Presentation Basketball team celebrate win at All-Ireland schools U19 Girls School final at the National Basketball Arena.
Well done to all students involved in activities to raise much needed funds for various charities this Christmas time.
The Leaving Cert Applied just completed their mini-company called Beauty Beyond Belief. This was a great success with all customers pleased with their value for money. This is part of the Leaving Cert Applied task exam, so well done girls! A percentage of the money raised will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.
Our Fourth Year Debating team reached the final of the Cork Mental Health Debate.
Our Senior Basketball team reached the All-Ireland Semi Final. The girls started training in September and did very well all year in their game. They won the Regional Trophy in January. The girls were unlucky in the semi-final but played very well. All girls will still be in school next year which is a great opportunity to go further.
Second Year team
Our Second Year team are also an excellent team and are currently in the regional semi-final. The girls train very hard and we hope they do well.
Basket training takes place twice a week after school with coaches Máire Walsh and Patsy Foolkes.
Principal Sr. Sheila Kelleher received a presentation on behalf of the whole school body for her 25 years of great service to our school.
Staff and students appreciate Sr. Sheila's dedication to and vision for Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane. Over 25 years, as principal, she has modernized and updated the equipment and buildings and in the spirit of Nano Nagle influenced all the students to fulfill their true potential. We, as a staff, were very fortunate to have worked alongside such a talented and progressive principal, who has been there for us all as a loyal friend. Mrs J. Ahern
Congratulations to our music teacher Ms Dunphy and our girls who won The All Island School Choir Competition.
Singing for her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Here at Presentation Secondary school the inconceivable has happened! Our school choir, under its director, Anne Dunphy, was invited to sing for her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth on the 19th May, in Dublin. In our wildest dreams we would never have anticipated this.
In November, 2010, our choir won the All Island School Choir Competition which was hosted in the Waterfront Hall, in Belfast and sponsored by Co-operation Ireland in association with RTE.
Such a win was a huge honour for our school and a reward for hard work and commitment by both staff and students.
We were deeply honoured to be invited to perform at a concert, hosted by the Queen and organised by RTE. The winning choir of the previous year, from the Presbyterian school in Belfast, also performed with us at the concert.
For the students concerned, this was an exciting and memorable event in their lives and, I suspect, an experience which is unlikely to be surpassed! For the school community, it is a reward for achievement and excellence which is what we are about at Presentation Secondary School.
Sr. Sheila Kelleher.
Our students were highly recommended at the Young Scientist Exhibition for their experiment on oxygenating pond weed. 2011
Our Awards of Excellence took place on the evening of the 15th March 2011. It was a most enjoyable evening. Awards were presented to our All Island School Choir winners. We also presented awards for Academic Achievement, Sports, Attendance and Green School to name but a few. We are very proud of our students here at the Presentation Secondary School. A copy of the programme can be viewed on the Awards programme link.
During the school break every classroom was fitted with a laptop and data projector. This has huge significance for the teachers’ ability to reach a mutiple of learners in the classroom, access diagrams, video-clips and powerpoints – all of which are an invaluable resource in this age of technology. Exam papers and marking schemes are immediately accessible and it undoubtedly facilitates better teaching. Programmes specifically designed for subject teachers, such as Sibelius in Music and Abacus Maths Software, enable teachers to provide an even deeper understanding of their subject. Powerpoints ensure work is easily understood by students as the slides are designed to provide pictures, bullet points and labels that are understandable to all. We, here in Presentation, truly are forerunners in this technological age.