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.

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.

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

April 2018

Welcome back everybody, we hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for another busy last term.

Confirmation 2018

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.

Confirmation Class 2018

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.

Cuddly Buds sales exectives

Junior Infants listen intently to the presentation.

The entrepreneurs present their product.

The production process

We love our cuddly buds.

Happy shoppers!

More happy shoppers!

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.



March 2018

  Ag Ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí an lá againn sa halla ar an 14ú de Márta.

Tháinig ár Bean a’ Tí ar ais chughainn. Míle Buiochas.

Na Cainteoirí is fearr i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018

An Haca Gaelach

An Teach a Thóg Séan-Rang a 4

Na Naíonáin Shóisearacha ar an bhfeirm

Ranganna a 3 agus a 3/4 le dán agus amhráin

Ag baint taitneamh as an lá

Ranganna 1 agus 1/2 ag canadh

Ceol le Pól

Ceol Le Pol arís

Ceol breise Le Pól. Go raibh míle maith agat.

Glaoch na h Eireann le Rang a Dó

Rinceoirí na Scoile

Rinceoirí lena camáin

Naíonáin Shinsearacha ag canadh

Rang a Cúig ag canadh

Bhí Seó Faisean ag Rang a Sé.

Fuair Bean Uí Mhoráin bláthanna deasa. Go raibh míle maith agat.

Kate ag rince Riverdance. Bhí sí ar fheabhas.

Criochnaigh an lá le Rinceoirí na Scoile. Bhí siad ar fheabhas freisin.

An Ceilí

Bhí ceili againn sa halla ar an Aoine.

Míle buiochas do Martin, Paddy agus Bean Uí Cheallaigh.

Bhí an craic ag gach duine ag damhsa timpeall na halla.

Bhí an ceol agus an rince go hiontach. Go raibh mile maith agaibh as ucht an tráthnóna specialta sa halla.

Peace Proms

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.

Our 5th and 6th class performers



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.

Debating Team

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.

Our Debating Team

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.

Our Health Promoting Committee

We would like to wish everybody a Happy Easter. We hope to see you all back at school on Monday April 9th.

Thousandaire Fundraiser

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.

December 2017

Christmas 2017

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.

Junior Infants welcome us to their show.

W-A-D counted the beautiful snowflakes. Did she get it right?

Oh look the baby has arrived!

Kings and Shepherds come to see the Baby Jesus. W-A-D got it right, this time!

Everybody welcomes the Baby Jesus.

Wow, look who came to the stable after getting stuck in the chimney! Santa!!! Amazing!

Some stars of the show from Room 4.

More of the stars of the show from Room 2.

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.

The Midwife and her Donkey tell us about their “crisis”.

There’s great singing and dancing along the way.

The Kings don’t know where she can find the palace.

Maybe there is no palace for this king. There is no room at ANY inn! Where could he be? lets sing and see.

Never mind Sat-Nav, the Stars have shown the way!

The Baby Jesus has been found. The King was born in a stable! The “crisis” is over, the King has been found. Joy to the world.

Some of the cast of the show. Well done!

More of the cast of the show from Room 9

The Bright shining stars who led the way to the stable.

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.

We were told the wonderful story of The First Christmas in song.

Mary and Joseph made the long journey to Bethlehem to be counted.

There was no room for them in any inn, so they had to go to a stable. The stable was really “a cosy pad”, where Jesus was born.

The kings and shepherds came with gifts.

The camels and servants had very important jobs too. Nobody told Jealous Herod where the New King lay. They kept him safe.
 It was a Miracle. A new king was born to save the world. ! Everybody was full of joy and wonder and sang A Miracle in Town.

Some of the stars of the show from Room 7

Some of the stars of the show from Room 6.

More stars of the show  from Room 8

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.

Lots of boys and girls came to the hall to welcome Santa. Our wonderful Parents’ Council brought treats.

Great to see you Santa.

Lots of people came up to say Hello to Santa.

We hope he remembers everything on our long lists!

We all love Santa.

Slán Santa, busy,busy, busy, he’s got to go.

What a surprise Room 1 boys and girls got!

Room 2 got a BIG surprise too!

Everybody in Room 4 was amazed!Is it really HIM?         YES it is!

The boys and girls in Room 8 could hardly believe their eyes!

Wow, this is unbelievable! We won’t forget to leave treats for you and the reindeer.

Let’s sing for Santa. He’s really here.

Room 6 boys and girls love Santa.

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!

The Lollipop Tree

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!

A Colourful Tree

Ms Doyle and the boys and girls in Room 6 created a wonderful tree with amazing colours .

The Eggcelent Eggmas tree Eggstravaganza

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.


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.

Spring 2017

We have all been very busy here in The Pres this term. Lots of activities have been taking place inside and outside  the classrooms.

Credit Union Quiz: 4th 5th and 6th class girls took part in the quiz in Cillin Hill in February. It was the largest ever quiz with 72 teams taking part. Our teams did very well and received a lovely goodie bag.

Junior Entrepreneur: fifth class are taking part in Junior Entrepreneur. There were six groups in the class, and they had a variety of business ideas. Following a Dragon’s Den presentation, it was decided that Squishies Stressball would be the most marketable product. The class are now busy with the production phase.

Spikeball: 6th class took part in the County Spikeball Finals in January. They performed very well, and reached the Semi finals. Well Done girls.

Book Fair on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of March, parents were welcome to go with their child at the class timetable or at home time. Thanks to our Parents’ Council, Khan’s Bookshop and to fifth class.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge iontach againn. Rinne gach éinne an iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt timpeall na scoile. Bhi tráth na gceist againn gach lá agus bhíomar go léir sa halla ag baint taitneamh as na dánta, na hamhráin, an ceol,  rincí agus Seo Faisean. Bhí céilí mór againn freisin.

Gaeilgeoirí na Scoile 2017

Lá Mór sa Halla

Rang a Dó agus a Trí ,Seomra a 10


Na Naionán Shóisearach ag canadh

Seomra 11, Rang 3/4

Rang a h Aon

Rang a Dó ag canadh Glaoch na hEireann

Ceol le Pól ar an bhfeadóg stáin

Ceol le Nicola agus An Quartet

Tá Mrs Kelly ag baint taitneamh as an lá.

The Hurley Dance

Na Naionán Shínsearach ag canadh

Rang a Cúig: Dúisigh Mé

Rang a Cúig ag Rince

An Seo Faisean


Bláthanna do Mrs Moran, best Bean a’ Tí Ever!

Go raibh míle maith agat Bean Uí Mhoráin

Rinceoirí na Scoile

Tá siad go hiontach!

An Ceilí 


Is breá linn an ceilí.

Ceol iontach, go raibh maith agaibh Martin agus Paddy.

Mrs Kelly, na ceoltóirí agus rinceoirí

We had a wonderful day celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Míle buiochas to the teachers, boys and girls for entertaining us. Thanks to Mrs Moran for being a great Bean a’ Tí and to Mrs Kelly and the musicians for the ceilí. We were delighted to hear wonderful music from our talented past pupils. Thank you Nicola, Paul and the musicians. We wish you all a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. Bain taitneamh as!


Confirmation 2017

Congratulations to our sixth class girls, who, who along with the boys from the CBS, were confirmed on Saturday 25th March. Confirmation took place in The Cathedral. It was a beautiful ceremony officiated by Bishop Freeman, Monsignor Brennan and Father O’ Shea. Our 5th class girls joined Mr Brennan’s choir, and all sang beautifully. Míle buiochas to all the boys and girls, parents, teachers and members of the clergy who made it such a special day. Everybody was so lucky with the weather, we hope you all had a great day with your families.

Confirmation Class: Room 16

Confirmation: Room 15

Sixth Classes 2016-2017

Our sixth classes are coming to the end of their time with us here in The Pres. Next term will be their last term in primary school. Doesn’t time fly! The girls will be very busy preparing for secondary school, and of course rehearsing for their play. Enjoy the last of your primary school time girls and treasure your memories.

Sixth Class: Room 15

Sixth Class: Room 16

Bainigí taitneamh as an t-am atá fágtha agaibh sa bhunscoil!

Christmas 2016

December is such a busy time for us here in The Pres! The Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes were rehearsing their plays. There was beautiful singing of carols to be heard around the school. There was wonderful Winter and Christmas arts and crafts going on in all the classrooms.

Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival, part of Yulefest kilkenny, took place in St Canice’s Cathedral from December 9th to 17th. This is an event which displays trees of all makes, shapes and sizes. This year Senior Infant boys and girls from Room 9 and Second Class girls from Room 10 displayed their trees. Congratulations Mrs Millea’s  Second Class who were the winners!

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Room 13 girls are putting the finishing touches to their tree.
Room 13 girls are putting the finishing touches to their tree.

Look at our Tree, it's called Message in a Bottle!
Look at our Tree, it’s called Message in a Bottle! We are very proud of it.

Everybody in Room 13 with their work of art
Everybody in Room 13 with their winning work of art

A big thank you to Mrs Millea, to everybody who brought in the bottles, and to all who helped to put the tree on display. Congratulations to all!

Room 9 are putting the finishing touches to tree
Room 9 are putting the finishing touches to their  tree.


A big thank you to Ms Doyle and her boys and girls for their work on their tree for St Canice’s

Some of the Winter art to be seen around the school
Some of the Winter art to be seen around the school

Look at our hats!
Look at our warm Winter hats!

Christmas Plays

The Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes put on fabulous plays for the school and their parents.

Senior Infants: A miracle in Town 

Some of our Senior Infants Stars
Some of our Senior Infants Stars looking good!

All of our Senior Infants on stage in A Miracle in Town
All of our Senior Infants on stage in A Miracle in Town


Junior Infants: Whoops a Daisy Angel

Room 1 Stars
Room 1 Stars

budding actors from Room 2.
budding actors from Room 2.

Room 4 all set for the stage
Room 4 all set for the stage

Happy Junior Infant Stars!
Happy Junior Infant Stars!

A scene from the play
A scene from the play

Whoopsy gets it right!
Whoopsy gets it right!

The cast of the show
The cast of the show

Guess what? Santa got stuck in the chimney!
Guess what? Santa got stuck in the chimney!

First Class: The Bossy King

Room 3 are ready to perform.
Room 3 are ready to perform.

Actors from Room 5
Actors from Room 5

Room 7 ready to go on stage
Room 7 ready to go on stage

First Class Stars
First Class Stars

The cast of The Bossy King
The cast of The Bossy King

Everybody loved the three shows. They were were fantastic. Míle buiochas do na múinteoirí agus do na daltaí. All the teachers, and the boys and girls worked really hard to put on such great performances. Thanks to the parents for their help with the costumes. It was a great week!

Santa Came to Visit Us!

What a lovely surprise we all got when Santa arrived to visit us. He brought along some helpers and even Santa babies!

Santa visits Room 1.
Santa visits Room 1.

Santa surprises Room 2!
Room 2 sing for Santa!

Room 3 boys and girls sing for Santa
Room 3 boys and girls welcome  Santa.

Everyone in Room 4 loves Santa!
Everyone in Room 4 loves Santa!

"Santa look at our lovely art," said the boys and girls in Room 5.
“Santa look at our lovely art,” said the boys and girls in Room 5.

"We have been SO good all year", said Room 6.
“We have been SO good all year”, said Room 6.

Room 8 welcome Santa
Room 7  welcome Santa and sing The Bossy King for him.

Room 9 sang for Santa.
Room 8 sang for Santa.

Room 9 welcome Santa. We are counting the sleeps!
Room 9 welcome Santa. Everybody sang for Santa.

Santa was welcomed in the hall by Second and Third classes. Three Cheers for Santa!
Santa was welcomed in the hall by Second and Third classes, and Language Class. “Three Cheers for Santa!”, said Mrs Kelly and Mrs Millea

Aren't our Baby Santas just adorable!
Aren’t our Baby Santas just adorable!

Míle buiochas to Santa and to his helpers, of all ages, for visiting us for and bringing us lovely treats. Thanks again to our wonderful Parents’ Council.

We really enjoyed the visit. We hope Santa, all our boys and girls and their families have a wonderful Christmas and we wish you all the best in 2017.





Christmas Draws

A Free Draw was held in every class  for selection boxes, which were kindly donated by The Parents’ Council. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who won. Thank you very much Parents’ Council.

 Our Annual Christmas Draw started on December 8th and continued until Friday 16th. It was a great success.  The fabulous prizes were donated locally. A big thank you to all those who generously donated and congratulations to all the lucky winners.