About TextaParent

TextaParent is designed by Principals for Principals and operated by IPPN. Over 3000 schools are using the service regularly. It is a simple web-based system that is fast, reliable and cost effective. TextaParent enables schools to communicate with parents quickly and easily by sending instant text messages or push notification to the school community – parents, members of staff etc.

TextaParent.ie is ideal for:

• Emergency school closures – No heating, water, bad weather, pandemics etc
• Last minute timetable change - Cancellation of sports day
• Logistical difficulties - Cancellation of bus service
• Announcement - Victory in sports final
• Motivational message - Parental support required for fundraising event
• Emergency contact - Crisis event or school tragedy

• Updating staff - Change of date/venue for in-service
• Important reminder - Date and time of school re-opening

Benefits of TextaParent.ie

• Communicate with parents quickly, securely and cost effectively
• Send text messages or push notifications from the website to some or all parents/guardians in the school 
• Reduce paper and stationery costs
• Cut administration time
Delivery  and read reports


Key Features:
• Designed by Principals for Principals - An IPPN Service

• No set-up costs or monthly standing charges

  • • Messages can be sent from a PC, Laptop or mobile phone once connected to the internet
    • App available to reduce cost of sending messages
    • Send a single or group text message
    • Import name & mobile contact information
    • Text messages can be sent in English or Gaeilge format
    • Text messages can be sent instantly or scheduled to be delivered at a specific time and date
    • Monitor school’s usage with instant reporting system
    • Online payment facility
  • Update your school calendar so that parents can view from their mobile device.

The Irish Primary Principals' Network, trading as IPPN Limited, is a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital, registered in Cork, Ireland with registered company number 410096 and a registered address at Glounthaune, Co. Cork.

IPPN Limited is a registered charity with CHY number 17221.