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President Dave Fitzpatrick ACCS Article

I first became aware of PACCS, Parents Association of Communityand Comprehensive Schools over five years ago. My youngest daughter enrolled in Coolmine Community School and I joined their Parents Association. During this time I was involved in many facets of the Parents Association. I was a PACCS representative and also a member of the PACCS [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00September 30th, 2015|Home, News|

PACCS Executive Meeting September 12th 2015

PACCS Executive Meeting The first meeting of the new school year has taken place and PACCS are busy making plans for the rest of our term of office. Website: As is the case with all websites it needs updating on a regular basis. We are aware from the members of our Executive that the activities [...]

2015-09-30T01:38:12+00:00September 30th, 2015|Reports|

PACCS Southern Region Meeting

PACCS Southern Region Meeting - 12th May 2015 Following an invitation to attend a meeting of the Southern Region it was agreed that the President would attend the meeting in Beara Community School, Castletownbere. Connie Carolan attended also. The Principal, Mary O’Sullivan, welcomed us to the School and the area. She mentioned the concerns surrounding [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Reports|

Adult Literacy

Adult Literacy It's never too late to learn! Make the call on the national Freephone number 1800 34 55 55 or contact your local Adult Learning Service in your nearest Eduction and Training Board (ETB) today. If you or any member of your family have considered seeking advice or assistance to return to education to improve reading, writing and [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00May 19th, 2015|News|

National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)

Welcome & Overview NEPS psychologists work with both primary and post-primary schools and are concerned with learning, behaviour, social and emotional development. Each psychologist is assigned to a group of schools. NEPS psychologists specialise in working with the school community. They work in partnership with teachers, parents and children in identifying educational needs. They offer [...]

2016-02-11T21:31:10+00:00May 19th, 2015|News|

State Examinations

State Examinations Examination Timetables Examination Results Candidates With Special Needs State Examinations Timetable 2015 Junior Certificate Schedule of Junior Certificate Examination dates Junior Certificate Examination Timetable Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Schedule of Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme dates Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00May 19th, 2015|News|

Minister for Education and Skills announces €7m in grants to 450 post-primary schools

12 May, 2015 - Minister for Education and Skills announces €7m in grants to 450 post-primary schools to support implementation of Design and Communication Graphics programme The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has today announced that she is making available €7 million in grants for schools to help implement the Design and [...]

2015-05-19T11:24:06+00:00May 19th, 2015|News|

PACCS Annual General Meeting – 7th March 2015

Report of PACCS Annual General Meeting which was held on 7th March, 2015 in Bessborough Centre, Cork. Theme: School Life Balance Tony Stafford, PACCS President opened the proceedings by welcoming the parents, guests and friends of PACCS to Cork. He went on introduce the current Executive committee and drew attention to the fact that there [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00May 19th, 2015|Reports|

Weight Of Schoolbags

National Parents Council post primary are concerned about the weight of school bags. Health and safety are of paramount importance, yet the Minister stated in a recent debate that he refuses to legislate. Workers are not expected to lift heavy weights yet our children lug overloaded school bags on one strap, as research suggests most [...]

2017-02-06T21:41:58+00:00August 2nd, 2014|News|