Swimming for Aware.

The Aware Swim a Mile was held in the PSLC on the 10th April. Aware is an organisation that helps figAware pic_2ht Depression and would like to roll out a ” Beat the Blues” programme as part of the Transition Year programme in all second level schools in Ireland to help teenagers understand depression and to cope with stress and anxiety.

Congratulations to Ruby Flanagan from 1C and our own Ms O’Toole and Ms McDonald for completing the swim. Thank you to all who supported and sponsored them to help Aware. Portmarnock Community School raised a generous €340 for a wonderful cause.

Beach Study.

Beach studyOn Monday the 18th of April the class of 2K made their way down to Portmarnock Beach to conduct some practical field study work. The class measured and identified rocks, measured wave frequency and using their homemade viewfinders drew the many natural coastal features that can be found on Portmarnock beach. The students will use these results to describe the features of erosion and deposition found on Portmarnock beach and will all individually submit a project contributing to their end of year grade. Thanks to Mr Cogavin.

South Korean Visitors.

South Korean VisitA delegation from South Korea visited PCS to get an insight into our Transition Year Programme. The Education Department in South Korea are planning to introduce elements of TY into their curriculum and a larger group will be visiting next year.S Korean Visit Ms Molamphy, Ms Maguire, Ns Cronin, Mr Fitzgerald and Mr Behan demonstrated a few of the many aspects that make our TY programme an exciting and challenging one for students.

Gael Linn award for Head Boy.

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Congratulations to Sam Cox our Head Boy who was presented with a prize for his original drama as gaeilge centered around the events of 1916. The following is an excerpt:

Ó Cléirigh: Dúirt mé libh é! Bhí a fhios agam é! Chuala sibh mé.  Bhí sé de cheart againn é a fhagáil faoi Ó Pluingcéad.

Mac Piarais: Céard?!

Ó Chongaile: B’fhéidir go mbeidh sé níos… oiriunní é a léamh i nGaeilge, Padraig. Seans gurb í seo an  noiméaid is tabachtaí i stair na tíre.

Mac Piarais: Ba mhaith libh go rachainn, ar staighre Ard-oifig an Phoist, fógra I mo lámh agam agus é a léamh amach. I nGaeilge.

Ó Cléirigh: Díreach é.

Mac Piarais: Ní thuigfidís mé! Agus cad faoi na Mericeanaigh, agus na Sasanaigh? Beidh siad uile go léir ag gáire fúinn! “Féach orthu! Ní siad fiú in ann abairt a chur le chéile, agus tá said ag iarradh a bparlaimint féin a bheith acu?”

‘Grease’ is the word…

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SOLD OUT – Please do not come to the school unless you have a ticket.

This well known show is being performed by transition year students. Grease is a romantic comedy that features teen love and life in the 50’s. The musical talent in the school is immensely impressive and the show would not commence without our gifted orchestra and enthusiastic cast. Our cast and crew are currently involved in rehearsals and are dedicated to making this show a success. The show is brought to life by our wonderful teachers who have given up their time to choreograph, direct and guide the students to a great show. Running from the 19th to the 22nd of April, this show promises to be a great night for all. Prices range from €5 for a student, €10 for an adult, and €15 for a family of 4.

For a Youtube video of rehearsals click here.

For interviews with the cast and crew click here.

On Thursday 14th April some of the cast of ‘Grease’ visited one of our local primary schools, St. Marnock’s National School in Portmarnock.Grease PS

We performed a number of songs from the show and we received a wonderful reaction from the great audience. We’d like to thank the staff and students from St. Marnock’s for being such an attentive and supportive audience!

Seachtain Na Gaeilge.

As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge our Irish Teachers organised a fun Spelling Bee.

Ravi Gollapolli won first prize, Brendan Fitzsimons won second prize and Megan O’ Connor was in third place.Seachtain

Comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí ón idirbhliain a bhuaigh duaiseanna sa chomórtas “spelling bee” as Gaeilgea tharla dé Máirt seo chaite mar pháirt de Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as.