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Post Date: 28 May 2018

Wellbeing and Geography

Please click here to view Wellbeing and Geography in the Wellbeing in the Subject Space collapsible. 


Post Date: 20 April 2018

Guidance Workshop Spring 2018

Our  Guidance Workshop which is currently being delivered is now available in the CPD supports section of the Wellbeing area under Elective Workshops and by clicking here

Post Date: 16 April 2018

Blank Appendix I Downloadable Word Doc

When planning shorter units of Wellbeing related learning it is important to document this time on an Appendix I form. To assit you with this we have uploaded an editable word document version of an Appendix I which can be located by clicking here and expanding the Sample Appendix I Documents tab.

Please keep an eye on our Resources section for further uploads of completed sample Appendix I forms. 

Post Date: 13 April 2018

Wellbeing Webinar

Please click here to view our recient Wellbeing Webinar-

Wellbeing for all in Junior Cycle. 

Post Date: 12 April 2018

Leader Quarterly Article- Betty McLaughlin

Betty's latest artice " Schools, parents, students and Junior Cycle Reform" published in Leader Quarterly can be found by clicking here and expanding the Journals and Articles tab

Post Date: 13 September 2017

Wellbeing in Junior Cycle, a six-hour CPD workshop

Wellbeing in Junior Cycle, a six-hour CPD workshop has just started being delivered as part of the Whole School Day across schools in the ETBI sector and some schools in the Community and Comprehensive sector. It will roll out to over 200 schools over the coming term.


The Learning Intentions for the day are

Establish where Wellbeing sits within the Junior Cycle Framework

Deepen our understanding of Wellbeing

Discuss our role as teachers in developing student Wellbeing


One of the interesting aspects of the day is that we ask schools to listen to their students talk about their experience of wellbeing, through capturing video footage. It is acknowledged that the wellbeing of young people is enhanced when their views and suggestions are sought and there is a meaningful response to them.

Voluntary Secondary Schools and some Community and Comprehensive schools will receive a six-hour CPD workshop on The Junior Cycle Framework: Context and Rationale starting in early 2018. They will then be offered the Wellbeing in Junior Cycle workshop in Autumn 2018.


All bookings for the Whole School Day can be made through your regional leader. Contact details here.

Post Date: 10 March 2017

JCT launch Wellbeing workshop for Guidance Counselors nationally

The JCT Wellbeing Team will be rolling out 16 Wellbeing workshops nationally to Guidance Counsellors in the coming weeks and months. The focus of this workshop will be on the role Guidance can play in supporting the implementation of the Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines (NCCA 2017). 

The rollout is being supported by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) and all 16 branches of IGC nationally will be offered this workshop.

Rollout begins with the Wexford and Athlone branches on Tuesday, 14th March.

For further information, please email info@jct.ie 

Post Date: 06 March 2017

Wellbeing Team facilitate workshops at IGC Conference


The JCT Wellbeing Team facilitated two workshops at the recent IGC conference which was held in UCC, Cork on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March. Over 130 Guidance Counsellors attended the two workshops which took place on Saturday, 4th March. The workshops focused on the role of Guidance within the Wellbeing Programme.

To view the PowerPoint presentation and other resources from the conference please click here.