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  • 5th Ministerial meeting of the Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-used Languages work sector 21/22 November 2019

    The British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector held its fifth Ministerial meeting today, hosted by the Isle of Man Government. Ministers were welcomed by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture on behalf of the Isle of Man Government. The British-Irish Council, established in 1999, is a forum for its members to discuss, consult and use best endeavours to reach agreement on co-operation on matters of mutual interest within the competence of i…

    read more Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 4:53 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Songs from Frozen and Polar Express to be performed at the Manx Youth Wind Orchestra’s Christmas show

    The Manx Youth Orchestra, which consists of 250 young musicians who meet up each week to form various groups, will be giving its annual Christmas Festival Concert at the Villa Marina in Douglas on Saturday 7th December at 7.30pm.  The groups include Junior and Senior String Orchestras, Wind Bands, Guitar Ensemble, The Manx Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Senior Manx Youth Orchestra. Supported by the Friends of the Manx Youth Orchestra, the concert will include lots of festive music for all the family, includi…

    read more Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 10:49 AM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Isle of Man school wins prestigious award for ‘pioneering approach’

    An Isle of Man school has won a prestigious award for its pioneering approach to the qualifications it offers students.  Castle Rushen High School was named the ‘International Centre of the Year’ at the high-profile Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards ceremony in Glasgow on Friday.  The annual event celebrates outstanding achievements in education and training, not just in Scotland, but throughout the UK and around the world.  The southern school was nominated for taking a pioneering approac…

    read more Tue, Nov 19th 2019 2:31 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Island hosts 2019 Home Nations International Table Tennis Tournament

    The Island has hosted this year’s Home Nations International Table Tennis Tournament at the National Sports Centre in partnership with the Isle of Man Table Tennis Association. The bi-annual tournament features seven home nations – the Isle of Man, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Guernsey and Jersey. Matches were played as doubles, singles and mixed teams with categories of Senior, Junior (under 18) and Cadet (under 15), from 8 November to Sunday 11 November 2019.  Opening the event, the Minister for Ed…

    read more Thu, Nov 14th 2019 3:15 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • British-Irish Council Early Years Ministerial meeting attended

    The British-Irish Council held an Early Years Policy Ministerial meeting today, hosted in Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff by the Welsh Government. Ministers approved the Forward Work Plan of the sector. The meeting was chaired by Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health & Social Services in the Welsh Government. Deputy Minister Morgan welcomed Ministers and Officials from across the eight Member Administrations of BIC to Cardiff, emphasising the critical importance of successful early years policy to providing childr…

    read more Wed, Nov 6th 2019 6:01 PM by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Students to explore their transferable skills at event

    “The 2019 Employment and Skills event will see a diverse range of local businesses and industries inspiring the Island’s students as they find out more abou…”

  • Professional artist joins the Isle of Man Arts Council

    “Jade Boylan, a professional artist and designer, has been appointed to the Isle of Man Arts Council. Jade is a professional artist with years of experience…”

  • Proposals for new outdoor sports facilities for Castle Rushen High School go on display

    “The plans for the proposed development of new outdoor sports facilities at Castle Rushen High School will be on display on Thursday 17 October 2019, betwee…”

  • NSC Main Pool fully operational

    “The National Sports Centre main pool has been declared fully operational. The main pool, which has eight lanes, provides public swimming sessions, school c…”

  • Teachers receive pay award for the current academic year

    “The Isle of Man Government has implemented the annual pay award for teachers for the current academic year. A pay increase of 2.75% across all pay scales a…”

  • Adverse weather affects Laxey and Dhoon schools

    “Laxey School and Dhoon School will remain closed today due to the adverse weather conditions and resultant flooding.  Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Educ…”

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award island presentation evening

    “Young people were congratulated on their achievements at the annual Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) presentation, having successfully participated in a wi…”

  • Subtitled film screenings introduced

    “Subtitled film screenings are to be introduced at the VillaGaiety’s Broadway Cinema, with the first subtitled screening being the film ‘Downton Abbey’ on 2…”

  • Safer Schools App launched

    “An innovative technological application, called Safer Schools, has been launched on 18 September 2019 at St Ninian's Lower School. The Safer Schools app ai…”

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