Information from Presentations this month: Sixth Years, Junior Cycle and Fifth Year Options –

Mr Farrell’s presentation from Thursday 25th January on the CAO for Sixth year Parents/Guardians. The Powerpoint slides can be accessed here.

Ms Dargan’s Presentation from Monday 29th January on Junior Cycle changes is available as a PDF here.

The Powerpoint Slides from the Information Evening for  Parents/Guardians of students entering Fifth Year is here.

The Powerpoint slides from Ms Molamphy’s TY Presentation is here.

Junior Cycle Information.

There will be an Information Evening for Parents/Guardians of First and Second Year Students on the new Junior Cycle Programme on Monday 29th January at 7.30pm. This will explain the principles, skills, assessments and practicalities of the Junior Cycle as they apply to your son/daughter.

Due to the Department of Education and Skills’ current changes to Junior Cycle, Grade Descriptors have now been included in the Christmas Exam Reports for subjects currently working within the new Junior Cycle Framework.

The following is an explanation of the Grade Descriptors, in line with the State Examination Commission’s grading of the Final Examination of Junior Cycle at the end of Third Year. These Descriptors will also be used on school reports for Junior Cycle students where appropriate.

Grade Descriptor Percentage

Distinction 90 – 100%

Higher Merit 75 – 89%

Merit 55 – 74%

Achieved 40 – 54%

Partially Achieved 20 – 39%

No Grade 0 – 19%

Lockers, Calendar and Booklists.

Lockers will be available through the EasyPayments portal on the website front page from Wednesday 23 August. Lockers will be assigned in the first few timetabled days.

The academic year calendar can be viewed here.

Booklists are available under ‘About Us’ at the top of the page or by clicking here.

For good advice if your child is anxious about starting secondary school click here.

New Deputy Principals.


                                                Date: Thursday 25 May 2017

Congratulations to Ms Orla Molamphy and Ms Helen Dargan who have been appointed as Deputy  Principals in Portmarnock Community School with effect from 1st September, 2017.