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 Pat Coffey. 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 


We are delighted to announce the National Drop Everything and Read Challenge will be held at 12 noon on Friday 28th of April 2017. Full details are HEREPDF File, POSTERPDF File.  Tell your family, friends and colleagues!


Summer Celebration initiative round now open - login and apply today!


JCSP Library Project WRaPParound 2017 - Click here to register! Click here to view informational video. 


Postcard Competition: We are delighted to announce details of the latest JCSP Competition and look forward to receiving entries, details herePDF File and record of entriesExcel File.


Competition: The 50 Word Story Challenge was a great success with 530 entries. As you can imagine the judges had a had time making their decision! We wish to congratulate each and every student. A personalised certificate for every participant is on the way to the JCSP Coordinator. The winning entries from the below students are herePDF File:


Student School 
Dominik Gawel Beech Hill College
Sarah Burke Coláiste Mhuire Buttevant
Erin  Corbett Coláiste Mhuire Buttevant
Leah Ryan Coláiste Nano Nagle
Jane-Anne O'Sullivan Nagle Community College
Katie Parsons Newport College
Martha Creber Scoil Bernadette
Mark Cronin Scoil Phobail Bhéara
Gavin O'Sullivan Scoil Phobail Bhéara
Ewan O'Sullivan Scoil Phobail Bhéara
Katelyn Daly St. Laurence College
Devin Kennedy Kiely St. Tiernan's Community School
Jasmine Devlin Trinity Comprehensive School



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


Initiatives: Awards letters and funds have now been issued - please order the associated resources (see here for Recommended Material) use this form to order JCSP Resources for InitiativesExcel File


Profiling 2017: New round now open and Final Profile Card available to order - please mail jcsp@pdst.ie with your details (School, Roll, number of cards required). Closing date Wednesday 26th April.


Coordinators please complete the 2016/2017 Update of School Records Form 

Material Resources Order Form available to download as PDF or Excel 

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.






Created: September 29, 2005 19:59, Last Updated: April 25, 2017 11:04.