Third and Fifth Year Parent-Teacher Meetings.


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. 

Original Rude Boys Perform at PCS.

bandThe 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.

Athletics: Phoenix Park Race Wed 15th October

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Congratulations to all 32 students who represented the school at a Cross-country Competition in the Phoenix Park last week. Through tough weather conditions the school team won a total of 29 trophies and 1 team plaque. We had 5 individual winners and 3 teams placed 1st, 2nd and Joint 3rd.
Individual winners (place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in races of at least 80-100 Competitors!!):
-Aaron Cullen 1F = 3rd Place
-Alannah Byrne 1F= 2nd Place
-Craig Giles 2G= 1st Place
-Darren Keane 2G= 3rd Place
-Dara O’Boyle 3K= 2nd Place
Team Winners:
-2nd Year Girls Placed 2nd Overall Best Team
Emma Chalkley, Zara Alaminos, Grace Mc Keever, Claire Mc Gowan, Caitlin Dempsey, Allanah Byrne, Leigha Oglesby and Lara Mc Evoy
-2nd Year Boys Placed 1st Overall Best Team also received Team Plaque to be engraved
Sean Norris, Matthew Walton, Shaun Dinan, Adam Hackett, Craig Giles, Darren Keane and Darragh Keating
3rd Year Boys Placed Joint 3rd Overall Best Team
Peter Killane, Sam Mac Keogh, Dara O’Boyle, Jack Wright, Karl Lynch and Darragh Bolger
Well done to everyone!! We enter and compete as a school team and always welcome new members of all abilities. So if you would like to try something new we are in the sports hall every Friday morning at 7.30am-8.30am. Any questions see

Awards Night 2014.

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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.

History Debate.

image DebCongratulations to the 5th year students who took part in this mornings debate. Eoin Holton; Caitlin Kernan and Jack Nicholson proposed the motion : “That Leni Riefensthal was a propagandist not a documentary maker” while Anton Krasovsky: Lee Byrne and Sam Cox opposed the motion.
After an excellent and well researched debate the motion was defeated.
Thank you to everyone involved especially Mr Clarke and Ms Gaffney who adjudicated. Thanks to Ms O’Brien and Mr Cogavin for facilitating a very intellectually stimulating debate.