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 Anne Grills. 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 herePDF File. To book a place using the PDST online booking portal, please click here. (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 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 will not be able to login to this website until you register. 


DEAR 2019: Join us for Ireland's National Drop Everything and Read Challenge at 12 noon Friday 12th of April 2019. Please register here. Click here to see a short video from Laureate na nÓg and DEAR Ambassador, Sarah Crossan. Guidelines, Poster and Photo Frame. 


MAKE A BOOK 2019: Spot your school entry in our video from all 11 Make a Book exhibitions held in March 2019!


COMPETITION TIME!: We look forward to receiving entries to the Book Review competitionPDF File Closing date is the 10th of April next. Please ensure to complete an entry templateExcel File.  


SUMMER CELEBRATION 2019: Applications are now being accepted for Summer Celebration initiative grants.To apply please login to www.jcsp.ie 


 FINAL PROFILING 2019: The profling round for 2019 is now live. HerePDF File is a copy of the letter sent to schools. Closing date is the 12th of April 2019.


DRAFT HOME ECONOMICS STATEMENTS: 5 draft Home Economics statements have been drafted in line with the revised JC Home Economics specification, they are available herePDF File for use with feedback requested from teachers with a short Survey. Full listing of Home Economics statements herePDF File


WRaPParound 2019: 

Click HERE to register for the 2019 WRaPParound! Click HERE to see a review of WRaPParound 2017 and HERE to view an informational video on WRaPParound. Click HERE to view overview, with narrated poem, of Trócaire's WRaPParound the World theme 2018 - Until Love Conquers Fear. 


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:




SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Copy LetterPDF File, calendarPDF FileInitiative booklet PDF File and Update of School Records form sent to schools.  Here is the link to the Recommended Resources for Initiative BookletPDF File.


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.  


DRAFT Music statements: 3 draft Music statements have been drafted in line with the revised JC Music specification, they are available herePDF File for use with feedback requested from teachers with a short Survey Full listing of music statements here


DRAFT Science Statements: 4 draft Science statements have been drafted in line with the revised Junior Cycle Science specification, they are all available herePDF File for use with feedback requested from teachers with a short Survey  


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


*DRAFT* Business Studies Statements: 5 draft Business Studies statements have been drafted in line with the revised Junior Cycle Business Studies specification, they are all available here for use with feedback requested from teachers with a short Survey  


English statements: We are delighted to be able to let you have the first of the new JC English statements: Please click herePDF File to view. 


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: April 03, 2019 15:00.