National Parents Council
Parents of preschool kids will have their voices heard at long last
- May 29, 2018, 05:01
Step through the door of your local creche or pre-school centre and you are walking into an uneasy relationship between the private sector and the Sta(...)
Leaving Cert leads to ‘devastating’ stress among students
- March 6, 2018, 20:18
The way the Leaving Cert is structured is maximising stress on students and leading to crippling levels of anxiety, parents’ representatives have clai(...)
Should homework be scrapped for primary school students?
- January 23, 2018, 00:00
Do young children really need to do more work when they get home after a day at school? The Oireachtas committee on public petitions is currently exam(...)
Children to lose school places as waiting lists phased out
- May 30, 2017, 01:00
Parents who have put down their children’s names years in advance for fee-paying secondary schools will lose their advantage under new legislation whi(...)
When can parents justify a term-time family holiday?
- Health & Family
- April 12, 2017, 06:00
The Hogan family is going on its first foreign holiday this May and mother Jen feels “no guilt” about taking her children out of school for a week in (...)
How will school waiting lists ban change admissions policies?
- March 7, 2017, 01:00
On the way to their first pregnancy scan, the parents stop by the local school. Places are scarce, and they’re here to put the name of their future ch(...)