Schools’ booklet on the War of Independence

By Dan Walsh Wexford Libraries have launched “County Wexford War of Independence and Civil War: an educational resource” in Wexford Library, a booklet charting events and timeline of the War of Independence and the Civil War in County Wexford. It is a resource for young people from 4th class in primary school to 3rd year in secondary school. Cathaoirleach of WexfordContinue reading “Schools’ booklet on the War of Independence”

University Governing Board announced

By Dan Walsh The former Provost of Trinity College Dublin and native of Oulart, Co. Wexford, Dr Patrick Prendergast has been appointed as the first Chairperson of the new Technological University of the South East. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Science and Innovation, Simon Harris, made the announcement this morning on a visitContinue reading “University Governing Board announced”

Budget approval for Bunclody Vocational College

By Dan Walsh The Department of Education has approved a multi-million euro budget for the construction of a new four-storey building on the grounds of Bunclody Vocational College on Irish Street. Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Chairperson of Bunclody Vocational College said; It is positive news for the School and for the young people of Bunclody areaContinue reading “Budget approval for Bunclody Vocational College”

University application lodged this week!

By Dan Walsh The formal application for the Technological University for the South East (TUSE) will be lodged this Friday. The Governing Body at Waterford Institute of Technology met on Tuesday and the Governing Body at IT Carlow meets on Thursday to formally ratify the bid. Minister Simon Harris and the IT Presidents will briefContinue reading “University application lodged this week!”

Investment is critical to Wexford TUSE

By Dan Walsh The evolution of Irish higher education where there is a very rapidly changing Irish education landscape and institutes of technology across the country are merging to form a new type of Irish university – the Technological University – and the South-East (TUSE) project is progressing very well and working towards designation byContinue reading “Investment is critical to Wexford TUSE”

Special Needs base at new Wexford school

By Dan Walsh Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has confirmed to Minister James Browne that the new second level school in Wexford town will have a 4 classroom Special Education Needs base. Minister Browne commented; “I have been contacted by parents requesting inclusive facilities in the school for pupils with special needs. I amContinue reading “Special Needs base at new Wexford school”

Site for new 500-student school to be sourced for Gorey

By Dan Walsh Confirmation from the Department of Education and Skills that an additional secondary school for as many as 500 children will be constructed in Gorey. The Department of Education and Skills has approved in principle the provision of an additional secondary school and will now seek to identify a patron and site forContinue reading “Site for new 500-student school to be sourced for Gorey”

Location of new Wexford schools announced

By Dan Walsh The new 1,000 pupil replacement school in Wexford town for Selskar College and a new eight-classroom school for Educate Together National School will be located on a 16-acre site at a location between Whitford House Hotel and the Clonard Road. Chief Executive of Waterford and Wexford Education Training Board (WWETB), Kevin LewisContinue reading “Location of new Wexford schools announced”

Two new schools for Wexford town

By Dan Walsh Significant progress has been made in the delivery of a new primary and secondary school in the Clonard area of Wexford town, but the exact location is still to be disclosed. The Department of Education and Skills has agreed a service level agreement with the Waterford and Wexford Education Training Board toContinue reading “Two new schools for Wexford town”

Euro challenge for Wexford primary schools

By Dan Wash With schools reopening after a long lockdown the primary aim will be to return to ‘normal’ in the classroom as quickly as possible, and no better way than tackling a challenge. Primary school pupils in Co. Wexford and around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn andContinue reading “Euro challenge for Wexford primary schools”