News /Nuacht na Scoile

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!

November news

O’ Neill Centre : The O’ Neill Centre would like to thank all the parents and pupils of the Pres. for the money collected on the no uniform day. €440 was raised for the centre. Everybody, including some teachers looked great in their Halloween outfits!


 Heineken Cup : we were delighted to welcome Barry Daly, and Elma the I.R.F.U. rep. who brought the Heineken Cup to the school on Monday the 12th.  As it is Leinster’s second year in a row to win it, we will be hoping for three in a row next year.   

Tag rugby : Barry has started coaching sixth class from Room 16 on Wednesdays and will be giving  all our 5th and 6th class girls 4 weeks training sessions from now until the end of February. It’s great fun!  Thank you Barry.

  G.A.A. Members of Dicksboro G.A.A. club and C.B.S. T.Y. boys have completed football training sessions with first class, and are now giving hurling training sessions. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

Book Fair: the Book Fair was a great success. Thanks to Kahn Bookshop and to the Parents’ Council. It was great to see our boys and girls buying lots of lovely books at great prices.

Christmas Concerts. These are very important dates for your diary!

Junior Infants: Tuesday Dec.18th. 1. 00pm

First Classes: Wednesday Dec. 19th. 2.00 pm.

Senior Infants: Thursday Dec. 20th 1.00 pm.


October 2012

Gaelic Football: the school team are doing very well and have played lots of matches. Thanks to the teachers who coach them ,and to the parents for their support.

Junior Achievement: 5th class had great fun participating in Junior Dragons Den. Thanks to Stephen and John from State Street for their work with the girls.

S.E.A.I.: 3rd to 6th classes enjoyed workshops on energy awareness.

Visit of Mc Carthy Cup: Richie Power and Dennis Cody brought the cup to the Pres. on Oct 15th (a bit later than usual!). We were delighted, and there was lots of pink, black and amber to be seen. See photos.

Parents’ Council: Meeting Wed 24th October at 7.30 to organize Book Fair

Green School: The committee are working with Ms Mc Carthy on energy saving this year. We hope everybody will do their best to save energy at home and at school.

Dates to remember:   Nov. 15+16: P. T. Meetings + Book Fair

                                                   Dec. 21: Christmas Holidays

                                                   April 27  2013: Confirmation

                                                  May 19  2013: First Holy Communion


We would like to welcome everybody back to school. We hope you all had a lovely Summer. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new junior infants, and to our other new pupils, and their parents to the Pres. Next Friday is county colours day. We would love to see everybody decked out in their colours in any shape or form. Lets hope we can wear them again when the team come with the cup! Well done to our football team who played their first match of the season against Paulstown. Thanks to the parents for their support.


Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011


Junior, Senior Infants and First Classes put on some great performances  for us this year.






Can’t wait to go on stage


We take our roles seriously!


First Class Stars



The Bossy King



Santa Visited The Pres! 

What a wonderful surprise everybody had when Santa came to visit . He and his elves had some treats to give out too.

Santa visits Room 1.


“Is it real Santa?” “Of course it is my dear


Santa giving advice in the library


Mrs. Kelly and Santa visiting our Senior Infants in the hall.



Getting into the swing of Christmas.
Just checking , I knew it was real Miss Riordan!


We love Santa and his elves!


Thank you very much Santa for your visit please come back next year, we have been really really good. Thank you Mrs Kelly, for inviting him, and thanks to Miss Riordan and Claire for being his helpers. Ath Bhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise do gach duine.


 Christmas 2010

“What alovely soft beard Santa”


What a surprse in room 1
Room 2 Is that really you Santa?

                                         Room 4 are listening intently







The School would like to say a very big “Thank You” to Santa for a wonderful visit. Buiochas mór freisin do Bhean Uí Cheallaigh a thug cuireadh dó.

Christmas 2009



Junior and Senior Infants entertained us all with two plays, “Shine Star Shine” and “A Wriggly Nativity”

More budding actors

Players from Room 7.

Shine Star Shine- all Junior Infants on stage

Christmas is a great time in our school.  We have lots of stars taking to the stage every year!

They will remember their first important roles!