Gerald Griffin St. Cork

6th Class

Attendance Reward

Our boys and girls were so proud of themselves for having full attendance during the last school year. They were rewarded by going on a trip to a local cafe for hot chocolate. We are sure these children can meet the 100 Days of Attendance Challenge and enjoy another reward in February.  

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Attendance Assembly September 2017

We held our first attendance assembly of the year on Friday 8th September. Entertainment was provided by Ms O' Brien's class. The girls made up their own anti-bullying raps and performed them for the school. Ms Murray challenged the children to an attendance challenge. Every child with full attendance for the first 100 days (7th February) will get a reward. The children who had full attendance last year were presented with certificates and were informed that they will be taken out for hot chocolate. Our assembly came to an end with some Zumba dancing.

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Yellow Flag Intercultural Day

On Friday 23rd June North Pres. held its biennial Intercultural Day. This year's event was extra special because North Pres. raised its Yellow Flag. The event was attended by the newly elected Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald, Lady Mayoress Georgina and other community representatives from U.C.C., the Traveller Visibility Group, local primary schools and our Board of Management. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress joined our previous principal Kathleen Haverty in raising the Yellow Flag. The school choir opened the ceremony, followed by entertainment from every class, project displays and concluded with a céilí. The parental support on the day was incredible. Over twenty countries were represented at our food stalls. It was a fantastic community event. Well done to all involved.


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5-a-side soccer

Girls from 5th and 6th classes recently participated in an FAI five a side tournament. The girls performed brilliantly in a very tight group where they won two of their matches. They really enjoyed themselves and hopefully some of them are soccer stars in the making.

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Launch: The Yard At The End Of The Rainbow

The North Presentation Primary School community launched their fundraising drive to raise €35,000, to provide the children with the yard of their dreams. The children created an aerial shot of leprechauns filling the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Funds raised will be used to cover the existing tarmac yard with a surface of synthetic coloured grass. This covering will incorporate a pitch with a running track around the perimeter. It will provide a soft, safe play surface for the children - shock absorbing & non-slip. It will also result in a safe athletics track and pitch for all team sports. You can see a sample of the yard surface while standing on Gerald Griffin St. and looking into our yard. Today alone we raised €850 from the generous donations of parents and community groups. The staff, pupils and Parents’ Association are hopeful that over the course of the next 12 months they can, together, raise this money. Now we need your help to spread the word of our commitment to getting the Yard At The End Of The Rainbow. Please help us to tell the people of Cork about our quest.

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Rainbow Day

Here are some photos from today's Rainbow Day in school. The children performed some lovely Irish songs. They love learning Irish every day in school.

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Attendance Reward - Bowling

We set our boys and girls a challenge last August, to try and maintain full attendance for the first 100 days of school. We held an assembly on the 100th day and the children were informed that the challenge winners would be rewarded with a trip bowling. The following day a group of boys and girls from Junior Infants to 6th Class walked to the Leisureplex to go bowling. The children had a wonderful time.

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Santa Claus & Mrs Claus

Santa Claus and his wife Mrs Claus came to visit North Pres. The boys and girls in our preschool, sat on Santa’s lap and received toys. Santa and Mrs Claus then visited all the classes in the school. All the children were delighted to be told that their names are on Santa’s nice list.  

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Science of Bubbles

As part of Science Week  pupils from 1st up to 6th class attended the Science of Bubbles show in the Firkin Crane. They really enjoyed the show, where they learned about some of the science behind bubbles, how bubbles are made and what liquids produce bubbles. They were amazed by the size of the bubbles that Scientific Sue was able to make. Some of the children even got to go up on stage, becoming scientists and helping Scientific Sue.

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Dress up day and Junior Idol.

Last Friday was very busy as the school had its Dress up Day. All the children made a huge effort with their costumes as well as some of the teachers. In the afternoon the girls from 2nd to 6th took part in Junior Idol. The girls had to sing in front of Ms. O Neill and the judges with some of the girls making it through to the next round of the competition. Well done to all the girls who took part.

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