There was a great air of anticipation at school during December. We spotted lots of Christmas crafts and surprises around the school grounds each day. A big thank you to Ms. Stones and Ger for organizing the displays
Mrs McAra’s Sixth Class we’re busy spreading Christmas cheer throughout the school by painting some festive designs on some of the windows. It was a fun filled festive activity for everyone.
Everyone was very excited about the giant Advent Calendar. All classes enjoyed opening one of the doors to see what was inside!!
Mrs O’Mara led a beautiful Christmas prayer service on the day of the holidays. The service was made extra special with beautiful music from Ms. Tobin and Ms. Butler. Thank you to the readers and choir too.
Science Week took place during 7th -14th of November. Classes engaged in investigations, Zooms and experiments. Great fun was had by all. I’m sure you would agree that we have some budding scientists on our hands!
Check out our video by clicking Science Week 2021
Congratulations to Annabelle Murphy from Senior Infants who is a prize winner in a “Maths Eyes” competition held by Waterford Education Centre. They received a huge response and the standard was very high so many congratulations and well done on this achievement. Well done Annabelle!
Well done to Ella who competed in the World Irish Dance Championships in Killarney from all of us here in the Presentation. We are proud of you Ella!
Congratulations to Candice, Sophie and Lily Ellen who are our Under 12 County Camogie Champions! Well done girls. We are so proud of you.
We are also extremely proud and inspired by our very own Katie from Mrs McAra’s Class. Katie was captain of the Under 12’s Portlaw Soccer team who won their Under 12’s tournament. Congratulations Katie!!
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. Thank you to Ms. Tobin who came back to help us today. Over the last few weeks, we learned about Nano Nagle and how she went ‘one step beyond’. Our question is…. how can we go ‘one step beyond’?
Listen to our beautiful choir sing ‘One Step Beyond’…
Halloween was in the air at school on Friday 22nd October. Lots of witches, ghosts, pumpkins, fairies, clowns and princesses were seen roaming around the corridors and garden. Halloween games took place throughout the day and the highlight was a Halloween Scavenger Hunt which was created by Mrs. McAra’s Sixth Class. A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Halloween Dress-Up Day. Happy Halloween…….
Miss Duke’s 6th Class were super busy during Maths week, we really enjoyed it! Our theme for the week was ‘bringing Maths to life’.
We loved taking part in our jigsaw relays – they challenged us on multiplication tables. So much fun!
We got to help Miss Duke with her Christmas shopping – she gave us a description of a child, their likes and dislikes, a Smyths catalogue and a budget. We had so much fun preparing a gift guide for each child. We even made sure she had change!
We love Maths trails and challenges, we decided to create our own ‘Solve me’ puzzles which had an ’emoji’ equation inside. We have placed them around the school and encouraged students to get involved!
Mrs McCarthy’s girls from Second Class had great fun playing Maths games and engaging in hands on Maths work for Maths Week 2021.
Mrs McAra’s girls enjoyed lots fun Maths challenges. They made a shopping list for a child’s birthday on a budget while making sure to buy items that fit their interests. Great fun for all.
Pupils from Presentation Primary School have once again taken up the challenge of becoming ‘Picker Pals’. This programme was launched by Cllr Joe Kelly, Mayor of City and County of Waterford. WLR FM reported on this initiative. Click Picker Pals to read all about it.
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The Annual Admissions Notice in respect of admissions to the 2022/2023 school year is now available. Click on the ‘Policies’ tab above to access the document.
Congratulations to pupils who received The Sacrament of Confirmation recently. May the Holy Spirit light your way.
Congratulations also to the pupils who received their First Holy Communion. Thank you to all who helped make these days so special for everyone.
All pupils and staff wish Miss Tobin well on the occasion of her retirement. We were lucky to have Miss Tobin here in the Presentation Primary School for nineteen wonderful music filled years. Thank you Miss Tobin for all your hard work…time….energy…kindness….the list goes on!
We are enjoying the lovely sunny days at school this month. Everyone is looking forward to the exciting days ahead… Top of the list is our ‘Fun Day’ followed by our Sports Day, School Mural and lots lots more… Watch this space for updates!
All pupils and staff had such a wonderful time at their ‘Fun Day’. We loved all the stations…..Art Station 1 – Frames, Art Station 2 – Kaleidoscope, Bouncy Castle, Space Hoppers, Disco in the Library, Photo Booth, Scavenger Hunt, Sausage and Blaa, Giant Games, Winston the pig at the Mobile Farm, Scavenger Hunt and a tasty ice-cream from the ice-cream van! Wow! What a day…..
All pupils thoroughly enjoyed Sports Day in the June sunshine. The venue was Walsh Park. Discus throw, tennis racket relay, egg and spoon race, penalty shoot out, 50/ 100m sprint, hurdle relays, obstacle race, bean bag balance etc. were all on the list of activities for the event. The weather was fantastic and the water/ fruit station was a welcome stop!
Our school mural is coming along nicely. Classes have had a chance to make suggestions for the mural. We are watching it develop each day and it is looking great so far…
Great news – Ms. Walsh’s Sixth Class girls entered the poetry competition with Tayto Park and have won a Tayota Park Virtual Tour for the school. This involves a 60mins Panto, educational videos and lots of activities sheets.
Congratulations to our poets!
Click here to read a selection of the poems from Sixth Class.
Congratulations to the pupils from Second Class who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday 11th May. Thank you to Fr. Pat, Mrs McCarthy, Miss Lyons, Mrs Rellis and all who helped to make this an extra special day for the girls.
Fifth Class have been working on their sketching techniques in art. They enjoyed a workshop with their resident digital artist, Lauren who gave lots of tips and tricks! Have a look at her work…
We enjoyed our St. Patrick’s Day festivities at school as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. We were so lucky to have had a fabulous parade to watch followed by a Céilí sa Chlós in the sunshine. We all dressed up in green and cheered and danced together.
A Message from Waterford Sports Partnership
It’s now more important than ever that we try and stay active. Here are a few suggested activities and resources for you and your family!
Active Homework Challenge
The aim of the ‘Active Homework Challenge’ is to increase the physical activity levels of school going children, thus helping each child reach the national recommendation of 60 minutes daily.
There are 15 different exercises to try out with your children with ‘show me how’ videos for each one! Find out more HERE
Orienteering – A Free, Fun, Family Activity!
Have you got children with a sense of adventure? Who love to learn new skills and have fun in the fresh air? Do you want a sport the whole family can enjoy together? Where you can all progress at your own pace and enjoy a unique sense of achievement? Then orienteering is the sport for you. Orienteering is the sport of navigation that requires you to find your way from one point to another using only a map, your brains and sometimes a compass. It’s easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your body and mind, as you enjoy the outdoors. It’s a sport for everyone and is something that can be easily learned by people of all ages and abilities. Orienteering is usually done in the woods, hills or parks, with the participants on foot.
Orienteering develops many skills including problem solving, team work, decision making and self awareness. It really is fun for all the family. There are five Permanent Orienteering Courses in Waterford at:
- Waterford Nature Park, Kilbarry,
- The Peoples’s Park, Waterford,
- Dunmore East
Maps & Answer Sheets for these course can be downloaded from our website.
Find out more about Orienteering and Virtual Orienteering HERE
Keep Well | Keep Active
Waterford Sports Partnership is proud to support the ‘Keep Well’ Campaign!
‘Keep Well’ is a Government of Ireland initiative, aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. We are working with Sport Ireland, Waterford City & County Council, Healthy Waterford, the HSE, Waterford Libraries, Creative Waterford and Get Ireland Walking to provide guidelines, information and tips on what we can do to help us keep well through the coming months by keeping active, staying connected, switching off & being creative, eating well and minding our mood . . .
FIND OUT MORE HERE!
IMPORTANT: Please do not travel beyond your 5km limit and ensure that you adhere to Government COVID19 Guidelines at all times.
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