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The Hyland Report

A hard copy of the Hyland Report (The design of Leaving Certificate science syllabi in Ireland: an international comparison) should be available to all members at your local Branch meetings.

ISTA Annual Conference NUI Galway 11th-13th April 2014

The 2014 Annual Conference took place in NUI Galway on 11th-13th April. The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Maire Geoghegan Quinn gave a keynote address at the opening on Friday 11th in Aula Maxima in NUI Galway to a packed Aula Maxima. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend.

Programme of Events
Science Spinning Blog

The Hyland Report: The launch of a Report by Professor Aine Hyland The design of Leaving Certificate science syllabi in Ireland: an international comparison 

SciFest 2014

SciFest is open to all second-level students. Visit the website for updates


SCIENTIX – the community for science education in Europe – was created to facilitate regular dissemination and sharing of know-how and best practices in science education across the European Union. 

Science for School - UCD paid research in July

Prof. Teeling's bat lab at UCD are organizing a 4-week long paid (€3000 euro minus taxes) research training opportunity for the secondary schools science teachers in July 2014.

MATHletes Challenge 2014

MATHletes Challenge 2014 is a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths. Students from 5th and 6th class in primary school and 1st to 3rd year in secondary school junior cycle compete online and face to face against their peers, with over €20,000 in prizes and the title of MATHletes Challenge Champion 2014 on offer. Students can participate individually or teachers can sign up their class in the Schools Challenge. 

SCRATCH International Programming Trial

You are invited to participate in SCRATCH International Programming Trial. Details attached.

Living the Wildlife

'Living the Wildlife', RTE's flagship natural history series, is on Tuesdays at 7pm on RTE 1. 

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