October is a very active month here in The Pres. On October 8th,our 3rd to 6th classes took part in the Annual Primary Schools Cross Country Challenge in the Castle Park. The training, which has been going on since September, has greatly improved fitness. Third class ran 500m, 4th class ran 800m and 6th class 1000m ! Well done to you all, we are proud of you!
Presentation Football Team
Our girls’s football team is back in action and competing in their second season. They had a wonderful win against a Competitive Goresbridge team on October 8th. The first match of the season was against St Canice’s and then the Gealscoil was next. The girls showed tremendous spirit in those matches. The team is going from strength to strength since last year. They learned the skills, like hand passing, kicking, tackling and blocking and the solo at lunch time. Briain Riain very kindly came to do a session with the girls and talked about inclusion, participation and enjoyment. We appreciated that. Thank you Briain. They had great fun last year playing a league and everybody enjoyed the “All Ireland Final” at the end. Míle buiochas do na muinteoirí freisin. Don’t forget all new players are welcome. We wish the team and their coaches all very the best for the rest of the year.
Welcome back everybody! We hope you had a great Summer and are ready for the new school year. We would like to extend a special welcome to new members of staff, to our new Junior Infants and to all the boys and girls who are new to the school this year. We hope you will all be very happy in The Pres.
Junior Infants Rooms 1, 2 and 3
Our Junior Infants have settled in well and now know all the routines of the school day. Here are some boys and girls from Rooms 1, 2 and 3.
Learning our sounds with Ms Dwyer
We love looking at books and listening to stories.
June has been an incredibly busy month in the Pres. We have had school tours, 3 Sports Days, Junior Infant Fun Day, Sixth Class Show, Bake sale , official opening of the Junior Yard, to mention a few of our events.
Senior Infants Sports Day
Senior Infants had their novelty sports day on June 25th. They had great fun.
Thanks to our teachers for the fun sports days and thanks to the Mams and Dads who came to enjoy the fun in the sun.
Junior Infant Fun Day
Junior Infant Fun Day took place on June 26th. The sun shone and everybody had a great time. There was a huge variety of activities to enjoy. All the Junior infants took part in parachute games, Gaelic football skills, novelty races and target practice. There were sand stations and water and bubble stations, They also enjoyed face painting and a Disco! Thank you so much to the Junior Infant teachers and to the other teachers involved. A big thank you also to Sixth Class, who were fantastic helpers in all the activities.
Sixth Class Play: Jo White and The Seven
Sixth class put on a great play for the school and their parents on June 18th and 20th. Everybody enjoyed it, and there was lots of humour and talent on display.
Junior fun Sports Day
First classes from Rooms 4, 5, 6 and 17 had their fun sports day on Friday 21st. They looked great in their team colours and matching face paints. There was a variety of novelty races and they had great fun.
Thanks to the First Class teachers, face painters and parents who came to support this fun event and support our raffle.
Sports Day 2019
Our annual Sports Day took place on June 19th. It was a brilliant success. The sun shone and everybody had great fun.
A big thank you to Ms Bolger and Ms Cummins for all their hard work and organisation. Thanks to all the teachers involved, and to the parents who came to cheer their children on, and support our raffle. The winners were Keeley in Room 13 and Leanne in Room 10, congratulations girls. Thank you all from 2nd to 6th for taking part and making the day a huge success. Thanks also to John. Míle buiochas!
Junior Infant Cycling Lessons
Junior Infants got a lovely surprise on Friday June 7th. They got cycling lessons from Sprocket Rocket!
Annual Cake Sale
Our annual cake sale took place on June 7th . It was a brilliant success. A big thank you to Ms Bolger, fifth and sixth class teachers, fifth and sixth class pupils, all the teachers who helped, parents who baked wonderful treats, and thanks to the boys and girls who bought the treats ! Thanks also for supporting the school raffle for Zambia. The raffle money is going to provide school supplies for children in Zambia. Ms Murphy is going there in the Summer to work with children there.
The Official Opening of our Junior Yard with Special Guest : Brian Cody
On May 19th second class girls from Rooms 10 and 13 and 17 made their First Holy Communion. It was a wonderful occasion. Father Scriven said Mass. The choir sang beautifully. After Mass there was coffee, tea and treats in the school. After that everybody celebrated with their proud parents and families. A big thank you to Fr Scriven, Sr Maria, Mrs Millea, Ms Mc Carthy, Mrs O’ Shea and Mrs Fitzpatrick for all their work and preparation, which ensured that the day was a great success.
On Monday May 20th the girls came in to school in their finery to get their photographs taken by Ben Power from hotzphotography. Everybody was looking fabulous as they did a parade around the school. You will treasure your group photograph of your friends and classmates, when you get older!
More May Events
May is a really busy month in school. We have had Jabba Jabba Jembe drumming workshops, African dancing, cycling safety and skills, flower planting, school tours and the Book Fair.
Book Fair : the book fair took place in the hall on May 2nd and 3rd. It was a great success. All the classes visited it and got some lovely books. Thanks to Miss Moran for all her work on the Book Fair and We are Writers project.
May Flowers: girls in Room 10 were busy planting flowers. We look forward to seeing them come into bloom.
Jabba Jabba Jembe
Godfred Asare aka Simon introduced us to some great African dancing.
Let’s follow Simon.
Coaches from Cycling Ireland have been providing lessons on cycling and road safety this month.
Coaches from Sprocket Rocket came to our school and provided a foundation cycling skills programme . After completing Level 3 of each skill, boys and girls were presented with a Sprocket Rocket certificate. Races were held on the final day too. It was great fun and everyone learned a lot.
Junior Infants First School Tour
Friday May 17th was a big day for the boys and girls in Rooms 1, 2 and 3. They headed off in big busses to Nore Valley farm. Some little people were up since 6am! By all accounts the chicks were the favourite, followed by the donkeys and of course going on the bus!
The best seats are at the front!
Senior Infants have been buzzing with excitement learning all about bees.
New Junior Infants: on Wednesday May 29th we welcomed our new Junior Infants and their parents to our school. We look forward to seeing you all next September.
Dates For Your Diary:
School closed Monday 3rd and Tuesday June 4th. Sports Day and Official opening of the Junior Yard at 2pm after Sports on June 7th. Teachers and Parents Council have been working hard on these events. It will be a great day! Annual Cake Sale: June 11th, we look forward to all the treats.
Welcome back everybody. We hope you all had a lovely time during the Easter holidays, and are all set for another busy term.
Bunny Breakfast was a brilliant success, lots of money was raised for the sensory area in the school. A huge thank you to all the teachers involved. Thanks also the The Easter Bunny who made a guest appearance, boys and girls, and their parents who supported it, and to our very generous sponsors: Supervalu Market Cross, Aldi, The Gourmet Store, Tess’s Home Bakery and The Cathedral Ca
Confirmation: Congratulations to the Sixth Class girls who made their Confirmation on April 6th.
First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday May 19th.
We Are Writers book is here, and we hope you are all enjoying the Pres collection of poems and stories. Treasure it.
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.
There are lots of activities going on in school this month to promote a healthy lifestyle for all of us. Classes are doing Go Noodle Dancing, 10 @ 10, 12 @ 12 Operation Transformation , Teddy Bear Rock n Roll, yard laps, mindfulness and rethink your drink, to name a few.On Fridays we have Yard Dancing. It’s a great fun and good for everybody.
There are lots of clubs in the locality with a huge variety of enjoyable activities going on, see the list for details.
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.
Team Hope:we had an absolutely brilliant response to Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. A big thank you to all our parents, boys and girls for supporting such a worthy cause. Your generosity will make a big difference in the lives of children in need.
Nano Nagle 300
We here at the Presentation are celebrating the life and legacy of Nano Nagle this month. We have lots of art work, projects and activities based on her life and work. On Wednesday we celebrated with a special Mass.
Celebration Mass in the Cathedral: November 21st 2018
Bishop Farrell concelebrated Mass with Fr Carroll and Fr Scriven. Presentation Primary girls from 2nd to 6th, and Presentation Secondary girls, their principals and teachers and invited guests were present to take part in the celebration of Nano Nagle’s life and work. Girls from both schools took part in the ceremony and readings. We were treated to spectacular music and singing. It was great so see so many of our past teachers and past pupils there. A huge thank you to the Clergy, Presentation Sisters, teachers, members of the community, musicians, the choir and those who trained them, those who read, presentation girls, and to all who contributed to make this Mass a wonderful celebration. Míle buiochas do gach duine , bhí sé go hiontach.
NCBI (National Council for the blind of Ireland) invited us to collect bags of unwanted clothes for charity. In return they donated €5 for every filled black refuse sack to the school.Collection took place on October 5th and 6th. A big thank you to all who donated bags of clothes.
Scary Siúlóid took place on Friday 26th from 11.30-12.30pm. Everybody dressed up in amazing Halloween costumes and brought in €2, which went to school funds. Thank you very much Ms Bolger for organizing this event. After the walk downtown, there was a disco in the yard. It was a brilliant day.
Buzz the Bee and Winchilla led the walk.
We were not the only scary people in Market Cross!
We all had a great day. Thanks to everybody for making such a huge effort dressing up, bringing in money and taking part in all the fun. Happy Halloween everybody, enjoy the mid term.
Nano Nagle 300 On Wednesday November 21st we will celebrate the 300th Birthday of Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation Order, with a joint Mass with the Presentation Secondary School in St Mary’s Cathedral.
Christmas Card Fundraiser:all the children have designed their own cards, which will be printed and packaged into a pack of 10. Parents can buy these for €8, €3 will go towards school fundraising. Thank you Ms Cummins for co- ordinating this.
Shoe Box Appeal: May Callanan from Team Hope spoke to the children about this very deserving charity. She gave good advice and suggestions as to what should go into the shoe box. We urge you to support this charity. Don’t forget the 4 W’s when you are shopping-Wash, Write, Wear +Wow and the €4 donation.
Sport: 5th and 6th classes took part in the Schools League Gaelic Football Competition. Thank you to all involved in the training. 5th and 6th classes are also enjoying tag Rugby and 5th class are starting soccer training soon. Swimming lessons are going really well too. Everybody is enjoying all these sporting activities.
Health Promoting Schools: we have some new members joining the committee, and they will be letting us know their plans for the future.
Music, Drama, Debating and Dancing: all of these activities are going on throughout the school.
Parents Council News: now that the Junior yard has been resurfaced, thanks to all the fundraising from Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire, our Parents Council are busy organizing playground games. These games will be painted in the yard in the coming weeks. An Anti bullying talk will take place on December 6th. The school is looking for donations for our Christmas raffle-toys, hampers , vouchers, etc. Meetings: First Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm Contacts: Carmel :087 6625227, Caroline: 087 4138546, Joanne: 087 6956607
Text -a-Parent: you can download the new app on your phone http://app.textaparent.ie/get/app, it costs half the price of an ordinary text message.
Dates For Your Diary: November : 14th/15th -Parent Teacher meetings 23rd-half day -12.30 for Presentation Day December :-Anti-Bullying Talk 21st-Christmas Holidays @12.00 January:-7th -school reopens