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.
Our Book Fair takes place on November 28th and 29th in the hall. Classes will be timetabled.
There is a whole world out there waiting to be explored and enjoyed. A big thank you to Mrs Davis for her creative work.
It was great to see all the Christmas Shoe boxes in the school. Everybody put in a big effort and this will make a big difference to all the boys and girls in need, who will receive the boxes. A big Thank YOU to everybody.
Autumn Art: there is some wonderful art to be seen all around the school this Autumn.
Halloween Fun Fundraisor: Scary Siúlóid Scoile
This year fifth and sixth classes are organising a great school fundraiser. We would like everybody to dress up in a Halloween costume without a mask. We hope to raise much needed school funds by charging €2 per person to go on the walk. The scary siúlóid will take place between 11.15 and 12.15 on Friday October 27th, weather permitting.
Junior Infants:our new Junior Infants are well settled in school now, and they are working and playing happily.
Retirements: we would like to wish Ms Riordan and Mrs Moran all the best in their retirement. Míle buiochas to both of you for all your hard work and dedication during your time here in The Pres. We will miss you both. May you have many years of health and happiness with your families. Slán agus beannacht.
Farewell: to our sixth classes,to our first class boys and to the Language Units boys and girls, who are returning to their local schools. We wish you all the best in the future.
Holidays: we hope everybody has a wonderful Summer holiday, we will see you all on August 31st.
Sixth Class Play : June 22nd
Sixth class put on a brilliant play this year. They entertained the school first and then their families.
The play told the story of Jackie and The Beanstalk, with lots of interesting characters included in the story. There was lots of singing, dancing and some great lines! There is a lot of talent in sixth class! The audience loved it and really got into the spirit of the play. The costumes and set were great. Thanks to Mrs Mc Dermot, sixth class teachers, sound engineers, Grainne and Ciara, and to the girls who put on a brilliant show. Everybody loved it!
There were lots of sporting activities on June 21st. It was a beautiful sunny day.
Junior Fun Sports
Senior Infants and First classes were dressed in their team colours, and enjoyed lots of novelty races.
Everybody had a great day, a big thank you to our teachers, and to our Mammies and Daddies who came to cheer us on.
While the Juniors were busy with their sports, Fifth and Sixth Classes were having a Rugby Blitz. The teams in the Blitz were Bangladesh, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and South Africa.
The final took place between Ireland and Poland. There was lots of cheering for both sides, but after a great display of skills, Ireland were the winners. Míle buiochas to Ms Bolger, our coach Noel Devin and his assistants, and to fifth and sixth class players, who entertained us all.
Going on Tour
It’s the school tours season now. Some boys and girls have already been on their tours, and others are looking forward to theirs. But for our Junior Infants, June 14th 2017 was their First School Tour, a Teddy Bear’s Picnic in a “surprise” location!
Everybody had a great day, and came back tired and happy. Teddies enjoyed it too! Thanks teachers for bringing us.
Cake Sale 2017
Our annual cake sale took place on Friday June 9th. There were some delicious cakes, buns, pastries, brownies, cup cakes and biscuits for sale. There were some great bargains to be had on the books and novelties stalls. There were competitions guessing the sweets in the jar, raffles and special offers.
Junior Infant Fun Day
Junior Infant Fun Day took place on June 2nd. It was brilliant, everybody had a great time. There were lots of fun activities in different stations going on around the school indoors and outdoors.
Our Fun Day was great. The sun shone and all our Junior Infants enjoyed it. A big Thank You to their teachers, to all the other teachers involved, to their parents,to members of the Parents’ Council, who provided tea and coffee and to sixth class girls. Bhí an lá ag gach duine.
Silver Circle Draw: A big thank you to all the parents, boys, girls, neighbours, friends and families who supported the draw. Over €7000 was raised. The money raised will go towards the resurfacing of the Junior Yard. The draw was held on May 17th. Congratulations to all the lucky winners!
Fifth Class, Junior Entrepreneurs were in Lyrath Hotel to showcase their product, Squishies, on May 17th. It was a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience. A big thank you to Ms O’ Meara for all her work. Congratulations and well done Fifth Class!
First Holy Communion -May 21st 2017
First Holy Communion took place on Sunday May 21st for our Second Class girls, and the boys from CBS. It was a lovely ceremony, the choir sang beautifully, and everybody looked great. A big thank you to Mrs Millea and Ms Mc Carthy ,our second class teachers, for preparing our girls for the sacrament and to Mrs Fitzpatrick for her work with the choir. We hope you all had a great day with your families.
New Junior Infants: we welcomed our new Junior Infants and their parents to the school on May 24th.
Senior Sports Day 2017
Sports day was held on May 26th. It was a brilliant day. The sun shone and parents and pupils enjoyed the event.
What a lovely surprise we all got when Billy arrived with his ice cream van! Thank you very much Parents’ Council for such a lovely treat, on a hot and sunny day, after all that running and racing.
Parents’ Council Tablet Draw
A big thank you to Ms Bolger, Mrs Moran, The Parents Council, Ms Deasy and to all the teachers involved and to the boys and girls who took part. Thank you to all the parents who came to support and cheer on their boys and girls. Bhí lá iontach ag gach duine.
Wassa Wassa : drumming classes took place on May 29th and 30th. They were great fun.
Prayer Service: Easter 2017-We Say Goodbye to Mrs Kelly
It was a wonderful occasion. Thanks to all the teachers and boys and girls involved. We wish Mrs Kelly all the best in her retirement. We wish Ms Deasy all the best too in her new role as Principal.
Happy Easter everybody! Enjoy the holidays and see you on Monday April 24th.
Merlyn Showering are sponsors for the JEP project in Co Kilkenny. Colette Dalton, from the Orange Cafe, was the business visitor, who came to give advice.The project that our fifth class entrepreneurs took on was Squishes. The class was divided into teams, storytelling, marketing, designing ,producing, sales and finance. Tuesday April 4th was the Showcase Day. The whole school came to learn about the project, and of course to buy the product, Squishies. It was a fantastic success.
A big thank you to Merlyn Showering, Colette Dalton, The Dragons, Ms O’ Meara and fifth class for all their hard work.
Congratulations to Mrs Kelly on her retirement. We would like to wish her many happy years of enjoyment. Míle buiochas for everything you have done in the school since you became principal.
Congratulations to Ms Irene Deasy our new principal. We wish you success and happiness in your new role.
Congratulations to Mrs Sarah Davis on the birth of her baby girl, and to Mrs Sinead O’Shea on the birth of her baby boy. We wish them and their families all the best.
What a wonderful surprise we all got when Mrs Kelly organised a disco for the whole school on Thursday April 5th.
The disco was brilliant, thank you Mrs Kelly. To quote one of our Junior Infants “That was the funnest day I ever had in my Life”!
All the classes make posters, and decorated the school to say a fond farewell to Mrs Kelly.
We have all been very busy here in The Pres this term. Lots of activities have been taking place inside and outside the classrooms.
Credit Union Quiz: 4th 5th and 6th class girls took part in the quiz in Cillin Hill in February. It was the largest ever quiz with 72 teams taking part. Our teams did very well and received a lovely goodie bag.
Junior Entrepreneur: fifth class are taking part in Junior Entrepreneur. There were six groups in the class, and they had a variety of business ideas. Following a Dragon’s Den presentation, it was decided that Squishies Stressball would be the most marketable product. The class are now busy with the production phase.
Spikeball: 6th class took part in the County Spikeball Finals in January. They performed very well, and reached the Semi finals. Well Done girls.
Book Fair on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of March, parents were welcome to go with their child at the class timetable or at home time. Thanks to our Parents’ Council, Khan’s Bookshop and to fifth class.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge iontach againn. Rinne gach éinne an iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt timpeall na scoile. Bhi tráth na gceist againn gach lá agus bhíomar go léir sa halla ag baint taitneamh as na dánta, na hamhráin, an ceol, rincí agus Seo Faisean. Bhí céilí mór againn freisin.
Lá Mór sa Halla
An Seo Faisean
Bláthanna do Mrs Moran, best Bean a’ Tí Ever!
We had a wonderful day celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Míle buiochas to the teachers, boys and girls for entertaining us. Thanks to Mrs Moran for being a great Bean a’ Tí and to Mrs Kelly and the musicians for the ceilí. We were delighted to hear wonderful music from our talented past pupils. Thank you Nicola, Paul and the musicians. We wish you all a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. Bain taitneamh as!
Congratulations to our sixth class girls, who, who along with the boys from the CBS, were confirmed on Saturday 25th March. Confirmation took place in The Cathedral. It was a beautiful ceremony officiated by Bishop Freeman, Monsignor Brennan and Father O’ Shea. Our 5th class girls joined Mr Brennan’s choir, and all sang beautifully. Míle buiochas to all the boys and girls, parents, teachers and members of the clergy who made it such a special day. Everybody was so lucky with the weather, we hope you all had a great day with your families.
Sixth Classes 2016-2017
Our sixth classes are coming to the end of their time with us here in The Pres. Next term will be their last term in primary school. Doesn’t time fly! The girls will be very busy preparing for secondary school, and of course rehearsing for their play. Enjoy the last of your primary school time girls and treasure your memories.
Bainigí taitneamh as an t-am atá fágtha agaibh sa bhunscoil!