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 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.
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.
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.
After all the excitement of the Bake Sale and Junior Sports Day everybody had a picnic on the yard.
Friday fifteenth was a great day at school. We all enjoyed it. Míle buiochas do gach duine.
Our annual Sports Day was held on Friday May 25th. It was a beautiful day and a huge success.
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.
Autumn Art: there is some wonderful art to be seen all around the school this Autumn.
Halloween Fun Fundraisor: Scary Siúlóid Scoile
This year fifth and sixth classes are organising a great school fundraiser. We would like everybody to dress up in a Halloween costume without a mask. We hope to raise much needed school funds by charging €2 per person to go on the walk. The scary siúlóid will take place between 11.15 and 12.15 on Friday October 27th, weather permitting.
Junior Infants:our new Junior Infants are well settled in school now, and they are working and playing happily.
Retirements: we would like to wish Ms Riordan and Mrs Moran all the best in their retirement. Míle buiochas to both of you for all your hard work and dedication during your time here in The Pres. We will miss you both. May you have many years of health and happiness with your families. Slán agus beannacht.
Farewell: to our sixth classes,to our first class boys and to the Language Units boys and girls, who are returning to their local schools. We wish you all the best in the future.
Holidays: we hope everybody has a wonderful Summer holiday, we will see you all on August 31st.
Sixth Class Play : June 22nd
Sixth class put on a brilliant play this year. They entertained the school first and then their families.
The play told the story of Jackie and The Beanstalk, with lots of interesting characters included in the story. There was lots of singing, dancing and some great lines! There is a lot of talent in sixth class! The audience loved it and really got into the spirit of the play. The costumes and set were great. Thanks to Mrs Mc Dermot, sixth class teachers, sound engineers, Grainne and Ciara, and to the girls who put on a brilliant show. Everybody loved it!
There were lots of sporting activities on June 21st. It was a beautiful sunny day.
Junior Fun Sports
Senior Infants and First classes were dressed in their team colours, and enjoyed lots of novelty races.
Everybody had a great day, a big thank you to our teachers, and to our Mammies and Daddies who came to cheer us on.
While the Juniors were busy with their sports, Fifth and Sixth Classes were having a Rugby Blitz. The teams in the Blitz were Bangladesh, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and South Africa.
The final took place between Ireland and Poland. There was lots of cheering for both sides, but after a great display of skills, Ireland were the winners. Míle buiochas to Ms Bolger, our coach Noel Devin and his assistants, and to fifth and sixth class players, who entertained us all.
Going on Tour
It’s the school tours season now. Some boys and girls have already been on their tours, and others are looking forward to theirs. But for our Junior Infants, June 14th 2017 was their First School Tour, a Teddy Bear’s Picnic in a “surprise” location!
Everybody had a great day, and came back tired and happy. Teddies enjoyed it too! Thanks teachers for bringing us.
Cake Sale 2017
Our annual cake sale took place on Friday June 9th. There were some delicious cakes, buns, pastries, brownies, cup cakes and biscuits for sale. There were some great bargains to be had on the books and novelties stalls. There were competitions guessing the sweets in the jar, raffles and special offers.
Junior Infant Fun Day
Junior Infant Fun Day took place on June 2nd. It was brilliant, everybody had a great time. There were lots of fun activities in different stations going on around the school indoors and outdoors.
Our Fun Day was great. The sun shone and all our Junior Infants enjoyed it. A big Thank You to their teachers, to all the other teachers involved, to their parents,to members of the Parents’ Council, who provided tea and coffee and to sixth class girls. Bhí an lá ag gach duine.
Silver Circle Draw: A big thank you to all the parents, boys, girls, neighbours, friends and families who supported the draw. Over €7000 was raised. The money raised will go towards the resurfacing of the Junior Yard. The draw was held on May 17th. Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Fifth Class, Junior Entrepreneurs were in Lyrath Hotel to showcase their product, Squishies, on May 17th. It was a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience. A big thank you to Ms O’ Meara for all her work. Congratulations and well done Fifth Class!
First Holy Communion -May 21st 2017
First Holy Communion took place on Sunday May 21st for our Second Class girls, and the boys from CBS. It was a lovely ceremony, the choir sang beautifully, and everybody looked great. A big thank you to Mrs Millea and Ms Mc Carthy ,our second class teachers, for preparing our girls for the sacrament and to Mrs Fitzpatrick for her work with the choir. We hope you all had a great day with your families.
New Junior Infants: we welcomed our new Junior Infants and their parents to the school on May 24th.
Senior Sports Day 2017
Sports day was held on May 26th. It was a brilliant day. The sun shone and parents and pupils enjoyed the event.
What a lovely surprise we all got when Billy arrived with his ice cream van! Thank you very much Parents’ Council for such a lovely treat, on a hot and sunny day, after all that running and racing.
Parents’ Council Tablet Draw
A big thank you to Ms Bolger, Mrs Moran, The Parents Council, Ms Deasy and to all the teachers involved and to the boys and girls who took part. Thank you to all the parents who came to support and cheer on their boys and girls. Bhí lá iontach ag gach duine.
Wassa Wassa : drumming classes took place on May 29th and 30th. They were great fun.
We had a very exciting international tag rugby championship at the end of the season in March 2016. Our coach Noel and his son Ben refereed it. France and Spain were finalists, France were the winners. Congratulations!
Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Noel, Ben, Ms Bolger agus na foirne. We all loved this sporting event.
Cinderella – A Pantomime was a very entertaining event in June 2014
Goldilocks and the Five Bears and The Six little pigs were the 6th class musicals of 2013.
6th class staged the musical Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in June 2012.
Some of the Red Riding Hood cast
High Drama in Pink
The plot thickens
Red Riding Hood with her pistol
All classes enjoy Speech and Drama classes and go to the theatre regularly. We also have visiting players. At Christmas time we have some great Nativity plays. In 2011 Fifth Class entertained us with Julius Ceasar, conducted by Ms. Maar Bolger.
Drama June 2011
These plays were “The Revenge of the Three Bears” & The Lady of Shallotte, written and directed by Miss Bolger. There was great audience participation. We loved the sixties music and beehive hairstyles. It was great entertainment. We wonder if any of our past pupils will have a career on the stage!