Government Bodies & Support Services
Dept of Education & Skills
Useful information for parents & teachers
National Centre for Guidance in Education
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
Information on the National Curriculum for primary schools: www.ncca.ie
Department of Social Protection - Child Relates Payments
NCTE - National Centre for Technology in Education
The National Council for Special Education (NCSE)
Education services for persons with special educational needs arising from disabilities with particular emphasis on children
Activities and information for parents and children:
School Days (Parenting & Education in Ireland)
Online resource for Parents and Teachers with information, articles and discussion boards
Academically Advanced Children
A support website for parents and educators of “gifted” children in Ireland. This was the first website in Ireland to actively meet the needs of parents, teachers and exceptionally able children from an Irish perspective.
Dublin City University (DCU) provide wonderful courses for primary school students between the ages of 6-13. These courses are designed to stand outside the mainstream school curriculum but also provide enrichment of this curriculum.
Internet & Social Media Safety
Online information about the internet for parents and teachers.
Offers lots of helpful advice to children about how to stay safe when they are online, never to give out personal information and what to do if they are being bullied online.
Practical, useful advise on staying safe online. Includes a detailed section on Safeguarding Children online.
Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, etc.
Dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Online Magazine with guides to using parental settings and safety settings on popular gaming consoles, Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable (PSP) , Nintendo Wii, etc.
**The two hi-lighted links below are particularly helpful in understanding the new Language curriculum
General: CJ Fallon - Primary School Subjects
General: Britannica School (via Scoil Net)
Maths & English
A proven approach to teaching maths to young children. Introduced into Scoil Bhride in 2015, we are delighted with how our Junior pupils are progressing at pace.
Maths: Destination Maths
English: IXL (English)
This is just a small selection of resources that you may find useful.
If there are sites you use and find helpful, please do let us know and we will share the details with the rest of the parents using this site. Simply Contact Us