Are you looking for information about your child's education?

This page contains frequently asked questions and answers about your child's education.

I AM TRYING TO ENROL MY CHILD IN SCHOOL

Is your child starting school for the first time, or are you moving house and need to enrol your child in a new school? We have information on the how and what you need to know about enrolment.

MY SCHOOLS CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

Every school is required by law to have a code of behaviour. The Board of Management of each school must prepare and make available a code of behaviour for its students. Parents’ Associations should work in partnership with the Principal and teachers in the development and review of school policies.

I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT MY CHILD IS LEARNING IN SCHOOL

Primary education in Ireland consists of eight years of schooling spread over four levels/stages - junior infants to sixth class. The Primary Curriculum (1999) is presented in seven curriculum areas comprising 12 subjects. Parents play a key role in their children’s education.

MY CHILD HAS SPECIAL NEEDS

All children, including children with special educational needs, have a right to an education which is appropriate to their needs. The aims of education for pupils with special educational needs are the same as apply to all children. Education should be about enabling all children, in line with their abilities, to live full and independent lives so that they can contribute to their communities, cooperate with other people and continue to learn throughout their lives.

NPC has a dedicated Special Education Section on our website

I HAVE AN ISSUE I WOULD LIKE TO RAISE WITH MY CHILD’S SCHOOL

Parents are sometimes confronted with issues in their child’s school and do not know how to go about sorting out these issues. There can be uncertainty as to who to contact in the school or what the best approach might be.

BULLYING IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Bullying at school is often a major concern for parents, whether their child is being bullied or is being accused of being a bully. NPC provides anti bullying training for parents and has an information leaflet which answers these and other questions on bullying.

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY IN MY CHILD’S SCHOOL

For answers to these and other FAQs please click here

To download/order NPC information leaflets click here

For information on all the NPC training sessions for parents click here