First, Second and Fifth-year Christmas Exam timetables here.
Want to buy a book for Christmas? Click here for our suggestions for teenagers and young adults!
Thanks to Mr. Higgins for the Belfast photos in our Flickr stream.
The Carol Service will take place at 7.30PM on Tuesday 10th December in the school assembly hall. All are welcome, there is no charge, all we ask is that you come in a spirit of celebration! Mince-pies afterwards.
Christmas Trees go on sale this Saturday and Sunday in the School Car Park. Please support out Action Ireland Lesotho Fundraiser.
Thanks to Mark Nolan, Sarah Kelly and Rachel Martin, Sixth-year prefects who organised the recent piano-marathon. It was great to hear the sound of music in the school all day. Mr. Dempseys Assembly was impressive and many noted the lunchtime tone in the Assembly Hall. The money raise will be donated to Concern towards their Philippine Hurricane disaster fund.
Spring 2014 Adult Education classes are online in the Drop-down menu above.
Mr. McNeive has written a comprehensive report on Volleyball in the school so far this year. Read it here. Thanks to all the girls for their long and early hours of training!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our non-uniform day – we raised €1,800 for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
The Student Council and the Prefects are organising a hamper appeal for Brother Kevin’s Capuchin Day Centre. We encourage students to donate and believe many will. We will accept any food items students and their families wish to donate - the type of items we are looking for are non- perishable basic food stuffs like, Breakfast cereal, Rice, Pasta, Soup, Sauces, Canned Tuna and Salmon, Peanut Butter, Canned Stews and Chili, Tea Bags, Coffee (ground no beans), Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruits, Packaged Pasta (Macaroni & Cheese, etc. ), Juice Boxes, Granulated Sugar….. (Image: Caphucin Day Centre).
Thanks to all the students who helped decorate the school for the Carol-service and for Christmas.
First, Second, Fourth and Fifth-year Christmas Exam timetables here.
The Fifth-year Parent-Teacher Meeting scheduled for Monday 2nd December has been postponed until the New Year. Classes as normal on Monday.
The 3S Civil, Social and Political Education class visited the Dail and the Seanad recently as part of their Action Project. Thanks to Mr. Alan Farrell TD who sponsored the visit. Alan will be visiting the school shortly to talk to the Third-years about the political system and the life of a TD.
Congratulations to Cara McDowell, Transition-year, who has been selected for the Irish Sailing Association National 420 Squad. We are very proud that you represent Ireland in Imperia (Italy) in early December (Image: Cara McDowell). The photo is from the Ulster Championships in October at which Cara and her cousin were overall winners.
Congratulations also, to past-pupil Aisling Coughlan who was recently awarded the Gold Medal in Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin for her research in Genetics (Image: TCD).
There was great excitement around the school as students had a non-uniform-day and
some teachers and members of school-administration had a uniform-day.
Thanks to the all who supported the event and praise to the students and teachers (especially Ms. D. O’ Brien) who helped organise it and collect the money.
Portmarnock Community Association: Portmarnock Community School forged stronger links with the local area when four members of the Portmarnock Community Association visited the school. Representatives from the Student Council, the Prefects and Mark Nolan, Head Boy, attended this meeting. It is hoped that into the future, the PCA and PCS might work more closely together to help build and strengthen a nicer, better, healthier environment around our own Portmarnock area.
Ski-trip: There will be a parent/guardian information night on the Tuesday 3rd of December at 7:30pm in the school Assembly Hall in which, details will be given about the itinerary, what to bring, insurance etc. A parent/guardian and the student going skiing must attend this meeting.
The History Department have begun their Toward ’16 project to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising.Over the next 3 years we will be marking the anniversary of important events. This week we celebrate the foundation of the Irish Volunteer Force (IVF). On Easter Week approx. 1,500 members of the IVF took part in the Rising.
Concern Debate: Ms. Bradley and Mr. Cogavin write “We had a great time at the debate. The motion was “young people in Ireland are building a better world“. We were opposing the motion. Our captain was Marcel Wasko, and team members were Aisling Moore, Sean Dowd and Mark Nugent. We were against St Mary’s Diocesan School, Drogheda. St Mary’s won after an engaging and entertaining debate.”
Thank you to everyone involved in the TY play, The Taming of the Shrew. It was a wonderful success!
The photos in the stream on the right speak for themselves!
Staff and students congratulated Ms. Eithne Deeney on her recent appointment as Principal of Portmarnock Community School. There was a special Thought for the Day and a presentation from all members of the school-community. Ms. Deeney joined the teaching-staff in 1989 and is the first female Principal of PCS! As Sr. Ger said, in the spirit of the late Seamus Heeney, …. we hope you are glad that you chose to move from the North of the Country to the South, and that you do indeed see your recent appointment as the once in a life-time portent.
Commiserations to the U16 Hurlers who lost their recent final to Colaiste Choilm, Swords. Ian Garry was Man of the Match for PCS and Cian Hannon is credited with the best score. Thanks to mentors Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Behan.
The PCS Choir was invited to Dublin Airport to prepare for their Christmas festivities. Thanks to the students, Ms. O’ Driscoll and Ms. McGlynn.