List of Useful Websites
Please note – St. Mary’s N.S. accepts no responsibility for the contents of the sites below and have no connection with the owners of those sites. They are included for the benefit of parents/guardians as we have found them to be informative or of educational value to students. We will continue to add to this list.
http://www.education.ie/ -The main website of the Dept. of Education & Skills
http://www.newb.ie/ - The website of the National Education Welfare Board has information relating to school attendance issues and the functions and role of the NEWB.
http://www.ncca.ie/ - The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has a section for parents containing information on the curriculum, standardised testing and much more.
www.bbc.co.uk/education - The BBC's website has a vast range of educational materials suited to a wide age group.
Educational Content Sites
http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie Irish website packed full of ideas to help your child learn every day.
http://www.scoilnet.ie Resources based on the Irish curriculum
Click on the Britannica link for online access to Encyclopaedia Britannica.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - A site with many educational resources for all ages
http://www.interactivesites.weebly.com/ - A huge range of online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place.
http://www.sfskids.org/ - The website of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for kids. Wonderful interactive musical site!
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/music/piano/pan_pipes.htm - Rather long url!... but a very nice musical link to a virtual keyboard with a variety of sounds and rhythms.
Some Useful Educational Websites for Children
Keeping safe Online.
www.icia.ie ~ This website is put together by the Irish Cellular Industry Association. You can download the following booklet: Mobile phones – A parents guide to Safe and sensible Use.
www.webwise.ie ~ A very useful website for informing children about online safety issues
The following booklets are available free from the Office for Internet Safety phone 01 6028258 to order a copy or download them at www.internetsafety.ie The booklets are also available through local libraries:
Get with IT: A parents guide to New Media Technologies
Get with IT: A parents guide to filtering technologies
Get with IT: A guide to cyber bullying
Get with IT: A parents guide to social networking websites
www.ncte.ie ~ National Centre for Technology in Education gives tips for Parents on the use of the internet also.
More information also available on www.watchyourspace.ie