May 2019

Book Fair : the book fair took place in the hall on May 2nd and 3rd. It was a great success. All the classes visited it and got some lovely books. Thanks to Miss Moran for all her work on the Book Fair and We are Writers project.

Enjoying the Book Fair
Lots of great books on sale
Lovely posters on sale too
We are Writers!

May Flowers: girls in Room 10 were busy planting flowers. We look forward to seeing them come into bloom.

Green fingers in Room 10

April

Welcome back everybody. We hope you all had a lovely time during the Easter holidays, and are all set for another busy term.

Bunny Breakfast was a brilliant success, lots of money was raised for the sensory area in the school. A huge thank you to all the teachers involved. Thanks also the The Easter Bunny who made a guest appearance, boys and girls, and their parents who supported it, and to our very generous sponsors: Supervalu Market Cross, Aldi, The Gourmet Store, Tess’s Home Bakery and The Cathedral Ca

Confirmation: Congratulations to the Sixth Class girls who made their Confirmation on April 6th.

First Holy Communion  will take place on Sunday May 19th.

We Are Writers book is here, and we hope you are all enjoying the Pres collection of poems and stories. Treasure it.

March: Seachtain na Gaeilge

Ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí lá iontach ag gach duine ar an 14 ú de Márta. Bhí dánta, amhráin, ceol, rince, seó faisean agus céilí sa halla.

Three Cheers for Saint Patrick!

Cailíní ag rince
Féach orainn ar an staitse!
Ceol le Pól
Rinceoirí na scoile
Gléasta go hálainn don lá
Ms Lisa Browne’s choir proudly holding their trophy
Beautiful singing, congratulations on your win.
Seó faisean
seó gúna mhaisiuil
Gaeilgeoirí na Scoile, Comhghairdeas!

Everybody looked great and had a wonderful day  celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge. Thanks to all the teachers for all their work preparing for the concert and ceilí. Thanks also to the musicians, and to all the boys and girls for entertaining everybody. Míle buiochas agus tá súil againn go mbainfidh sibh go léir taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine.

January 2019

Health Promotion Activities 

There are lots of activities going on in school this month to promote a healthy lifestyle for all of us. Classes are doing Go Noodle Dancing,   10 @ 10, 12 @ 12 Operation Transformation , Teddy Bear Rock n Roll, yard laps, mindfulness and rethink your drink, to name a few.On Fridays we have Yard Dancing. It’s a great fun and good for everybody.

Room 2 10@10
Let’s do this.
Look at our moves!
Dancing on the “stage” in Room 3!
Room 8-we LOVE to dance!
Yard Dancing
Fun Friday Dancing
Mrs Millea’s Class in Room 13 have made us rethink our drinks!

There are lots of clubs in the locality with a huge variety of enjoyable activities going on, see the list for details.

Health Promotion Committee January Activity

 

December 2018

Visit of Santa

What a lovely surprise we all got when a very special visitor flew in from The North Pole! He paid a flying visit and left some treats.

Santa with the boys and girls in Room 1, everybody is speechless!
Santa in Room 2, can you believe it?! His helpers came too .
Everybody in Room 3 was very excited.
Room 5, we love Santa!
Ms Deasy, Ms Dunne and all Santa’s fans in Room 6
Room 7 , hurrah for Santa!
Room 8 say Santa is the best!
Room 9 and Room 17 sing for Santa
Santa had a huge crowd of fans from Rooms 10, 11, 12, 13 and 18 in the hall.

Thank you so much Santa,for coming to visit us, and bringing us treats. We know you are REALLY busy, but we hope you Mrs C, and the elves get a good rest after Christmas.

Christmas Shows

It’s A Baby was the Senior Infant  show put on for us by Rooms 6, 7 and 8. It was a wonderful performance.

Some of the cast of the show all set for their performance
More of our Senior Infant stars, looking good
Mary, Joseph, Kings and shepherds and of course Baby Jesus
All our Senior Infants on stage, great singing and actions.

We all loved the show, it was a great performance. Thank you very much to the Senior Infant teachers and their helpers, and to the boys and girls who played their parts so well. All the Senior Infant families loved the show.

 

 

Whoops a Daisy Angel was the show put on for the school and Junior infant parents. It was brilliant! The show tells the story of a very forgetful clumsy angel. With the help of all her friends, she brings everybody to see Baby Jesus.

Some of the stars of the show

 

More glittering stars

 

Looking good and all set for the stage

 

All of our wonderful stars from Rooms 1, 2 and 3

 

We were treated to wonderful singing at the end of the show.

 

Santa played his part!

It was a wonderful show. Everybody really enjoyed it. A big thank you to the teachers and helpers, for all their preparation work, to our Junior Infants for entertaining us and to all the proud Mams and Dads.

The Bossy king is a well known favourite in the school with First Class. This year Rooms  4, 5, 6 and 17 put on a great show. Everybody loved the singing and the actions.

The Bossy King and friends

 

The young king with family and friends

 

Rooms 3, 4, 5 and 17 on stage in moonlight

 

“Where’s the King?”, The Bossy King and subjects want to know.

 

The Bossy King goes to visit the real king.

 

The Bossy King is not bossy anymore. We hope things don’t change!

Everybody loved The Bossy King and joined in all the actions. We were entertained with a lovely poem and song after the play. Míle buiochas do na muinteoirí agus do na buachaillí agus na cailíní i Seomraí a 4, 5, 6 agus a 17. Your families will be very proud of the wonderful performance.

Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival at St Canice’s Cathedral

 

Most classes paid a visit to St Canice’s to see 120 trees of all shapes and sizes. There were some magnificent works of art and creativity to be seen. We had four fabulous entries from our school.

The Odd Sock Tree is the creation of Mrs Millea, Mrs O’Shea and their boys and girls.

 

Ms O’ Donoghue and her boys and girls created this roll tree.

 

The Word Tree is the creation of Ms Doyle and her boys and girls.

 

The Tea tree was created by Ms Murphy with assistance from Room 1 and 6th class.

Congratulations Ms Murphy and your helpers. The favourite Tree Vote has been announced and its the The Teariffic Christmas tree! Fantastic news, worth all the hard work ! Well done !

Room 6 boys and girls enjoyed their trip to see the trees.

 

More wonderful trees, which one will we vote for?

Junior Yard

The Junior Yard looks fantastic now, thanks to the huge effort made by the parents council and everybody who took part in the fundraising for the resurfacing. Room 5 boys and girls were the first to try it out.

This is fun.

 

We love the yard.

 

Playtime is great.

 

Thanks everybody for our fun yard.

All Fundraising from now on goes towards resurfacing the Senior Yard. Tickets for the Bumper Christmas raffle go on sale on Monday December 3rd. €1 for a strip,or 6 strips €5, lots of wonderful prizes, please support.

November 2018

Team Hope:we had an absolutely brilliant response to Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. A big thank you to all our parents, boys and girls for supporting such a worthy cause. Your generosity will make a big difference in the lives of children in need.

Some of our boys and girls with a selection of shoeboxes

Nano Nagle 300

We here at the Presentation are celebrating  the life and legacy of Nano Nagle this month. We have lots of art work, projects and activities based on her life and work. On Wednesday we celebrated with a special Mass.

Celebration Mass in the Cathedral: November 21st 2018

Bishop Farrell concelebrated Mass with Fr Carroll and Fr Scriven. Presentation Primary girls from 2nd to 6th,  and Presentation Secondary girls, their principals and teachers and invited guests were present to take part in the celebration of Nano Nagle’s life and work. Girls from both schools took part in the ceremony and readings. We were treated to spectacular music and singing. It was great so see so many of our past teachers and past pupils there. A huge thank you to  the Clergy, Presentation Sisters, teachers, members of the community, musicians, the choir and those who trained them, those who read, presentation girls, and to all who contributed to make this Mass a wonderful celebration. Míle buiochas do gach duine , bhí sé go hiontach.

Art Competition Winners, congratulations to everybody who won a medal for their art work, well done !

Lanterns are swinging.

More lantern art

Girls from Room 12 with their art work

Nano Nagle Project

 

October 2018

NCBI (National Council for the blind of Ireland)  invited us to collect bags of unwanted clothes for charity. In return they  donated €5 for every filled black refuse sack to the school.Collection took place on October 5th and 6th. A big thank you to all who donated bags of clothes.

Halloween News

Scary Siúlóid took place on Friday 26th from 11.30-12.30pm. Everybody dressed up in amazing Halloween costumes  and brought  in €2, which went to school funds. Thank you very much Ms Bolger for organizing this event. After the walk downtown, there was a disco in the yard. It was a brilliant day.

Winchilla and friends in Room 2.

Wonderful costumes

Alice in Wonderland and friends in Room 1. Wow don’t they look great!

Ms Dunne, and boys and girls in Room 6 look amazing!

Mary Poppins and friends in Room 7

Boys and girls from Room 8 looking good.

Hi from Room 9

Clare and Avril with Clare’s weird and wonderful brain cake!

Buzz the Bee and Winchilla led the walk.

Everybody had to pay €2 in advance to get out the scary gate.

Mums and Dads came out to support us.

Scary characters took over the streets!

An orderly line headed for Market Cross

The invasion of the mall

We were not the only scary people in Market Cross!

This is a really fun day!

Ms Deasy in Market Cross

Donald Trump was there too, he’s very scary!

Back to the yard for the disco, everybody lets dance!

Very Cool

We are having fun.

We love this, Happy Halloween!

One of our great dancers

We all had a great day. Thanks to everybody for making such a huge effort dressing up, bringing in money and taking part in all the fun. Happy Halloween everybody, enjoy the mid term.

Nano Nagle 300 On Wednesday November 21st we will celebrate the 300th Birthday of Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation Order, with a joint Mass with the Presentation Secondary School in St Mary’s Cathedral.

Christmas Card Fundraiser:all the children have designed their own cards, which will be printed and packaged into a pack of 10. Parents can buy these for €8, €3 will go towards school fundraising. Thank you Ms Cummins for co- ordinating this.

Shoe Box Appeal: May Callanan from Team Hope spoke to the children about this very deserving charity. She gave good advice and suggestions as to what should go into the shoe box. We urge you to support this charity. Don’t forget the 4 W’s when you are shopping-Wash, Write, Wear +Wow and the €4 donation.

Sport: 5th and 6th classes took part in the Schools League Gaelic Football Competition. Thank you to all involved in the training. 5th and 6th classes are also enjoying tag Rugby and 5th class are starting soccer training soon. Swimming lessons are going really well too. Everybody is enjoying all these sporting activities.

Health Promoting Schools: we have some new members joining the committee, and they will be letting us know their plans for the future.

Music, Drama, Debating and Dancing: all of these activities are going on throughout the school.

Parents Council News: now that the Junior yard has been resurfaced, thanks to all the fundraising from Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire, our Parents Council are busy organizing playground games. These games will be painted in the yard in the coming weeks.                                                                                                                                      An Anti bullying talk will take place on December 6th.                                                                                                            The school is looking for donations for our Christmas raffle-toys, hampers , vouchers, etc.                                              Meetings: First Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm                                                                                            Contacts: Carmel :087 6625227, Caroline: 087 4138546,  Joanne: 087  6956607

Text -a-Parent: you can download the new app on your phone http://app.textaparent.ie/get/app, it costs half the price of an ordinary text message.

Dates For Your Diary:   November : 14th/15th -Parent Teacher meetings                                                                                                                                                     23rd-half day -12.30 for Presentation Day                                                                                                                  December :-Anti-Bullying Talk                                                                                                                                                                                     21st-Christmas Holidays @12.00                                                                                                                                      January:-7th -school reopens

 

September 2018

Welcome back everybody. A special welcome to our Junior infants and boys and girls new to the school from Senior Infants to Sixth. We hope you have a great year in school. Everybody has settled in well and are enjoying the new year at school. We are so lucky to have our Junior Yard resurfaced.

Junior Infants playing in the September sun

We love going out to play.

Rooms 1, 2 and 3 say a big
Thank You to parents and friends for this huge cheque!

June 2018

June was a really busy month for all of us at school. We had school tours, trips to the Castle Park, Junior Sports Day, Bake Sale and of course the Sixth Class play. We would like to thank  Ms Deasy, the staff, all the boys and girls in our school for a great year. We wish those of you going to the CBS, to Second level and other schools all the best in the future. We would like to thank our wonderful Parent Council for all their hard work and support throughout the year. Who wants to be a Thousandaire, was a brilliant success, the cheque for a whopping €25,000 was given to Ms Deasy on June 28th. We will see the fruits of your labour, when we return to a resurfaced Junior yard next year. Have a wonderful Summer, hope the sun continues to shine. See you on August 30th. Slán agus beannacht.

 

Sixth Class Play -Once Upon a Fairy Tale

The wicked witch has burned all the Fairy tales!

A world without Fairy Tales ! What are we going to do?

The wicked witch wanted to kidnap the fairy Queen

Paddy Mac tells everyone that Gretel ate The Poor Gingerbread Man!

The dwarfs found Paddy Mac and Paddy Whack.

All the Fairy Tale characters are back together.

The Grand finale-and “they all lived happily ever after”.

The sixth classes from Rooms 15 and 16 put on a very entertaining play for the school and their parents. A big thank you to Mrs Mc Dermot, Ms Carrigan, Ms Collins and our actors from sixth class. It was a great show.

Bake Sale

The annual bake sale took place on Friday June 15th. It was a brilliant success. There were lots of delicious goodies on sale. A big thank you to Ms Bolger, fifth class, and all the teachers and girls who helped out. We could not have a Bake Sale without bakers and customers! A big thank you also to all the parents and junior bakers for providing the wonderful variety of cakes and buns, and the money for the boys and girls to buy them. It is much appreciated.

We will enjoy these!

We love buying and selling cakes and buns.

Can’t wait to eat these.

Happy shoppers and helpers

What a great display!

We love buns!

Junior Sports Day

Junior Sports Day was held on June 15th. It was great fun. We had a variety of novelty races. Everybody dressed in their team colours with matching face paint. Families came to cheer the teams on.

Great colours on all the teams

We are ready to go.

Concentration is needed here.

I can do it.

I can do it too!

Hoops are great.

Sack race

The Picnic

After all the excitement of the Bake Sale and Junior Sports Day everybody had a picnic on the yard.

Girls enjoying their picnic

It’s good to sit and enjoy our picnic.

We have the Friday feeling.

Friday fifteenth was a great day at school. We all enjoyed it. Míle buiochas do gach duine.

May 2018

Sports Day 2018 May 25th

Our annual Sports Day was held on Friday May 25th. It was a beautiful day and a huge success.

Second Class Short race

Fourth class short race

Long Race

Happy group of medal winners!

Second Class Sack Race

Senior Sack Race

Everybody enjoyed the races.

Lots of cheers for Mums’ Race!

Dads were cheered on too!

Winning Mums and Dads proudly show their medals.

Dad and daughter are winners.

Well done girls!

Three Legged Race Winners

Long Race

Relay Race

Teachers’ Race

Winning Teachers

There’s a big queue for ice-cream after sports day.

We LOVE ice-cream thank you!

A big thank you to the Parents Council, Ms Bolger, Ms Cummins, 5th class, and to all the teachers and parents involved in Sports Day. A lot of work went into the preparation, time table, setting up and tidying up.  It was brilliant. The sun shone, everybody had great fun and the ice-cream was yummy.

First Holy Communion May 20th 2018

Second class girls from Rooms 13 and 9 made their first Holy Communion with CBS boys, and Mother of Fair Love boys and girls on Sunday May 20th. Mr Brennan’s CBS Choir sang with our 5th and 6th class girls. It was a beautiful ceremony. The girls looked gorgeous in their beautiful dresses. We hope everybody had a great day with their families. A big thank you to their teachers, Mrs Millea and Ms Cuddihy for all their work preparing the girls for the event. Thanks to Ms Fitzpatrick and Mr Brennan for their work with the choir. It was a wonderful occasion.

Second Class Girls from Rooms 9 and 18