Congratulations to our Young Social Innovators Ahmed, Ravi, Luke and Colin who came first in the Sage World Cup 2017 in Odessa. Their project was developed from their online mapping of Lesotho and focuses on apps to assist the emergency services. This is a massive achievement for the team and is a result of very hard work and support from their mentors Ms Cronin and Mr Fitzgerald.
Congratulations to our new Prefects who were announced today by Ms Clarke and Mr Dempsey at Assembly. Well done to all who took part in the process and thank you to the tutors for their time at the interview stage. We look forward to working with all of our student leaders over the next school year. A full list is available here.
Congratulations to Aaron Cullen 3F and Craig Giles 4G who have both qualified for the All-Ireland Track and Field Competition which takes place in Tullamore on Saturday 3rd June.
Aaron finished first in his U16 Mile race. He ran a very tactical and fast race with a finishing time of 4 min 42 seconds. Aaron has grown into such a mature athlete that is improving his running with every race.
Craig won the 800m race and also received the FISEC Maastricht Cup, again a very tactical and fast race sub 2 minutes (1.58). Craig also competed in the 1,500m and placed second which qualifies him to compete in both races in Tullamore. To qualify in both races and to recover so quickly is a testiment to his dedicated approach to training every week.
The club and school are very proud that the boys will represent the school at such a prestigious sporting event. Best of Luck!!
Well done to our student team of Global Citizens Mapping the Future who won the Step Up Challenge Category at the Young Social Innovators Final in the National Conference Centre this week. The team also participated in the Digital Champions Event in DCU (see below). Special thanks to Mr Fitzgerald and Ms Cronin their mentors.
Digital Champions DCU
With Minister Denis Naughten. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Well done to all of our acts, fund raisers and music team who raised almost €2000 for Alone and Temple Street while celebrating the burgeoning talent in PCS with a great night of entertainment and fun. Particular thanks to Ms O’Driscoll, Ms McGlynn and Mr Maynes for their time and hard work.
From the 2nd to the 5th of May our Student Council will be conducting a week around Inclusion and Equality. This week aims to highlight the uniqueness of our diverse community. The schedule for the week is as follows:
Tuesday: Quiz during religion classes. Through this quiz, we hope to increase an understanding and tolerance towards each other.
Wednesday: LGBT Awareness Day. We request students to wear an extra article of clothing separate to their school uniform referring to the rainbow flag. This could be a pin, different colour socks etc.
Thursday: Gender Equality Day. We are lucky to have a speaker come in and speak to our classes about Gender Equality.
Friday: Culture Day. We hope to celebrate culture around the world on this day.
Congratulations to our Young Social Innovators Team ‘Global Citizens Mapping the Future’ who have been informed that they are representing Portmarnock Community School in the All Ireland Final on 11 May. Good luck to the very hard working students and mentors. Click for shortlist.