New Aistear Room

Our Junior Infants enjoyed their first taste of our new Aistear Room recently. Aistear is a play based curriculum which helps develop oral language and communication skills for pupils. The room has been freshly renovated and purposely prepared for Aistear. Huge thanks must be given to our caretaker Kieran Britton and our Junior Infant teachers for the hours of work they invested to prepare the new room.

This term the children are learning all about Halloween through play and social interaction. There is a dress up area, a Play Dough table, a water station and a building station. The children really enjoyed their first experience of Aistear and will no doubt benefit greatly from this opportunity.

Liam McCarthy Visit

‘Tipp, Tipp, Tipp was the chant as Padraic Maher entered the Nagle Hall this morning, as he held aloft the Liam McCarthy Cup to rapturous applause. It was a sea of Blue & Gold as the pupils donned our county colours to celebrate Tipperary winning the All Ireland Senior Hurling title this year.

Joining Padraic was Andy Ryan (GDA Tipperary), John Smith (County Board Representative) and Rachel Sweeney (Tipperary Ladies Intermediate Football Player). Isabelle Griffin formally welcomed them to the Presentation Primary School. Later pupils quizzed Paudie about his favourite game, toughest opponent, training routine and biggest achievements.

Rachel Sweeney became very popular once she announced that the pupils would get homework off tonight before encouraging all the pupils to get involved in some sport.

The hall then filled with the sound of the Galtee Mountain Boy and the sense of joy was palpable. Most importantly today, every pupil got their hands on the Liam McCarthy Cup and below are over 100 photos capturing the day. We hope the words of wisdom from Padraic and Rachel will inspire these pupils to chase their dreams and get involved in sport.

Thanks to all who helped make today so special – to those who decorated the hall, played and conducted music, took photos, played tin whistles, asked questions and especially those who cheered and smiled!

FAI Futsal

Futsal Soccer

On the 7th of October 2019, 4th class took a trip outside the school grounds for an active and exiting day out. We went to Peak Villa Soccer grounds to play Futsal Soccer. It was a five a side non- competitive soccer tournament.

It was a fun but exhausting day. We played against three different schools and everybody played really well. As the day went on our skills in soccer improved greatly.

Thanks to Peak Villa for organising it and to Ms. Walsh and Avril for bringing us

Futsal Soccer 2019

Star Pupil Awards

This year we have introduced a new initiative which we hope will promote friendship, kindness, creativity and hard work. Each month we will focus on one aspect of school and reward pupils who are making a special effort in that area. The award will focus on improvement and effort primarily. This month the focus was ‘Kindness & Manners’ and here are the class winners of our first ever Star Pupil Awards.

Our Infant Star Pupils
Our 1st & 2nd Class Star Pupils
Our 3rd & 4th Class Star Pupils
Our 5th & 6th Class Star Pupils

Next Month we will be focusing on Homework and we hope the boys and girls can make a special effort with their homework each night. Homework should never be stressful and if it is. please come and talk to us. Homework is always work the pupils will be familiar with and so should be encouraged to work independently each evening.

Well done to the brilliant pupils who won this month’s awards. The kindness on show was wonderful to see.

Cross Country 2019

51 girls from Presentation Primary took part in today’s Tipperary Cross Country Championships in Thurles Crokes. Our school is classed as a major school and so ran in race 23 and 31.

Junior Cross Country Team

Our Junior Team were first to run. Due to a delay, the girls had a long wait before their race but stayed focused on the task in hand. After a walk around the course and a warm up with Mrs. Walsh, Ms. Bourke and Avril, the girls were all set. The 800m race was ran at a frantic pace but the girls in wine were well able. Lily and Priscilla finished in the top 10 and won individual medals which is a fantastic achievement. To top it off, Presentation Primary School won Team Silver! Well done to our 3rd and 4th class girls on a great race.

5th & 6th Class Ready to go!

Shortly after that the heavens opened and there was no hiding from the rain! Our senior team, guided by their teacher Ms. Healy, took their place at the starting line knowing that conditions would be very difficult underfoot. Luckily all 26 competitors managed to round the first corner without a fall and settled in for the 1Km circuit. Again two individual medals were secured as Eimear and Izzy finished strongly inside the top 10. And, not to be outdone, the senior team also managed a team medal winning Team Bronze.

Thanks to all who helped train and prepare the girls over the past few weeks in preparation for today. All the hard work paid off and you could only be proud of each girl who took to the start line today. Well done!