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December 2017

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


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INTO News Kindling the Flame: INTO 150 Year History (1868-2018)  Minor Works Grant INTO calls for payment of grant AGS and editor of InTouch to retire: Peter Mullan announces his retirement  Supplementary Panel 2018/19 school year: Apply by 8 December  Your INTO subscription: Where your subscription goes  PDC meets with FSSU: Financial Support Service Unit expanding services • News briefs Cycle to Work Scheme Job-share register Branch organiser and SOC representative retires  Senior official completes Diploma in Employment Law Retrospective vetting: Update on vetting INTO meets with Andy Hargreaves: Renowned educationalist visits Head Office Gender Equality Taskforce: INTO general secretary appointed to Gender Equality Taskforce for Higher Education INTO Annual Congress 2018: Guide to Congress INTO Education Conference: Three pages of reports and pictures from the Education Conference, Letterkenny Vere Foster Medal Winners from St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Global Schoolroom: Teacher education programme, India Want to work in Head Office? Vacancies for officials • INTO Bursaries 2017/18 winners Home School Community Liaison Scheme: INTO submission to Oireachtas Retirements: INTO branches and districts honour retired members Around the branches: INTO president visits branches and schools around the country Harassment: Harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace Employment equality law: ICTU publishes guide to employment equality law

Newsdesk  Science Week 2017: Celebrating the world of science CumannnamBunscol: News update from Cumann na mBunscol New primary mathematics curriculum  Mini-Basketball: Want to promote mini-basketball in your school? Here’s how • St Hilda’s celebrate Lotto win: Staff syndicate pick up Lotto cheque  All-Ireland golf champions: St Mary’s CBS win major golf event for teachers

Life Travel: Eastern Europe’s hidden gem Finances: Save money this Christmas Fastest teacher in Ireland Food: Christmas winter warmers: Recipes for Christmas from Foodoppi FÍS Film Project: Celebrating 13 years at the FÍS Festival WW1 Christmas fund:  World War One handling box – Glasnevin Cemetery Museum A Christmas Childhood: Patrick Kavanagh’s poem captures the enchantment of Christmas Call of the forest: The forgotten wisdom of trees The BEE begins… St John of God NS gives the Eason Spelling Bee a go Leabhair don Nollaig: Irish resources from COGG egends, rhymes, quizzes and childhood games

Finishing Touches Noticeboard: Upcoming events The Source: October Comhar Linn draw winners Comhar Linn Crossword Winners Scoilnet Panel Plus Writers in Schools programme celebrates 40 years