This is Science Week in PCS and the Science Teachers have organised various activities including displays and quizzes. Thanks to Ms Maguire, Ms Richardson, Ms O’Kane and the TY students for this most impressive Periodic Table of Cupcakes!
The Third Year Parent – Teacher Meeting will take pace on Thursday 27 November as per the school calendar. There is a change of time due to the TY Play that evening. It is now from 3.15 to 5.45 with classes ending at 2.45.
The Fifth Year Parent – Teacher Meeting is on Monday 1 December from 4.15 to 6.45. Classes will end at 3.25.
Read the latest Assembly presentation|: THIRD YEAR ASSEMBLY 10TH NOVEMBER 2014.
Brian Mooney delivered an excellent talk last night which was much appreciated by a large turnout of fifth and sixth year students and their families who are steering a course through the veritable maze of forms and deadlines that is the CAO.
Thanks to Mr Fitzgerald and Mr Sweeney for their help in organising the evening.
The three members of The Original Rude Boys performed a wonderful acoustic set in front of our Transition Year students today. It was a reward for the great charity work organised by Mr. O’Mahony last year to raise money for and awareness of Mental Health Issues through the ‘Walk in my Shoes’ initiative. Kate Moran, a past pupil of PCS, talked to the students about mental health issues and the work of Console before the band played and discussed their personal motivation for becoming Mental Health ambassadors. Thanks to Ms. Molamphy, Ms. Norris and FM104.
Click Second Year Assembly 3.11 to view Mr. Dempsey’s latest presentation.
A wonderful celebration of academic excellence in the state exams took place last night. Mr Higgins whose glorious artwork formed an historical backdrop to a great night transformed the Assembly Hall into an impressive arena of awards. Parents witnessed students being presented with the fabulous awards depicted above which were also designed and created by Mr. Higgins. Our returning Leaving Certificate and last years Junior Certificate students who excelled in their exams through dedication and long hours of study will treasure them for a very long time.
Our Principal, Ms Deeney, welcomed our special guest speaker Mr Shaun Quinn, Chief Executive of Fáilte Ireland. Mr Quinn exhorted the students to retain their work ethic, as it is this that will set them apart from others with similar skills. He emphasised a focus on goals as important but also saw interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence as attributes that will enhance opportunities.
Mr Quinn then presented our most successful Junior Certificate students with their certificates. Ms Norris read out the list of names concluding with Rachel Donnelly-Lawlor who won the Overall Award. Mr Clarke then called the Leaving Certificate students forward, concluding with our Overall Award winner Mark Nolan. Mark is studying Medicine in TCD and continues to be a remarkable individual who is not only highly focused on his studies but also on his community.
We were delighted that Ms Geraldine Kenny returned to PCS to present our annual Mathematics Award to Kate Hawkshaw. Ms Kenny spoke passionately of the centrality of Maths in so many aspects of modern life. She expressed delight at so many female students pursuing Science and Maths related courses.
Our Head Boy and Head Girl, Ultain O’Moráin and Ailbhe Twomey presented our Students of the Year with their trophies and medals. Students from each year are marked out as contributing in a significant way to school spirit. The winners were: Holly Ramsey (1st Year); Ashlee Rocliffe (2nd Year); Oisín Reilly (3rd Year); Faolan Radcliffe-McGovern (4th Year) and Kate Finnucane (5th Year).
The Principal’s Award is given to a student that has excelled academically but also contributed widely to our school community. Mark Nolan was the deserving recipient.
All in all a marvellous night marking the rewards that come with dedication and hard work was enjoyed by parents, students and teachers alike.
The boys U-15 soccer team began their busy week of fixtures with a hard fought 2-2 draw away to Colaiste Choilm in Swords on Monday. For an extensive and action-filled match report by Mr. Curran please click here