We are very fortunate to have Philip Campion coaching our boys and girls from 1st to 5th classes this term in GAA skills. Philip is working in conjunction with the Dicksboro Club and the Kilkenny County Board as our local Games Promotion Officer. We are delighted to have him on board and all the classes look forward to his coaching sessions on Tuesdays.
Here we some of our second and fifth class girls learning their skills from Philip.
First Holy Communion
Congratulations to our Second Class girls who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 7th . It was a lovely ceremony. A big thank you to their teachers, Fr Scriven, Sr Maria and the the Browne family for the beautiful music. We hope you all had a great day celebrating with your families.
Here we can see the girls preparing for the ceremony and displaying their lovely art work.
First Holy Communion Day 2022
Our Second Class girls in Ms Moran’s class, Mr Burke’s class and Ms Dunne’s looked fabulous in The Cathedral.
We are delighted that Irish Dancing classes are back again, They are on in the hall every Thursday from 1.30 to 3.30.
We can see our Senior Infants learning their dancing skills and having great fun with Ms Evelyn White
Summer Art Crafts and Projects
We can see lots of beautiful art work and craft work , English writing and project work all around the school. The fifth class girls in Ms Doyle’s Room 14 displayed their amazing fairy village.
Welcome back everybody. We hope you and your families had a lovely break and you are all set for a new year in school. We hope everybody and their families stay well in 2022 and in the future. Please see Aladdin for Covid 19 vaccination information for children aged 5 -11 from the HSE.
Junior Infants have been out every morning with their teachers and SNA’s doing their steps.
Tag Rugby: third and fourth classes from Rooms 14, 18 and 21 are learning to play tag rugby and being coached by Noel Devlin. They are really enjoying it.
Spikeball: fifth and sixth classes are being taught Spikeball by Presentation TY students.
A big thank you to the coaches for teaching our girls the skills of the game.
Art, Crafts and Projects
The corridors are full of art work and project work that is going on in all the classes around the school.
Christmas babies: congratulations to Ms Lorraine Murphy and Ms Deirdre Malone on the birth of their two boys this month, we wish you and your families lots of joy with your two beautiful babies, Aaron and Tommy.
Parents’ Council: thank you very much for the lovely Christmas treats you sent in for the boys and girls. Thank you also for all the work that you do for the benefit of the school throughout the year. It is much appreciated by all of us.
ChristmasRaffle We had some fabulous prizes in this years raffle, congratulations to all the winners! A huge thank you to Mrs O’ Shea and Mrs Millea for all their work in putting together all the beautiful hampers. The raffle was on Friday December 17th. Thanks to everybody who bought tickets and brought in goods for the hamper appeal. Míle buiochas do gach duine.
Friday December 10th was Christmas colours, red and green and or jumpers day! Everybody looked great! Please see our Christmas message to you all on Aladdin. Thanks to everybody for their lovely multilingual messages, jokes, songs, dances and poems. Ms Maria Kealy did a brilliant job putting the video together, míle buiochas.
Christmas and Winter Art
There is some beautiful Christmas and Winter art work to be seen all around the school.
We hope everybody has a lovely Christmas holiday, and all our boys and girls and their families stay safe and well. We will see you all on Thursday January 6th 2022!
October was a very busy month in the Pres. We said farewell to Frances. We checked to see how our Junior Infants were getting on and of course we had Halloween art and dressing up day.
Farewell Frances 08/10/2021
On Friday we celebrated France’s retirement with her. She is loved by children, staff, parents and anyone who met her, for her kindness, efficiency and good humour. Everyone wore bright colours to celebrate. Ms Kealy coordinated a video with messages from all the staff and classes. Ms Dwyer wrote a song to the tune of Abba’s Dancing Queen, which everybody sang in the yard in her honour. We would like to thank everybody who made it such a special day. We wish her many happy years of health, happiness and fun with her family. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Ms Theresa Kelly, our new secretary, to the school. We hope she will be very happy here in the Pres.
Here is Frances with one representative from each classroom, all wishing her well on her last day.
The whole event gets the thumbs up from the lady herself!
Baby Seanie slept through his Granny’s farewell!
PresBaby Boys: congratulations to Ms Kelly, Ms Hennessy, Ms Simpson and Ms O’ Donoghue on the birth of their baby boys recently. We wish themselves and their families all the best with their bundles of joy.
Junior Infants Class of 2021/22
Our Junior Infants have settled in really well by now and are enjoying school. Here are some boys and girls from Rooms 1, 2 and 3.
We have lots of happy boys and girls in Rooms 1, 2 and 3
Our student noticeboard has a great display of some of the art work that is going on around the school this term.
There was some wonderful art work to be seen all around the school. Here are some examples.
Halloween Dressing Up Day 22/10/21
We had a great day at school on Friday October 22nd. All the staff and boys and girls dressed up. There were some amazing outfits to be seen all around the school.
Everybody had a great day. We would like to thank you all for making such a big effort to make it such fun, and for contributing to school funds. We hope everybody enjoyed the mid term break, had fun and stayed safe.
Music generation is Ireland’s national music education programme, whose aim is to provide high quality music education to children and young people.
We had a visit recently from music generation’s very talented instructors. They gave lessons in drumming to our younger classes and dance lessons to everybody from 2nd to 6th classes. It was all great fun and all the boys and girls learned a lot.
Fifth Class love the dance class.
Sports and Tours
This year we had sports and tours with a difference. Classes stayed local and enjoyed all the wonderful things that Kilkenny has to offer within walking distance of our school. Every class is did their own sporting activities and had lots of fun being out and about.
Here are the girls from Room 14 enjoying their sports day.
All classes went out and enjoyed their sports at different days and times in the last two weeks in June. The green area was very busy!
Zany Hair and Mad Socks Day !
On Friday June 25th all adults and children had amazing hair styles and socks ! It was great fun. Everybody brought in €2 which was spent on yummy treats like pizza and ice cream.
Great hair !
Zoom Graduation and Prayer Service
This year we said farewell to our 6th class by zoom. We had a lovely ceremony. We wish our 6th class pupils all the best in the future.
Sixth Class 2021
We had a lovely end of year prayer service on June 30th by zoom also.
We hope everybody has a wonderful Summer. Enjoy it and stay safe. school reopens on September 1st.
We have had a very busy term since everybody came back to school. There is an amazing amount of art and project work to be seen all around the school.
We hope we don’t get much Summer rain !
Every Child a Reader Competition
We were so lucky that our school was chosen to receive a library of books from Children’s Books Ireland Míle Buiochas Ms Ciara Moran for all your work on this fantastic project. Click on the link below for more information.
There have been lots of events and activities going on this month. We had a great fund raising and fun event on Christmas Jumper Day on December 11th. €800 was raised for Down Syndrome Ireland, Kilkenny Branch. A big thank you to everybody for their generosity. Thank you also for all your donations for the Christmas hampers. It was a great success.
Sporting Activities: we have had cycling lessons for 5th and 6th classes and Gaelic Football for 3rd class. The Health Promoting Committee organised laps on the basketball court with an aim of 100 km before Christmas! A lot of classes made posters in support of the Kilkenny Camogie team. Congratulations to them on their fantastic All Ireland win!
Congratulations to Ms Laura Mc Carthy on the birth of her lovely daughter last November. We send her and her family all our best wishes.
Congratulations also to Ms Mairéad Cummins on her new role as principal of Churchtown Primary School in Kildare. We wish her all the best in the future.
Congratulations to the third class girls who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday December 19th.
We have some amazing art work on display all around the school. There is great variety to be seen in work done by all classes.
A Christmas Cracker
Due to Covid 19 restrictions the Christmas concert is now online for you to enjoy! Follow the link below!
You can see all the classes preparing for the Christmas Cracker if you scroll to the end of December news.
Senior Infants have been learning all about different homes.
We have a Positive Post Its Poster with some wonderful suggestions.
We hope you enjoyed viewing an amazing selection of art work from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.
First Holy Communion-third class girls and their teachers were very busy preparing for their First Holy Communion. Everybody had a lovely day with their families on Saturday 19th. It was a long wait! Thanks to Ms Kelly and Ms Murphy for all their work in preparing the girls for the sacrament.
Third Class Group 2
Celebrating Christmas 2020 in The Pres -Christmas Cracker Preparations
All the classes were busy preparing their Christmas item to entertain you , as we couldn’t have our usual Christmas Concerts this year. Their hard work paid off as you can see from The Christmas Cracker!
Ranganna a sé , ag canadh go binn
We hope you enjoyed viewing all our Christmas art, poems, songs and dancing. We had a lovely zoom Prayer service on December 22nd.
We wish everybody a happy and safe Christmas with their families. Bain taitneamh as laethanta saoire na Nollag. Feicimíd gach éinne arís i 2021.
We have been very busy this month. We celebrated World Kindness Day on Friday November 13th.
Friday November 20th is the day we celebrated Presentation Day, which is also International Children’s Day.
November Art and Projects
All around the school from Junior Infants to Sixth classes, there is wonderful art work on display. We had a competition to celebrate the life of Nano Nagle through art and we got some great entries. We had poems for Nano and a letter to her too. Congratulations to the winners , in every class, choosing the winner was a difficult task, as the standard was very high. Some classes even had two winners! Projects on Science, History and Geography are also on display, they are amazing!
Project work on The Celts
Project work on The Romans
Science Week Art and imagination!
Classy Creative Craftwork
Thought provoking !
Beautiful Winter Scenes
Amazing Art work ! Fabulous Shapes and Colours and Creations !
Wise old owls
Mona Lisa looks amazing!
Energy Saving Ideas
Project on The Titanic
Very creative work
Pointillism technique paintings inspired by The Cliffs of Moher
Leaf Collages created from Autumn leaves , so lovely!
We celebrated the life and work of Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation order on the week beginning November 16th. Everyone listened to her amazing story on the intercom and all classes took part in the art competition. We had a Zoom Prayer Service on Friday Morning and Ms Deasy announced the names of all the winners of the competition . Well Done everybody! Presentation day November 21st was celebrated with a half day on Friday November 20th.
Sixth classes have completed their course with Cycle Right training. Fifth class have now just started their 6-week cycling course. They will spend five weeks on the yard learning all about safe cycling. Their last lesson is then on the road, putting into practice all they have learned. We wish them the best of luck and safe cycling in the future.
All the girls are enjoying these lessons and will have made great progress by the end of their six weeks training. it is a great way to exercise in a safe way.
June has been an incredibly busy month in the Pres. We have had school tours, 3 Sports Days, Junior Infant Fun Day, Sixth Class Show, Bake sale , official opening of the Junior Yard, to mention a few of our events.
Senior Infants Sports Day
Senior Infants had their novelty sports day on June 25th. They had great fun.
Thanks to our teachers for the fun sports days and thanks to the Mams and Dads who came to enjoy the fun in the sun.
Junior Infant Fun Day
Junior Infant Fun Day took place on June 26th. The sun shone and everybody had a great time. There was a huge variety of activities to enjoy. All the Junior infants took part in parachute games, Gaelic football skills, novelty races and target practice. There were sand stations and water and bubble stations, They also enjoyed face painting and a Disco! Thank you so much to the Junior Infant teachers and to the other teachers involved. A big thank you also to Sixth Class, who were fantastic helpers in all the activities.
Sixth Class Play: Jo White and The Seven
Sixth class put on a great play for the school and their parents on June 18th and 20th. Everybody enjoyed it, and there was lots of humour and talent on display.
Junior fun Sports Day
First classes from Rooms 4, 5, 6 and 17 had their fun sports day on Friday 21st. They looked great in their team colours and matching face paints. There was a variety of novelty races and they had great fun.
Thanks to the First Class teachers, face painters and parents who came to support this fun event and support our raffle.
Sports Day 2019
Our annual Sports Day took place on June 19th. It was a brilliant success. The sun shone and everybody had great fun.
A big thank you to Ms Bolger and Ms Cummins for all their hard work and organisation. Thanks to all the teachers involved, and to the parents who came to cheer their children on, and support our raffle. The winners were Keeley in Room 13 and Leanne in Room 10, congratulations girls. Thank you all from 2nd to 6th for taking part and making the day a huge success. Thanks also to John. Míle buiochas!
Junior Infant Cycling Lessons
Junior Infants got a lovely surprise on Friday June 7th. They got cycling lessons from Sprocket Rocket!
Annual Cake Sale
Our annual cake sale took place on June 7th . It was a brilliant success. A big thank you to Ms Bolger, fifth and sixth class teachers, fifth and sixth class pupils, all the teachers who helped, parents who baked wonderful treats, and thanks to the boys and girls who bought the treats ! Thanks also for supporting the school raffle for Zambia. The raffle money is going to provide school supplies for children in Zambia. Ms Murphy is going there in the Summer to work with children there.
The Official Opening of our Junior Yard with Special Guest : Brian Cody
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.