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InTouch June 2010

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


In The News
Review of Head Office; Keeping up-to-date; Have you bought your tickets?; School Year Planner; Join the INTO online; INTO Diary 2010/11; Members vote 'Yes' to Croke Park Agreement; Important changes on teacher recruitment; 10 Things You Should Know

National News
Pension alert!; 600 extra teachers in September; Home School teachers meet with INTO; Young members taskforce; INTO/EBS Handwriting Competition

Conditions of Employment
Standardisation of the school year 2010/11; New regulations issued on unpaid leave; Supply panel ballot

Legal, Industrial Relations and Equality
Retention of fixed-term teachers; Standard application form

Communications, Principals & Social Inclusion
INTO group meets on special schools; NCSE considers wide agenda; Transitional arrangements for special schools; Special Olympics kicks off in Limerick

Curriculum Overload Project; iBBY Calendar; NCE-MSTL

Deirdre is new Equality Officer; 'See Change' in mental health attitudes; 'Good Practice Guidelines' as school policy

Professional Development & Trade Union Training
New branch officers' training 2010; Staff representative training; Staying involved in INTO seminars; Trade Union Training 2010 to date; INTO reduce summer course fees; Digital Bootcamp; Launch of development and intercultural education DVD at DICE Annual Conference; New Heritage Specialists; Education for All Global Awareness Week; Revitalise your teaching!

Media Report
INTO in the media May 2010

Principals' and Deputy Principals' Committee meet; Tom appointed to European Group on School Leadership; School Milk Scheme

National News
Froebel moving to NUI Maynooth; Marino and CICE to deliver B.Ed on campus; Retirement planning seminars; The Teaching Council; Support low-wage restaurant workers; Student teachers visit INTO Head Office; School Patronage Debate; Children First review

Cumann na mBunscol
GAA Summer Courses

National News
A Sikh Face in Ireland; Teacher of the Year Award; Down Syndrome Education Conference 2010; Scoil Chiarain win City Neighbourhood award; Feis Ceoil Choir of the Year

Newly appointed principal?; LDS Tánaiste Summer Programme 2010

National News
When my grandparents were young; The call to Mary I; Brendan Martin Cup dinner;

Around the Branches

John Carr
Tributes; John Carr in pictures

Dublin to India charity solo cycle

Teacher to Teacher
The importance of visual arts education; Philosophy with children; Assessment for learning and teacher learning communities; Using culture boxes in the modern language class

Science in the Classroom; Visual arts - A cautionary tale

National News
EBS and INTO congratulate winners of the National Handwriting Competition