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 hope that you are safe and well. Should your child become very ill in the coming weeks please let us know by email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The teachers have put together some more ideas to help you with learning at home. We know that many families face huge challenges at this time. The work we have provided is to support you and is not intended as a “TO DO” list. Feel free to use the ideas that work for you as a family.
We will take a break for the Easter “holidays” but you can continue working from the suggested websites if you wish. You can also use ideas from other class links. In addition, RTE are to screen classes from Monday 30th March.
For the moment we have been advised not to return to school for books,copies etc. However, if the closure continues after 19th April we will try to facilitate the collection of these items. The Department of Education has asked us to remind the school community to adhere to public health guidelines during the closure.
We are thinking of you all and wishing you health and happiness at this quiet Easter time.
Irene and staff
Please click on the links below for classwork for the week March 30th -April 3rd. We hope you all enjoyed the activities set out for Week 1. Enjoy the Easter break after this week’s work.
We hope that you are doing well at this difficult time. We realise that this is a very stressful time for families and have no wish to add to your burden.
However, we would very much like to support your child at home. Teachers have compiled a list of learning activities for each class level.which we will update every Monday.There is no pressure to complete the list. It is there to support families.
Many parents are worried about their children “falling behind”, but rest assured that this is a world -wide problem.
Children will learn a huge amount from spending time with you: chatting, playing, walking etc. We will make up for lost academic time when life returns to normal. We will also liaise with the secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition when that time comes.
This is a time for kindness and patience and for minding our physical and mental health.
Irene and all the staff
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Click on the link below if you would like to take part in the Chess as a Home -Project
We hope you are keeping safe at this difficult time. We know that our children miss the structure of school life and the company of their friends.
It is difficult to provide younger children with work which is meaningful and educational. However we would like to support families at home by suggesting a number of websites which provide enjoyable,educational activities for children.
This post will be updated regularly while we are out of school.
We also recommend reading, cooking and baking, construction toys , drawing and colouring , jigsaws , board games, painting, junk art, playing outdoors, daily walk/run, cycling etc. Please ensure that all members of your family adhere to social distancing guidelines as issued by the HSE.
Irene Deasy and Staff of Presenation Primary School.
World Book Day-March 5th
Lots of boys and girls dressed up as their favourite characters on March 5th. Ms Simpson and her class made a beautiful collage.
Challenge to Change Room 13
Third Class girls in Room 13 are currently taking part in Challenge to Change . Their project is entitled ” Is There a Climate For Change?” They have done lots of work on this project. They created informative posters in groups. They want to raise awareness of global warming throughout the school and wider community. There is a challenge to change noticeboard and a committee to steer the project.
The girls have made a list of small practical things we can all do to save our beautiful planet. These changes can make a big impact globally, and can help preserve our planet for future generations.
Gaeilgeoirí na Bliana sa Scoil
Congratulations to you all! Everybody got a framed photograph of themselves to take home to their families.
Bhi rince ar an gclós, agus bhí an craic ag gach éinne ag caitheamh glas, bán, agus ór!
Everybody looked great in their green, white and gold. Lá Fhéile Phádraig shona daoibh go léir.
School Closure: we would advise everybody to follow government advice to keep you and your families safe. Keep up with your reading and gets lots of fresh air when you can.
What a wonderful surprise everybody got on Wednesday December 18th. Santa came to visit us with his chief elf. He heard some great songs and poems in Irish and English on his tour of the classrooms.
Thank you Santa for coming to visit us. Thank you elves for all your help, and thank you for all the treats. Thank you Ms Deasy for inviting Santa to The Pres, and thank you Clare for giving out all the treats . Míle buiochas Daidí na Nollag. Tóg sos mór tar éis na Nollag agus tar ar ais arís i 2020.
Christmas Plays and Concerts 2019
We were all treated to beautiful songs and plays by Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Classes and the Junior Language Unit. They all performed for the school and their parents. All the boys and girls were wonderful. Míle buiochas to their teachers, SNA’s and the boys and girls themselves for all their work in preparing their shows.
The school, and all the parents and families really enjoyed all the performances. A big thank you to everybody involved.
Parents’ Council: thank you SO much for organising the Christmas Raffle during the Christmas shows. We would also like to thank the sponsors who gave fabulous prizes for the raffle. It was a huge success. Thanks also for the selection boxes which were raffled off in a free draw for every class. The Board of Management, staff, parents and children really appreciate all you do for the school.
Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival St Canice’s Cathedral
The Christmas Tree Festival which is part of Yulefest Kilkenny takes place from the 5th to the 10th of December. Our school has three wonderful entries.
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!
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.
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.
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.
It’s A Baby was the Senior Infant show put on for us by Rooms 6, 7 and 8. It was a wonderful performance.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
Welcome back everybody, we hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for another busy last term.
On Saturday April 21st our sixth class girls celebrated their Confirmation with CBS 6th class boys and Mother of Fair Love boys and girls. The 5th class choir and Seamus Brennan’s choir sang beautifully. Bishop Dermot Farrell presided over a lovely ceremony. It was a beautiful day to celebrate with family and friends.
A big thank you to their teachers for all their work in preparing the girls. Thank you to fifth class and Mrs Fitzpatrick for the choir. We hope you all had a wonderful day.
April 11th-Fifth Class-Junior Entrepreneur Programme
Fifth classes in Rooms 14 and 15 worked very hard on their Junior Entrepreneur Programme this year. They designed their product “Cuddly Buds”, and spent over a month producing them. On Wednesday April 11th Cuddly buds went on sale in Room 14. It was a fantastic success. Fifth class were delighted with the number of sales for their product, which had been marketed successfully throughout the school.
A big thank you to Ms O’ Meara for all her work in this programme. The girls are looking forward to spending their profit on their trip to the RDS in Dublin in June, and giving some of their proceeds to charity.
Fifth and Sixth classes performed with other schools in the locality, in Cillin Hill on Monday March 19th. It was a wonderful occasion. Everybody sang really well and looked great at Peace Proms. Buiochas mór do na cailíní agus do na múinteoirí.
Bhaineamar go léir an taitneamh as an gceiliúradh. Buiochas mór do gach duine. Ta súil againn go raibh deireadh seachtaine Naomh Pádraig an mhaith ag gach duine.
We are very proud of our debating team from 5th and 6th classes. They have been debating here, and with teams from other schools. On Thursday March 22nd they debated the motion “Single sex schools are better than mixed schools”, for their parents and 3rd to 6th classes. It was a very enjoyable exchange of views. Thank you to their teachers and Ms Jo Doyle for preparing the girls for their debates.
Health Promoting Committee
Healthy eating was the focus of the committee this term. A healthy eating poster competition was organised, and the posters are displayed around the school. Thanks to all the teachers and boys and girls involved.
We would like to wish everybody a Happy Easter. We hope to see you all back at school on Monday April 9th.
Our Thousandaire fundraiser on March 22nd was a great success. It was a great event and everybody enjoyed it. A huge thank you to the committee who did tremendous work, thanks to all our sponsors, parents, staff in the Ormonde Hotel, and everyone who supported us. To date we have raised over €21,000. We planned to resurface the junior yard and our goal has been achieved. Míle buiochas.
Christmas 2017 was wonderful. We were very busy with Christmas shows, art, music and a trip to see The Sound of music.
Junior Infants Play : Whoops -a-Daisy Angel
Junior Infants from Rooms 1, 2 and 4 performed their show Whoops -a -Daisy Angel for the school on Wednesday December 13th, and for their parents on Thursday December 14th. W-A-D was a very clumsy, forgetful angel, until she got a very special job. She told everyone the Good News about the Baby Jesus.
It was an absolutely brilliant show! Thank you parents for the great costumes. A big thank you to all the boys and girls who were in the show, to the Junior Infant teachers, to the other teachers involved, and to all the senior girls who helped to ensure we all enjoyed Whoops -a Daisy Angel. It was worth all the hard work! Everybody in the Pres and the Junior Infant parents and families really enjoyed the show.
A Midwife Crisis
The boys and girls in Rooms 3, 5 , 9 and 17 put on an amazing show for the school on Monday December 18th. The midwife was in crisis because she was looking for the “Palace” in Bethlehem, where a King was to be born. She looked for directions from locals, census takers, kings and shepherds.
A Midwife Crisis is a great Christmas show. We were privileged to enjoy its premier in the school. Everybody worked really hard to put on such a great performance. The singing, dancing and poems were great. Thanks very much to the parents for the costumes, to the boys and girls for their performances, and to the teachers, from Rooms 3, 5, 9 and 17, and to their helpers, for all their hard work. Míle buiochas, díbh go léir.
A Miracle in Town
We were all in for another treat when Senior Infants put on their show, A Miracle in Town.
A Miracle in Town was a wonderful show. Everybody sang, danced and said their very important lines very well. Thank you very much to the boys and girls who took part, and to their parents for the costumes, and helping them with their lines. Míle buiochas to their class teachers, other teachers and helpers involved. All that work made it possible that the school and Senior Infant families enjoyed a great show.
Santa Visits The Pres!
As well as all the excitement of the Christmas plays we had a really important visitor on Thursday December 21st.
Thanks for coming to visit us Santa. Thanks Parents’ Council for the treats.
December was a really busy time here in the Pres. All the boys and girls from Room 1 to Room 9 have been SO busy getting ready to put on their plays for the school and their families. We all really enjoyed them. We would like to wish all the boys and girls and their families a very happy Christmas and a great new year. We will see you all on Monday January 8th. Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir agus Ath Bhliain faoi shean agus faoi mhaise do gach duine.
Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival took place in St Canice’s Cathedral from Dec 8th to 13th.
We had three wonderful entrants. They are now back in the front hall and look amazing. Enjoy the trees on you way into the concerts, and don’t forget to buy some raffle tickets from The Parents’ Council. There are some great prizes!
Mrs Millea, with help from her class in Room 13, Courtney and Emilja, from Room 15, and lots of other helpers around the school created the fabulous Lollipop Tree!
Ms Doyle and the boys and girls in Room 6 created a wonderful tree with amazing colours .
Ms Murphy, with the assistance of the sixth class girls, lots and lots of eggs and egg cartons created the most amazing tree .
Congratulations to everybody who took part and a big thank you to Mrs Millea, Ms Doyle and Ms Murphy for all the time and work that went into their creations. Thanks also to all boys and girls who helped create and decorate these wonderful trees.