Thursday, 5 May 2016

Homework Survey

Dear NPC Contacts,
We are surveying children, parents and teachers on the issue of Homework.

We would really appreciate it if you could complete this Parents’ Homework survey by clicking here. Please complete a separate survey for each child.

We will also send you separate email with a link to the Children's Homework Survey, it would be great if you could ask your child/children to complete this survey or help them to complete the survey.

 This will give us a great insight into the whole area. We will present the results of this survey at our Annual Conference at the end of May 2016 and the results will also be available on our website
 Please complete this survey so that we get an accurate view of parents' opinions.

All three surveys will close at midnight on the 22nd of May 2016


We would really appreciate it if you could ask your child/children to complete the Children’s Homework Survey.

We really want to know what your children think about Homework.    

The surveys are anonymous therefore the children can give their true views.

It would be great if you could help them complete the survey, if they need your help that is! Click here for the survey

This survey and the other two will close at midnight on the 22nd of May 2016.

Please pass the Children’s Homework Survey link on to parents of children in your child’s school and to any primary school children who might be interested in giving us their views.

Many thanks
Michelle Davern
National Parents Council Primary

May Parent's association meeting tonight

Hi All
Our monthly Parents Association meeting will take place in the school tonight (Thurs 05/05) at 8 pm.
I look forward to see you all.
Kind regards

Monday, 14 March 2016

Parents Views - Tusla Research Needs Survey‏

The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUI Galway are currently involved in a research project for Tusla Irelands dedicated Child and Family Agency. This research is exploring the research needs of Tusla now and into the future. The main purpose of the study is to enable Tusla to plan their research priorities over the next number of years.
In order to gain a total understanding of what those priorities should be, we would like to include the views of parents in this research. Specifically we would like to find out what parents believe are major concerns affecting families in Ireland.
Taking part is voluntary, but your answers will greatly help us to find out about issues facing youth in Ireland today and will help inform Tusla of issues requiring possible research in the future.
This is an anonymous survey and the reporting of the information provided will respect the anonymity of all participants.
Click this link to take part in the survey
To find out more about the research, the research coordinator in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in NUI Galway is Dr Rosemary Crosse, who can be contacted on 091495791 or by email:

Friday, 15 January 2016

Help needed on Sunday.

The annual 5K fun run in aid of the school will be held this Sunday at 12:30am. 

As always the Parents association will be helping out with refreshments on the day.  We expect 200+ participants so we need help to serve all these people.  If you can help please do.  In particular we need:
- People to bake scones. Scones have become sort of the trademark of this fun run and we want to continue this. If you can bake some and drop them into the hall on Sunday from 10:30am that would be a huge help.

- People to help serve the food. We will have 200+ people descend on us over a very brief period. It is a lot of work to make sure they all get fed and have tea/coffee.  If you can help out for an hour over this period please come along.


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Annual 5K fundraising road race

The annual 5K road race is on this Sunday. As in past years the Parents Association will be providing refreshments for the runners and walkers. If you can help in any way please do but in particular if you can bake some scones that would be really appreciated as these have been a big hit with the runners in the past.