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Portmarnock Community School

018460927
Carrickhill Road, Dublin, Ireland

Portmarnock Community School runs a comprehensive Adult Education programme as well as being a co-educational day school that caters for student secondary education.

Portmarnock Community School is committed to an educational policy that fosters the development of the whole person.  We offer a wide range of courses most of which are aimed at the hobby and leisure market, as well as those focused on improving peoples employment opportunities. So whether you want to improve your language skills, computer skills or job and career focused skills, we have a course for you. We also offer a wide range of exercise based classes, music, arts and crafts, cooking / baking and courses aimed at parents / guardians.

Archery (Tuesdays 8-9:30pm)
The classes will be aimed at setting a foundation knowledge in range safety, bow safety, how to shoot safely and then how to progress in the sport. Learn and practice the basic fundamentals and exercises to…
The Artist’s Way (Recovering your Creative Self)
Join Anne McDonald for a 10 week programme using the works of Julia Cameron to reawaken your creativity, reenergise your life and learn how to take as much care of yourself as you do for…
Baking (Tuesdays 7-9:30pm)
Baking – Have Fun with Baking Would you like to improve your bakery skills and make delicious baked goods varying from tarts and brownies recipes to Christmas Baking? This course will take the scary side out…
Craft Beer Brewing
After completing this course students will have the knowledge to source equipment and materials to brew their own beer. They will have an understanding of the brewing process and knowledge will have been shared with…
Badminton (Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm)
A chance to play social badminton in a relaxed setting. All levels welcome. No previous experience required. Own racket required.   Starts Tues 4th Sept.  2018  
Ballroom Dancing (Saturday 10-11am)
Get more comfortable on the dance floor with this up beat class. In the ten weeks we will the teach basic slow waltz, basic quickstep, cha cha cha and jive and if time allows a couple…
Bridge Improvers (Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm)
Bridge is more than just a card game, it is a new skill that will give you a new outlook on life. You will improve your memory, make new friends, discover a pastime that costs…
Chinese (Mandarin) course
现在学中文 First, you will get to grasp with some Chinese characters. Chinese characters are taught according to the character formation system. Pinyin is introduced to the students from the very beginning. The Pinyin above the Chinese…
Computers (Love your IPAD)
This course will help iPad users gain knowledge to use their iPad with confidence. The course will have plenty of hands on practice with the iPad over the six weeks term. The aim is for…
Free Computer Training Digital Skills for Citizens (Saturdays 10am-12pm)
Free course funded by Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment Students should be from either of the groups listed below: Age profile 45+ Farming communities Small business owners (<10 people) Unemployed persons Persons with…
Cookery (Healthy Dishes From Around The World)
This hands on Cookery course will take you on a journey around the world, from the heart of Spain through Italy, across to the Moroccan countryside and further afield. Delicious, vibrant and healthy cooking shown…
Creative Writing (Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm)
Creative Writing: (Beginner’s Course)  The course will cover the creative process, writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry and will cover aspects of going public with ones work. With our highly recommended tutor, this is a must course for…
Dance Fitness Class: Latin in Line (Sat 11am-12pm)
A fun way to get fit and learn the Cha Cha, Samba, Jive etc. No partner necessary. Starts Sat. 22nd Sept. 2018  10 weeks €80              11am – 12pm
English as a Second Language (Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm)
What is FCE? FCE stands for First Certificate in English and it is one of the most popular Cambridge English qualifications accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide. Who is it for? It…
Fashion Design for Beginners (Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm)
Pick up new skills and unleash your creativity with guidance from Fashion Designer Paul Alexander. It’s all about personal growth in a fun environment at Project Fashion. Our aim on this workshop is to introduce…
Fashion Design for Teenagers (Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm)
Pick up new skills and unleash your creativity with guidance from Fashion Designer Paul Alexander. It’s all about personal growth in a fun environment at Project Fashion. Our aim on this workshop is to introduce…
First Aid
This First Aid course, run in conjunction with the Civil Defence, is suitable for those wishing to provide First Aid in the family, sports and the workplace. Training includes CPR, recognition of life threats, treatment…
Gardening for Beginners (Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm)
Learn the fundamentals of growing plants (both edible and ornamental) successfully and of gardening getting the most out of your space, no matter how small. The course aims to introduce participants to the basics of…
German Beginners and Basic Improvers (Saturdays 10am-12pm)
Introductory course to learn the basics of spoken and written German. The emphasis will be on the spoken language, but students will also be given the grammar structures essential to become aware of how the language…
Golf
Get your Golf skills down to a tee with this course run by Portmarnock Community School.   This Golf course will cover:  Technique for a variety of shots  Club selection  Introduction to…
Guitar (Beginners and Improvers on Tuesday nights)
Limited to 6 students so book early to avoid disappointment.   Improver’s and past students are welcome to join the class also. The aim of the course is to give you the skill set to:…
Italian Beginners (Saturday's 10am-12pm)
The Italian language is one of culture and travel. Speaking and understanding Italian is necessary to fully discover a country rich in history, art and literature. Italian also means “Made in Italy” and everyone loves…
Italian Improvers
Italian is the language of culture. Some of the most important artists, painters and writers were born in Italy. Italian also means “Made in Italy” and everybody loves Italian food, fashion, cars and design. It is…
Mindfulness (Stress Management)
This course teaches participants a number of different mindfulness practices that can help you deal with stress more effectively and improve your health and well-being. We will introduce a number of different practices to cultivate…
Ukulele for Beginners (Tuesdays 8-9:30pm)
The course is designed to help students of all ages get to grips with this popular ukelele instrument and learn the ukulele in a fun and exciting way. Get the skill set to learn and…
Art (Painting)
Introducing you to the basic elements in art. Colour, Composition, Perspective, etc. using varied medium-oils, acrylics, and watercolours. Painting is something anyone can try at any stage of life. Enjoy this creative, absorbing and relaxing…
Photography DSLR Course (Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm)
Photography DSLR Course (For Digital Single-lens reflex Cameras) This course will be suitable for both beginners and those with some experiences of DSLR photography but who wish to improve their understanding of their camera’s abilities.…
Pilates (For all Stages in Life)
The Tuesday Class will be for beginners, and the Wednesday class for more advanced students. It will involve challenging (non aerobic) matwork Pilates class is for people of all age. It promises to improve core strength…
Pilates Pre and Post Natal (Thursdays 8-9pm)
Pilates is the best form of exercise during pregnancy as it focuses on gently strengthening the core and pelvic floor muscles, stretching the back as well as maintaining full flexibility. It’s super in aiding post delivery…
Pottery (Saturdays 10am-12pm)
Want to learn the art of throwing pots on a potters wheel? Join our fun relaxing class making candle holders, soapdishes, and many more functional objects, and create clay animal sculptures using the pinchpot method.…
Beginners Spanish
Get ready for summer holidays with Beginners Spanish at Portmarnock Community School. This Spanish introductory course will give you a good grounding in the basics of the Spanish language with an emphasis on dialogue and…
Spanish Advanced Conversational (Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm)
Advanced Conversational Spanish Have you practised your Spanish for a long while but you still don't feel confident enough? Well, this course is perfect for you! Once you have a base to work with, you…
Spanish Improvers (Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm)
This Spanish Improvers course will help you to improve and gain confidence with your Spanish skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Emphasis on practising everyday and holiday situations, listening and grammar exercises. Ideal for those who…
Volleyball (Thursdays 8pm - late)
Social volleyball for men and women of all ages. No experience necessary. The aim for this year is to enter some tournaments with a hope of entering the national league competitions in 2018. Follow Portmarnock…
Tai-Chi ( Wednesdays Beginners 7 – 8pm or Improvers 7:00 – 8:30pm)
Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme: Tai-Chi can be practiced at any age and practiced to a level of intensity that best suits your goals, whether they be learning how to relax and manage stress,…
Tai-Chi (Wednesdays Beginners 7 – 8pm and Improvers 8:00 – 9:30pm)
Tai-Chi can be practiced at any age and practiced to a level of intensity that best suits your goals, whether they be learning how to relax and manage stress, using Tai-Chi as an aid to…
Pickleball (Modified Tennis) (Mondays 7-8:30pm)
A racquet sport combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop…
Tin Whistle (Tuesday evenings)
Tin Whistle Saturday course at Portmarnock Community School.   For those who would like to play the tin whistle and get in touch with their musical skills. ’D’ tuning whistle required. Limited to 10 students…
Yoga (Tuesdays. Beginners 7:15-8:15)
Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme: The hatha yoga practice is where all yoga is derived from and is a wonderful place for beginners to start. You will be guided mindfully through a variety of yoga…
Yoga (Tuesdays. Beginners 7:15-8:15)
Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme: The hatha yoga practice is where all yoga is derived from and is a wonderful place for beginners to start. You will be guided mindfully through a variety of yoga…
Yoga for Pregnancy (Mondays 7-8pm)
Yoga for pregnancy: Practising gentle yoga can be the key to a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy, while helping you to discover trust and confidence in your natural resources for labour and birth. Pregnancy yoga will…
Zumba (Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm)
Perfect For: Everybody and every body! Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together exercise. How it works: We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high intensity moves for an interval-style,…

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