2F on the Velvet Strand.

2F on the beach

2F had a productive trip on Friday the 1st of May, navigating their way from the classroom to Portmarnock beach. They had perfect conditions to carry out some geography experiments and put into practice all they had learned in the past year.

2F at work on the beach.

Diving into their tasks, all pupils measured and identified rocks as well as drawing sketches of the beach. Thanks to Mr Cogavin and Ms Sweeney.

MapLesotho News: Facebook Competition.

Global Citizens Mapping the Future –
accreditation for Development Education
Global Pssport
The team were awarded a Diplomatic Development Global Passport by Sean Sherlock, Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Annual WorldWise Conference in the Aviva Stadium.

To be in with a chance of winning a €40 voucher for the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords simple “like” AND “share” the Facebook page MapLesotho. The winner will be announced on Tuesday the 5th of May.

 

Girls Volleyball (Junior and Senior)

Both Senior and Junior teams entered the U-18 Club All-Ireland Blitz competiton on Sunday 19th April. As last years winners, the competition was held in PCS. Unfortunately the Senior Team couldn’t retain their title, being hampered by injuries and some LC Students with Oral Exams the next day. This was a valuable learning curve for the Junior Team, while also an emotional farewell for some of our 6th yr and Spanish students. Well done to all involved.

Hard luck to the Girls Junior Volleyball Competition in getting knocked out at the Quarter final stage in the All-Ireland Competition. The team has come on in leaps and bounds in the last two months, and trained hard in the mean time. The team lost both their games to Rockford Manor, Blackrock and eventual qualifiers St. Rapheals, Loughrea. (Photo in stream)

 

PCS Past Pupil Victorious at Student Media Awards.

C Healy

Catherine Healy (23), a past pupil of PCS, has swept the board at the recent KBC National Student Awards. Her Trinity Newspaper scooped four awards including the coveted Newspaper of the Year award as judged by The Irish Times as well as Layout and Design of the Year, Website of the Year and Web Designer of the Year.

Congratulations to Catherine and her editorial team.

North Leinster Championships Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th April

Athletics Win Leinsters

The sun shone brightly on Wednesday for Day 1 of the North Leinster Championships.  The competition was extremely tough and the standards of performances were outstanding. The day started with the 100m sprints. Congratulations to Connor Archer who qualified for the Junior boy’s final, but unfortunately finished just outside the medals.  The next event –hurdles provided lots to cheer about for PCS with a silver medal for Harry Mac Keogh and a bronze for Grace McKeever.  The success continued to the high jump with Johannes Borries getting a silver medal in the Inter boy’s competition. The day finished on a high with a gold medal for Aaron Cullen in the Minor boys 1100m.

Race Leinster Athletics

Friday was another great day, with great individual performances from all PCS athletes. Fia Donnelly won her 200m heat and then followed up with a bronze medal in the final. And Craig Giles had a stunning 800m race, looking comfortable throughout and finishing in 1st place.

Congratulations to all athletes who performed and best wishes to all those who now go forward to represent PCS and North Leinster in the Leinster Championships on the 13th of May.Black and White Athletics

Athletes who performed:

Connor Archer, Harry Mac Keogh, Mark Morris, Aaron Cullen, Ben McMahon, Stephen Mooney, Craig Giles, Stephen James, Oliver Juchnevicius, Wesley Nsana, Johannes Borries, Miguel Millan, Christopher O’Sullivan, Jack Wright, Killian O’Driscoll, Eoin Keating, Lara McEvoy, Alannah Byrne, Grace McKeever, Fia Donnelly, Cara McDowell. A big thank you to Mrs McDonald and Miss Motley for their help and to Matthew, Aishling and Brian for their photos and reports.

 

Variety Show for Pieta House.

pieta house

Tickets are on sale in school for the annual Variety Show which takes place on Wednesday 6 May at 7.30. This year’s theme is ‘Darkness Into Light’ as we are raising funds for the Pieta House Charity.

Tickets are €5 for students, €10 for adults and €25 for families.

Mathletes and Athletes

Best wishes to Ciaran Pachio 1N who is representing PCS in the Leinster Finals of the Mathlete Competition in Google HQ.

Well done to Craig Giles who won two gold medals in the 800 and 1500 metres in Liverpool representing his club.

Handball

IMG_0549Well done to all 1st yr boys from class 1G in competing in Thursday’s Handball competition against St. Fintan’s. Excellent skill and enthusiasm were in abundance. The winning pair were Conor McKeever and Gavin Kelly. Well done to all.