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  • Post Date: 27 May 2020

    JCToday May 2020

    JCToday Newsletter May 2020 is now available.

    Live version here...

    Previous issues here...

  • Post Date: 18 May 2020

    Update re CBAs here....

  • Post Date: 11 May 2020

    L1LPs/L2LPs Webinar

    The L1LPs/L2LPs team will host a webinar entitled – A Conversation with Special Schools on Junior Cycle Assessment and Reporting Guidelines 2020 on Wed the 13th of May @6:45pm.

    Register now here …

  • Post Date: 07 May 2020

    The Webinar from the National Educational Psychological Service "Supporting Wellbeing in the School Community during Covid 19" is available to view here...

  • Post Date: 06 May 2020

    Physical Education Webinar

    A webinar entitled Junior Cycle Physical Education - Supporting Relevant Learning During This Challenging Time will take place on Thursday 7th May from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Teachers may register here… 

  • Post Date: 05 May 2020

    Graphics Webinars

    Graphics: Digital learning activities, a webinar hosted by the JCt4 Graphics team will be presented live at 6.30 pm on 11th May 2020. More information here …

  • Post Date: 05 May 2020

    JCT Leadership Webinars

    Arrangements for the Assessment & Reporting on the Learning Achievements of Students who are concluding Junior Cycle in May 2020 - Some Considerations for School Leaders

    Thurs 07 May @ 6:15pm

    Details here...

    Register now here...

  • Post Date: 28 April 2020

    History Webinars

    Junior Cycle History Webinars: These webinars will be of particular interest to teachers who will be teaching Junior Cycle History for the first time in 2020/2021

    Details here...

    Register here...

  • Post Date: 22 April 2020

    Contact details for JCT Whole-School CPD Regional Team Leaders here...

  • Post Date: 21 April 2020

    L1LPs/L2LPs Newsletter

    The latest L1LPs/L2LPs Newsletter and Padlet Resource list can be found here...

  • Post Date: 15 April 2020

    Postponement of the Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle Examinations

    Inc Frequently Asked Questions

    Details here...

  • Post Date: 15 April 2020

    Minister McHugh Announces Postponement of State Examinations.

    Details here...

  • Post Date: 03 April 2020

    Exploring a Cycle of Inquiry for the Philosophy Short Course Webinars

    Although we could not collaborate with you at our Philosophy CPD events scheduled for March, we have designed an online and interactive sequence of workshops ‘Exploring a Cycle of Inquiry for the Philosophy Short Course’. Over three online workshops you will reflect on pedagogical perceptions in education, explore the core features of inquiry based learning, and consider how to use the key stages of a cycle of inquiry to aid planning and assessment.

    Monday 27th April

    Reflecting on the Pedagogical Foundations of IBL

    Registration here…

    Tuesday 28th April

    Exploring the Core Features of IBL

    Registration here…

    Thursday 30th April

    Using Cycles of Inquiry for Planning and Preparation

    Registration here… 

  • Post Date: 12 March 2020


    All core & elective face-to-face CPD workshops scheduled by JCT to take place in Education Centres, and other locations, between 13th and 29th March 2020 inclusive are cancelled. 

  • Post Date: 23 March 2020

    JCToday March 2020

    JCToday Newsletter March 2020 is now available. 

    Live version here…

    Previous issues here...

  • Post Date: 09 March 2020

    Wood Technology Design Initiative

    National Tree Week runs from 21st to 27th March this year. To celebrate Tree Week JCt4 are running a design initiative to celebrate trees, as the rationale in the Wood Technology specification reads: ‘one of our key natural resources’.

    As part of this initiative 1st year Wood Technology students are asked to design an artefact that celebrates how forests and trees contribute to the enhancement of both our environment and wellbeing.

    Date extended to Friday 1st May 2020. 

    Please submit entries to jct4competitions@jct.ie 

    More information can be found here...

  • Post Date: 24 February 2020

    First Year Graphics Exhibition

    The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) have partnered with the JCt4 Graphics team to offer an opportunity for first-year Graphics students to have their work exhibited at the RIAI headquarters. More information here ... 

  • Post Date: 10 December 2019

    JCT in Conversation with Parents

    “JCT in Conversation with Parents” video is available here...

    It is found on the Communication with Parents page of the Leadership section of jct.ie, here..., along with many other resources to support schools communicating Junior Cycle to parents. 

  • Post Date: 21 November 2019

    Wellbeing Commonly Asked Questions document can be viewed here...

  • Post Date: 18 November 2019

    The ETBI Journal of Education is now available as an online digital production. Please click here...

  • Post Date: 01 October 2019

    How are we equipping our young people to flourish in The Fourth Industrial Revolution? The role of creativity in the Junior Cycle Classroom

    Article by Fiona O’Brien, Team leader for School Leadership, Junior Cycle for Teachers here...

  • Post Date: 29 August 2019

    JCT Calendar & Planner 2019/2020


  • Post Date: 27 May 2019

    The Webinar "Guidance Related Units of Learning" is now available online here...

    The Webinar "Exploring Other Areas of Learning in Junior Cycle" is now available online here...

  • Post Date: 10 May 2019

    We have now updated our planning document for CBAs in the Leadership section of our Website. It is to be read in conjunction with the NCCA document, Key dates for Classroom-Based Assessments 2019/2020.

    Both documents are available here.

  • Post Date: 05 March 2019

    Coding In Action Initiative 2017-2019: Associated press release and publication of the initiative’s Interim report as phase 1, involving 50 schools nationwide, comes to an end in the current school year, and as 50 more schools are identified for participation in phase 2 of the initiative (2019-2021).


  • Post Date: 13 December 2018

    Special Schools and Further Education Sector

    JCAD Handbook and User Guide

  • Post Date: 03 December 2018

    Please find attached a handbook and appendices for schools to assist in the issuing of the JCPA


    The handbook also contains the following:

    Appendix 1 - Checklist

    Appendix 2 - Logos and Signatures

    Appendix 3 -  Privacy Notice and Consent Forms

    Appendix 4 - Samples of JCPAs for 2018

    Please complete Appendix 2 should you wish to submit or update your school crest or signatures by Wednesday the 5th December, 2018.

    (Please note, only Principal and Year Head signatures can appear on the JCPA).  Vice/Deputy Principal or Co-Ordinator will not appear on the JCPA.

    Please note that the administration grant to support schools with production of the JCPAs will also issue in the coming days.

    Should you have any queries please email jcpa@education.gov.ie.  Please ensure you quote your school name and roll number in all correspondence”.

  • Post Date: 27 September 2018

    Enhancing Teacher Professional Collaboration Through Junior Cycle Reform


  • Post Date: 01 June 2018

    The Potential for Expanding Wellbeing Learning beyond CSPE, PE, SPHE, and Guidance


  • Post Date: 18 May 2018

    Student voice and choice – exploring new worlds in our Science classrooms


  • Post Date: 11 April 2018



  • Post Date: 14 March 2018

    Our recent Leadership for Learning Conference showcased the learning from our ATS2020 Erasmus + project . This short video shows some of the highlights from the day: Video...

  • Post Date: 12 December 2017

    Placing the Student at the Centre of Learning


  • Post Date: 12 December 2017

    Professional Time / Am Gairmiúil


  • Post Date: 30 August 2017

    Cluster Day Information Leaflet

    View here...

  • Post Date: 25 May 2018

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