We’re all 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 last Sunday. Congratulations Katie!!
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
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.