We are looking forward to greeting 68 fifteen year old French students who are visiting PCS from Monday 2-6 March for integration classes in the mornings.
‘Capturing a Moment in Time’ is the theme of our Writing week which takes place in PCS from Monday 2 March to Friday 6 March. There will be student writing on display; student readings of their favourite novels; reflective journal writing and all students will participate in a ‘Drop and Read’ period every day.
Welcome home to all of our Transition Years who were representing their school and community and working so hard in the Eastern Cape while we were enjoying our break. Welcome home to Ms Norris, Ms Woods and Mr Fitzgerald and all of the volunteers who by all accounts have done us proud. We look forward to hearing all about this very worthwhile project over the following weeks. Check out the blog above for details.
A huge congratulations to Lara McEvoy, Eoin Keating, Aaron Cullen and Craig Giles who represented PCS and North Dublin at the Leinster Championships in Santry on Wednesday 11th February. All athletes competed well and should be very proud of there achievements. The competition was fierce and the standard of the athletics was impressive. Best of luck to Craig Giles who’s stunning forth place performance sees him progressing onto the All Ireland Schools’ Cross Country Championships in Clane on the 7th of March.
On Thursday, students from our animation and media course took part in a peer teaching programme. The students involved were introduced to a new digital animation programme. For the entire day, they got the opportunity to explore this with the help of their teacher Ms Tynan and online tutorials. These students will now engage in peer teaching this new software to other class members. The students involved were very enthuasiastic and felt that the experience was really beneficial.
Safer Internet Day is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise, and will be celebrated in Ireland on Tuesday 10th February 2015.
At PCS we are continuing to give clear and consistent messages about the value and dangers of online activities. Educate yourselves and encourage your sons and daughters to empower themselves through knowledge of what to do if they come across bullying or inappropriate material. We recommend Webwise as a very practical resource for parents and guardians who are concerned about their sons or daughter’s safety online. They have advice on AskFM, bullying online, inappropriate images, easy to follow videos on how to take screenshots and facts about all of the most popular apps and social networks.
Ms Bunnett writes:
Bright and early this morning 2G set off for a leisurely stroll down to Portmarnock beach. We were focusing on coastal erosion and deposition which we have been learning about in lessons. We had beautiful conditions, the sun was shining, the wind was light and the temperature was up from the previous mornings! We carried out a number of investigations into wave frequency, wind strength and long shore drift- all in all a successful and fun morning.
Congratulations and well done to the members of the Young Social Innovators project “Global Citizens Mapping the Future”. On Tuesday the 3rd of February three representatives from the team; Anbu Sundar, Grace Mathew and Oliver Juchnevicius presented their project to a panel of judges at a Young Social Innovators Dragons Den sponsored by Vodafone. The team were awarded with €1000 in funding for their project and an invitation to an events management and marketing Social Innovation Camp in the Vodafone Headquarters in Dublin. Thanks to Ms Cronin and Mr Fitzgerald for coordinating the project.
A beginners 6 week course in Fashion Design will begin on Tuesday 3rd March. Click here for details. Our Digital Marketing course will start next Tuesday 10th February. Ideal for anybody with their own business who would like to expand their customer base. Our 5 week Mindfulness course will begin on 10th March. Pregnancy Yoga also starts on Saturday 7th March. More information under the Adult Education Tab.