Do you or your children need access to education. TUSLA is the Child and Family Agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. Tusla Education Support Service (TESS) is working with the Department of Education to support families arriving from the Ukraine in accessing education and language support
National Parents Council Primary (NPC) has just launched a new Helpline for Ukrainian parents who have recently arrived in Ireland. The Helpline will help parents with any questions they might have relating to their children’s education in Ireland, and we have a Helpline Officer who speaks Ukrainian and Russian.
This Helpline number is 01 8874473, or the helpline can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
Maynooth University are operating a national help desk for queries etc. This is serving as a single national point of contact for Ukrainian students and researchers who are seeking to continue their higher education studies in Ireland. The helpdesk, staffed by admissions and researcher advisers, has several functions including: assessing students English standards; assisting them with documentation; and offering individual help to identify potential courses or work options which students or researchers might be interested in. It will also seek to guide applicants to the Education and Training Boards adult education guidance services, where options such as further education or apprenticeship may be more appropriate.
The National Student and Researcher Help Desk can be contacted at: NSRHelpdesk@mu.ie or +353(0)1 474 7788.
Folens Publishers have put together a free language support booklet to support Teachers with Ukrainian children in the Primary and Post-Primary classroom to facilitate better communication. The booklets contain useful words and pictures such as feelings, hobbies, classroom objects and places at school, school facilities, classroom interactions.
They are offering two versions for free to be downloaded and printed-off at the following link.