The Mock Exams commence on Monday 6 February for Sixth Years and Tuesday 7 February for Third Years. You can download the timetable here.
The Concern Senior Debating Competition for 2016/2017 has come to an end for Portmarnock Community School. Our final debate took place in Mount Anville Secondary School in Goatstown on Monday evening where we opposed the motion ‘The EU should be disbanded.’ Both teams presented thought-provoking arguments and Mount Anville’s proposing team emerged as victors. Cormac Donnelly captained the PCS team and was joined by David Carey, Robert Richmond and Ailbhe Quearney.
Our enrolments are still available for the Spring term. You can enrol online using the easy payments button at the side of the page, or if you have any queries please call 018038069 or email email@example.com for more info. The Adult Ed section of the website is now updated with a list of classes running and those in need of more students.
Donal Kearney of Fingal Academy if Music visited PCS this week searching for talent. Look here to read Donal’s blog about the visit.
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’.
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.
As a reward for raising the largest sum of money in last year’s Sponsored Walk, the Parents’ Association kindly funded a cinema trip for class 2B. On Wednesday 21st December the class went to see ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ accompanied by their tutor, Ms Bradley and Ms Glover. They had a great day and the students would like to sincerely thank the Parents’ Association for their generosity.
Well done to the 1st and 2nd Year Girls Spikeball teams. Both teams managed to qualify for the All-Ireland Competition to be held in January following the regional finals today (Monday). Both teams finished 2nd in their groups before beating their opposition in the regional semi final stage to advance to the big day out in UCD where they will face 7 other schools from around the country. The teams were: 1st yr: Molly Johnston, Niamh Costello, Amy Gleeson, Ciara Whyte, Abbie Byrne, Eva Hakim, Danielle McFadden. 2nd Yr: Rebecca Cooke, Ciara Mullin, Marina Krasteva, Emily O Shea, Sophie McGlynn. (Photos in photo stream)
Classes will finish at 12.15 on Thursday 22 December.