Information for Parents

National Parents Council Website

Bullying Leaflet 
What are the different types of bullying? What signs might suggest that a child is being bullied? Why might a child become a bully? For the answers to these and other questions regarding Bullying, including issues around Cyber-bullying see the information leaflet below.
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Homework Leaflet
Why does your child get homework? How much homework should your child expect? How can you as a parent help? For the answers to these and other questions relating to homework see our Homework Leaflet
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Early Education to Primary Transition Leaflet
This leaflet published in conjunction with Early Childhood Ireland has tips for parents as their children make the move from pre-school to primary school.
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Primary to Post Primary Transition Leaflet
Every year, more than 50,000 children in Ireland move from Primary to Post Primary education. It is a time of many challenges for children and for parents. This leaflet published in conjunction with National Parents Council Post Primary provides helpful information for parents as their children make the move from Primary to Post Primary school.        
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What is the National Parent Council Primary
National Parents Council Primary (NPC) is the representative organisation for parents of children in primary or early education.
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Parents Association and Money
parent association is entitled to raise funds for the administration and activities of the association and is entitled to open an account in the name of the parent association.
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Getting Involved
Getting involved in your child's education. The Why and How of "Parental Involvement"
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Working Effectively as a Parents Association
The revised version of the guidelines for parent associations is now available. Published by National Parents Council Primary, 2010.

These guidelines have been developed, in consultation with parents and parent associations throughout the country, in accordance with the Education Act, 1998 and have been agreed with the Minister for Education and Science.
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Supporting each other
A guide to best practice for the effective partnership between Principals and Parent Associations. Published by National Parents Council Primary and Irish Primary Principals’ Network.

The purpose of this document is to establish a framework for the effective partnership between the Parent Association and the school in line with the Education Act 1998. This framework has been jointly developed by the National Parents Council - Primary (NPC) and the Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN). The document supports an ethos of transparency and openness between all members of the school community.
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The Board of Management in Your Primary School - A Guide for Parents 
The purpose of this booklet is to inform parents and parents' associations of the basic facts about the operation of the Boards of Management. Published by National Parents Council Primary.

This edition looks at ways in which parents can make the most constructive contribution to effective school management. The booklet also tells parents how and where to find additional sources of information and support.
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