Parents’ Council

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.

NPCpp Parent Information


ISPCC Parent Hub

Your Mental Health

Parents’ Association

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.

Education and Training Boards Act 2013

The Education Act 1988 

Education Welfare Act 2000

Disability Bill 2001



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-

CAO (Central Applications Office) –

SEC (State Examinations Commission)-

NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment)-

JCT (Junior Cycle for Teachers)- 

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