Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed is one of a large network of schools that offers its students J.C.S.P. The Programme provides the school with a framework to ensure that students enjoy positive experiences of the Junior Cycle through a creative, achievable, broad-based curriculum and go on to achieve success in the Junior Certificate examination. It is an addition to the Junior Certificate, not a replacement, aimed at improving student attendance and retention.

The programme develops consistent approaches to:

  • Self-esteem building
  • Student involvement and feedback
  • Student affirmation
  • Discipline
  • Literacy and Numeracy
  • Personal and social development

On entering the school, students are profiled as they complete both subject specific and cross-curricular statements. In First Year students partake in the Make a book project. All students benefit from the wide variety of Literacy and Numeracy initatives that are supported by JCSP. Thanks to JCSP we have

  • a superbly stocked school library
  • a JCSP “comfy” reading corner
  • an intergenerational reading initative
  • ipads with literacy and numeracy apps

In addition to the Junior Certificate, students who complete the programme receive a Student Profile which includes:

  • Certificate of participation
  • Student Profile
  • Description of programme
  • School reference

The three pillars of JCSP are

Statements of Learning

J.C.S.P offers its students an opportunity to become involved in various cross-curricular initiatives (examples for this year include):

  • Make a book
  • Artist in the classroom
  • Celebrity Chef
  • Bodhran Initative
  • Drop everything and read
  • Dictionary intiative
  • Subject Field Trips to name but a few
  • Rap workshop

As a wellbeing and music initiative in 2017 we facilitated a rap workshop through the JCSP programme. We hope your enjoy the rap entitled “Be hopeful” below……


Every year we celebrate students success through

  • an annual Christmas celebration
  • a summer celebration and awards cermony
  • bi-annual merit ceremonies
  • pizza Fridays
  • School trips

See a short movie highlighting the Christmas celebration of 2017 below