Shadowy characters spotted in K5!

A ‘multobitumis’, a bat-dragon, a winged fish, a moss-covered dinosaur, a minotaur, and a sentient durian – just some of the otherworldly shadow creations made by Mr. Williams’ second year art class for their end of term project. Working from their imaginations to dream up fantasy worlds, students researched, designed and constructed prosthetics to transform themselves into alien ’shapeshifters’, revealed only in shadow.

Well done to Gregory Peyton, Annette Saidléar, Eve Donnellan-Murphy, Christopher Leavey-Stewart, Euan Burke, Nunghthida Phoomchaichot and Mr Williams for an inspiring and creepy design project. To see all of the photos in full size see the flickr photo feed on the right.

Graduations and Awards – Celebrations and Surprises.

There was a wonderful surprise in store for the audience at our  Graduation Celebration on Monday 22 May. As parents and teachers replaced our own fantastic choir and sang a beautiful version of ‘I hope You Dance’ the students were visibly moved and genuinely surprised. The time spent in secret rehearsals paid off and proved to be the highlight of an enjoyable and nostalgic day.


Thanks to Ms Norris, Ms O’Driscoll, Ms McGlynn, Mr Maynes, Mr Fitzgerald the Sixth Year Tutors and everyone involved behind the scenes.

The TY Graduation Evening was a marvelous celebration of the students’ achievements during their very busy year. Thanks to Ms Molamphy, Ms Gaffney and the whole TY Team for a great year.







Congratulations too to Aaron Connolly of 1C who was awarded third place in the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition 2017. He is pictured here with his proud Maths Teacher Ms Maher.






Our Students of the Year can be viewed under our Academic Achievement page.


Power(ful) Points from Ms Kernan’s First Year Class.

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:

New Prefects announced.

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.

Head Boy:               Ravi Gollapalli
Head Girl:                Emma Ford
Deputy Head Boy:  Adam Hickey
Deputy Head Girl:  Clodagh McCarthy

Athletics News.

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!!

Chocolatiers for the Day!

Transition Year students attended Butler’s Chocolate Factory on Monday 15th May. Students got a tour of the production line, sampled some handmade delicacies and decorated their own chocolate elephant. A great chocolate filled day was had by all. Thanks to Ms Tolan and Ms McWilliams.

New Deputy Principals.


                                                Date: Thursday 25 May 2017

Congratulations to Ms Orla Molamphy and Ms Helen Dargan who have been appointed as Deputy  Principals in Portmarnock Community School with effect from 1st September, 2017.