Who are the National Parents Council
National Parents Council Primary (NPC) is the nationwide organisation representing parents of children attending early and primary education.
NPC is recognised by the Government and the Education Act 1998 as the body representing you as parents.
Their aim 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. More information on the NPC here - http://www.npc.ie/attachments/3871cf10-de1e-4492-a25c-7ead0e8ee895.pdf
KPS has two NPC representatives who would be delighted to assist you in any way they can.
More details on the NPC can be found on their website – www.npc.ie
Some useful resources:
Going to Big School - Making the transition from Early Education to Primary Education.
Supporting your child’s move from Primary to Secondary School - Tips for flying the KPS Nest. Click here - http://www.npc.ie/attachments/bdab513b-df1e-4f5c-bc9c-dc162b5f3926.pdf
Homework - Why does your child get homework? How can you assist your child with your homework? Click here - http://www.npc.ie/attachments/ac9e5834-39eb-46c3-a0cc-c97efec2ecb2.pdf
Bullying - What are the different types of bullying? What signs might suggest that a child is being bullied? Why might a child become a bully? Click here - http://www.npc.ie/attachments/020b7bc3-2cdd-42dd-82a7-4ed3dd407cf0.pdf
The NPC has a few Groups that may interest some parents:
Visit their page here
The Special Education Group has been part of the National Parents Council - Primary since its foundation and is a representative group for parents of children with special needs attending Special Schools.
The current National Representative to the NPC Minority Religion group on the NPC Assembly is Derval O'Connor.
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Children’s Rights Alliance www.childrensrights.ie
Citizens Information www.citizensinformation.ie
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Foras Pátrúnachta na Scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge Teo www.foras.ie
Irish National Teachers Organisation www.into.ie
Irish Primary Principals’ Network www.ippn.ie
Irish Traveller Movement www.itmtrav.ie/news/
Jesuit Refugee Service www.jrs.ie
Loving our out kids www.lovingouroutkids.org/
Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative www.mlpsi.ie
MS Readathon www.ms-society.ie/pages/readathon
National Adult Literacy Agency www.nala.ie
National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE) www.nabmse.org
National Children’s Advisory Council www.ncac.ie
National Children’s Strategy www.omc.gov.ie
National Council for Special Education www.ncse.ie
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National Parents Council Post Primary www.npcpp.ie
National Youth Council of Ireland www.youth.ie
Office of the Minister for Children www.omc.gov.ie
Ombudsman for Children’s Office www.oco.ie
One Family www.onefamily.ie
Pavee Point www.paveepoint.ie
Primary Professional Development Service www.ppds.ie
Radon Centre www.theradoncentre.com
Road Safety Authority www.rsa.ie
Scoil Íosa Parent Association www.scoiliosa.info
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