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InTouch June 2009

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


In The News
Minister Haughey announces plan for integration of education services; Clarifications on POR Moratorium; Full impact of levies on 28 May; Special Congress on INTO Rules; Election of INTO General Treasurer; Seminar stresses importance of School Leadership; Hands Up for Education; Thank you Joan; Registration Renewal

Conditions of Employment
Standardisation of the school year

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Irish language requirement - adaptation period; Teaching Council bursaries

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
Written Out, Written Off; Yellow Flag debate; Focus groups on SNAs; NCSE newsletter

Positive about Irish; Arts in the primary schools; Free pre-school year proposed; Schools make it happen..; New website for new teachers

'Anseo' Conference announced; Forbidden by law to work without husband's permission

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
Irish Aid funding given to support INTO Solidarity and Equality Summer Course; Incredible Years certificate presentation; Biodiversity Seminar; INTO bring 'Interacting' to Dublin; Peer Tutoring Seminar in Dunmanway; Music completes the child; New branch officers training 2009; Autumn programme; Staff representatives training seminars; Electronic assistive technology library

Teaching English in Bonga

Central Executive/Head Office News
New INTO website; INTO online services; School year Planner 2009/10; INTO e-newsletter

Media Report
In the media - April and May

National News
Zoom ahead with books; Champions of Europe!; Earth Explorers; Winner - May caption competition

Cumann na mBunscol
GAA 125 Schools Day; National Awards; GAA Summer Courses; Go Games statement; National Handball Days

National News
Protect Special Classes; INTO Members' Diary 2009/10; 1969 A look back for our retiring colleagues

Branches: Rathmore; Craobh an Earagail; North Carlow; Waterford City

A shredded voice is not recyclable!; Interview preparation; Appointment Procedures for Primary Schools

Teacher to Teacher
Nutrition interventions; Dáil Debate on special educational needs; The BEd in Education and Psychology

National News
European Day of Languages; EBS/INTO National Handwriting Competition winners

Teacher to Teacher
Múinteoirí sásta le Séideán Sí; Egg-cellent lessons at Ballyraine NS!; Visualise this!

Leaving Queenstown, leaving home; Looking back on the school year; Information updates from the NCTE; FIS Summer course; www, blogs, wikis, podcasting; NCTE Summer Course Programme 2009; Scoilnet brings World Book Online to your classroom; Active Playgrounds

Dr Concepta Conaty; Noel Morris; Caitríona Mhic Airt; Ciara O'Flynn