- All information concerning state exams can be found here.
- The Junior Certificate Timetable can be found here and the Leaving Certificate Timetable here.
- Leaving Certificate FAQ here.
- A Parent’s Survival Guide to the Leaving Cert…some great tips for both students and parents alike for life post Leaving Cert is here.
- Key dates 2016 for Leaving Cert students and parents is here.
Well done to our TY students who had a wonderful opportunity to display their very impressive portfolios on Tuesday night. They were justly rewarded for their hard work throughout a packed programme during which they developed the skills and resilience they will need in the years ahead. Parents were delighted to be able to see the results of the students and teachers dedication to our renowned PCS TY programme.
Thanks go to Ms Molamphy, TY coordinator, Mr Dempsey, Year Head and all of the tutors and teachers who made this night and year very special.
Today Portmarnock was the proud recipient of the two major flags from An Taisce : The Green Coast Flag and Blue Flag.
An emotional and celebratory Graduation Ceremony was held on Monday 23 May. The students’ parents and guardians witnesses their sons’ and daughters’ rite of passage against an inspiring backdrop created by Mr Higgins depicting the flight of the Southern Cross from the Velvet Strand in 1930. The crew’s endeavour, resilience and determination complimented the theme ‘On Our Way’. Fr Garry celebrated mass followed by presentation of Mr Higgin’s beautiful yearbooks to each graduate. A reception organised by the Parents association followed and capped off a marvelous day. Thanks to Ms O’Driscoll and Ms McGlynn the choir and musicians were inspirational. Thanks to Ms Clarke and the Prefects for their organisation; to Mr Maynes for his leadership and to all who assisted to make it a fitting send off for our great sixth years.
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Twenty five South Korean Principals came to PCS today to learn about our Transition Year Programme with a view to applying some aspects to their own curriculum. Ms Molamphy informed them about the Programme and then they visited our TY Portfolio Assessments where students were being interviewed. They were very impressed with our methods but mostly with the confidence of our students. They were even more impressed by our #maplesotho project which won Young Social Innovators recently.
This Friday 20 May is a Staff development Day so no classes will take place as per the calendar.This Monday 23 May is Graduation Day for our Sixth Years which commences at 2pm in the PE hall. To facilitate preparations all classes will finish at 11.15. The buses have been informed.
As part of the Transition Year programme for 2015/2016, each student, as part of their timetable, started a programme of study which has been developed by the Health and Safety Authority. The programme enables the students to learn about health and safety in the workplace. Students receive online badges for every module that they complete. These badges are a permanent award that students can use in the their work place in the future. Portmarnock Community School is one of only two schools in the country to incorporate this program into the Transition Year Programme. This resulted in the HSA awarding the school an innovation award and awarding the teachers, Margaret Hughes and Aileen Bradley a certificate of excellence for being part of and teaching the programme’.