School News April 2018
Children of the Digital Age: On Tuesday 24thApril, James Neary from “Children of the Digital Age” gave tailored presentations to First, Second, Third, Transition Year and Fifth Year students during the day and met with parents that evening. The aim of the presentation was to create awareness of the online dangers faced by young people. Topics covered during the sessions were Screen Addiction, Geo Tagging, Passwords, Personal Information, Inappropriate content, Cyber Bullying, Phone Apps and much more. The feedback from students and parents was very positive and many left with the plan to change passwords, privacy settings, limit screen time and turn off the Wifi. The message was clear, the virtual world has real dangers so we must educate ourselves and our children to be safe on-line. Further information available on www.facebook.com/childrenofthedigitalage
Gaelic Football:The Under-15 Gaelic Football teamtravelled to Rockwell on Thursday to compete in a Football blitz competition. With two competitive teams entered, it was a busy day. Both teams were up for the task and made it out of the group stages with convincing wins. Presentation Thurles contested two semi-finals in close encounters, with both teams dominating periods of the game.
Pres Thurles B dominated much of the first half but missed out on their place in the final by a single point. This can be attributed to a stunning display from the back lines, notably Emma Leahy in goal. Meabh Brennan and Cliodhna O’Toole took charge in the forwards, launching attack after attack.
Our A Team met a strong team from Loreto Clonmel. The teams fought a hard battle but after half time Loreto came out a revitalised side and really put it up to the girls culminating in Pres Thurles missing out on their second final of the day. Impressive performances by Rachel Moore, Enya Maher and Caroline Shanahan. Well done to all involved.
Athletics:Congratulations to our athletes, who competed in the Secondary Schools Track and Field County Championships which took place in Templemore on Wednesday 25th April. With over 500 athletes taking part, the Championships proved to be a great success for the girls despite the wet and blustery conditions on the day. Well done to our intermediate team who took gold in the event; this team consisted of Ellen Moore, Rachel Moore, Megan Crosby and Katie Bergin. Lola Bedia won a silver individual medal in the 100 metres hurdles. The senior relay team were very close to clinching gold, but were nipped just at the line and had to settle for silver for this event. The senior team was: Amy McGovern, Casey Hennessy, Isabel Finlay and Molly O Connor. Molly and Isabel came second and third in the 100metre finals, while Siobhan Carroll won bronze in the 800 metres event. In the field events, Katie Bergin won gold in the intermediate long jump and Fiona Hennessy won two gold medals and a silver in shot put, hammer and discus respectively. The girls will now compete in the East Munster Schools Championships on Tuesday 2ndof May. Well done to all our athletes.
TY students enjoying their time in the Gaeltacht!
Our TY students receiving their awards from the Kemmy Business School recently for their Junior Certificate results.
Our first year students cleaning up around the school for the National Spring Clean! Well done to everyone that took part and we encourage you all to take pride in your area!
Congratulations to our 6th year student Dorothy Wall who has been chosen as captain for the Irish U -18 Rugby Sevens squad! She will travel to France this Thursday for the Youth Olympics! We wish you the best of luck!
Our Astro Turf pitch is finally finished! Pictured at the first opening of the newly laid astro turf pitch are Trish O'Callaghan (Deputy Principal), Helen Aherne, Meabh Deegan, Aoibheann Duggan, Maria Luisa Twomey, Aine Duggan, Sarah Sheridan, Kate Sheridan, Marie Perrot, Marie Collins (Principal) and Martin Hehir(coach).
TY students visit Kolkata with the Hope Foundation.
Best of luck to our TY students as the take part in this years 'Show Racism the Red Card' competition. We are very proud of them, you can click into the link below to see the great work they have done.
Irish Orals this week for all 6th year students. Go néirí go geal libh!
Congratulations to our Business Department and the current Transition Year students who received A's in their Junior Certificate Business Studies exam from
Back row: Meabh Moloney Ryan, Leah Dwyer, Aoibheann Duggan, Mayesha Choudury, Katie Ryan, Aisling Prout, Marry Ellen Phelan, Emily Phelan, Katie Stapleton, Eimear Campion, Sarah Doheny, Helen Aherne, Bríd Hanrahan. Front row: Sarah Johnson, Kate Sheridan, Dr Philip O'Regan (Dean of Kemmy Business School)Principal Marie Collins, Fergal O' Brien (Assistent Lecturer), Rachel McCormack, Kerry Browne.
CSPE Action Project
On Friday March 23rd, Presentation Secondary School, Thurles, held a whole school Tug of War tournament in aid of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Ireland.
Naomh Ailbhe, a 2nd year group, organised the event for their CSPE Action Project. It was meticulously planned and executed expertly. They drew up the match table, collected money and organised the logistics for participants and spectators alike.
The sports hall was a medley of shouts and laughter, the crowning moment of the competition being the male teachers' embarrassing loss to the 2nd years.
All the winning teams received Easter eggs that the girls bought on their own initiative.
In the end, almost one thousand euro was raised during the event. A fantastic achievement for these enterprising young women.