Phantom a roaring success!


 Friday night is sold out.

imageDoors will open at 7:00pm and close at 7:20pm sharp out of respect for our performers.

Interviews with the cast and backstage crew (about 2 mins to download):

Phantom Interview               Set Design Interview         Interview with the dancers

Here is a ‘trailer’ produced by the Media Literacy Class:


The Phantom of the Opera Twitter Page:
The second year Media Literacy class are running a Twitter page to promote the musical. The username is @PCSphantom2015 and the hashtag is #PCSphantom2015. Follow us for fun facts about the play.



#MapLesotho Rock at YSI.

More information to follow but, in the meantime, please watch our wonderful YSI Team present their project in Drogheda: MapLesotho (takes about 3 mins to download but well worth it!). Thanks go to Ms Cronin and Mr Fitzgerald for coordinating the team and to Sr Ger Mullen and the Ambassador for accompanying them on the day.

Volleyball / Spikeball

Well done to all 1st and 2nd yr players who participated in the national finals of the spikeball competitions, held Thurs 19th March in Trinity College. PCS sent three teams to the finals, mixed 1st and 2nd yr teams and a boys 1st yr team. All teams reached the semifinal stage.

The team members were as follows:

1st Yr mixed; Conor McKeever, Robert Ryan, Liam Wright, Glen McEvoy, Roisin Hughes, Lara McEvoy, Amy la Comber, Caitlin Murphy,

2nd yr mixed; Grace McKeever, Sarah Eccles, Niamh Carolan, Lucy Dickenson, Clara Courage, Ellen Wallnut, Emer Kenny, Ellen Daly, Emma Farrell, Ben Savage, Ben McMahon, Sean Dinan,

1st Yr Boys: Wei Li, Jamie Morris, Mark Morris, Adam Hughes, Rory O Loughlin, Zack Whelan, Conor Archer, Michael Hoey, Tom Dunne. Photos to follow.

The 1st yr team and u-14 team are still involved in volleyball competitions so training continue Tuesday and Thursday Lunchtimes.

Flying the Flag for PCS.

On Thursday last the school attended The Thomas F Meagher Foundation presentation of The National Flag to schools from across the country. The national flag was ceremonially presented to representatives from over 300 schools by The President, Michael D Higgins.

Mr Higgins and studentsPCS was represented by Mr. Donal Higgins, Mr. Niall FitzGerald, Cian Gargan, Meadbh Donnelly and Orla Burke who received the flag on behalf of PCS.

President Higgins Flags 5



The President spoke passionately about cultural identity and the importance of our past heritage and the peace and reconciliation that now unites us a people. As an emerging diverse and multi cultural society our flag proudly represents a nation that is consolidated by peace and reconciliation.

The raising of a flag has been an integral part of our school routine thanks to Mr. Higgins so it was very fitting that we attended this historical event celebrating the founding of our flag by Thomas F Meagher and we now look to the future where the raising of the flag will continue to be an important event in our school life celebrating identity, culture and diversity.

Seachtain na Gaeilge.


Thanks to Mr Maynes, Ms Dolan, Ms O’Reilly, Mr Griffin and Ms O’Toole,  Seachtain na Gaeilge ( 9-13 March) to was a week to remember. Posters, music, poetry and break time quizzes promoted a fun atmosphere around our language culminating in a First Year quiz organised by Ms O’Toole and Fifth Year assistants. Well done to all concerned.

Gaeilge Quiz


Google Visit.

Google visit
On Friday 13th March Ms Carmody brought our 6th year Economics class to visit and tour the Google offices at Barrow Street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 4. Google has given the nickname “Google Docks” to this area. On arriving we were surprised to see that there are three large buildings all belonging to Google – one of them with 13 floors. The offices had a laid back atmosphere and they included a gym, a swimming pool, kitchens on each floor and many areas to relax while completing work. We saw one man bringing his dog to work. We were also able to test some of the Google products. We really enjoyed the trip and we would recommend the visit to anyone who gets a chance. Thanks to Ms Carmody for organising the trip.
Laura Connolly
6th Year

HSE Vaccinations.

The second round of Vaccinations for First Year Boys and Girls takes place in the school on Monday 20 April. The girls have already filled out their cosent forms and the boys were given theirs on Friday 20 March. Please return the completed forms asap to their tutors whether participating or not.

Any enquiries should be directed to the HSE: or call 01 8164259

PCS’s 2015 Lenten campaign – The Irish Cancer Society


cancer society

As you all know PCS’s focus for Lent this year was on the Irish Cancer Society.   Having been asked by a group of Past Pupils to support  their campaign, Portmarnock Fights Cancer, we were delighted to do our bit to help such a good cause.   On Monday of this week, we had ‘Green Day’ to raise some funds for the Portmarnock Fights Cancer campaign.  We are delighted to announce that we raised the grand total of €1,400!   Very well done to all staff and students who contributed to this fundraiser.   Not alone are we supporting our Past Pupils’ great work to combat cancer, but we are also supporting a great, nation-wide cause.

Many, many thanks to everyone – including all the parents who had to dole out several €2!!

Sr. Ger

Swimming Success…

Gala Winners (2)

Friday 13th can be unlucky for some but it proved very lucky for PCS in the Community Schools’ Swimming Gala! 17 students from 1st year to 5th year attended the gala in Coolmine Community School and brought home 26 Medals! 13 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze. The relay races proved a real strength, as PCS won the 1st year girls, the 2nd year boys and the senior boys took bronze. Some of the indidivial successes were: Lara McEvoy’s 1st in the girls 1st year backstroke final, Jack Casey’s 1st in the 2nd year boys backstroke final, Keane Tighe 1st in the 3rd year boys breastroke final, Diarmuid O’Hanrahan 1st in the Senior boys backstroke final, Ciara Contes 1st in the senior girls front crawl final and Emma Kelly’s 1st in the 3rd year girls front crawl final.

Congratulations to all who participated on Friday and did themselves and their school proud.


Sean Garry 2nd Boys Breaststroke final

Blaithin Maguire 2nd in the 1st year girl’s breastroke final

Lily Yu 3rd in the 1st year girl’s breastroke final

Adam Mitchel 3rd in the 2nd year boys backstroke final

Rachel Daircie 3rd in the 2nd year girl’s front crawl

Matthew O’Driscoll 2nd in the senior boy’s breastroke final

Cillian O’Sullivan 2nd in the 2th year boy’s breastroke final

Eoin Smith 2nd in the 3rd year boy’s front crawl final.


Well done Lauren!

Enterprise (2)

Congratulations to Transition Year student Lauren Tarpey who competed on March 12th in the regional final of the Fingal Enterprise Mini Company Competition. Lauren got special recognition for her work on her company “Memento”. Assisting Lauren were Sarah Brennan and Cara Mulligan.  Well done to all the girls.