Bremore Educate Together Secondary School will offer a broad and comprehensive curriculum starting with First Year Junior Cycle students in September 2016. We are particularly looking forward to embracing and implementing the reformed Junior Cycle Curriculum as this reflects the vision of Educate Together as outlined in its document “Taking the Next Step: A Blueprint for Educate Together Second-level Schools”. The School will also embrace “The Ethical Curriculum Framework” developed by Educate Together. Our aim is to provide:
- Positive learning experiences
- Active teaching methodologies at the core of these learning experiences
- A positive culture of achievement and success
- A curriculum designed to meet the needs of all the students
- An environment that ensures happiness and safety for all
- An extensive range of pastoral supports
- An Ethical Education Curriculum
- Extensive and engaging extra-curricular activities
- Promoting and encouraging active participation by all in the school community
- Providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to live, learn, and work in the wider community.
Information for Parents
Junior Cycle places students at the centre of the educational experience, enabling them to actively participate in their communities and in society and to be resourceful and confident learners in all aspects and stages of their lives. Well-being is of central importance to their educational success and overall happiness. In an effort to ensure this continues, there is an area now known as wellbeing that will become a core part of your child’s Junior Cycle experience. This area includes Physical Education (PE), Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE), Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE). Other areas may be included over time “We want to learn how to be happy, how to be a good person”. Student voice. More information can be found here http://jct.ie/perch/resources/english_pdf/jct-parents-info-leaflet-2015.pdf
Time will be provided during the week and each term for the provision of an integrated curriculum. An integrated curriculum promotes personal and social integration through the organisation of the curriculum around significant problems and issues, identified by teachers and learners. Projects and other activities involve integration and application of knowledge and skills in the context of a theme. Content and skills are taught, learned and applied as they are needed to work on particular themes. While knowledge is drawn from the different subjects (among other sources) students move from activity to activity, or project to project.