PCS come second in the world.

imageLatest news: Congratulations to our team who came second in the world in Manilla today. It is an amazing achievement and the whole school community are very proud of our social innovators.

The title holders of the Young Social Innovators of the Year 2016, Global Citizens – Mapping the Future who are from Portmarnock Community School, Dublin, will represent Ireland in the prestigious youth entrepreneur contest, the SAGE World Cup in Manila this week.

The team has worked hard to develop a humanitarian mapping community that can help countries to determine land boundaries. The team worked to digitally create an online map of Lesotho in Africa. The Minister for Local Government and Chieftainship from Lesotho visited the school to give her thanks to the students for their efforts and to emphasise the importance of the work the students are undertaking.

The team of intrepid Transition Year students developed their project as part of the Young Social Innovators’ Action Programme 2016. They were one of over 450 teams throughout Ireland to take part in this year’s programme. The team was selected by YSI, which is the National Co-ordinating body for SAGE, to represent Ireland this year at the SAGE World Cup in Manila. The will make a 35-minute live presentation to a panel of business and educational experts about their innovative design and plans for the future. They will compete against other groups of young people from 20 countries around the world. The overall SAGE World Cup Winner will be announced on August 15th at a gala awards ceremony and the students will be accompanied to Manila by their teachers / YSI Guides, Colette Cronin and Niall Fitzgerald.


(Thanks to YSI)

Official Visit from Lesotho Ministry.


Minister for state at Foreign Affairs Joe Mc Hugh, The Honourable Minister Dr. Sekatle, Minister Alan Farrell, Senator James Reilly meet with Ms. Deeney, Ms. Cronin and Colin McAndrew at a dinner in The Grand hotel on the occasion of the official visit of The Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship to Ireland. The dinner was hosted by Fingal CC.

Come on Ireland! More support needed.


Earlier this year Portmarnock Community School won Young Social Innovators with their project “Global Citizens Mapping The Future”. From an entry over 7,000 students nationally the students from Portmarnock community School came out on top with their innovative project designed to assist developing countries. They now travel to The Philippines in August as one of 32 countries where they will showcase the use of technology as a tool for the combat of global issues such as global warming, food security, access to water and other issues facing our global village.

The team travelling consists of Emma Ford, Colin McAndrew, Ravikanth Gollaplli and Anbu Sundaravadivelu. They are four students of 12 who won the national award. The international competition will allow only a team of four to represent their country in Manila.

The students will host a table quiz in The Martello Room in the Portmarnock Sport and Leisure Centre on Friday July 8th beginning at 7.30. Teams of for will contest a fun event and and you can join local celebrities in supporting these students as they represent Ireland in such a prestigious event.

To see this North County Leader Article in full click here.

School Calendar and First week Details.


To view the 2016/17 School Calendar click here..

For booklists please click ‘About Us’ and ‘Booklist’ above to access all years.

Lockers are available through the ‘Easy Payments’ button on the left. Students must provide their own locks – medium sized. Lockers are allocated on a random basis.

Journals will be available from Tuesday 30 August in school.

Talks and an App for Concerned Parents.

The North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (RDATF) have asked us to let you know about a series of talks for parents and a free app:  “We recently launched the free drug-education app, SAND – Substance Abuse North Dublin. The Task Force developed the app in consultation with community stakeholders and young people from the region, as a drug-education tool for young people and parents. It is available for download, just search ‘sand drugs’ in the app/play store.”

Click here and here for more information on the talks in Swords and the app.

Well done Craig!

imageCraig Giles ran a phenomenal race today and placed 2nd in the All-Ireland’s!! He competed in the U16 mile and ran a great time of 4 mins 37 secs. He placed himself in the top group from the beginning of the race and kept his position through some pushing and pressure from other athletes, but held his own to give a strong performance and a great finish. His hard work and training really showed and the school is very proud of the strong senior athlete he is maturing into. Well done Craig!!

Students of the Year 2016.

Students of the Year 2016

1st Year          Ava Scannell

 Ava Scannell

2nd Year         Caoibhe Bolger

Caoibhe Bolger

3rd Year        Lauren Comiskey

 Lauren Comiskey





4th Year          Rian McCarthy

 Rian McCarthy

5th Year          Katelyn Roche

 Katelyn Roche

Public Speaking 2016 : Diandra Reddin (2G)

Diandra Reddin

TY Graduation.

TY Night

Well done to our TY students who had a wonderful opportunity to display their very impressive portfolios on Tuesday night. They were justly rewarded for their hard work throughout a packed programme during which they developed the skills and resilience they will need in the years ahead. Parents were delighted to be able to see the results of the students and teachers dedication to our renowned PCS TY programme. Mr Dempsey TY

Thanks go to Ms Molamphy, TY coordinator, Mr Dempsey, Year Head and all of the tutors and teachers who made this night and year very special.

Minister Simon Coveney Presents Blue and Green Coast Flags.

Green Flag grp

Today Portmarnock was the proud recipient of the two major flags from An Taisce : The Green Coast Flag and Blue Flag.

TY  runs an environmental programme that involves marram grass planting and litter clean ups. Students from TY were invited to be part of the award ceremonies where the Minister for The Environment and Local Government made the awards. The awards took place at The Globe Monument and in The Sands Hotel.Min Coveney Grp