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
Welcome back everybody. A special welcome to our Junior infants and boys and girls new to the school from Senior Infants to Sixth. We hope you have a great year in school. Everybody has settled in well and are enjoying the new year at school. We are so lucky to have our Junior Yard resurfaced.
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 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.
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.
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.
After all the excitement of the Bake Sale and Junior Sports Day everybody had a picnic on the yard.
Friday fifteenth was a great day at school. We all enjoyed it. Míle buiochas do gach duine.
Our annual Sports Day was held on Friday May 25th. It was a beautiful day and a huge success.
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.
Welcome back everybody, we hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for another busy last term.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We would like to wish everybody a Happy Easter. We hope to see you all back at school on Monday April 9th.
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.
Love is in the air in The Pres! The school has been beautifully decorated by classes upstairs and downstairs, for St Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Mrs Davis for her Things we Love.. art in the front hall.
Celebrating Cultural Diversity
Challenge to Change : The fourth class girls in Mrs Brennan’s class are taking part in the Challenge to Change Project. The topic is: An Inclusive World-Celebrating Diversity-Interculturalism. The girls have made many interesting discoveries about the customs, traditions and festivals celebrated by children from different cultures in our school community.They have learned about equality, inclusion and integration. Their main focus was on human rights and visual impairments. As 2018 is the 300th birthday celebration year of Nano Nagle,the founder of the Presentation Order, her motto to “enable” and to “empower” was forefront in their minds.
National Dress Day: February 14th -everybody was invited to wear clothes that represent their national dress.
Everybody enjoyed dressing up in their national costumes. It was a great day.
Fundraiser: Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire?
Launch Night: takes place on Wednesday February 21st at 8pm, hosted by Presentation Primary School, with special guests Cillian Buckley and Ollie Walsh in The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.
Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire Show takes place on Thursday March 22nd. Tickets @ €20 can be bought on Launch night or from the school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Ms Doyle and the boys and girls in Room 6 created a wonderful tree with amazing colours .
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.