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June 2017

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


Keeping InTouch • Editorial • Letters • 10 Things You Should Know

INTO News • Report the Public Service Pay Commission Public Service pay talks begin Global Goals Cycle Round Ireland Droichead New interns appointed in head office for 2017/2018 President's visit Meet the CEC INTO Grants for educational research Clarification from DES on eligibility for contracts of indefinite duration New INTO officials Principals' and Deputy Principals' Consultative Conference 2017  Retrospective vetting Recently published… • Survey on standardised tests  INTO diary 2017/18 • Polasaí don Oideachas Gaeltachta • INTO Presidential Dinner 2017  Unite for quality Education and Leadership  Finding your feet in education  GPO Witness History • INTO summer courses Irish primary teachers visit Nicaragua Retiring this year?  Enjoy great new discounts with your Membership Plus Card Retirements Nurses don’t bake cakes to pay for heating– why must schools? Flagway project showcased in Jamboree A unique occurrence in Union Hall NS? Margaret Skinnider book launch Tributes

INTO Advice • An INTO guide to pensions Tax relief on your pension Renting a car? Watch out for hidden charges

Newsdesk • Marino Institute of Education lands Donaghy Cup Deputy Principals: interested in developing your leadership skills?  From preschool to primary  €29m sanctioned for summer works at primary level  International teacher conference in Limerick  Maths and language: Interested in developing and shaping the primary curriculum?  The INTO Mini sevens... 30 years a-growing  Memorable day in Croke Park for successful schools

Teaching Matters  Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan scoop first prize  Dance and storytelling… Creative Dance Tales…  Move well, Move Often– an exciting new resource! The three little pigs  Showcasing school work at end of year  Ready, steady... sports day!  Meitheal: Early intervention national practice model Climbing back through time at the Skellig Islands Dú Reviews

Finishing Touches • Noticeboard • The Source Comhar Linn Crossword Dyspraxia/DCD guide for families Cancer support Scoilnet Panel