Singing for South Africa.

Carol Singers

A big thank you to all who supported the carol singing in the Pavilions today. The day was a great success with the support of the school junior choir, Portmarnock Singers, past pupils, students travelling to South Africa and Ms Dixon’s choir.

Welcome home.

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The PCS choir welcomed thousands of Christmas passengers home in Dublin Airport on Thursday. This festive and often emotional annual event is made possible by Ms O’Driscoll, Ms McGlynn, Mr Maynes and the students.

Mapping Lesotho.

PCS students have been involved in a major project to map Lesotho to facilitate planning in conjunction with Fingal County Council and Action Ireland. We are encouraging students to continue mapping over the holidays. Lesotho is now the fifth most mapped country in the developing world and this link tells the story.

Age Action Exhibition

Swing with Granny and grandaughter

Thanks to Mr Higgins a celebration of growing older in the form of wonderful photographs has been taking place in the Assembly Hall over the last few weeks. These photographs challenge stereotypes an show that ageing can be a very positive experience. Sponsored by Bluebird Care.

A Season of Goodwill in PCS.

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Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff and Students,

The Season of Goodwill has certainly been in PCS in the last week…   So many efforts have been made by staff, students, and generous family members to ‘dig deep’ and give to the poor of Dublin.  At this stage, we have donated €1.357 to the Portmarnock St. Vincent de Paul along with some items of food.    Tomorrow (Wed) will see our second delivery of non-perishable food items to the Brother Kevin, Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin’s inner city.  We will also have around €200 to contribute to this very worthy cause.   Carol Singing at Dunnes and the Fourth Year students’ visit to the Traveller Pre-School in Ballymun were further gestures of ‘outreach’ for this Christmas season.  Finally, tomorrow, the Choir will welcome many, many people home for Christmas at Dublin Airport

Thanks to one and all for the tremendous outpouring of generosity, goodwill and great school-spirit in recent times.

May you each have a very blessed, peaceful and happy Christmas.

Sr. Ger

 

First Year Concert.

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Well done to the Prefects who organised an impressive and enjoyable concert for our First Years on Thursday. They were treated to talented musicians, singers and a magic act. The highlight was an impromptu performance from Mr. Fitzgerald. Santa and his elves then spread Christmas cheer in the form of chocolates.

Mid -Sutton AC’s Goal Mile.

goal (2) Mid Sutton Athletics Club are organising a Goal Mile on Saturday 20th December, from 10am to 12pm midday in Suttonians Rugby Club. Fun runs/ walks 1 mile long, will be run every 20 minutes. Young or old, small or tall, please come down and join in the fun, run/ walk a mile, and make a small donation. Remember giving a little will go a long mile.  All proceeds go to the humanitarian agency GOAL to fight poverty and the Ebola epidemic in Africa.