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Post Date: 11 March 2022

On Tuesday 15th March next at 8pm, Dylan Wiliam will join @JCforTeachers to talk about assessment strategies and techniques to support learning for the JC classroom. Register here to join us next Tuesday at #JCRE. This CPD seminar will be accompanied by a follow-up webinar by Prof. William on April 5th.


Post Date: 01 November 2021

The State Examinations Commission have provided a sample paper for Junior Cycle Jewish Studies. A copy will be sent to all schools and is available to download now:

Post Date: 05 October 2021

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: 01 September 2021

The NCCA have published the CBA windows for the 2021/2022 academic year. Please note arrangements for :



• 3rd Years in relation to CBA 1 on page 2


• 3rd Years in relation to CBA 2 on page 3


• 2nd Years in relation to CBA 1 on page 4


Post Date: 16 April 2021

The NCCA have published revised arrangements for CBAs for the current second year students.  Details can be found here:

Post Date: 15 December 2020

If you're wondering what your JS cluster day will look like online in the New Year, this short video will give you an idea of what to expect: Click here

Post Date: 13 November 2020

SLAR Facilitator Training begins next week.

Please sign up via your local education centre if you have not facilitated a SLAR before and would like training for this year or future years.

Further details below:

Post Date: 15 September 2020

Dates for completing Classroom-Based Assessments for second-years are now live. This applies to CBA1 for the 2020/21 school year.



See page 3 for further details: here

Post Date: 28 January 2020

Dr. Ailís Travers, Jewish Studies team leader, attended the ‘Holocaust Memorial Day’ ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin on the evening of Sunday, January 26th which also closely marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27th, 1945. Organised by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins gave a captivating, yet cautionary speech noting the importance of our country’s solidarity with the oppressed and the marginalised.


The Chair of Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, Eibhlin Byrne, spoke of the importance “to educate generations now living, and those to come, about the inhumanity which man can inflict on man when all that is decent and all that is good is lost.'' The holocaust memorial exemplifies the importance of education within our schools in fostering inclusivity among our students in a pluralist world.