Information For Parents

On Friday 15th October and Monday 18th October we will be facilitating Planet Youth to survey a selection of about 60 students in Third Year, TY and Fifth Year. This will take about 40 mins and the information is confidential.

A letter explaining the process in full can be found here.

If you do not wish your son/daughter participating please fill in the non consesnt form at the end of the letter and give it into the office.

In order to be sure that parents have opportunity to ask questions about the process, an information webinar is planned for Tuesday next 5th October at 7:30pm.  There are two Planet Youth sites in Ireland rolling out the survey this October, Cavan / Monoghan and North Dublin. The webinar is a collaboration between the two sites.

Attendance at the webinar is completely voluntary and will be short, about 45 minutes.

The webinar will include:

  • Welcome and introductions.
  • Showing a short promotional video featuring Paul Reid CEO of the HSE; Professor Mary Cannon RCSI Academic lead on the ethical approval process; and young people who will participate in the survey.
  • Showing a video that explains Planet Youth and the survey process.
  • Input from Dr. Emmet Power Clinical Research Fellow.
  • Question and Answer session.

The inputs may answer any questions you have, but if not there will be opportunity to ask questions after the inputs.

If you wish to attend the webinar please copy the link below into the search bar and click enter.  There is a passcode below also in case you are required to enter that before gaining access to the webinar waiting room.

Passcode: 373061


Below you will find the latest advice for Parents and students on returning to school, August 2021.

The following is a list of supports and resources available for parents as schools reopen and students settle in: here (PDF)

Here is some guidance on key issues relating to school reopening that schools and parents may find helpful in answering some of their questions:

Further information on COVID-19 is available at:


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