January 2022

Welcome Back

Welcome back everybody. We hope you and your families had a lovely break and you are all set for a new year in school.  We hope everybody and their families stay well in 2022 and in the future. Please see Aladdin for Covid 19 vaccination information  for children aged 5 -11 from the HSE.

Our boys and girls who are representing The Pres in our new school brochure

December 21 News

Christmas 2021

Christmas babies: congratulations to Ms Lorraine Murphy and Ms Deirdre Malone on the birth of their two boys this month, we wish you and your families lots of joy with your two beautiful babies, Aaron and Tommy.

Parents’ Council: thank you very much for the lovely Christmas treats you sent in for the boys and girls. Thank you also for all the work that you do for the benefit of the school throughout the year. It is much appreciated by all of us.

Christmas Raffle We had some fabulous prizes in this years raffle, congratulations to all the winners! A huge thank you to Mrs O’ Shea and Mrs Millea for all their work in putting together all the beautiful hampers. The  raffle was on  Friday December 17th.  Thanks to everybody who  bought tickets and brought in goods for the hamper appeal. Míle buiochas do gach duine.

Look at all these prizes! We know the lucky  winners will enjoy them !

Friday December 10th was Christmas colours, red and green and or jumpers day! Everybody looked great! Please see our Christmas message to you all on Aladdin. Thanks to everybody for their lovely multilingual messages, jokes, songs, dances and poems. Ms Maria Kealy did a brilliant job putting the video together, míle buiochas.

 

Christmas and Winter Art 

There is some beautiful Christmas and Winter art work to be seen all around the school.

 

 

We hope everybody has a lovely Christmas holiday, and all our boys and girls and their families stay safe and well. We will see you all on Thursday January 6th 2022!

November 2021 News

Team Hope Christmas Box Appeal

We had a fantastic response to the Team Hope Christmas Box Appeal. Thanks  to Ms Collins and all her 6th class for promoting it. The vulnerable children overseas, who will receive these boxes will be thrilled with the lovely surprises they will get in the boxes.

Every Child A Reader

As a result of taking part in the Every Child a Reader competition last year, we have received 250 beautiful books, some of which are  on display in the front hall . Thank you Ms Ciara Moran for all your work on this. Everybody is  enjoying reading them. Children’s Books Ireland is a charity that champions every child’s right to develop a love of reading. Their aim is to engage young people with books, and to foster an understanding of the importance of books. Their mission is to inspire a love of reading in young people and for them to share their enthusiasm with the adults in their lives.

 

Projects and Art Work

 

There is some wonderful art and project work to be seen all around the school.

Nano Nagle: we remembered all the good work in education done by Nano Nagle and the founding of the Presentation Order, with a zoom prayer service on November 19th. Thank you to the Board of Management for sanctioning a half day to celebrate Presentation Day !

 

October 2021

October was a very busy month in the Pres. We said farewell to Frances. We checked to see how our Junior Infants were getting on and of course we had Halloween art and dressing up day.

Farewell Frances 08/10/2021

 

On Friday we celebrated France’s retirement with her. She is loved by children, staff, parents and anyone who met her, for her kindness, efficiency and good humour. Everyone wore bright colours to celebrate. Ms Kealy coordinated a video with messages from all the staff and classes. Ms Dwyer wrote a song to the tune of Abba’s Dancing Queen, which everybody sang in the yard in her honour. We would like to thank everybody who made it such a special day. We wish her many happy years of health, happiness and fun with her family. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Ms  Theresa Kelly, our new secretary, to the school. We hope she will be very happy here in the Pres.

Here is Frances with one representative from each classroom, all wishing her well on her last day.

We all waited for the guest of honour. Ms Browne provided the music.
Ms Dwyer provided the words.

 

Ms Kealy created the video.
Frances is surprised!

 

The whole event gets the thumbs up from the lady herself!

Baby Seanie slept through his Granny’s farewell!

Congratulations

Pres Baby Boys: congratulations to Ms Kelly, Ms Hennessy, Ms Simpson and Ms O’ Donoghue on the birth of their baby boys recently. We wish themselves and their families all the best with their bundles of joy.

 

Junior Infants Class of 2021/22

Our Junior Infants have settled in really well by now and are enjoying school. Here are some boys and girls from Rooms 1, 2 and 3.

 

 

We have lots of happy boys and girls in Rooms 1, 2 and 3

Autumn Art

Our student noticeboard has a great display of some of the art work that is going on around the school this term.

Halloween 2021

There was some wonderful art work to be seen all around the school. Here are some examples.

 

 

 

Halloween Dressing Up Day 22/10/21

We had a great day at school on Friday October 22nd. All the staff and boys and girls dressed up. There were some amazing outfits to be seen all around the school.

Everybody had a great day. We would like to thank you all for making such a big effort to make it such fun, and for contributing to school funds. We hope everybody enjoyed the mid term break, had fun and stayed safe.

September 2021

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone. We hope you had a lovely Summer and are all set to go for the new school year ahead. We hope everyone stays safe and well. You will find our updated Covid 19 Response Plan on the Information for Parents page.

Confirmation Class 2021

Our 6th class of 2021 took part in the Ceremony of Light on Monday 6th and received the sacrament of  Confirmation on Thursday 9th in Nowlan Park.  It was a lovely ceremony. We hope everybody had a lovely evening with their families. We wish you all the best in the future.

 

First Holy Communion Classes 2021

  First Holy Communion  took place in the Cathedral on Saturday September 18th. The Masses and ceremonies were wonderful occasions. The children looked gorgeous in their finery! The very talented Browne family provided stunning music and singing. We would like to say  big thank you to the teachers, the Browne family, the children and their families, Fr Scriven and Sr Maria for making it such a wonderful occasion. We hope you all had a lovely weekend with your families.

Third Class First Holy Communion  groups with their beautiful art work.

June Activities 2021

Music generation

Music generation is Ireland’s national music education programme, whose aim is to provide high quality music education to children and young people.

We had a visit recently from music generation’s very talented instructors. They gave lessons in drumming to our younger classes and dance lessons to everybody from 2nd to 6th classes. It was all great fun and all the boys and girls learned a lot.

Drumming Classes

Everyone is listening carefully.

 

Drumming is great fun!
We love this!

Dance Classes

Fifth Class love the dance class.

This is great!

 

Wow what a hand stand!
Thank you Music generation, we had a great time and learned a lot.

Sports and Tours

This year we had sports and tours with a difference. Classes stayed local and enjoyed all the wonderful things that Kilkenny has to offer within walking distance of our school. Every class is did their own sporting activities and had lots of fun being out and about.

Here are the girls from Room 14 enjoying their sports day.

Second Class sack Race Winners
This Sack race is tricky!
Happy girls from second Class
Running is fun !

 

 

All classes went out and enjoyed their sports at different days and times in the last two weeks in June. The green area was very busy!

Zany Hair and Mad Socks Day !

On Friday June 25th all adults and children had amazing hair styles and socks ! It was great fun. Everybody brought in €2 which was spent on yummy treats like pizza and ice cream.

Great hair !

Amazing styles!

Wow!

Zoom Graduation and Prayer Service 

 

This year we said farewell to our 6th class by zoom. We had a lovely ceremony. We wish our 6th class pupils all the best in the future.

Sixth Class 2021

We had a lovely end of year prayer service on June 30th by zoom also.

We hope everybody has a wonderful Summer. Enjoy it and stay safe. school reopens on September 1st.

 

 

Summer Art and Projects 2021

We have had a very busy term since everybody came back to school. There is an  amazing amount of art and project work to be seen all around the school.

Op Art
Far Away Galaxies Room 14 4th Class

 

Claude Monet Houses of Parliament

Pointillism :Cliffs of Moher

Letter Writing
All eyes on us!

We hope we don’t get much Summer rain !

World War 2
Beautiful Scenes

Every Child a Reader Competition

We were so lucky that our school was chosen to receive a library of books from Children’s Books Ireland Míle Buiochas Ms Ciara Moran for all your work on this fantastic project. Click on the link below for more information.

Second Class Girls from Room 16
Boys and Girls from Room 4 with their Monster Doodle Art

Every Child A Reader Competition

 

Scary Monsters

Summer Food Trucks

Yummy Summer Food

Lovely Summer Scenes

Egyptian Mummy Art
More Monsters

Project Work on Space, The Titanic and World War 2

Endangered Animals

Friendship Pies

Busy Bees

Australian Art

And so say all of us, we hope Mr Sun is listening! We hope everyone enjoyed seeing a selection of the wonderful Summer term art and projects that are on view around the school.

March 2021

School Reopening/ Fáilte Ar Ais

Easter Raffle

Some of Mrs Millea’s boys and girls with Easter raffle prizes

We had  beautiful Easter hampers created by Mrs Millea and a skateboard donated by Mrs Millea. We would like to thank all our parents and our boys and girls for their generosity.  The proceeds went  to school funds.

Easter Raffle Winners

The Easter Bunny with our raffle winners

Wedding Bells

We would like to wish Avril, who is getting married soon all the best. Here she is with some of her many fans!
Avril and Orlaith, bride and flower girl.

Senior Infants Wedding Dance for Avril

It was a lovely surprise for Arvil

Visit of the Easter Bunny

Friday March 26th was a day of fun in The Pres. The Easter Bunny visited us and danced in the yard and in classrooms. The parents council provided treats and there were lots of Easter eggs. A big thank you to everybody for such a lovely enjoyable day.

Easter Bunny in Room 17
Dancing to Bunny Hop in Room 15
Where have you come from Easter Bunny?
Bunny visited our senior girls.
There was lots of fun and dancing with Bunny!

Junior Infants enjoying the fun

We love Easter!

We hope everybody enjoys a happy and safe Easter holiday with their families and get lots of Easter eggs.

Sixth Class 2021

This is the last term for our sixth class girls. We would like to thank all the teachers they have had since they were in Junior Infants and wish them well in Secondary School next September.

Sixth Class Girls

Confirmation Class 2021

Our Sixth Class girls had hoped to be celebrating their Confirmation on June 19th, but it has been postponed. We hope the girls can celebrate with their families when restrictions are removed.

We were delighted to see all the boys and girls from Junior infants to Second Classes back in school on March 1st . On March 15th, we welcomed back 3rd to 6th classes. Everybody has settled in really well. On Tuesday March 16th everybody wore their own version of green, white and gold and looked very festive. There was music and dancing in the yard and we had beautiful weather.

Cailíní deasa

Rang a hAon

Cailiní eile i Rang a hAon
Rang a Cúig ag baint taitneamh as an lá deas
Cailíní ó Rang a Trí i Seomra a 17
Rang a Dó ag Damhsa
Cailíní ó Rang a Trí i Seomra a 15

 

Páistí óga ag féachaint go hálainn

We hope everybody had a  happy Saint Patrick’s Day with your families.

February 2020

School Closure

As the school remains closed in accordance with Level 5 restrictions, distance learning will continue on Aladdin Connect.

The Covid 19 Response Plan February 2021 is on the Information for Parents page. Covid Rules have been sent to all the families as well as the declaration form. We are really looking forward to seeing the Junior and Senior Infants and First and Second classes next week and the rest of the school on March 15th, all going well.

Welcome back to school our Junior and Senior Language Units boys and girls. We are delighted to see you.

January 2021

January School Closure

We hope everybody had a lovely Christmas and New Year with their families. As we are unfortunately unable to open the school on January 6th, as planned, teachers will make work available from Monday 11th on Aladdin Connect.  You can contact the school by e mail during school hours and the phone will be manned from 10 to 12 Monday to Friday. We hope everybody and their families have a safe January.