Monthly Archives: September 2015

Portlaoise College students received their Junior Certificate results in view of the nation; they were broadcast live on the RTE news by reporter Emma O’Reilly.
The students and teachers were pleased with their outstanding results. One student Eryk Pilat received 8 A’s in Higher level subjects. Principal Mr. Noel Daly commends the hard work of all those involved and looks forward to their continued achievements following the Leaving Certificate curriculum. “The number of students sitting higher level Mathematics is on the increase,” Noel Daly said, “our school encourages success in the STEM areas.”

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Forensic science
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Education Interactive is an Australian-owned company based in Sydney. Their forensic science workshop was in Portlaoise College on Thursday 17th September and brought classroom science to life.

This interactive workshop enhanced the learning experience by allowing students to become Forensic Scientists and solve real life crimes.

During the interactive Forensic Science workshop students examined evidence recovered from the crime scene, suspects and victims. Theories were developed, tested and accepted or rejected as they interpreted the evidence. To solve the crime students examined the evidence and used deductive reasoning to build a case to prove who did it, what happened, how and why.