National Parents Council post primary Conference 2016 will take place in The Tullamore Court Hotel, on Saturday The 5th of November.

Annual Conference for parents of secondary school children - a free information laden day with lunch. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to have your voice heard & join us for the day!

Schedule: 8.30am to 9.30am Coffee Registration 9.30am to 1.15pm Morning session 1.15pm to 2.00pm Lunch 2.00pm to 5.30pm Afternoon session


Mr Richard Bruton – Minister for Education and Skills Mr Martin Hanevy – Assistant General Secretary, Department of Education and Skills Dr Padraig Kirk – Director, CPD for Junior Cycle, Teacher Education Section, Department of Education and Skills Ms Noreen Reilly – Principal, St Paul’s Community College, Waterford Ms Betty McLaughlin – President, Institute of Guidance Counsellors Ms Andrea Feeney – State Examinations Commission Dr Tomas O Ruairc – Director, Teaching Council Dr Anna Clarke & Dr Brenda Corcoran - HSE Immunisation and Vaccines TBA – Solas, The Further Education Training Authority

List of Workshops

Brendan Dennehy – Dads Today
Gráinne Carr – Consent
Carol McCaughey – Accounting Technicians Ireland
Georgina Skehan – Exam Technique


Parents Charter
This year we will hear about the development of the long awaited Parents Charter giving you the chance to add your voice and take part in a discussion with senior management of the Department of Education and Skills.

New Junior Cycle /New Leaving Certificate Grading
Our conference will major on the new child-centred education and learning methodology and curriculum for Secondary schools. Uplifting practical examples of what this means for the education of our children. What are the roadblocks and how can we as parents influence change.

Apprenticeships reinvented following Europe's lead imagining the future.

How and why is this concept part of the art of learning? How will the concept impact on our children?

Vaccines administered in our schools
The HPV vaccine, Separating fact from fiction, Hear and discuss with the experts.

Teacher Complaints
A subject close of the heart of all parents. When things go wrong: The new horizon when complaints are aired is the new procedure now enacted in legislation adequate? Hear and get your opportunity to question the details.

The meaning of Consent and the importance of consent in the lives of our children.

Dads Today
Where are they and more importantly where should they be.

Open Forum
Your opportunity to put questions to the experts about all of above formal agenda to follow post registration.


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