The Powerpoint Slides from the Information Evening for Parents/Guardians of students entering Fifth Year is here.
For Parents/Guardians of Incoming First Years: If you want more curriculum details on the subjects you are choosing with your son/daughter this website has concise information.
You can access the Mock Exams Timetable here.
Friday 19th Staff Training. School will end at 12.30pm.
Saturday 20th Incoming First Year Assessments (See below)
Monday 22nd TY Talk for Third Year Parents/Guardians. 7.30pm.
Tuesday 23rd Staff Meeting. Classes start at 9.25.
First Year PTM in the PE Hall 4.15pm to 6.45pm. Classes finish at 3.15.
Thursday 25th CAO Talk for Sixth Year Parents/Guardians. 7.30pm.
Monday 29th Junior Cycle Information Evening for Parents/Guardians of First and Second Years. 7.30pm.
Mock Exams and TY Work Experience commence for two weeks.
Thursday 1st JCT Training Day – school closed for students.
There will be an Information Evening for Parents/Guardians of First and Second Year Students on the new Junior Cycle Programme on Monday 29th January at 7.30pm. This will explain the principles, skills, assessments and practicalities of the Junior Cycle as they apply to your son/daughter.
Due to the Department of Education and Skills’ current changes to Junior Cycle, Grade Descriptors have now been included in the Christmas Exam Reports for subjects currently working within the new Junior Cycle Framework.
The following is an explanation of the Grade Descriptors, in line with the State Examination Commission’s grading of the Final Examination of Junior Cycle at the end of Third Year. These Descriptors will also be used on school reports for Junior Cycle students where appropriate.
Grade Descriptor Percentage
Distinction 90 – 100%
Higher Merit 75 – 89%
Merit 55 – 74%
Achieved 40 – 54%
Partially Achieved 20 – 39%
No Grade 0 – 19%
There will only be one day of assessment this year. It will take place on Saturday 20th January from 9.30am to 12.30pm. This involves a multiple choice assessment of Numerical, Verbal and Spatial Awareness skills and no preparation is necessary.
The doors of the PE Hall will open at 9.00AM to accept the students.
Students should bring
- the subject choice form
- the Internet policy form
- the medical condition form
Students should wear their present uniform and have pens, pencils, sharpeners and erasers.
The PE Hall is the large building on the right as you enter the school. Cars may be parked in the basketball courts which are located on the right just before the sports hall.
Parents are asked that they do not enter the Hall with their children and are waiting at 12.30 to pick up their sons/daughters.
The new Spring 2018 term for Adult Education is starting this Saturday 20th Jan. and next week. Our enrolments are still open via the easypaymentsplus payment system. Click on the button below. Great choice of courses taught by excellent tutors at great value.
An update of courses running and those needing more students is available here.
Congratulations to the Senior Debating team who sealed their third successive victory in @ConcernDebates .PCS travelled to St. Aidan’s and opposed the motion ‘China is good for Africa.’ Well done to captain Robert Richmond and speakers Sean Hunt, Laura Puig and Aaron Cullen. pic.twitter.com/nnVwoj5KBg
— Portmarnock CS (@PortmarnockCS) December 8, 2017