Pride in the mud.

Yesterday Aaron Cullen 3F and Craig Giles 4G represented our school at the All-Ireland Cross-Country Championship in Mallusk Co. Antrim. Unfortunately Maximilian Kelly 1F couldn’t compete in his race due to a conflicting important soccer match – there is always next year! 
Aaron and Craig were both competing in the same race the Inter Boys 5,200m. With a large amount of rain that morning and the previous days the course was very heavy underfoot with many athletes losing their footwear! They raced against 127 competitors and both finished with pride after a very long and tough hilly race –  Aaron finished 45th and Craig finished 57th. The running club and school are very proud of both boys and their achievements in this sport, they are an inspiration to the younger athletes in our club! We look forward to the track and field season – training has already started!

Science through Spanish.

Last week, some 5th year students studying Spanish accompanied by their teachers Ms. Cosgrove and Ms. Leggett, went to the Spanish Institute in Dublin 2. We attended a course in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Spanish. Students rotated through 4 different lab-tables in which they performed different experiments with ingredients such as milk, eggs, vegetables and fruit. These experiments were coordinated by four scientists from the SEBBM (the Spanish Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society).

The students really enjoyed combining their Science knowledge and Spanish and there was a great excitement when students managed to fry an egg using cold ethanol and made an egg bounce like a rubber ball with the use of vinegar!

We hope this trip inspired students to see the uses of studying a foreign language in school and how it can be used in a very wide variety of career paths.

Numeracy Week in PCS.

Numeracy week takes place from Monday 6 March. It aims to further raise awareness of the importance of problem solving skills and how they can be applied in everyday situations. There will be puzzles to be solved, prizes to be won and the unveiling of our Numeracy Board.

Thanks to the Numeracy Committee of teachers and Mr Murphy’s Numeracy Team of TY students.

Visit the library during the week and look out for the table in the assembly Hall on Friday.

As part of our numeracy week there will be a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ challenge, the winner will be the person who guesses correctly or who is closest to.

The jar of sweets will be displayed in the assembly hall on Friday and email Ms Maguire with your answer. One entry per student. Good luck.
There will be a treasure hunt around the school on Friday clue sheets will be available from the library.

Free Computer Classes for Adults:

Coming Soon: Free Computer Classes:

The “Digital Skills for Citizens” programme will run five 2 hour sessions in the school. It starts on Tues 14th March from 4:30 – 6:30pm. The other dates will be 21st and 28th March, 4th April, with one final date to be confirmed. Spaces limited so get in touch via phone (01 8038069) or email (adultedpcs@gmail.com) to book a place.