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10-April-24
Pres Thurles News

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024 faoi lán seoil i Meánscoil na Toirbhirte, Durlas

As part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024 celebrations, we were delighted to welcome an t-údar agus file Micheál Ó Ruairc to the Presentation on Tuesday 12th March. Micheál Ó Ruairc, originally from Kerry, is author of the short story ‘Spás’, which our 2ú agus 3ú Bliain students study for Junior Cycle. Students were delighted to ask Mícheál questions about the story. He encouraged all students to be brave ‘cróga’ when faced with problems, chun teacht ar réiteach na faidhbe. Senior cycle students enjoyed a very insightful workshop on Leaving Certificate prose and poetry as well as guidance for their oral Gaeilge exam. Bhain na daltaí go léir taitneamh agus tairbhe as an lá.

Among the other activities enjoyed by the students during Seachtain na Gaeilge were: Tráth na gCeist, Céilí sa Halla, Lá Fhéile Pádraig Card competition, Poster competition and taispeántas ceoil from our wonderful Trad group. Pres abú!

Guímíd gach rath ar Lucht na hArdteiste atá ag ullmhú go dian do na béaltrialacha sa Ghaeilge a bheidh ar siúl i rith na Cásca. Go n-éirí go geal libh, a chailíní!

Mock Referendum ran by 1st Year CSPE group

First Year Naomh Eithne CSPE class held a mock referendum in the week leading up to the country wide vote last week. After extensive research and presentation on all aspects of the proposed amendments, the girls ran a mock referendum, cast their votes, held a mock count and returned a ‘No’ vote on both amendments. They learned about the amendments but also about all aspects involved in holding a referendum and the importance of casting your vote. Well done to all of the girls on their amazing work and to their mentor, Ms Susan McGee.

Meitheal 21

Staff and students had a lovely morning in Meitheal 21 last week. They listened to three presentations from adult members and then learned some Lámh to Beyoncé’s new track, Texas holdem. Many thanks to the SNAs who travelled with the girls and to Ms Rochelle O’Sullivan for organising it.

Senior Football

Congratulations to our Senior Footballers who beat Cashel Community School in the County A semi final last week. Our girls will now play St John the Baptist school in the final. Many of the girls on this team are looking to add another Senior A t to what’s been an amazing year in Pres sport.

Community Games Swimming

Well done to all of our Pres girls who recently participated in the Community Games Swimming Competition. Emma Daye earned the gold medal in the U16 Butterfly competition, while Neasa Mockler and Leah Delahunty secured the two top spots in the Girls' U16 Freestyle and Hannah Molloy and Grace Kelly won their U16 Breaststroke competition.

1st Year Hockey

Congratulations to our 1st Years last week who had a great win over the Ursuline last week. The final score was 4-0. It was a great game with some very skilful play from both sides. Thank you to our three TYs who umpired and helped out. Well done and ‘Thank you’ to the coaches, Ms Kora Kerrane and Ms Marie Flanagan.

German Mardi Gras Masks

TY students of German made Faschingsmasken (Mardi Gras masks) during Germasn time last week. Karneval, Fasching or Fastnacht is celebrated the week before Lent starts. This is an excellent example of living and experiencing the culture – Kultut erlebt. Many thanks to the German Dpeartment for organising this fun activity for the girls.

Daffodil Day

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone in our school community, who supported Daffodil Day before the Easter break. Well done to all of our 5th Year students, who really went above and beyond in organising bake sales, a coffee morning for our senior students, selling daffodils and pins, and providing a ‘posh coffee morning’ for our staff. To say that we are super proud of you all is an understatement. Thank you to all the teachers involved and to our 6th Year LCA students, who donated the money they raised from selling decorations at Christmas time. Finally, the biggest ‘Thank You’ is reserved for Ms Margaret Finn, for putting so much time and effort into our Pres Daffodil Day. Míle, míle buíochas #presproud

HOPE Foundation

During Holy Week, twelve hard-working and selfless girls travelled with their two teachers and fifty other secondary school students, from Counties Cork and Limerick, to Kolkata with the HOPE Foundation on a schools’ immersion programme. For the last ten months, our 12 TY students had worked tirelessly and earnestly to generate as much fundraising as they could for the HOPE Foundation’s projects in Kolkata, India. The girls spent the week visiting many of the HOPE projects in the city slums, dumps and streets, where they got to see first hand how the money that they had raised is being directly used to save, care for, aid and educate street and slum children. This was an experience of a lifetime for our girls. It was a bittersweet experience seeing the incredibly poor and harsh conditions that these children live in, and yet how happy they are to be in these projects and to engage with visitors from Ireland. This trip certainly was a rollercoaster of emotions that our girls will never forget. The HOPE Foundation are doing fantastic work for the children of Kolkata, who are lucky enough to be found. Our twelve students were a credit to themselves, their parents and their families and brilliant ambassadors for our school. We are so proud of each and every one of you – you have helped to save lives! Sincere gratitude to our teachers, Ms Susan King and Ms Dearbhla Neville, who travelled with the girls and minded them.

French Exchange

Some of our 5th Year French students are over in Charles Peguy Lycée in France completing the return leg of their French exchange where they have been reunited with the French girls whom they hosted a number of weeks ago. Earlier this week, our students gave a presentation about our school in an assembly in France. Well done, girls, on flying the Thurles and Irish flags so proudly.

TY Talk

During the week, we were delighted to welcome Edel Carey and her lovely dog, Nala, to our school. Edel gave a very informative talk to our TY students about living with disability. Many thanks to Edel once again and to all in the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Edel Carey pictured with some of our TY students after giving them a talk about living with disability in Ireland.jpg

Pres Thurles TY students were greeted with a colourful 'Happy Holi' on a recent trip to one of the HOPE Foundation's projects in Kolkata. (1).jpg

Pres Thurles 5th Year students Ciara Shelly, Emily Flanagan, Ms Banana Girl and Eva Butler raising much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day..jpg

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