Principal's Address 2019/2020
May I extend a warm welcome to all our new students and staff for this academic year 2019/20. Portumna Community School has a proud tradition of academic excellence in several educational programmes, while also supporting student interests across a range of extracurricular activities. The staff and I look forward to supporting every students contribution to this proud tradition in the year ahead.
As part of a wider local community, Portumna Community School students are encouraged to develop themselves not only as strong individuals but also as members of a strong school community; embracing citizenship and taking their place among a vibrant and often challenging society.
As members of an inclusive school community including students, parents, BOM and Trustees; the staff of Portumna Community School will continue to promote excellence in teaching and learning, while promoting 21st century skills by both challenging and encouraging students.
We encourage every student in our school community to endeavour to fulfil their potential to the best of their ability while contributing to the school ethos and characteristic spirit through mutual respect, integrity, positive relationships, collaboration and authentic communication with each other.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Mr Long and Mr Coughlan for their commitment and dedication to Portumna Community School over many years of service. I would also like to welcome Ms Elaine Dunne, the incoming
Deputy Principal and wish her well for the future.
Finally, I want to wish all our students and staff well for the year ahead in achieving their personal goals. I look forward to working with you in achieving those goals in the safe and caring environment that is Portumna Community School.
Mr. Shane McClearn
Portumna Community School.