An Evening to Remember.



Past and present pupils performed the music and songs of Les Miserables on a night which all present will never forget. The talent was inspiring and the audience showed their appreciation for the singers and musicians with several standing ovations. Thanks to Ms Molamphy and Ms O’Driscoll and a whole host of support crew the project fundraising for a Community Theatre at PCS got off to a magnificent start.

Student Leaders Congress #PostiveVibesSuperLives

TY Students  attended  the Student Leaders Congress with their teachers Ms Fox and Ms Keane at  the 3Arena run by Cycle Against Suicide Charity. This event is a contact based education day where students participate in a day of mental health talks in a fun and inclusive environment.  Research shows that contact based education is one of the most powerful tools of learning.   The event educated over 7,000 TY students about the mental health continuum. It  addressed mental health stigma, offered hope  and support services and focused on building resilience.

As a celebration of mental health this education day was supported by the bands The Academic and Kodaline.  To say the atmosphere was electric is an understatement. Students learned  It’s Ok to not feel Ok and it’s absolutely Ok to ask for help and Be Brave, Reach Out and Speak Up.

Erasmus Project.

On Tuesday 26th March, in Malahide, Students from Portmarnock Community School trained both Teachers and Students from Germany, Portugal, Romania and Spain on the use of Specialist Technological Devices and Applications for Humanitarian Mapping which they have recently used in Lesotho, Africa as part of the Erasmus+ Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Project.

St Patrick’s Weekend Welcome Home at Dublin Airport

Our wonderful choir and musicians graced Dublin Airport arrivals with classic Irish songs and music to welcome passengers home for St Patrick’s day. Thanks to the teachers and students who make this lovely annual event possible.


Action Ireland in Lesotho.

Best wishes to all of our students, parents, teachers and everyone associated with Action Ireland as they embark on their long journey to Lesotho where they will be teaching, building and making new friends over the next few weeks. Experience their journey through a  a daily blog here. 


Badminton Success.

10 TY students took part in a badminton doubles tournament in Coolmine on Thursday 31st January. It was a fantastic day! Congratulations to Seán Lambert and Dylan Kennedy who came third out of fifteen teams. Well done to everyone who took part.

Leinster LC Qualifying Swim Meet Success!

Leinster LC Qualifying Meet January 2019

Congratulations to the seven PCS students who competed in the recent Leinster Long Course Swim Meet. Lily Yu, Alison Rivera-McMahon, Alex Neville, Cillian O’Sullivan, Ben Kelly, Sean Church and Lara McEvoy. Great times were produced with PB’s by all, also a  fantastic medal count of 10 as follows:

Lara McEvoy: Gold 200M Free,Silver 200M/400M IM, Bronze 100M Back.

Sean Church: Gold 400M IM, Bronze 100M Breast.

Cillian O’Sullivan: Gold 200M Breast, Silver 100M Breast, Bronze 50M Breast.

Good luck to Lara, Sean and Cillian who qualified for the Irish Open National Championships in March.

U17 Boys Soccer Victory.

Congratulations to the Boys U17 Soccer Team on their 2-1 win against the reigning league champions Colaiste Choilm, Swords in the North Dublin Semi-Final. Both goals were scored by team captain Matthew Taaffe with assists from Liam Wright and Conor Archer. Special mentions to Mark Morris, Nathan Geraghty and Kian Morgan on their exceptional performance throughout the game. Portmarnock Community School will now play St. Declan’s College, Cabra in the final.

Young Scientists Win Two Awards!

Congratulations to Aaron Cullen and Adam Doyle who were awarded twice at the BTYST 2019 – The Geological Survey Ireland Award and third place in the group category. Their project explored the possibility of growing crops on Mars. Continue reading…

Careers Day – A Huge Success.

Thanks to the Guidance Department, Parents Association, Teachers, Volunteers, Past Pupils and Students who put a massive effort into organising the Careers Fair it was a great event. The Transition Year and Sixth year Students and Parents found it to be very useful and with a very wide range of careers and courses represented it offered them all an opportunity to have very useful conversations. (Photos courtesy of Blaithin Maguire).

Everything points to Portmarnock community school