Junior Certificate Schools Programme
The Junior Certificate School Programme is a national programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills 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.
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.
Galway Community College offers the JCSP programme. We have a library and a full time librarian that arranges lots of activities and clubs for students at Galway Community College.
The following is a sample of the wide range of activities, which are ongoing in our Project library at Galway Community College:
- Student and teacher book clubs;
- JCSP Paired Reading;
- Timetabled reading classes;
- Borrowing books for leisure reading;
- JCSP Readalong;
- JCSP Make A Book Exhibition;
- Family Literacy Programme;
- Student designed materials
- Creative writing
- Exhibiton space;
- Lunch time activities
- After school activities and Clubs;
- Literacy Programmes
- Numeracy Programmes;
- Display of students work;
- Author visits