Dec
22
Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 22-12-2011


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School closes today at 12 noon and will reopen Monday 9th January at 9.05 am. The staff would like to wish all the children and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dec
21
Filed Under (4th class, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 21-12-2011

The girls in fourth class visited the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre and the site of Newgrange last October. At the centre the girls completed a worksheet as they viewed the exhibition. They also watched a short film about the three passage graves of Brú na Bóinne. The girls travelled to Newgrange by shuttle bus and were thrilled when they got their first glimpse of this prehistoric monument. The girls received a very informative tour of the site and got a chance to enter the passage grave. The highlight of the tour was when the lights were switched off and the girls got an opportunity to see the beams of light slowly illuminate the whole chamber, just like today, the morning of the Winter Solstice.

Dec
20
Filed Under (4th class, Mrs Collins, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 20-12-2011

The girls in Mrs Collin’s class, room 6 got creative while studying life in Viking times and created wonderful Viking ships from cardboard boxes. Click here to see some more.

Dec
19
Filed Under (4th class, Ms. Giblin, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 19-12-2011

Christmas cribs made in Ms. Giblin’s class, Room 5 over the month of December using clay and old shoes boxes. We hope you like them! Click here to see all of the cribs.

Dec
19
Filed Under (Parents' Association, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 19-12-2011

After our Yellow Flag Ceremony, Martin the Magician came to the school to entertain us all. He had us all fooled many times and made us all laugh. The show was very kindly paid for by the Parents Association, so we would like to say a big thank you to them for providing such a fun afternoon. Click here to see more photos

Dec
16
Filed Under (Health Promoting School, Mrs. Costello, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 16-12-2011

Today was a very proud day for our school. The HSE Dublin North East  awarded the Yellow Flag for Health Promotion to our school. We are the first school in Drogheda to be awarded a Yellow flag for Health Promotion. Click here to learn more about the hard work that went into achieving this award and check out our gallery for more photos taken at the ceremony.

 

Dec
14
Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 14-12-2011

Today the Samba Mambas played for the school. It was a great performance and they got the whole school moving to the beat of the samba drums. Click here to see more pictures of the children enjoying the music.

Dec
09
Filed Under (6th class, Ms. A. Lynch, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 09-12-2011

 

The girls in Ms Lynch’s 6th class spent time looking at the work of Vincent Van Gogh earlier this year. Using oil pastel they created their own version of his famous painting “Starry Starry Night”.

Click here to see some of the their work.

 

Dec
08
Filed Under (Future events, Uncategorized) by Audrey Lynch on 08-12-2011
Dec
08
Filed Under (Future events, Uncategorized) by Audrey Lynch on 08-12-2011
Dec
08
Filed Under (Future events, Uncategorized) by Audrey Lynch on 08-12-2011
Dec
08
Filed Under (Future events, Uncategorized) by Audrey Lynch on 08-12-2011
Dec
08
Filed Under (Health Promoting School, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 08-12-2011

Next Friday Dec 16th will be a very proud day for all the teachers and students of Presentation. On that day HSE Dublin North East will award the Yellow Flag for Health Promotion to our school. We are proud of the fact that we are the first school in Drogheda to be awarded a Yellow flag for Health Promotion.
In 2008 we launched our 3 year Action Plan for Health Promotion. This was preceded by a questionnaire which was sent home to parents to ascertain what aspects of Health Promotion were of greatest concern to them.
In Year 1 (2008-’09) we focused on Healthy Eating. Our school’s Healthy Eating policy was put in place and children were encouraged and rewarded for choosing to eat healthy lunches.
In Year 2 (2009-’10) our focus was on Physical Activity. The children were encouraged to be active during their recreation time. Playground games were introduced and revised. A large investment was made in new P.E. equipment for the school. Children were given an opportunity to participate in sport and activities such as Gaelic football, Basketball and Yoga.
Year 3 (2010-’11) saw Road Safety receiving lots of attention. We now have a safe pedestrian entrance for all our students. Our caretaker Don painted yellow footprints on the roundabout so that children can walk on a safe pathway as they leave the school every evening. In June last we had a Road Safety poster competition. The framed winning entries with their catchy slogans will be put on display on the corridors to remind everyone of the need to take care on the roads. Finally we would like to thank Drogheda Borough Council for assisting our Action Plan with road markings on Ballymakenny Road, a dedicated bus parking bay and safety barriers for the children. A cycle path is currently under construction by the council and we look forward to seeing it being put to good use by Presentation girls in the near future.
Our ceremony will begin on Friday at 12 noon. Our invited guests will include representatives from the Parents’ Association, members of the Board of Management, school principals, retired teachers, Presentation sisters and members of the media. We are all looking forward to seeing a new flag flying high outside our school and we even have a special song for the occasion composed by our Deputy Principal, Mrs Maguire. Roll on Friday the 16th . . . . .

Dec
05
Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 05-12-2011

An exciting new initiative, Drogheda reads Roddy Doyle, was formally launched on Friday 2nd December 2011 .

The basic idea is to take one author and through the schools and community groups encourage every child, teenager and adult in Drogheda to read at least one book by that author.

The Drogheda reads Roddy Doyle is an initiative that has been spearheaded by the local schools through the Home School Community Liaison Local Committee, Drogheda Library, Co Louth VEC and Louth Leader Partnership.

An  extensive two month programme of activities will follow during the months of December and January right across all sections of the community in Drogheda.