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7 Oct

Following the Minister for Education and Skills announcement on 11.9.2014 that additional funding of €55,000 is being provided to support the delivery of anti-bullying training sessions for parents in 2014. National Parents Council Primary and National Parents Council Post Primary have organised a number of Anti-Bullying Training sessions throughout the country. The sessions will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the new Anti Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools.   Click this link Anti Bullying Training sessions... 

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7 Oct

Dear Parents,   The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) have developed Level 2 Learning Programmes (L2LPs) designed for students (usually at junior cert age) who have general learning disabilities in the higher functioning moderate and low functioning mild categories. – See more at: http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Inclusion/Special_Educational_Needs/#sthash.KxzOf0fl.dpufs   The NCCA are now considering the possibility of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)  Level 1 programme for students with special educational needs who are unable to... 

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7 Oct

National Parents Council Primary (NPC)   Tipperary County Branch AGM 2014 Wednesday, October 15th 8pm, Horse & Jockey Hotel, Horse & Jockey           The National Parents Council (Primary) is the nationwide organisation representing parents of children attending early and primary education. The aim of the organisation is to improve and enrich the education of all children and support parents to get involved in their children’s learning at home, in the community and at school.   Áine Lynch, the CEO of National Parents Council (Primary), will be joining... 

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10 Jun

Education Conference 2014 Invitation  

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4 Jun

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) presents a series of meetings organised with the National Parents Council – Primary and Post Primary on Junior Cycle reform The meetings are aimed, in particular, at parents of children starting post-primary school in September. They will provide information on The changes being introduced in September The main features of the junior cycle developments in the coming years The new assessment system being introduced In general, the NCCA presentation will aim to show how junior cycle reform represents a positive change for students,... 

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6 May

Recently the Department of Education and Skills issued a circular to all primary and post primary schools in an attempt to reduce the costs to parents of purchasing school uniforms. Part of the circular’s instructions to schools included conducting a survey of all parents in the school regarding their school uniform preferences. As this is a new initiative, the National Parents Council Primary and Post Primary would like to hear from parents regarding their experience of this consultation process. We would be very grateful if you could take five minutes of your time to complete the following... 

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1 May

High Hopes Children do better when we work together If you want your child to have the opportunity to reach their full potential Then this is the conference for you!   Venue:   National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, Dublin 1 Date:     Saturday, 14th of June 2014 Time:      11am – 4pm, registration from 10.30am    Speakers will include experts in the area of education and parental involvement from Ireland and the UK The conference will be aimed at supporting parents in becoming involved in their children’s education   ADMISSION IS FREE   Places are limited,... 

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2 Apr

National Parents Council Primary Provides New Online Support for Parents                                                                                                             1st April 2014   The National Parents Council Primary today launches its first Online Training support; “Parenting: Supporting your child to build healthy friendships and relationships” available at www.npc.ie   This is an interactive online session which enables parents to support and further develop... 

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14 Jan

The Tipperary County Branch of the National Parents Council Primary (NPC) is surveying  Primary Parent Associations in the county in order to be in a position to better support Parent Associations and parents  – be it in terms of training, talks or other support. Please click on this link NPC Tipperary County Branch survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Tipperary_Survey> to partake in this survey.  

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14 Jan

The Minister of Education and Skills has recently approved a review of the Visiting Teachers Service for Children with Hearing and Visual Impairment (VTHVI) in Ireland. The VTHVI Service provides support for the education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and children who are blind or who have significant visual impairment. The terms of reference can be found on the Department’s website click here<http://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/Visiting-Teacher-Service/Terms-of-Reference-Visit-Teacher-Service-Review.pdf> The review is using questionnaires to find out views about... 

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