1916 Commemoration Evening.



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.

gpoAs 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.

IBM on board to support new App.

IBMThe 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. 

Strange visitors in PCS gardens.

image_1image_2Students from Ms Tynan’s art class worked on a ceramics project  this term. The overall theme was to re-wild our gardens. Our fourth year students created slab built bird houses in many different shapes and sizes. Our first year students each created a ceramic birds of unique varieties. There are still several birds waiting to be completed in the art room and should be ready to be released by mid May.  Keep you eyes peeled for new varieties arriving soon.image_4


DATS Psychometric Tests for TY.

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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Mapathon with our twin school in Lesotho.

Hlallele MappingOn Wednesday last Hlalele HS students held their first Mapathon. They mapped from 10 am to 4pm simultaneously with students from PCS. Our congratulations to the students and staff who participated in this event which was made possible by local planners, the new industrial generator installed by Action Ireland Trust and the 4G internet facility supported by Fingal CC. 

School Walk.

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.

Volleyball Success!

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.

Swimming for Aware.

The Aware Swim a Mile was held in the PSLC on the 10th April. Aware is an organisation that helps figAware pic_2ht 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.