Welcome to the PDST JCSP website

Here are the Department of Education and Skills Circulars M28/96PDF File M44/00PDF File and 0005/2007 establishing the JCSP and the expansion of the Programme together with a copy of the Inspectorate Report "Building on Success"PDF File and Guideline notesWord File as to how Circular M44/00 can be implemented in school. 



Applications are now being accepted for the 01/15 round - Summer Celebration initiative grant of €100. Please login and apply in the usual manner. Queries? Email elaineflynn@pdst.ie 


Congratulations to all who took part in Make a Book Dublin (11th - 13th March). We welcomed a record-breaking 2,259 visitors during the 3 days of the exhibition and were very impressed with the high standard of entries this year. In total, between Cork and Dublin we welcomed 3,376 visitors! Here are the details of prizewinners from the ever popular Make a Book Quiz (all schools have been contacted and prizes disptached):

Student Name School
Caoimhe Fitzpatrick Ardscoil Chiarain Naofa
Barry Mulvey Healy Ballinteer Community School
Eoin Huges Banagher College
Kerrie Levingstone Bunclody Vocational College
Edus Morkeliunus Castleblayney College
Rahman Korean  CBS Mount Sion
James Sullivan Clifden Community School
Dylan McLoughlin Colaiste an Atha
James McCarthy Galway Community College
Dean Doyle Marino College
Ciara Ennis Mercy College
Leah Gunning Mercy Secondary School
Kieran Fords Moyne College
Sophie Behan New Cross College
Leon King Plunket College
Declan McCready Rosses Community School
Rebecca Delaney St Dominic's Secondary School
Kate Elena Tobin St Joseph's School Waterford
Jamie Healy (Walsh) St Kevins College
Sydney Byrne St Laurence College
John Hanifin St Nessan's Community College
Prahal Beeputt St Pauls CBS
Wiktoria Izbinska St Tiernan's Community School
Patrik Hatras Tullamore College
Jamie Hutton Tullow Community School


Get ready for WRaPParound 2015! - here are all the details including links to the registration form and last year's highlights video.


Make a Book 2015 - Here is the letter and poster  sent to schools for the 2015 exhibition - Millennium Hall, Cork, Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th February and Civic Offices, Dublin Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th March 2015.

Please look at these ideas of previous year's entries 2013 and  2014Word (editable) versions of forms here: Registration Form Cork Visiting form and Dublin Visting Form


Material Resources Order Form available to download here


We are delighted to announce the winning entries to the recent JCSP Competition "Create your own Maths Board Game"...

1st place: CBS Westland Row "Race to the Finish",

2nd place: Newport College "Musical Numbers",

joint 3rd place: St. Enda's Community College "Survival" and Rossa College "Mental Maths Game

Highly commended: Maria Immaculata College "Sum up" and Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel, "Have you got the time?"


With 200 students participating, the judges had a tough job! Every student will receive a specially commissioned Certificate of Participation.



INITIATIVES 2014: A copy of the letter sent to schools (here) together with the Initiative Booklet is available to download here. CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 1PM 13TH OCTOBER

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: March 26, 2015 12:29.