Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 19-12-2017

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all the staff at Presentation Primary School

Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 11-07-2017

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Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 02-07-2017
Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 01-07-2017

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Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 07-04-2017

There was hardly a dry eye in our school hall on April 6th last when we bade a sad, yet very fond farewell to our principal Mrs Maguire when she retired after 43 years of dedicated service to our school. Mrs Maguire began her career in July 1974 in Fair Street and moved to Ballymakenny Rd in Sept 1974 when the new school opened. Therefore, that means Mrs Maguire is the last serving
teacher in our school who also taught in the old school in Fair St!
Apart from being the principal of our school for the past four and a half years Mrs Maguire taught in many different classes and has put many “Mammies” and even “Grannies” of our current pupils through her hands! She prepared many classes for Confirmation, worked in Learning Support for many years and served as Deputy Principal from 2006 to 2012. Throughout all her years she proved to be a hard working and caring teacher…someone who put the interests of her students first. She instilled a love of Nature and a love of the Lord in many children. Nano Nagle was her inspiration and Mrs Maguire made sure that all the Presentation girls knew the story of Nano!
So, with an invited audience of family members, principal teachers, retired staff of Presentation and some special friends of Mrs Maguire present the girls paid some richly deserved tributes to their principal. They excelled themselves with a variety of performances that included songs, poetry, drama and dance.
We heard “Limerick, you’re a Lady” (in honour of Mrs Maguire’s home county) from Rm. 11, a “Principal’s Poem” from Rm.12, a contemporary dance called “Neverland” from Rm.2, while 6th class girls sang “Thank you for the Days”, “I’ll always remember you” and “Time of our Lives”. Rm.6 recited a thought provoking poem titled “The Heart of the Teacher” with an accompanying mime prepared by our Drama teacher, Jaymie. Rm.5 presented Mrs Maguire with a “Retirement Survival Kit”…something that every prospective retiree might like! Other performances included 3rd classes singing “Down by the Salley Gardens” and Rm.13 singing “Ain’t no Mountain High
Enough” The concert concluded with our own unique version of the ABBA hit from 1978 “Thank You for the Music”. Mrs Maguire thoroughly enjoyed every item and shed a little tear too!
Following the concert Mrs Maguire was presented with gifts. These included a hand made book which had a page for every month of the year to represent all 12 classes in the school and flowers signed by every student in the school. We thank Ms. Malone for her help and expertise in putting the book together and also “We print” in Drogheda for their professional binding service. The girls also presented Mrs Maguire with a Bird House made by the Men’s Shed in Drogheda and a bouquet of flowers. Representatives of the Parents’ Association also had a gift for our retiring Principal.

In her “Thank You” speech Mrs Maguire was very appreciative of all the time and effort that was invested in her farewell concert. Indeed, her heart swelled with pride when she saw every girl performing at her best. And….. not to be outdone, Mrs Maguire had her own little surprise up her
sleeve! She performed an unaccompanied solo of that famous Julie Andrews song, “Getting to know you…” and left us all stunned.
Go n-eiri an bothar leat, Mrs Maguire. Long life, health and happiness to you and your family.

Filed Under (Green School, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 25-03-2017

Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 25 March 2017.


Louth County Council are taking part and lights will be switched off at a number of our significant and high profile public buildings including County Hall in Dundalk and Millmount in Drogheda!


Be a part of Earth Hour 2017. Turn out your lights on Saturday, March 25 at 8:30pm and show your commitment to a better future.

Filed Under (Fundraising, Future events, Parents' Association, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 16-03-2017

The Parents’ Association will hold their annual Coffee Morning on Thursday 30th March from 10.00 – 12.00. This is always a great event and entertainment will be provided by the children on the day.

Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 16-03-2017

Could you please ensure that the contact numbers in your daughter’s journal are updated regularly so that we can contact you if your daughter is unwell or in case of emergency. We need two contact numbers.

Filed Under (4th class, Green School, Mr. Kierans, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 13-03-2017

The girls in Mrs.White/Mr.Kieran’s class are taking part in this year’s Eco Tribes Challenge 2017. The theme for this year’s garden challenge is ‘A Celtic Journey: The Spirit of Nature’. The class will work with Drogheda Tidy Towns group to design and cultivate a Celtic garden. If you are interested in helping in this project please contact Mrs.White.

Filed Under (HSCL, Ms. A. Lynch, Parents, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 12-03-2017

We currently have a number of courses running for parents in the 4 schools including:
Preparing your child for secondary school
Interior Design
Health & Beauty
Computers for beginners
Keep an eye out for notes in your daughter’s schoolbag about courses starting in the future or contact Audrey on 0861674352 if you would like to suggest a course.

Filed Under (HSCL, Ms. A. Lynch, Parents, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 15-02-2017

It’s week 5 of Operation Transformation and the parents enjoyed a great workout under the direction of local personal trainer Sean Kilroy.


Today we celebrated Grandparents’ Day in the school. The Grandparents of 4th class were invited in to enjoy refreshments in the Parents’ Room before enjoying a short religious celebration in our hall with Fr. Maciej.They then went on to their grandaughters’s classroom to see the wonderful things they are learning at school. Everyone seemed to have a great day.

Filed Under (Green School, Mrs. White, Ms. R. Lynch, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 01-02-2017

The Green schools committee made fabulous peanut bird feeders using larch wood with the help of Clare from OWLS. The girls in Ms.Lynch’s class also made beautiful bird feeders from milk cartons. The children in each class have been enjoying feeding the birds and we have seen a big increase in the number of birds visiting our school grounds.

Filed Under (Green School, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 27-01-2017

As part of Biodiversity Week each class completed a project on a native tree, plant, flower, animal, bird or insect. The projects which are on display in the corridors look fantastic and are full of interesting facts.
Well done to the girls in Mrs.White’s 4th class who composed the winning Greencode:
Presentation is our name,
Biodiversity is our aim.
Caring for the birds and trees,
And making homes for the bugs and bees.

Filed Under (Green School, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 23-01-2017

Today Clare from OWLS helped us fill our bug hotel with materials to attract more insects into our school garden. She showed us how to safely use a saw and drill. It was great to have a hands-on session. We worked as a team and we are so proud of our new bug hotel. Four insects have moved in already – a caterpillar, a slug, a beetle and a snail.

Filed Under (HSCL, Ms. A. Lynch, Parents, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 17-01-2017

Parents listening carefully to personal trainer Sean Kilroy on the first morning of Operation Tranformation. We had great interest with 44 parents turning up to weigh in and transform their exercise routine and diet over the next eight weeks.We hope to see everyone again next week.

Filed Under (Green School, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 16-01-2017

Today Dale Treadwell who has appeared on many children’s TV shows spent the day in our school. His sessions were fun, energetic and full of cool facts about biodiversity. He read his two books to the classes – ‘Harry the Hedgehog’ and ‘Robby the Christmas Robin’. At lunchtime he kindly helped the Green Schools committee plant a bee and butterfly garden in one of our raised beds. They planted a buddleia, a sunflower, lavender, lupins and wildflower seeds. We look forward to seeing it in bloom later in the year.

Filed Under (HSCL, Ms. A. Lynch, Parents, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 18-12-2016

We have had a number of classes and courses running since September including:
Information Technology QQI Level 4
CV Preparation & Interview Skills
Brush up your Irish
Maths homework help for parents
Life Stories
Science Club for parent & child
Baking with Numbers for parent & child
Keep an eye out in the New Year for notes coming home with upcoming classes & courses.

Filed Under (HSCL, Ms. A. Lynch, Parents, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 16-12-2016

After Christmas, our school along with the other schools involved in the Drogheda Moves Project will be getting involved in Operation Transformation. Last year the parents of our school along with the parents of St Brigid’s, St Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s took part in Operation Transformation and the group had great fun. This year we will be expanding our participation. We will have fitness classes once a week with Sean Kilroy a well-known local personal trainer. Parents will have the option to be weighed in or measured each week. We will also have health and nutrition talks throughout the 8 weeks that the project is running.

Filed Under (4th class, Green School, Mr. Kierans, Mrs. White, Ms. Carroll, Ms. Smyth, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 06-10-2016

The girls in 4th class took part in an interactive workshop on energy given by SEAI. They learnt about the science of energy and climate change through experiments.

Filed Under (HSCL, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 17-09-2016

Attendance at school is very important.  This year we are trying to reduce the number of children missing more than 20 days at school, as we have to report these cases to the N.E.W.B.  If your child misses a day at school a note must be sent into the class teacher to explain her absence. 

Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 16-09-2016

In the mornings children are asked to wait on the path behind the wall until the school gates open. Motorists may enter the roundabout to drop off their children only (no parking is allowed).

In the evenings children exit the school via the playground gate and walk behind the wall to leave the school grounds. Children who travel on buses are also asked to walk behind the wall and follow the yellow footprints to their bus stop. Children who travel home by car are asked to wait in the yellow box alongside the playground gate until a parent/guardian collects them.

Parking is NOT allowed on the roundabout at or before 2.45pm. We appreciate your cooperation in implementing these safety measures for your children.

Filed Under (Green School, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 15-09-2016

 This year we will apply for our 6th Green flag. The theme of this flag is Biodiversity. We have 8 new raised beds where we will plant fruit and vegetables. We will also add new plants to our Bee and Butterfly garden. This term we will build a new bug hotel! Next month the 4th classes will participate in an energy workshop delivered by SEAI. 

Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 01-09-2016

Welcome back to school. We wish you and your families every blessing for this year and we hope that your daughters will be happy and fulfilled as they grow stronger in every way and progress in their learning, spiritually, socially and academically. We welcome all our staff back to school and in particular our returning teachers Ms. A. Lynch & Ms. Keenan. We welcome all our 3rd class girls and any girl who has come to us from another school or from another country. We will do our best to ensure that everybody settles in well and has a happy experience in Presentation Primary School.

Filed Under (Green School, Mrs. White, School News) by Audrey Lynch on 30-06-2016

Today was a very exciting day in our school. Not only did we get our school holidays but we also had a visit from Philip Mc Cabe, a beekeeper from Termonfeckin and Derek Mooney from RTE’s Mooney Goes Wild show! Philip promised to show us his bees before we started our summer holidays and he did not forget! Derek Mooney is currently making a radio programme on Philip so he came along too. Derek interviewed Mrs.White about the importance of having Philip visit our school with his bees and he recorded Mrs.Maguire introducing Philip to the pupils. There was great excitement when Philip showed a section of his hive to the girls. Every girl wanted to catch a glimpse of the queen bee! We look forward to hearing the programme on Mooney Goes Wild. If you missed the programme check out the RTE podcast.