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.


Fly Youth

We are asking our school community to vote for Fly Youth on Sunday night’s Ireland’s Got Talent. Luke Brady (TY) is a member of this brilliant dance troupe and they gave a very impressive performance today for their TY students. Good luck guys!


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.

Les Mis Fund Raiser.

Tickets on sale here.

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Tickets are €30 each. All Premier tickets sold out.

Black tie concert to raise funds for a new Community Theatre.  The concert will take place on Saturday, April 27th. There will be a wine reception from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the school assembly hall with the concert taking place in the gym at 8pm.

Amazing raffle prizes on the night including a holiday in Tenerife and breaks in Donegal, London and Galway.

 


Junk Kouture Finalists.

Best of luck to Eilis Kelly, Aoibhinn Clancy and Ella Davis, and Ava Byrne, Leah Ford and Emma Gleeson, whose designs have been selected by the judges to take part in the Regional Final of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition. Their designs ‘Gaelic Gala’ and ‘Amphitrite Reborn’ will hit the catwalk in the Helix tomorrow. A huge thanks to everyone involved in helping the teams to realise their designs.

Cross Country Success

Last Wednesday 3 students competed in the Leinster Cross-Country Championships in Santry Demense. Callum Marshall 1C ran a very strong and fast race and placed 42nd. Lara Mc Evoy 5K had her most competitive race and narrowly missed out on qualifying due to a miscommunication at the start of the race, but she has her sights set on qualifying next year. Aaron Cullen 5F who is just returning from a foot injury ran an impressive race and has qualified for the All-Irelands which will take place on Saturday 9th March in Clane. The Athletic Club and school wish Aaron the best of luck and Ms. Malone and Ms. Mc Donald will be there to cheer him on.

Sports Scholarship Talk

The school and Portmarnock Athletic Club would like to say a big thank you to Enda Fitzpatrick who gave a group of 5th and 6th years and their parents an informative talk on sports scholarships that are available in Ireland, UK and the USA. Enda explained the advantages and the details involved in applying for a sports scholarship. We will be organizing another talk in April with Enda for 5th years who wanted to attend last weeks talk. We hope to have a Sports Scholarship talk each year for senior students who are interested.

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. 

 


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.


Junior Cycle Information Update for Parents.

The latest information on the Junior Cycle can be found here which includes the Powerpoint from our First year evening, Classroom Based Assessments dates and Other Areas of Learning information.


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