Multilingual Resources for Education

The Citizens' Information service is available to anyone who lives in Ireland. Their website has lot of useful information on education in English, Irish, French, Polish and Romanian at this link.

The National Parents Council – Primary is a nation-wide organisation representing parents of children attending early and primary education. This organisation has produced information entitled “Your Child in the Primary School System” in English, Irish, French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Urdu.

The Jesuit Refugee Service has produced a booklet Your child and schools in Ireland in six additional languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian). It gives answers to many questions which newcomer parents may have.

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment have produced resources showing parents how they can support their child's learning at home before going to school, during primary school, and in getting ready for post-primary school. They have a dvd & broadband video which can be viewed in English, Irish, French, Lithuanian and Polish. There is also an English language version with subtitles.

The National Educational Welfare Board has been set up to support regular school attendance by children aged between 6 and 16 years, in particular. The Board has produced guidelines on school attendance in 18 languages: English, Irish, Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, French, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Yoruba.

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