Presentation Secondary School Newsletter Summer 2014

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Posted in Local Community, New School, Parents/Guardians, Pastoral Care

Graduate Mass Photo 2014

Leaving Cert pupils and their teachers including school principal Cormac Bonner pictured at end of year Mass in Milltown on Wednesday.Picture by Don MacMonagle

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Formal Sod Turning for Presesntation Miltown

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn T.D. performed the formal sod turning ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction phase for a new school for  Presentation Secondary School, Milltown, Co. Kerry on Friday.

Included are Cormac Bonner, Principal,  Presentation Secondary School, Milltown, Kerry Harkin, Deputy Principal, Deputy Arthur Spring TD, Deputy Brendan Griffin TD, Senators Marie Moloney and Paul Coghlan and Cllr Johnny Healy Rae.,Sr Marie Wall, Sr Eucharia, Sr Columbanus, Brother John , Anne Kelleher, Miriam Ryan and Mary Costello,  Conor Bradley, Dave Flynn, Engineer (JJ Rhatigan & Co.), Sarah Osterloh and Ronan O’Shea. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (MacMonagle, Killarney)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn T.D. is pictured above overlooking the site with Cormac Bonner, Principal,  Presentation Secondary School, Milltown, Deputy Arthur Spring TD, Deputy Brendan Griffin TD and Senator Marie Moloney. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (MacMonagle, Killarney)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn T.D. is pictured above participating in a ‘selfie’ photo with students from  Presentation Secondary School. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (MacMonagle, Killarney)

Posted in New School

Mental Health Public Speaking Project 2013

Aileen O'Mahony, Sarah Sayers,  Sarah Costello

Aileen O’Mahony, Sarah Sayers, Sarah Costello

A team comprising of Sarah Costello 5th year, Sarah Sayers 5th year and Aileen O’Mahony TY  won the preliminary round of the Mental Health Public Speaking Project 2013 in Killorglin on Mon 18 Nov. They now go on to compete in the county final before Christmas. Well done to the team and their dedicated band of researchers in TY and 5th year!

The team and their researchers!

The team and their researchers!

Posted in Debating/Public Speaking, English

Open Night Postponed

OPEN NIGHT
 
Postponed until after Christmas
 
Closing Date for completed Application forms for Incoming 1st Year students is  5 pm on  Wednesday 4th December 2013
 
Contact the school secretary for further details.
Tel: 066 9767168
E-mail: miltownpres3.ias@eircom.net  (school office)
Posted in Parents/Guardians

National Parents’ Council

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Invitation

 

To ALL Parent Associations, Parents and Guardians of Pupils attending Post Primary Schools, NPCpp invites you to the

 

National Parents’ Council

Post Primary

Conference 2013

 

“Parents; Your role in these changing times”

 

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

8th & 9th of November 2013.

We are delighted to announce that Chief Inspector of the Department of Education, Dr Harold Hislop willaddress our conference this year. He will present the findings of the report which was launched yesterday by Minister  Ruairi Quinn, which is based on school inspections carried out by the Department between 2010 and 2012 and which, for the first time, includes parental surveys.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in two of the three workshops available and we hope that you will be able to draw on the information and expertise given.

  • Super Generation – Get an understanding of how young people learn so you can support your teen in their preparation for the State exams
  • Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying Programme – bullying information, tips on what to do if your child is being bullied, has seen or participated in bullying. Also included is an overview of what we as facilitators, teach the children in our workshops.
  • Pieta House  –  therapeutic approach to young  adults who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm)

NPCpp hope that Parent Associations, Parents and Guardians of pupils attending Post Primary Schools will join us for this important occasion. We would also ask that if possible, you inform all parents at your school of the upcoming event as it is open to all parents of post primary students.

For an Agenda and Booking Form  please click HERE 
or for further information please contact:
Sandra at 01 8302740 or email conference@npcpp.ie

National Parents’ Council Post Primary Annual Conference 2013,

“Parents; Your role in these Changing Times”

8th & 9th November, Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny

Friday, 8th November, 2013

18.00​   Registration

19.00​   Welcome and open of Conference by Mayor of Kilkenny Cllr Martin Brett

19.15​   The New Junior Cycle – Noel Malone, Principal, Coláiste Chiaráin, Co. Limerick.

19.45   ​National Parents’ Council Post Primary Parent Association/PTA Training​Programme

Saturday, 9th November, 2013

8.30  ​Registration

9.15​   Welcome to parents – CEO address and welcome Minister

9.45​   Open Conference – Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn TD

10.15.  ​“School and Home working together” to beat the bully – Ian O ‘Herlihy

11.00.  ​Break for Tea /Coffee

11.15   ​NPCpp President’s Address to Conference– Mr Don Myers

11.30​   Post Primary Education Forum (PPEF) – Ferdia Kelly, General Secretary, Joint Managerial​Body

12pm   ​Workshops / FEDCBS AGM

​Workshops

1. Super Generation – Get an understanding of how young people learn so you can support your teen in their preparation for the State exams
2. Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying Programme – bullying information, tips on what to do if your child is being bullied, has seen or participated in bullying. Also included is an overview of what we as facilitators, teach the children in our workshops.
3. Pieta House  – therapeutic approach to young  adults who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm

13.00   Lunch

14.00   Repeat of Workshops 1, 2 & 3

14.50    Understanding the Well-Being of Teenagers (How to manage and let go of your 13-18 year ​    olds) – Dr Fergus Heffernan:

15.15      Open Forum:  Parents and Parent Associations will have an opportunity to put their​    questions to members of the School Management Bodies, Teachers Unions and the​    Department of Education and Skills.

16.00     Close of Conference

16.15                    Parents’ Associations of Community & Comprehensive Schools (PACCS) Annual General​   Meeting 2013.

19.00                    Reception followed by Gala Dinner at 8pm.

NPCpp – Working towards a better education system for all

Posted in Parents/Guardians

Senior Football, Moynihan Cup Quarter-final

Presentation Milltown 2-13  St. Michael’s Listowel 1-11

In a thrilling game of football played In Cahersalee on Wednesday 23rd of October, Pres Milltown were victorious over their Listowel counterparts by 5 points.  Joseph Clifford kicked Milltown’s first 3 points, 2 absolute beauties from play from the the sideline.  Listowel fought back to level and coming up to half-time with the scores at 6 points apiece Chris Doncel and Dara Coffey combined and Chris struck the Listowel net with a bullet of a shot to send us to the break 3 ahead.  St. Michael’s fought back with a goal of their own to level after 10 minutes of the second half.  Momentum swung between the two teams right throughout the next 10 minutes until Conall Murphy, who had been very prominent in attack  for Milltown, scored a great goal.   A fine point from Conor Keane gave Pres. Milltown a 6 point cushion.  Listowel fought valiantly to close the gap to 5 but the Milltown boys held out for a deserved victory.

We can now look forward to the Moynihan cup semi-final after mid-term.

Team:                         Luke Flynn

(Keel)

Dara O’Connor             Kieran Courtney                      Darragh O’Shea

(M’town/C’Maine)        (Legion)                                  (Listry)

Cillian O’Regan             Cathal O’Connor                    Brian kennedy

(Dr. Crokes)                  (M’town/C’Maine)                 (Listry)

Keith Moloney               Chris Doncel

(Beaufort)                     (Dr.Crokes)

Gavin Evans                            Conor keane                                      Dara Coffey

(Keel)                          (Listry)                                   (Beaufort)

Joseph Clifford              Conall Murphy                        Eoin O’Mahony

(Listry)                          (Firies)                                     (M’town/C’maine)

 

Under16.5

This team has qualified for the Joe O’Connor quarter-finals after a fine victory over Castleisland Community College.

Under 15

Had a great victory over Killenaule of Tipperary in the second round of Munster.  An unlucky 1 point defeat to Rice College Ennis put an end to a fine campaign on Tuesday 22nd October.  This team has a very bright future indeed and should be looking forward keenly to their Kerry competition in the spring.

First year

The first year lunchtime league is at the semi-final stages and has unearthed some wonderful talent.  More on this to follow!

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