Talk For Parents

Talk For Parents

Talk A: “Study Skills and your Child”

An Informative Talk For Parents Of Secondary School Students.

This talk has been extremely well received by all those who have attended. It is an amusing and fast moving address, outlining many practical ideas that parents can use to assist their children with their studies.

The presentation, which lasts one hour, has been used very successfully as a keynote address at an A.G.M. or parents’ meeting. An opportunity is given at the conclusion of the evening for questions to be addressed.

It has proved most beneficial when used in conjunction with the Study Skills seminar for the students. In this way, parents are made aware of what their child has been taught and the expectations that have been set. Parents are therefore in a better position to support their child and to offer help and encouragement when the need arises.

“Just to let you know that we got fantastic positive feedback from the study skills seminar for parents last night. Rory was great and the presentation was engaging,informative and highly beneficial. Thanks again!” Gail Hunt, Colaiste Phadraig, Lican.

I have received extremely positive feedback. Many thanks once again for your fantastic parent talk“, Karen Tracey, Dublin

Lots and lots of practical ideas and laughs!” A. Ellison, Dublin

“Thank you so much for the talk.  It was very enjoyable and very useful”  Jennifer Cummins, Whitehall School Completion Programme.

He certainly understands students and what makes them tick“, R. Morrison, Dublin

A really wonderful speaker – the time flew!”  S. Robinson, Wexford

Definitely the most enjoyable parent night I have ever had at the school!”  J. O’Dea, Cork

Your teachers developed a very positive rapport with the students and the talk for the parents was excellent“, Fiona Ni Chathain, Lucan

An opportunity to attend this talk, free of charge, is given to parents who enroll their child at one of our “Weekend Seminars”.

CLICK HERE FOR a selection of the slides used in the presentation.


 Talk B: “The Transition From Primary to Secondary School”

An entertaining evening for parents whose children are about to start secondary school.


This talk deals with the major differences between the two forms of schooling and how best you can assist your child in making the transition.

Lots of tips and suggestions for parents of Sixth Class

The talk also outlines what is covered in our “Transition to Secondary School” seminar for primary school students.

This popular presentation is offered from April – June each year.


A selection of secondary schools in which we have presented our “Study Skills & Your Child” evening talk include:

Abbey Voc. School, Donegal;
Ardee Community School, Co Louth;
Ard Scoil Rathangan, Co Kildare;
Athboy Community School;
Belvedere College, Dublin;
Blessington Community College;
Carrigaline Community School;
C.B.S., Midleton;
CBS, Roscommon;
CBS Thurles, Co Tipperary;
Castleknock College, Dublin;
Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan;
Colaiste Eanna, C.B.S., D16;
Colaiste Feirste, Belfast, Co Armagh;
Colaiste Mhuire, Cabra;
Colaiste Phadraig, Lucan.
Dominican College, Cabra;
Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill, Galway;
Dominican College, Wicklow;
Donabate Com. College, Co Dublin;
Dunmore Community School;
Dundalk Grammar School;
Errigal Coll., Letterkenny, Co Donegal;
Firhouse Community School, Dublin;
Kinsale Community School, Co Cork;
Knockbeg College, Co Carlow;
Loreto College, Crumlin Road;
Loreto College, Swords;
Loreto High School, Beaufort, D14;
Mountmellick Community School;
Muckross Park;
Old Bawn Community School, Dublin;
Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone;
Our Lady’s College, Greenhills, Drogheda;
Pobalscoil na Trionoide, Youghal;
Portmarknock Community School;
Presentation Askea, Co Carlow.
Presentation Secondary School, Wexford;
Rice College, Co Mayo;
Rockford Manor, Blackrock.
Sandford Park School, Ranelagh, D6;
Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass;
Scoil Chaitriona, Glasnevin, Dublin;
Scoil ui Mhuiri, Dunleer;
Scoil Phobail MacDara, Carna;
St Patrick’s Comprehensive Sch., Shannon;
St Aloysius College, Athlone;
St Andrew’s College, Dublin;
St Brendan’s, Bray, Co Wicklow;
St Catherine’s, Killybegs, Co Donegal;
St Declan’s CBS, Cabra, Dublin;
St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny;
St Fintan’s , Sutton, Dublin;
St Gerard’s, Bray, Co Wicklow;
St Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh;
St Joseph’s Convent of Mercy, Navan;
St Joseph of Cluny, Killiney, Co Dublin;
St Kevin’s Com. School, Dunlavin;
St Kilian’s Deutsche Schule, Clonskeagh;
St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan;
St Louis Secondary School, Rathmines;
St Mary’s College, Ballysadare;
St Mel’s College, Longford;
St Michael’s College, Ballsbridge;
St Paul’s, Lurgan, Co Armagh;
St Paul’s, Monasterevin, Co Kildare;
St Peter’s College, Dunboyne;
St Vincent’s Sec. School, Dundalk;
Tarbert Comprehensive School;
Templeogue College, Dublin;
The King’s Hospital, Dublin;
The Teresian School, Donnybrook, D4.