Parents’ Association

Parents’ Association

In accordance with section 26 of the Education Act 1998, the parents/guardians of students of a recognised school may establish, and maintain from among their number, a parents’ association for that school and membership of that association shall be open to all parents/guardians of students of that school.

  • The following are some of the activities in which Parents’ Associations might be involved:
  • Arranging talks on topics of interest to parents, e.g. guest speaker on parenting/ discipline etc.
  • Providing support/ organisational input to major school events, e.g. graduations
  • Channelling parent’s views on school policy issues to the Principal/Board.
  • Organising Fund Raising Events for the school.

National Parents’ Council Post Primary

The National Parents’ Council Post-Primary (NPCPP) is an umbrella organisation for affiliated parents’ associations. The Department of Education and Skills supports the National Parents’ Council Post Primary through the provision of grant-aid. The Department also liaises with the Council on issues of concern to parents of children in post-primary schools.

The National Parents Council – Post Primary (NPCPP) is an association representing all parents’ associations in post-primary schools in Ireland.

It can be contacted at:

Tel: + 353 (1) 8623346




Information For Parents and Guardians

Information For Students