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All about Presentation Primary Terenure, Dublin 6W

Keeping Active in Third Class!

3rd class have had a very active few weeks! We had a visit from the Fyffes Fit Squad, and enjoyed a fantastic morning of fun and exercise. We were shown lots of exercises we can do at home which don’t require any equipment or a lot of space. Thank to you coach Tom for putting us through our paces and for the free bananas!

We had our sports day on June 6th. We really enjoyed taking part in all the different races with our teams. Congratulations to the yellow team who were the overall winners of the senior school sports day. We all really enjoyed ice cream and having a go on the bouncy castles after the award ceremony!

Junior Infant School Tour 2018

Last week Junior Infants went on their first school tour to Imaginosity in Sandyford. They have been using creative play all year during their Aistear programme and got to experience more real life settings and new materials in Imaginosity. The weather was so good they got to play on the rooftop playground and have a picnic with their friends! Passers-by were remarking on how well behaved and happy they were! They were all exhausted by the end of the day. Their teachers were very proud of how they behaved and enjoyed themselves on the day. 

 

Choir News

Celebrations all round here in Presentation..We are so proud of Ms. Keating’s Choir who participated in the Navan Choral Festival recently. The girls performed a number of songs from their comprehensive repertoire and were thrilled and delighted to win first place . The girls received the Sean Creamer Perpetual Trophy, which was recently commissioned in honour of Dr. Sean Creamer founder of the National Children’s Choir. We are thrilled to be the inaugural winners of this prestigious trophy. Huge congratulations to Ms. Keating who has worked so hard with the girls and brought the joy of singing in to so many young lives !

Monster Raffle

There was incredible excitement today when we all went to the P.E. hall for the Monster raffle organised by our Parents Association. Everybody, including the teachers,  had their fingers crossed hoping to be one of the lucky winners of the fabulous prizes on display. There was one lucky girl picked out from each class and then all the tickets were added to a draw for the remaining prizes. 

Two teachers were prizewinners…congratulations Ms. Collins and Ms. Breslin 

Well done to the Parents Association. It took a lot of organizing and hard work.A huge thanks to all the parents and local businesses who donated prizes, vouchers etc.

Knitting For Charity

Ellen Rylands is a 5th class pupil here in Ms. Keane’s class. She is a talented knitter and during the Easter holidays she put her talent to good use.

Her aunt Laura is a lecturer at Maynooth University, in the Froebel Department (Primary School Teacher Training). They have been in partnership for the last 10 years with the Hope Foundation, under the Froebel Hope Teacher Education Partnership.

Her aunt does a huge amount of work with them and travels to India twice a year to bring and support Irish students who work alongside the Hope teachers in state primary schools in Kolkatta, India for up to 5 weeks in the summer.

From listening to Laura, Ellen would be familiar with the resources the children have and the conditions that they learn in. She decided to try and raise some money to help them.

She knit and decorated over 60 chicks that were each filled with a chocolate egg. She sold them to family, friends and neighbours for €2 each. In the majority of cases people were so impressed with her work they paid in excess of the price asked, she has raised over €220.  This is the equivalent of 17,858 rupees. A pack of pencil, eraser, copy and crayons would cost less than 100 rupees.

The money will be presented to the Froebel Hope Partnership this week.

Here’s a few pictures of her work!

 

Ellen recently finished a Pomeranian puppy in The Knitting and Crochet Club. Keep up the super knitting Ellen!

Monster Raffle

The Parent’s Association’s Annual Fundraiser  is a Monster Raffle which will take place at a special assembly on Friday 27th April 2018 in the main School Hall.

The raffle will be drawn by our school principal, Carmel Hume, and is certain to provide great excitement for the girls. A raffle ticket priced at €5 each will be provided to each girl in the school by their class teacher  on April 17th and sent home for completion (contact name/number).

This ticket must be returned fully completed with the entry fee of €5 to their class teacher before Tuesday 24th  to ensure inclusion in their class raffle and the monster raffle all of which will take place at the school assembly on Friday 27th April. Each class ticket is colour coded and any girls wishing to purchase additional tickets may do so through their class teacher, this will facilitate making the raffle draws run smoothly. There is a class prize for all 23 classes in the school, therefore a winner in each class. All tickets will then be included in the monster draw for some fantastic prizes! All prizes come with a Homework Pass which is certain to bring a smile to all faces.

Once again, we are delighted with the positive response from local businesses and parents within the school to our sponsorship request. Among the many fantastic prizes are tickets to Taylor Swift and Michael Bublé in concert, an Ipod, a Scooter, Family passes to The Wax Museum, Dinner at Brambles, Hampers, Gift Vouchers for: BDazzling Hair & Beauty Salon, Eddie Rockets, Base Pizza, Foam Café, Village Bistro, O’Brien’s Wines and many more! Prize and sponsor list are attached. If there are any further sponsored prizes, please leave into the school office before Wednesday 25th April.

Thank you to all our sponsors, to our School Secretary, Yvonne Doyle, for her help with ticket printing and to our Principal, Carmel Hume, Raz and all the teachers for their help in facilitating this event.

Wishing everyone the best of luck and thank you for your support.

Kind regards

Pres Primary Parents Association    

Sculpture in the making

Oh wow, what a  busy day we had yesterday! The girls really had to cooperate and work together to design and create their cloud sculpture.

Work started with everybody having an individual willow circle,  then together in groups of four or five they combined the circles to form spheres. This  required good team work as it was quite tricky to stick the circles together but everyone did their very best.

Having successfully done this the girls then combined their spheres together to form the sculpture. 

Next came the messy bit which once again required cooperation, this time with a partner. Jane had some very special paper with her which the girls stretched to cover the cloud. It was really sticky and gooey!  The children collected some small leaves and petals to add texture and an element of colour to our sculpture. 

As you can see the girls did a great job and were very pleased with their work. After Easter the cloud will have  additional pieces added to it and it will be put  on display.  

 

Feed the birds

We made beautiful bird feeders to hang in our gardens and they turned out to be quite useful recently during the very cold weather. The girls have been observing garden birds as they feed from them.

  

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhaineamar go léir taitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí Comórtas na bPostaer ar siúl agus bhí pictiúirí álainn ildaite timpeall na scoile

Bhí na rinceoirí ag damhsa sa halla. Bhí siad gléasta go hálainn

 

 

 

Terenure Garda Station

We had a fantastic trip to our local Garda Station today. We were shown around by Garda Sé who taught us about the different parts of his uniform and he showed us how he used his walkie-talkie to keep in touch with the gardai back in the station. We saw speed guns and breathalyser machines. We all got a turn on the Garda motorbike but we weren’t too happy about being held in the cell…..hopefully that will be the last time any of us see the inside of a cell!! Thank you to everyone in Terenure Garda Station for making us feel so welcome and for everything you do to keep us safe.