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Archive for May, 2015


The Farm

The Senior Infants went to Glenroe Farm.

We had great fun. We saw lots of animals.

We got to hold a rabbit. We fed the goats.

We had fun in the playground and we even had time for a picnic.

We were inspired during Aistear to create fantastic farms like Glenroe farm.

Croke Park

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On the 20th of May our Camoige Team played Ballyroan’s Girl National School in a Semi-Final. We have a squad of 21 girls. We all walked down as a team to Bushy Park with Ms Stack and Ms Whyte. We met Tom at Bushy Park. Ms Whyte warmed us up and we got started. Ballyroan were fantastic but Julie Moran from Ms Kearns class got a goal for us and 5 minutes later she did it again, another goal for Pres! So after the first half the score was 2-0 for Pres and 0-0 for Ballyroan. The second half was very tough and the ball was mostly up in the Ballyroan’s half but suddenly the ball was in Sarah our captain’s hand. She scored the first point of the game. Everybody was really tired but all 15 of the Pres girls who were on gave it everything until the final whistle was blown. The girls on the sideline were also fantastic, their encouragement and cheering really helped us to keep going. In the end we had WON! We were so excited to have made a final in Croke Park. In the end the final score of the game was 2-1 to pres 0-0 to the Ballyroan Girls. We will be playing in Croke Park on the 8th or the 9th of June against Scoil Móloga. We have all been training very hard and we are looking forward to playing in Croke Park soon!

By Gráinne Cawley 6th class

The Farm

All of the Senior Infants will be going to visit Glenroe Farm soon.

We are looking forward to our visit and we are learning lots of new things about the Farm.

We are having fun in Aistear.

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Communion 2015

The two second classes made their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 9th. Father Philip officiated at the ceremony during which the children read and sang beautifully. After the Mass the Parents Association hosted the annual white party which the children and their families thoroughly enjoyed. Congratulations to all the girls and their families. Well done also to Ms. Coughlan and Ms. Collins who worked so hard to prepare the girls for their big day. A huge thank you  to Ms. Keating and her choir who sang exquisitely.

Tulips

Ms. Heffernan’s 1st class drew some still life pictures of tulips  from the Junior Infant garden with bright pastels. The girls drew a lovely border around their pictures.

 

 

Camogie News

Presentation Camogie Team have reached the Semi-Final in the Cuman na mBunscol, Olly Quinlan Cup. The girls have been training hard since early January and all the skills Tom has taught them have been on display in their group matches. They have had a fantastic run in the competition so far winning all three of their qualifying games, beating The Marist, GS Thaobh na Coille and Scoil Maelruáin.

 

They will be playing either GS Eiscir Riada or Ballyroan GNS, who are facing each other in the Quarter Finals. The Semi-Final will be played on Wednesday the 20th of May, Location to follow. All support would be hugely appreciated

Choral Performance

We had such a special musical treat on Friday May 8th. No less than 3 school choirs performed a varied programme of traditional, classical and popular songs in the hall for the enjoyment of the whole school. First up was the Córfhéile choir from 4th class who sang a selection of songs from their recent participation in the Córfhéile. They began with an Irish medley called Ding Dong a Mhaidrín and followed it with a lively Calypso.  Well done to the girls, their teachers and especially Ms. Kearney who conducted the choir so vibrantly and enthusiastically !

 

Next up it was the turn of Ms. Keatings choir which practices every Monday after school. They had participated in in the Navan Choral Competition the previous day and they proudly displayed their silverware ! They won first place in the Irish song competition and second in the English section.They sang a selection from their repertoire including Hallelujah  and Can You Hear Me ?

 

 

Lastly we had the National Childrens Choir made up of the girls from 5th and 6th class. The choir was conducted by Ms. Keating and Ms. Neville. They sang a selection of Irish and English pieces including Siúil A Rún, The Rhythm of Life, World in Union and The Journey of Hope. We were astounded by the standard of singing . Each and every member of the choir was pitch and word perfect. Well done to all involved.

 

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What a performance by all !

4th Class Visit the Hugh Lane Gallery

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The three 4th classes visited the Hugh Lane Gallery in Parnell Square this week. The Gallery was very interesting and we had guided tours which were very informative. We saw lots of lovely works of art including Les Parapluies by Renoir, The Sleeping Princess by Edward Burne-Jones, and The Eve of St Agnes by Harry Clarke which all featured in “Presentation’s Favourite Painting” last year. We were very interested in the Sean Scully room as we have been studying some of the work of this famous Irish painter. Did you know that he only paints rectangles? You should visit the Gallery and see the paintings for yourself. The gallery is called after Hugh Lane who donated many of the works of art that are on display and we were interested to find out that he was drowned in the sinking of the Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale 100 years ago on the 6th of May 1915. We also visited the Garden of Remembrance.

Helen of Troy

In third class we have been learning about Helen of Troy and The Wooden Horse. Helen was incredibly beautiful and was described as “the face that launched a thousand ships ”

 

We also made The Wooden Horse of Troy. According to the legend 30 soldiers hid inside and came out in the dead of night to catch the Trojans unawares and destroy their city.