First year students were brought to ‘Awesome Walls’ in Finglas last Thursday 25th of May. Students had some fun and a well-deserved break before the summer exams. Thanks to the first year tutors and Mr. Maynes for organising the trip and accompanying the students and thanks to Miss Clarke for supervising on the day.
A ‘multobitumis’, a bat-dragon, a winged fish, a moss-covered dinosaur, a minotaur, and a sentient durian – just some of the otherworldly shadow creations made by Mr. Williams’ second year art class for their end of term project. Working from their imaginations to dream up fantasy worlds, students researched, designed and constructed prosthetics to transform themselves into alien ’shapeshifters’, revealed only in shadow.
Well done to Gregory Peyton, Annette Saidléar, Eve Donnellan-Murphy, Christopher Leavey-Stewart, Euan Burke, Nunghthida Phoomchaichot and Mr Williams for an inspiring and creepy design project. To see all of the photos in full size see the flickr photo feed on the right.
There was a wonderful surprise in store for the audience at our Graduation Celebration on Monday 22 May. As parents and teachers replaced our own fantastic choir and sang a beautiful version of ‘I hope You Dance’ the students were visibly moved and genuinely surprised. The time spent in secret rehearsals paid off and proved to be the highlight of an enjoyable and nostalgic day.
Thanks to Ms Norris, Ms O’Driscoll, Ms McGlynn, Mr Maynes, Mr Fitzgerald the Sixth Year Tutors and everyone involved behind the scenes.
The TY Graduation Evening was a marvelous celebration of the students’ achievements during their very busy year. Thanks to Ms Molamphy, Ms Gaffney and the whole TY Team for a great year.
Congratulations too to Aaron Connolly of 1C who was awarded third place in the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition 2017. He is pictured here with his proud Maths Teacher Ms Maher.
Ms Kernan asked 1N to present Powerpoints on energy and was electrified by the the high standard of the science projects.
Joel Kombara did his presentation on the general heading of ‘Energy’
Niall Heeney and Ben Mc Carthy were gas with their ‘Fossil Fuels’
Sarah O’ Flaherty and Leah Foran shone with ‘Solar Energy’. ‘Nuclear Power’ by Emile Meister, Dumebi Nwosu and Darragh Hogan got a great reaction and ‘Water Power’ by Lauren Upton was dam good. (Sad puns supplied by Mr Clarke). Well done to 1N and Ms Kernan. Click on the Powerpoints below to view them:
Congratulations to Aaron Cullen 3F and Craig Giles 4G who have both qualified for the All-Ireland Track and Field Competition which takes place in Tullamore on Saturday 3rd June.
Aaron finished first in his U16 Mile race. He ran a very tactical and fast race with a finishing time of 4 min 42 seconds. Aaron has grown into such a mature athlete that is improving his running with every race.
Craig won the 800m race and also received the FISEC Maastricht Cup, again a very tactical and fast race sub 2 minutes (1.58). Craig also competed in the 1,500m and placed second which qualifies him to compete in both races in Tullamore. To qualify in both races and to recover so quickly is a testiment to his dedicated approach to training every week.
The club and school are very proud that the boys will represent the school at such a prestigious sporting event. Best of Luck!!
Well done to our student team of Global Citizens Mapping the Future who won the Step Up Challenge Category at the Young Social Innovators Final in the National Conference Centre this week. The team also participated in the Digital Champions Event in DCU (see below). Special thanks to Mr Fitzgerald and Ms Cronin their mentors.
Digital Champions DCU
With Minister Denis Naughten. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Well done to all of our acts, fund raisers and music team who raised almost €2000 for Alone and Temple Street while celebrating the burgeoning talent in PCS with a great night of entertainment and fun. Particular thanks to Ms O’Driscoll, Ms McGlynn and Mr Maynes for their time and hard work.
Congratulations to our Young Social Innovators Team ‘Global Citizens Mapping the Future’ who have been informed that they are representing Portmarnock Community School in the All Ireland Final on 11 May. Good luck to the very hard working students and mentors. Click for shortlist.