Galway ETSS

21st Century Approach

21st Century Approach

As an Educate Together Secondary School, we are co-educational, equality-based, democratic and student-centred. We are passionate about the education of our young people to ensure that they have the knowledge, understanding, skills and values to ensure their development as critical thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, creators and innovators.

In time, consideration will be given to offering Senior Cycle students the Transition Year programme and the three forms of Leaving Certificate Programmes: Leaving Certificate (established), Leaving Certificate Vocational and Leaving Certificate Applied.

*Eight principles underpin the Framework for Junior Cycle. These principles will inform the planning for as well as the development and the implementation of the junior cycle programme in our school.

Learning to Learn

High quality curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning supports students in developing greater independence in learning and in meeting the challenges of life beyond school, of further education, and of working life. In Galway ETSS we will be assessing not only what students learn but how they learn.

Choice and Flexibility

GETSS’s junior cycle programme will be broad enough to offer a wide range of learning experiences to all, and flexible enough to offer choice to meet the needs of students.

Quality

All students will experience a high-quality education, characterised by high expectations of learners and the pursuit of excellence.

Creativity and innovation

We will provide opportunities for students to be creative and innovative.

Engagement and participation

The experience of curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning will encourage participation, generate engagement and enthusiasm, and connect with life outside the school.

Continuity and development

Curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning will enable students to build on their learning to date, recognise their progress in learning and support their future learning.

Inclusive education

The educational experience will be inclusive of all students and contribute to equality of opportunity, participation and outcomes for all.

Wellbeing

The student experience will contribute directly to their physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing and resilience. Learning will take place in a climate focused on collective wellbeing of school, community and society.

More information can be found at the downloadable links below:

Blueprint for Educate Together Second-level Schools

Junior Cycle Information Leaflet

Junior Cycle

*Adapted from the NCCA 8 Principles from Framework for Junior Cycle.

Oct 25
2019
Taster session 2 ends
Oct 28
2019
Mid Term Break
Nov 04
2019
JCT School Closure Day - Junior Cycle Cluster Day for all teachers
Nov 07
2019
Junior Cycle ET Planning Day
04-Oct-2019
Well done to all our students who put themselves forward for Student Council today.
25-Sep-2019
Applications for First Year 2020/2021 now open!! Come along to our open night, Thursday, September 26th 7pm.
25-Sep-2019
Come along to the Galway ETSS Open Night - Thursday September 26th
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Galway ETSS,
Grianach House,
Murrough,
Galway,
H91 YTR6

091 394262


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