Here are the most recent photos sent to me…keep them coming!!

Jamie did this mighty project all about Mexico.
Bien hecho Jamie!
Olivia made this yummy cake with her Daddy.
Kate was busy painting in the garden but…
…she also found time to play ball with her sister Claire.
Ryan has been with lots of interesting activities while
spending some quality time with his little brother.
Elodie found lots of different types of transport at home as part of her school work.
She even created a lovely lake for the boat!

Wonderful Week of Work

As another week of school closure comes to an end I want to say thank you to all our pupils and parents who are working so hard at home to complete the work the teachers are setting for you. I know many of you are using the new feature on Aladdin which allows you to send your work back to your teacher for review and we hope this is helping. Thank you also for the many messages of support and gratitude which you have shared. If you need us, we are here – the school mobile is 083 0884122 or you can email me at principal@presprimarythurles.ie

Here are some pictures from the week gone by.

Nicole was busy this week but importantly took
time out to enjoy a nature walk with her family
Not to be outdone by her sister, Emma was also very busy doing some beautiful handwriting.
Dean is missing all his school friends but is enjoying having time to play with all his toys!
Junior Infants have been learning about Transport this week and Karlo made a super effort with his PowerPoint, worksheets and he even drew this picture of all the types of transport he was learning about. Well done Karlo!
Emma Jane was also exploring with the various types of Transport and
gathered as many types as she could find at home.
Aoife has been working very hard with her reading and school work. Well done Aoife!
Ellie took up a new hobby and knitted this colourful scarf for next winter. This is a great time to try new things and learn new skills. Well done Ellie!

We look forward to seeing more of you photos next week. Enjoy the weekend and well done. We miss you all and look forward to seeing you back in he Pres as soon as we can.

A special word of thanks to all the mammies and daddies out there who are working on the front-line to ensure we all have food, medical care and security. Stay Safe and Stay at Home.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back after the Easter break. We are back distance learning and sharing some of the wonderful work that our pupils are doing at home. Please feel free to send me on your pictures, stories, photos or whatever you are happy to share.

Elle in 6th Class was certainly busy over the Easter. She completed these two very challenging jigsaws and is also becoming a very talented artist. I hear she is taking inspiration from Bob Ross on YouTube should you wish to try it. Well done Elle – Perhaps I could buy one of those pictures for my office?

Elle’s jigsaws and paintings.

Danny in Senior Infants has been learning about churches this week in Religion and he drew and coloured this masterpiece.

Danny’s Church
Ryan is keeping active and
enjoying all that sunshine!

Easter Message

And so the curtain comes down on an historic second school term of the year. Will we ever forget Easter 2020? I doubt it. We certainly are living through history but I am always more excited about the future and what is ahead of us. As our Taoiseach said recently, ‘Our best generations are yet to come’.

For now I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Easter. Thank you for all the work you have done since we were forced to close on the 12th March. I have really enjoyed sharing your work with the world on this website and I hope after Easter you will continue to send me emails with photos of what you are doing.

Here are a few more pictures that have come in since my last post.

Michael made this lovely Easter Art….
…and he made butter too as part of learning all about Farm Animals!
Well done!
Ryan made this lovely Easter Egg.
Caitlin did this Time Capsule to remember the whole Covid-19 experience.
This is a super idea and one which others could try.
Saoirse Carey created this using Hama Beads – beautiful work!
Aoife Connors has been busy sketching and painting – purrfect!
Emma Jane Healy created this lovely Easter basket.
Alicia made these beautiful Easter flowers.
Sarah Broderick wrote and illustrated this story called ‘Stay Home Heroes’.
It’s hard to see it all here but perhaps you will see it on a bookshelf in
Bookworm some day soon!

Finally I would like to take a moment to remember our friend and colleague Sr. Mary Paul Quigley who died recently.

Sr. Mary Paul at Presentation Day 2018

Sr. Mary Paul was a gentle soul. Always compassionate, always considerate and always there for us if we needed her. For those of us lucky enough to have worked alongside her, we will remember her warm smile whenever a child said something funny, those soft footsteps that exuded a sense of calm and those reassuring words that all will be fine in the end.

Because of the Covid-19 crisis and the national restrictions, we did not have an opportunity to honour her in a funeral mass. However we have been informed by the convent that a special mass and service will be held in her memory at some point in the future.

In this Easter season, it is fitting that we spare a thought and a prayer for our dearest Sr. Mary Paul and without doubt she will share in the Easter message that there is life after death in our eternal heaven. God Bless you Sr. Mary Paul and thank you for all you have done for our school, our pupils past and present and indeed for each of us.

Creative Children!

More wonderful work has been sent to us today. Thank you. I do hope you are all enjoying seeing some of the work that’s being done.

Remember, it’s about having fun and learning something new so pictures of smiles are welcome too!

Elodie’s Easter Art
Ellen’s Easter Art
Cathal’s Easter Egg
Ruby built a farm!
Ali with his Easter Art
Luca as an Easter Bunny!
Karlo made these beautiful creations….
…but only after working really hard first!
Emma Jane built a farm too.

THANKS EVERYONE! KEEP THEM COMING…