October 2021

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 Babies: congratulations to Ms Kelly, Ms Hennessy and Ms Simpson 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 is some wonderful art work to be seen all around the school. Here are some examples.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

December 2020

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.

 

Christmas cracker

 

December Art

Junior Infants Reindeer
Fourth Class  Unique Advent Calendar
Out of this world outstanding octopuses from Room 15.
Senior Infant Faces

Amazing Faces!

Great decorations
Wonderful Snowmen
Super Santas
Yummy Gingerbread Men!
Gingerbread Girls and Boys!
Delicious Cones!
More Colourful Cones!
Ho Ho Ho !
Santas Are Everywhere!
Look Good Enough to Eat!

Senior Infants have been learning all about different homes.

Different Homes
All our homes are different.
Great variety of homes are all around us.
Beautiful Robins
Gorgeous Winter Scenes

 

Christmas Collage
Lovely Christmas Tree and Decorations
Santa is at the door of Room 4!
Winter Poems
Look at us!
Christmas Trees
More lovely Christmas Trees
Christmas Windows From Rooms 21 and 22.
Beautiful Sailing Boats
Trees in Winter
War Scene -Sixth Class Art work
Creative Christmas Stockings are to be seen all over the 5th and 6th class corridor.

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 1

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!

Second Class from the library practicing their song
Third and Fourth Classes were in the shape of a star. Thank you very much Benny Power for your amazing capture of the event with the drone. The girls were really impressed!

Ranganna a sé , ag canadh go binn

Fifth Classes get ready for their event
Room 4 are looking very happy and cheerful!
Nollaig Shona ó Seomra a hAon. They sang O’Christmas Tree
Happy Christmas from Junior Infants Room 3! Great noses!
Junior Infants Room 2 know Santa is coming soon! Maybe he is behind you !
Happy Christmas from Room 5! ThumbsUp For Santa!
Happy girls in Room 16, Secnd Class reciting Christmas poems.
Merry Christmas from all in Room 6
All Senior infant Classes got together for their event and did lots of singing and dancing!

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.

 

 

November 2020

We have been very busy this month. We celebrated World Kindness Day on Friday November 13th.

Friday November 20th is the day we celebrated Presentation Day, which is also International Children’s Day.

November Art and Projects

All around the school from Junior Infants to Sixth classes, there is wonderful art work on display. We had a competition to celebrate the life of Nano Nagle through art and we got some great entries. We had poems for Nano and a letter to her too. Congratulations to the winners , in every class, choosing the winner was a difficult task, as the standard was very high. Some classes even had two winners! Projects on Science, History and Geography are also on display, they are amazing!

Project work on The Celts

Winter scenes

Project work on The Romans

Science Week Art and imagination!

Classy Creative Craftwork

Thought provoking !

 Op Art

Beautiful Winter Scenes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project on The Normans

Amazing Art work ! Fabulous Shapes and Colours and Creations !

Very creative work on the story of Nano Nagle
The old and the new, a science experiment and Nano is remembered in art!

Beautiful scenes

Wise old owls

Owl paintings
Junior Infants love owls, and know all about them!
Great facial expressions!

Mona Lisa looks amazing!

Experimental fashion!

Energy Saving Ideas

Titanic 1912

Project on The Titanic

Very creative work

Sea Sights

Pointillism technique paintings inspired by The Cliffs of Moher

Great portraits

Leaf Collages created from Autumn leaves , so lovely!

Nano Nagle

Beautiful lanterns
Lovely lanterns

More great Nano Art work
Wonderful Work
Poem to Nano
Poem and letter to Nano

 

We celebrated the life and work of Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation order on the week beginning November 16th. Everyone listened to her amazing story on the intercom and all classes took part in the  art competition. We had a Zoom Prayer Service on Friday Morning and Ms Deasy announced the names of all the winners of the competition . Well Done everybody!  Presentation day November 21st was celebrated with a half day on Friday November 20th.

Safe Cycling

Sixth classes have completed their course with Cycle Right training. Fifth class have now just started their 6-week cycling course. They will spend five weeks on the yard learning all about safe cycling. Their last lesson is then on the road, putting into practice all they have learned. We wish them the best of luck and safe cycling in the future.

Kilkenny By Bike

All the girls are enjoying these lessons and will have made great progress by the end of their six weeks training. it is a great way to exercise in a safe way.

October 2020

Halloween 2020

On Friday October 23rd we celebrated Halloween! Everybody dressed up and had a great time. There were an amazing amount of characters of all ages and sizes to be seen in the yard and in the classrooms !

There was music and dancing in the yard.
Girls enjoying the celebrations
Miss O’Donoghue and girls having fun
We love dressing up!

Lots of great costumes and make up in Room 17!

Great gear here!
Boys and girls from Room 7 wishing us all a Happy Halloween!
More great Halloween dressing up
Second  Class girls from Room 15  looking fabulous in their Halloween gear and  PJ’s!

 

Third Class looking scary!

We hope everybody enjoys the mid term and all our families stay safe and well. Don’t forget to keep following Government Level 5 guidelines and we hope to see you all back in school on Monday November 2nd.

Congratulations: we wish Mrs Kathleen Fitzpatrick every happiness and send her all our  best wishes in her retirement.  We will all miss her and hope she enjoys her retirement with her family.

Mrs Fitzpatrick’s plan for the future!

We had a social distanced Halloween guard of honour for her last day in the Pres.

Celebrating Kilkenny

 

We celebrated all things Kilkenny by wearing Kilkenny colours , doing Kilkenny based art and projects ,and dancing and singing.

We love Kilkenny colours.

We love wearing black and amber.

We love Kilkenny!
Senior Infants rock to Kilkenny music.

Sunday October 11th is we love Kilkenny day!

September 2020

Everybody has settled well into school and are used to all the new procedures now. In line with HSE Covid regulations, we need to keep contact to a minimum, so unfortunately parents cannot come into school like they used to. You might like to see your lovely Junior Infants in their classrooms and also see the wonderful art work and projects that are all around the school.

All the boys and girls in Room 2 are enjoying their first month in “Big School”.

The boys and girls in Room 3 are very happy.

 

 

 

Boys and girls in Room 1 are listening and learning!

 

 

September Art and Projects

The following photographs are examples of the art and project work that is on display around the school.