It was simply amazing to see the efforts of the pupils (and Staff!) who came to school this morning dressed up in their Halloween Costumes. The school was a blaze of colour, face-paint, masks and blood stained clothing. The creativity and cleverness on display was spell-binding! Thanks to all the pupils and parents who went to such lengths to dress up. Each pupil was given a Halloween gift which was very kindly donated to the school. Some pupils also won prizes in the raffle. In all today was very entertaining and huge thanks must be given to our Parents’ Council for organising the day. Nearly €700 was raised from the cake sale too! Well done to all!
This month we focused on Homework for our Star Pupil Awards. Pupils were encouraged to make a special effort to improve their homework. Mr. Healy had done an assembly which gave the children tips on how to make homework easier and more beneficial. Well done to everyone who made such an effort and congratulations to this months winners.
Over sixty girls from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class took part in the inaugural School Football League today. The girls were divided into four teams for both a Junior and Senior League. Each team played three games before the top two teams played in the league final.
It was wonderful to see such a large number of pupils playing football. For some girls it was their first ever taste of competitive football. It was also very encouraging to see how much the girls have improved since we started training back in early September.
Special thanks has to be given to Ms. Ralph, Ms. Bohan and Ms. Bourke who gave of their own free time each Thursday evening to train the girls. We hope the girls enjoyed the afternoon and we congratulate both Limerick (Junior) and Cork (Senior) who won out in the end.
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.
‘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!
On Friday the boys in Seoidín practised their fine motor skills by using water pistols to water the flowers outside. As you can see, the boys took this task very seriously at first and were concentrating hard on their jobs until someone discovered that the pistols could be used to soak people as well as plants…and then came the water fight!
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