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Junior Certificate Schools Programme (JCSP)
The Junior Certificate School Programme aims to make the Junior Certificate more accessible to students who may experience difficulty in school. It attempts to help young people experience success and develop a positive self-image by providing a curriculum and assessment framework suitable to their needs. Students get an opportunity to become more involved in their own learning and receive regular feedback on their progress. When the students sit their Junior Certificate exam, they get a certificate from the Department of Education and Skills and a profile listing all they have achieved while on the Programme.
Home School Community Liaison:
A teacher from the staff works full-time to support parents in helping their children to settle in to and benefit from the school system and to prevent early school leaving. The scheme sonsists of a partnership and collaboration of the complimentary skills of parents and teachers. Home visitation is a crucial element in establishing bonds of trust with families. In order to discuss any concerns parents might have, the Home School Community Liaison co-ordinator (Mr. John Murphy) is available throughout the day on 053-9236544 or 053 92 34185 (ext. 4).
The Student Council in Enniscorthy Vocational College is a representative structure for students. Through the work of the council, students can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. There are 11 members on the college’s Student Council: a male and female representative from each year group plus a representative for International Students.
The Student Council in EVC has a number of different functions including:
• Talking to the principal and board of management about issues of concern to students.
• Communicating and co-operating with school staff.
• Working with the parents’ council in school.
• Co-operating with management and staff on the development of school rules and regulations.
• Involvement in school planning.
• Having a say in school policies e.g. anti-bullying policy, code of discipline, etc.
Student Council meetings in EVC are held regularly throughout the year and give students an opportunity to discuss matters of interest. If you wish to bring an issue to the attention of the Student Council, please contact your Student Council Representative or the Student Council Liaison Teacher, Ms. Bríd Gallagher.
The Meitheal programme is a scheme run by Co. Wexford Partnership under which sixth year students are provided with training in order to help incoming first year students to make the transition into second level education.
Not only are our new first year students aided in the settling in process but the chosen sixth year leaders gain valuable experience in responsibility and leadership. The Meitheal Leaders for 2017/2018 are: Sarah O'Connor/Cole; Ronan Barrett; Chloe Kirwan; Jamie Egan; Niamh Keating; James Murphy; Laura Kelly Buckley; Alex Kelly Sheridan; Mark Delahunty and Shantel Kennedy. The Meitheal Co-ordinator is Ms. Niamh Cullen-Ivory.