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The NPC Conference will take place in the National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, Dublin 1 on Saturday the 10th of June 2017 from 10.30am to 4pm.

All those interested in primary education are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE!

Keynote speaker - Dr. Janet Goodall - Narrowing the Gap: Parental Engagement in Children's Learning

To register to attend please click here 

Janet Goodall is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management in the Department of Education, at the University of Bath.

Janet has been involved in educational research for many years, researching issues such as networks and federations of schools, the evaluation of the impact of continuing professional development of teachers, middle leadership in universities.

For the past 10 years, much of Janet’s work has been concentrated around the value and impact of parents’ engagement with their children’s learning.  Janet has published widely on the subject, in both the academic and popular press, and on social media.  She has just completed a yearlong pilot of a toolkit to support schools in this area, working with over 30 schools in Wiltshire Local Authority. 

Janet’s new book, Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Parental Engagement with Children’s Learning, was published by Routledge in the spring.

Guest speakers -

  • Niall de Burca - Niall is a traditional storyteller with a unique style that turns an ancient art form on its head and drives it into the 21st century. Combining powerful stage presence and delivery, he has an ability to reach all ages from early childhood through to teenagers and on to elders. Niall will demonstrate this art form and will show parents how they too can engage their children through storytelling and by doing so enhance their learning at home.
  • Mette With Hagensen - Mette With Hagensen, Msc BA, mother of 3 and president of the Danish Association of School Boards and Parents in public schools, Skole og Forældre. Mette represents a strong voice for parents and she is an advocate for close cooperation between schools and parents in the shared responsibility to educate children and to ensure that children stay curious, creative and inventive in school and in their everyday life. Play is fun and learning should also be fun in order to engage children and create interaction and involvement in class. 

    The NPC Fred O'Connell Award will take place on the day, Recognising innovative partnership between parents and schools.

    Fred O’ Connell was involved with NPC in the early years of the organisation development. Fred served as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of NPC and was also NPC’s first paid employee. Fred believed that parents have a vital role to play in their child’s education. This award is in honour of Fred. 

    The NPC Fred O’Connell Award seeks to shine a light on the excellent partnership work that we know Parent Associations are engaging in across Ireland.   

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    Following the very successful project under the Sixth Class Entrepreneurial programme, a number of parents enquired about getting hoodies, not having ordered them originally.

    The Sixth class project is now over, but you do have a chance to buy a hoodie as Ross McMullen, of Camden Clothing, has said that there is no problem in doing another run for anyone who wants one. The price remains the same, at €25, and this time any profit will go into school fundraising monies. 

    Please note that any queries should be directed to Ciara Burns by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and not to the school or Camden Clothing.

    Details are below. Please email Ciara with your name, the size hoodie you require, and the colour - grey or blue as before. 
    Orders must be in by Monday 22 May.

    Classic 80/20 kids hooded sweatshirt
    Single Jersey back neck tape for comfort. Double fabric hood without drawcord, in line with European childrenswear legislation. Front pouch pocket. Washing Instructions
    Machine wash 40°. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. 1 dot iron. Do not dry clean.

    • Double-fabric hood without drawcord
    • Waist and cuff in cotton/Lycra® rib
    • Front kangaroo pocket

    Fabric: 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester

    Weight: 280gsm
    Size Description - 5/6 28" 7/8 30" 9/11 32" 12/13 34" 14/15 36"

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    Dear Parents,

    We remind you that all children who miss 20 days or more in the school year for whatever reason will be reported to Tusla. Very often, there will be good reasons for a child not being in school and these will be taken into account if they are explained to the school. Our school attendance system automatically informs parents when their child has missed 15 days. If every absence is genuine and explained, there is no need to worry even if you receive automated reminders. Please ensure that the class teacher is notified of each absence. Medical Certificates are only necessary for long term illnesses and frequently recurring illnesses.

    Cathy Atkin

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    'Who Wants to be a Thousandaire' thrilling game show in aid of Parish Funds, Clontarf Castle, 25 May, 8pm
    Tickets €20 or in books of 4 for €60 available from Emma Finn, 086 100 3784 or Rachel Rossney (086) 822 5894. This promises to be a novel and fun evening and 9 lucky audience members will have the chance to win €1,000. Your support would be very much appreciated- why not get a few friends together and have a great night out for a good cause. 

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