Gerald Griffin St. Cork




Home School Community Liaison – HSCL

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Maire Coleman



The Home School Padlet for Parents in North Presentation Primary School, Cork City.

Hello my name is Máire Coleman and I am the Home School Community Officer for North Presentation Primary School. I am here to support parents and link between to the school and wider community. I will update this regularly and please feel free to contact me.


We are very lucky to be part of the Home School Community Liaison Scheme. This enables us to be in very close contact with the parents, which in turn is of immense assistance to the over all education and happiness of the child.

Some of the activities which parents usually take part in are:

  • Happy Talk
  • Junior Maths
  • CAPER – Children And Parents Enjoy Reading
  • Maths For Fun
  • Maths Eyes
  • One Book One Community
  • Professor Fluffy

Due to recent Government Guidelines in relation to Covid-19 all Parent Classes and in-school Parent/Child Initiatives have been suspended until further notice. 

We will keep you updated on any changes. 

Parents also have the opportunity to further their own education through attending classes in :

  • Cookery
  • English as a second language
  • Crochet

Our Parents’ Room is equipped with a kitchen, play area and tea and coffee making facilities. It is an ideal place for parents to meet up with other parents from the school and support each other.

We are sorry our Parent’s Room is not in full use due to Government Guidelines in relation to Covid-19. 

I look forward to seeing you in school throughout the year.


Parents in the classroom

Ms. Coleman has been busy lately organising activities for parents to come into classes and work with the children. In the two 2nd classes parents have been coming in for Maths for Fun, while in Junior Infants parents have been coming in for Happy Talk. Thank you to all the parents for coming into the classes.

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Pumpkin Carving

Ms. Coleman and some of the parents worked hard this morning to carve some pumpkins. There was some great creativity shown with some wonderful carvings. The pumpkins were then sold at home time with the money going towards the Parent's Association Fundraising for the year.

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CAPER October

We are delighted to have CAPER (Children and Parents Enjoy Reading) back in the classrooms this year. Parents, Grandparents and other family members are coming into the Senior Infant and 1st classes to read some stories to the children on a Wednesday morning. The children really enjoy listening to the stories being read to them.

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A big thank you to the parents and grandparents who came to C.A.P.E.R. (Children and Parents Enjoying Reading) this week. The Senior Infant and First Class children love this fun reading initiative and we really appreciate the support of our parents and grandparents.

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First Holy Communion 2022

Saturday May 14th was a very special day for the boys and girls of North Presentation as they made their First Holy Communion in the Cathedral Of St. Mary & St. Anne. It was the first time in over 20 years that there were North Pres. boys making their First Holy  Communion and it was so lovely to see! Thank you to Fr. Sean who celebrated the mass with us, to the class teachers, Ms. O'Callaghan and Ms. Ahern and to Ms. Buckley, Ms. O'Connell and Ms. O'Neill who played the music during the mass. A huge thanks to Ms. Coleman and the Parent's Association who decorated the school so beautifully and provided gorgeous food for the celebrations after the ceremony. We hope that all of the boys and girls had a wonderful day!  

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Gardening Club

We are very lucky to have a lovely school garden, including some raised beds for growing flowers and vegetables. Some of our parents were working very hard in the garden today clearing the raised beds and planting some new plants around the school. The Gardening Club is organised by Ms. Coleman and is a great opportunity to meet new people while helping brighten up our school! If you would like to join the Gardening Club, please contact Ms. Coleman.

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Maths for Fun - 2nd Class

Ms Whelton's second class are really enjoying Maths for Fun on Thursday mornings. Parents join us each week to play maths games that are promoting mathematical skills.

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Parent & Child Cookery

A snapshot of the fun our parents and children had while cooking & baking together.

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Parent & Child Art Workshops

During October a number of our parents worked with their children to create a beautiful work of art. The image used is from an exhibition in the Crawford Art Gallery. These parents and children worked with the artist Paul Mc Kenna to create a wonderful display for our school.

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Professor Fluffy 2019

Our 5th and 6th Class girls participated in the Professor Fluffy Programme. They have spent the year learning all about third level education and thinking about their futures. The girls and twelve of their parents had a tour of U.C.C. and ended the day with a graduation ceremony.

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