North Leinster Championships Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th April

Athletics Win Leinsters

The sun shone brightly on Wednesday for Day 1 of the North Leinster Championships.  The competition was extremely tough and the standards of performances were outstanding. The day started with the 100m sprints. Congratulations to Connor Archer who qualified for the Junior boy’s final, but unfortunately finished just outside the medals.  The next event –hurdles provided lots to cheer about for PCS with a silver medal for Harry Mac Keogh and a bronze for Grace McKeever.  The success continued to the high jump with Johannes Borries getting a silver medal in the Inter boy’s competition. The day finished on a high with a gold medal for Aaron Cullen in the Minor boys 1100m.

Race Leinster Athletics

Friday was another great day, with great individual performances from all PCS athletes. Fia Donnelly won her 200m heat and then followed up with a bronze medal in the final. And Craig Giles had a stunning 800m race, looking comfortable throughout and finishing in 1st place.

Congratulations to all athletes who performed and best wishes to all those who now go forward to represent PCS and North Leinster in the Leinster Championships on the 13th of May.Black and White Athletics

Athletes who performed:

Connor Archer, Harry Mac Keogh, Mark Morris, Aaron Cullen, Ben McMahon, Stephen Mooney, Craig Giles, Stephen James, Oliver Juchnevicius, Wesley Nsana, Johannes Borries, Miguel Millan, Christopher O’Sullivan, Jack Wright, Killian O’Driscoll, Eoin Keating, Lara McEvoy, Alannah Byrne, Grace McKeever, Fia Donnelly, Cara McDowell. A big thank you to Mrs McDonald and Miss Motley for their help and to Matthew, Aishling and Brian for their photos and reports.

 

Variety Show for Pieta House.

pieta house

Tickets are on sale in school for the annual Variety Show which takes place on Wednesday 6 May at 7.30. This year’s theme is ‘Darkness Into Light’ as we are raising funds for the Pieta House Charity.

Tickets are €5 for students, €10 for adults and €25 for families.

Mathletes and Athletes

Best wishes to Ciaran Pachio 1N who is representing PCS in the Leinster Finals of the Mathlete Competition in Google HQ.

Well done to Craig Giles who won two gold medals in the 800 and 1500 metres in Liverpool representing his club.

Handball

IMG_0549Well done to all 1st yr boys from class 1G in competing in Thursday’s Handball competition against St. Fintan’s. Excellent skill and enthusiasm were in abundance. The winning pair were Conor McKeever and Gavin Kelly. Well done to all.

Stand Up! Awareness Week Against Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying 20-24 April

Stand Up!

Next week PCS and schools across the country will be raising awareness in relation to the importance of acceptance and respect for everyone within their community. Stand Up Awareness Week tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by encouraging friendship and acceptance between LGBT young people and other young people.

This initiative is being supported by bodies such as The Department of Education and Skills, the HSE, and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

 

For further details please see:     www.belongto.org

YSI Final.

Congratulations to our Young Social Innovators student who have reached the final of YSI with their “Humanitarian Mapping” project, #MapLesotho. They are shortlisted and will feature in the show case of YSI at The City West convention Centre on Wednesday  May 9th. There were over 6,000 students entered  from the outset so well done to Colin McAndrew, Grace Mathew, Cian Gargan, Matthew O’Driscoll, Anbu Sundara, Morgan Keane from TY and Oliver Juchnevicius from second year.

Practicals and Orals.

Good luck to all of our students who are being assessed for their orals and practical elements of various subjects over the next month. Please communicate with your relevant teachers with any queries and note the dates and times carefully.

#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.

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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.