JCSP Academic Year 2015-2016
There are 53 students currently taking part in the JCSP. This is a National programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. Through the various initiatives and resources the JCSP attempts to help young people experience success in school. This year Ms. Farren will apply for 6 initiatives, plus the Christmas Celebration. If successful the students will have a busy year ahead.
Outdoor Pursuits Initiative - October 2015
This initiative is to encourage students to take part in Adventure Activities and to complete statement 8 in Physical Education . On Thursday 1st October a group of 2nd years enjoyed the scenic surroundings of Moville. Blue skies, fresh air, calm waters- perfect weather conditions for kayaking. The early morning mist gradually lifted to reveal some wonderful views from the water. Despite many of the boys claiming to be "good drivers" a few found it quite difficult to go in a straight line and one student (no names mentioned) even mounted his kayak on a rock. A few others found the water more appealing than the kayak. Maria got home and dry so all went well.
A group of 1st years are kayaking on Tuesday 6th of October so we will see how their " driving" compares to the 2nd years.
Congratulations to Class 3H on their fantastic Junior Certificate Results. The results are a credit to the students and the teachers involved in the programme.
To mark the end of the 2 year JCSP for 3H The Summer Celebration was held on Wednesday 27th May in the school Library. Parents, family members, teachers, Vice Principals and Principal were all present to watch the students being presented with their JCSP Portfolio. Class Teacher and JCSP Co-Ordinator Ms. Farren had the majority of the group from first year so she had a few surprises in store. She spoke very highly of each student and to mark the occasion she presented each student with an individual T- shirt( picture to represent them) and with their class Motto printed on it " All you need to succeed is be yourself and nothing else". It was quite an emotional evening for both parents and students.
End of Year Evaluations
What a busy year it has been. Once again all the initiatives were successful and the students gave very positive feedback. The initiatives - Film Making, Field Trip, Woodwork, Seanachai, Community Service and Math Games added to the success of the Junior Cycle through diversification and participation.