Bond Traders.

TY Business students went to the Heilix today to participate in a Bond trading workshop and competition. Congratulations to Hannah O’ Flaherty, Colm O’Connor, Luke Clancy and Robert Richmond on coming 6th in the Bank of Ireland bond trading competition for North County Dublin. Congratulations to Suzannah Quinn on winning a spot prize of two Rugby tickets. Well done to all TY Business students that took part and thanks to Ms Tolan and Ms Breen.

Numeracy Week in PCS.

Numeracy week takes place from Monday 6 March. It aims to further raise awareness of the importance of problem solving skills and how they can be applied in everyday situations. There will be puzzles to be solved, prizes to be won and the unveiling of our Numeracy Board.

Thanks to the Numeracy Committee of teachers and Mr Murphy’s Numeracy Team of TY students.

Visit the library during the week and look out for the table in the assembly Hall on Friday.

As part of our numeracy week there will be a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ challenge, the winner will be the person who guesses correctly or who is closest to.

The jar of sweets will be displayed in the assembly hall on Friday and email Ms Maguire with your answer. One entry per student. Good luck.
There will be a treasure hunt around the school on Friday clue sheets will be available from the library.

Well done to our Young Scientists!


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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.