Congratulations to Ms.Marron-Kane who retired from teaching French and Geography on 29th February this year. Ms Marron- Kane contributed to many aspects of school life including School Musicals and school tours. The entire school community gathered in The Central Area to present her with a gift from the students. We all wish her a long and happy retirement.
International Women’s Day 2012
On 8th March 2012 we celebrated International Women’s Day with a number of activities. Our school adopted the UN theme for International Women’s Day- Empower women – End Hunger and Poverty.
Mrs. Cahill, Principal led the morning prayer highlighting how International Women’s Day offers us all the opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the achievements that women and girls have made in their lives, whilst at the same time recognising the challenges and work that remain. She reflected on how gender inequality is a fundamental violation of human rights, but change is possible.
All students were given a badge with the logo for International Women’s day. This they wore as a symbol of their solidarity with all women throughout the world.
The generosity of our students was once again evident with the large number of students who have opted “to give it up for Trocaire.” It was indeed very fitting that many students along with some staff members began their 24 fast on the evening of International Women’s Day. This was very much in line with the UN theme for the day. Our school has a very close association with Trocaire and we are looking forward to our visit from The Trocaire Development Officer who will make a presentation on Trocaire’s work and in particular on their work in Uganda.
Our third year students had an opportunity this week to learn about the work of CURA and the services they provide. All our students found it most informative and we would like to extend our thanks to volunteers Cáit and Teresa who gave of their time to visit our school.
Why Send Your Child to A Catholic School?
On Thursday 15th March Mrs Margaret Farrell (Faith Development Co-Ordinator, Ceist) will deliver a talk and provide an opportunity for some discussion on “Why send your child to a Catholic School”
This is an open evening for anyone who is interested in this very topical issue and we look forward to welcoming you to Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry at 8pm.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
March 11th marks the beginning of Seachtain na Gaeilge. The students will have an opportunity to be immersed in a variety of cultural activities including céilí dancing, traditional music, quizzes and poster competitions. All students will be encouraged to make every effort to speak Irish throughout the week.
Football And Hurling
Well done to our under 15 football team who defeated Scoil Ruain in the championship last Wednesday. The team eagerly await news of the next game.
Our hurlers had a wonderful victory over St. Munchin’s of Limerick but unfortunately were defeated by a very strong Ennis CBS team in the quarter final.
Congratulations to our 1st and 2nd year basketball players who defeated Cashel last week. The girls have made tremendous progress throughout the year and participated in training camps over both Christmas and mid- term holidays.
Transition Year Gaa Coaching And Referee Course.
Our T.Y class have been very busy in recent weeks.
The class recently had the opportunity to participate in a coaching and referee course under the guidance of Andy Ryan (Tipperary games Promotion Officer)
The class have also taken part in life saving and gym training courses over the past number of weeks.
Congratulations To Former Students
We are delighted to congratulate our former students, Séan Curran, Conor Prendergast, Tom McGrath, James Logue and Cathal Bergin who represented their respective colleges in The Inter Colleges Championships in Cork last weekend.
Holycross Drama Festival
A group of 5th year students under director Mrs Teresa Regan will participate in the schools section of The Holycross Drama Festival. They will perform a short one act drama entitled “If Only.” Best of luck to all involved.
Further Education News
In relation to Further Education, St. Sheelan’s College Templemore, were in the Central Area to meet students with questions about courses available at St. Sheelan’s. It was great to see that many of the students took advantage of the opportunity and will use that information to help them make decisions about their future. Part of the visit included two former students who are presently studying at St. Sheelan’s.
Heritage project- religion and ritual
Congratulations to Ms. Coleman’s TY Social Studies class who won the Religion and Ritual Heritage project organised by the County Museum, Clonmel. The project involved a study of local heritage site, Kilcooley Abbey and of the Cistercian way of life. Cross curricular links were made with the following subjects, Religion, Home Economics, Art and Woodwork. The students were prepared for an overnight experience living as monks in Mount Mellery, Co Waterford. Big thanks to all the students and staff involved.
Business And Enterprise
Well done to our 1st and 2nd year students who participated in this years mini company competition in Clonmel. They came away with prizes for the best stand and best Business Plan. Many thanks to Sue-Ann O’ Donnell and Ms. Coleman for their guidance.