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  • St Johns School Children are Keen to be Green

    ‘Keen to be Green’ has been this term’s topic for Year 4, 5 & 6 children at St Johns School. The children have been learning how to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ and about the problem of plastic in the environment. We have had a visit from Murial Garland from Zero Waste Mann and Bill Dale to give the children a talk on Beach Buddies before taking them on a Beach Clean at Glen Wyllin. Mike Rose gave the children a tour of the Western Civic Amenity Site and told us about the wide range of materials that can no…

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  • New headteacher for Laxey Primary School

    Maxim Kelly has been appointed headteacher of Laxey Primary School with effect from September 2017. He will take over from Jean Jones, the school’s head since 2006, who is retiring this summer. Mr Kelly graduated from the University of Liverpool with an honours degree in education and qualified teacher status in 2003. His first substantive teaching post was at Andreas Primary School. He was appointed to the senior management team at Victoria Road Primary School in 2007, leaving to take up his first deputy…

    read more Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 8:52 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Ballakermeen bags £5000 from carrier bag charge fund

    Ballakermeen High School is delighted to announce it has bagged £5000 from a Tesco funding scheme. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed Ballakermeen High School has been awarded £5000 Work will now begin on bringing the proj…

    read more Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 1:03 PM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Young people help Government tackle menace of cyberbullying

    The Children’s Services Partnership is listening to the views of young people as it considers how to protect them from the menace of cyberbullying. The Department of Education and Children’s Youth Service led a focus group comprising students from the DEC’s five secondary schools, University College Isle of Man (UCM) and Café Laare. This was after respondents to a Youth Survey – conducted on behalf of the partnership – voiced concern about bullying online. The focus group carried out its own research among…

    read more Mon, Mar 20th 2017 10:19 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • HM Attorney General officially sworn in

    Long-serving Manx advocate John Quinn has today (Friday 17 March 2017) been officially sworn in as Attorney General in the Isle of Man. Mr Quinn took the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Attorney General at Government House. The Warrant of Appointment was given by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. Mr Quinn was also appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. The Lieutenant Governor said: ‘The Attorne…

    read more Mon, Mar 20th 2017 10:12 AM by Townsend, Alex on decnews wiki

  • Kaneen Bursary scheme for young fluent speakers of Manx Gaelic

    “Culture Vannin is delighted to announce its 2017 bursary scheme for young fluent speakers of Manx between the ages of 18 and 25 that will enable them to at…”

  • NSC offers something for all in society

    “The National Sports Centre (NSC) has something for everyone in society, including those with disabilities, recovering from illness and injury and seeking t…”

  • Local students gain experience in advanced manufacturing

    “This week local students were given the opportunity to use computer-controlled machinery and explore the options for further education in the growing manuf…”

  • Timeline to link History and English Departments

    “An exciting timeline is being produced in the Ramsey Grammar School West building to link the English and History Departments. The timeline features key da…”

  • Isle of Architecture inspires key stage 1 pupils

    “Twenty seven Ballaugh School pupils aged 5 to 7 were recently given the task of playing I-spy with some of the buildings in Ballaugh. Armed with clipboards…”

  • Golf skills to the fore in primary festival

    “Six schools took part in a fun golf festival at the National Sports Centre last Wednesday. The event was part of the 2016/17 Sure Sports Primary School Pro…”

  • Onchan Youth Club collect tins for IOM Foodbank

    “Throughout January Onchan Youth Club collected tins and packets of food for the IOM Foodbank. Members collected money too and visited Tesco to purchase tin…”

  • Island’s education system ‘second to none’, say visiting school leaders

    “The Isle of Man’s education system has been described as ‘second to none’ by visiting school leaders. A 40-strong group from Escuelas Catolicas Madrid (ECM…”

  • Young people invited to showcase talent

    “Entries are invited for the annual Youth Got Talent showcase. The event is organised by the Youth Service, part of the Department of Education and Children…”

  • The Phabulous Manx Bake Off 2017

    “The first ever 'Phabulous Manx Bake Off' took place on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at Phab Youth Club The staff and children baked a delicious treat at home and…”

  • 2017/18 Isle of Man Sport Aid Scholarships Announced

    “Isle of Man Sport Aid has announced the recipients of its scholarship programme for 2017/18. In all, a total of 42 individuals from 12 sports, as well as I…”

  • Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing 2017

    “The Hall Caine Prize for Creative Writing, an annual competition for Island Schools, has attracted a large number of entries. The competition, is open to a…”


    “The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is again supporting an educational show which will tour Isle of Man primary schools in March. Lempen Puppet Theatre Co…”

  • Education legislation to be modernised in line with need

    “Laws governing the delivery of education are to be updated as the Government looks to the Island’s future economic and social needs. The Department of Educ…”

  • Island using innovative measures to attract high calibre teachers

    “The Department of Education and Children (DEC) is using innovative measures to attract high quality teachers to the Island. That is the message from Graham…”

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