Congratulations to the Senior Debating team who sealed their third successive victory in @ConcernDebates .PCS travelled to St. Aidan’s and opposed the motion ‘China is good for Africa.’ Well done to captain Robert Richmond and speakers Sean Hunt, Laura Puig and Aaron Cullen. pic.twitter.com/nnVwoj5KBg
— Portmarnock CS (@PortmarnockCS) December 8, 2017
Congratulations to the Concern Debate Team who won their debate against an impressive Loreto On The Green team on Tuesday the 22nd of November, successfully proposing the motion that: “In order for women to access leadership roles there must be gender quotas.” Well done to the team of Evelin, Aodhan, Aaron and Laura and thanks to Mr Cogavin and Ms Bradley.
On Thursday 16th November the Irish Olympian Thomas Barr trained our students in a two hour session. The school won this amazing training session as a prize for competing in the Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge.
The event was supported by Irish Life Health and they work in close partnership with Dublin City University and the creator of the Irish Schools’ Fitness Challenge, Professor Niall Moyna.
Thomas was so generous with his time and the school is still buzzing with excitement from the event and the lucky students who got to participate #RaisedTheBarr thoroughly enjoyed it! Who knows he may have inspired future Olympians!
For a full report click here.
Josh Tighe Fitzgerald, Aaron Cullen and Adam Doyle visit Country Crest North County Dublin growers and food producers. Tony Doyle and Country Crest are helping students prepare their project for YSI titled ‘Low Till High Tech’. The project looks at soil types and tilling and seed planting. Country Crest will recycle an old bicycle into a plough and the students will create a soil map of Lesotho.
Visit to Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford for the study of soil maps.
We offer our congratulations to the following students of the Class of 2017 who have been awarded Entrance Exhibition Awards by their universities as a result of their very high academic performance in the Leaving Certificate examination:
Christine Blott, Kate Fagan, Louise Fagan, Patrick Eccles and Ross Oglesby will receive awards from Trinity College and Roisin Dowd will receive her award from University College Dublin next week.
Our annual celebration of the deep talent in Portmarnock Community School took place on Friday 27th October. The Concert is the highlight of Friendship Week and features singers, groups, musicians, dancers and others. The students are given an opportunity to show their talent in a supportive environment which encourages others to get involved. Thanks to Ms O’Driscoll, Ms McGlynn, Mr Maynes, Mr Murphy and all of the students for their hard work. We also had a visit from Sam Maguire to cap a great day in PCS.
Well done to recipients of Academic Awards who were celebrated for their hard work and achievements in the State Exams on Thursday 19th October. This evening of celebration’s guest speaker was Michael Staines. Details and images can be seen here.