The Leading Student Learning Journal

When you choose to partner with 4schools, you can be confident that you have everything covered. You will receive a high-quality, competitively priced, durable journal created in partnership with a dedicated account manager and, of course, delivered on time

But the 4schools customised journal goes far beyond the elements mentioned above. With over 25 years’ experience working with schools and students to ensure we innovatively adapt and improve our journals, you are not just providing your students with a place to record homework, you are supporting them in reflecting on and managing their learning, while at the same time promoting daily a culture of learning and wellbeing within your school.

‘Cultural Awareness & Inclusivity’ is the theme for the 2024-25 journal. This theme is explored through the Cultural Awareness module and the teaching resources developed by Melanie Martin and Leah O' Shaughnessy, teachers at Tallaght Community College, to support teachers navigating the diverse landscape that exists in schools today. Listen to Melanie and Leah discussing the importance of teaching students about diversity and inclusion below. Read on to find out more...

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Mary Dooley

Deputy Principal,
Presentation Secondary School,

"Being a new school, I thought organising the journal would be a big job and might take a large chunk of time over the summer holidays, but I was surprised how easy and incredibly smooth the process was and the journals arrived bang on time. We were very happy with them."

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Deputy Principal,
Goatstown Educate Together
Secondary School, Dublin 14

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Deputy Principal,
St Aidan’s CBS,
Whitehall, Dublin 9

Combines the content from the Learning and Wellbeing modules

The Learning Module includes an overview of the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle along with learning and study skills support for students.

The Wellbeing Module includes diverse content focusing on mental health and wellbeing, mindset and resilience, learning types, the environment and sustainability, and diet, sleep and exercise.

Specific learning modules are designed for each stage of the student’s journey

  • First Year module: supporting students with transitioning to secondary school
  • Junior Cycle module: an overview of the JC Key Skills, goal setting, assessment and study skills
  • TY module: supporting TY students with self-directed and reflective learning and a solid foundation for Leaving Cert studies
  • Senior Cycle module: preparation for the LC through highly engaging content featuring personal development and stress management, the QQI framework and learning and study skills

Religious Trust Learning Content

  • The Trust modules were created in partnership with the Le Chéile, ERST and CEIST Trusts
  • The modules are designed to place the culture, ethos and values of a faith-based education at the centre of each school day
  • All modules feature a selection of content on health and wellbeing

Other Options

  • Contact one of our customer service team to see the full range of diary core and note options available to schools
  • You may wish to add additional components, so you can build the Student Learning Journal that is just right for your students and school community
  • Additional components include ‘Show Me’ Boards, Traffic Lights, Teacher Comment Forms and customised stickers

Customised Covers

Contact one of our customer service team to see the full range of student learning journal cover options available to schools.

Cultural Awareness & Inclusivity Theme for 2024/25

We introduced the enriching theme of Cultural Awareness in our Student Learning Journals last year. The positive response from schools inspired us to continue with this theme and explore additional ways to assist schools in facilitating powerful conversations that embrace diversity and promote empathy.

In today's multicultural landscape, it's more crucial than ever to equip our students with the tools needed to navigate diverse environments with empathy and respect. Melanie Martin and Leah O’Shaughnessy, teachers at Tallaght Community College and co-authors of Resilience and Me, have carefully curated engaging and thought-provoking student activities supported with PowerPoint lesson slides, teacher support handbook and posters to be displayed in classrooms/ corridors to help students respond to discriminatory comments.

We hope that these powerful resources will guide and support your team in elevating cultural awareness in your school. Please email [email protected] or call 01- 808 1494 to find out more information or discuss the journal options to suit your school's needs.

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