More than twenty Danish students visited our school as part of a cultural exchange programme. They visited classes and were taught the subtleties of hurling before playing volleyball. Thanks to Mr Higgins for organising the visit.
Every student enjoyed a very special conclusion to Friendship Week on Friday thanks to the range and depth of talent of their fellow students. We experienced choirs, impressions, dancing, bands and soloists throughout the day. Thanks to Ms O’Driscoll for organising this annual celebration of the talent and fun to be found in our students. Thanks also to Ms McGlynn and Mr Maynes, our sound technicians. Well done to the Transition Year music students for their event management.
This week is Friendship Week in Portmarnock Community School when we celebrate kindness and equip students to deal with unkindness. There are presentations, classes on cyberbullying, quizzes and music with a grand finale on Friday when students from all years perform for their friends on stage. The presentation on cyberbullying is viewable by clicking here.
Our Parents’ Association AGM is on Thursday 2nd October at 7.30pm. It is a great way to get involved in a meaningful way in your son/daughter’ school. All parents/guardians welcome. We are also looking for new members this year and would ask any parent /guardian who can spare one evening a month ( max one and a half hours ) to join the committee. Tea /coffee will be served afterwards.
Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU talked to PCS teachers about the latest developments in education today. He was presented with a limited print by our Principal Eithne Deeney. Thanks to Valerie Cullen-Herbert and Nicolina Fitzpatrick, parents’ representatives on the Board of Management for arranging this very informative presentation.
All First Year Parents and Guardians are invited to attend an Information Evening at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 30 September. There will be a presentation on study techniques and our prefects will be explaining their role in ensuring your son/daughter settles in to our community. You will also see the cyberbullying presentation being given at assembly this week. There will be refreshments afterwards.
The Adult Education Programme for the Autumn Term begins Tues 23rd. September. The following classes are running:
- Art / Painting,
- Learn to Bake (full),
- First Aid,
- iPad, Tablet and Smartphone training
- Spanish (starts Tues 7th Oct.)
- Yoga (starts 7:15pm)
- Pilates (starts 7pm)
- Creative Writing (Starts 30th Sept.)
- Ballroom Dancing (Saturday 11am)
If you wish to join a class you can just turn up tomorrow night. Further info available in the Adult Education Section.