The Third Year Parent-Teacher Meeting will take pace on Thursday 27 November as per the school calendar. There is a change of time due to the TY Play that evening. It is now from 3.15 to 5.45 with classes ending at 2.45.
Students from Portmarnock Community School who took part in a traditional music master class yesterday along with their tutors Ciaran Tourish and Dr. Martin Tourish. During the class our students had the opportunity to explore aspects of style, interpretation and arrangement in Irish traditional music with leading professional musicians. Many thanks to Ms. McGlynn who organised the event.
Writing Week starts its story on Monday 17 November. Students and staff will be participating in various activities designed to promote the importance of writing skills as part of our Literacy Programme. Events include a Limerick writing competition; workshops with poet Colm Keegan; a visit from buskers on behalf of the Donal Walsh Foundation encouraging lyric writing and a Drop and Write session.
Donal Walsh, the Kerry teenager who touched so many lives when he came to prominence through his writings and subsequent appearance on Brendan O’Connor’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’ is being honoured by his native county. Donal, who fundraised tirelessly while battling Cancer has now had the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation set up by his family in order to bring forward his causes of providing age appropriate teenage facilities in hospital and hospice centres as well as promoting his anti-suicide message. The #Livelife message. The Enterprise Society of DCU are doing their best to carry on this message and raise vital funds through their fundraising events.
Past pupil of P.C.S and DCU student Ciaran O’Reilly and fellow student Padraig Boyle, are organising a fundraising event in the school on Wednesday the 19th of November in conjunction with Writing Week. Students will be visiting classrooms and performing music in a busker style fashion and performing in the Assembly Hall at break time to raise money for the Foundation. Your generosity for this very worthy cause will be greatly appreciated.
Read the latest Assembly presentation|: THIRD YEAR ASSEMBLY 10TH NOVEMBER 2014.
Brian Mooney delivered an excellent talk last night which was much appreciated by a large turnout of fifth and sixth year students and their families who are steering a course through the veritable maze of forms and deadlines that is the CAO.
Thanks to Mr Fitzgerald and Mr Sweeney for their help in organising the evening.
The three members of The Original Rude Boys performed a wonderful acoustic set in front of our Transition Year students today. It was a reward for the great charity work organised by Mr. O’Mahony last year to raise money for and awareness of Mental Health Issues through the ‘Walk in my Shoes’ initiative. Kate Moran, a past pupil of PCS, talked to the students about mental health issues and the work of Console before the band played and discussed their personal motivation for becoming Mental Health ambassadors. Thanks to Ms. Molamphy, Ms. Norris and FM104.