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Geography – #JC2017 – Olivia Whelan

  Olivia Whelan – Mean Scoil Mhuire Longford Geography today was one of the subjects I was really looking forward to! I’ve always been comfortable with the subject geography. As normal the exam began with section 1 , which consisted of 20 short questions , I flew through this section excited so see this years selection […]

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English – #JC2017 – Kurt Scott

Kurt Scott – Ratoath College The theme of Mystery was well suited to the new Junior Cycle English exam, and the uncertainty attached to it. The questions presented were all very fair, and gave students every opportunity to demonstrate their skills, and knowledge of the curriculum, from discussing poetic devices and their affects to contemplating the […]

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Categories Media & Communications (Press Release)

Minister David Stanton T.D. Launches the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union’s Charter for Inclusive Schools

DATE: 22.3.17 – 12pm Minister David Stanton T.D. Launches the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union’s Charter for Inclusive Schools The Minister with special responsibility for Equality, Integration and Immigration, David Stanton TD was on hand today to launch the ISSU Students’ Charter For Inclusive Schools. The launch took place in the Clock Tower Building in the Department of […]

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Meet Our Officers: Joe Mee

  My name is Joe and I’m a transition year student attending Scoil Ruain Killanuale. I am dyslexic and practice no religious. As a result of being different, I felt isolated and even bullied. I then did research on the topic of dyslexia and found many students had as bad or even worse school experiences. Talking […]

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Meet Our Officers: Kate Lehane

  My name is Kate Lehane and I am proud to be representing the students as Student Council Support Officer. I come from Malahide, Co. Dublin and attend Malahide Community School. As a student in TY I thought that now would be the perfect time to become an officer as I can dedicate myself to […]

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Regional Councils

Imagine a series of events held all around the country that were entry free but filled with such valuable information. Imagine a day in your province where you could connect with students from all the counties around you and share stories and experiences. Imagine a day aimed at not only students on a schools’ student […]

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ISSU’s ‘Tools for Inclusive Schools’ event

Next week, on the 16th of November, we will be hosting our International Students Day event. The event is called ‘ISSU’s Tools for Inclusive Schools’ and will focus on the integration of migrant and refugee students in second level schools in Ireland. The day will feature a number of inspiring guest speakers and exciting workshops, and we will […]

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ISSU Annual Assembly 2017

Represent your student council at the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union Annual Assembly 2017! The largest statutory meeting in the ISSU calendar will include national elections to our Student Executive Board, union policy, constitutional amendments, and annual reports. There’ll also be a forum for debate and discussion around student councils in and student rights in Ireland, […]

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Press Statement: Re-introduction of guidance counsellors

The National Student Executive of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) expresses their concern following reports that in over half of second-level schools nationwide, 1 in 6 are using unqualified guidance counsellors. Particularly of concern is the drop in guidance counselling hours being offered in public schools versus the slight increase in fee-paying schools since […]

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