News /Nuacht na Scoile

February 2020

School Closure

As the school remains closed in accordance with Level 5 restrictions, distance learning will continue on Aladdin Connect.

The Covid 19 Response Plan February 2021 is on the Information for Parents page. Covid Rules have been sent to all the families as well as the declaration form. We are really looking forward to seeing the Junior and Senior Infants and First and Second classes next week and the rest of the school on March 15th, all going well.

January 2021

January School Closure

We hope everybody had a lovely Christmas and New Year with their families. As we are unfortunately unable to open the school on January 6th, as planned, teachers will make work available from Monday 11th on Aladdin Connect.  You can contact the school by e mail during school hours and the phone will be manned from 10 to 12 Monday to Friday. We hope everybody and their families have a safe January.

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.

 

 

November 2020

We have been very busy this month. We celebrated World Kindness Day on Friday November 13th.

Friday November 20th is the day we celebrated Presentation Day, which is also International Children’s Day.

November Art and Projects

All around the school from Junior Infants to Sixth classes, there is wonderful art work on display. We had a competition to celebrate the life of Nano Nagle through art and we got some great entries. We had poems for Nano and a letter to her too. Congratulations to the winners , in every class, choosing the winner was a difficult task, as the standard was very high. Some classes even had two winners! Projects on Science, History and Geography are also on display, they are amazing!

Project work on The Celts

Winter scenes

Project work on The Romans

Science Week Art and imagination!

Classy Creative Craftwork

Thought provoking !

 Op Art

Beautiful Winter Scenes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project on The Normans

Amazing Art work ! Fabulous Shapes and Colours and Creations !

Very creative work on the story of Nano Nagle
The old and the new, a science experiment and Nano is remembered in art!

Beautiful scenes

Wise old owls

Owl paintings
Junior Infants love owls, and know all about them!
Great facial expressions!

Mona Lisa looks amazing!

Experimental fashion!

Energy Saving Ideas

Titanic 1912

Project on The Titanic

Very creative work

Sea Sights

Pointillism technique paintings inspired by The Cliffs of Moher

Great portraits

Leaf Collages created from Autumn leaves , so lovely!

Nano Nagle

Beautiful lanterns
Lovely lanterns

More great Nano Art work
Wonderful Work
Poem to Nano
Poem and letter to Nano

 

We celebrated the life and work of Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation order on the week beginning November 16th. Everyone listened to her amazing story on the intercom and all classes took part in the  art competition. We had a Zoom Prayer Service on Friday Morning and Ms Deasy announced the names of all the winners of the competition . Well Done everybody!  Presentation day November 21st was celebrated with a half day on Friday November 20th.

Safe Cycling

Sixth classes have completed their course with Cycle Right training. Fifth class have now just started their 6-week cycling course. They will spend five weeks on the yard learning all about safe cycling. Their last lesson is then on the road, putting into practice all they have learned. We wish them the best of luck and safe cycling in the future.

Kilkenny By Bike

All the girls are enjoying these lessons and will have made great progress by the end of their six weeks training. it is a great way to exercise in a safe way.

October 2020

Halloween 2020

On Friday October 23rd we celebrated Halloween! Everybody dressed up and had a great time. There were an amazing amount of characters of all ages and sizes to be seen in the yard and in the classrooms !

There was music and dancing in the yard.
Girls enjoying the celebrations
Miss O’Donoghue and girls having fun
We love dressing up!

Lots of great costumes and make up in Room 17!

Great gear here!
Boys and girls from Room 7 wishing us all a Happy Halloween!
More great Halloween dressing up
Second  Class girls from Room 15  looking fabulous in their Halloween gear and  PJ’s!

 

Third Class looking scary!

We hope everybody enjoys the mid term and all our families stay safe and well. Don’t forget to keep following Government Level 5 guidelines and we hope to see you all back in school on Monday November 2nd.

Congratulations: we wish Mrs Kathleen Fitzpatrick every happiness and send her all our  best wishes in her retirement.  We will all miss her and hope she enjoys her retirement with her family.

Mrs Fitzpatrick’s plan for the future!

We had a social distanced Halloween guard of honour for her last day in the Pres.

Celebrating Kilkenny

 

We celebrated all things Kilkenny by wearing Kilkenny colours , doing Kilkenny based art and projects ,and dancing and singing.

We love Kilkenny colours.

We love wearing black and amber.

We love Kilkenny!
Senior Infants rock to Kilkenny music.

Sunday October 11th is we love Kilkenny day!

September 2020

Everybody has settled well into school and are used to all the new procedures now. In line with HSE Covid regulations, we need to keep contact to a minimum, so unfortunately parents cannot come into school like they used to. You might like to see your lovely Junior Infants in their classrooms and also see the wonderful art work and projects that are all around the school.

All the boys and girls in Room 2 are enjoying their first month in “Big School”.

The boys and girls in Room 3 are very happy.

 

 

 

Boys and girls in Room 1 are listening and learning!

 

 

September Art and Projects

The following photographs are examples of the art and project work that is on display around the school.

 

August 2020

COVID-19 Policy Statement

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.

June 2020

Report Cards/Books

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,

Sixth Class 2020

So angelic!

Christmas 2014

First Classes Christmas 2019

Room 5 December 2019
Room 6  December 2019

 

Room 4 December 2019

 

May 2020

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.

Girls having fun in the sun May 2019

May 18th

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!

May 11th

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

scoilmhuirekk2@eircom.net 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.

September 2019 Junior Infants
December 2019
June 2019

5th May 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians

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                         nora.roberts1@tusla.ie                   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.

Junior Infant Plan l2

_Senior Infants5th May 2020

1st class week starting 4th of May

Second Class Week 5

3rd-4th class week 5

Fifth Sixth May Week 1

Ball under chin relay race June 2019
Rooms 1, 2 and 3 say Thank you to parents and friends of the Pres for this huge cheque September 2018

Some of our boys and girls with a selection of shoe boxes November 2018

 

 

April 2020

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                         nora.roberts1@tusla.ie                   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 smuirekk2@eircom.net

Letter to Parents 27th April 2020-04-24

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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 smuirekk2@eircom.net

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.

Junior Infants work 27th April 2020

Senior Infants 27th April 2020

First class work 27th April 2020

Second Class Week 4

3rd-4th class 27th April 2020

5th -6th Class 27th april (1)

Here are some reminders of school days we had not so long ago.

The relay race was great fun in June 2019.
Green fingers in Room 10 May 2019
Bake Sale June 2018

Aladdin School Connect -Important Information for Parents/Guardians 22/04/20

Dear Parent/Guardian,

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
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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:smuirekk2@eircom.net

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.

Yours sincerely,

Irene Deasy

Principal

 

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.

Kind Regards

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.

juniorinfants20april

Senior InfantsI learning suggestions 20th April

1st Class Activities 20th April

Second Class 2oth April

3rd4th class 20th April

5th6th class 20th April

We hope days like these will be back very soon.