West Cork Schools Receive Funding to Roll Out New Leaving Certificate Subjects- Daly

July 24th 2018

West Cork Schools Receive Funding to Roll Out New Leaving Certificate Subjects- Daly

Cork South West Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly, has today confirmed that funding will be made available to schools across West Cork who have been chosen to roll out the new Leaving Certificate subjects.

“My Ministerial colleague, Richard Bruton has confirmed to me today that Kinsale Community School, Maria Immaculata School, Dunmanway and Beara Community School who have been chosen as some of the first schools across the country to teach Physical Education as an examinable Leaving Certificate Subject will receive funding to support them in implementing the subject.”

Each of the 64 post primary schools that have been chosen to begin rolling out P.E. as a Leaving Certificate subject will receive a grant of €350 per digital device and €750 per school to install these devices. This will total an investment of €330,000 across the 64 schools.

“I can also confirm that Sacred Heart Secondary School in Clonakilty, one of the forty post primary schools chosen across the country to begin teaching Computer Science as an examinable Leaving Certificate subject, will receive funding to purchase new equipment ensure a successful roll out of the new subject. Students will be taught how to analyse problems in computational terms, learn creative design and be taught how to build web pages, apps and robotic systems.”
A further €120,000 will be made available to the 40 post primary schools chosen to teach Computer Science, ensuring that each school will receive a grant of €3,000 to purchase the necessary equipment.

Concluding Minister Daly said, “It is important that the schools chosen to roll out these new Leaving Certificate Subjects are given the necessary support to ensure that they are successfully rolled out. I want to take this opportunity to wish these schools, their students and their teachers the very best in rolling out these two important subjects over the coming year.”

 

 

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