National Parents Council
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(...)
Are heavy schoolbags really damaging children’s backs?
- February 7, 2017, 00:00
In a fit of frustration, Margo Fleming placed her daughter’s schoolbag on a weighing scales. The hardback books, sports equipment and copybooks amou(...)
Fee-school teachers criticised over refraining from junior cycle reform
- January 26, 2017, 01:00
Teachers in some fee-paying schools have been criticised by Department of Education inspectors for failing to implement changes linked to the reformed(...)
The president of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) has said the union may cooperate with contingency plans to keep schools open af(...)