News and Events
Post Date: 01 March 2023
Have you registered?
'Celebrating Level 2 Learning in the Junior Cycle Music Classroom'
Register here: bit.ly/3Y6SPXV
Post Date: 07 February 2023
Have you registered for our DLT Music elective workshop entitled Amplifying the Learning?
Date: Saturday 25th February 2023
Location: National College of Ireland, IFSC, Dublin 1
Post Date: 03 February 2023
Post Date: 12 January 2023
We have created a short video modelling how to use this support. Click here to access this video.
Post Date: 02 December 2022
Post Date: 11 October 2022
We are looking forward to meeting all the teachers who have signed up already. Places are still available in all venues, but particularly in Cork, Donegal and Monaghan education centres. Registration has been extended to Friday 14th October. Click here for information and registration.
Post Date: 10 October 2022
Post Date: 09 October 2022
We have launched 'Meet The Instruments'. This collection of videos and classroom support can be accessed here.
Lá na Cruite takes place on Saturday 15th October this year. You might like to check out our ‘Meet the Harp’ video. To accompany this video, we have also included a classroom support based around Learning Outcome 2.9.
Post Date: 08 October 2022
New supports based on Kate Bush's 'Running Up That Hill' can be found here. These supports were unveiled at the PPMTA conference in Mullingar on October 1st.
Post Date: 07 September 2022
Post Date: 14 June 2022
Thank you to our 37 artists for your amazing engagement, for more on this check out our 'Meet the Artists' section of the website
Post Date: 12 May 2022
For all colleagues participating in their Subject Learning and Assessment Review meeting in the coming weeks, please click our webinar 'A Shared Understanding: CBAs and the SLAR in Junior Cycle Music' for further support.
Post Date: 11 May 2022
A further support on how to award a descriptor for your Classroom-Based Assessment. Click to view this screencast.
Post Date: 05 April 2022
Our cluster day materials for ‘Connectedness in Junior Cycle Music’ are now available to download from our website. Click here
Post Date: 21 March 2022
JCT Music team will facilitate an online workshop this evening entitled “A Shared Understanding: CBAs and SLAR in Junior Cycle Music” this elective will offer music teachers the opportunity to discuss, explore and share their understanding on classroom-based assessments forming part of the everyday learning and teaching, and how to apply the features of quality and engagement in a SLAR. Limited places left, register here https://bit.ly/3iluxqC
Post Date: 07 February 2022
Following a Government decision, the Minister for Education Norma Foley TD on 1st February announced that the Junior Cycle examinations will take place this summer, for the first time since 2019. You can read the full arrangements for Junior Cycle here
Post Date: 20 December 2021
Thank you to all our music colleagues. We wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas. Looking forward to connecting with you in the New Year. Here is a whistle stop tour of our upcoming engagement
Post Date: 16 December 2021
Thank you to all of our music teachers for your engagement with us. Have fun creating, listening & performing with our DLT support for Christmas. Click here
Post Date: 22 November 2021
Post Date: 06 September 2021
Post Date: 08 June 2021
Thank you to all our colleagues for your engagement with us, for sharing your learning, your creativity, your hard work & your good humour in the face of adversity which has been nothing short of inspirational! This has enriched our journey as your JCT Music team, so thank you!
We have put together a short video to try and capture our journey together entitled ‘Rhapsody 2020-2021’ to access, click here. To read the full article, click here.
Post Date: 12 May 2021
Thank you to our artists and all our colleagues for your fantastic participation and engagement with our Imagine Initative run in collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle, IMRO and Sing Ireland. Best of luck on your own creative journeys.
Click here for a memento of our first engagement. Enjoy!
Post Date: 21 April 2021
Thank you to all our music colleagues who attended and engaged with our online event entitled ‘Sharing the Learning in Junior Cycle Music' on Tuesday, 20th April.
Thanks to our panellists Noeleen, Gráinne, Ciarán, Stephen and Tom, and to all their students for their valuable contributions sharing their learning in their Junior Cycle Music journey.
This webinar was not be recorded. The documents discussed, digital learning technology resources and captured conversations of teacher voice are now available on our website. To access please click here
Post Date: 15 March 2021
Our cluster day materials for ‘Putting it all Together: Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Reporting in Junior Cycle Music’ are now available on our website. Click here
Post Date: 01 March 2021
We are delighted to launch our latest podcast with the Contemporary Irish Music Ensemble Strung.
The podcast series 'Keeping the Conversation Going' is a collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle and the Junior Cycle Music Team.
Post Date: 09 February 2021
Our PLE 2020-2021 entitled "Putting it all Together", will take place online from January to March 2021.
The link for this online cluster event will be emailed to your school email address 5 days before your cluster date. Please contact the Junior Cycle Management Resource Hours person in your school to confirm that you are registered. Click here
Post Date: 19 November 2020
Thank you to all of our music colleagues who attend our online event "Junior Cycle Music Sample Paper: An Exploration" which took place on Tuesday 24th November from 4.30pm - 5.30pm.
This event provided an opportunity to share, and facilitate a discussion on the State Examinations Commission (SEC) published Music Sample Paper.
Post Date: 04 November 2020
Click here to access this Memorandum, Circular and all Assessment Paperwork pertaining to the Junior Cycle Music Practical Examinations 2021
Post Date: 02 November 2020
Junior Cycle Sample Papers, Sample Unprepared Tests and Audio files are now released and available for download here
Post Date: 04 November 2020
Many thanks for your engagement during our online event ‘Engaging with Learning Inside and Outside the Junior Cycle Music Classroom’ on Monday, 02nd November.
Post Date: 16 September 2020
In supporting our music teachers and school leaders in keeping our young people safe, here is an infographic on 'How to Play it Safe' in our music classrooms. Click here
Post Date: 09 September 2020
Post Date: 24 August 2020
Welcome back to what continues to be uncertain times for all of us in education. We will continue to support you, to liaise on your behalf and through our mailing list will keep you abreast of all developments pertaining to Junior Cycle Music. To sign up to our mailing list, click here
Post Date: 04 March 2020
For our webinar entitled:
“Collaborate – Create – Reflect: Inside and Outside the Classroom”
Post Date: 26 February 2020
For our DLT workshops entitled 'Create Music Using Digital Learning Technologies in Junior Cycle Music', click here
Post Date: 24 August 2020
To referesh ideas for creating music in your classroom, check out our webinar from April 2019 entitled Creating and Exploring in Junior Cycle Music, link here
Some more ideas can be found on our powerpoint from the 2019 PPMTA National Conference entitled Keeping the Conversation Going, link here
Resources on developing students’ understanding of how to create music can be found here