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North Pres calendar 2021


End of Year Assembly

It was fantastic to meet as a whole school for the End of Year Assembly today. We all gathered in the Convent Garden and got to celebrate so many of our wonderful students. Junior Infants, Senior Infants and the Romani Crew all performed songs for us. Children with full attendance were presented with their attendance certificates while 2 students received Kindness Awards. To culminate, our 6th class girls performed a poem for us about their time in North Presentation and we wished them all the best for the future. It has been a difficult year for our pupils, their families and our staff but we look forward to better times ahead. Wishing everyone a lovely summer, we look forward to seeing you back in school on Tuesday August 31st.

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Senior Infants Fun Day

To celebrate all the good work that they have done in Senior Infants the classes got to enjoy a fun day. It started off with a walk down to Shandon park where they got to play in the shadow of Shandon Bells. After that it was fun time in the yard with lots of games, egg and spoons races and sack races. Before finishing the day off with a teddy bears picnic complete with ice cream in the sun in the Convent Garden. It was a great day and every one enjoyed it.

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Fitness Training Friday June 18th 2021

Today we were very lucky to have a special visitor to our school! Cian from ATP Fitness in Douglas came to do some outdoor fitness training with some classes. It was a great opportunity for the children to exercise in the fresh air and everyone enjoyed the fun games, upbeat music and new fitness moves! Many thanks Cian!!

 

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Wellbeing Week 2021

This week is Wellbeing Week in North Pres. There are lots of fun activities to get the children moving and some lovely mindfulness activities too, which the children really love. There was also a very special delivery of fruit boxes for every class and the children enjoyed tasting lots of different fruits. The wellbeing of the staff and the children is so important and we hope that this week will offer everyone a chance to relax and enjoy some new experiences!

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One Book Under Every Tree

This Christmas we were delighted to facilitate the One Book Under Every Tree initiative. Ms. Coleman, with the help of her many assistants, gathered and wrapped a book for every child in the school. Last Friday every child left with the gift of a beautifully wrapped book and with a tasty treat from Ms. Egan. We hope that all of the children enjoyed their gifts!

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Nano Nagle and Presentation Day

To prepare for Presentation Day (November 21st) and to celebrate the life and work of Nano Nagle, all children have been learning about the life and work of Nano Nagle this week. Nano Nagle established the Presentation Order of nuns and her ethos is central to the running of our school, almost 300 years after she began teaching the children of the area. The senior classes completed projects and art work based on Nano's life. They also took part in a wonderful initiative run by Nano Nagle place. Kids from Presentation schools all over Ireleand watched an online Fairytale of Nano Nagle video. There were even Q+A sessions with the Lady of the Lantern afterwards! We wish all Presentation sisters around the world a very Happy Presentation Day.

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Halloween Parade

We had a Halloween Parade around the convent garden today so that the children could all see each other's costumes. What a wonderful day for it!

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Buddy Week 2020

This week was Buddy Week in North Pres. The children took part in lots of fun activities with their buddies and it was great to see the children re-connecting!

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Summer Holidays

All the staff in North Pres want to wish the pupils and their families a happy summer and we can't wait to see everyone back in the school on the 28th of August.Click  to see a special message from all the staff. This is us June 2020 staff

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6th Class Graduation 2020

The Class of 2020 had a graduation ceremony that will never be forgotten. Due to social distancing the photographs don't do justice to the wonderful atmosphere at this unique graduation. The teachers, SNAs, secretaries, caretaker and Sr Angela lined the school car park as 6th Class gathered with their families. We sang songs and every girl was presented with a certificate and gift. Ms Egan and Ms Ahern spoke about the strength, kindness and creativity of all the girls in 6th Class. Two of our girls bravely made a speech and read a self-written poem. Every family was clapped and cheered as they left North Pres. Best wishes to all our girls and their families for the future.

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