St. Paul's CBS Secondary School

North Brunswick St

Dublin 7

JCSP

WHAT IS THE JCSP?

The Junior Certificate School Programme is a national programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Science and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. It originated in the early school leavers’ programmes initiated by  the Curriculum Development Unit. Currently the programme is operating in over 240 schools throughout the country.

AIMS

The Junior Certificate School Programme aims to provide a curriculum framework that assists schools and teachers in making the Junior Certificate more accessible to those young people who may leave school without formal qualifications. It attempts to help young people experience success and develop a positive self-image by providing a curriculum and assessment framework suitable to their needs. On completion of the programme students receive a profile which is an official record of their achievements  from the Department of Education and Skills.

JCSP NEWS

  • 2nd Year Glendalough Trip 2nd Year Trip to Glendalough -                     Our 2nd years enjoyed a school tour  to Glendalough. Although the rain fell and the mist descended this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the group as they took a walk around the lakes. Rumour has it […]
  • Great Video Entry for Show Racism the Red Card - Here’s the link to the fantastic rap video made by 2nd year and 5th year students in collaboration with the library and Ms Hackett. We are very proud of the finished product and look forward to the Show Racism The Red Card competition on May 2nd in […]
  • St. Valentine’s Day Poetry Competition -   Well done to all the students who entered our St. Valentine’s Day Poetry Competition. The lads were asked to write an acrostic poem of the name of the person they felt deesrved a treat for St. Valentine’s Day. We received many entries and it was lovely […]
  • JCSP – Trip to Butler’s Chocolate Factory - On Tuesday 28th January the entire second year group visited the Butler’s Chocolate Factory in Clonshaugh as part of their Geography studies. The trip was organised and part funded by the JCSP Programme. The lads learned about the inputs, processing and outputs of a major production plant […]
  • Brunner Christmas Brunch A Great Success - Ms. Ross, Ms. Roe and a team of staff and students that would give Santa’s elves a run for their money in terms of work rate and output manned the ovens and kettles today to produce a fantastic Christmas Brunch for the students. It was a wonderful […]
  • 2nd Year Students Visit DIT during Science Week - Last week was Science Week and our 2nd year students took part in a Forensics Investigation workshop in DIT Grangegorman. They learned about fingerprints, memory tests, DNA extraction, handwriting identification and chromotography. They then used these techniques to solve a number of puzzles, just like real CSI […]
  • 1st Year Visit to DIT for Design Week Activity - For design week this year students were invited to DIT to participate in some bridge design and building.  Students learned about the different types of bridges, their designs and functions.  Armed with their new found knowledge they went to work in engineering teams of 3.  Each team designed and […]
  • Hallowe’en Poetry Competition - Congratulations to the winners of the Hallowe’en Poetry Competition. This year students were asked to compose Hallowe’en Limericks. The winners are: 1st Dante Cusolito 2 Heaney 2nd Brandon Maher 3 Boyle 3rd Martin Keane 3 Walton
  • Hallowe’en Fancy Dress Photos - Best Homemade – Luke Kiernan Scariest – Dylan McCloskey Most Imaginative – Pawel  Rutkowski Best Real Life – David Somerville and Clint Grant
  • Hallowe’en Art Competition -   1st Adam Byrne 5 O’Sullivan 2nd Spencer Brehhov 2 Yeats 3rd Bobby Craig 1 Tisdall
  • 2nd Year JCSP Trip to Glendalough - The weather was just perfect for a hike when we set off on Friday 27th May for Glendalough. The second year students learned the history, geography and religious significance of the area before we began the 17km hike over the Spinc trail. We all made it back […]
  • JCSP Drumming Fun -Wassa Wassa - We had a day of percussion here in the Brunner when Niall from Wassa Wassa came in to teach the lads a little about African culture and music. All 1st, 2nd and 4th years were taught a piece of music from start to finish.
  • Article on our School Library - To read a good article about our school library and some of the literacy work that we do with students check out this article: http://my.optimus-education.com/sites/optimus-education.com/files/download_files/sc_230_aprmay_opt.pdf
  • Easter Awards - Congratulations to the following students who were recognised for the effort they have made this term. 1 Heaney Tommy Ahmed David Abaya Kevin Usenko 1 Yeats Sean Byrne Quinn Anthony Hutchinson Josh Somers 2 Walton Daniel Kuznecovs Kian Fitzwilliam Florentin Trifan 2 Boyle Tyler Shelley Keith Walker […]
  • Christmas Awards - Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates were awarded in all classes. Pictured are the recipients. Congratulations to all.

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