The PE Dept. have just heard that they have won a prize for entering the Irish School’s Irish Life Fitness Challenge. The prize is a coaching session with Irish Champion and former 4th place Olympian Hurdler, Thomas Barr.
Well done to all Junior Students in completing their Bleep test last week. The students are encouraged to get extra active over the next 6 weeks before being retested. We hope to see an improvement in fitness levels over that time. So join a school team, Athletics (7:30am Friday’s) or get involved in any extra movement to aid your fitness.
Maths Week is 14th October to 22nd October. Portmarnock Community School have some exciting events planned for the week.
PCS is bringing the entire 1st year cohort to watch ‘Maths Magic’ with Fernando Blasco in Engineers Ireland on Tuesday 17th October. Dr Fernando Blasco uses magic to introduce his audience to topics such as prime numbers, knot theory, suduko, number systems, mind games, Rubik’s cube or quick calculations. It promises to be a very exciting show.
There will be Junior and Senior Maths question of the day for all our budding Mathematicians to solve. A Junior and Senior question will be posted all around the school, with the help of Ms McDonald’s 4th year Maths class in the morning. Answers need to be submitted into the Maths Solution box on stage in the Assembly all, by 1.15pm everyday, for Mr O’Reilly to announce the winners the following morning. Yes, there will be a wonderful prize for each of our winners!!!
Finally, our grand finale is the Rubik’s Rumble on Friday the 20th October. All students are invited to complete the Rubik’s Cube as quickly as possible against our resident expert Mr David Clarke. The Rumble will take place on Stage in the Assembly Hall at 1.10pm. Enter students, if you dare!!!
The Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley made a special presentation to PCS students whose Lesotho mapping project won the SAGE World Cup for social innovation.
The team pitched to the Responsible Innovation Summit in Corke Park and got feedback from world leading Social Entrepeneurs.
We are advising that a new anonymous messaging app associated with Snapchat called ‘Sarahah’ facilitates online bullying. For details and advice: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/sarahah www.webwise.ie
Please click here to download Ms Molamphy’s TY Presentation.
The Trinity Walton Club is calling for applicants. We have had students attend this club and it has been of great benefit to them.
The club programme runs for 30 weeks during the academic year. Sessions are three hours each Saturday.
All students interested in joining the club must complete the online application form and sit an entrance assessment at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 16th of September.
Our online enrolments are still available for the Autumn term. Great variety of courses with something for all interests. Still looking for a few students for Creative Writing, Cooking, First Aid, Forensic Science, Golf, Guitar, Photography, Italian, Spanish, Bridge and Ballroom dancing.
Classes start next week (week of 25th Sept.). More info under the Adult Education Tab at the top, or check out our new brochure here.
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.
For full details download the Press Release
Check out this article in the ‘Fingal Independent’ and this one in ‘Business World’
Ms Kernan asked 1N to present Powerpoints on energy and was electrified by the the high standard of the science projects.
Joel Kombara did his presentation on the general heading of ‘Energy’
Niall Heeney and Ben Mc Carthy were gas with their ‘Fossil Fuels’
Sarah O’ Flaherty and Leah Foran shone with ‘Solar Energy’. ‘Nuclear Power’ by Emile Meister, Dumebi Nwosu and Darragh Hogan got a great reaction and ‘Water Power’ by Lauren Upton was dam good. (Sad puns supplied by Mr Clarke). Well done to 1N and Ms Kernan. Click on the Powerpoints below to view them: