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NPC Education Conference 2017 - Shaping the Future
Saturday 10 June 2017 - National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Square, Dublin 1
To register to attend please click here
All parents of primary school children and those interested in primary education are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE!
Keynote speaker - Dr. Janet Goodall
Janet Goodall is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management in the Department of Education, at the University of Bath.
Janet has been involved in educational research for many years, researching issues such as networks and federations of schools, the evaluation of the impact of continuing professional development of teachers, middle leadership in universities.
For the past 10 years, much of Janet’s work has been concentrated around the value and impact of parents’ engagement with their children’s learning. Janet has published widely on the subject, in both the academic and popular press, and on social media. She has just completed a yearlong pilot of a toolkit to support schools in this area, working with over 30 schools in Wiltshire Local Authority.
Further information will follow, shortly
The NPC Annual Conference 2016
Please click here for a copy of our Conference Flier highlighting the speakers and details of where the conference will be taking place.
If you have not already registered there is still time, please click here to register.
We hope to see you on the 28th of May.
The NPC Annual Conference
The NPC Annual Conference will be taking place on the 28th of May 2016 in the National College of Ireland, Dublin 1.
The title and theme of this year’s conference will be Ready, Steady, Learn - Parents supporting their Children’s Healthy Learning
Children need to be ready to learn, therefore this conference will encompass how parents can actively support their children’s mental (emotional), physical (nutritional) and creative health.
The Keynote Speaker will be Shane Martin, a leading Psychologist within the area of education. Shane’s presentation will be POSITIVE PARENTING: Harnessing Strengths within Children
We all want children to grow into happy adults; but sometimes we feel as though we have little real influence over them as they grow older. New scientific research reveals that happiness can be cultivated within the home, school and community and that parenting styles and practices have a tremendous effect on children’s emotional outlook on life. By promoting some basic positive traits and harnessing their inner strengths we can encourage our children to have a more positive view of self, others and the world. Parenting can be challenging but also a positive and fulfilling experience. We need to work at being more ‘positive’ in our approach.
Further information will follow shortly. If you would like to register for conference please click here
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All parents welcome
Information leaflets for parents on the new Primary Language Curriculum now available
This curriculum is for children in junior and senior infants and in first and second class.
It applies in all school contexts - English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools, Irish-medium schools and special schools.
The curriculum for junior and senior infants is aligned with the principles and methodologies of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.
Click here to download a one page information leaflet in English on the new Primary Language Curriculum
Click here to download a one page information leaflet in Irish
For further information:
Click here to download a two page information leaflet in English
Click here to download a two page information leaflet in Irish