Reading through the Summer.

Reading

There has been a lot of work done by our Literacy team this year to promote reading and writing skills in PCS. As part of that project we encourage our students to read for enjoyment over the Summer months as recent research points to the importance of Summer reading to maintain and enhance literacy skills.

We have lists of recommended novels in the Literacy section above to assist with your choices.

Students of the Year Awards.

Congratulations to all of our students who have received their certificates having been nominated by their teachers for contributing to their subject in a positive way this year. One student from each year is rewarded for their enthusiasm and energy in the school community this year.

Aisling Moore - TY Student of the Year 2015

Aisling Moore – Fifth Year Student of the Year 2015

Maedbh Donnelly - TY Student of the Year.

Maedbh Donnelly – TY Student of the Year.

Cathal Donnelly - Second Year Student of the Year

Cathal Donnelly – Second Year Student of the Year

Third Year Student of the Year - Aliza Alias.

Aliza Alias – Third Year Student of the Year –

Caoimhe O'Reilly - First Year Student of the Year.

Caoimhe O’Reilly – First Year Student of the Year.

First Year Sport’s Day.

Tug of War

Well done to the members of the Student Council who brilliantly organised and ran a very enjoyable Sport’s Day for our First Years. Between the tug of war, egg and spoon races, relays and musical chairs there were a lot of very happy and tired students going home after a sunny day of fun.

First Year Sports day

Leinster Success.

Day one of the Leinster Finals brought more success for the Portmarnock athletes. It was a great day and a huge achievement for all athletes who made it to these championships.
Craig Giles had a wonderful race. It was very quick and Craig ran a well planned race and should be thrilled with his performance. Fingers crossed for the All Ireland’s.

Harry MacKeogh had a wonderful performance. It was a very quick race and Harrys performance was rewarded with a bronze medal. Congratulations!

Well done to Aaron Cullen who had a great start to his race but unfortunately not the finish we had hoped for.

Well done also to Johannes Borries who jumped 1.75m on Saturday in the inter boys high jump but was unfortunately out of the medals.

Well done to all athletes who competed in the competitions over the past few weeks. Keep the training up over the summer and here’s to a wonderful season next year.

Jim Gavin at Sports Awards.

 sports awards in 1995 when Dublin beat Tyrone in the All Ireland

Jim Gavin at the Sports Awards in 1995 when Dublin beat Tyrone in the All Ireland.

The Annual Sports Awards take place at 7.30 on Monday 11 May and we are delighted to announce that Jim Gavin, the Dublin Manager, will be making the presentations. All involved with sport in PCS this year are welcome as are their families. Thanks to all of the teachers who mentored their teams this year which involves a huge time and energy commitment.

Community and Comprehensive Schools Athletic Championships.

Shot Putt Santry

Thursday 7th of May proved another successful day for PCS Athletics. The venue was Morton Stadium, Santry and again we were very lucky with a rain free day!!

The day started successfully with numerous athletes finishing in the top 3 of the heats to make the finals. Later in the day Karl Lynch won the senior boys 200m, Fia Donnelly won the senior girls 200M, Mark Morris came 2nd in the 1st year boys 100m. The 800m proved a very strong event for PCS with gold medals for Alannah Byrne, Killian O’Driscoll, Stephen James and Craig Giles. Craig not only won the 800m but also set a new CCSAC record! The record breaking continued with Darragh Bolger breaking the senior boys record for shot put later in the day! The relay teams all did very well making the finals but were unlucky just to finish outside the medals. The afternoon tracks events were finished beautifully with a great win in the boys 1500m by Aaron Cullen. In the field events Johannes Borries came 2nd in the senior boys high jump and Grace MacKeever won silver in the 2nd year girls long jump.Athletics in Santry

Thanks to Ms Bunnett and Ms Cronin. Also to Brian Gillen for some excellent photographs here and in the Flicker feed.