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.”
Well done to all of the mentors and students who produced a very entertaining, funny and moving extravaganza over four nights. The singing, costumes, staging and music were wonderful – a credit to the whole production crew.
Our great Student Council have organised a Positive Mental Health Week involving talks by Jigsaw, Friendship Circles, Reflections every morning, a Thought Box and a Raffle for Darkness Into Light. Well done to all concerned.
Many TY students are rehearsing in school for the musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which runs from Tuesday 10th April to Friday 13th April.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts sharp at 8pm. Tickets on sale from Monday & at the door each evening: €5-student, €8-adult & €12-family (2ad & 2ch).
Our school community are having a very busy Easter break. TY students were kayaking and sailing in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal with Mr Fitzgerald and Ms Cronin.
Another group of TY students learned to ski in Madonna Di Campiglio in Italy. The students had a great week with sunny days as well as heavy snow. Thanks to Mr McGovern for organising the trip and Mr Dempsey, Ms Hughes, Ms Tynan, Ms McGlynn and Mr Clarke for supervising.
PCS had two YSI teams competing in competition for YSI 2018 in Drogheda. ‘Let’s Get Current’ is an e publication by young people on political and current affairs promoting political and social responsibility among young people.
The second team promotes the recycling of abandoned bicycle into a simple ploughing mechanism which tills the soil using allow till method to prevent soil erosion and then spaces the soil for the planting of sorghum and maize.
On the 25th of January 2018, class 3H went on a trip to Fingal County Council in Swords as a part of our CSPE action project which is on local government. We went with our CSPE teacher Mr. McGovern. The action project is worth 60% of our CSPE Junior Cert grade.
At the end of this trip we felt like we understood more about about local government and that Fingal had taken on our ideas to improve the beaches.
So caught up were 2J Art in their wicked re-imagining of classic fairy tales that they almost forgot the graphical sorcery skills they acquired along their journeys. Like alchemists experimenting with their art materials, Mr. Williams’ enchanted designers honed their lettering and composition abilities, each developing a unique illustration style to bring their darkly beautiful characters to life.
A huge thank you to Ms.McWilliams for her wonderful fairy-tale inspired brief and endless enthusiasm, and congratulations to the students for bravely following their fearful imaginations.
On Thursday 16th November the Irish Olympian Thomas Barr trained our students in a two hour session. The school won this amazing training session as a prize for competing in the Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge.
The event was supported by Irish Life Health and they work in close partnership with Dublin City University and the creator of the Irish Schools’ Fitness Challenge, Professor Niall Moyna.
Thomas was so generous with his time and the school is still buzzing with excitement from the event and the lucky students who got to participate #RaisedTheBarr thoroughly enjoyed it! Who knows he may have inspired future Olympians!