About Us


 

 

Our school aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual. In developing these aspects, we desire that each child should learn and achieve to the best of her ability.

 

Our school motto is ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’ which means ‘There is no strength without unity’.

 

School Organisation

Presentation Primary School is a senior all girls Catholic school which caters for children from 3rd to 6th class. Currently we have 320 pupils. There are 18 teachers including the principal, 13 mainstream class teachers, 3 Learning Support/Resource teachers and a Home School Community Liaison co-ordinator. We also have a School Completion Programme co-ordinator shared between schools.

We as a staff continue with the educational principles set out by the foundress Nano Nagle and the Presentation Sisters on their arrival in Drogheda in 1813. Currently we are looking forward to celebrating 200 years of Presentation Education in Drogheda.

 

School facilities and resources

* 13 mainstream classrooms each equipped with an interactive whiteboard, data projector and computers.

* 3 resource teaching rooms each equipped with an interactive whiteboard, data projector and computers as well as other specialised resources

* A spacious P.E. hall which doubles as a venue for meetings, concerts and other cultural activities. It comes complete with a large stage area and sound system. Our hall is well equipped for the delivery of the primary school curriculum in P.E.

* A computer room with 30 PCs, an iMac, 10 iPads , data projector with interactive whiteboard and a printer.We have recently been awarded ‘Digital School’ status.

* A well-stocked library in each classroom with regular access to the Louth County Library mobile service. We have just installed a system called ‘Junior Librarian’ which allows you and your children to see what they have read this year and access website links based on their reading. Your children can write book reviews, read those of other children and even reserve books from your home!

* A large spacious outdoor play area and playing fields suitable for all sports activities.

* School multisensory and memorial gardens and also patio flower garden used by all classes as part of the Science curriculum.

*Green Flags for Energy Conservation, Water Conservation and Waste Reduction.

*Yellow Flag in recognition of being a ‘Health Promoting School’.

*We have the services of a Home School Community Liaison co-ordinator and a School Completion Programme co-ordinator also. Our Parents’ Room caters for leisure, curricular and self-development classes.

*Pro-active Board of Management and Parents’ Association.

*Access to a School counsellor and links to Rainbows peer support group

*School website www.presgnsdrogheda.scoilnet.ie . A dedicated bookmarking website with 700 curriculum links created and added to by teachers in the school on regular basis, www.delicious.com/presgnsdrogheda

 

School Curriculum

*English: We are the only senior girls’ school in Drogheda to deliver the initiatives of First Steps Reading, Writing,Speaking and Listening to all classes. This is a worldwide proven resource which complements the New Literacy and Numeracy Strategy published in 2011.

*Maths: We deliver the initiative of Maths Recovery through group station teaching in all 3rd classes and take part in World Maths Day.

*Gaeilge (Irish): We take part in the national Seachtain na Gaeilge and parents can avail of classes in Irish themselves!

*Music: All classes receive Magic of Music workshops, we hold termly celebrations for parents to attend. Our classes have also had Samba drumming and percussion workshops.

*Drama: We have a visiting Drama tutor who engages with class teachers to host termly shows for parents to attend. Our pupils also enjoy productions from a visiting theatre company (M&M productions)

*PE: Delivery by classroom teachers is complemented by outside professionals. We deliver the Buntús Programme, a county initiative exposing children to more sports than ever before.

*SESE(History, Geography, Science): Our pupils make local History trips and attend events in Science week

*Computers: All classrooms have computers and interactive whiteboards and each class has designated time in our computer suite with 30 computers. We also take part in Internet Safety Week

*Religion: Our pupils engage in preparation for the Sacraments of Confirmation and regular Penance services and liturgical celebrations. Families of other faiths are very welcome in our school and we have many different religions among our pupils.

 

Our Achievements, Celebrations and Enterprise

*Green Flag celebrations

*Yellow Flag celebrations

*Digital School Status

*We have published our own books entitled ‘We are Writers’. Every child in the school gets to see their work printed and bound and be an author!

*Achieved top phone collector in 2010 – rewarded by a day with Jedward.

*Visit to the school by the author Roddy Doyle after reading initiative.

*Pantomimes and M&M Productions

*Fundraising: We carry on the Presentation tradition of charitable works, with our pupils involved in local and national charities.

*Annual Sale of Work and other fun days

*Publication of our ‘A to Z guide ‘of our school, and also another booklet, ‘Helping your child with Maths’.

*Opportunities for parents to ‘get  involved’ in your child’s class – Maths for Fun, English for Fun, school tours, Parents’ Association quiz night

*Our pupils take part in local table quiz competitions

*Platinum award for School Environment awarded by Louth County Authority Environment Awards

 

Co curricular Activities

*Art Club

*Gaelic Football

*Soccer

*Table quizzes

*Homework Club

*Computer Club

*School Choir

*Music Lessons

*Summer Camp

*Foreign Language classes(French, Spanish, German)

*MS Readathon

*School sports days and other inter school sports days and competitions

*School Events

*Induction meeting for 3rd class parents

*Intercultural Week

*Parent/Teacher meetings

*School calendar featuring your daughter’s class

*Participation in School Stars

*School Visits: Bee Keeper, Road Safety, Coast Guard, Fire Brigade, Water Safety, Falconry