Help For Parents
Parenting can be challenging at times, especially when your child is in post-primary school. There are many services available that can provide parenting information, advice and support.
In accordance with section 26 of the Education Act 1998, the parents/guardians of students of a recognised school may establish, and maintain from among their number, a parents’ association for that school and membership of that association shall be open to all parents/guardians of students of that school.
The following are some of the activities in which Parents’ Associations might be involved:
- Arranging talks on topics of interest to parents, e.g. guest speaker on parenting/discipline etc.
- Providing support/organisational input to major school events, e.g. graduations
- Channelling parent’s views on school policy issues to the Principal/Board.
- Organising Fund Raising Events for the school.
Education Policy and Legislation
Some useful links to the legislation relevant to parents of children in post-primary schools.
National Parents’ Council Post Primary
The National Parents’ Council Post-Primary (NPCPP) is an umbrella organisation for affiliated parents’ associations.
The Department of Education and Skills supports the National Parents’ Council Post Primary through the provision of grant-aid. The Department also liaises with the Council on issues of concern to parents of children in post-primary schools.
The National Parents Council – Post Primary (NPCPP) is an association representing all parents’ associations in post-primary schools in Ireland.
It can be contacted at:
Tel: + 353 (1) 8623346
Information for parents and guardians on all aspects of education in post-primary schools
Information for students
Some Useful Links for Parents
Department of Education- https://www.education.ie/en/
CAO (Central Applications Office) – https://www.cao.ie/
SEC (State Examinations Commission)- https://www.examinations.ie/
NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment)- https://www.ncca.ie/en
JCT (Junior Cycle for Teachers)- https://www.jct.ie/home/home.php
Information Source: http://www.etbsnpa.ie/parents/#1567845677861-bf0f420f-a687