Understanding school in Ireland. Useful links for parents of primary and post primary school children on ways to support their children’s learning. Includes booklet, tip sheets and DVD online. The National Council of Curriculum and Assessment in Ireland have good resources for parents and teachers. ncca.ie
Helping Children Do Well in School.Czech and Slovak parents in Ennis requested support on how to help their children to do well in school. A small booklet in English/Slovak and English/Czech which is local to the Ennis area was developed and translated. An English only version is now available to use with other parents new to Ireland. Children in a local primary and second level contributed art work. These are available on clarefamilylearning.org website or click on the live links above.
Pave Point have produced a DVD called Pavee Parents Post Primary Concerns. A resource for parents, students, teachers, trainers and policy makers.This is useful for parent groups who have children moving to second level. It costs 5 euro including postage. (2011) Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, Charity No. 11609 – All rights reserved firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +353 1 8780255,
Fact sheets for 25 Junior Certificate subjects are available to download from the NCCA website. These are a useful resource for parents of 6th class pupils getting ready for second level or for those learning English finding out about school in Ireland.