Talks and an App for Concerned Parents.

The North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (RDATF) have asked us to let you know about a series of talks for parents and a free app:  “We recently launched the free drug-education app, SAND – Substance Abuse North Dublin. The Task Force developed the app in consultation with community stakeholders and young people from the region, as a drug-education tool for young people and parents. It is available for download, just search ‘sand drugs’ in the app/play store.”

Click here and here for more information on the talks in Swords and the app.

Congratulations Lauren.

Lauren Tarpey Cert

Well done to fifth year  Lauren Tarpey who was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in the Texaco Art Competition. She is pictured being presented with her certificate by her art teacher Mr Higgins and our Principal Ms Deeney.

Well done Craig!

imageCraig Giles ran a phenomenal race today and placed 2nd in the All-Ireland’s!! He competed in the U16 mile and ran a great time of 4 mins 37 secs. He placed himself in the top group from the beginning of the race and kept his position through some pushing and pressure from other athletes, but held his own to give a strong performance and a great finish. His hard work and training really showed and the school is very proud of the strong senior athlete he is maturing into. Well done Craig!!

Students of the Year 2016.

Students of the Year 2016

1st Year          Ava Scannell

 Ava Scannell

2nd Year         Caoibhe Bolger

Caoibhe Bolger

3rd Year        Lauren Comiskey

 Lauren Comiskey





4th Year          Rian McCarthy

 Rian McCarthy

5th Year          Katelyn Roche

 Katelyn Roche

Public Speaking 2016 : Diandra Reddin (2G)

Diandra Reddin

TY Graduation.

TY Night

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. Mr Dempsey TY

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.

Minister Simon Coveney Presents Blue and Green Coast Flags.

Green Flag grp

Today Portmarnock was the proud recipient of the two major flags from An Taisce : The Green Coast Flag and Blue Flag.

TY  runs an environmental programme that involves marram grass planting and litter clean ups. Students from TY were invited to be part of the award ceremonies where the Minister for The Environment and Local Government made the awards. The awards took place at The Globe Monument and in The Sands Hotel.Min Coveney Grp

Graduation of the Class of 2016.

Ms Deeney Graduation 2016

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’.Mr Maynes Grad 2016 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. Choir Graduation 2016Thanks 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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Grad reception