Some classes have been using Kids A-Z (RAZ Kids) for their reading online, and today we passed a major milestone for 2021. The girls and boys have spent over 40,000 minutes online listening to books, reading them and completing quizzes … that’s nearly 670 hours in January and February alone! Well done everyone and keep it up!
As part of the Green Flag process, we held our Green Day remotely on February 17th. Pupils in every class completed activities on the topic of litter and waste, and were invited to take part in a poster competition based on our Green Code – “3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) to save our 1 World. ”
Well done to the over 100 girls and boys who entered the competition, and to our 3 winners.
Check out our video Green Day
Christmas was celebrated in style at Presentation Primary School! Many thanks to all the staff, parents, grandparents and children who have given their time and Christmas decorations in order to make our Christmas Garden very special. It was lovely to see the delight of everyone who passed it. A Christmas activity trail was also created for the classes to enjoy. All pupils loved their trip to the hot chocolate station and then enjoyed their virtual trip to ‘The Sword in the Stone’ panto at the Helix.
We have made a special Christmas message for you. Click here to watch our message.
All pupils and staff celebrated Presentation Day this year through Zoom. Mrs O’Mara led a special prayer service with some lovely singing from the choir to mark the occasion. It was lovely to hear all the beautiful singing voices from all areas of the school.
Listen to our beautiful choir sing ‘One Step Beyond’…
Science Week has been another great success for us this year.
Ms Fitzgerald’s Class really enjoyed Science Week and were very grateful to the University of Limerick for sending them six Edison robots to try out. They learned a little about how robots have been developing, and how useful they are in manufacturing. These Edison robots are programmed to read certain barcodes, and the girls were able to set them to search for and track lines or light (with a torch), to detect/avoid obstacles, and to sense/respond to claps. They had great fun figuring it all out!
Miss Duke’s Fifth Class put Edison to the test with the various courses they designed. The girls investigated whether Edison was as effective at following lines over a longer distance – turns out he is an excellent long distance robot, he travelled 9 metres super quick!
Mrs McAra’s Third Class had so much fun programming their ‘Edison’ robots. They experimented with their reactions to sound, objects, colour and light. Lots of budding IT whizz kids in 3rd Class.
Halloween was a little bit different for us at school this year, but we still had our annual dress-up day. We had great fun. Who can you recognise in the photographs?
Maths Week Ireland 2020 was a great success again this year.
Mrs O’Dwyer’s girls were very busy during the week. They went on a Maths trail around the grounds, did some Halloween polygon art and took out the tangrams. They completed the “Climb the Heights” challenge and skipped the height of mountains such as Carrauntoohill, Mt. Olympus, Aukstoas Hill, Mt Rysy and more.
Mrs O’Heithir’s girls were busy too this week. They completed a Maths trail on the school active Greenway. Well done girls!
All pupils had great fun skipping in the yard with their new skipping ropes.
All pupils are enjoying their new sets of skipping ropes. Skipping class has never been so much fun!
Some clever girls used the pebble dash as their coat hooks when things got hot!
We have a made a few changes to keep you safe. Click ‘New School Year – New Look’ to see these changes.
The Annual Admissions Notice in respect of admissions to the 2021/2022 school year is now available. Click on the ‘Policies’ tab above to access the document.
Well done to our pupils who worked so hard during the school closure. Click on ‘Hard Working Pupils’ to see all your great work.
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I would like to say a huge thank you to all the students who sent me photographs during the recent lockdown. Well done to you all!
We would like to congratulate Mhairi, Aasia, Elizabeth and Carla for winning the Credit Union Regional Quiz on Monday 3rd of February. We are very proud of the girls!
All three Sixth Classes are taking part in this years Junior Entrepreneur Project. They have divided into small groups and come up with a business idea. They have invited in a local business woman: ‘The Wreckless Chef’ and learned about how to set up and run their own mini company. The girls are learning the value of hard work as they sold their products at our school craft fair. Many made a profit and they all donated some proceeds to Make a Wish Foundation.
Congratulations to the pupils and teachers from First Class on a wonderful Grandparents’ Day Ceremony. The girls were so well prepared. They read their prayers confidently and sang like angels. It was so uplifting. Thank you for all the hard work.
Also a big thank you to Ms Fetton for covering the teas and buns! WELL DONE ALL.
Well done to the pupils from Fourth Class who performed the Christmas Story at our annual Pageant in St. Paul’s Church. The great acting and beautiful singing really brought the story to life for us. This was followed by a selection of Christmas songs from all other classes. It was such an enjoyable evening and thank you to everyone for all the hard work.