The pupils from Ms. Gleeson and Ms. King’s classes enjoyed a super school tour to Fota Wildlife Park today – even if they did get a little wet!! However the drizzle failed to dampen the spirits as the boys and girls got to see and learn about some amazing animals.
School Tour Season got under way this week as Mrs. Sheridan’s and Ms. Ryan’s Senior Infants pupils headed to Dreamland in Limerick. The boys and girls had a magical day of dress up, imaginary play, dancing and fun. Dreamland is the brainchild of Shay Kinsella and part of the Share A Dream Foundation.
Ms. Walsh’s 3rd and 4th class girls then enjoyed a tour to Bunratty Folk Park in Limerick on Thursday. The girls experienced a tour of an old Irish town including a school from the 1950s. Later they enjoyed some bowling. Another great day was had by all.
Over 60 girls took part in the School Camogie Leagues today and really enjoyed a fun and active afternoon. For some girls, this was their first time ever to try our most traditional Irish sport. Pupils from second and third class competed in the Junior League while the Senior League involved pupils from fourth and fifth class. Each league had four teams – Limerick, Clare, Cork and of course Tipperary.
The games were hotly contested and there were some wonderful skills on show. The soft rain that fell failed to dampen the spirits of either the players or the proud parents and grandparents watching on.
The Junior Final saw Limerick take on Tipperary. A last minute goal secured a 2-1 win for Tipperary and team captain Eva Barett lead her team to collect the gold medals. The Senior Final was also a very tight affair that ended as a draw even after extra-time. Only a penalty shootout could separate the teams with Cork eventually overcoming Limerick with a fine save from goalkeeper Eimear Sheridan. Captain Tianna Ryan led her team to the medal presentation.
Thanks to all who helped organise the league. Special thanks to Ms. Bohan, Ms. Ralph and Mr. O’Gorman who have promoted camogie throughout the year.
The future looks bright with all the talent on show today and we look forward to seeing all these girls play camogie next year.
Busy Bees will be available for all children in the school from 8am in the morning. Your child can be dropped to room 1 where they will be supervised safely in the building until class starts at 8.50. Activities will be laid out in the room for their enjoyment. Light snacks will also be available.
After-School is available from 1.30pm till 5pm from Junior Infants upwards. Children can do their homework and use the play activities in the room. Weather permitting, they will have a chance to go outside where they can use the outdoor play area, school yard etc.
Parents must register their child for this service as this is not a drop-in service
For further details and cost you can,
Call in for a visit or contact Bernadette
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A friendly place for your child to grow and meet new friends.
Our U13 camogie team enjoyed a great day of camogie in Templemore on Tuesday last. The girls got off to a flying start, beating Templemore in the first game. Throughout the day the girls continued to be very competitive but came up short against very strong Newport and Tipperary Town teams. Special thanks to Mr. O’Gorman, Ms. Ralph and Ms. Bohan who prepared the girls so well for the Cumann na mBunscol competitions.
Our Basketball team had a superb day in the Presentation Sports Complex on Thursday last as they took part in the inaugural Margaret Curran Cup.
Having beaten Holycross and Two Mile Borris, the girls progressed to play Littleton NS in the Cup final in front of a vocal and enthusiastic crowd. Unfortunately the girls came up against a very strong Littleton team and were narrowly beaten, however this was a very special day and one that the girls will remember for as a great day in their primary school lives.
Many thanks to Ms. Nyhan for organising the event. To Martin Hehir for coordinating the matches and to all the volunteers to referreed and kept score.
Arts Week came to an end today with Roslie Butler taking each class for a creative dance class. The pupils had a wonderful week. They enjoyed Storytime, Drumming, Skipping, Music and Dance. Thanks to Ms. Sheridan for coordinating the week. Thanks also to the Parents’ Council who have contributed €500 to the running of Arts Week 2019.
It was in the spirit of friendship that the school community of Presentation Primary School gathered in the school yard on Wednesday last to officially open our Buddy Bench which is dedicated to the memory of an esteemed colleague and dear friend , Margaret Curran.
This bright and colourful Buddy Bench will provide the pupils of Presentation Primary School with a space to go to should they wish to find a friend to play with or chat to. The bench along with the friendship Programme in place in the school will equip the children with the skills to make and maintain friendships. Spring flowers and a cherry tree added to the sense of peace and serenity in this special area. In a time when wellbeing is to the fore, it is fitting that the name ‘Margaret Curran’ is etched on the bench’s plaque. Margaret, who taught in the school from 1981 to 2013, was an advocate of children’s wellbeing long before it became so topical. Noelle Nyhan spoke on behalf of the committee responsible for the completion of the bench project, and remembered this dedicated and fun-loving teacher who is still so dearly missed.
The ribbon was cut by Margaret’s husband Ger Corbett in the presence of some of Margaret’s proud family and friends.
The ceremony ended to the sweet harmonious sound of the school choir singing ‘Lean on Me’ and it was clear that friendships, both past and present, would be cherished by young and old alike.
Huge thanks to all who made this area so special.