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.
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.
Well done to Aaron Cullen who was representing PCS in Waterford this weekend at the National Cross Country Finals. Aaron had a fantastic race. The course was extremely wet and mucky therefore very heavy underfoot. He placed 10th overall and just lost 9th place with 100m to the finish line. He is now 2nd on the reserve list to represent Ireland at the Cross-Country Internationals as the top 8 qualify. We are extremely proud of his hard work and his dedication to training. Thanks to Ms Malone and Ms McDonald for their mentoring.
On the 25th of January 2018, class 3H went on a trip to Fingal County Council in Swords as a part of our CSPE action project which is on local government. We went with our CSPE teacher Mr. McGovern. The action project is worth 60% of our CSPE Junior Cert grade.
At the end of this trip we felt like we understood more about about local government and that Fingal had taken on our ideas to improve the beaches.
Important changes to our Child Protection Policy can be viewed here . There is also a Risk Assessment Document for all activities in the school here.
Music week, organised by Ms O’Driscoll’s TY music classes, is well underway, with workshops in keyboard, singing, guitar and drums taking place during the week, as well as a very enjoyable and highly competitive table quiz for first years. Keep an eye out for the music related jokes and memes posted around the school!
Daragh O’Brien TD with Steffen Bakken (2nd yr) Ava Byrne (3rd yr) and Ms S Murphy
THE FIRST EVER PERMANENT EXHIBITION ON THE IRISH FLAG IS TO OPEN AT THE GPO WITNESS HISTORY VISITOR CENTRE IN DUBLIN THIS MONTH. AS PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS, A NUMBER OF HIGH-PROFILE IRISH FIGURES ATTENDED THE DEDICATION CEREMONY IN THE GPO, INCLUDED SPORTS STARS HENRY SHEFFLIN, JOHN HAYES, PACKIE BONNER AND STEPHANIE ROCHE. ALSO THERE WERE MS DARGAN AND MS MURPHY ALONG WITH A REPRESENTATIVE GROUP OF OUR STUDENTS.
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Tuesday 6th February is Safer Internet Day and we are encouraging our students to review and audit their social media. Go to webwise to get great information and tips on managing your profile online.