Well done to the 1st and 2nd Year Girls Spikeball teams. Both teams managed to qualify for the All-Ireland Competition to be held in January following the regional finals today (Monday). Both teams finished 2nd in their groups before beating their opposition in the regional semi final stage to advance to the big day out in UCD where they will face 7 other schools from around the country. The teams were: 1st yr: Molly Johnston, Niamh Costello, Amy Gleeson, Ciara Whyte, Abbie Byrne, Eva Hakim, Danielle McFadden. 2nd Yr: Rebecca Cooke, Ciara Mullin, Marina Krasteva, Emily O Shea, Sophie McGlynn. (Photos in photo stream)
Classes will finish at 12.15 on Thursday 22 December.
Our online enrolments are now open for all Adult Education classes starting in late January. Our new brochure will be available soon, and can be viewed online here. All information on courses on offer next term can be found here.
Our courses offer something for all, whether it be a hobby, exercise class, language class or opportunity to improve computer skills, baking or gardening skills.
The Mentoring Leadership Group in Transition Year completed their Restorative Training with Michelle Stowe, Ms Molamphy and Ms Malone. Students are taking part in a project where they will be mentoring First Years and engaging with first years using restorative skills to open communication within student groups. A great two days of training was had by all.
Click to here see a full article on the workshop by Mark Deveruex.
We are proud to announce the launch of our Christmas CD which is full of wonderful Christmas songs by our students. To purchase a very worthwhile and enjoyable stocking filler for €10 see Ms O’Driscoll.
Thea Ruhling and Kate O’Boyle were the winners of the cover and CD design competition. Thanks to Ms O’Driscoll, Mr Maynes, Ms McGlynn, Mr Murphy, Ms McWilliams and Ms Tynan.
On Tuesday, the 22nd of November, the 5th years in Portmarnock Community School visited UCD. It was a trip organised by Mr. Farrell.
When we arrived at the campus, we were taken to the Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre. This was the main restaurant in UCD. In the restaurant, we were able to experience student life and we were given the opportunity to talk to some of the students currently studying there.
After this, we went to a lecture theatre. Here, we were given a presentation about all of the courses available in UCD. This was a very useful presentation, as I got a better understanding of the requirements needed for the courses I am interested in. Some of the college students also spoke about their course, which made us understand some of the work one would do while in college.
Following the presentation, we were each split up into groups of 10 and appointed a student ambassador, who gave us a tour of the general campus. Our ambassador, Charlie, had a great knowledge of the college and was able to answer any questions we had while on the tour.
Lastly, we were given the opportunity to roam the campus ourselves for an hour. I was able to visit the student centre, and the 50 metre swimming pool. As well as the science, law and engineering buildings.
The experience as a whole was a very beneficial and enjoyable one. I really got a better insight into what it would be like to study in UCD.