News /Nuacht na Scoile

Irish Dancing

Every Wednesday, we have Irish dancing in the hall. Our Infants go to dancing from 1.40 to 2.40 pm. First to Sixth classes have dancing from 2.40 t0 3.40. Ms. Evelyn White is the dancing teacher. It’s great fun.

Are we ready?


Round we go.


A haon, a dó, a trí


Lámha suas


Grab your partner


This is fun!


Cas timpeall


Who needs shoes!





June 2013

June was a really busy month for all of us here in The Pres. See Summer Events 2013, Sports page and  Green School page for photos.

New Junior Infants: We were delighted to welcome our new Junior Infants on June 3rd. We are looking forward to seeing all you boys and girls in September.

Bake Sale: Wow what an array of delicious cakes, buns  and goodies we had for sale on June 13th! Thank you very much for all your beautiful baking and for your support. Fifth and Sixth class girls, and their teachers, did a marvellous job in organization, sales and clean up!

Junior Sports Fun Day: On June 7th we had another great day of sports. All the teams looked super in their different colours. Everyone had a ball!

Concert: Sixth class put on a fabulous nights entertainment on June 20th

Energy Green Flag: We celebrated our 2nd flag with the Lord Mayor, Séan ó hArgain on June 21st. We were all dressed in green and enjoyed ice cream that day! Congratulations to  Ms Mc Carthy and the Green School Committee.

R.T.E. We had a visit from R.T.E. for School Around The Corner on June 26th! Screening is in Autumn.

Basketball Blitz: The final took place on June 20th. It was very exciting.

Uniform sale: Wed  June 26th at 7.00. Thanks to all who donated, and a big thank you to the Parents’ Council.

Holidays: 12 noon Friday 28th. Reopening Thursday August 29th. We hope everybody has a great Summer!


Art Exhibition : May 2nd. The girls in Room 11 took part in Challenge to Change , which is a project set in place by the Presentation Sisters ,to highlight social issues worldwide. They did projects on world cultures and food, incuding art work. The girls in Room 12 participated in a CRAFTed programme which was directed by Potter, Fiona Flood. Fiona worked with the girls for five hours. They created memory boxes out of clay. It was a wonderful exhibition. We would like to thank the Presentation Sisters, Fiona Flood,  the class teachers, and the girls in Rooms 11 and 12 for all their hard work.

May Break: School is closed from Mon 6th.(Bank Holiday) to Fri 10th. We hope you all enjoy the break and that we get some sunshine!

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to our Second Class girls from Rooms 7 and 14, who received their First Communion on May 19th. Everybody looked beautiful. We hope the girls  had a great day with their family and friends.

Green Flag: We received our second green flag for Energy from An Taisce on May 27th, at a ceremony held in Hotel kilkenny. Congratulations to all, and a special thank you to the Green School Committee  for all their hard work. We will be celebrating this event at school shortly.


Green Flag: We are very happy to announce that we have been awarded our second Green Flag for Energy! On May 22nd members of the Committee will attend the awards ceremony to collect the flag, on behalf of the school. Míle buiochas to the hard working Committee who have put in an immense amount of work this year. Thanks also to all the teachers, and everybody in school for working together to achieve this flag. Congratulations and well done to all!

Confirmation: Congratulations to our Sixth classes who received their Confirmation on Saturday. It was a wonderful ceremony, led by Bishop Freeman. The choir sang beautifully. A big thank you to the teachers who put a lot of work into the preparation for this very important event. We hope that everybody had a very enjoyable day with their families.

Spring Events 2013


 We had many events going on in the Pres this Spring.


Kilkenny Presentation Choir
Peace Proms in the Hub



Dogs trust visit


Rugby 2
Tag rugby is being enjoyed by our senior classes.
This is fun.


 Challenge to Change: Pottery


Girls are enjoying pottery classes.


Under the guidance of potter Fiona Flood
Pottery is great fun.


Seachtain na Gaeilge

“Professor Plunger” with one of his “volunteers”!


A career in entertainment could be in order for this young man!
Another of the Fanzini Brother’s “volunteers”!


Rinceoírí na Scoile



Rang a haon agus a dó


Rang a Sé


Ceol le Pól


Very colourful junior infants


Bláthanna duit Bean a Tí


Ceol agus Céilí le Bean Uí Cheallaigh , Máirtín agus Lynn
Enjoying the Céilí


We  had a great time during Seachtain na Gaeilge. Míle Buiochas do gach duine. 


March/Easter 2013

Seachtain na Gaeilge: We had a very enjoyable and successful seachtain na Gaeilge. Professor Plunger, aka one of the Fanzini brothers, and his willing “volunteers”, provided great entertainment on Monday morning. Congratulations to all our Gaelgóirí and well done to everybody for making a big effort to use their Gaeilge as much as possible. Lean ar aghaidh leis! The fun quiz was great. Bhí spórt agus craic againn go léir sa halla Dé hAoine. Míle buiochas do Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Moran, Pól, Máirtín agus Lynn.

Music: Well done to our 5th and 6th class choir who took part in The Peace Proms on March 2nd. Everybody from 1st to 6th enjoyed the concert by Bartsville High School in St.Canices on March 20th. Guitar and tin whistle lessons are going very well with Konor and Paul.

RTE and KCLR paid us a visit recently to interview some of our boys and girls.

World Book Day: Classes enjoyed story reading and meeting authors in Dubray Book Store.

Art: Shona Flood did some wonderful pottery with our 5th classes , as part of the Challenge to Change Project.

Sport: The lunch time Spikeball league organized by Ms Deasy was great fun. 1st class enjoyed learning hurling skills, and our senior girls are enjoying tag rugby.

Parents’ council: the Silver Circle Draw was a great success, a big thank you to everybody who supported it. the €6000 raised will be of great  benefit to the school. Míle buiochas for the treats on the day of the holidays.

Green School: Everybody is making a big effort to save energy at home and at school. We hope to hear news of our second flag soon.

First Penance was on March 14th for our Second Classes.

Theatre: Our Infant classes enjoyed The Bockety world of Henry and Bucket on March 20th.

We wish everybody a Happy Easter, enjoy those Easter eggs! We will see you all on Monday April 8th.

February 2013

Green School News: This term the Green School’s Committee have been working very hard. They continue to make sure everybody is energy aware, and are turning off lights, projectors, computers etc. Bernadette Maloney, from the council , came to visit, and sat in on a committee meeting. She said we are well on our way to getting our second (energy) Green Flag in May! At the moment the committee are preparing  for a special Green Day this month. On Lo Lo day, Wed. 13th we will try to use as little energy as possible, and wear green.

Sport: GAA training, Spikeball, Tag Rugby and swimming are all going well.

Music: We are looking forward to the Peace Proms which takes place in The Hub on March 2nd at 2.00pm. Tickets are available from Essaness Music Kieran St.  Third class are enjoying tin whistle lessons with Paul Martin.

Dogs Trust: We were delighted to welcome Deirdre and her lovely dogs into our classrooms. Everybody learned a lot about caring for our four legged friends.

Arts and Crafts: Fiona Flood, who is a potter,  will be working with 5th class this term. We look forward to seeing the results.

Speech and Drama: Everybody is enjoying their lessons with Mrs. Mc Dermot.

Quiz: Well done to our Junior and senior teams who came 3rd in the Credit Union Quiz.

Silver Circle: The cards go out this week, we would appreciate your support in this fund raising event.

Mid-Term: Feb 14th and 15th .Enjoy the break.

Christmas 2012



Christmas 2012 was a very busy time in the Pres. JuniorInfants, Senior Infants and First Classes put on wonderful concerts. They were preparing for weeks, learning their songs, lines and actions, and all the hard work paid off!

Junior Infants: Mary’s Blanket

Junior Infant Stars


Some of the cast of “Mary’s Blanket”

JI 2


Smiling Stars of the show

JI 3


All our angelic Infants on stage

JI 4


Mary’s Blanket is ready!

 First Class: The Bossy King

Subjects of the bossy king!


Stars from Rooms 3,5 and 7 looking good!

F 2

Singing with joy!


First Class in fine form!

F 3

 Senior Infants: It’s a Baby.


The Baby Jesus has arrived!


Smiling Stars of It’s a Baby!

 Santa Comes to visit! What excitement we had when Santa himself arrived at the Pres!!


Santa shocks Room 1.

Sa 1


Santa calls into Room 2.


Ho Ho Ho in Room 4!


“Thanks for the treats Santa”, say Room 6 boys and girls.


Room 8 are delighted to see Santa.


Room 9 say ” we have been really good Santa”!


Santa with all his fans from 2nd and 3rd class



 Go raibh míle maith agat Santa, tar ar ais arís. We hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas. We wish you all the best for 2013.

January 2013

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I’m sure everybody was tired after all their hard work in 2012. Our performing stars in all the shows certainly needed a big rest! See photos of Christmas 2012.  A big thank you to the Parents’ Council and to the sponsors and supporters of our first Monster Raffle. We hope to see everybody back and rearing to go for 2013 on Monday the 7th! Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise do gach duine.


December 2012

December is a very exciting month in The Pres. Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes are busy preparing for their Christmas plays. There is lovely music and carol singing to be heard around the school.

Tuesday Dec.  18th Junior Infants 1.00pm.

Wednesday Dec. 19th. First Classes 2.00pm.

Thursday Dec. 20th Sn. Infants 1.00pm.

Parents’ Council Monster Raffle: This year our wonderful Parents’ Council are organizing raffles during the concerts. This is to raise badly needed funds for school resources. The tickets will be sold in the classrooms and  before the concerts-€1 a strip and €5 for 6 strips. There will be three draws. These prizes have been donated by many generous local businesses-hampers, theatre and restaurant vouchers, electrical goods etc. -well worth winning! There will also be a raffle for three selection boxes in each class. Best of luck to everybody!