Junior Cycle

Other Areas of Learning

The achievement must have been school based and must also be linked to the key skill that students learned or developed whilst completing the activity.


An OAL is SCHOOL RELATED – it is learning that happened while students were at school OR while they represented the school. Reference Pgs. 148-151 in Belvedere College S.J. Student Journal 2018-19.

For example:
 Awards won for sports/cultural achievements
 Winning a prize for attitude or behaviour
 Active participation in a sports team
 Member of Student Council
 Entered a competition – Eg. BT Young Scientist
 Taking part in a charity fundraising event in school
 Performed in front of classmates/school mates
 Helped out at a Parents’ Evening
 Being part of a school club

The achievement must have been school based and must also be linked to the key skill that students learned or developed whilst completing the activity.

Final statement may read as follows:

Matthew won Student of the Year in Second Year. This demonstrated his dedication to his work, how he worked well with others and how he is motivated to set and achieve personal goals.

Students need to include the name of the teacher involved in the activity – for verification of active completion.

Recording of OALs can now take place in students’ journals.

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