Vaccinations.

First year parents: the HSE will visit PCS on Monday 30th April 2018 to administer the second HPV vaccine to first year girls and the TDaP and MenC vaccines to first year boys. Information and consent packs have been given to all first year boys. These consent forms must be returned to Tutors on Monday 16th April during tutor time please.

An active and musical Easter for PCS students and teachers.

Many TY students are rehearsing in school for the musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which runs from  Tuesday 10th April to Friday 13th April.

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts sharp at 8pm. Tickets on sale from Monday & at the door each evening: €5-student, €8-adult & €12-family (2ad & 2ch).

Our school community are having a very busy Easter break. TY students were kayaking and sailing in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal with Mr Fitzgerald and Ms Cronin.

Another group of TY students learned to ski in Madonna Di Campiglio in Italy. The students had a great week with sunny days as well as heavy snow. Thanks to Mr McGovern for organising the trip and Mr Dempsey, Ms Hughes, Ms Tynan, Ms McGlynn and Mr Clarke for supervising.

 

 

 

 

Parents Association Fundraiser.

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Portmarnock Community School is having a Bag2School Fundraiser. This is an opportunity to sort through your wardrobes and cupboards and donate any unwanted quality textiles. All funds raised from this collection will go to the school and will benefit your son or daughter directly.   Furthermore an additional 10% of all funds raised goes to the LauraLynn Foundation. So Let’s get collecting !

WHAT WILL BE COLLECTED:

We accept the following Quality items for Re-Use…

Adult & Children’s clothing

Shoes & Boots (matching pairs only)

Hats, Belts & Ties

Handbags

Soft Toys

WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT…

Duvets, Bedding, Towels. Household linen

Pillows and Cushions

Carpets, Rugs and Mats

(including both shower and toilet mats)

Soiled or Wet Clothing

Corporate Clothing & Workwear

Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material.

COLLECTION BAGS…

While we are sending home a Collection Bag with each student, we will also gladly accept other bags – black bin liners are ideal. Please try to fill as many bags as you can, don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours !!

Bags can be dropped to the P.E. hall (upstairs) on 23rd,24th and 25th April during school hours only.  The Bag2School team will come and collect all the bags early on the morning of the 26th April.

Thank you in advance from the Parents Association.

 

#Speakout Pride

PCS had two YSI teams competing in competition for YSI 2018 in Drogheda. ‘Let’s Get Current’  is an e publication by young people on political and current affairs promoting political and social responsibility among young people.

 

 

The second team promotes the recycling of abandoned bicycle into a simple ploughing mechanism which tills the soil using allow till method to prevent soil erosion and then spaces the soil for the planting of sorghum and maize.

Swimming

Portmarnock Community School have four students selected to represent Leinster in the upcoming schools interprovincial competition in April. PCS has the largest representation of any school in Leinster which is a significant achievement. Well done to all involved for your commitment to the sport of swimming and for representing the school with pride. The swimmers involved are Lara McEvoy, Sean Church, Cilian O’Sullivan and Cian O’Keeffe-Tighe.
Well done also to those who recently participated in the Community and Comprehensive Swimming Competition held in Newpark Comprehensive School. The school came 2nd in the overall medals table.