Details of the new Primary School curriculum will be announced by the Minister for Education later this morning.
Its the first time in a quarter of a century the syllabus will undergo a significant change.
Foreign languages will be introduced at primary level, as well as science and technology subjects.
There will be a greater focus on well-being, and a reduced focus on religion,
Guidance Councillor and Education Columnist with the Irish Times Brian Mooney welcomed the emphasis on technology subjects and foreign languages.