CAO Information Presentation.

The Powerpoint that will be referred to at the remote meeting tonight (Monday 19th December) at 7pm for  Sixth Year Parents and Guardians is here (PDF). A Zoom link was emailed to parents.

A Message from Ms Tobin.


Dear students, families and friends,

I am embarking on medical leave for an extended period that will mean my absence for the remainder of the current academic year.

In my absence I am pleased to announce that Mr David Clarke, of the Deputy Principal team, will take on the role of Acting Principal and will therefore assume responsibility for the day to day operations of the school community, with the support of the Board of Management, teaching staff and administrative team. As Acting Principal, Mr Clarke will also act as Secretary to the Board of Management of the school for all matters relating to correspondence with the Board. While it is with a real sense of regret that I will miss the remaining events of this year’s school calendar, and the many milestones that will take place in the school life of our students before the summer holidays, I look forward to returning to start the new academic year with all my colleagues next September.


In the meantime I know that PCS is in the safe hands of Mr Clarke and the entire staff, all of whom are committed to the work of our school community and are looking forward to continued collaborations that support excellence in academic achievement and outstanding social and emotional learning for all students. I’m very grateful to all my colleagues for their unstinting work to support our students and one another on a daily basis.

Finally, I would like to wish all of you and your families a wonderful, relaxing Christmas and a happy, blessed and prosperous 2023 for all of us.

Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh go léir agus athbhliain faoí mhaise daoibh.

Yours sincerely,

Helen Tobin

Goal Mile.

The PCS Goal Mile 5th – 9th Dec 2022

All students will run/walk their Goal Mile during their PE class this week. The Teacher’s Goal Mile takes place at the PSLC at lunchtime on Friday 9th Dec. Please show your support by donating for an amazing cause at the following link PortmarnockCommunitySchoolGoalMile 2022 – Donate here

Other Areas of Learning – TY Students.

Other Areas of Learning (OAL) form for Fourth Year students can be found here:
Please remember to link your skills to your statements. If you need guidance, that can be found here:
You must be logged into your school account to access and submit the form.
Please remember you can only use events/activities etc from First to Third Year.

Plant A Bulb Campaign.

Buy A Bulb is a whole school project where each student and their family are asked to buy a bulb or two for €1 each and they will get the opportunity to plant the bulb/bulbs in the wild flower patch along the driveway into the school. Students will plant them in their tutor groups over a period of time before Christmas.
Fingal County Council have pledged a selection of bulbs as have Woodies. It is in aid of Cancer Awareness and Research.

Student Leaders.

We are delighted to announce that the following students have been appointed to student leadership positions;
Head Girl Aoife Burke
Head Boy Senan Fitzgerald
Deputy Head Girl Alison Rivera McMahon
Deputy Head Boy David Stanley

National Walk to School Week.

National Walk to School Week takes place this year from September 19th – 23rd 2022. This week is all about celebrating walking as a positive mode for school journeys. In this school all students walk through the gate to school. But quite a number of you are dropped at the gate. We are asking all students to walk at least 500m to the school gate. As the driver has to make this journey twice per day, you will be saving them 2km per day (10km per week). You will also be making the school gate area a much safer environment with less traffic and less fumes.

Good Luck to the Class of 2022.

Following a moving and meaningful Graduation ceremony on Monday 23rd May we wish our Class of 2022 all the best in your exams and we remind you and our Junior Cycle students that we are here for you now and throughout June for support.

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