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.
ChristmasRaffle 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.
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!
There have been lots of events and activities going on this month. We had a great fund raising and fun event on Christmas Jumper Day on December 11th. €800 was raised for Down Syndrome Ireland, Kilkenny Branch. A big thank you to everybody for their generosity. Thank you also for all your donations for the Christmas hampers. It was a great success.
Sporting Activities: we have had cycling lessons for 5th and 6th classes and Gaelic Football for 3rd class. The Health Promoting Committee organised laps on the basketball court with an aim of 100 km before Christmas! A lot of classes made posters in support of the Kilkenny Camogie team. Congratulations to them on their fantastic All Ireland win!
Congratulations to Ms Laura Mc Carthy on the birth of her lovely daughter last November. We send her and her family all our best wishes.
Congratulations also to Ms Mairéad Cummins on her new role as principal of Churchtown Primary School in Kildare. We wish her all the best in the future.
Congratulations to the third class girls who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday December 19th.
We have some amazing art work on display all around the school. There is great variety to be seen in work done by all classes.
A Christmas Cracker
Due to Covid 19 restrictions the Christmas concert is now online for you to enjoy! Follow the link below!
You can see all the classes preparing for the Christmas Cracker if you scroll to the end of December news.
Senior Infants have been learning all about different homes.
We have a Positive Post Its Poster with some wonderful suggestions.
We hope you enjoyed viewing an amazing selection of art work from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.
First Holy Communion-third class girls and their teachers were very busy preparing for their First Holy Communion. Everybody had a lovely day with their families on Saturday 19th. It was a long wait! Thanks to Ms Kelly and Ms Murphy for all their work in preparing the girls for the sacrament.
Third Class Group 2
Celebrating Christmas 2020 in The Pres -Christmas Cracker Preparations
All the classes were busy preparing their Christmas item to entertain you , as we couldn’t have our usual Christmas Concerts this year. Their hard work paid off as you can see from The Christmas Cracker!
Ranganna a sé , ag canadh go binn
We hope you enjoyed viewing all our Christmas art, poems, songs and dancing. We had a lovely zoom Prayer service on December 22nd.
We wish everybody a happy and safe Christmas with their families. Bain taitneamh as laethanta saoire na Nollag. Feicimíd gach éinne arís i 2021.
What a wonderful surprise everybody got on Wednesday December 18th. Santa came to visit us with his chief elf. He heard some great songs and poems in Irish and English on his tour of the classrooms.
Thank you Santa for coming to visit us. Thank you elves for all your help, and thank you for all the treats. Thank you Ms Deasy for inviting Santa to The Pres, and thank you Clare for giving out all the treats . Míle buiochas Daidí na Nollag. Tóg sos mór tar éis na Nollag agus tar ar ais arís i 2020.
Christmas Plays and Concerts 2019
We were all treated to beautiful songs and plays by Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Classes and the Junior Language Unit. They all performed for the school and their parents. All the boys and girls were wonderful. Míle buiochas to their teachers, SNA’s and the boys and girls themselves for all their work in preparing their shows.
The school, and all the parents and families really enjoyed all the performances. A big thank you to everybody involved.
Parents’ Council: thank you SO much for organising the Christmas Raffle during the Christmas shows. We would also like to thank the sponsors who gave fabulous prizes for the raffle. It was a huge success. Thanks also for the selection boxes which were raffled off in a free draw for every class. The Board of Management, staff, parents and children really appreciate all you do for the school.
Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival St Canice’s Cathedral
The Christmas Tree Festival which is part of Yulefest Kilkenny takes place from the 5th to the 10th of December. Our school has three wonderful entries.
What a lovely surprise we all got when a very special visitor flew in from The North Pole! He paid a flying visit and left some treats.
Thank you so much Santa,for coming to visit us, and bringing us treats. We know you are REALLY busy, but we hope you Mrs C, and the elves get a good rest after Christmas.
It’s A Baby was the Senior Infant show put on for us by Rooms 6, 7 and 8. It was a wonderful performance.
We all loved the show, it was a great performance. Thank you very much to the Senior Infant teachers and their helpers, and to the boys and girls who played their parts so well. All the Senior Infant families loved the show.
Whoops a Daisy Angel was the show put on for the school and Junior infant parents. It was brilliant! The show tells the story of a very forgetful clumsy angel. With the help of all her friends, she brings everybody to see Baby Jesus.
It was a wonderful show. Everybody really enjoyed it. A big thank you to the teachers and helpers, for all their preparation work, to our Junior Infants for entertaining us and to all the proud Mams and Dads.
The Bossy king is a well known favourite in the school with First Class. This year Rooms 4, 5, 6 and 17 put on a great show. Everybody loved the singing and the actions.
Everybody loved The Bossy King and joined in all the actions. We were entertained with a lovely poem and song after the play. Míle buiochas do na muinteoirí agus do na buachaillí agus na cailíní i Seomraí a 4, 5, 6 agus a 17. Your families will be very proud of the wonderful performance.
Kilkenny Christmas Tree Festival at St Canice’s Cathedral
Most classes paid a visit to St Canice’s to see 120 trees of all shapes and sizes. There were some magnificent works of art and creativity to be seen. We had four fabulous entries from our school.
Congratulations Ms Murphy and your helpers. The favourite Tree Vote has been announced and its the The Teariffic Christmas tree! Fantastic news, worth all the hard work ! Well done !
The Junior Yard looks fantastic now, thanks to the huge effort made by the parents council and everybody who took part in the fundraising for the resurfacing. Room 5 boys and girls were the first to try it out.
All Fundraising from now on goes towards resurfacing the Senior Yard. Tickets for the Bumper Christmas raffle go on sale on Monday December 3rd. €1 for a strip,or 6 strips €5, lots of wonderful prizes, please support.
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.
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 : www.stcanicescathedral.com/events
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!
A big thank you to Ms Doyle and her boys and girls for their work on their tree for St Canice’s
The Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes put on fabulous plays for the school and their parents.
Senior Infants: A miracle in Town
Junior Infants: Whoops a Daisy Angel
First Class: 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!
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.
A Free Draw was heldin 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.
December 2015 has been a very busy time for all of us here in the Pres
Debating: Our fifth and sixth class girls have been taking part in the County Debating Championships. It has been a great experience. Our thanks to the girls and their teachers for all their hard work.
Junior infants entertained us with Shine Star Shine. They were wonderful.
A Very Welcome Visitor!
On Tuesday December 22nd Santa paid us a visit.
We hope everybody has a wonderful Christmas and we wish you all the best for 2016. See you all on Jan 6th.