Here are a list of external websites that provide additional information to support kids, parents and teachers of Ireland.
Department of Education & Skills: This is the website of the government department. It contains a section on information for parents, as well as all school related guidelines, circulars and inspection reports.
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA): Did you ever wonder exactly what your child learns in an Irish primary school everyday? This link provides excellent information on the content covered in each class level in the primary school, as well as very helpful videos and tip sheets to help your child’s learning at home.
Tusla: The Child and Family Agency is now the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.
Scoilnet: A portal that contains many links to educational sites, updated regularly.
Schooldays: A website with lots of information about parenting and education in Ireland.
Web Wise: A great website to keep up with what your kids are doing on-line and with current technology trends. Gives advice and how you keep them safe in the current technology environment.
National Parents Council Primary: National Parents Council Primary (NPC) was set up in 1985, under the programme for Government, as the representative organisation for parents of children attending primary school.
Barnardos: Contains lots of information on childcare, bullying and a new booklet on your child’s numeracy development.
Rainbows Ireland: The Rainbows programme supports children and young people affected by loss because of bereavement, separation or divorce. The service is available in local communities throughout Ireland.
ISPCC: The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity.
Staysafe: The CAPP programme (Stay Safe) is a primary school based approach to the prevention of child abuse. The aim of the programme is to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying through the provision of a personal safety education programme for children at primary school level, continuing professional development for teachers, training for Boards of Management and information sessions for parents.
NCSE: The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) was set up to improve the delivery of education services to persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children.
Parent Line: We offer support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent and the reassurance that, whatever the problem, you’re not the first parent to face it. Sometimes, all you could need is a listening ear.
Irish for Parents: When your children are doing school homework, does it happen that they don’t understand it, and that you don’t either? Do you want to help them, but can’t? Maybe you don’t understand the instructions, the terminology or what it is they are reading. You can get help from a qualified teacher through this site.