February/ March News
Congratulations to our TY students, Aoife Dunphy, Lucy Mulcahy, Sarah Curran, Roisin Donnelly, Queva O'Meara, Kate Johnson, Grace Queally and Lucy McCormack who received A grades in Higher Level Junior Certificate Business Studies. They were presented with their certificates of achievement from the Kemmy Business School in UL. The event in held in assocation with the BSTAI, celebrates and recognises excellence in Junior Certificate Business Studies.
20x20 Campaign 'Cant See Cant Be'
"As a school we pledge to give all our girls more opportunities to take part in physical activity and to give our students the opportunity to support female athletes by attending more sporting events."
Congratulations to 5th year student Tasha Tully on receiving her Tipperary Garda Youth Award in the Templemore Garda College. Tasha was being honoured for her community volunteer work- lifeguarding, summer camps, Knights of Malta - to name a few! Well done Tasha!
Congratulations to 2nd year student Aoibh Carroll who came runner up in the junior section of the All Ireland CEIST Bake Off final! She is pictured with her Mary Poppins themed cake. The competition was held in Athy on Friday 10th March and was judged by Catherine Leyden from Odlums.
Congratulations to our Junk Kouture Regional Finalist winners All Scrubbed Up. Friday 10th March saw our 4 teams - All Scrubbed Up, Pretty in Patch, Addressing the Topic and Junk n Shore travel to the University of Limerick for the Southern heat of this years Junk Kouture competition. The girls faced stiff competition with over 80 dresses competing to win a place in the final. The dresses were made completely from recycled materials and the girls had 60 seconds to showcase their design in front of the judges and the cheering crowds. Well done to all our groups but a huge congratulations to Aoife Dunphy, Sarah Curran, Roisin Donnelly and Beth O'Toole who now go forward to the finals on May 3rd in the 3 Arena in Dublin.
LCVP STUDENTS VISIT CASHEL FARMHOUSE CHEESEMAKERS
When Louis and Jane Grubb set out to make “Cashel Blue Cheese” in the early 1980s their ambition was to create a farmhouse cheese that “truly represents the outstanding quality of Tipperary grass-fed milk.” Today more than 30 years later, and in the hands of the second generation, Cashel Blue is still made by hand on the two hundred acre farm just outside Fethard. It was here that 5thyear Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) students received a warm welcome. The purpose of the visit was to see how a business is run and to view the step by step production of different varieties of cheese. Sarah Furno, a member of the Grubb family and PJ Ryan manager, guided the girls through the factory floor where they picked up some key pieces of information on production, distribution and the financial aspects of running a business. Many thanks to Cashel Blue Cheese for facilitating this visit.
Our Transition Year and Leaving Cert Applied students completed their work experience recently. The girls embraced the opportunity to experience life in the work place. Work experience is an integral part of the TY and LCA programmes and is of great benefit to the students. The girls worked in hospitals, hotels, retail, hair and beauty outlets, veterinary surgeries and offices. We would like to thank all who welcomed the girls into their workplace and who facilitated this ongoing programme.
ATHLETICS SUCCESS FOR KATE!
Congratulations to first year student Kate Ralph who finished second in the East Munster’s and twelfth in the Munster Cross Country Championship. Kate has now qualified for the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country events which take place on the 9thof March in Clane, Co. Kildare. We wish her the best of luck in this competition.
Our Minor hockey team had great success recently in Limerick where they overcame Mungret Community College. The Presentation girls came out winners with a final result of 4-0. Scores coming from Anna Finn, Lucy Doyle, Vicky Owens and Ulyanna Webster. Our Senior team followed this success with a decisive 5-1 victory in the Senior League match against Laurel Hill with Isabel Finlay scoring a hat trick, and Emma Dillon and Amy Kerr scoring a goal each. Congratulations to both teams and to their coaches Ms Flanagan and Mr McInerney.
Presentation Thurles send Super Scientist to Bootcamp
Congratulations to sixth year student Roisin O’Connor, one of just thirty successful students nationwide selected to take part in the 2019 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp from 4thto 7thMarch in Innovations UCD. During the Business Bootcamp, Roisin will experience first-hand the world of technology, commercialisation and entrepreneurship. The four day programme will involve working in teams to inspire creativity and innovative thinking, to encourage research and develop critical thinking skills. The teams will be set business challenges and will be addressed by guest speakers throughout the camp, culminating in team presentations to a panel of expert judges.
This year Roisin O’Connor won two awards at the Young Scientist exhibition, the Senior Individual award in the Social & Behavioural category and the Rev. Dr. Tom Burke Bursary for best communicator.
Model UN: Ten fifth year students from the Presentation Secondary School Thurles attended a model United Nations Conference organised by Davis College. The event took place over four days in City Hall, Cork with over three hundred students from Ireland and many other countries including Spain and Portugal taking part. Issues discussed included the rehabilitation of drug users and the regulation of Drone usage. Discussions were held focusing on ethical dilemmas arising out of the treatment of the Rohingya People and the conflict in the Sahel. Well done to the following students who participated- Sorcha Brennan, Mayesha Choudhury, Edel Dwan, Meadbh Egan, Aoife Graham, Emma Hayes, Katie Ryan, Chloe Shanahan, Marie Shanahan and Aisling Walsh. We would like to thank Bernie Walsh, Susan McGee and Sherine Prendergast for their commitment to this project.
Catholic Schools Week: Monday 28th of January to Friday February 1st marked Catholic Schools Week. On Monday our fifth year students enjoyed a retreat facilitated by ‘An Tobar Nua.’ This prayerful and enjoyable event gave them the opportunity to take time out of their busy schedules. Each morning a prayer was said to give thanks for all the opportunities that students are afforded on a daily basis. The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week was Celebrating our Catholic Schools.
Hockey: The Senior and the Minor hockey teams travelled to Villiers in Limerick on 22nd January. The Senior team drew 0-0 against a very good Villiers side. The Minors played a great game of hockey and beat Villiers 1-0 with a fantastic goal from Vicky Owens. The minors are through to the next round of the cup in the coming weeks.
Munster and County U-19 Champions: Congratulations to our under 19 Badminton team who won the Tipperary Badminton Championship recently, defeating Borrisokane decisively in the final. They went on to compete in the Munster Championship beating Abbeyfeale. They now go forward to represent Munster in the All Ireland Final in March in UL. The team consisted of Emily Phelan, Sarah Doheny, Mary Ellen Phelan, Ciara Treacy and Ciara Dwan. We wish the girls the very best of luck, and thank their coaches Mr Maher and Mr Murphy.
Basketball:Our first and second year basketball teams were in action this week in the midlands league competitions. Both teams secured wins against the Ursuline but encountered mixed fortunes in their other games against Portlaoise and Portarlington. The girls are looking forward to their remaining pool games against Rathangan and Templemore.
Equestrian: On Sunday last, 27th January, two of our Equestrian teams competed in the Interschools Showjumping Competition held at Ryans Equestrian Centre, Thurles. One novice team and one open team competed in the competition. We are delighted to say that our open team of Harriett Penfold, Aoibheann Duggan, Aine Duggan and Ciara O'Sullivan finished in second place. The team had three clear rounds and then Harriett and Aoibheann went forward to take part in the jump off. They narrowly missed out on first place by three seconds. Well done to the open team on a super performance.
The novice team consisted of three first year students Katie Healy, Sophie Maher and Rachel Ralph; and Debbie Mangold a transition year student from Switzerland. Debbie was delighted to take part and win her first Rosette in Ireland. Well done to the Novice team on a fantastic display and great teamwork.