December 4, 2018
going to college in Ireland CAO

CAO – A Guide for Parents Part 1

Running the gauntlet of the CAO application process has become a right of passage in Ireland. It was founded in Galway in 1976, with nine colleges […]
October 23, 2018
European Dyslexia month

October is European Dyslexia Month

We are halfway through European Dyslexia month and so far, it has been pretty low-key. Dyslexia is part of a range of learning differences known as […]
October 3, 2018
Dyscalculia math dyslexia

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia might seem like the new kid on the block, in terms of specific learning differences but the phrase first appeared in the 1940’s. However, it […]
September 18, 2018
exemptions and accommodations

RACE: Reasonable Accommodations in State Exams

In the Leaving Cert & Junior Cycle exams, most of the special access or other arrangements available arise from the state’s duty to provide reasonable accommodations […]
September 12, 2018
New Junior Cert grades

Junior Cert and Junior Cycle Grading System Explained

As the Junior Cert gradually transitions into the Junior Cycle, a dual marking system exists. Here is an explanation of both:
September 11, 2018
resource teacher

Having a Meeting regarding Resource Hours is Important

Having a meeting regarding the provision of additional resource hours for your child can often bring mixed emotions amongst parents. For some, there is relief that […]