The first day of school is always a special memory for pupils and their families. It is also a very special morning for school staff and this year was no exception.
This year we welcomed 51 new pupils to our school. 44 of those started in Junior Infants and we welcome them all to the Presentation.
Despite the continued Covid restrictions this week was calm and full of fun. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful staff who prepared our school so well for the re-opening. We especially thank Kieran Britton, Joan Connors and Fiona Connors for having our school spotlessly clean.
Each week we will add photos and news to our website. We encouage parents to visit our website frequently to see some of the amazing experiences which your child enjoys. It is also a great conversation starter at home!
So here are our jolly Junior Infants on their first day at school!
The children really enjoyed their first four days of school and have settled very well. Here are some photos of the children playing in their new classrooms.
We look forward to a great year ahead! Here is a gallery of photos for you to enjoy.
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.
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!
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.
This week the infant pupils enjoyed a Biodiversity Walk as part of our Green Flag Programme.
As well as having some beautiful grounds around our own school, we also have the priviledge of having access to the Presentation Convent Garden. Here the pupils found some beautiful flowers and observed mini-beasts living within the garden. Some of the photos are just beautiful!