Well done to our Young Scientists!


Well done to our students and teachers – they represented PCS so well over the last few days and ‘Map A Difference’ was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ Award. There was great interest in both projects from the public, organisations and judges.

We had two teams representing PCS in the BTYST this week. Tom Finnucane, Colin McAndrew and Sam Barlow are the team behind ‘Map a Difference’ – a study of spatial data and its applications. Ravi Gollapalli and Darragh Bolger were heading up ‘Mobile Emergency – International Solutions’.

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Visit http://btyoungscientist.com/ for more information and to keep up to date with their progress. Check the photostream images of the teams engaging with the crowds.

Our thanks to them, their parents, Mr Fitzgerald and Ms Cronin.

Mentor Training in Restorative Practice.

ment-2The Mentoring Leadership Group in Transition Year completed their Restorative Training with Michelle Stowe, Ms Molamphy and Ms Malone. Students are taking part in a project where they will be mentoring First Years and engaging with first years using restorative skills to open communication within student groups. A great two days of training was had by all.

Click to here see a full article on the workshop by Mark Deveruex.

TY Play.


ty-playThe annual TY play for this year is ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austin.

This play is based on five sisters of an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, heartbreak and morality.

A group of Transition year students will be performing on the 30th of November and the 1st of December at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall. 

Tickets will be sold at break time and lunch time in the Assembly Hall. The ticket prices are as follows:

Student – €5
Adult – €7
Family (2 adults & 2 kids) -€12

This unmissable production is only on for two nights so make sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible before they are sold out!

TY Newsletter.

Since September a group of fourth years journalists have been working hard every Friday morning with Ms Bradley to create a newsletter.

The newsletter includes details of our activities in fourth year, school news, interviews, horoscopes, reviews and articles about  national and worldwide sporting events and current affairs. We are proud to say we have completed our first ‘Halloween Edition.’ Look out for copies of the newsletter in the Assembly Hall at break-time and you can also view it online at this link.

It took a lot of hard work from our very talented journalists and we hope you enjoy reading it.

Mark Devereux

Please click here to download a  PDF copy.