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NCCA focus groups

The NCCA is inviting teachers and principals to have your say on the redeveloped primary curriculum.

Following the publication of the Primary Curriculum Framework last year, consultation will take place on five draft specifications in the areas of:

  • Arts Education
  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
  • Social and Environmental Education
  • Science, Technology and Engineering
  • Wellbeing

The consultation will run from March 6th to June 7th, 2024.

As part of the consultation, NCCA will host a number of in-person and online focus groups, where teachers and school leaders can share their views on proposals. In person focus groups will be held at the following venues:


Date and time

Athlone Education Centre

March 13th, 3.45pm-5.15pm

Cavan (Cavan Crystal Hotel)

March 19th, 3.45pm-5.15pm

Dublin West Education Centre

March 20th, 3.45pm-5.15pm

Waterford Teachers’ Centre

March 21st, 3.45pm-5.15pm       

Sligo Education Centre

April 9th, 3.45pm-5.15pm             

Cork Education Centre

April 10th, 3.45pm-5.15pm   

Galway Education Centre (trí ghaeilge)

April 16th, 3.45pm-5.15pm          

For more information and to sign up for an in-person focus group please submit your details using this form:

NCCA will also facilitate online focus group meetings specific to each draft curriculum specification.

Curriculum area

Date and time

Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Language Curriculum

April 17th, 7pm-8pm

Arts Education (Art, Music, Drama)

April 18th, 7pm-8pm

Wellbeing (PE and SPHE)

April 23rd, 7pm-8pm

Social and Environmental Education (History and Geography)

April 24th, 7pm-8pm

Science, Technology and Engineering Education

April 25th, 7pm-8pm

For more information and to sign up for an online focus group please submit your details using this form:

For more information, please go to the NCCA consultation website.