Inver College in Carrickmacross will host a public Information seminar on the new Junior Cycle on Thursday the 26th January at 7pm.
The college is fully implementing the new Junior Cycle. Students in Inver College had not been effected by ASTI industrial action because it’s staff are Teacher Union of Ireland members and have embraced the reforms.
Principal Thomas Sharkey said:
“The old Junior Certificate was introduced in 1999. The world has changed dramatically in the 18 years since then. It is time we had a Junior Cycle that suited our modern economy, technology, society and learning styles.
“The new Junior Cycle offers a new opportunity for all of us. It means students develop the skills of creativity, working with others, managing information, wellbeing, self-management, communication and many others.
Inver College is unique in the region. Two of our staff work with the Department of Education and Dr Pádraig Kirk training teachers and principals on it’s implementation. Our 3rd Year students have completed two Class Based Assessments and an Assessment Task. They are certain to have their 2017 Junior Certificate English marked out of 100% now. Others aren’t.
“We want to share our knowledge. We want to use this information seminar to work with parents of current and future students, parents in other schools, primary teachers in the region and employers. Much has been said about the new Junior Cycle. The 26th is when the community in the region will see and hear the facts and have their questions answered.”