PCS is commemorating the 1916 Rising with an evening of music and literature at 7:15 on Thursday 28th of April 2016. All are welcome.
As part of the week of reflection Ms O’Brien and Mr Cogavin organised a debate between their history classes. The motion was: ‘The 1916 rising was a complete failure and does not deserve to be commemorated’. Luke Peyton, Gerard Foran, Jacob Whelan and Tom Buckley debated and the level of preparation and grasp of history was impressive.
The project is the construction of an APP for smart phones that can be used for generating a call out emergency service in Lesotho. A second app is also being considered to promote tourism within Lesotho. IBM have agreed to give the students access to an online support which will help them generate codes and build the necessary layers on their app. Ravikanathn Gollapalli 4N
created the skeleton of the APP which is a very cleaver piece of work.
They have given them a direction to take project in the immediate future and will review their work. The IBM support comes from Fionn Lawlor and Simon McLoughlin, our students are as above and from the YSI team; Colin McAndrew, Darragh Bolger, Anbu Sundaradivelu and Ravikanathn Gollapalli.
The Guidance department shall be organising and administering a series of psychometric tests DATS (or Differential Aptitude Tests) for all 20016/2017 Transition Year students and current 3rd year students who have opted to go directly into 5th Year. The tests shall be taking place on Wednesday, 24 August from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm approximately. Students are expected to arrive at the PE Hall (test centre) at or before 9.15 am.
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This article in ‘The Guardian’ has some useful advice on revision.
On Wednesday the First and Second Years are walking to raise funds for the school. Thanks to the Parents Association for their input and good luck to all of the students who are busy getting sponsorship and are in line for class and individual prizes.
Congratulations to the 2nd year boys Volleyball Cup team that qualified for the all – Ireland Semifinals by winning their quarterfinal group. The team won all three matches and showed great skill, perseverance and determination in the process. The results were 2-1 vs local rivals St. Fintan’s, 2-0 vs St. Rapheal’s Loughrea, and 2-1 vs Drumshanbo Vocational School.
The team members were Liam Wright, Conor McKeever (setters), Adam Hughes, Tom Dunne, Conor Archer, Josh Philips and Dawid Brutanek.
The semi final and final will take place on the same day.
Hard luck to the Shield team who, after winning their first game against Grange CC, lost narrowly to both teams from St. Rapheal’s Loughrea. The team came on in great strides over their three games and played some skillful 3 touch volleyball. The team members were Tyler McComiskey (capt.) Jack Quinn, Noah Sex, Jed Hazaymeh, Robert Ryan, Michael Hoey, Fintan Radford McGovern.
The Aware Swim a Mile was held in the PSLC on the 10th April. Aware is an organisation that helps fight Depression and would like to roll out a ” Beat the Blues” programme as part of the Transition Year programme in all second level schools in Ireland to help teenagers understand depression and to cope with stress and anxiety.
Congratulations to Ruby Flanagan from 1C and our own Ms O’Toole and Ms McDonald for completing the swim. Thank you to all who supported and sponsored them to help Aware. Portmarnock Community School raised a generous €340 for a wonderful cause.