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Leaving Cert pupils and their teachers including school principal Cormac Bonner pictured at end of year Mass in Milltown on Wednesday.Picture by Don MacMonagle
A team comprising of Sarah Costello 5th year, Sarah Sayers 5th year and Aileen O’Mahony TY won the preliminary round of the Mental Health Public Speaking Project 2013 in Killorglin on Mon 18 Nov. They now go on to compete in the county final before Christmas. Well done to the team and their dedicated band of researchers in TY and 5th year!
Closing Date for completed Application forms for Incoming 1st Year students is 5 pm on Wednesday 4th December 2013
To ALL Parent Associations, Parents and Guardians of Pupils attending Post Primary Schools, NPCpp invites you to the
National Parents’ Council
“Parents; Your role in these changing times”
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
8th & 9th of November 2013.
We are delighted to announce that Chief Inspector of the Department of Education, Dr Harold Hislop willaddress our conference this year. He will present the findings of the report which was launched yesterday by Minister Ruairi Quinn, which is based on school inspections carried out by the Department between 2010 and 2012 and which, for the first time, includes parental surveys.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in two of the three workshops available and we hope that you will be able to draw on the information and expertise given.
- Super Generation – Get an understanding of how young people learn so you can support your teen in their preparation for the State exams
- Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying Programme – bullying information, tips on what to do if your child is being bullied, has seen or participated in bullying. Also included is an overview of what we as facilitators, teach the children in our workshops.
- Pieta House – therapeutic approach to young adults who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm)
NPCpp hope that Parent Associations, Parents and Guardians of pupils attending Post Primary Schools will join us for this important occasion. We would also ask that if possible, you inform all parents at your school of the upcoming event as it is open to all parents of post primary students.
National Parents’ Council Post Primary Annual Conference 2013,
“Parents; Your role in these Changing Times”
8th & 9th November, Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
Friday, 8th November, 2013
19.00 Welcome and open of Conference by Mayor of Kilkenny Cllr Martin Brett
19.15 The New Junior Cycle – Noel Malone, Principal, Coláiste Chiaráin, Co. Limerick.
19.45 National Parents’ Council Post Primary Parent Association/PTA TrainingProgramme
Saturday, 9th November, 2013
9.15 Welcome to parents – CEO address and welcome Minister
9.45 Open Conference – Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn TD
10.15. “School and Home working together” to beat the bully – Ian O ‘Herlihy
11.00. Break for Tea /Coffee
11.15 NPCpp President’s Address to Conference– Mr Don Myers
11.30 Post Primary Education Forum (PPEF) – Ferdia Kelly, General Secretary, Joint ManagerialBody
12pm Workshops / FEDCBS AGM
14.00 Repeat of Workshops 1, 2 & 3
14.50 Understanding the Well-Being of Teenagers (How to manage and let go of your 13-18 year olds) – Dr Fergus Heffernan:
15.15 Open Forum: Parents and Parent Associations will have an opportunity to put their questions to members of the School Management Bodies, Teachers Unions and the Department of Education and Skills.
16.00 Close of Conference
16.15 Parents’ Associations of Community & Comprehensive Schools (PACCS) Annual General Meeting 2013.
19.00 Reception followed by Gala Dinner at 8pm.
NPCpp – Working towards a better education system for all