CnP at Local Level
Local CnP groups are considered very important for a number of reasons;
- They bring parents whose children are being educated through the medium of Gaelic together to discuss issues which affect the education of their children at all levels
- A CnP group can act as a good support mechanism for the school providing Gaelic medium education, working in conjunction with Parent Councils
- Office bearers of a CnP committee can speak on behalf of all parents with authority. Councils, schools, etc. appreciate dealing with parental representatives rather than many individuals
- Being constituted community groups, they can attract funding that a school cannot
- Parents with children in Gaelic medium education can promote GME within their own localities
- They endeavour to support extra curricular Gaelic medium activities, including the work of the Gaelic youth clubs, Sradagan
How do I get involved in CnP?
Many areas with Gaelic medium education provision have a local Comann nam Pàrant Committee. CnP groups are open to all parents with children in GME, at any level from pre-school to secondary, and parents are encouraged to attend CnP general meetings. If you would like to get in touch with your local CnP representative, please contact the Parental Officer who will provide names and details.
Welcome to the website of Comann nam Pàrant, the national organisation which offers advice and support on Gaelic medium education to parents.
Comann nam Pàrant (CnP), which means "Parents’ Organisation", consists of a network of around 30 local groups, representing the interests of parents whose children are educated through the medium of Gaelic at the various levels, from pre-school to secondary level. The main aim of all CnP groups is "to promote and support the establishment and maintenance of education through the medium of Gaelic". It was as a result of the efforts of parents that Gaelic medium education (GME) first began in 1985. Most of the children in GME come from homes where neither parent speaks Gaelic.
On our site you will find information on Gaelic medium education, advice leaflets and reports and news on the activities of Comann nam Pàrant groups.
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