Gerald Griffin St. Cork



 Home School Community Liaison – HSCL


About Me

Maire Coleman: 0876375290


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. 

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





Links and Advice: 

The Home School Padlet for Parents in North Presentation Primary School, Cork City. is available by clicking on this link. 


Home School Community Activities at North Pres

 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

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.


Sports in the community

Here is a list of sports clubs in the locality. 

December Roundup

It was a very busy month on the lead up to the holidays in December. The parents classes enjoyed their graduation and had a celebration at the end of their classes. The parent's association enjoyed a special Christmas breakfast. Ms. Coleman had a very busy month. There was cuddle and read with the children in Early Start with parents, grandparents and other relatives coming in to read with the children. There was the draw for the Christmas Hampers for all the families that brought in their Christmas Wish stars. 4th class sang in Blackpool at the Community Christmas market. Everyone there enjoyed listening to them and the children enjoyed listening to the other schools performing as well. The two 2nd classes were busy as well. Mr. Stack's class went baking cookies while Ms. Twohig's class went playing Christmas games on the school chrome books. 3rd class put on their own puppet shows in their classes using shadow puppets that they made themselves. The end of the term finished off with a whole school December Assembly where 1st class performed a Christmas song through ISL (Irish Sign Language) and the Junior Infants performed some wonderful Christmas poems.

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English Classes

Well done to Margie and our amazing English Language parent class students on their completion of the last year's project. They had a great time celebrating recently.

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Intercultural Day

We held our Intercultural Day in the school yard today. It was a fantastic day where all the children dressed up in their traditional clothes. The projects that the children completed over the last few weeks were on display in the yard. There was also displays of tradition clothes. The parents and the children brought in tables of food from all the different cultures and nationalities. In the yard there was performances from some of the classes before all the parents and adults joined in for some zumba dancing. Ending the day was a céilí which everyone loved. Thank you to the teachers and all the parents who helped organising the day.

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Sari demonstration

1st class were very lucky today when a parent came in to show them how to wear a sari. The children loved seeing how it was put on and then the class tried putting it on one another. They were very good at it.

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Art in 2nd class

2nd class were very lucky to have Siberian artist and illustrator Meri Grubic come show them some of her work today. She also demonstrated some of the techniques that she uses. Afterwards she went around and helped the children with their paintings of flowers and of portraits. The class had a wonderful time and loved having Meri come in.

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Henna and Hair Braiding

We had some very talented parents and family members give their time today. As part of Intercultural week they painted henna on some of the pupils. While other pupils got their hair braided. Thank you to everyone who gave their time and came into the school.

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Intercultural Week Displays.

As intercultural week is starting some of the teacher and students have made some amazing displays throughout the school.

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Intercultural Art

Some of our parents are working with artist Fiona Desmond to create an piece of art for the school's Intercultural Day in June. Everyone is looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

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Maths for fun in Early Start

The children in Early Start had a great time this week. Some of their parents came into their class for a few days of the week to play maths games with them. The children loved all the activities and having their parents and relatives in to help them. Thank you to everyone who came into the classes and did the activities with the children.

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One book, one community

4th class finished off their term with a table quiz based on the book "Holes" by Louis Sacher held up in St. Vincent's Secondary school. This was part of the One book, one community activity where  multiple schools in the area all read the same book. There was also a celebration in Blackpool library where the classes who read the book did a little performance. The girls recited a poem and played their tin whistles for the other schools and parents. The art work that some of the girls completed with their parents was also on display in the library. Thank you to all the parents that got involved in the reading of the book and the activities held over the past month.

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