Sixth Class Graduation

The Class of 2020.

There was a palpable sense of relief in the school hall as the 6th class pupils of 2020 gathered for the first time since that infamous date of the 12th March! It was an achievement in its own right to be in a position to celebrate this graduation and everyone present was grateful for the opportunity to mark end of primary school for the 21 girls in the class.

A video of images and memories from the Class of 2020

Class teacher, Margaret Healy presented the girls with a little graduation cap that contained some important symbols – a Smartie to remind them that they are smart, bubbles to remind them to have fun, chewing gum to remind them to stick together, a star to remind them of their own star qualities and a smiley face to remind them to smile. The girls also received a jigsaw of a class photo – jigsaws are hugely popular in the class.

The Parents Council also presented the girls with a Class of 2020 hoodie which can be seen in the photos. We were delighted to be joined by Sr. Evelyn and Sr. Monica from the Presentation Convent. We remembered our late friend Sr. Mary Paul on the night also.

A trip down memory lane

And so after an historic, challenging and productive year, our 21 girls move on to pastures new and we wish them every success. As Mr. Healy said on the night – we hope they cherish the great memories they shared in the Presentation Primary and know that the door of their primary school is always open!

Graduation 1st Class

The Class of 2020!

A sense of normality prevailed as we welcomed back our first class boys to school today to mark their Graduation from Presentation Primary School. These 18 boys will now make the trip across town to join Scoil Ailbhe. The boys enjoyed a lovely morning together. They received their certificates, ate cake and ice-cream, played some socially distant soccer and then made the traditional walk up the Avenue to symbolise their departure to pastures new.

Graduation!

We wish them and their parents the very best and thank them for all they have given us during their time with us here in the Presentation. They will be greatly missed and we hope they cherish the memories of their first school.

The traditional ‘Walk up the Avenue’

Mr. Healy, Ms. Gleeson, Ms. Ryan and Lorraine all spoke to the boys in the hall and wished them well. Congratulations boys on your Graduation and go n-eirí an t-adh libh go léir.

Happy Holidays

We wish all our boys and girls, their parents and families, a very happy and safe summer holidays.

The past few months have been challenging but it also highlighted the great sense of team spirit, togetherness and friendship that exists here is the Presentation Primary. We look forward to welcoming you all back in September. Well done on all the school work completed at home over the past few weeks.

If you wish to contact us during the summer you can email us at info@presprimarythurles.ie, you can email me directly at principal@presprimarythurles.ie or you can call the school mobile on 0830884122.

Happy Holidays!

Activity Week

This week teachers are setting work that is a little different and hopefully you are having some fun trying it!

We are looking forward to see you (if only from a distance!) all on Tuesday next when you drop back the book rental books. Please gather up all the school books your teacher has asked for and bring them to school on Tuesday between 10am and 1pm.

Here are some of this weeks photos.

Jack was doing a science experiment on Sound
Faye and Quin built a tower!
Dean and Lauren enjoyed an ice cream soda – yum!
Samuel made butter.
Faye and Quin did a blind taste test.
Emma Jane went on a mini-beast hunt.
Karlo enjoyed the strawberries – but not the stinky cheese!
Ali and his sister were marking Ramadan together.
Cillian also tried the blindfold taste test.
Evie did one of the last pages in her Maths book – wohoo!
Sinéad was learning all about money.
This is Kayla’s taste test.

Finally I will leave you with this fabulous video which Sadie made for you. It is a wonderful insight into how turf is cut, saved, footed and gathered. This is an art that will soon become a thing of the past. Thanks Sadie for sharing this with us!

Tipp FM

Well done to Sophie and Elle who made their radio debut today on Tipp FM as part of their Christmas schedule. The girls were invited to review their favourite books by Johnny Butler from Bookworm.

You can listen back to the book club part of the show by clicking on the link below. Sophie and Elle begin shortly after the 9 minute mark should you wish to skip to them!

http://tippfm.com/podcasts/christmas-book-club/

Fitmas 2019

As part of our Active School Flag programme and in the spirit of Christmas, we are delighted to do Fitmas this year.

Fitmas is a fun and simple way to teach the children some exercises and to help them be active each day.

Each day for the next 12 days – The 12 Days of Christmas – we will introduce a new exercise which the children will do in school 2 or 3 times a day. We hope that you will join in the fun and encourage the children to do these activities at home too! At the end we will all come together to do the full list of exercises to the music of The 12 Days of Christmas.

We hope you and your child will enjoy Fitmas.

Today at assembly some of the children demonstrated the exercises which was great fun!

Attendance Month

This month we took part in the TUSLA Attendance initiative Every School Day Counts. We were delighted today to give a small treat to the 134 pupils who had full attendance for the month of November. And despite the usual winter bug we still managed an attendance rate of 95%. Well done to everyone who managed to be in school each day.

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Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Thank you to everyone who supported the Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2019.

As you can see from the photograph, we had an amazing response with 196 shoe boxes being donated to this worthy cause.

The Team Hope Appeal is a particularly nice charity to support as the children get to see first hand how they can help poorer children in a practical, simple way. 

196 Boxes!

Halloween Fun

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!