Success at maths is essential for your child’s future

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

There is no doubting the importance of mathematics in everyday life. It is a subject that promotes reasoning, creativity, abstract and spatial thinking, problem-solving, and communication.

The learning of mathematics is analogous to building a wall. Starting in primary school, the foundation goes in and each row of bricks is placed on top. Without a solid foundation the wall begins to wobble as the student progresses up through third, fourth, fifth, and sixth class when more complex concepts and more demanding skills are encountered. This will result in a student, who although perfectly capable of mastering maths, begins to lose confidence and starts to doubt his/her ability to keep up with his/her peers.

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Commis chef apprenticeship available

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

GRETB Training Centre has launched a new commis chef apprenticeship programme which is the starting point for a career as a professional chef. It is a formal structured two year education and training programme incorporating periods of off-the-job knowledge and skills development in a college or centre and work-based knowledge and skills development in an approved hotel or restaurant kitchen.

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Arrive and jive is coming to Galway

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

A new addiction has been sweeping the county, regularly gathering crowds of up to 200 who get together to rid themselves of their two left feet, and it's called the Tom Jive four week beginner jive course.

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GPA Solutions delivering quality QQI accredited payroll courses in Galway

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

GPA Solutions has been delivering QQI business awards in Galway since 2001. This spring sees the start of its successful payroll skills award and advanced payroll skills award. These courses are ideal for those wishing to gain an introduction to payroll or those wishing to upskill with their existing knowledge.

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Interior systems (construction) traineeship with GRETB and Castle Ceilings

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

The GRETB Training Centre and Castle Ceilings Ltd, in partnership with the CIF, are getting people back to work via a City & Guilds Level 2 diploma in interior systems – construction.

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Learn Irish Sign Language in class or online with Sign Language Courses

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Sign Language Courses celebrates the deaf community and is pleased that Irish Sign Language or ISL is well on its way through the Seanad political stages (achieved three of five) toward achieving formal recognition. This will put the language on equal footing with Irish and English and will have legal and formal positive effects on how information is disseminated, circulated, and on how accessible formal and informal technologies such as television will be experienced, with increased number of programmes subtitled and interpreted by sign language. Services and social life in general will become more accessible. The organisation encourages the non-deaf community to participate with the deaf community so that they may experience its culture and appreciate ISL.

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Employment law course at Western Management Centre

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Western Management Centre is starting the next employment law course at the end of September. This very topical course is relevant for anyone in a working environment including business owners, HR professionals, supervisors, and managers.

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Kumon study centre celebrates academic success

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Two second year students received the highest academic awards at the recent Kumon awards ceremony at the Menlo Park Hotel. Maria Thomas and Jesna Johnson both completed the English programme to university entry level, three years ahead of their school stage, making them gold medallist completers.

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October open days at Coláiste Íde

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Coláiste Íde an t-aon Mheán Scoil Chónaithe lán-Ghaelach 7 lá in Éirinn. Lonnaithe i gCiarraí, in eastáit stairiúil le hais Bhá an Daingin, cuireann Coláiste Íde sár chaighdeán iar-bhunoideachais ar fáil dos na daltaí a fhreastalaíonn air.

Tá fócas láidir ag an gColáiste ar fhorbairt phearsanta na ndaltaí agus cinntítear go sroicheann gach dalta buaic a gcumas i dtimpeallacht a spreagann féinmhuinín, neamhspleáchas agus féinmheas. Tugann daltaí Choláiste Íde aghaidh ar an saol mar dhaoine neamhspleách, muiníneach, sár oilte agus ullamh lena n-áit a ghlacadh sa sochaí.

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Do you have a budding young film maker?

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Do you have a budding young film maker in the family? Clapperboard Junior Film School might be the answer.

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Exploring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Yoga and mindfulness have several benefits for children and young people’s physical and mental health.

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The SMART solution to your child’s learning needs

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Parents of children with learning difficulties are often caught in an unexpected storm of uncertainty over how to identify and intervene regarding meeting their children’s educational requirements.

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Literacy classes for children with dyslexia

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

The Galway branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland runs literacy classes for children assessed as being dyslexic on Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 5pm to 7pm and on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon in Tirellan Heights primary school. Specially trained teachers are available who teach the children in small groups. These classes were previously held at the Galway Educate Together school.

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Enhanced learning for all

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

No two children with learning difficulties are the same, so each child needs a programme tailored specifically to his/her needs.

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Painting and drawing classes at GTI

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Have fun this autumn, explore your creativity, and get back to drawing and painting with a group of like-minded people at Galway Technical Institute.

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Courses for all levels at the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The School of Make-up Artistry offers a wide range of specialised make-up artistry courses, ranging from beginners to advanced levels, and are suitable for adults of all ages. If you are interested in a career in make-up artistry, or if you would like to enhance your current qualification in beauty or make-up, the School of Make-up Artistry can provide a training course to suit you.

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Galway Grinds Academy offers the most affordable grinds in Ireland

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Galway Grinds Academy is a specialised Irish, French, and English grinds school providing weekly Saturday tuition for students from second to sixth year, from as little as €10 per grind at its city centre location at 45 Dominick Street. In the newly refurbished academy, state of the art technology is used to enhance the key concepts in each lesson. Students can avail of grinds in the challenging subject areas of Irish, French, and English.

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Autumn business courses from GPA Solutions

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

GPA Solutions is offering a range of QQI Level 5 business awards catering for learners wishing to advance their business skills or for those who simply wish to gain an introduction to payroll or computerised accounts.

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Dream big and you will get to where you need to be

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Have you always dreamed of a career working with children, but are not sure what path to follow? Current Portobello Institute student Frankie Cullen is about to start her third year in the BA (hons) in early childhood studies, but starting out a few years ago when she was doing her Leaving Certificate, she was not sure how to go about achieving her dream.

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