There are photos on the right (credit: Mr. Fitzgerald) of students and teachers working hard to make Graduation a great success and a wonderful celebration for our Sixth-year students
The Rugby Gathering, an animation from PCS Transition Year, is currently in use by the Dublin Airport Authority in their Arrivals area. Thanks to Katie Jones, Jessie Whelan, Alex Strains, Rachel Howard, Pablo Lizaran, Adrian Ujma and their teacher Ms. Tynan.
TY students also get a mention in the Malahide Gazette for their work on mental health (here p4). There is more information on this further down this posting.
Liam Harbison, the chief executive of Paralympics Ireland and Chef de Mission of the Irish team at the London 2012 Paralympics spoke to Sixth-year students recently. Liam is a past pupil and his presentation was very well received. He emphasised the importance of change and always trying! Thanks to the teachers and Fifth-year students for making this event a memorable one for the departing sixth-year students (Photo: Paralympics Ireland)
The school will close at 12.05 on Monday 20th May to facilitate the Sixth-year Graduation ceremony which takes place at 2.00PM. 1st, 2nd. and 5th year Summer exam-timetable (here). Details of the Openet competition are in the previous posting below.
Over 200 people attended our annual Sports Awards recently. Past-pupil, Neil Doyle, presented the awards and spoke fondly of his school days and delivered inspiring words encouraging students to do great things with their lives. Mr. O’ Cearra presided over the ceremonies – thanks to all the teachers, parents, students and past-pupils who make so many sporting activities possible in PCS. It is intended to upload a comprehensive set of photos from the night shortly.
Congratulations to Ultan Ó’ Móráin who was runner up in the Best Project Award at SciFest recently. Ultan was demonstrating his proprietary algorithm to estimate real time wave height from video imagery for use in the surfing industry. This idea is behind Surfwatch, the award-winning Transition-year mini-company.
Congratulations also to Katie Jones who won a Tablet Computer at her T.Y. graduation from St. Patrick’s University Hospital. She is responsible for the tagline: We all suffer with mental health, some more then others, but if we all work together we can change stigma. Katie graduated with Ashling Whelan. They both presented the slides below to their peers in Transition Year.
Christine Campbell has been running Anyone 4 Science summer-camps in PCS for a number of years. These are the 2013 details: Science camp for MicroScientists – (10 – 12 year olds), Nano Scientists – (7 -9 year olds) and Pico Scientists ( 4 – 6 year olds).
These camps are packed with fun hands-on science, engineering and maths activities with age appropriate experiments covering botany, food science, plastics and energy awareness, pulleys and levers and much more. So if you want to know how to make a mechanism to lift an adult, how to make plastic, how strong jelly sweets are and even test sweets and fizzy drinks to see if there are differences between different brands this is the camp for you.
Camp dates – July 1 – 5 and July 29 – Aug 2.
Camp times 10 – 2pm each day Monday to Friday
Camp cost - €140
Ask for our €10 early booking discount which is available on all camps booked and paid for by May 31. Christine Campbell 0404-40563 / 087-6749608 email@example.com