The Junior Certificate School Programme operates within the Junior Certificate curriculum:
It follows the curriculum framework set out for the Junior Certificate, which is re-focused to cater for JCSP students.
It is an intervention into the Junior Certificate and not an alternative to it.
On completion of the junior cycle, JCSP students, like other junior cycle students, receive a Junior Certificate.
In addition, JCSP students, also receive an individualised Student Profile, which outlines the skills, knowledge and achievements that they have attained during the course of the programme.
This ceremony took place on the 25nd May 2016 in Portlaoise College. Students, Parents, Teachers and Management are to celebrate the accomplishments of 15 JCSP students in Portlaoise College over the last 3 years.
List of initiatives this year:
Author in residence
Reading Programme in their English class
History drama workshop
Make a Book: with the assistance of Laois author Ann Egan the 2nd year English & JCSP class with Ms. Boland created a book. They will display this on March 30th at the annual JCSP Make a Book event. This year the south Leinster schools are celebrating this event in Portlaoise. More to be announced…