Saturday, February 27, 2021

NPC news for week of 1st of March 2021

Online Transition from Primary to Post Primary sessions for parents Who are the Parents’ Association (PA) clinics for? Established Parents’ Associations who may be struggling right now Working Parents’ Associations who want to explore or share ideas for new activities. There will be a short presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions and share your experience of what your PA is doing and some of the challenges you may be experiencing. We will be looking at how your PA is working during Covid-19 and the clinics will be held online on the following times: Monday 1st March, Tuesday 2nd March at 8pm Wednesday 3rd March at 10am and 8pm Register here to attend one of these FREE Parents’ Association Clinics. Is your child transitioning from Primary to Post Primary school? This session will look at: Choosing a school for your child Preparing your child for post primary school Subject choice School Policies Home school communication People you might meet in post primary school Parent/Teacher meetings These sessions will be held online on the following dates & times: Monday 1st March to Thursday 4th March at 10am & 8pm Friday 5th March at 10am If you would be interested in attending (virtually) one of these sessions please register your details here Please note these sessions will be interactive allowing parents to participate and hence places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Parents Support Webinar Reminder

Dear All, Would you be so kind as to send this reminder to parents of your pupils please. We realise how busy households are at present and would like to offer some little support to parents. Parent Support webinar will take place via Zoom on Tuesday 23rd of February at 7pm and is free of charge. To book a place please visit our website www.westcorkeducationcentre.ie Parents of children in Primary School - Juggling Home and School. This webinar will offer practical advice to parents who once again find themselves juggling home and school in one place. This webinar will explore how to support your child’s emotional wellbeing whilst also taking care of your own. It will identify how to motivate your child depending on age and examine how to connect with your child. Primary Discussion Topics What is my child’s brain doing? Social and emotional communication Why empathy is the number one tool Calming strategies…..My cup first. Supporting my child through change Learning Outcomes To explore social and emotional communication. To identify ways to build routine, connection and motivation. To examine when and how to using calming strategies. Nicola Culloty is a primary school teacher with twenty years experience working with disadvantaged communities. As Home School Community Liaison she formed an authentic and lasting partnership with parents and is passionate about helping parents. Nicola completed a Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is currently practising as a CBT therapist. She is very experienced on the impact of trauma on both adults and children and is proficient in the techniques used to overcome and assist those living with mental health issues. Nicola has facilitated parenting groups and worked closely with parents of children who have experienced trauma in her roles as teacher, therapist and HSCL. Nicola is also a parent of two children in Primary School and is currently working on her juggling skills with all the other parents in Ireland. full circle logo -- West Cork Education Centre, The Square, Dunmanway, Co. Cork Email: info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie Phone: +353 (23) 8856756 / 8856757 Fax: +353 (23) 8856752

Fwd: NPC survey on children's and parents' experience of remote learning

Dear Parents NPC Primary and NPC Post Primary have compiled a survey for parents of primary, post primary children and children with special educational needs to find out about your child’s and your own experience of their remote learning during the school closures. We would appreciate if it you could take a few minutes to complete the survey, please complete a separate survey for each child. Also please circulate to other parents. Please click this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Parents_survey_on_remote_learning to take the survey. This is a snap survey which will be open from 9am on Tuesday the 9th to 5pm on Wednesday the 10th of February. Many thanks Kind regards Michelle Davern NPC Administrative Officer Email: mdavern@npc.ie