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December 21 News

Christmas 2021

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.

Christmas Raffle 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.

Look at all these prizes! We know the lucky  winners will enjoy them !

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!

December 2020

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.


Christmas cracker


December Art

Junior Infants Reindeer
Fourth Class  Unique Advent Calendar
Out of this world outstanding octopuses from Room 15.
Senior Infant Faces

Amazing Faces!

Great decorations
Wonderful Snowmen
Super Santas
Yummy Gingerbread Men!
Gingerbread Girls and Boys!
Delicious Cones!
More Colourful Cones!
Ho Ho Ho !
Santas Are Everywhere!
Look Good Enough to Eat!

Senior Infants have been learning all about different homes.

Different Homes
All our homes are different.
Great variety of homes are all around us.
Beautiful Robins
Gorgeous Winter Scenes


Christmas Collage
Lovely Christmas Tree and Decorations
Santa is at the door of Room 4!
Winter Poems
Look at us!
Christmas Trees
More lovely Christmas Trees
Christmas Windows From Rooms 21 and 22.
Beautiful Sailing Boats
Trees in Winter
War Scene -Sixth Class Art work
Creative Christmas Stockings are to be seen all over the 5th and 6th class corridor.

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 1

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!

Second Class from the library practicing their song
Third and Fourth Classes were in the shape of a star. Thank you very much Benny Power for your amazing capture of the event with the drone. The girls were really impressed!

Ranganna a sé , ag canadh go binn

Fifth Classes get ready for their event
Room 4 are looking very happy and cheerful!
Nollaig Shona ó Seomra a hAon. They sang O’Christmas Tree
Happy Christmas from Junior Infants Room 3! Great noses!
Junior Infants Room 2 know Santa is coming soon! Maybe he is behind you !
Happy Christmas from Room 5! ThumbsUp For Santa!
Happy girls in Room 16, Secnd Class reciting Christmas poems.
Merry Christmas from all in Room 6
All Senior infant Classes got together for their event and did lots of singing and dancing!

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.



March 2020

March/April 2020

School Closure Activities


25/03/20 Apologies for difficulties you were having logging in, this was due to an unusually high volume of traffic on the website.

Click on the link below if you would like to take part in the Chess as a Home -Project



Week 1: 23/03-27/03/20

Please click on the links below for the relevant classes. We hope you enjoy doing these activities with your families.

1. Junior Infant week 1

2. Senior Infants week 1

3. 1st class week 1

4. 2nd class week 1

5. 3rd 4th class week 1

6. 5th 6th class week 1



To all our wonderful Presentation families,

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.

We  also suggest a number of other activities.

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.

Great 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

Gaeilgeoirí na Scoile, tá sibh ar fheabhas!

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.

December 2019

Surprise Santa Visit

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.

The boys and girls in Room 1 were VERY excited!
Room 2 boys and girls REALLY love Santa!
Santa got a GREAT welcome with lots of hugs in Room 3.
Boys and girls in Room 4 asked very intelligent questions!
Room 5 were delighted to see Santa!
Santa was very welcome in Room 6 too!
Room 7 had a lovely poem to entertain Santa.
Room 8 were thrilled to see Santa!
All the boys and girls were very excited when Santa called in.
The Second Class girls, from Room 10 and The Library,  and the boys and girls from Room 17 got a great surprise.
Santa’s last call was to the hall, where he met third and fourth classes. They were thrilled to see him.

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.

Senior Infants and the Junior Language Unit performed It’s a Baby. They acted and sang beautifully.
Some of the stars of the show
First Classes performed a school favourite-The Bossy King. Everybody was singing along and doing the actions.
Ms O’ Donoghue led the way with the very entertaining Popsico song! Santa did a great dance!
The main cast of The Bossy King and Santa
Junior Infants sang some beautiful songs in three languages, English, Irish and Spanish! They were great !

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.

The Butterfly Tree was created By Ms Murphy, with assistance from Ms Bryan, 6th Class girls and her little helpers in Room 1.
The Card Tree was created by Ms O’ Donoghue and her class in Room 6.
The Coffee Cup tree is the creation of Mrs Millea, Mrs O’ Shea and Second Class

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.