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).

BTYSTE 2019


Well done to Emily O’Shea, Conor Burke, Caitlin Murphy, Joshua Tighe, Adam Doyle and Aaron Cullen who had three qualifying projects for exhibition at the BT Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition 2019. Their projects include; ‘A new approach to Wave Energy’, ‘Bicycle of Life’ and ‘Crossing the Bridge from Earth to Mars’. We wish them all the best and thank their mentors for their support.

 

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.