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Thanks to all the Sixth-class parents / guardians of First-years starting in August 2014 who attended in such large numbers at the information evening recently. The slides from the presentations are below.
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Mr. O’ Mahony
You should have already received this leaflet “Information for sixth class pupils” regarding the new Junior Cycle from your Primary-school. If not, you can read it here.
The second Assessment Test will take place on Saturday1st February 2014 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The doors will open at 9.15AM to accept the students.
Students should wear their primary-uniform and have pens, pencils, sharpeners and erasers. Students are advised not to bring water to the test. The test will take place in the Sports Hall which is the large building on the right as you enter the school. Cars may be parked in the basketball courts which are located on the right just before the sports hall.
Parents are asked that they do not enter the Sports Hall with their children. Thank you.
Samples of the assessment tests are linked here, Gaeilge, English and Maths (Matamaitic as Gaeilge anseo).
The Junior Cycle English Texts list for your child is here.
Athletics Training: Friday morning Sports Hall 7.30AM. All year groups and abilities welcome.
Musical: First meeting, Wednesday 12.45PM, Assembly Hall.
There is a full Transition-year update in the TY section of the website.
Mock exam-timetable here.
Well done to all Transition-year students who participated in ComputeTY in Dublin City University recently. They all received certification in Java, Web-design (HTML) or MIT’s AppInventor. All students are reminded that AppInventor is an application you can study yourself across most platforms (here). The students’ tutors were very impressed with their capacity to learn. Congratulations to Marina Ritthaler who won an award for the speed of her design in Java and thanks to Ms. Keane for accompanying the students each day.
Thanks to our Senior Gaelic Footballers and their Mentors who raised €1,000 for Paralympics Ireland (Liam Harbison CEO of Paralympics Ireland is a past pupil of Portmarnock Community School). Thanks to Malahide Community School for providing the opposition. Portmarnock won (in the end!) Image: Olympic Council of Ireland (here).
The Central Applications Office talk will be given by Brian Mooney on Tuesday 28th January at 7.30PM. All parents/guardians and sixth-year students are welcome to attend. Brian is guidance counsellor and an assistant principal at Oatlands College and is well known from his work with RTÉ and the Irish Times (Image: CAOcourses.ie).
Classes will end at 3.25PM on the following dates to facilitate the Second, Fourth and Fifth-year Parent Teacher Meetings
- Monday 27th January: Fifth-year, 4.15PM – 6.45PM
- Monday 10th February: First-year, , 4.15PM – 6.45PM