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.

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. 


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.

Bleep Test Champions!

Congratulations to the following students who got the highest bleep test scores in their year. The PE department were very impressed with these fantastic results!
1st yr: Boy: Ryan Kelly   11.12        Girl: Abbie O Hanlon  11.2

2nd yr: Boy: James Reen 11.2        Girl: Naoise Cullen 9.10
3rd yr: Boy: Max Kelly  14.5             Girl: Amy Gleeson 10.3

CAO Talk.


The Presentation on the CAO system by Ms Fox for our Sixth Years and their parents on Thursday 29th November can be viewed as a Powerpoint here.

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).

Heads up!

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.

Kevin Oliver – Judo Champion.

Everything points to Portmarnock community school