0

Parents Urged To Register Children With Schools

Parents with kids who will turn five during the 2018-19 academic year are being reminded to register them with a school well in advance. The Department of Education, Sport and Culture is asking parents to sign their children up to a school as soon as possible to help schools plan staff allocations and resources. Catchment … Read More →

0

St. Ninian’s High School – Support & Signpost Evening

We are aware that raising and working with children can be an emotional rollercoaster and that parents might feel as if they are the only ones experiencing issues affecting their children. Schools are often the first port of call for help. This event has been organised in response to a growing number of parents seeking … Read More →

0

Employment Event Showcases Opportunities In Isle of Man

An event next month will showcase the growing and ever-diversifying range of employment opportunities available in the Isle of Man. Employment & Skills 2017 takes place at the Villa Marina on Thursday 9th November from 9am to 6pm. It’s a chance for those seeking or returning to work, considering a career change and contemplating exam … Read More →

0

Fee-Paying Schools To Try To Attract Pupils

The island’s fee-paying schools are hoping to attract more pupils on Saturday, October 7. The Buchan School’s open morning will start at 10am, when parents and children will be given a tour of the buildings with pupils as guides and senior and academic staff available to answer any questions. The Buchan Nursery will also be … Read More →

0

Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Island Presentation Evening

The coordinator of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) in the Island has spoken of its ongoing value to young people. Founded by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Some 1.2 million young people aged 14 to 24 in 140 countries are working towards … Read More →

0

Home Educators Reminded To Register

Parents of children who are home or privately educated are reminded of the requirement to register with the Department of Education and Children (DEC). The requirement comes under the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009. It applies to those teaching their children at home or sending them to private – ie, not DEC-run – schools. Andrew … Read More →

0

Nursery Children To Take Part In Toothbrushing Pilot Project

Children from six nurseries will be taking part in a three-month supervised toothbrushing pilot project, starting today (Monday 11 September). The initiative is being organised by the Department of Health and Social Care’s Public Health Directorate and is based on Scotland’s Childsmile programme. Statistics held by Public Health indicate that around a quarter of five … Read More →

0

Around 400 Manx Students Await A level Results

Around 400 students from the Isle of Man will receive their A level results today. Pupils at the Department of Education and Children’s secondary schools as well as the University College Isle of Man sat exams in around 40 subjects earlier this year. The Department will release details of the Island’s pass rate later today, … Read More →

0

100 Chase Jobs As Bank Holds Recruitment Drive

Nearly 100 eager job hunters turned up at an island hotel after bank Santander International announced plans to recruit staff for more than 20 permanent positions at its Douglas office on Prospect Hill. The event, in the Garden Room at the Sefton Hotel, was held across two sessions and was well attended by those interested … Read More →

0

Over 700 Truancies During 2016-17 Academic Year

Over 700 truancies were recorded at the Island’s schools during the most recent academic year. Between September last year and July 21st, 748 sessions were marked as truancies in primary and secondary schools. Sessions are classed as AM or PM, meaning a total of 374 days of school were missed. The Department of Education and … Read More →