All about Presentation Primary Terenure, Dublin 6W

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.


Coding Workshop

Some girls from Ms. Carney’s 4th class were delighted to attend a coding workshop in Hubspot today. The girls played a game called Moana and learned some basic coding skills. They also learned about the different parts of the computer and did a fun exercise designing a laptop. Some of the girls created some interesting apps and stickers for their laptops.


When we were finished each pupil received a certificate and a goody bag. A big thank you to Barbara McCarthy, a parent of one of our pupils, who organised the day for us.


Hopefully some of our pupils will become engineers in the future, and like the book we received today become “girls who code”

Snowy Scenes !

It’s hard to believe just how much snow we had around the school! Our caretaker Raz has worked tirelessly to make sure we could open this morning. We all had a great few days off playing in the snow but we’re delighted to back to our normal routine today.

Printing with Jane

On her  most recent visit Jane continued to explore printing technique with the children. It was an intensely busy session and the girls produced individually and in groups.

The group print involved all members working together, deciding on the content and what colours to use. There was a huge degree of excitement as each piece was revealed and they ended up creating beautiful prints to represent the four seasons.


Investigating habitats

Continuing our activities with visiting artist Jane Groves, Ms Flood’s class went on an exploratory walk to Lakelands, looking for  inspiration to help them  work later on in the classroom.   

The girls were full of energy and enthusiasm looking for natural elements which represented signs of Spring. They collected leaves, feathers and catkins, they heard a great variety of birds during the time they spent outdoors. They really enjoyed a mirror walk where they observed the habitat overhead, Great Fun!!

When we returned Jane and the girls began drawing, the level of concentration was  amazing.

Following this Jane showed the girls printing  procedure. The moment of revealing  the end product  was exciting and everybody was pleased with the result of their work.

We are looking forward to Jane’s next visit.