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NAPD

NAPD

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals is the professional association for second level school leaders in Ireland. The Foundation is honored to have the opportunity to attend their annual conference and promote our message to schools from around the country. 

Inaugurated in 1998, NAPD, through its Officers, National Executive and Regional Network provides a united voice for principals and deputy principals on issues of common concern across all three second level sectors. NAPD is a respected education partner represented on relevant local, regional and national bodies both statutory and non-statutory.

The Association represents the views of Principals and Deputy Principals to the Department of Education and Skills and shows leadership in the formulation of education policy. The key priority is to enable the principal and deputy to be the leader of learning in their school.

NAPD is dynamic, pro-active and outward looking. Members of NAPD are also members of the European School Heads Association and the International Confederation of Principals.

Our Aims and Objectives

THE THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013 TO PROMOTE PRIDE IN AND RESPECT FOR THE IRISH FLAG AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS SYMBOLISM AND MEANING FOR PEACE, IN PARTICULAR AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNICITY, CREED OR GENDER. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF IRELAND, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CONSTITUTE THE ‘NEW IRISH’, ARE MADE AWARE OF THE FLAG’S MESSAGE, AND ARE FULLY INCLUDED IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING IT A REALITY BY MAKING A SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION AS ACTIVE CITIZENS. EACH YEAR, WE SEND OUT A FUNDRAISING PACK TO EACH OF OUR REGISTERED SCHOOLS, WHICH INCLUDE FLAG LAPEL PINS FOR THE STUDENTS TO SELL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A CHARITY OR PROJECT OF THEIR CHOICE. WE ALSO PROVIDE SCHOOLS WITH PLANS FOR HOW TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY, AND FLAGS FLOWN FROM 33 THE MALL. 

Aims and Objectives