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All about Presentation Primary Terenure, Dublin 6W

Summer !

We wish all members of the school community a safe and happy summer. School will reopen on Thursday August 30th. Children will be supervised in the yard from 8.40 a.m.

Lakelands art

Our last and final day with Jane took place at the end of May on a beautiful sunny Friday. With the weather in our favour it was an ideal opportunity to revisit Lakelands and explore the changes that had taken place since our previous visit. The girls were quick to note blossoms on the trees and little bursts of colour from the flowers.

To begin we set the girls the task of searching for a selection of textures and colours, very quickly everything was located.

Later  Jane suggested to the children that they might like to leave their very own Woodland characters on some trees. These would be made of clay, decorated with leaves and flowers and therefore would not harm the habitat. The imagination and concentration that followed was impressive! One and all thoroughly enjoyed looking at and admiring the finished pieces. The variety was huge and I think you will agree that they are very creative pieces.

Now at the end of their year in Senior Infants the children have been discussing their favourite memories of the year. As expected, many of the activities that they did with Jane were top of the list and were highlights for the class. Working with a visual artist really was a rich learning experience and a fantastic opportunity for the class to have had.  

Ms O’Connor’s Junior Infants 2018

We had lots of fun in Junior Infants this year. Check out our photostory with some of our favourite moments during the year.

Junior Infants 2018

Lighthouses

4th class have been learning all about electricity. We designed simple circuits using batteries and wire. We then used what we had learnt to design lighthouses with a simple switch to turn them on and off. We added lots of interesting features and characters.

 

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