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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 !

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!

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

 

 

 

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.

Dr. Norah Patten

The girls from 3rd to 6th class were delighted to meet Dr. Norah Patten today. She’s from Ballina Co. Mayo and she’s training to be Ireland’s first woman in Space. She told the girls about her long fascination  with space travel and her long years of study and training. She showed us her space suit with a mission patch designed by primary school children from Mayo. She also showed us a number of videos of her training wearing a space suit and getting ready for the next steps in her great adventure. She has written a book called Planet Zebunar which should inspire and motivate the next generation of engineers, astronauts, scientists and innovators. She gave the girls a very important message “Reach for the stars:the sky is not the limit”

 

Choir News

Ms. Keating’s choir are busy rehearsing at the moment for the Córfheile in March and other upcoming performances. Check out their beautiful singing !

 

 

Knitting and Crochet Club News

The girls in the Knitting Club had a very successful first term. We very very busy and we were delighted with our Christmas display which was full of fabulous santas, wreaths, candy canes, angels and other seasonal delights!

Now that the weather has turned colder some of the girls are busy knitting colourful cowls

 

We are also busy knitting lots of cute creatures

During  this term lots of us are hoping to learn how to crochet

The Knitting and CrochetClub

The girls in the Knitting and Crochet Club meet every Thursday after school and this year the girls got off to a flying start. Our first project was a collaborative effort. Every girl in the club knit a piece of bunting in the school colours and we hung the finished product in the front hall.

We have also been very busy with lots of other projects. Here are some of the finished items