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Junior Cycle Reform - talks for parents in June 2014
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Helpline Phone Number:
1800 265 165


The Leaving Cert Helpline details are as follows,

       Wednesday:13th August – 10am – 7pm

       Thursday: 14th August – 10am – 7pm
        Friday: 15th August – 10am – 1pm

 The Helpline for the “first round CAO offers”
 are as follows:
       Monday 18th August – 8am – 7pm
       Tuesday 19th August – 8am – 7pm
       Wednesday 20th August – 8am – 1pm

           Leaving Cert & CAO FAQ's


The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) presents
a series of meetings organised with the
National Parents Council - Primary and Post Primary on Junior Cycle reform

The National Parents Council Primary and Post Primary, with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), are holding a series of meetings providing information on the changes underway in junior cycle education.

The meetings are aimed, in particular, at parents of children starting post-primary school in September.
They will provide information on:

• The changes being introduced in September
• The main features of the junior cycle developments  in the coming year
• The new assessment system being introduced

In general, the NCCA presentation will aim to show how junior cycle reform represents a positive change for students, parents and the education system.
The first round of meetings take place in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick in June, the second round in a number of regional centres in September.

Dublin South  
Stillorglan Park Hotel, Tuesday 17th June 2014
Rochestown Park Hotel, Tuesday 17th June 2014

Salthill Hotel, Tuesday 17th June 2014

Dublin North  
The Crowne Plaza, Blanchardstown        Wednesday 18th June 2014

The Strand Hotel, Wednesday 18th June 2014

TIME:  All sessions start at 7:30pm – 9:00pm
COST:  Free

To attend you must register by emailing the following details to 

  1. Forename
  2. Surname
  3. Email Address
  4. Are you a
    Parent of a child in primary school?
    Parent of a child in post primary school?
  5. Venue you would like to attend (important)

Presentations and Notes 

The National Parents' Council
Post Primary

Annual Education Conference 2013

“Parents; Your role in these Changing Times”

Can be found Here.









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