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  • New Members Appointed to the Isle of Man Arts Council

    The Isle of Man Arts Council has welcomed three new Council members, who were elected to post at the end of 2018. Sharon Walker, Benjamin Heath and Peter Greenhill will take up the positions, and will replace outgoing council members, David Wertheim, Alex Brindley and Juan Moore. Marlene Maska MLC, Chair of the Isle of Man Arts Council, and member for the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC), said: ‘We are increasingly seeing the benefits that Arts, Culture and Creativity are making to the Isl…

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  • Public urged to participate in Education Bill consultation

    The Isle of Man Government is seeking feedback from members of the public on a draft Education Bill. The draft Bill which has been drafted by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC), will replace the current Education Act 2001, subject to Tynwald approval, and see a number of key changes to the legislation. Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for DESC, said: 'This is an important opportunity for members of the public to have their say on the changes being proposed to the Bill. 'It's crucial that we…

    read more Tue, Jan 29th 2019 10:27 am by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Parents reminded to register their children for school

    Parents with children who will be turning five in the academic year 2019/2020 are being reminded they must register with a school well in advance by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC).  Andrew Shipley, Manager of Legal and Administrative Services, said: ‘Pupils are admitted to schools’ reception classes at the beginning of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday. To enable schools to allocate staff and plan resources we urge parents to register their children as soon a…

    read more Wed, Jan 9th 2019 5:00 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Dental Nurse Apprentices supported by Government’s apprenticeship scheme

    The first group of Dental Nurse Apprentices to be supported by the Isle of Man Government’s Skills Development Scheme have been awarded Level 3 Diplomas in Dental Nursing. Seven apprentices received the certificates with the support of the Scheme, which offers 100% of training costs towards foundational qualifications on a day release framework. Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC), said: ‘The Government is committed to growing the Island’s talented and ski…

    read more Wed, Dec 19th 2018 10:43 am by www.gov.im on gov.im

  • Applications open for 2019 Ella Olesen Scholarship

    Applications for this year’s Ella Olesen Scholarship have opened. Female degree students who have received funding for their studies from the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC), are being offered the opportunity to apply for the scholarship. The successful candidate will undertake a course at the University of Idaho in America from August 2019 to May 2020, with flights and funding supplied through the scholarship. Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for the Department of Education, Sport and Cultur…

    read more Fri, Nov 23rd 2018 12:34 pm by www.gov.im on gov.im