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  • Post Date: 13 May 2019

    Home Economics Symposium – Elements All Around


  • 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: 09 May 2019

    Visual Art Teachers

    Two exciting opportunities for teachers of Visual Art - DesignSKILLS 2019 and Elective Summer Workshops. Register at www.jctregistration.ie 

  • Post Date: 01 May 2019

    Classics Symposium, UCD Classics Library, 18th May (10.00-15.30)

    Hands on workshop for teachers using archaeological evidence to support literary evidence related to daily life and many others running throughout the morning . Key note from Barbara Bell of the Minimus project. More info here...

  • Post Date: 01 May 2019

    Business Studies Symposium, Ballymakenny College, Drogheda, Co Louth, 18th May (9.00-4.00)

    Exploring and considering skills for learning, skills for work and skills for life through discussion and reflection. The day will include 12 interactive teach-meet workshops, various panel discussions, project launches and more. More info here...

  • Post Date: 01 May 2019

    Home Economics, Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 25th May (10.00-15.30) reg 9.30

    This symposium will give you the opportunity to experience the Elements of the Junior Cycle Home Economics Specification in the beautiful surroundings of Airfield Estate. The day will include a number of speakers and workshops which will explore Home Economics education for all. More info here...

  • Post Date: 10 April 2019

    Schools invited to work together on creative projects – Minister McHugh


  • Post Date: 08 April 2019

    Arts in Junior Cycle Elective Workshops for teachers of Visual Art and teachers of the Technologies suite of subjects, i.e., Engineering, Wood Technology, Applied Technology and Graphics.

    National Drawing Day Event here... and An Introduction to Animation here...

  • Post Date: 04 April 2019

    JCToday Newsletter March 2019


  • 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: 15 February 2019

    JCT, in collaboration with the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and Sing Ireland, are delighted to offer an initiative entitled ‘Me and My Music’ for music teachers, visiting musicians and first-year students of Junior Cycle Music. There will be opportunities nationwide for music teachers and students to get involved. More information here.

    Arts in JC Music initiative ‘Me and My Music’ here...


  • Post Date: 14 December 2018

    JCToday Newsletter December 2018

    Digital Copy and PDF...

  • 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: 09 November 2018

    JCToday Newsletter November 2018


  • Post Date: 30 October 2018

    Science teachers.

    Please be advised that a sample Science final assessment paper is available on the State Examinations Commission’s website, http://www.examinations.ie and can accessed here.

    Please be advised that the final Assessment Guidelines are now available on the NCCA website, www.curriculumonline.ie and can be directly accessed here.

  • Post Date: 24 October 2018

    Business Studies teachers,

    please be advised that a sample Business Studies final examination paper  is available on the State Examinations Commission’s website, http://www.examinations.ie and can accessed here..

    Please be advised that guidelines for completing the Business Studies Assessment Task are now available on the NCCA website, www.curriculumonline.ie and can be directly accessed here.

  • Post Date: 27 September 2018

    Enhancing Teacher Professional Collaboration Through Junior Cycle Reform


  • Post Date: 12 September 2018

    Mathematics Information Leaflet


  • Post Date: 28 August 2018

    Important information for teachers of English

    The Report of the Review of Junior Cycle English and summary of minor amendments to the English specification are now available here...

  • Post Date: 23 May 2018

    JCT Newsletter No.11 May 2018


  • 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: 19 December 2017

    JCToday Newsletter Dec 2017


  • Post Date: 12 December 2017

    Placing the Student at the Centre of Learning


  • Post Date: 12 December 2017

    Other Areas of Learning on the JCPA

    JCT have just published a short document on reporting on ‘Other Areas of Learning’ for the Junior Cycle profile of Achievement (JCPA).

    It is available here...

  • Post Date: 12 December 2017

    Professional Time / Am Gairmiúil


  • Post Date: 30 August 2017

    Cluster Day Information Leaflet

    View here...

  • Post Date: 30 August 2017

    JCT Newsletter No. 9 August 2017

    View here...

  • Post Date: 23 February 2017

    JC Today Newsletter No.7 Sept 2016

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  • Post Date: 25 May 2018

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