Odyssey…

Updated, Tuesday 20th – including Graduation and Sports Awards photos on the Flickr stream.

Sixth-year Graduation took place recently. The theme of this years Graduation was Odyssey and you can read more about the choice of theme here, which is also reflected in the art-work on the right. 

There are many photos in the stream on the right from the potato harvest in Lesotho, the Action Ireland Certificate Ceremony, Neil Doyle speaking to the Sixth-years, the Sports Awards, Graduation and more. Please take some time to look in on them. Thanks to all the photographers.

Mr. Fitzgerald writes about the photos from Lesotho “Students from Hlalele harvest crop of potatoes. Their first commercial crop was of two acres yielding twenty tons of potatoes. We hope they will move on to harvest a five acre crop and begin to sell to supermarkets and hotels in the capital Maseru“.

The Parents’ Association have posted advance notice of the Annual Book and Uniform Sale on 25th June here.

Mr. Conroy writes “Our 1st Year Boys Gaelic Football team competed in the Dublin A championship and for the first time in the school’s history the team progressed to the Dublin semi-final. With some excellent wins over St. Kevin’s and St. Fintan’s and despite a loss to Ardscoil Ris the team still progressed to the quarter final, where they had an excellent win over Colaiste Eanna. In the semi-final the team lost narrowly to a strong St. Aidans.”

First, Second, Fourth and Fifth-year Exam timetables and Exam rules are hereThird-year Timetable (26th, 27th and 28th May here)

TY students and parents please note:Transition-year examinations in Irish, English, Maths and a Continental Language will take place on Thursday and Friday, 22nd and 23rd May, one week later than on the school-calendar.

Mr. McNeive sent an email to all students about the Lenovo G.A.A. Skills Hub here.

 

Classes will end at 11.15 on Monday 19th May

Sixth-year Graduation will take place on Monday 19th May. The theme of this years Graduation is Odyssey and you can read more about the choice of theme here. Classes will finish at 11.15 on Monday in order to facilitate preparation for the Graduation ceremony.

Mr. Clarke writes “Neil Doyle, Director of Bedford Consultancy in London and past pupil, spoke to the Sixth years today to mark the end of formal classes. The students heard all about ‘slow thinking’ and the ‘fat tail’ of high earners they can join when they refuse to accept failure as a label. Ina Caul and Luke Twomey touched hearts with poignant songs. Refreshments followed during which students had an opportunity to thank their teachers“.

The Parents’ Association have posted advance notice of the Annual Book and Uniform Sale on 25th June here.

John Giles Tribute

 

Mr. McDermott writes “6 students from class 2K will represent PCS in the National Final of the One Good Idea project at the Mansion House next Friday. Their idea is very simple. It is that we all can bring the good practices regarding Energy Conservation and recycling practiced in the home environment to the school environment. To help them with this project we have created 6 surveys, one for each year. We are asking you to please complete the survey for your relevant year group. It should take approximately 30 seconds. The first one hundred replies from each year group will be entered in a draw”.

Thanks to Mr. Fitzgerald for the many photographs from the Action Ireland Certificate Ceremony. There is a full report here.

First, Second, Fourth and Fifth-year Exam timetables and Exam rules are hereThird-year Timetable (26th, 27th and 28th May here)

TY students and parents please note:Transition-year examinations in Irish, English, Maths and a Continental Language will take place on Thursday and Friday, 22nd and 23rd May, one week later than on the school-calendar.

Sports Awards

Updated Tuesday 13th

Classes will end at 11.15 on Monday 19th May to facilitate the Sixth Year Graduation.

There is a full TY Notices update here. TY Portfolios: TY students are to note carefully their times for their portfolio interview on Wednesday 14th OR 21st May. Please note also attendance requirements on these dates.

Our annual Sports Awards on Monday 12th March with Guest-speaker John Giles were a great success. Photos to follow.  Ina Caul, Sixth-year writes about our recent Athletics successes here.

Fiachra Verjans MacDermott writes about his Archery achievements. “I recently qualified to compete in the European Junior Archery Championships. I am one of only two Irish archers competing in the competition which takes place in Slovenia (May 19th – 25th). My qualification comes after I successfully defended my Irish Indoor archery cadet record, and became the first Cadet to also win the Senior Men’s title in the same competition.”

On Friday 9th May Ms Norris and Ms Bradley accompanied their Fifth-year English classes to the Irish Film Institute to see ‘I’m Not Scared‘, the film that the students are studying as part of their comparative course for their Leaving Certificate English. This was a great opportunity to see the film on the big screen and the experience was enjoyed by all involved.

Ms Bradley writes “Congratulations to Second-year students Ailbhe Quearney and Megan Healy whose short stories were shortlisted for the Irish Times Fighting Words Supplement 2014.  Their work has been forwarded to Newstalk, who requested some pieces of short fiction by young writers and who hope to publish some of these pieces on their website over the new few months.The Selection Committee commented that ‘all those on the shortlist demonstrated great creativity and skill’ and stated that ‘the Editorial Panel found it very challenging to select the final twenty as the quality of writing was incredibly high.’ This is a great achievement for the two girls and they would like to thank Ms Haverty who spent a number of weeks with their English class teaching creative writing“. You can read the two short stories here (Megan) and here (Ailbhe). 

The Junior and Leaving Certificate Music Recital took place recently in the School Assembly Hall. Thanks to all the students involved for their commitment to music in the life of PCS. Special thanks to Ms. O’ Driscoll and Ms. McGlynn. Thanks to Mr. Clarke there are photographs in the stream on the right. The Programme is available here.

 

Mr. McNeive uploaded a gallery of photographs from Active Week here.

First, Second, Fourth and Fifth-year Exam timetables and Exam rules are hereThird-year Timetable (26th, 27th and 28th May here)

TY students and parents please note:Transition-year examinations in Irish, English, Maths and a Continental Language will take place on Thursday and Friday, 22nd and 23rd May, one week later than on the school-calendar.