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Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

Super Stars!

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!!

Presentation Day 2021

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 Fun

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…….

Maths Week 2021

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.

 

 

Picker Pals

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.

Celebrating the Sacraments

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.

Goodbye Miss Tobin

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!

Summertime…

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!

Fun Day

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…..

Sports 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!

School Mural

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…

Sixth Class Winners!

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.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

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.

Digital Art

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…

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

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

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: 

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.

 

Raz-Kids

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!

Green Day 2021

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 Fun!

 

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.

Up the Déise!

Our school was lucky to be chosen as one of the 30 schools to take part in “Fans in the Stands.” 100 cardboard cutouts were delivered and we got the chance to paint self portraits on them. These were brought to Croke Park ahead of the All Ireland final between Waterford and Limerick. We wore blue and white on Friday 11th to show our support to the Waterford team. Even though the result was not in our favour, we were still very proud of the team on the day. Up the Deise!

Science Week 2020

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.

Miss Quinn’s Fifth Class enjoyed doing lots of activities for Science Week. They watched a video to learn all about the senses, they tried out the experiments to test their senses and they made some slime. They were also really lucky to get to use Edison the robot! It was so much fun to get Edison to do tricks and they even got to make their own tracks for him to follow.
Mrs McCarthy’s Second Class took part in an online science show hosted by the Science foundation Ireland called Foodoppi- Eat your Science. They learned about the Five Senses and also how to make Ice-cream. The girls had great fun trying out some Sense experiments. However making strawberry ice-cream was the highlight of the week.
Ms Power’s Class experimented with robots and slime. They had so much fun.
Miss Lyons Second Class made categories of different types of materials and sorted different objects into subcategories. Some materials fitted into two or three subcategories!
From working and playing with robots to making their own lava lamps, Ms O’Sullivan’s 6th Class were very busy this week for Science Week. They were hands on scientists for the week.
Mrs O’Dwyer’s Class haven been learning about solids, liquids and gases and enjoyed doing some experiments.

Halloween Fun

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 2020

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.