Welcome to the PDST JCSP website

Since 2010, the JCSP Support Service has been an integral part of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). The Team Leader is Mona Metcalfe. PDST offers a variety of models and supports for JCSP Co-ordinators and schools. Please see below for relevant links:

  • Calendar of CPD for JCSP Co-ordinators and teachers here. To book a place using the PDST online booking portal, please click here. (you must use a PC or laptop - you will not be able to register using a smartphone or tablet) (Information here)PDF File  
  • Application for various models of school based and telephone support can be applied for at this link details herePDF File
  • In order to support JCSP Coordinators and schools, we have compiled a list of FAQs available at this link
  • To order JCSP resources, please click here (or cut & paste this address:   https://orders.pnpaq.com) 

For any other queries, please contact jcsp@pdst.ie


**General Data Protection Regulations**: To comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) you are requested to register/confirm as a user for JCSP services. If you are a JCSP Coordinator, Principal or JCSP Librarian in a school running the JCSP programme, please complete this form. You are required to confirm/register your details every year.  






DEIS Padlet Wall link: https://padlet.com/louisekenny/DEISplanning




PDFs of JCSP Literacy and Numeracy workbooks are available to download from the JCSP Lbriaries blog at https://jcsplibraries.com under JCSP workbooks.

Here are Word versions of Materials Technology Wood workbook 1 and workbook 2Word File, Of Mice and Men


MAKE A BOOK 2020: Spot your school entry in our video from the Make a Book exhibitions held in March 2020!


FINAL PROFILING 2020: Closing date for Final Profiling 2020 has now been extened to the 21st of May 2020. Please click herePDF File for Final Profiling details. 


LATEST COMPETITION DETAILS: We are delighted to announce the "Haiku" competition, guidelines together with entry templateExcel File, closing date 3rd April. 


CONGRATULATIONS to our JCSP Demonstration Library Project who recently were presented with the Exceptional Contribution to Children's Literature award from Children's Books of Ireland. Read the citation here.  


SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Welcome back to another school year - here is a copy of the letter being sent to schools, School Update Form, Calendar, Initiative Booklet and Recommended Resources BookletPDF File


JCSP Coordinators Master Booklet - please let us have your feedback (email jcspresources@pdst.ie) on the draft booklet that was handed out at Coordinators Inservice in October. 


Free FlashMaster App with no ads or offers that imitates extremely closely the operation and appearance of the handheld FlashMaster and that, once downloaded, can be used without a connection to the internet. The app can accommodate 30 users on a single tablet and maintain, print and email lifetime results for them. The app can be downloaded to VERY inexpensive Amazon tablets from the Amazon Appstore and to Android tablets and some new Chromebooks with touch-sensitive displays from the Google Play Store.

You should be able to find the Amazon version of the app by searching in the Amazon Appstore for “FlashMaster” or by clicking on the following links:



You should be able to find the Android tablet and Chromebook version of the app by searching in the Google Play Store for “FlashMaster” or “FlashMaster LLC” or by clinking on the following links:





Digital Library: Now with over 100 member schools, the JCSP Library Project Digital Library continues to expand. The library contains over 4,000 unique e-book and audiobook titles - with multiple copies of many of these.  Over 12,000 books were borrowed from the Library last year and the borrowing levels continue to grow.  You can view the Digital Library here.

To register, just enter your school details here and a set of student and staff logins will be sent to your school. Membership is free for students and staff in all JCSP/DEIS schools.  


JCSP Resources: (workbooks, posters) - Once you are registered, login hereFor information purposes, here is a listing of available resources excelExcel File or pdfPDF File


Statement family listings are now available to download on the Coordinators page here


Stories for the Classroom is a wonderful classroom resource for 1st year students written by Paddy Kirwan of Our Lady of Mercy, Mourne Road, Drimnagh. It is designed to be used in the classroom on the whiteboard. There are 33 stories, one per week with exercises at the end of each story.



Did you know that the novel IN PIECES is available free of charge to all JCSP students? It can also be purchased at this link:  In Pieces 


 The JCSP Demonstration Library Project Charter is available here: 

Click on the Videos button on the right hand side of this screen to see JCSP in action in schools.

Please note: The former jcspliteracy website, www.jcspliteracy.ie has been hacked and we do not have access to it to re-direct your query. Please ensure you do not follow links to this website.                









Created: September 29, 2005 19:59, Last Updated: March 30, 2020 13:47.