Welcome back to school everybody. We are delighted to see everybody following the HSE guidelines so that we can all stay safe . Please click on the above link for our Covid 19 Policy Statement. All other information regarding safe school reopening is on Aladdin. We all look forward to a safe and happy school year 2020/2021.
Your child’s report card is now available on Aladdin. If you have not received the report card for your child on Aladdin Connect, please collect it from the school on Thursday June 18th from 10-12. Children’s books can also be collected during this time.
End of School Year
We hope everybody enjoyed the Drive Through Graduation. Best of luck to the sixth class girls, the first class boys and the boys and girls in Rooms 17 and 18 who are going back to their local schools,
First Classes Christmas 2019
May 2020- School Closure Information and work/activities/ book collections
May 25th/26th Important Reminder : 2nd to 6th classes books etc collections Monday Rooms 10 -18 and Library, Junior infants, Senior Infants and First Classes Rooms 1-9 Tuesday 9.15-3.00 pm.
Extra Collection Date: books etc can also be collected on Thursday May 28th from 11-2pm
All the details about collecting books from school are on Aladdin. Please log in to Aladdin Connect to see the timetable and procedure for your class.
We hope everybody has logged into Aladdin Connect to communicate with the school and get work and activities from their teachers.
We hope that everybody of all ages has been enjoying reading. Remember the fun we had on World Book Day when people dressed up as their favourite characters!
11th May 2020.
Dear Parents /Guardians,
I hope you and your families are keeping well as the restrictions continue.
Thank you for using the website to guide you in your work with the children over the last few weeks.
As a school we have now switched to Aladdin Connect to enable easier communication with families. If you did not receive a code to access Aladdin Connect, please email the school at
firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
All important school news, booklists reports etc. will be sent via Aladdin Connect.
I would like to thank the staff for their tireless work in preparing work for the website and I know they will be delighted to engage with families on Aladdin.
Thanks also to the Board of Management for enabling the purchase of Aladdin Connect and the Parents’ Council for their unfailing support.
Keep safe and well
Irene and staff
Here are some photos of our boys and girls at different times and events in the last year.
5th May 2020
I hope you and your families are doing well. It is difficult to stay positive in these challenging times. I have met many families out and about (within 2km) and I am amazed by the courage and resilience of our wonderful children. The staff and I miss you all very much but we are delighted that everyone is well and keeping safe.
As a school we have invested a lot of money to enable easier communication with parents. We strongly encourage you to download Aladdin Connect so that you can hear all our school news during the closure. From 11th May, teachers will use Aladdin to set and correct work and keep in touch with families. Reports ,booklists etc will all be sent via Aladdin so it is in everyone’s interest to get connected,
The Senior CFSN (Child and Family Support Network) Co-ordinator in Kilkenny would like to let parents know that they are still providing and co-ordinating services for children, young people and families in the area. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the ways in which supports are being provided have been altered to best meet the needs of families, while adhering to governmental guidelines. The CFSN Co-ordinators provide supports for all families, whether or not they have been engaged with Tusla previously, these supports can include access to counselling; family support; supports for young children and teenagers; therapy online or on the phone, or help with food and practical supports. If you would like to find out more, please contact your local Snr CFSN Co-ordinator: Nora Roberts email@example.com 087 7943746
Keep safe and well and stay in touch with your teachers via Aladdin Connect!
Irene and all the staff
Please click on the relevant links below for school work and activities.
Week April 27th -May 1st
Message from Tusla
|The Senior CFSN (Child and Family Support Network) Co-ordinator in Kilkenny would like to let parents know that they are still providing and co-ordinating services for children, young people and families in the area. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the ways in which supports are being provided have been altered to best meet the needs of families, while adhering to governmental guidelines. The CFSN Co-ordinators provide supports for all families, whether or not they have been engaged with Tusla previously, these supports can include access to counselling; family support; supports for young children and teenagers; therapy online or on the phone, or help with food and practical supports. If you would like to find out more, please contact your local Snr CFSN Co-ordinator: Nora Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org 087 7943746|
April 27th-A draft copy of the School Admissions Policy is now at the top of the Information for Parents page. If you have any queries please e mail the school email@example.com
Letter to Parents 27th April 2020-04-24
I hope you and your families are well and enjoying the sunshine while it lasts.
It is lovely to see so many children out and about: walking, cycling and playing outdoors.
The teachers have put together some more ideas for working at home. Please feel free to choose the activities that are manageable for you and you families.
Don’t forget to join Aladdin Connect by Friday to be in with a chance to win 100 euro!
If you are having problems installing Aladdin or if you have any other news, concerns etc. please email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care and keep safe
Irene and all the staff
Please click on the relevant links below for work/activities for this week . We hope you enjoy doing these with your family.
Here are some reminders of school days we had not so long ago.
Aladdin School Connect -Important Information for Parents/Guardians 22/04/20
Our school is delighted to announce that we will shortly roll out the Aladdin Schools Connect to parents/guardians of children in our classes.
The school uses the Aladdin Schools software service www.aladdin.ie for administrative purposes and Connect will give you secure access to messages from the school and to details of your child’s attendance, test results, reports cards etc via secure login from your internet browser or Aladdin Connect App
Aladdin Connect is a fantastic way to enhance a school’s communication with parents. It enables parents to stay connected and informed about their child’s education by:
– Ensuring that the school has their most up to date contact information
– Allowing schools to collect permission/consent forms from parents
– Allowing parents to quickly and efficiently select preferred slots for parent teacher meetings
– Keeping parents appraised of their child’s attendance
– Keeping parents up to date on school and classroom news via noticeboard messages
– Allowing parents view their child’s approved report card
– Allowing parents to view their child’s latest standardised test results
Along with strengthening our home/school partnership, we also envisage Aladdin Connect helping the school by:
– Helping to improve attendance by allowing parents to keep track of any school days their child may have currently missed, along with late arrival and early leaving information.
– Helping to reduce the amount of class/school notes being sent home
– Helping the school/ teachers communicate with parents when the need arises
– Reducing costs by eliminating the need to send school report cards by post
– Reducing costs by reducing the number of text messages that need to be sent
You can rest reassured that Aladdin Schools uses state-of-the-art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish and European data protection laws.
In the next few days, you will receive a text/email message containing your registration link. There will be one link per parent which will allow the parent to access information for all their children in the school from one user account. Please do not forward this text/email or share this link as this is a unique registration code for each parent for your child/children in this school. During registration you will choose a password that will be used in conjunction with your email address to securely access the Aladdin Connect going forward. The main advantage of using the App is to receive immediate alerts for app messages sent by your school. Downloading the App is highly recommended to enhance both the parent and school’s Connect experience.
In preparation for this please let the school know if your email address or phone number has changed recently.
This can be done by email:email@example.com
Please note: If there are any personal concerns, or legal provisions in place regarding giving access to Connect to any parent/guardian of your child please contact the school in confidence to discuss or restrict access as required.
We hope that you enjoy using Aladdin Connect. Your class teacher, the secretary or myself will welcome any feedback or questions you may have.
FAMILIES WHO SIGN UP BY 1ST MAY 2020 WILL BE ENTERED INTO A FREE DRAW FOR 100 EURO SO DON’T DELAY!
Letter to Parents/ Guardians:20th April 2020
To all our wonderful Presentation families,
We hope you are all well after our Easter “holidays”. At least the weather was kind to us, and I met many families out walking in the sunshine. We will continue to provide work on the website for the moment, but there is no pressure to complete all the activities.
Many parents are worried that they are not doing enough, but spending time with your children chatting, playing and reading is the very best thing you can do right now. Involving them in household tasks is also great for them as it teaches them life skills which will stand to them in the future.
All schools will have to make up for lost academic time when school resumes and you can rely on our wonderful teachers to do just that! We will liaise with the CBS and the secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition when that time comes.
This week, we plan to introduce Aladdin Connect to our school. This is a system which will enable easier communication between families and school. You will receive a text a parent later this week with more details.
In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and your lovely families.
Irene and all the staff
Please click on the relevant links below for your child’s work/activities for the week April 20th -24th. We hope you and your family enjoy doing these activities together.
School Closure Activities
To all our wonderful Presentation families,
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.
To all our wonderful families
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
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.
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.
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.
Visit from Garda Mounted Support Unit
On Wednesday February 12th we had a visit from Garda Kenny and Garda Daly on their horses Cumhall and Dultach.
Cumhall and Dultach are based in The Phoenix Park with stables at Árus an Uachtaráin. The duties of the unit are community policing, event control, crowd control and searches for missing persons. Thank you Garda Kenny and Garda Daly for coming to visit us.
On Sunday February 16th a fashion show took place in Hotel Kilkenny in aid of The CBS and Presentation Primary schools. It was a huge success! The Clothes were provided by Goods, Detail Menswear, Radical Menswear, Kilkenny Dance Shop and Hennessy Sports. A huge thank you to Margaret Harkin from Goods, who organised the event, to Hotel Kilkenny, who provided a room free of charge, to Edward Hayden who gave his time as MC free of charge and to Miriam Walsh, who made a guest appearance. Thanks also to the Parents’ Councils, models, staff from both schools and from Goods, parents, boys and girls and all who supported the event.
We would also like to thank Emily’s Art, Tip Top Toes, Biddy’s Horse Shoes and Turning Heads for helping to make the event such a success. Mile buiochas also to the companies who set up stalls, sponsored great prizes, and the advertisers who made cash donations. Approximately €10,000 was raised !!Everybody had a great afternoon. Thanks for the face painting and the kids’ disco. We could not have done this without all the support from local business people. So please everybody remember to shop local and support local business.
Confirmation February 29th
Congratulations to our sixth class girls who made their Confirmation on February 29th. Thanks to all the teachers involved in preparing the girls for this wonderful event. We hope you all had a great day celebrating with your families.
Welcome back to school everybody. We hope you enjoyed your holidays and are all set for 2020!
Maeve from Dogs Trust came to visit us with Penny her beautiful golden retriever. She gave great advice on caring for our pets.
Annual Book Fair
Our annual Book Fair, organised by Miss Moran in Room 13, took place on Friday January 31st. She drew up a timetable so everybody got a chance to firstly browse and then buy some great books.
There are some great posters around the school advertising the Book Fair.
Thank you Ms Moran and thanks to all the parents, boys and girls who supported it.
Fashion Show Fundraiser
Date for your diary: Sunday February 16th.
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.
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.
Team Hope: Christmas Shoebox Appeal
A big thank you to all the boys and girls, and their families who brought in Shoebox gifts for children in need in areas of conflict and poverty. There was a huge response to the appeal, and the children who receive these gifts will be thrilled.
Our Senior pupils went around the school and collected all the shoeboxes, which were ready for collection on November 12th. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
Pizza Making in Supermac’s
Mrs Brennan’s 3rd and 4th class had a great treat on Thursday November 21st. They went to Supermac’s and made their own pizzas! Congratulations to Lexi Mc Cormack, who won the Supermac’s Halloween colouring competition and the prize was yummy!
A big thank you to Lexi, Mrs Brennan and the staff of Supermac’s. The girls had a lovely morning. they learned how to make pizzas and then got to enjoy them !
Congratulations to Ms Davis and Ms Hennessy and their families on the birth of their beautiful baby boys. We hope Ms Carrigan and Ms O’ Meara are enjoying their leave with their gorgeous babies.
Everybody looked amazing on Friday October 24th. Our “Scary Siulóid” became a Scary Show instead. Adults and children made a huge effort with very little notice, and entertained everybody with songs, poems and dances.
More Scary teachers
We hope everybody has a great time during the Halloween break. Enjoy your “trick or treating”,dressing up and Halloween parties. See you all back at school on November 4th.