From time to time different agencies ask us to inform parents on possible items of interest. This page, for parents, facilitates the dissemination of this information.
Tips for Parents
The I.N.T.O. has put together some information which is of interest for parents of primary school children. They hope that this publication will give you an understanding of the modern primary school and how it works. Teachers and parents work closely together and this guide offers practical examples of partnership between school and home.
Click on the link below to access this helpful guide:
Kildare County Council Parenting Talks
Kildare County Council holds many parenting talks in the libraries around the county. These talks cover many topics such as:
Helping your infant/child sleep better
Helping children who worry too much
Building your Daughter's Self-
Parenting Tips and Strategies
Happy Parents/Happy Children
Social Networking & Cyberbullying training
Promoting Teenage Wellbeing
To find out more about these and other talks click on the link
Toys, Technology and Training (TTT) Project 2016
Kildare Library and Arts Services have organised a series of talks and workshops as part of their Toys, Technology and Training Project 2016. For up to date details on talks and events relating to the TTT project email email@example.com. The libraries have built up a collection of toys and technology designed to offer support to children and adults with learning difficulties, disabilities or more significant needs. The specialised collection of toys, software and assistive technology can be accessed free of charge in library branches throughout the county.
To find out more about what's on offer by Kildare County Council Library and Arts Services contact your local library or click on the link www.kildare.ie/library/index.html
Most talks organised by the Kildare Library and Arts Services are free but booking is required.
Some of the talks held this October are:
Challenging Behaviour on 4th October in Athy Library (059-
Helping Children with Down Syndrome to Develop their Handwriting Skills in Newbridge Library on Tuesday 25th October at 7pm. (045-
Intellectually Gifted is a Special Educational Need Too! on Thursday 13th October at 7pm in Leixlip Library (01-
Study Skills for Older Children and Teenagers with Dyslexia on Tuesday 18th October at 7pm in Athy Library (059-
The Building Blocks of Language for Children with ASD on Thursday 20th October at 7pm in Naas Library (045-
Post Primary School Transport Provision 2015/2016
1. Who is eligible?
Children who reside at least 4.8km from and attending their nearest school are eligible for post primary school transport.
2. How do I apply?
Online to Bus Éireann at www.buseireann.ie
3. When do I apply?
Applications should be submitted before the last Friday in April. Late applicants are not guaranteed a seat.
4. What is the charge?
The current annual charge is 350 euro per child with a family maximum of 650 euro.
5. Can I spread the payment over the school year?
Payments may be made in two installments in July and December.
6. Are some children exempt from paying?
Yes. Only eligible children i.e. children residing at least 4.8km from and attending their nearest school, who hold valid Medical Cards (GMS Scheme), do not pay. All other children must pay.
7. Where can I get more details on the scheme?
Full terms of the Post Primary School Transport Scheme are available at www.education.ie and www.buseireann.ie.
8. Where can I get further information?
From your local Bus Éireann School Transport Office -