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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.

Our Fantastic Choirs !

All the pupils from 1st to 6th class went to the hall today to hear both our Senior and Junior choirs perform. The choirs had an extremely successful trip to the Navan Choral Competition recently . Congratulations to all the girls and to their teachers Ms. Morrissey and Ms. Keating

 

The Junior Choir performing “The Rose”

 

The Senior Choir singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

 

Congratulations Georgina!

We are so proud of our 3rd class pupil Georgina who recently competed at the European I-Karate Championships in Strasbourg. At our Easter Assembly Georgina demonstrated her incredible skills for the whole school. We were delighted that her Mum and her brother were present also. Ms. Hume read a letter from President  Michael D Higgins wishing her well.  

Over last weekend Georgina traveled to Strasbourg  and was amazing ! She walked away with 2 Gold medals for her individual events (Kata and Kumite) and silver for her team Kata. 

Georgina performing Kumite with Eric Bortels 6th dan Shotokan (I-Karate global founder and Technical Director)

Georgina holding the Irish Flag at the opening of the European Championships

Georgina with her medals

 

Well done Georgina ! We are all incredibly proud of you and wish you continued success.

Thank You Lidl !

We were delighted to receive a generous cheque for €1000 from our local branch of Lidl here in Terenure. This cheque is to mark our 150 years in the parish , to celebrate all our healthy eating efforts and our hard work for our Active Flag. Thank you Lidl, we’re looking forward to spending it in your store soon ! 

Easter

We are busy getting ready for Easter here in Presentation Primary. We have a colourful display downstairs full of bunnies, chicks and eggs

 

The Knitting and Crochet Club have been busy making chicks, lambs and bunnies for the Parents Association Bingo night

The 5th classes have designed some giant eggs which are hanging along the corridor

Lots of other Easter arts and crafts can be seen around the school

 

 

 

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí an-spórt againn i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí Taispeántas Rince sa halla ar an Déardaoin. Bhí na rinceoirí gléasta go h-álainn agus bhí an damhsa ar fheabhas ar fad. Bhí Trath na gCéist ar siúl ar an gCéadaoin agus bhí ceol ar an intercom gach maidin. Bhaineamar go léir taitneamh as…..Gaeilge go deo !

Córfhéile

Well done to both choirs who performed at the Córfhéile on March 7th. The Junior Choir was conducted by Ms. Morrissey and the Senior Choir by Ms. Keating. Both choirs sang beautifully on the night and they did themselves and their school proud. Congratulations to everybody involved. Check out our Twitter account for short video clips of each choir

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