Top 10 Highlights of 2021-22

In no particular order, here are ten highlights from the year gone by! We hope you enjoy the review and we say a massive thank you to all the staff, parents and pupils for making it all possible!

At number 1, the first day we returned to school after 181 days apart! Who would have thought that when we closed on March 12th that we would not return to school for such a long time!
Next up at 2 is the joy of welcoming our new Junior Infants to our school – what a great first year they had!
At 3, our school fundraiser proved to be a great success, raising over €8000 for our school.
Christmas comes in at number 4. The Christmas Concerts and visit from Santa were very special.
While Distance Learning wasn’t what we all wanted, the snow arrived to lift our spirits and Zoom calls definitley helped us feel a little closer together,
giving us our 5th highlight of 2021!
Zoom time!
Our St. Patrick’s Day Parade was viewed over 1000 times on YouTube and is our 6th highlight of the year.
The ‘Second Coming’ in March brought joy to us all as we returned from the second lockdown and what a moment this was! This great picture (bottom left) made the front page of the Tipperary Star, giving us highlight number 7!
The creation of our outdoor area was a definite highlight. Here is number 8!
The award of our 5th Green Flag for Biodiversity gives us our 9th Highlight of the year!
And finally, at 10, it’s Active Week! What a way to finish the year that was 2021!

Graduations and Goodbyes!

Another year comes to an end, and what a year it was! From the joy of returning in September to the disappointment of another school closure in January to the relief and elation of getting to the end made this a year we will remember for many to come.

As ever, the end of the year brings with it the end of a journey for some of our pupils. Our first class boys and sixth class girls will now move on to pastures new. To mark their departure we held two emotional graduation ceremonies which were broadcast live for parents to see. The two events can now be viewed on our YouTube channel. You can also enjoy the videos which were thoughtfully put together by the class teachers Mrs. Margaret Healy and Ms. Laura Ralph.

After the first class graduation, a guard of honour clapped the boys as they walked up the school avenue to their new schools.

First Class Boys leaving Presentation Primary School for the last time.
6th Class Girls wearing their graduation hoodies
Bye Bye!

Sports Day 2021

Active Week 2021 proved to be one of the best weeks we have been able to enjoy in a long time. As the sun shined throughout the week, the children gladly enjoyed a wonderful week of fun and activity.

Sports Day marked the end of the week and what a day it was. Each class worked their way around the school to the various activities. There was a water relay, obstacle course, team challenges, novelty races and more. After lunch the children were surprised at the arrival of an ice-cream van! The day ended with the staff taking on the 6th class girls in a very competitive game of soccer which ended in a 2-2 draw!

The Water Relay was a real hit!
Hop High!
Up and Over!
Climbing high!
Team Challenge!

School Football League

Over 60 girls from 3rd to 6th class took part in the annual School Footbal League today.

Six teams, named after the six counties of Munster, played great football for nearly two hours on the beautiful astro turf at the back of our school. We thank the secondary school for the use of this facility.

Each team played each other before competing in three different finals.

The A final saw Waterford take on Tipperary. Only a goal separated the sides in the end with Tipperary coming out on top.

We say thank you to all the teachers and SNAs who helped organise and run the event.

The winning Tipperary Team.
Action from the football league.

Second Class Basketball Blitz

The girls from second class enjoyed a Basketball Blitz as part of Active Week.

Ms. Gleeson organised the girls into four very competitive teams. There were some wonderful skills on display and the girls really had great fun. We hope that this experience will encourage some of the girls to join their local basketball club.

In the end it was the red team who came out on top, winning the final on a scoreline of 10 to 6.

Well done to everyone for taking part and for showing great sportsmanship.