Academic Awards Evening.

Congratulations to all of the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students, who received awards at the Annual Academic Awards Evening on Thursday the 18th of October.

It provided the school with the opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing support of parents and to recognise their hugely important role in the underpinning of their child’s success.

The evening was a wonderful celebration of our students’ attainment in their examinations and their continuing success in their studies, both within the school and in third level education.

For full details see the ‘Student Awards’ page above or click here.

Technology Ambassadors.

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.

Athletics News

Last Wednesday and Saturday the school competed in 8 events in the Leinster Track and Field Competition in Santry Stadium. Well done to all those whose competed: Naoise Cullen- 800m, Harry Mac Keogh- 100m Hurdles, Conor Gleeson- 400m Hurdles, Craig Giles-800m + 1,500m, Aaron Cullen- 3,000m + 1,500m and Grace McKeever- Long Jump. Grace and Aaron placed 2nd and 3rd in their events and have qualified for the All-Ireland’s on Saturday 2nd of June in Tullamore. The athletics club and school wish them the best of luck.

The power of tea.

This morning the 6th year students gathered together for a cup of tea and a chat.
Organised by the 6th year prefect team and Ms Clarke the sixth years took time to chat and connect in with each other before classes come to an end and exams begin. A huge thanks to Attracta who made all the tea and coffee for them. There were smiles all around as students returned to class:
“ …..this simple coffee morning meant a lot because it gave me a chance to relax with my friends during this very busy time, time to be together before the exams begin.”