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  • It's Here! A Belated Birthday Gift for Joomla!

    We are happy to announce the launch of the upgraded joomla.org website. Over the past two weeks we’ve been hard at work to upgrade joomla.org to the latest version.



  • Joomla Community Magazine | September 2015

    Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) - September 2015 issue

    The September 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

    Editors Introduction

    Happy 10th Birthday Joomla!, by Alice Grevet

    Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Dear Joomla! Happy 10th Birthday to you!



  • Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! | Agosto 2015

    La edición de Agosto 2015 de la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! ya está aquí. Nuestros artículos para este mes:

    Presentación del Editor

    10 años de historia conjunta, por Guillermo Bravo

    Hace 10 años vimos nacer el proyecto Joomla!, una historia llena de pasión y amor por parte de la Comunidad Joomla!, una historia que nos ha llevado tan lejos como quizás ninguno de nosotros hubiese imaginado en su momento.



  • Joomla Community Magazine | August 2015

    The August 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

    Editors Introduction

    A Decade of Joomla!, by Alice Grevet

    The Joomla project is turning 10 in the coming days and weeks. It is the conviction, hard work, love and passion of the Joomla Community…



  • Joomla! 3.4.3 Released

    Joomla 3.4.3 is now available. This is a maintenance release for the Joomla 3 series. We strongly encourage you update your sites.

    Version 3.4.3 addresses a few issues:

    • The renaming of the ClassLoader.php file to classloader.php caused issues which in some isolated cases even broke the CMS.
    • When creating menus of type Smart Search or contact list for 3.4.2 invalid field warnings were displayed when trying to save.
    • The option to disable the count-join in JCategories is permanently enabled on multilingual sites, making extensions that don't use this feature and for example don't have a catid field in their table, fail.
    • Module, Article and Category creation applies a wrong default values for the access level. Instead of the one from the global configuration it just takes none, and thus the first in the list is selected (Guest).
    • The batch model cut the dropdown so you can’t access all items there
    • On the batch model we had some kind of scrollbar flashing

    Thanks to the hard work of 7 different volunteer contributors, 9 bugs have also been resolved with the 3.4.3 release of the Joomla . See the list of fixed GitHub issues for details of the tracker items fixed.

    For known issues with the 3.4.3 release, see the Version 3.4.3 FAQ in the documentation site.

    The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Joomla! Developer Network.




Newsflash

CSPA
A VOICE FOR PARENTS IN EDUCATION

We need your support to support you
Our President David Hegarty sent out the following letter to our Schools in 2014 and it indicates a movement towards a more engaged National representative organisation and how future funding is to be organised.
 

Dear Chairperson,

As you are probably aware, the CSPA has been working for a number of years now with the NPCpp (National Parents Council – post primary) to develop a structure for representing all Parents in a more ‘professional’ capacity – akin to the way teachers are represented by their Unions, Principals are represented by the NAPD, and Boards of School Management are represented by the JMB.

 

The CSPA (The Congress of Catholic Schools Parent associations) is your voluntary representative organisation and has four parents sitting as Directors of the NPCpp representing Parents interests in a voluntary capacity on the National stage.  The commitments necessary to represent parents nationally in a voluntary capacity in no longer tenable in todays’ society, and hence the need to adequately fund NPCpp in the same manner that school management and teachers are funded.

 

In this regard, your school would have received a request to affiliate to the NPCpp on the basis of a single €1 per child per year basis.  Notwithstanding the significant demands on the finances of our schools, it is our parents who provide significant additional financial support to our schools.   The addition of a single fundraising event by your school of a ‘non-uniform’ day for €1 per student would serve to provide the necessary support required.

 

The initiative to ‘professionalise’ the way parents are represented has the support of all other representative organisations for Management, Principals and Teachers. To further this support, the Minister for education and his Department have written to state that “Where a school’s parents association is affiliated to the National Parents Council Post Primary, the school management authorities in those schools may meet the cost of affiliation fees paid on behalf of the parents association in their school to the National Parents Council Post Primary. While any such payment is at the discretion of the school authorities, the Department would consider the payment of this affiliation fee is an appropriate charge on school funds”.

 

School’s management is represented by way of an annual levy by their professional representative body (JMB) and that payment is also deemed to be “…..an appropriate charge on school fund”.  All we are asking for is to be able to represent its parent nationally in the same way as all our other Education Partners.

 

All Parents need adequate support, and we are appealing to your committee to request that your Board of Management sanction the provision of funds. Enclosed, please find other support documentation outlining the case for Parents.

 

With warmest regards,

 

David Hegarty – President - CSPA