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
  • In order to support JCSP Coordinators and schools, we have compiled a list of FAQs available at this link

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. 



MAKE A BOOK 2019: We are planning for Make a Book March 2019 and are hoping to offer more regional locations.  We need to know ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN 2019?  Take a minute to complete our Expression of Interest form for Make a Book 2019. 


COMPETITION TIME!: Here are the details for the latest Competition - Create your own subject dividersPDF File and entry templateExcel File.   


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.


JCT with JCSP Inservice: Subject Statement Focus Days, click herePDF File for information.


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 statments: 3 draft Music statements have been drafted 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  



WRaPParound 2018: 

Click HERE to see 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. 


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: December 03, 2018 13:30.