History Of NPCPP
The National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCpp) is a voluntary group. It has a board of twelve members who work on behalf of parents and children without remuneration. They give their time when and where they can, so are often not contactable immediately but will always return your call.
Mrs. Gemma Hussey TD inaugurated the NPCpp on The 8th June 1985. The NPCpp, the Minister said, would have the same rights to consultation as the Management and Teachers unions.
In recent years NPCpp has become a limited company and is now named in the Education Act 1998.
NPCpp was put in place to be the umbrella group for parent associations in the post primary section of the Irish Education System. The Department wanted parental representation at second level to be similar to the Primary sector, but this was not acceptable to parents.
The post primary system contains a number of different types of school, Catholic voluntary schools, religious minority schools, schools run by the Christian Brothers, Community and Comprehensive schools and ETB schools. Each of these sectors has their own National Parent Association. It was agreed that an umbrella group with delegates selected by the associations would work best.
COMPASS + PACCS + ETBsNPA + Fed-CSSPA = NPCPP