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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.