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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 !

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!

Fifth Class Fun in Baltinglass

Fifth Class Update

Here’s some of what we did last term! We made clay pots using coiling and explored drawing lines.

We learned a lot about the Normans. We made model castles and pictures. We visited Dublinia.

We’ve been doing camogie training and long distance running.


Bhí an-spórt againn ag an céillí

…and Easter Eggs….


Fifth Class Update

A sample of some of our recent activities!

Dodder Walk

Fifth class have been learning about Irish rivers, so we took a walk along the Dodder. The weather was perfect, we spotted the pondskater, grey heron and even a kingfisher. We remembered famine victims who had walked this route to the Dropping Well, looking for food and shelter. We spotted a stone with 1847 inscription, the blackest year of the famine. We saw the old Milltown laundry chimney and a lamppost dated 1912, Imagine it lasted for two world wars! As nature detectives we identified many Autumn leaves, berries and limestone. Back in the classroom, we used wool to measure the distance we had walked on the map and then read the scale to calculate the distance, -eight kilometres! It was great fun.

Tús Maith….

Fifth class has really settled back to school. Here’s some of our work.

We worked on projects about Nelson Mandela and the fox

We met author Debbie Thomas in Terenure library, started SALF folders and learned about the geography of Ireland

For Autumn art, we explored Autumn leaves and used a salad spinner! We also made leaf prints on clay.

And finally…. we planted crocus bulbs.

Christmas Coffee Morning

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun so what better excuse to hold a Christmas coffee morning.

Please join the Parents Association on the morning of 12th December for a coffee and a selection of traditional mince pies and festive treats from 8.30 in the large sports hall.

Grab a coffee on your way to work or take the time to catch up with other parents from your child’s class.

We look forward to seeing you and sharing the festive spirit.


Knitting and Crochet Club

Once again the Knitting and Crochet Club have had a busy and creative term. The club meets on Thursdays and the girls have already produced some wonderful pieces. All the girls have knit some colourful hats for the Innocent Big Knit Appeal . Some members have knit “puppy hats”, hedgehogs and dolls. We will be knitting some Christmas decorations and we are all looking forward to learning how to crochet in 2015

Football Team

Well done to our football team. They made it to the Semi-Final and narrowly missed out on a final in Croke Park. All the girls have improved hugely over the last number of weeks and have put in fantastic performances both at matches and at training. We wish them all the best in their last few games of the season. Keep up the great work!