Portmarnock Community Association: Portmarnock Community School forged stronger links with the local area when four members of the Portmarnock Community Association visited the school. Representatives from the Student Council, the Prefects and Mark Nolan, Head Boy, attended this meeting. It is hoped that into the future, the PCA and PCS might work more closely together to help build and strengthen a nicer, better, healthier environment around our own Portmarnock area.
Ski-trip: There will be a parent/guardian information night on the Tuesday 3rd of December at 7:30pm in the school Assembly Hall in which, details will be given about the itinerary, what to bring, insurance etc. A parent/guardian and the student going skiing must attend this meeting.
The History Department have begun their Toward ’16 project to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising.Over the next 3 years we will be marking the anniversary of important events. This week we celebrate the foundation of the Irish Volunteer Force (IVF). On Easter Week approx. 1,500 members of the IVF took part in the Rising.
Concern Debate: Ms. Bradley and Mr. Cogavin write “We had a great time at the debate. The motion was “young people in Ireland are building a better world“. We were opposing the motion. Our captain was Marcel Wasko, and team members were Aisling Moore, Sean Dowd and Mark Nugent. We were against St Mary’s Diocesan School, Drogheda. St Mary’s won after an engaging and entertaining debate.”
Thank you to everyone involved in the TY play, The Taming of the Shrew. It was a wonderful success!
The photos in the stream on the right speak for themselves!
Staff and students congratulated Ms. Eithne Deeney on her recent appointment as Principal of Portmarnock Community School. There was a special Thought for the Day and a presentation from all members of the school-community. Ms. Deeney joined the teaching-staff in 1989 and is the first female Principal of PCS! As Sr. Ger said, in the spirit of the late Seamus Heeney, …. we hope you are glad that you chose to move from the North of the Country to the South, and that you do indeed see your recent appointment as the once in a life-time portent.
Commiserations to the U16 Hurlers who lost their recent final to Colaiste Choilm, Swords. Ian Garry was Man of the Match for PCS and Cian Hannon is credited with the best score. Thanks to mentors Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Behan.
The PCS Choir was invited to Dublin Airport to prepare for their Christmas festivities. Thanks to the students, Ms. O’ Driscoll and Ms. McGlynn.