June 2019

June Activities 2019

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.

We need to concentrate.
Can our team win?
All the teams looked great in their team colours. Dad is enjoying it too!
The ball and bat  race was great.
The long relay race is hard, but we can do it.
The sack race is great fun, even if we fall!

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.

Parachute games
Gaelic football skills
Lots to explore here
I can’t wait to start school, its great fun!
Getting ready for target practice
We are having a great time blowing bubbles.
Thank you Sixth Class for face painting.
Don’t we look good, thanks girls.
The sand station  is fun, so is the disco.

 

 

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.

Lady P and her talking phone
Jo White and friends all working for Lady P
They plan a surprise party, but will it happen? Forest the gardener has orders from Lady P.
The dancing trees-can they hide Jo?
Can The Seven save her?
The Seven perform on The Y Factor after taking advice fro Jo, who is living safely in their flat. The judges are impressed. They win the Y Factor!
Prince needs to get away from his parents and get a life, but will it be with Jo?
The Seven save Jo and everybody is happy. Gerty Flirty, Maya Playa and Chloe Showy are very interested in The seven ! The Facebook proposal was rejected cas she’s on Instragram, but they will of course remain friends!
What a great cast and a great show. Thank you sixth classes Ms Mc Dermot, Ms O’ Meara and Ms Browne.

 

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.

We need to concentrate and get the balance right.
Looking good in their colours.
Ball and bat relay race
Sack race
Who will win ?

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.

Happy winners of 6th short race
Second long race winners
Fifth ball under chin winners
Meanwhile Junior Infants were enjoying their cycling lessons
Medal winners from Room 13
Sixth class girls enjoying their success
Sack racing is fun!
The three legged race isn’t easy!
Yes we won yippee!
Fifth Class winners of the 3 legged race
Second Class Relay Race
Mums’ Race
Winning Dads and proud daughters
The Teachers’  Race was very popular with the spectators !
The Winners
Billy came with his ice cream van and there was a 99 for EVERYONE!
What a better way to end the day, than with Ice Cream! Thank you Parents’ Council Yummy!

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!

Listen to Róisín.
This is great.
Thank you Róisín, that was great fun.

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.

Lovely cakes and buns for sale
Come and buy
Lots of treats here

 

The Official Opening of our Junior Yard with Special Guest : Brian Cody

Brian Cody and Miss Deasy both acknowledged the work done fundraising for the resurfacing of the yard. They thanked all involved for all their hard work and dedication.
Dylan cut the ribbon with the help of his dad Tomas and Brian. Deborah’s Garden was then officially opened. Deborah Phelan was a very active member of our Parents’ Council. Sadly she passed away in July 2018. The garden will be a reminder to us all of what a wonderful person she was, sadly missed by her family and friends in The Pres.

 

Boys and girls, come and have fun in Deborah’s Garden.
Ms Deasy announced the winner of the Golden Ticket.
We all sang Circle of Friends.
Brian and the boys-future Kilkenny hurlers we hope!

 

Brian and the Babies! Sr Eileen looks very amused!
After all that excitement, there was a wonderful cake.
Some members of our amazing Parents’ Council.
Thank you SO much for everything.

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

October 2017

Autumn Art: there is some wonderful art to be seen all around the school this Autumn.

Beautiful work
Very artistic
Very creative!
How uplifting!
Wonderful self portraits
Great shape and colours
Halloween Art

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.

Happy people at Aistear time
Look at us at work!
The smiles say it all!
We love Junior Infants.
School is great, but sometimes we can get a little tired. Is it nearly lunchtime?!

 

 

June 2017

June 2017

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.

Baron and Baroness Smug evicting the poor tenants
The Singing Farmers and Ant And And And Dec
The Gremlins have kidnapped the prince.
Jackie sings Mrs Lonely, with The Shabby Old Couple And The Cow as backing group!
Jackie frees the Prince. but will he marry her?
The Cast of the Show
Ant And And And Dec looking for Where’s Wallys
The Prince says “YES” and he and Jackie will “live happily ever after”!

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!

 

June 21st

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.

Having a rest before the races begin
Running for fun!
Almost there!
I can do it.
We need a water break, it’s hot.
Sack races are fun.
Yes!
Flying without wings!

Everybody had a great day, a big thank you to our teachers, and to our Mammies and Daddies who came to cheer us on.

Rugby Blitz

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!

All set for our Surprise Trip
Where’s the bus?
The bus is here, lets go.
Wonder where we are going?
We are going to have a great day.
We are on the bus yippee!

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.

What will I buy they all look great?
We are ready for our customers.
There’s a competition to win this cake.
Come and buy, they are yummy!
Some satisfied customers
We can”t wait to eat these treats!                                                                                                                             Our cake sale was a huge success. A big thank you to our local Supervalu and Dunnes stores for their contributions and support. Thanks also to all the teachers involved in the organisation of the day. Thanks to 5th and 6th classes for all their work. Thanks to all our parents, boys and girls for their wonderful baking. Míle buiochas to everybody who supported the bake sale. We hope you enjoyed your purchases.  It was a great fundraising event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Great face painting! Thanks 6th class artists.
Outdoor hand painting
Parachute fun
6th Class Whistle Blowers who kept everything running on time.
Time for a rest!
Look at us in Fancy Dress!
We love painting!
Water play
We love playing with sand.
We made bubbles.
Girls just want to have fun!

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.

May 2017

 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.

Second Class girls-Rooms 10 and 13, looking wonderful!

 

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.

Second Class -Short race
Room 12 medal winners
4th and 5th class medal winners
Sixth Class proud winners
6th  Class Runners
Second and Third Class Sack Race
Room 11 proud medal winners
We can do this!
Parents’ Race
Well done parents! Your children are proud!
Teachers’ Relay Race
Congratulations to the winning teachers. Your classes are proud of you!
Fifth Class 3 legged race-great fun!
5th Class Medal Winners
Sixth Class Medal Winners
Sixth Class Novelty Relay Race
Sixth Classes with their teachers Ms Carrigan and Ms Maloney ,and our principal Ms Deasy

Ice Cream

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.

Ice Cream time!
yummy ice cream, thanks

Parents’ Council Tablet Draw

Congratulation to our lucky winner!

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.

Niall instructed his drummers.

Spikeball

Tag Rugby

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!

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Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Noel, Ben, Ms Bolger agus na foirne. We all loved this sporting event.

Spikeball

Medal winners from our 5th and 6th classes Spikeball teams
Medal winners from our 5th and 6th classes Spikeball teams

 

 

Our winning team
Regional final Winners-March 2016 . Well done girls!

 

 

 

 

Music

We have a great variety of music in the school.

Kilkenny youth orchestra puts on concerts for us regularly.

 June 2014

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Philip and friends entertaining us.

A joy to hear
A joy to hear

 

Musicians ready to perform
Musicians ready to perform

Music 2010

Kilkenny Youth Orchestra

On February 17th we enjoyed a very informative talk and enjoyable performance from Philip and the musicians.

Our choir accompanied the orchestra. Thanks to Philip, Margaret and everybody involved.

MUSIC 2009

All classes enjoy a vibrant music programme and

parents are treated to lunch-time concerts in June and December.

Our choir, trained and conducted by Ms. Margaret Murran, performed for the school and their parents before the holidays. They were wonderful.
Lunch time concerts June 12th. 2009 conducted by Ms. Cathy Kenny
First classes, who were awarded 2nd place in the Kilkenny Music Festival 2009.
Second and Third Classes, playing their recorders, who were awarded first place for singing in the Kilkenny Music festival 2009.
Concert June 17th. 4th. 5th and 6th choir conducted by Ms. Margaret Murran

Art

Spring Art and Projects 2016

There is a wonderful range of art and project work to be seen all around the school.

Here are some examples.

Junior Infants have learned all about the farm.
Junior Infants have learned all about the farm.

 

 

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Summer Art 2014

Artists at work
Artists at work
Beautiful Butterflies
Beautiful Butterflies
Wall hanging to remember them by
Wall hanging to remember them by
Delightful jewellery
Delightful jewellery

 

Spring Art 2014

 

 

A talented artist
A talented artist
A great work of art
A great work of art
Wonderful Colours
Wonderful Colours
Fabulous
Fabulous
Beautiful!
Beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

Pottery with Shona Flood

 

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learning the skills

 

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We are very happy with our creations.

 

Here we have a selection of the very

interesting art to be seen in the classrooms and corridors around our school.

Room 18 Third Class created mice after reading The School Mouse
Winter Scenes
lovely work
Interesting Art

 

Mixed Media
Sixth class art inspired by Tony O’ Malley Exhibition

 

 Summer Art

Some of the art that is to be seen around the school.
More lovely work

ART DECEMBER

There was some beautiful art work to be seen around the school in December.

See here some of the art work on display around our school.

Artists in Schools Programme

Deirdre Mc Carthy worked for 20 hours with our 6th. class pupils and teacher. The project was D.N.A.

Girls display their work.
Live size portraits on display for exhibition in the hall.

JUNE

Here are some examples of art work done in the school.

Speech and Drama

 Drama

Cinderella – A Pantomime was a very entertaining event in June 2014

Some of the Cast of the Show
Some of the Cast of the Show
The Mean Sisters and Co!
The Mean Sisters and Co!

Goldilocks and the Five Bears and The Six little pigs were the 6th class musicals of 2013.

Great drama!
Great drama!

 

The forest
Action in the forest

 

Boldilocks under arrest!
Boldilocks under arrest!

 

singing stars
singing stars

 

 

 

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!