VS Ware is the administrative platform we use in PCS. Over the next two weeks we will be sending parents a text with log in details which will enable parents to view their son’s/daughter’s term reports, attendance and timetables. A video explaining the steps to take can be viewed here.
Access to the portal when you have received your log in details is here.
Details of the Autumn Programme for our Adult Education classes that are definitely running are available here. We have a few courses in need of more students so we hope to get them running as well.
We have a great range of courses for all interests. You can enrol now by clicking on the “Enrol here” button on the side bar. Classes start Saturday 22nd September and the week of Monday 24th September. Book now to secure your place!
STUDY SKILLS SEMINAR and AGM
2nd October 2018 at 7.30pm
In conjunction with Study Skills Seminars for 3rd and 6th years Rory Mulvey from STUDENT ENRICHMENT SERVICES will give a talk to parents of ALL students on how parents can support their second level students.
The Annual General Meeting of the Parents’ Association will also take place The Parents Association are involved in working with the Principal, teachers and students to help in anyway we can to support the school. We fundraise annually and help with a number of activities from the school musical, graduations and special events. We would welcome new members to the committee. We meet once a month during the academic year, so please get in touch if you would like to join us by completing the form below. Every parent/guardian is eligible to join the committee. If this is not for you, you might consider providing us with your contact details to help out at one of our events. Please consider becoming a volunteer.
Motions/nominations for the AGM should be sent on or before 28th September 2018 to:
The Honorary Secretary, Parents’ Association,c/o Portmarnock Community School, Portmarnock Co. Dublin.
We look forward to meeting you .
Our Open-night for Parents/Guardians and their Fifth and Sixth-class children takes place on Thursday September 20th at 7.30PM. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet representatives from our teachers, students and parents, representing the Prefects, Student Council, Subject areas, the Parents’ Association, Junior Cycle reform etc.
Students and Teachers from Portmarnock Community School presented their work on The Effectiveness of Digital Technologies in Assessment for Learning as part of the School Self Evaluation process to world renowned leaders in Curriculum Design and Research at the Pupils’ Attitude Towards Technology Conference in Athlone Institute of Technology.
The pupils were remarkable on the day and acted as great ambassadors for the school. In the pictures they can be seen discussing emerging technological issues with some of the world’s leading curriculum designers and researchers in the field of technology education; Prof. Richard Kimbell, Prof. Marc de Vries, Dr. David Barlex, Dr. Scott Bartholomew and many more, all of whom were very impressed with the students and the school. Thanks to Mr O’Connor and Mr Croghan for their time and inspiration.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on their results. Good luck with the Round One CAO offers. The NPC have set up a helpline to advise and support students: 1800 265165.
The First Week Schedule is available here.
Parents and Guardians of First Years can get some very practical advice on the Transition to scond Level from a document published by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors which is based on the experience of students. It can be downloaded as a PDF here.
The Calendar for the Academic Year is here.
For Book Lists please click here.
Our new Canteen Menu with hot healthy food daily for €3 is here.
Lockers will be available in mid August through the ‘Easy Payments’ button on the right. Students must provide their own locks – medium sized. Lockers are allocated on a random basis.
Journals will be available on return for €10 in school.