1st, 2nd. and 5th year Summer exam-timetable (here). Leaving Certificate timetable (here). Junior Certificate timetable (here). Information for Leaving Certificate students and parents/guardians from Mr. Farrell (here). Third year block timetable (here).
Last week was one of the busiest in the life of the school and a variety of activities are found below and in the photos on the right. We have re-branded our PCS Flickr photo-stream and hope you like the results (here).
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Joe Costello T.D., accompanied by his wife, Ms. Emer Costello, Member of the European Parliament, presented certificates of appreciation to students at an award ceremony in PCS recently.
The students were congratulated and acknowledged by His Excellency Paramnte Phamtose, the Lesotho Ambassador to Ireland, Cllr. Cian O’Callaghan, Fingal Mayor, Mr. Fran Whelan CEO Action Ireland Trust and Ms. Eithne Deeney, Acting Principal
It was a wonderful evening of celebration of what is best about PCS students. The minister acknowledged the recent Eco Unesco award for “Local to Global” won by the students . The tributes from The Ambassador, The Mayor, Fran Whelan and Ms. Deeney were glowing and well deserved. Seán Egan responded impressively on behalf of the students.
Green-flag Award Ceremony
Congratulations to the Green Schools Committee who were awarded the Green Flag by the Mayor of Fingal, Cian O’Callaghan recently. Thanks to Mr. McDermott and the students for their commitment to the environment in PCS.
First Years and the draught-excluder snakes that they have made from fully recycled materials! Fifth-Year International students on their way home. Slán!
More details of our ECO_UNESCO success below…and a full report (PDF) here
We spotted this photo recently in the Irish Times (the Fighting Words supplement). Kelly and Deirdre from 5th Year are both pictured with Mr. Michael D. Higgins, Uachtarán na hÉireann. Their writing can be read here. (Picture: the Irish Times). Well done!
Graduation Monday 20th May
We recently celebrated Graduation Day with our sixth year students – the class of 2013. Seize the day was the theme chosen for this year’s celebration.
Sinead Fagan and Robert Hammond – both Leaving Cert. Art students, depicted the theme very beautifully on the cover of the graduation booklet. Fr. Eddie Deeney, an SMA priest from Dromantine, outside Newry, celebrated Mass with us. Fr. Deeney had been involved with the sixth year group when they went to Dromantine for their retreat last November, and it was fitting that he was able to join with us for Monday’s celebration. A huge amount of hard work and preparation went into planning the day. Our thanks to everyone involved in any way – staff, students and parents, for making the day the fantastic celebration and success that it was. Once again, congratulations and very best wishes to the class of 2013, and the very best of luck over the next two weeks of final preparation for the exams. (Photo: Mr. O’ Mahony).
Congratulations to “Make a Difference”, a Transition Year team from PCS, who received the “Local to Global” award in the ECO_UNESCO Young Environmentalists Awards 2013. The award was presented by Mr. Michael D. Higgins, Uachtarán na hÉireann.Sean Egan writes: We’re delighted to receive the recognition that the vital work Action Ireland Trust deserves. (Photo: Mr. Fitzgerald).
Katie wrote the tagline: We all suffer with mental health, some more then others, but if we all work together we can change stigma. (Photo: Mr. O’ Mahony)
Past-pupil and actor Paul Reid was spotted in the school in the last few days. Paul recently played Gar Public in Brian Friel’s Philadelphia Here I Come! in London’s West End. He will be in Dublin’s Project at the end of May (here) in his one man show, Man of Valour. (Photo: The Lisa Richards Agency).
Walk In My Shoes are showcasing their project with this photo-montage from PCS (more details here).