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National Parents Council

National Parents Council

Who are the National Parents Council


National Parents Council Primary (NPC) is the nationwide organisation representing parents of children attending early and primary education.
NPC is recognised by the Government and the Education Act 1998 as the body representing you as parents.
Their aim is to improve and enrich the education of all children and support parents to get involved in their children's learning at home, in the community and at school.  More information on the NPC here -
KPS has two NPC representatives who would be delighted to assist you in any way they can.
Greg Fry – Tel. 087 2039855 – Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
More details on the NPC can be found on their website –

Some useful resources:

Going to Big School - Making the transition from Early Education to Primary Education.

Click here -

Supporting your child’s move from Primary to Secondary School - Tips for flying the KPS Nest. Click here -


Homework - Why does your child get homework? How can you assist your child with your homework?  Click here -


Bullying - What are the different types of bullying? What signs might suggest that a child is being bullied? Why might a child become a bully? Click here -

The NPC has a few Groups that may interest some parents:
Visit their page here

Groups include:

Special Education Group

The Special Education Group has been part of the National Parents Council - Primary since its foundation and is a representative group for parents of children with special needs attending Special Schools.

For further information please contact Carmel O'Shea Information/Helpline Officer Tel 01 8874477 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Minority Religion

The current National Representative to the NPC Minority Religion group on the NPC Assembly is Derval O'Connor.

If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Minority Religion Group please contact Deirdre Sullivan, NPC Training & Development Officer tel: 01-8874481 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here are some of the useful links from the NPC website:

Anti Bullying Centre

Barnardos - National Database of Parenting Programmes
Belong to
Children’s Rights Alliance
Citizens Information
Community Awareness of Drugs (CAD)
Early Childhood Ireland
Educate Together
Engineers Week
Foras Pátrúnachta na Scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge Teo
Irish National Teachers Organisation
Irish Primary Principals’ Network
Irish Traveller Movement
Jesuit Refugee Service
Loving our out kids
Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative
MS Readathon
National Adult Literacy Agency
National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education (NABMSE)

National Children’s Advisory Council
National Children’s Strategy
National Council for Special Education
National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)  - Information for NEPS can be found on the Department of Education and Science website
National Parents Council Post Primary
National Youth Council of Ireland
Office of the Minister for Children
Ombudsman for Children’s Office
One Family
Pavee Point
Primary Professional Development Service
Radon Centre
Road Safety Authority
Scoil Íosa Parent Association
shOUT! is a group for LGBT or simply uncertain individuals aged between 14 and 23yrs

Special Education Support Service
Steps to Engineering
Student Council of Ireland
The Teaching Council


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