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School Activities


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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Dress Up Day October 25th 2019

The children really enjoyed learning about the history of Halloween and the Halloween traditions this month. On Friday we had great fun taking part in our annual Dress Up Day which raised €253.50 for the Parents Association. Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween!

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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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City Sports

The City Sports were held recently in C.I.T. The boys and girls who represented the school did a fantastic job. We are so proud of them. Well done to the staff involved who trained them and also thanks to their parents for taking the time to bring them to the sports.

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Communion 2019

The girls from North Pres made their First Holy Communion in the North Cathedral on 25th May. They were joined by the boys from 2nd class from Blarney Street school. The weather was lovely and we were very proud of them, especially when they gave an amazing rendition of the song 'oh happy day'. Afterwards they came back to the school for the communion breakfast. Many thanks to the Parents Association for organising the communion breakfast for the girls and their families.

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Wake up and shake up

Wake up and shake up has started again for the summer term. Over 45 pupils are coming in early before school to get some exercise and skipping. This happens 3 mornings a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday) and the children absolutely love it.

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Badminton in North Pres

The children in North Pres have added a new sport to the school's activities- Badminton. This week Tanya from Cork Sport's partnership came and taught the girls from 3rd and 5th classes some skills on how to play badminton. The girls had great fun with all the games that they played.

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Summer Gardening.

Ms Coleman was very busy recently helping the children plant some healthy vegetables in our school garden. They also planted some flowers in front of the school, next to the railings. Sometime soon we hope to see some bright coloured flowers as we walk to school in the morning.

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In To Win Raffle

Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class participated in the IN-TO-WIN attendance drive for the three weeks leading up to the Easter Holidays. Each child got a raffle ticket for every week that they had full attendance. On the day of the holidays we picked out the winning names and those children received a voucher for Smyths. All the prizes were donated to the school by the Cathedral Credit Union on Shandon Street.

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STEM in the School

The school has borrowed Bee-Bots from the Cork Education Support Centre for the last couple of weeks. There are small robots that can be easily programmed by the children. The children are having great fun with them learning how to code.

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