Growing up in Ireland report (2018): "Only quarter of 9 year olds get enough physical activity"

U16 Stratford Boys Basketball Oct 2018 Photo: Ms Finnegan
NEWS / 3 December 2018

In the Growing up in Ireland national longitudinal study of children, recent short reports on the lives of 9 year-olds from the study highlighted "just one-quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day – the World Health Organisation recommended level of activity for children" (Irish Heart Foundation).

This trend is also reflected in a report in The Irish Times from September 2016, which highlighted research by Dr Sinead Sheridan (DCU), which found "schoolchildren as young as 15 years of age are now presenting with warning signs of heart disease typically seen in people aged 55-60."

The following image outlines the Stratford College vision for Physical Education:

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Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

Review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

The review of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) took place between June 2018 and March 2019. It was successful in gathering the views of a wide range of stakeholders, demonstrating the level of interest in this aspect of education. We are now engaging in consultation to ensure the findings and related draft advice is reflective of the needs of students, schools and parents.

The NCCA would like you to consider the findings and the draft advice contained in the draft Report and to submit your views.

You can find the draft Report here.
You can find the summary of the draft Report here.

Please submit your views via the online survey here.
Or make a written submission using this template and emailing your response to RSEreview@ncca.ie.

The deadline for completing the survey or emailing a written submission is Friday 25th October 2019. After this phase of consultation is complete, a final report containing the advice for future directions will be completed and issued to the Minister for Education and Skills.

The NCCA wishes to thank the organisations, individuals and schools who have participated in the review to date.

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Subject Blogs, English/Drama, Library / 14 June 2019
Bloomsday in Rathgar: 15th & 16th June

Bloomsday in Rathgar: 15th & 16th June

Bloomsday celebrates 16th June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce's Ulysses. As part of the Bloomsday Festival (11th - 16th June), Rathgar village is celebrating Bloomsday on Saturday 15th from 1pm onwards.  On Sunday, 16th June 2019 local historian and auther, Ged Walsh is leading an historical literary walk around Rathgar starting from Herzog Park (beside Rathgar Tennis Club) starting at 11am. 

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