Safer Internet Day.

webwise

At PCS we have a long standing and active educational programme which encourages students and parents to inform themselves and to become active, critical consumers of social media. It is Internet Safety Day on Tuesday 9 February and we encourage you to familiarise yourself with the excellent advice and resources on Webwise.

Bon Voyage to Action Ireland.

Lesotho 2016

The school community and wider community wish the students, teachers, community members and parents every success in their forthcoming journey to The Kingdom of Lesotho. A group of 96 volunteers will depart Dublin Airport Terminal 1 at 10 am Friday February 5th. The group will continue project work in Education, Health and local Government.
Two highlights this year will be a Photographic Exhibition in Lesotho’s cultural centre on Saturday Feb 13th at Thaba Bosiu. This event will be opened by His Majesty King Letsie III follow by  music and dance. The exhibition looks back on our respective journeys to independence and from that past we look to the future and explore human rights so that our young men and women can proclaim a future of hope and certainty. The exhibition concludes with a joint 2016 Proclamation from the students of Hlalele HS and Portmarnock CS.Lesotho 2016
The second highlight will be in our Humanitarian Mapping Project. This year Lesotho will conduct a national census and the recent mapping of Lesotho by our students is proving to be useful tool for the forthcoming census. This will be supported by Fingal CC, The Lesotho Planning Institute and The Irish Planning Institute.

Click the link to see some of the images which will form the Photographic Exhibition organised by Mr Fitzgerald.

Check out Camillus Glover’s Vlog which will be updated daily over the course of the trip and is a fantastic way to keep up with events so far away in southern Africa. You can click the above link or go directly to ‘Lesotho 2016’ at the top of the site.

Lion’s Club and PCS.

Lions

On behalf of the Local Lion’s Club, students from Portmarnock Community School completed a “bag pack” during Christmas week, to raise funds. This year there was a record amount raised, reaching nearly €6000. The Lions Club are extremely grateful to the students for their great assistance in raising such a vast sum of money for good causes.

Literacy Week 2016.

Literacy Week takes place next week (1/2/16 to 5/2/15).Literacy Board

  • Students are to have books for drop and read periods
  • Students can bring in books to swap on Wednesday outside the library. Teachers can do the same in the Staffroom.
  • There will be various displays on the Literacy Board in D.

North Leinster Schools Cross Country 2016.

On Friday the 22nd of January students from Portmarnock Community School participated in the Annual North Leinster Cross Country event in the ALSAA complex in Santry. The weather was very pleasant and allowed athletes to run to the best of their ability, however it was a heavy underfoot.  44 students from Portmarnock Community School participated in this years event. The top 15 places in each race allow competitors compete in the Leinster Cross Country event in the coming weeks.

The races began at 11.00am sharp. The day commenced with the Minor girls event (1500m) in which Rebecca Cooke of 1N placed 6th. This was a very impressive run from Rebecca. Lara McEvoy had an amazing run in the Junior Girls competition finishing 14th. This event was also 1500m. In the Junior Boys race Aaron Cullen of 2F ran another fantastic race finishing 1st and allowing him to claim the North Leinsters title. The Inter Boys race was very exciting. Craig Giles finished 9th overall, while Darren Keane narrowly missed out finishing 18th. Eoin Keating had a very impressive run finishing 14th in the Senior Boys competition. He will qualify through to the Leinsters now.

Overall it was a very successful day for Portmarnock Community School. All students participated and everyone completed it as a team and ran to the best of their ability. Thanks to Ms Malone and Ms McDonald for their coaching throughout the year.