- Many years have passed since the foundation of the National Parents Council Post-primary (NPCpp) whose aim was to give parents a voice. NPCpp has worked for the involvement of parents in the education of their own child/children and to give parents a partnership in the broader education system. There were many years of struggling before the implementation of the Education Act 1998 which has given parents the statutory right to participation in the Education System.
- Parents’ Association of Community & Comprehensive Schools – was formed in 1983 to act as one national organisation for the Parents’ Associations of Community & Comprehensive Schools of the country. It was formally established on a national basis in October 1984. There are 92 Community and Comprehensive Schools in the country.
- Membership is open to all Parents’ Associations, Parents’ Councils, Parents’ Groups, Parent/Teacher Associations etc. of the Community and Comprehensive Schools which are so designated by the Department of Education.
- NPCpp began an internal review during 2006/2007.The five national parent bodies encompassed in NPCpp are working collectively and collaborating closely to move the organization forward. As part of the internal review the Directors highlighted the need for a stronger partnership approach to many educational matters.
- NPCpp’s view is that there are many important educational issues that are common to all educational partners and a shared and united approach would enhance the quality of information which we can make available to parents, while at the same time fostering a “knowledge based” understanding of our teacher and management partners and their perspectives on issues
- This year for the first time, PACCS are holding their AGM as part of the Annual Conference of National Parents Council – post primary.
- NPCpp Conference opens on Friday, 12th October and closes on the afternoon of the 13th. Three of the Constituent bodies will then hold their own AGM.
- Any parent interested in attending please contact Marion Gilligan or contact the school directly.
The National Parents’ Council Post Primary
Parent Associations, Parents and Guardian’s of Pupils
attending Post Primary Schools
to join us for our
Annual Conference 2012 Parents – Partners in Education
12th & 13th October, Sheraton Hotel
Athlone, Co Westmeath
Friday, 12th October.
19.00 Simon Grehan, National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) – all things internet: Social Networking, Facebook, Bebo, Cyberbullying…
Saturday 13th October.
9.30 Open Conference Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General, Dept. Education and
10.15 Bridget Teevan – Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) A Parents
11.00 Break for Tea/Coffee
11.15 NPCpp President Mr. Don Myers
11.30 Clive Byrne, Director – National Association of Principals and
Deputy Principals (NAPD)
- Dr. Fergus Heffernan, Understanding the Emotional Well Being of Teenagers”
- Stephen Minton, Trinity College – Bullying: the signs and how to tackle
- BeLonG To – supporting Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender(LGBT) young people in our schools
14.00 Repeat of Workshops
14.50 Chief Inspector Harold Hislop, Dept. of Education and Skills on Numeracy
and Literacy and the inspection process in schools
15.15 Open Forum:
School Management Bodies, NAPD, State Examination Commission, Dept. of
Education and Skills, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.
16.00 Close of Conference followed by tea/ coffee
16.15 Constituent Bodies AGM