A new school year brings about an air of excitement to every corner of a school. The smiles of new pupils, the welcoming words of new teachers, the feeling of a new classroom and, of course, the smell of new books!

This year we welcomed 56 new pupils to our school. 43 new Junior Infants, 7 pupils to Seoidín and 6 more in other classes throughout the school. We hope that their time with us in Presentation Primary is a happy one!

Ms. Ralph’s Junior Infant Class
Ms. Healy’s Junior Infant Class

The Junior Infants have certainly enjoyed a great start to life in the Pres. This week they enjoyed an Autumn Nature Walk as well as doing art and playing in their new surroundings. It is lovely to see the boys and girls make new friends and settle so well into the school routines.

Autumn Nature Walk
Play time!
Fine motor skills development.

Our other classes have been settling back into school life also.

Here are some of them enjoying being back at school.

Ms. Fanning’s Class in our school library
Ms. Bourke’s Senior Infants enjoying the sunshine in our school playground.
Happy Days in Seoidín!
Senior Infants on a September Scavenger Hunt!!
Our Student Council held their first meeting of the school year.
On the agenda was Maths Week as well as how we can make our school yard a better place.
Ms. Sheridan’s Senior Infants enjoyed making chalk pictures on the school yard.

Much of this week’s art work has been inspired by self-portraits and based on the topic of ‘Me’. Here are some wonderful examples of the children’s work.

Senior Infants
Picasso Inspired Portraits
Me – Inside and Outside!
A Me-Inspired Island

Well done to all the boys and girls (and indeed their wonderful teachers, SNAs and school staff) who made the new school year so much fun over the past couple of weeks. It really feels like we are back to school properly now and we look forward to a great year ahead.

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