News /Nuacht na Scoile

November 2017

Book Fair 2017

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.

We love books.

Hope Foundation

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.

Wow! 250 boxes are on their way to children in need in Kolkata in India. 250 big smiles will greet these Kilkenny boxes!


Halloween Fun fundraiser: Scary Siulóid Scoile

On Friday 27th October, we had a Halloween fundraiser walk. Everybody dressed up and donated €2 to take part in the walk. It was great fun and lots of parents and friends were in town to support us.

Getting ready for the Halloween Walk

All Set!
seriously scary!
Mrs Davis and the guys looking good!
What a scary pair!
great gear!
We are ready to go!
Lets go Mum!
Foggy and scary..
Ms Deasy leads the way to town.

Everybody had great fun and lots of money was raised for the school. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

We hope everybody enjoys the Halloween break. Have fun and keep safe!

October 2017

Autumn Art: there is some wonderful art to be seen all around the school this Autumn.

Beautiful work
Very artistic
Very creative!
How uplifting!
Wonderful self portraits
Great shape and colours
Halloween Art

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.

Happy people at Aistear time
Look at us at work!
The smiles say it all!
We love Junior Infants.
School is great, but sometimes we can get a little tired. Is it nearly lunchtime?!



June 2017

June 2017

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.

Baron and Baroness Smug evicting the poor tenants
The Singing Farmers and Ant And And And Dec
The Gremlins have kidnapped the prince.
Jackie sings Mrs Lonely, with The Shabby Old Couple And The Cow as backing group!
Jackie frees the Prince. but will he marry her?
The Cast of the Show
Ant And And And Dec looking for Where’s Wallys
The Prince says “YES” and he and Jackie will “live happily ever after”!

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!


June 21st

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.

Having a rest before the races begin
Running for fun!
Almost there!
I can do it.
We need a water break, it’s hot.
Sack races are fun.
Flying without wings!

Everybody had a great day, a big thank you to our teachers, and to our Mammies and Daddies who came to cheer us on.

Rugby Blitz

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!

All set for our Surprise Trip
Where’s the bus?
The bus is here, lets go.
Wonder where we are going?
We are going to have a great day.
We are on the bus yippee!

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.

What will I buy they all look great?
We are ready for our customers.
There’s a competition to win this cake.
Come and buy, they are yummy!
Some satisfied customers
We can”t wait to eat these treats!                                                                                                                             Our cake sale was a huge success. A big thank you to our local Supervalu and Dunnes stores for their contributions and support. Thanks also to all the teachers involved in the organisation of the day. Thanks to 5th and 6th classes for all their work. Thanks to all our parents, boys and girls for their wonderful baking. Míle buiochas to everybody who supported the bake sale. We hope you enjoyed your purchases.  It was a great fundraising event.









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.

Great face painting! Thanks 6th class artists.
Outdoor hand painting
Parachute fun
6th Class Whistle Blowers who kept everything running on time.
Time for a rest!
Look at us in Fancy Dress!
We love painting!
Water play
We love playing with sand.
We made bubbles.
Girls just want to have fun!

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.

May 2017

 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.

Second Class girls-Rooms 10 and 13, looking wonderful!


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.

Second Class -Short race
Room 12 medal winners
4th and 5th class medal winners
Sixth Class proud winners
6th  Class Runners
Second and Third Class Sack Race
Room 11 proud medal winners
We can do this!
Parents’ Race
Well done parents! Your children are proud!
Teachers’ Relay Race
Congratulations to the winning teachers. Your classes are proud of you!
Fifth Class 3 legged race-great fun!
5th Class Medal Winners
Sixth Class Medal Winners
Sixth Class Novelty Relay Race
Sixth Classes with their teachers Ms Carrigan and Ms Maloney ,and our principal Ms Deasy

Ice Cream

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.

Ice Cream time!
yummy ice cream, thanks

Parents’ Council Tablet Draw

Congratulation to our lucky winner!

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.

Niall instructed his drummers.

Easter 2017

Prayer Service: Easter 2017-We Say Goodbye to Mrs Kelly

Stephen from Room 9 lights the candle.
Our readers tell the Easter Story.
Father Dan gives a lovely speech about Mrs Kelly
Prayers of The Faithful
Sixth Class girls pay tribute to Mrs Kelly
We were delighted to see our former principal Sr Maura back in the school.
Mrs Kelly passes on The Lantern to Ms Deasy.
Sr Maura and our new Principal, Ms Deasy
Mrs Kelly, Ms Deasy and Sr Maura
Ms Riordan, Ms Deasy, Mrs Kelly Sr Maura and Fr Dan

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.

Junior Entrepreneurs

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.

Sales Team
A young recruit learning about production
Busy, busy ,busy, will we have enough squishies?
Happy shoppers from Room 9.
Look at our squishies!

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.

The Disco!

What a wonderful surprise we all got when Mrs Kelly organised a disco for the whole school on Thursday April 5th.

We love dancing!
This is great!
Brilliant D J !
We love to dance.
Mrs Kelly and Ms O’ Donoghue like to dance too!

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.

Great poster from Room 13
Room 12 say what we all think.
Slán agus Go Raibh Míle Maith Agat.

Spring 2017

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.

Gaeilgeoirí na Scoile 2017

Lá Mór sa Halla

Rang a Dó agus a Trí ,Seomra a 10


Na Naionán Shóisearach ag canadh
Seomra 11, Rang 3/4
Rang a h Aon
Rang a Dó ag canadh Glaoch na hEireann
Ceol le Pól ar an bhfeadóg stáin
Ceol le Nicola agus An Quartet
Tá Mrs Kelly ag baint taitneamh as an lá.
The Hurley Dance
Na Naionán Shínsearach ag canadh
Rang a Cúig: Dúisigh Mé
Rang a Cúig ag Rince

An Seo Faisean


Bláthanna do Mrs Moran, best Bean a’ Tí Ever!

Go raibh míle maith agat Bean Uí Mhoráin
Rinceoirí na Scoile
Tá siad go hiontach!

An Ceilí 


Is breá linn an ceilí.

Ceol iontach, go raibh maith agaibh Martin agus Paddy.
Mrs Kelly, na ceoltóirí agus rinceoirí

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!


Confirmation 2017

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.

Confirmation Class: Room 16
Confirmation: Room 15

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.

Sixth Class: Room 15
Sixth Class: Room 16

Bainigí taitneamh as an t-am atá fágtha agaibh sa bhunscoil!

Christmas 2016

December is such a busy time for us here in The Pres! The Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes were rehearsing their plays. There was beautiful singing of carols to be heard around the school. There was wonderful Winter and Christmas arts and crafts going on in all the classrooms.

Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival, part of Yulefest kilkenny, took place in St Canice’s Cathedral from December 9th to 17th. This is an event which displays trees of all makes, shapes and sizes. This year Senior Infant boys and girls from Room 9 and Second Class girls from Room 10 displayed their trees. Congratulations Mrs Millea’s  Second Class who were the winners!

More information :

Facebook: kilkennyunionofparishes


Room 13 girls are putting the finishing touches to their tree.
Room 13 girls are putting the finishing touches to their tree.
Look at our Tree, it's called Message in a Bottle!
Look at our Tree, it’s called Message in a Bottle! We are very proud of it.
Everybody in Room 13 with their work of art
Everybody in Room 13 with their winning work of art

A big thank you to Mrs Millea, to everybody who brought in the bottles, and to all who helped to put the tree on display. Congratulations to all!

Room 9 are putting the finishing touches to tree
Room 9 are putting the finishing touches to their  tree.


A big thank you to Ms Doyle and her boys and girls for their work on their tree for St Canice’s

Some of the Winter art to be seen around the school
Some of the Winter art to be seen around the school
Look at our hats!
Look at our warm Winter hats!

Christmas Plays

The Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes put on fabulous plays for the school and their parents.

Senior Infants: A miracle in Town 

Some of our Senior Infants Stars
Some of our Senior Infants Stars looking good!
All of our Senior Infants on stage in A Miracle in Town
All of our Senior Infants on stage in A Miracle in Town


Junior Infants: Whoops a Daisy Angel

Room 1 Stars
Room 1 Stars
budding actors from Room 2.
budding actors from Room 2.
Room 4 all set for the stage
Room 4 all set for the stage
Happy Junior Infant Stars!
Happy Junior Infant Stars!
A scene from the play
A scene from the play
Whoopsy gets it right!
Whoopsy gets it right!
The cast of the show
The cast of the show
Guess what? Santa got stuck in the chimney!
Guess what? Santa got stuck in the chimney!

First Class: The Bossy King

Room 3 are ready to perform.
Room 3 are ready to perform.
Actors from Room 5
Actors from Room 5
Room 7 ready to go on stage
Room 7 ready to go on stage
First Class Stars
First Class Stars
The cast of The Bossy King
The cast of The Bossy King

Everybody loved the three shows. They were were fantastic. Míle buiochas do na múinteoirí agus do na daltaí. All the teachers, and the boys and girls worked really hard to put on such great performances. Thanks to the parents for their help with the costumes. It was a great week!

Santa Came to Visit Us!

What a lovely surprise we all got when Santa arrived to visit us. He brought along some helpers and even Santa babies!

Santa visits Room 1.
Santa visits Room 1.
Santa surprises Room 2!
Room 2 sing for Santa!
Room 3 boys and girls sing for Santa
Room 3 boys and girls welcome  Santa.
Everyone in Room 4 loves Santa!
Everyone in Room 4 loves Santa!
"Santa look at our lovely art," said the boys and girls in Room 5.
“Santa look at our lovely art,” said the boys and girls in Room 5.
"We have been SO good all year", said Room 6.
“We have been SO good all year”, said Room 6.
Room 8 welcome Santa
Room 7  welcome Santa and sing The Bossy King for him.
Room 9 sang for Santa.
Room 8 sang for Santa.
Room 9 welcome Santa. We are counting the sleeps!
Room 9 welcome Santa. Everybody sang for Santa.

Santa was welcomed in the hall by Second and Third classes. Three Cheers for Santa!
Santa was welcomed in the hall by Second and Third classes, and Language Class. “Three Cheers for Santa!”, said Mrs Kelly and Mrs Millea
Aren't our Baby Santas just adorable!
Aren’t our Baby Santas just adorable!

Míle buiochas to Santa and to his helpers, of all ages, for visiting us for and bringing us lovely treats. Thanks again to our wonderful Parents’ Council.

We really enjoyed the visit. We hope Santa, all our boys and girls and their families have a wonderful Christmas and we wish you all the best in 2017.





Christmas Draws

A Free Draw was held in every class  for selection boxes, which were kindly donated by The Parents’ Council. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who won. Thank you very much Parents’ Council.

 Our Annual Christmas Draw started on December 8th and continued until Friday 16th. It was a great success.  The fabulous prizes were donated locally. A big thank you to all those who generously donated and congratulations to all the lucky winners.

October 2016

Halloween is almost here and everybody here in The Pres has had a very busy month.

Gaelic Football:  our Gaelic Footballers did really well this term,  and made it to the Quarter Finals. A big thank you to the team, their trainers, Ms Hennessy and Ms Woodcock, and to the parents and teachers who gave lifts and cheered on the team.

Tag Rugby: Room 16 girls have had Tag Rugby sessions with Noel Devlin, from Leinster Rugby.

Music/Dancing/Drama: Margaret Murran will be teaching music and singing to Senior Infants after Halloween. This is funded by the Parents Council. She will also be forming her choir from 3rd to 6th for 10 weeks for €25. Paul Martin is teaching jigs and reels to 4th and 5th classes on their tin whistles. Go raibh míle maith agat a Phól. Evelyn White continues to hold Irish Dancing classes every Wednesday after school. Ms McDermott is starting Drama Classes with Junior Classes after Halloween. Other classes have been enjoying their classes since September.

Congratulations: to Ms Begley on the birth of her gorgeous   baby son recently and to Ms Maloney on the birth  of her beautiful baby girl a few weeks ago. We wish both teachers and their families all the best in the future.

Religion: First Holy Communion is on Sunday May 21st and Confirmation is on Saturday March 25th 2017.

Health Promoting Schools: our committee have been doing wonderful work promoting the health and well being of everyone in the school, for the last two years. On Thursday October 27th all this hard work was rewarded by the presentation of our First Health Promoting Flag. Congratulations to the Committee, past and present and to all involved.


Congratulations to The Health Promoting Committee!
Congratulations to The Health Promoting Committee!
Wow look at our Flag!
Wow look at our Flag!

Halloween Celebrations

We had a great day on Friday October 28th. Lots of people dressed up and we all celebrated Halloween and getting our Health Promotion flag with A Monster March and healthy eating.

Girls from Room 3 all set for Halloween!
Girls from Room 3 all set for Halloween!
Room 10 Second Class looking scary!
Room 10 Second Class looking scary!
The Monster March begins.
The Monster March begins.
Marching on!
Marching on! Is that Harry Potter back there?
Great costumes!
Wow !Great costumes!
Room 14 marching on!
Room 14 marching on!
Scarey Senior Infants!
Scary Senior Infants!
More Marching Monsters!
More Marching Monsters from First Class!
Junior Infants march with their Senior Minders.
Junior Infants march with their Senior Minders.




Little monsters march on with Big Monsters!


Our young friends from Olivia's Playschool in their Halloween costumes, all set for Trick or Treating!
Our young friends from Olivia’s Playschool in their Halloween costumes, all set for Trick or Treating!
We all joined hands, and sang Circle of Friends.
We all joined hands, and sang Circle of Friends.
Our circle had lots of characters.
Our circle had lots of characters.

Bhí an lá againn. We hope everybody has a lovely time during the Halloween break. See you all on November 7th.

Dates For Your Diary: November 16th/17th Parent Teacher Meetings

November 21st. Presentation Day Closing at 12.30.