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InTouch September 2007

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Check the index below for a list of articles published in this issue.


In the News
Commercial Products in Schools; Warning on Funding; Minister Decides Against Immersion Education; INTO Unhappy with Draft Behaviour Guidelines; Census of Members; Officers' Conference; Guiding Principals; Pensions and Pay Under Scrutiny; Joe Tops the Poll in Seanad Election; Tips for Parents

National News

Mary says farewell; INTO at ICTU; Changes at Head Office

Conditions of Employment

Hibernia students get incremental credit; Posts of responsibility - check your entitlement; Lunch time supervision (Circular 29/03)

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Minority Ethnicities and Minority Languages in Irish Education; Census figures show diversity in population; Principals in the Workhouse!

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Provisional/conditional recognition; School evaluation - what's the story

School appeal tests maternity protections; Teachers' equality claim settled; Civil partnership to be introduced

INTO Grants for educational research; INTO Consultative Conference on Education; The Big Ballot

Media Report
INTO class size campaign is highly commended; Class size at primary level remains high

Central Executive Committee News
Mary Cahillane, District 1; Peter McGrane, District 5; Séamus O'Longaigh, District 13; Noreen Flynn, District 9

Around the Branches
Inishturk NS wins website award; Kitt and kin; Irish Teacher Wins 2007 Innovative Teachers Award for EMEA; Primary teacher wins drama award

Participation Project
Your INTO staff representative

National News
Cumasú; Tánaiste

Cumann na mBunscol
National Awards time again!

National News
GAA resources for primary schools; Sea Stallion; Test your wits; Galway based teacher to perform in T36

Teacher to Teacher
Ó Bhéal Feirste go Baile an Choilig

National News
Rhyming and rapping Together


"Partnership is the key feature of education"

National News
The School Development Planning Service

Newly Qualified Teachers
First steps; Retirements

Teacher to Teacher

Craft in the classroom; Colour my learning

Co-operative games in the primary school; New beginnings!; ICT professional development