Ice-bucket challenge.

Well done to all of the teachers who were doused with icy water by the lucky students who were picked out of a hat. Mr Hand organised the challenge and participated. Ms Maher, Ms Dolan, Ms O’Brien, Ms Hughes, Ms Moran, Mr Curran and Mr Murphy were soaked in aid of Motor Neuron Disease. Thanks to all of the students who contributed.

Seamus Heaney Reading Week.

heaneyOur annual Seamus Heaney Reading Week starts on Monday 15th September. As part of our literacy programme we have told all students to have a novel in their bags and at certain times during the week they will be asked to ‘Drop and Read’. Teachers will stop the class and students will read quietly for that period. Students representing each year will also be reading extracts from their favourite novels and telling the school why they like them over the intercom.

Open Night.

Our Open Night is on Thursday 18th September at 7.30 pm. All are welcome to view the facilities and meet the teachers. Prefects will be giving tours and information will be available on the night as regards admission. Looking forward to meeting you. To view Ms. Deeney’s invitation click here: Open Night Letter

Results Day: Congratulations!

Well done to our Transition Year and Fifth Year students who received their Junior Certificate results today. The TY students had a morning of fun and dance thanks to past pupil Jean Gill in the PE hall prior to the big event. Ms. Deeney has sent a letter to all of the relevant parents emphasising the importance of family support and positivity when results are received and a family focus during celebrations. Thanks to their teachers, tutors, Ms. Norris and their parents for all of your support over the last three years. Photos are on the right.

A Busy Week Ahead!

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If you’re wondering why the Austrian flag is fluttering over PCS it’s because a group of Austrian students are visiting the school over the next two weeks. TY students will be participating in day-long workshops with Malcolm Rowe called ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ during which they are will be encouraged to open their minds to new ideas and to reflect on their learning. Third and Sixth Year students will be attending Study Skills Seminars on Thursday and Friday where they will learn how to organise their time and revise efficiently.

Trinity College Science Club.

downloadOur Second Years heard all about the Walton Club which offers them a unique STEM educational experience for ambitious young minds. If students join they will engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths lessons and activities with the aim of becoming problem solvers and critical thinkers.

Conor Lane McGinn has researched robots for the last eight years and explained that you don’t have to be great at Maths but just interested. The club is on Saturdays and is open to all Second Years. It involves an assessment on Saturday 20th September and runs up to June 2015.

For all of the details click here.

Vaccinations.

First Year girls have received vaccination forms which should be returned to their tutors as soon as possible whether they are to receive the vaccinations or not. The packs they received contain all of the relevant information and all queries should be directed to the HSE : 01-8164259. The first vaccinations are on Monday 15th September. Call the number above if your daughter cannot attend on that date.

HSE Notice.

The HSE have issued an information circular in relation to the procedures for the very unlikely event of Ebola Virus incidents. There have been no cases in Ireland to date and the risk of Ebola virus disease arriving in Ireland is very low. The information is here.