU, AS became clear in the first outbreak when Varadkar wouldn't close our borders because it would upset the EU!.

It's the price we pay so our Political leaders (elected & unelected) become more wealthy and secure big jobs after politics, with the blessings of EU leaders.

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I genuinely struggle with the theory that Children should be taught how to masturbate!.

WHY would anybody want to teach anybody else of any age to masturbate?.

I am so dumbfounded by this almost fanatical drive to teach infants to masturbate, that I genuinely can't help wondering about the motives or value of such teaching.

Especially when there are children in Ireland who struggle with reading, mathematics, writing and other skills of actual worth.

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twisted and perverted . country is in real trouble . but hey what can you expect when you have a children's minister that marches for abortion and has practiced witchcraft in the past .
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I wonder what teachers think of teaching this stuff to kids ? If this kind of thing is the future people will try to afford private schools or maybe take the home educate option.
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laura , please avoid using bad language .thanks . I agree with you though , it is beyond gross for any government to be teaching toddlers masturbation . its mentally ill . if parents dont want the state ramming this stuff down their throat well home education is a very attractive prospect
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President Michael D pays respects to Antonio Gramsci - founder of Communist Party of Italy

President Michael D pays respects to Antonio Gramsci - founder of Communist Party of Italy

Continuing his Tour of Rome President Michael D Higgins stopped at the grave of Antonio Gramsci and paid his respect to the man who founded and led the Italian Communist Party in the 1920s . Antonio Gramsci (1891 – 1937) founded the Communist Party of Italy in 1921 and was one
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Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

The Association shall require that its Members be and remain, neutral in matters of politics and religion - Rule 5.1.4 of the FAI governance Shamrock Rovers have announced they are forging an alliance with the Trade Union "Unite" to carry out educational programmes for children accross schools
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Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) was traditionally the Job of Schools and their Teachers to impart such Education to Children . Now it appears , some Schools are using the services of Trade Unions and Football Clubs . A number of Schools in Clondalkin
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Soldier slams identity politics within defence forces

Soldier slams identity politics within defence forces

An Irish Soldier of 21 years has described the defence forces participation in Pride led by vice admiral Mark Mellett as "a contemptable abuse of power" . Soldier Mike Connell from Galway , has taken to social media to explain through a series of videos why he left
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Auckland - Two people still in intensive care following Terrorist attack by refugee

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Afghan child killer suspect arrived in UK on Migrant Boat claiming to be refugee

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Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

A new Fine Gael Bill entitled the "corporate governance bill 2021" will force Companies to select directors based on their gender rather than the person's skills , abilities , merits and qualifications . Under the new Bill , 40% of people recruited for Directorships must be selected on the
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Sacramento : Teacher who boasted about turning pupils into communist revolutionaries faces imminent dismissal

Sacramento : Teacher who boasted about turning pupils into communist revolutionaries faces imminent dismissal

A civics teacher in Sacramento California who boasted about turning his pupils into communist revolutionaries within 180 days and awarding them curriculum points for taking part in left wing protests is facing imminent dismissal after a backlash from parents and school authorities alike . Teacher Gabriel Gipe of Inderkum High
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UK : Abortion hits record high in 2020 , 42% repeat abortions , 131 people had 9th abortion

UK : Abortion hits record high in 2020 , 42% repeat abortions , 131 people had 9th abortion

UK Abortion Rate hits all time high in 2020 with 210,860 abortions A total of 210,860 abortions took place in England and Wales in 2020 , the highest since records began back in 1968 when 23,641 abortions took place . In 2020, the majority of abortions 98.1% (205,930) were ground C
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Should Wealthy areas of Dublin take their fair share of refugees and asylum seekers

Should Wealthy areas of Dublin take their fair share of refugees and asylum seekers

With the recent announcement by Government that it will take in hundreds of Afghan migrants under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme , cancel deportation orders on failed Afghan Asylum Seekers here and prioritise family reunification and Visas for Afghans , I ask the question , is it only fair
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the Duke

Sep 18 , 4:10 pm
If these people in labour like communism so much why dont they go live in North Korea ?? why do they want to bring north korea to Ireland . the first thing to go in a communist regime is your ability to change your government , the next is your right to disagree with them , the next is your standard of living , everyone ends up in poverty while their government get rich
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Sep 18 , 8:05 am
Michael D, has no respect worth paying. Pretending to snub his Queen and DUP while cow towing to his MARXIST HERO. God save Ireland...because THE FIZZLE HIGGINS never will. TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY.
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