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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

Sam Maguire!

We were delighted to welcome the  Sam Maguire trophy to our school this week for the third year in a row! Eoghan O’Gara and Dennis Bastick, two of Dublin’s star players, were very proud to show off their wonderful achievement. They spoke to us about their commitment and dedication.They told us about their training and fitness regime.The girls from the Active Flag Committee displayed our Active Flag and the Active Committee and the football team posed for photos with the trophy. We hope to see the Sam Maguire back here again in the future!


Up the Dubs !

We were delighted to have a blue day today in honour of the Dublin team playing in Croke Park on Sunday. We hope the boys in blue bring home  the Sam Maguire for the third time in a row. We’ve decorated our corridors and classrooms with flags and bunting. Come On You Boys in Blue !

Annual Arts and Crafts Awards

We had our annual Arts and Crafts awards today in the hall. These awards are in memory of JJ Macken and Nora Brew who were great supporters of the school and the arts. We watched a slide show celebrating their lives and saw some wonderful examples of their work. Some of their work is on permanent display around the school.  The recipients of the awards were thrilled to win and we were delighted to welcome JJ’s widow Áine who presented the awards.


Active Week 2017

We have had a very busy Active Week here in Presentation Primary School. We had dancing and circuits everyday in yard. We had a very successful (and dry!) sports day on Tuesday.


On Wednesday we had our medal ceremony and we were delighted to show off our newly awarded Active Flag



Lots of classes went shopping with our Lidl vouchers and bought fruit to make smoothies.


We had a fantastic dance workshop with Kim and on Friday we walked a mile with a smile. We all had a chance to have a “bounce” on the bouncy castles !




International Week

Our International week was officially launched at a special assembly last Monday. We were delighted to welcome Marie Claude Meylan, the Swiss Ambassador to Ireland, who opened the proceedings.


What an action packed week we’ve had ! Our former staff member Ms. Angela Griffin returned to tell us about her many trips to India teaching in schools over there.

Lots of parents came in to classes to talk about their culture/country of origin or a country they had spent time in. The children were fascinated to hear such interesting memoirs and they asked lots of pertinent questions ! Every class studied a country and the pupils then visited other classrooms on a journey around the globe. Each pupil had a passport that was stamped in each country they visited.

On Friday we dressed up in international clothes. There was a stunning  display of beautiful outfits from around the globe.

We has a display in the hall of some international music and dance. Some of our own pupils danced the Cha-cha -cha, we saw a tango and we saw some fabulous dancing from Sandra. There was also an African drumming group.


Finally each class enjoyed some wonderful food from around the world




Getting Ready for International Week

We are busy getting ready for International Week which will start on May 29th. Lots of children have brought in artifacts and interesting objects from around the globe. We have a huge wall map on display showing the countries of origin of our pupils and parents. We are looking forward to a fun filled week celebrating diversity. There will be international dancing, multicultural art competitions and food from many different countries. Lots of parents have volunteered to come in and talk about their cultures and customs. 


We are busy learning songs. The week will be officially launched by the Swiss Ambassador at a special assembly on Monday.