Presentation Primary School is currently working towards achieving Active Schools Flag status. The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education and is a non-competitive initiative that encourages schools to evaluate their current provision of P.E. and extracurricular sports to children and to examine whether they can be improved upon. We want to raise awareness about the importance of enjoyment, play and keeping fit and the Active Flags initiative helps us to do this.
Preparation for obtaining the Flag has already started with representatives from each class from 3rd-6th coming together with teachers to form a committee that is looking at new ways of to encourage all pupils to be more active. Check out the pictures from our committee meeting and first Active Flag lunch time activity which shows all students taking part in “Fit Friday”.
Look out for our Fitness Police!!
Our Active School Launch
Keep a close eye on the school website to check out all the new activities and initiatives that will be coming up over the next few weeks.
Please take a look at the website www.activeschoolflag.ie to find out more about the Active School Flag.
We have been busy in Senior Infants since we started back in September. We are learning about Autumn at the moment and we all collected leaves and made some beautiful pictures.
The girls in 3rd class have made a great start to the new school year. We have been reading about pirates and we did lots of art and written work on this theme
We have been learning all about the history of our school. We made some nuns from clay
We made special plaques to celebrate our school’s 150th anniversary
We made crests about ourselves and wrote acrostic poems
Today was a very special day in Presentation Primary School’s history. It was exactly 150 years ago today that the Presentation nuns opened our school for the first time. We have been very busy getting ready for this momentous occasion. We have a display in the front hall with an old school desk, some posters ,books and other artifacts from days gone by!
The stage was decorated for our special assembly and we had lots of balloons.
At 10 o’clock we all went in to the hall for assembly. Ms. Sheehy’s class told us all about Nano Nagle. One pupil from each class came to the stage and told us the history of our school. We sang our commemorative song “Presentation’s World” written by our very own Ms. Kearney .Ms. Gibbons made a special cake and Ms. Neville’s 6th class won it in a raffle.
We have a fabulous new banner celebrating our 150 years
Three sisters dressed up in old uniforms
After the assembly we all went outside and made a giant 150 shape in the yard
The Parents Association Committee are pleased to invite all parents to join us at the
Annual General Meeting
VENUE: School PE HALL, on Weds 5th Oct, at 7.30pm
Refreshments (wine and canapes) will be provided
GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Donal O’Shea
Dr. Donal O’Shea is the Clinical Lead at the Weight Management Service at St. Colmcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown http://www.weightmanagement.ie
“Healthy Eating, Active Living”
We have enjoyed looking at photos of our school from the past. We can’t believe how much our school has changed and we really enjoyed learning about the history of the convent.
We are also busy learning a song called “Presentation’s World” which we will sing at a special assembly on Thursday September 29th
The Presentation nuns first came to Terenure in 1866. They opened the school in September of that year in temporary classrooms. The proper building was completed in 1889 and is still in use today.
Ms. McHugh’s Senior Infants drew some pictures of the original school building
Ms. Carney’s 3rd class also drew our building