This page contains links to useful resources for parents and guardians. If there are any resources that you find particularly useful and wish to share with other parents/guardians, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre which is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the EU Safer Internet Programme. Webwise is an internet safety initiative focused on raising awareness of online safety issues and good practice among students, their parents and teachers. For more advice for parents, visit http://www.webwise.ie/Parents/Advice.aspx
The Irish Computer Society’s Get Ireland Online initiative aims to provide parents with basic internet security skills that will help them to protect their children against, amongst other things, viewing unsuitable content and cyber bullying. For more information see: http://www.getirelandonline.ie/primary/index.html.
If you are interested in attending this course (cost €20 for 3 x 2hr sessions), please talk to a member of the PTA Committee, or send an email to stdavidsnationalschoolPTA@gmail.com. Depending on demand, suitable arrangements can be made.
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. For more information, visit http://www.npc.ie
Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills official portal for Irish education. It is responsible for the promotion and use of the Internet in education under the Government’s ICT in Schools Programme. It also contains useful information and links to resources on a number of topics, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia, among others. For more information for parents, visit http://www.scoilnet.ie/Parents.aspx
The Centre for Talented Youth at Dublin City University provides specialised courses for young people with exceptional academic ability in verbal, numerical or abstract reasoning. If you feel your child may fit this profile see the CTY website: http://www4.dcu.ie/ctyi/primary.shtml
Road safety information for kids: http://rsa.ie/en/RSA/Road-Safety/Road-safety-for-kids/
Family Matters is a service provided by Kildare based therapist Clare Crowley Collier. Clare offers support for parents and teens in group or individual sessions. For more information visit: http://familymatters.ie