State Exams Timetables and Support.


pcsGood luck to all of our Leaving and Junior Certificate students.

  • All information concerning state exams can be found here.
  • The Junior Certificate Timetable can be found here and the Leaving Certificate Timetable here.
  • Leaving Certificate FAQ here.
  • A Parent’s Survival Guide to the Leaving Cert…some great tips for both students and parents alike for life post Leaving Cert is here.
  • Key dates 2016 for Leaving Cert students and parents is here.

Students of the Year 2016.

Students of the Year 2016

1st Year          Ava Scannell

 Ava Scannell

2nd Year         Caoibhe Bolger

Caoibhe Bolger

3rd Year        Lauren Comiskey

 Lauren Comiskey





4th Year          Rian McCarthy

 Rian McCarthy

5th Year          Katelyn Roche

 Katelyn Roche

Public Speaking 2016 : Diandra Reddin (2G)

Diandra Reddin

TY Graduation.

TY Night

Well done to our TY students who had a wonderful opportunity to display their very impressive portfolios on Tuesday night. They were justly rewarded for their hard work throughout a packed programme during which they developed the skills and resilience they will need in the years ahead. Parents were delighted to be able to see the results of the students and teachers dedication to our renowned PCS TY programme. Mr Dempsey TY

Thanks go to Ms Molamphy, TY coordinator, Mr Dempsey, Year Head and all of the tutors and teachers who made this night and year very special.

Minister Simon Coveney Presents Blue and Green Coast Flags.

Green Flag grp

Today Portmarnock was the proud recipient of the two major flags from An Taisce : The Green Coast Flag and Blue Flag.

TY  runs an environmental programme that involves marram grass planting and litter clean ups. Students from TY were invited to be part of the award ceremonies where the Minister for The Environment and Local Government made the awards. The awards took place at The Globe Monument and in The Sands Hotel.Min Coveney Grp

Graduation of the Class of 2016.

Ms Deeney Graduation 2016

An emotional and celebratory Graduation Ceremony was held on Monday 23 May. The students’ parents and guardians witnesses their sons’ and daughters’ rite of passage against an inspiring backdrop created by Mr Higgins depicting the flight of the Southern Cross from the Velvet Strand in 1930. The crew’s endeavour, resilience and determination complimented the theme ‘On Our Way’.Mr Maynes Grad 2016 Fr Garry celebrated mass followed by presentation of Mr Higgin’s beautiful yearbooks to each graduate. A reception organised by the Parents association followed and capped off a marvelous day. Thanks to Ms O’Driscoll and Ms McGlynn the choir and musicians were inspirational. Choir Graduation 2016Thanks to Ms Clarke and the Prefects for their organisation; to Mr Maynes for his leadership and to all who assisted to make it a fitting send off for our great sixth years.

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Grad reception

South Korean Principals delegation visit PCS.


Twenty five South Korean Principals came to PCS today to learn about our Transition Year Programme with a view to applying some aspects to their own curriculum. Ms Molamphy informed them about the Programme anP1090248 (1)d then they visited our TY Portfolio Assessments where students were being interviewed. They were very impressed with our methods but mostly with the confidence of our students. They were even more impressed by our #maplesotho project which won Young Social Innovators recently.image

Staff Development and Graduation Day.

This Friday 20 May is a Staff development Day so no classes will take place as per the calendar.This Monday 23 May is Graduation Day for our Sixth Years which commences at 2pm in the PE hall. To facilitate preparations all classes will finish at 11.15. The buses have been informed.