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Announcements

  • Post Date: 21 October 2021

    Arts in Junior Cycle

    Our Arts in Junior Cycle Autumn Programme 2021 is in full swing. See below for upcoming online workshops and initiatives.

    Songwriting with Niamh Regan Thurs 4 November

    An introduction to the art and craft of songwriting with singer/songwriter Niamh Regan.  Register here...

    Style & Purpose with Poetry Ireland starts Wed 3 November

    Series of writing workshops in a chosen genre with a professional writer.  Register here...

    More information at www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie

  • Post Date: 21 October 2021

    Mathematics

    The JCT Maths team are running elective in-person CPD for New and Returning Teachers of JC Mathematics. These events will take place on 8th November, 7pm-9:15pm in various education centres. Register by clicking here or by clicking on the image below.

  • Post Date: 19 October 2021

    JCT Newsletter- JCToday

    The latest edition of JCToday Newsletter is available to view here or by clicking on this image below.

  • Post Date: 19 October 2021

    Philosophy-Inquiry and Junior Cycle

    Tuesday 19th October 2021

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

    This webinar will provide practical supports for all teachers via: 'Planning Considerations to Support Student-Centred Learning through Inquiry'.  Register via this link.

  • Post Date: 19 October 2021

    Important Information for MRH Teachers

    A screencast has been emailed to school MRH contacts this morning.  The Screencast can also be viewed by clicking on the link below.

    Updating Classroom Teacher Details

  • Post Date: 18 October 2021

    English

    JCT English in collaboration with Arts in Junior Cycle were delighted to chat with poet and playwright Inua Ellams earlier this year. His text “The 14th Tale” is on the current prescribed text list for 2nd and 3rd year students.  

    Listen to our full conversation in collaboration here

  • Post Date: 17 October 2021

    Technology

    The coursework briefs and project materials for the suite of Technology subjects have been published by the State Examinations Commission. Please click on the relevant subjects below to access the documentation. 

    Wood Technology Coursework Design Briefs

    Applied Technology Coursework Briefs

    Graphics Student Project

    Engineering Project Coursework

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  • Post Date: 14 October 2021

    Leadership Webinar on updated NCCA Wellbeing Guidelines (2021)

    On Tuesday 19th October at 5pm, the JCT Leadership team will host a one hour webinar discussion around the updated NCCA Wellbeing Guidelines (2021). We will be discussing the updates included in the guidelines and the implications for school leaders when planning for an effective and relevant Junior Cycle Wellbeing programme, from 2022 onwards.  Our panel guests include:

    Annette Honan, Education Officer NCCA

    Marguerite O’Hora Deputy Principal, Dominican College, Dublin

    Ciara Byrne Team Leader JCT

    Thomas Gleeson Team Leader JCT

    Please register to attend at this link 

  • Post Date: 07 October 2021

    SLAR Elective Workshops

    JCT in collaboration with ECSI are providing elective CPD workshops on the SLAR process. The Effective Participation in the SLAR Process online CPD workshops are aimed at all teachers of Junior Cycle and are continuing to run online via Education centres next week 11-14th October, 2021. Click on the workshops linked below for further details. Effective Participation in the SLAR Process

  • Post Date: 06 October 2021

    Junior Cycle English

    JCT English are delighted to release their latest podcast with Galway author Patricia Forde. Patricia talks about the power of language and her novel “The Wordsmith” which is on the new indicative text list for First Year students 2021, 2022 and 2023. Have a listen to this and other podcasts in the series by clicking on Junior Cycle Talks  on SoundCloud, or by searching for Junior Cycle Talks wherever you listen to your podcasts.

  • Post Date: 05 October 2021

    Autumn Online Learning Events

    JCT are pleased to announce our upcoming Autumn Online Learning Events (OLE). Running from 12th to 21st October, there are more than 20 online events to choose from, something for everyone! Some of these events have limited capacity. Register for one or more now at the following registration link or by clicking on the image below.

  • Post Date: 01 October 2021

    Arts in Junior Cycle at Féilte

    The Arts in Junior Cycle team are delighted to be participating in FÉILTE 2021 Transforming Teaching in a Sustainable World on Saturday 2nd October from 10am - 4pm. Register for tickets here

  • Post Date: 29 September 2021

    Management Resource Hours Newsletter

    The first edition of our newsletter for teachers who have been allocated their school’s management resource hours is available to download as a PDF by clicking on the following link: Newsletter Link

  • Post Date: 29 September 2021

    Arts in Junior Cycle Play, Create, Perform

    Applications are now open for Play, Create, Perform, a series of online elective performing arts workshops  developed with Youth Theatre Ireland and open to Junior Cycle teachers of all subjects. Places are limited, so register now on https://www.artsinjuniorcycle.ie/register

  • Post Date: 29 September 2021

    JCT Maths

    The JCT Maths team invite maths teachers to join them on Tuesday 5th October at 7pm for a webinar ‘Question Posing for CBA 1’. This webinar will explore strategies to help develop this skill with students and hear from a panel of teachers. Register by clicking on this link

  • Post Date: 28 September 2021

    Graphics CBA 2 Resources

    A number of newly created resources including an ‘important considerations’ document, a PowerPoint presentation with supporting interactive poster and video for CBA 2: Graphical Presentation Skills can be accessed by clicking on resources or on the graphics image below.

  • Post Date: 28 September 2021

    Engineering CBA 2 Resources

    A number of newly created resources including a video, support documents, and details on important considerations for CBA 2: Research and Development can be accessed by clicking on resources or on the engineering image below.

  • Post Date: 22 September 2021

    SLAR Elective Workshops

    JCT in collaboration with ECSI are providing elective CPD workshops on the SLAR process.
    These online CPD workshops are aimed at all teachers of Junior Cycle and are taking place between 4th and 14th October 2021. Click on the workshops linked below for further details. 
    •    Effective Facilitation of the SLAR Process 
    •    Effective Participation in the SLAR Process 

  • Post Date: 20 September 2021

    History

    Join the JCT History team for our first webinar of the year ‘New Year,New Students: Looking Back to Look Forward’ Register here to join this Wednesday from 7 to 8.30pm.

  • Post Date: 20 September 2021

    L1LPs/L2LPs

    The JCT L1/L2LP newsletter, (Autumn 2021) is available here.

  • Post Date: 17 September 2021

    New MFL Resources

    Our MFL Team have uploaded new resources which can be accessed by clicking on the links below

    CEFR Infographic – exploring links between the CEFR, the Junior Cycle Framework and the MFL Specification

    Screencast: Planning with Learning outcomes  -a screencast to introduce our new planning resource

    Planning with Learning Outcomes – a resource to support collaborative conversations around planning for learning

    Learning Outcomes and Planning for Student Learning – a one page document to support MFL departments in planning for student learning

    Digi Tech for Languages  - a tool to support teachers to further integrate digital methodologies into their practice.

  • Post Date: 16 September 2021

    The Department of Education’s 4th Edition newsletter on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) can be viewed by clicking on this link

  • Post Date: 16 June 2021

    The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Graphics Exhibition. The JCt4 Graphics team in collaboration with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is proud to showcase the student entries for “The Good Design in Everyday Life” Exhibition.  Visit the exhibition at this link.

  • Post Date: 26 May 2021

    JCToday Newsletter May 2021 is now available.

    Live version here

    Previous issues here 

  • Post Date: 10 May 2021

    Minister for Education Norma Foley and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris have launched a public consultation on a joint National Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to 2030.

    Have your say and find out how you can contribute to this exciting process by clicking on the following link

  • Post Date: 10 May 2021

    The Department of Education's 3rd Edition newsletter on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) can viewed by clicking on this link

  • Post Date: 22 April 2021

    The NCCA has recently published revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) for students in second and third year in 2020/2021.  These documents can be found here:  Revised arrangements for the completion of Classroom Based Assessment (CBAs)

  • Post Date: 09 March 2021

    The Department of Education published on 09th March 2021 guidelines for schools entitled “Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning - Junior Cycle 2021”. The guideline documents can be found here:

    Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning – Junior Cycle 2021

  • Post Date: 09 March 2021

    Guidelines for Schools on Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning – Junior Cycle 2021 issued by the Department of Education on March 9th state that the school will issue a School Report detailing the learning achievements of the student. Each school has the autonomy to choose the format of the school report that will be used and issued to students. Relevant supports for reporting can be found at this link: Reporting/NCCA

  • Post Date: 09 March 2021

    The Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines have been updated to support schools as they continue to plan and develop junior cycle Wellbeing programmes. The updated 2021 Guidelines can be found at this link:

    Wellbeing Guidelines for Junior Cycle | NCCA

  • Post Date: 23 November 2020

    Circular 0076/2020

    Latest DES circular 0076/2020 regarding Junior Cycle was published on 18th November 2020 - Arrangements for the Implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle with particular reference to school year 2020/21.

  • Post Date: 18 November 2020

    Information regarding Junior Cycle CPD supports for schools and teachers 2020/2021, including details of subject CPD online cluster days can accessed with the following links.

    JCT CPD Supports 2020/2021

    Online Subject Cluster Day Information Leaflet

  • Post Date: 04 November 2020

    Visual Arts

    The themes for CBA 1: From Process to Realisation 2020/21 can be found on www.curriculumonline.ie and here.

  • Post Date: 04 November 2020

    Home Economics

    Food Literacy Skills Examination Assignment Briefs are now available on www.examinations.ie or here.

  • Post Date: 04 November 2020

    SEC sample papers for Final Assessment are now available for the following subjects:

    Geography

    History

    Home Economics

    Mathematics Higher Level 

    Mathematics Ordinary Level

    Music

  • Post Date: 25 September 2020

    The JCT Whole-School Team has repurposed 24 of the existing teaching and learning strategies for students and teachers in the physically distanced classroom and for students engaging with online learning from home. They are available for download in PDF format here.

  • Post Date: 25 September 2020

    Report on early enactment of Junior Cycle Business Studies and Science published by the NCCA. Click here...

  • Post Date: 16 September 2020

    Chief Examiner’s Report

    The SEC have published Junior Cycle Examination 2019 Chief Examiner’s Reports for Science, click here... and Business Studies, click 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: 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: 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: 03 December 2018

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

    here...

    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: 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: 25 May 2018

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