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.
The second years who study Spanish had a talk by the Education Adviser from the Spanish Embassy in Ireland. He talked about different aspects of Spanish culture such as food, literature, history as well as discussing some facts about the Spanish economy. At the end of the talk the students had a quiz in groups to test their understanding.
The talk was greatly enjoyed by students. Here is a picture of the proud winners with their diplomas. ¡Enhorabuena chicos!
The Prefects are asking all students to wear imaginative footwear on Wednesday 22 March to raise funds for ‘Walk in My Shoes’. They will be visiting classrooms to collect two euro which will go towards supporting teenagers with mental health issues.
Congratulations to Christopher McFadden who has been informed by the German Embassy that his exceptional performance in his JC German has qualified him for a Scholarship to study in Germany. Christopher finished in the top 25 in Ireland. Congratulations also of course to his teacher, Ms Gaffney.
Last week, some 5th year students studying Spanish accompanied by their teachers Ms. Cosgrove and Ms. Leggett, went to the Spanish Institute in Dublin 2. We attended a course in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Spanish. Students rotated through 4 different lab-tables in which they performed different experiments with ingredients such as milk, eggs, vegetables and fruit. These experiments were coordinated by four scientists from the SEBBM (the Spanish Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society).
The students really enjoyed combining their Science knowledge and Spanish and there was a great excitement when students managed to fry an egg using cold ethanol and made an egg bounce like a rubber ball with the use of vinegar!
We hope this trip inspired students to see the uses of studying a foreign language in school and how it can be used in a very wide variety of career paths.
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.