Congratulations to the Senior Debating team who sealed their third successive victory in @ConcernDebates .PCS travelled to St. Aidan’s and opposed the motion ‘China is good for Africa.’ Well done to captain Robert Richmond and speakers Sean Hunt, Laura Puig and Aaron Cullen. pic.twitter.com/nnVwoj5KBg
— Portmarnock CS (@PortmarnockCS) December 8, 2017
We done to all PCS students who participated in the Community and Comprehensive Schools Swimming Gala in Coolmine on Friday 24th Nov. The swimmers did themselves proud and represented the school with great pride and success. The results were as follows:
1st Yr Boys: Front Crawl: 2nd Max O Sullivan, Breaststroke 3rd Colin Buckley, Backstroke 2nd Lucan Wong.
1st yr Girls: Front Crawl: 1st Eve Barber , Breaststroke 1st Alison Rivera-MacMahon, Backstroke 2nd Anna Fagan. Relay with Beth Flynn 2nd
2nd Yr Boys: 1st Alex Greene
3rd Yr Boys: Front Crawl: 2nd Luke Doyle, Breaststroke 1st Sean Church, Backstroke 2nd Ronan Patterson, Relay with Luke Bogle and Ben Fagan 3rd
3rd Yr Girls: Front Crawl: 4th Hollie Tobin, Breaststroke 2nd Laura Kane, Backstroke 1st Damayanti Kalnina Relay 2nd with Kym Mulhern
Senior Boys: Front Crawl: 2nd Conor Archer, Breaststroke 3rd Aodhan Smyth, Backstroke 2nd Jack Quinn, Relay 1st with Josh Philips
Congratulations to the Concern Debate Team who won their debate against an impressive Loreto On The Green team on Tuesday the 22nd of November, successfully proposing the motion that: “In order for women to access leadership roles there must be gender quotas.” Well done to the team of Evelin, Aodhan, Aaron and Laura and thanks to Mr Cogavin and Ms Bradley.
On Thursday 16th November the Irish Olympian Thomas Barr trained our students in a two hour session. The school won this amazing training session as a prize for competing in the Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge.
The event was supported by Irish Life Health and they work in close partnership with Dublin City University and the creator of the Irish Schools’ Fitness Challenge, Professor Niall Moyna.
Thomas was so generous with his time and the school is still buzzing with excitement from the event and the lucky students who got to participate #RaisedTheBarr thoroughly enjoyed it! Who knows he may have inspired future Olympians!
For a full report click here.
Emily O’Shea is a third year student her in PCS she attends the Trinity Walton Club and she has also taken part in STEM and ICE camps partnered with Bank of Ireland. Emily won best Maths project for Walton 1 and has exhibited at Inspirefest and Dublinmaker. Emily is speaking to assembly groups this week in support of Science week to show students how they can take part in the Science area outside of school. Other activities include Quizzes and displays and a visit to dunsink Observatory on Thursday night with thanks to Mr Murphy.
Josh Tighe Fitzgerald, Aaron Cullen and Adam Doyle visit Country Crest North County Dublin growers and food producers. Tony Doyle and Country Crest are helping students prepare their project for YSI titled ‘Low Till High Tech’. The project looks at soil types and tilling and seed planting. Country Crest will recycle an old bicycle into a plough and the students will create a soil map of Lesotho.
Visit to Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford for the study of soil maps.
Monday 13 November marks the beginning of Stand UpWeek in Irish schools. At PCS we are promoting understanding and tolerance of LGBT+ issues this week through visual and spoken messages. For more information go to the BelongTo website.
We offer our congratulations to the following students of the Class of 2017 who have been awarded Entrance Exhibition Awards by their universities as a result of their very high academic performance in the Leaving Certificate examination:
Christine Blott, Kate Fagan, Louise Fagan, Patrick Eccles and Ross Oglesby will receive awards from Trinity College and Roisin Dowd will receive her award from University College Dublin next week.